http://www.nfpa.org/publicColumn.asp?categoryID=2463&itemID=55626&src=NFPAJournalThe 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.