• A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: Putting an Employee’s Life at Unnecessary Risk

    Many people miss the point of providing a workplace that is free of electrical hazards for an employee. The main point of the federal law as well as NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace is to not ...
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  • #101Wednesdays: Maintaining Fire Safety in Medical Tents

    With the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and around the world, many hospitals and health care organizations are preparing for the need for additional space for treatment, testing, triage, or quarantine. F...
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  • NFPA 1:  How COVID-19 has Highlighted Various Compliance Issues in the Fire Code, #FireCodefridays

      My family and I are here at home finishing up week 2 of our new routine of working at home together and parenting at home together.  We are navigating the challenges of balancing work calls and online mee...
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  • 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...
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  • Pressure Tank

    We are designing a sprinkler system for which we are using a pressure tank as per NFPA 13 and NFPA 22 for a water supply.  Both of these standards have a formula which calculates the tank air pressure which is re...
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  • powder paint dust collectors

    How often should I have my explosion proof dust collectors inspected for the powder paint booths   Sammy Clayton Enviromental and Safety Administrator Newton Instrument Company 111 East "A" Street Butner, NC...
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  • Plugging a UPS into another UPS or power conditioner

    Can anyone tell me if it is OK to plug a UPS into a Line Conditioner?  We have a fairly large piece of hospital lab equipment that a representative suggested we get a power conditioner to plug the UPS into. ...
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  • Pressure reading for testing new Pumps

      As per NFPA 25 Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, in Chapter 8, the 8.3.2.1.2.1 it states that if readings are above 95% of rated pump pressure, ...
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  • Flow Testing Without Pitot

    I read NFPA 291 Section 4.9 about flow testing without a pitot gauge, but I do not understand where to get the variables. Can anyone help explain the process a little better to me?
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  • Flow Testing Hydrants Without Pitot

    I read NFPA 291 Section 4.9 about flow testing without a pitot gauge, but I do not understand where to get the variables. Can anyone help explain the process a little better to me?
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  • 2013-2016 Edition NFPA 13:8.15.6.2 (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 8.15.6.2. The AHJ has questioned us, What is (3) Tight Construc...
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  • Help needed in research of an eco-friendly extinguishing agent.

    Hello dear community!   I've come here in a quest to at least lay the basis of a future research on the topic of eco-friendly firefighting foams. As you all know the typical types of firefighting foams are ...
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  • Do the ventilation requirement set forth in chapter 9 of the NFPA99 only apply to storage of gases equal to or grater than 3,000 cubic ft. at STP per section 11.3.1 of the 2015 NFPA99?

    If so the only times a 500 CFM fan would not be required is if there where at least 2 systems installed in the same room dividing the 3,000 cubic foot down so that a smaller fan could be installed for the largest head...
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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 13:8.15.6.2 (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 9.3.18.1. 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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  • NFPA 101 Section 14.3.5

    NFPA 101 2012 Section 14.3.5: This section limits non-sprinklered educational occupancy to 12,000 s.f. But it is silent on what type of fire separation to use for the fire area if the total building is more that 12,00...
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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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