Fire Protection Systems

  • David R. Storm


Every analysis of fire protection and prevention, whether it be a winery or fireworks factory, has two main objectives in common:
  1. 1.

    safety for the occupants of the building

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    protection for the building and contents from fire damage or total loss

Urban wineries have the same problems as wineries located at rural sites, but with the former, the solutions are considerably less complex and less costly. Only the rural winery setting will be discussed in this chapter, although the statutory requirements are the same for both rural and urban locations. The winery structure must be planned and detailed by the winery architect to meet Building Code and Uniform Fire Code requirements. The building designer cannot make a winery completely inflammable or fireproof, but he/she can, with judicious selection of construction materials and the control of draft and ventilation within the building envelope, reduce the risk of catastrophic fire and prevent its spread, should one occur. Multiple-option egress points should be detailed by the architect and approved by the local building official or fire protection agency representative.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David R. Storm
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  1. 1.Storm Engineering, Inc.USA

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