• 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 ...
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  • Video: NFPA's Guy Colonna discusses ammonium nitrate safety after Beirut explosion

      Yesterday's explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, has left at least 100 people dead and thousands more injured. Multiple news sources are now saying the blast, which could be heard from 150 miles away, was due to larg...
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    created by averzoni
  • Number of chamber in vertical storage tanks

    Hello. A customer of mine is asking me to increase the number of foam chamber in a vertical storage tank, using 4 foam chambers instead of 2 required per NFPA 11 and the manufacturer recommendation, using the same tot...
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  • NEC 2020 not available in PDF!

    It is extremely disappointing that unlike NEC 2017 and its handbook, the NEC 2020 edition and its handbook are not available in PDF format that you can store on your computer as a digital resource and access it a...
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  • Technical Background of the fire pump test

    Hi, I'm looking for the technical background of the annul test condition of the fire pumps. Especially, Why do I need to do the fire pump test under 150% of the rated capacity flow. If someone has the information ab...
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  • Clarification of NFPA 13R 6.6.5.1

    All, I am trying to determine how this is applied to an Apartment Building. It doesn't show up in the Appendix? Am I correct in saying it only applies where Exterior Balconies, Exterior Decks and Ground Floor Patios...
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  • August wildfire potential outlook reminds us to stay prepared

    On August 1st the National Interagency Fire Center’s (NIFC’s) Predictive Services issued their newest National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook for August, September, October, and Nove...
  • New NFPA LiNK will provide situation-based code information and insights across any device

      NFPA LiNK, a new digital content on demand platform, was introduced during a virtual product reveal today. NFPA LiNK is designed to deliver intuitive, seamless, code-based information to those responsible fo...
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  • Link

    I can see how Link can be useful, but I'm not looking for references in the field as a fire AHJ and/or engineer. This would seem to cause more problems than it solves for individuals in the field. It sounds great for ...
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    created by trirussell
  • 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...
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  • NFPA 13R Expert Required

    NFPA 13R Expert Required I have a project that requires an expert in the implementation details NFPA 13R compliant water-based fire sprinkler systems installed in the attics of condominiums and apartments. Complying ...
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  • UL555 listed dampers - smoke migration around the outside of smoke, and/or fire rated dampers

    Compare two 1' x 1' fire dampers. One is German made: Category:Trox 90 minute fire damper 1' x 1' - Wikimedia Commons  and one is domestic: Category:UL555 qualified 3h smoke and fire damper - Wikimedia Commons...
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    created by ahering
  • Second Draft Reports for NFPA Standards in the Fall 2020 revision cycle are available

    The Second Draft Reports for NFPA Standards in the Fall 2020 revision cycle are available with a deadline to submit a Notice of Intent to Make a Motion (NITMAM) of August 27, 2020.   These proposed NFPA Standard...
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  • 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...
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  • #101Wednesdays: NFPA 101 and hazardous areas

    You’ll sometimes hear users of the Life Safety Code refer to hazardous areas, protection from hazards, special hazards, and other variations on the same theme. So what exactly is a hazardous area and what s...
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  • 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. ...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • Add these 3 videos to your community’s next online gathering

    COVID-19 has made in-person meetings difficult, but that doesn’t have to stop your educational outreach with fellow residents.  Move those gatherings with your neighbors online with these three quick videos...
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  • Add these 3 "Immediate Zone" resources to your community’s next online gathering

    COVID-19 has made in-person meetings difficult, but that doesn’t have to stop your educational outreach with fellow residents.  Move those gatherings with your neighbors online with these three “immed...
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