• Can you disable a smoke detector temporarily with a dust bag for maintenance work?

    Hot work needs to be done in a school, a four inch steel pipe needs to be cut to be specific. Is it against code to cover the nearby detector with a dust bag temporarily while the Hot Work is being performed?  My...
    last modified by xwhitney
  • Leak detection requirements for underground storage tanks.

    Are newly installed underground storage tanks  intended for fire water suppression storage required to go through a leak testing procedure prior to being put into service?
    last modified by dhauser
  • Fire Alarm

    Is there a code section that defines what the maximum distance a fire alarm cellular communicator can be from the fire alarm panel? I am aware of the smoke detector requirement.
    last modified by dashton
  • Fire safety Standards, documents or guidelines for Tobacco Industry

    Can anyone please guide me regarding any standard, guidelines or any document that is solely for fire safety regarding tobacco processing industries.?
    created by saroosh.khan
  • Is "Hypermarket" considered as Storage for fire protection system ?

    Hypermarket Look Like This     
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  • Precedence in the Event of Conflicts Between Applicable Codes

    I have two questions: 1.  In the event that a general industry Code includes within its scope a specialty application that is addressed by another applicable Code written specifically for that application, and t...
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  • que equipo se adecua a una cámara frigorifica?

    Que equipos podría instalar en una cámara frigorífica para detección y extinsion de incendio?
    last modified by kaltechss
  • silencing a fire alarm

    Can a fire alarm be silenced by healthcare facility staff if an alarm station was pulled by mistake? or Does the healthcare facility have to wait for the fire department official to arrive and silence?
  • Explanation Of NFPA 13 A.

    Can anyone offer a better explanation of this entry?   "NFPA13 A. Ceiling features in unobstructed construction that are protected by sprinklers in the lower ceiling elevation when the higher ceiling ele...
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  • Water spray deluge system for LPG truck parking

    We have an LPG station with a parking shed (open with steel canopy) where the LPG truck will be parked during the gas refilling of underground tanks. Kindly confirm whether we need to provide a water spray deluge syst...
    last modified by suhaskurikkal
  • Interconnecting gas leak detection with deluge valve in LPG sytems

    Do we need to intercennect the gas leak detection panel with the deluge valve solenoid valve in the case of water spray deluge system for LPG tanks & equipment. Kindly note that our tanks are buried and deluge sys...
    last modified by suhaskurikkal
  • Fire Detectors in Hyperbaric Chambers

    In a standard if a subordinate paragraph conflicts with a superior paragraph, which paragraph governs?   For example:  In NFPA 99-2015, Para appears to conflict with Para, which one...
    last modified by 158894
  • How to Calc. Standpipes to find residual pressures?

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  • UL Listed pipe

    Hi, Is it necessary for the Fire sprinkler black steel pipes to be UL listed although it is conforming with ASTM A53 standard as per NFPA 13 If the answer is yes, in which code can I find such information? ...
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  • Change in Occupancy (NFPA 101)

    I am trying to get to the bottom of an construction issue and was hoping to get some help.  Background This is occurring in a jurisdiction that has adopted NFPA 1 and 101. Significant construction project in whic...
    last modified by ffz290
  • DMP New Panel Install

    We have 19 buildings in HOA, 4 units in each building for a total of 76 units.  30 year old fire panels need to be replaced and considering using DMP  XR150FC Fire Control Panel, 630F Remote Annunciator, 263...
    last modified by tania.gire
  • PVC pipe on standpipe system

    Good day all, What is your experience using PVC SCH40 pipe on standpipe systems? eg for hose reels? Although NFPA 14 does not reject it's use, I am concerned about its heat resistance.    Thanking you in ...
    last modified by kavir
  • define section 605 in 2015 international fire code

    I'm installing a interactive solar photovoltaic sysyem 53.460 kWpdc Winston-Salem North Carolina   Fire Plan reviewer is requiring a center-line axis in both axes of the roof. 605. (2) I fully understan...
    last modified by jetchells
  • NFPA 211 "Qualified Agency" question

    According to NFPA 211 Qualified Agency is any individual or company that is engaged in connection venting repair, installation, service .....and has experience in such work.  Does that person need a specific cert...
    created by talibensenior3
  • Who can do maintenance?

    Isn't there a reg that allows for property managers and engineers to perform maintenance on their own systems?  Obviously we understand inspections, etc. must be done by licensed personnel...
    last modified by javenmarg