• main lug sub-panel

    main lug subpanel  I was working on a 200 amp panel and I came across a sub-panel 8 space 8 circuit maxed out  that has an overcurrent protection 2 pole 30 amp with a 10/3wire  the 200 amp is maxed ou...
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  • Application of intumescent paint to structural elements

    A client of ours proposed an alternative for passive protection system on stair enclosures by applying intumescent paint to beams and columns surrounding the enclosures. However, the intumescent paint was applied only...
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  • Checklist Helps Electricians Assess Whether to Repair or Replace Electrical Systems Damaged from a Hurricane or Other Natural Disaster

    With the start of hurricane season in June, building owners and managers of industrial and commercial facilities are facing the daunting process of disaster recovery. When electrical systems are damaged in a natural o...
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  • Pedestrian Footbridge- NFPA requirements

    Have a pedestrian footbridge crossing the highway road and am looking for the NFPA code that tells the fire and life safety requirements for this kind of facility?  The footbridge is an above-ground structu...
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  • Amp reading access in a fire pump panel

    There is a local inspection company that has told several clients they need a new electrical fire pump panel because they would have to open it to get amp readings.  they are writing it up as a violation.  I...
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  • 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 ...
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  • Firewise group recognized for being a stronger, sustainable, and empowered community

    The well-earned recognition for the local accomplishments of Firewise communities knows no borders.  This rang true once again as the Beacon Road Firewise community in Dorset, United Kingdom, recently received th...
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  • Gasoline tank Occupancy group?

    Looking for the Occupancy group number for a Gasoline tank 1000 gallons store in a free standing structure with 4 walls and a roof system, made of concrete block walls. this question came out from the fire department ...
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  • 2nd Means Of Escape

    2nd Means Of Escape   A client is asking us if he can eliminate a door that is in his kitchen.   Here's some info:  -Building Built in 1979 -7 Story Building -3rd floor unit -2 Bedroom unit&#...
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  • 13 or 13R

    Constantly get multi family / Hotels etc and architects calling for NFPA 13 instead of 13R often finding out that it only needed 13R and it seems the architects are applying 13 as a ways to cover their selves. I reali...
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  • Fire Pump replacement

    In my city a hospital equipped with a fire pump has decided to replace the existing pump "voluntarily" because it is approaching it's end of life (their words). The question is when replacing this pump should they be ...
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  • 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 Announces “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” as Theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2020 as Cooking Remains Leading Cause of Home Fires

      NFPA has announced “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2020. NFPA’s focus on cooking fire safety comes in response to home cooking fires...
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  • NFPA 2001 ¿What would be my correction factor if my equivalent altitude is over 14,000 ft?

    In Chapter 5 in NFPA 2001, edition 2018  There is a table, Table 5.5.3.3 Atmospheric Correction Factors.   ¿What would be my correction factor if my equivalent altitude is over 14,000 ft? ...
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  • Honor wildfire safety champs: 2021 Wildfire Mitigation Awards nomination process open now!

    With more and more amazing wildfire risk reduction and preparedness happening across the country, it’s only fitting that the partners establishing the Wildfire Mitigation Awards are opening the nominations proce...
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  • CAR STACKERS

    I just want to clarify what is the reason for including car stackers in NFPA13 2016 edition to be in Extra Hazard Group 2?
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  • NFPA-30-Extract- Clarification required

    NFPA-30 EXTRACT
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  • RED HUMEDA - COLOR TUBERIAS

    BUENOS DIAS, EN ALGUNA NORMA NFPA INDICA LA OBLIGATORIEDAD DE PINTAR LAS TUBERIAS DE LA RED DE AGUA CONTRA INCENDIOS DE COLOR ROJO ?
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  • fm200 and inert gas systems discharge test (concentration test)

    is a discharge test  requested for the fm200 and inert gas system?
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  • Clause 10.2.1.4, NFPA 58

    Clause 10.2.1.4, NFPA 58 Any space beneath the floor shall be solid fill, or the perimeter of the space shall be left entirely unenclosed   I am looking for some clarification on this clause and how it rela...
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