• 2013-2016 Edition NFPA 13: (3)

    We have a Type 3 construction of a retrofit of 100 year old assembly building with concealed space below the 1st floor that meets all the requirements of The AHJ has questioned us, What is (3) Tight Construc...
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  • NFPA-13

    HI, I want to learn about NFPA-13 just about design of sprinkler system. plez help me
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  • Improve your home's wildfire safety in less than 60 minutes: Decks

    Like many of you, I live in an area with high potential for wildfires.  With spring officially here, we are starting to see temperatures rise, the lingering snow melt, showing us all the work we have to do to pre...
  • 2013-2016 Edition, NFPA 13: (3)

    We have a Type 3 construction of a retrofit of 100 year old assembly building with concealed space below the 1st floor that meets all the requirements of The AHJ has questioned us, What is (3) Tight Construc...
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  • NFPA Urges Added Caution around Home Fire Safety during COVID-19 Pandemic

      As the public largely remains at home in response to COVID-19, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is urging everyone to use added caution around home fire safety.   Cooking, heating, and ele...
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  • Horizontal Fire Curtain (State of Florida)

    Hello,   We are renovating a mixed use R-2 & B Existing Residence Hall.  Building is Fully sprinklered and Type IIB Construction.  A remodel of the two-story central space(Levels Ground & 1) wh...
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  • Is a Refuge Area required in a 2 story school?

    I need information on requirements for refuge communications/communicators in two story schools.  My NFPA Handbook 2019 p. 711 at the top of the page references Communications Systems for Life Safety in Schools....
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  • New NFPA Newsletter Delivers Personalized Content to Readers

    In my recent NFPA Journal columns and in the many engaging conversations I have had with people around the world, I have talked about how NFPA continues to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of our diverse glo...
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  • Question concerning HRC1/2 PPE

    Looking to replace our current arc flash equipment and I am wondering if long coats (lab coats) and leggings are a viable replacement to the coveralls in a HRC1 or HRC2 environment.  
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  • Necesito una Bomba hidraulica para Prueba Hidrostatica de Red Contra Incendio (red de Hidrante), alguna marca o modelo Listada????

    Que bombas listadas hay???Fire Protection Systems
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  • CMDA Storage Sprinklers

    As per NFPA 13-2019 chapter for design densities between 0.2 to 0.34 gpm  CMDA sprinklers with K-8.0 or greater can be used. However, in the market from my research, there are no  listed CMDA spri...
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  • Mechanical duct -floor penetration

    All, I am working on a 3 story building. 3rd story is a attic with metal deck as its floor. But it is accessible and has general storage. I have a mechanical duct which penetrates the attic-metal deck floor and the 2...
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  • LV control  panel primary and secondary  fusing

    In low voltage control panels ( typically 120 VAC PLC panels )  how can the code be correctly applied for fusing from a control transformer to loads such as electronic modules.  One main fuse from the line s...
    created by jz2018
  • NFPA Policy Institute and Others Urge Government Officials to Prioritize Responder Access to PPE and COVID-19 Testing

    With Friday’s passage of the CARE Act, over $150 billion will soon be available to help states and municipalities with immediate needs related to the coronavirus. Of these needs, one of the most acute is for per...
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  • Free webinar on “Fuel Load Survey Methodology in Buildings”

    Free webinar on “Fuel Load Survey Methodology in Buildings” When: Thursday, April 2, 2020, 12:30-2:00 pm ET. Presenters: Dr. Negar Elhami-Khorasani, The State University of New York Buffalo, and Dr. Thomas...
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  • Residential Appliances in Business/Assembly Occupancy

    Can residential appliances like an electric range or wall oven be installed in a resident activity/craft kitchen of a building with a business or assembly occupancy without needing to meet NFPA 96 for Commercial ...
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  • Fire services responding to COVID-19 see wildfire on the horizon

    Meghan Housewright, Director of NFPA’s Fire & Life Safety Policy Institute, has a great blog about the impacts of COVID-19 response on local fire department readiness and available PPE equipment.  As sh...
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  • Deactivating Fan Coil Unit in case of fire 

    as we know per code we should shut down any fans having a capacity in excess of 2000 ft3/min (57 m3/min)  my question for fan coil unit with air duct which is serving to locations which might be transfer th...
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  • Convienince Openings

    Can any one gives me example for Convenience Openings as I cannot understand/ differentiate it from the communicating spaces....for ex, if I have a study room that has an inner floor opening to the  the living ro...
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  • False ceiling (Concealed spaces) Flow requirements

    I'm designing a sprinkler system in a ceiling area. I've decided to place sprinklers under and above the ceiling since the ceiling itself is combustible and there are also all electrical and HVAC installations. Are th...
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