• Fire Door Inspection Frequency - Periodic

    I am looking to find what frequency people are inspecting their fire doors (swinging man doors and overhead rolling doors).  NFPA 80 states periodic inspections not less than annual.  What are people seeing ...
    last modified by jwmorris
  • about NFPA 13

    Hello Sir or Ma'm,   Please find below the above-below sprinkler connection detail on site. My client has rejected this application according to NFPA 13 Please tell me my application is correct or not?
    last modified by mekara28
  • Purging a Vessel

    A client of ours wants to purge out of service an anaerobic digester.  This vessel is 180,000 ft^3.  Previous purge plans I've been a part of reference NFPA 56, regarding piping systems.  Is there ...
    last modified by riley.eklund
  • Does anyone use a Fire Inspection Software for building inspections?

    My facility has in house Sprinkler, Extinguisher, Fire Door, Fire Pump, Fire Alarm, ETC.. testing that at the moment we print off our reports on MIcrosoft Word document and bring with us then come back to the office t...
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  • NFPA 82-19

    NFPA 82-2019 edition   Trash and linen chutes Chute venting. A waste or linen chute shall extend (full size) at least 0.92 M (3 ft) above the roof of a building of Type II-000, Type, III, Type I...
    last modified by ken.brouillette
  • about NFPA 13

    Hello Sir or Ma'm,   Please find below the above-below sprinkler connection detail on site. My client has rejected this application according to NFPA 13 Please tell me my application is correct or not?
    created by mekara28
  • Do the relief valves on nitrous oxide and oxygen headers in dental offices have to be piped to the outside per the 2018 NFPA 99?

    Section of the 2018 NFPA 99 prohibits medical gases from being installed in category 3 dental offices. Chapter 15 does not require the relief to be piped to the outside in category 2 but does not allow the t...
    last modified by michael.rodgers
  • electric smoker oven requirements

    Does an electric smoker oven that uses a small quantity of wood for flavouring enhancement need to comply with chapter 14 Napa 96 that deals with solid fuel cooking operations?
    last modified by john.bosyj
  • Prison Power Shut Down

    Who is qualified to shut down critical operations power systems at a prison in Calfornia?
    last modified by jeffreborn
  • NFPA Code of Construction

    I am looking for guidance on whether sites are held to current year NFPA codes or the "code of construction" like one would be with B31.1.    How would one find the NFPA code during the year of construction...
    last modified by robert.auer
  • When are Brass/Bronze pipes allowed in NFPA 99?

    Greetings,   I have been reading the NFPA 99 2018 edition. It is my understanding that, after 1993, only a specific type of seamless copper tubing and copper fittings are allowed for Medical Air Systems. However...
    last modified by joan.mechanical
  • storage of ashphalt shingles

    What is the height and width for the storage of shingles? They have a huge pile of shingles over 100 ft. They take an shred the material.
    last modified by myrick
  • NFPA chapter 15? What does it mean?

    I have a question about one of the most mysterious codes of all apparently. NFPA 1 chapter 15. Now it seems pretty straight forward but, why does anyone I ask give me a blank stare and say huh. And one answer I was gi...
    last modified by seashift
  • Occupancy Changes and Emergency Declarations

    During the current national emergency, and the push to create spaces for patients, how does NFPA 99 and NFPA 101 relate to occupancy changes? Specifically, if a hospital wants to use a hotel for patients, would the ho...
    last modified by joslinr
  • Required Inspections Essential Work

    Are code required tests, repairs to restore impairments and inspections, still required to be completed on time during government imposed shelter in place orders?    For example where a hospital or restaura...
    last modified by bk1
  • Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer (FRP) materials equivalent to non-combustible material?

    While Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer (FRP) materials have an excellent fire resistance rating under ASTM and UL tests, it is not classified as non-combustible under ASTM E136.   NFPA 130, 101 definition of Non-c...
    last modified by yunlongliu
  • 34 Dead in "Sleep Over" Diving Boat Fire

    What NFPA  standard (if any) covers sleep over scuba boats or like boats? If not NFPA what US government standard(s) would apply to these types of boats (Coast Guard)?
    last modified by tvanhooser
  • LN2 Storage Room - Mech Exhaust Shutdown

    Section 6.17 of NFPA 55 (2020 edition) requires mechanical exhaust ventilation for indoor storage and use areas and storage buildings for compressed gases and cryogenic fluids. Subsection requires shutoff con...
    created by twright00
  • C1D1 Ventilation

    Where can I find the ventilation/air exchange requirements for C1D1 rooms?  Is there a standard?  Under what code is it?
    last modified by 1502smith
  • Does my industrial enclosure require a door interlock to prevent the non-diconnect door from closing?

    We have a machine with a 2-door enclosure (Saginaw Control Engineering SCE-306012WFLP) with a through-door rotary disconnect (Allen Bradley 194R- 194R-J30-1753, 194R-N2,  194R-PYT). The right side door has ...
    last modified by jwflaherty