Are newly installed underground storage tanks intended for fire water suppression storage required to go through a leak testing procedure prior to being put into service?
The history of innovation is full of examples that cause unwanted damage. As cultural theorist Paul Virilio said: "When you invent the ship, you also invent the shipwreck." Fortunately it has not been the case of smoke alarms, but be careful, if they do not evolve, we run risks and will stop fulfilling their function correctly, because today we…
""Photoelectric sensors, no matter how technological they are, operate in a range of -10 º C (14ºF) to 50ºC (122ºF).""" """Photoelectric smoke alarms These types of detectors typically respond better to smoldering fires—essentially those that begin with a long period of smoldering. Photoelectric alarms work using a photoelectric sensor and a light…
Greetings to everyone, I have a question: In my company we have LPG storage spheres, these have their own water spray protection system in case of nearby fire. Now the AHJ says that it is necessary to install fire protection to the above-ground piping located inside of the spheres dikes (this piping carries the fire water to the mentioned… Show more
Hi, if I am correct, my commercial smoker ( which is kept outside) needs to be 10 feet from any wood structure. Could a barrier be installed in front of the wood structure which would allow the smoker to be closer to the building? Thanks, Paul Van Lanen, owner, Paul's Boneyard BBQ
Will it be in a covered area like this::: Google Image Result for https://stories.yeti.com/sites/default/files/product/action/ambassador-aaron-franklin-product-14… I should have asked what are you trying to keep[ it ten feet away from, your main restaurant building?? Ten feet is not that much, especially when something goes wrong. …
Special thanks to Val Ziavras, Fire Protection Engineer at NFPA and Staff Liaison to the Fire Code Technical Committee, for writing this week’s Fire Code Fridays blog. A recent viral video has been causing some serious problems in Massachusetts this week and is now gaining national attention. The so-called “outlet challenge” started as a… Show more
Meeeeh, that subject has been beat to death. It doesn't matter how many receptacle outlets are on a circuit. It all has to do with the load that is being drawn at that particular point. I could have 100 power taps plugged into each other. If I only plug in one lamp, it's fine. It becomes dangerous when the load exceeds the rating of the tap,…
Does NFPA 101 permit the use of quarter landings (landings in L shaped stairs) in escape stairways? I'm reviewing an architectural layout which needs to comply with NFPA 101 and the architect has done something unusual with the stairs. Instead of the usual half landings which turn pedestrian traffic 180 degrees, he is using two quarter… Show more
"Refusing to approve plans based upon a non-existent restriction would not get you very far in my town." I wouldn't say my town is any different, but how this was approached may be? A discussion with the architect may reveal there is enough room for an addition 6 to 11 inches in one direction? While these codes are set texts that we are often…
I am undertaking an experimental study regarding oxygen-enrichment in a room due to a potential oxygen leak to determine the need to install oxygen monitors or not. NFPA 53 defines an oxygen-enriched atmosphere as an atmosphere in which the concentration of oxygen exceeds 21% by volume, BUT...for how long? Does anyone know of a study, code,… Show more
Hot work needs to be done in a school, a four inch steel pipe needs to be cut to be specific. Is it against code to cover the nearby detector with a dust bag temporarily while the Hot Work is being performed? My state uses NFPA 101 2015 Edition. Thanks!
Here is what the 2015 NFPA 101 has to say: 4.6.10 Construction, Repair, and Improvement Operations. 188.8.131.52* Buildings, or portions of buildings, shall be permitted to be occupied during construction, repair, alterations, or additions only where required means of egress and required fire protection features are in place and continuously…
I am going to design a flame detector in a chemical store so any one give me NFPA raferance.
Hi, what are the requirements for venting a barbecue smoker? The smokers would be outside and used for a Barbecue business. thanks, Paul Van Lanen
What are the frequencies of testing deluge systems for transformers? Mainly the full trip test? If you can produce a chart just for deluge systems that would be great! Thanks
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