This class shows how an extension to Revit software can calculate a fire sprinkler system inside of Revit MEP software. You will learn what additional parameters, such as minimum pressure and water density, you must set at the sprinkler to enable the performance of calculations. The structure of the network has no limits (gridded and looped), and we will show how to define the active area. You will learn how to optimize the network through changing diameters and changing a tree-typed network to a looped one. The calculation is done with the Hazen-Williams formula (or the Darcy-Weisbach formula) according to the rules of the National Fire Protection Association, FM Global, VdS, and others. The result is the minimum pressure and water flow at the pump. You will see how you can show the pressure loss, the water flow, and other elements in a graphic, colored form in Revit software. You can also print the result in a table form.
- Learn how to design a sprinkler network in Revit software
- Learn how to define necessary parameters for the hydraulic calculation
- Learn how to perform the hydraulic calculation of sprinkler networks
- Learn how to optimize the sprinkler network
Reinhard is from Austria and studied computer science at the Technical University, Vienna. He has been the general manager for the company IDAT since 1990. His technical know-how is in the precast industry.