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imostafamagdy
Click to view contentI'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 classification?
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hamad.koroni
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 structure. NFPA 70 required minimum 3 hour fire rated enclosure and permitted to reduce it to 1 hour if the room provided with automatic sprinkler, water… (Show more)
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gharrington
Click to view contentYou’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 sort of protection does it need? The answer, as in the majority of cases when we’re talking about codes, is: “It depends.” Remember that NFPA… (Show more)
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debbiebaio
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 Standards with Second Draft Reports in the Fall 2020 revision cycle are as follows:   NFPA 11, Standard for Low-, Medium-, and High-Expansion… (Show more)
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michelesteinberg
Click to view contentUSAA members who carry homeowners insurance policies in Idaho, Montana, Washington, and Wyoming join their counterparts in seven other states where living in a recognized Firewise USA site makes them eligible for an insurance premium discount.   **UPDATE July 28, 2020**  According to USAA, there has been an unforeseen delay in the effective date… (Show more)
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stsang
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. Can a chemical fume hood be connected to a regular lab exhaust system ? Thank you.
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drboblewis
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 with the requirement that attics having these systems installed be maintained at 40 degrees F or above or apply an insulated tent… (Show more)
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peter@dwan.ca
The SFPE Handbook and various vendors advise that subsurface injection of foam is not recommended for internal, floating roof tanks.  Are there any studies or incidents that support this position? Thanks
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