I thought that I would open up a discussion where viewers of this thread could share what they perceive to be the greatest electrical safety concern that they encounter or perhaps the most frustrating electrical safety issue that never seems to get resolved. Having been in the electrical field some 37 years I can say with great confidence that… Show more
Is it Nfpa 13 code for dry systems that the couplings have a flush type gasket? In the 2010 edition it states the coupling and gasket shall be listed but I can not find anything stating the type of gasket to be used.
Exhibit 18/19.17 shows an example that if a business occupancy is below a healthcare floor, the smoke barrier needs to extend through the floor below. However 184.108.40.206 commentary says that smoke barriers are only required in existing healthcare if there are sleeping rooms and treatment areas do not require the 22.5KSF compartmentalization. Does… Show more
Is anyone using VOIP phone lines to transmit contact ID signals from a fire alarm panel to a central station? The fire alarm panel that is being used is a NFS2-3030 with a UDACT-2. Notifier tech support has stated they do not have a communicator that can utilize VOIP phone lines. I have read several articles stating that you cannot use VOIP to… Show more
Hello, I am looking to lease a building in Duval County, FL. This building does not have an existing Fire Sprinkler System. Is this a requirement in Florida? What is the code? Do insurance companies require a system?
5 Year Reassessment Due--If there are no changes in the electrical system distribution from Utility provider to end user. No new equipment, single-lines remain the same, available fault current from Utility provider remains the same and the existing labeling meets all the requirements of 130.5 (H) 2018 Edition. QUESTION 1-- does the equipment… Show more
Robert, I would say that from your comments in your question about checking on the available fault current from the utility, the fact that nothing has changed in the plant, etc., you have basically performed the 5 year reassessment. I would just document all that you have done and checked on and keep this document with the original documentation…
The question: NFPA 1221 4.5.2, The communications center and spaces adjoining the communications center shall be provided with an automatic fire detection, alarm, and notification system in accordance with NFPA 72. 1) Does this citation indicate a requirement for an automatic fire detection, alarm, and notification system, IAW NFPA 72 for… Show more