I have a 6 floors new residential building ( about 22 m height and 800 m2 area ), with four aparments per floor. it will be very difficult from the owner side to install sprinkler system. Is there any chance/code reference to avoid sprinkler system within this building, consdering stand pipe and fire extinguishers only?
As you see on the drawing, 'The Operation center' is an open from 1st floor to 2nd floor. (It shares one ceiling of 2nd floor, There's no ceiling on 1st floor) In this situation, where should the sprinkler pipe be connected to? is it okay to connect the sprinkler pipe to the 2nd floor's floor control valve? or must be connected to 1st floor?3… Show more
we have a client that cannot meet the 10 pipe diameter horizontally on suction side of their fire pump, reason to failed fire pump performance test. We're planning to rerouting the pipe going to upward and then downward vertically just to satisfy the 10 pipe diameter but the set-up of pump is flooded suction. what would be your recommendation or… Show more
Dear Sirs. Please advise. What is the minimum area of Electrical room required Clean Agent protection system? Please confirm the NFPA clause refers to the above.
Our jurisdiction requires the bonding of metallic Babyguard fencing posts within five feet of the pool's water's edge. We consider the posts as fixed, not permanent but fixed in place as installed into the pool deck with fiberglass sleeves. We consider this comparable to metal window frames installed in a wall within the five foot distance. We do… Show more
Hello Chuck, I can sense your conviction. I agree with you, that point of bonding is to reduce voltage gradients in the pool area. My advice is - that I think that you need to make an argument that there can be voltage gradients in the pool area on the metal fence, even though the attachment points are completely isolated from the pool deck. …
We have a 4160V wye system that is grounded via a high resistance ground system and we are trying to determine the insulation level of the phase conductors. We’ve referred to Table 310.104(E) but it doesn’t give any mention to 5kV cable above 100% insulation level. Note 1 (100 percent insulation level) says: “Cables in this category shall… Show more
Dear my colleagues, I'm new to prepare for CFPS exam. My question: do i need to study by deeply reading all the content for CFPS exam from Fire Protection Handbook or only to know perfectly the technique of quickly searching in the handbook during the exam?
I have taken and passed over 10 certification exams for the ICC and NFPA. The information from NFPA was invaluable to gain the general knowledge of the information contained in its codes and standards. When I took the exams there was not enough time to look up every answer in the books. I first went through the whole exam and answer the…