Fred Durso

NFPA Journal offers a primer on alarm and sprinkler requirements in industrial occupancies

Blog Post created by Fred Durso Employee on Mar 26, 2012

http://www.nfpa.org/publicColumn.asp?categoryID=2463&itemID=55626&src=NFPAJournalIndustrial occupanciesThe March/April issue of NFPA Journal delves into the unique aspects of alarm and sprinkler requirements in industrial occupancies. As discussed by columnist Wayne Moore, these settings frequently store hazardous materials or use them in manufacturing operations, prompting the use of specific NFPA codes and standards, including NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®.

Here's a few words from Moore's column:

Code requirements for industrial occupancy fire alarm  systems are straightforward. However, the monitoring and additional  supervision requirements of the fire alarm and automatic sprinkler  systems mandated by some insurers could surprise designers and  installers, who must take care when determining the extent of the fire  alarm system design and its operation.

For the entire column, read the latest edition of NFPA Journal.

-Fred Durso, Jr.

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