• Food Factory Fire Protection Requirements

    For a Food factory (Juice & milk) I want to know if we have to protect complete factory with sprinkler system or only high hazard area like Raw material storage and finished product storage.  Secondly, I wan...
    created by abdulrafay80
  • Smoke Control System Requirement in Factory

    I am designing Fire protection System Food Factory. I want to know if smoke control system is required to install in it. Also what are the requirements of fire curtain in this hazard.    Appreciate the supp...
    created by abdulrafay80
  • Adding units to an Existing Apartment Building

    We have a project in the exploration phase that is asking if they can transform an unused third floor/attic space in an Existing Apartment Building without adding sprinklers. They will meet all the other requirements ...
    last modified by rfdacm02
  • Maintained or Non-Maintained Emergency Lighting System

    I am designing an emergency lighting system for a building which will function as a recreation center having a large-scale dining hall and a large-scale laundry facility. Do I select a maintained or non-main...
    last modified by nfcss
  • Electric rooms (MDB, Transformers and generator) occupancy classification

    I'm working on a conference hall project, According to NFPA 101, what is the classification of these occupancies?. Also, what is the classification of the projector and sound room, is it ancillary to predominant...
    last modified by imostafamagdy
  • School Fire Drills During Covid-19

    Hello I was wondering if there are any standards or procedure modifications for conducting fire drills to comply with covid-19 protocols for schools that are returning to campus in the fall. Thanks
    last modified by webfootmigrator
  • Exit Discharge Through Interior Building Areas

    7.7.2 Exit Discharge Through Interior Building Areas. I need assistance for understanding this part for applying it on my case, I work on an auditorium that has no direct exit discharge and all of it's exists compone...
    last modified by imostafamagdy
  • extruded polystyrene board insulation

    Hi everyone,   Can anyone advice if we can use extruded polystyrene board insulation class E as per EN 13501-1 for exterior walls behind stone cladding, if not, what is the accepted classification and ...
    last modified by amir_aladdin
  • Door and Frame Fire-Rated Labels

    If a door frame carries a 20-minute label, does the door itself have to match that, or can it exceed that?  In other words, if the frame has a 20-minute label, does the door have to also have a 20-minut...
    last modified by cpierce@sc-architects.com
  • Storage of LP cylinders with a facility

    I have an external gas line within a hospital facility and the service will be cut off to accommodate ongoing construction.  The gas line feeds a vital service within the hospital so I'm trying to devise a way to...
    last modified by christopher.ross-renwick
  • What techniques or theories(formula) have been used to create life safety codes (NFPA101)?

    I really want to know for a new study. PLZ
    last modified by kys800174

    TECHNICAL QUERY:  #FIRE HYDRANT For a project site where Fire Station is within travel distance of less than 60 seconds, do we need a private hydrant system OR can we avoid hydrant system as CIVIL DEFENSE FIRE ...
    last modified by guptarajatgupta
  • Evacuation Drills in Schools

    With regard to emergency evacuation drills in schools, has anyone come up with modifications (or have suggestions) due to COVID as we approach the new school year?  Physical distancing will be the challenge as al...
    last modified by ggroothuizen
  • Does a door that is a Non Required exit door, currently locked and label Not and Exit required to remain unobstructed

    Does a door that is currently block required to have the furniture remove. Door is label not an exit per fire marshal prior instructions. Now during current Fire inspections door was call out requiring for the fu...
    last modified by kadinarich
  • Fire Protection System Requirement for 1600 kv Oil Type Transformer

    It is understood that 1600 kv oil type transformer is considered high hazard but I can’t find code reference for fire protection system requirements. The transformer room is part of building struc...
    last modified by hamad.koroni
  • Chemical fume hood exhaust system - can we use a lab exhaust or must it be hazardous exhaust ?

    Hello experts. I am new to the field. I am involved in the general safety in a laboratory setting. I want to understand what is the difference between a regular lab exhaust system and a hazardous exhaust system. ...
    last modified by stsang
  • Wheelchair Elevator Access During Fire

    A office manager is telling their staff to allow wheelchair bound persons access to the elevator during a fire as long as office personnel inform firefighters on the egress floor. This is a non-ambulatory office build...
    last modified by jpowell
  • Egress and Emergency Lighting

    Egress Emergency Lighting - I am in a debate over the requirements for Egress and Emergency lighting in a medical clinic renovation project.  This clinic is a occupancy B facility that operates M - F from 7 am to...
    last modified by krista.scott
  • Operating Room battery powered back up lighting

    Battery powered back up lights in the Operating Room of a hospital.  We have tested our battery powered back up lights in the OR as required monthly for the past several years.  We have changed the batterie...
    last modified by rsladek
  • pressure jokcey

    How do I determine the pressure level of a cockroach pump? To maintain pressure in a fire protection pressure system. In nfpa 20 section 4.27 it is stated that pressure is needed to maintain the pressure due to leakag...
    last modified by officesup