we are planning to construct an academic building with occupancy 200. can anyone advise whether we need to have sprinklers , fire hose cabinets, hydrants installed as per NFPA.
in NFPA 10 under section 184.108.40.206 it makes reference to manual inspection. does this mean the owner or does it mean a certified technician. Unfortunately it is very vague and there is no definition with it either.
220.127.116.11* Fire extinguishers shall be manually inspected when initially placed in service. A.18.104.22.168 Frequency of fire extinguisher inspections should be based on the need of the area in which fire extinguishers are located. The required monthly inspection is a minimum.
The building, business owner can do the monthly inspection. Very simple, make sure pressure arrow is in green, safety pin is in place and held there by tamper indicator ( a small plastic strap the color will vary with annual inspection/maintenance ) , hose nozzle is clear of obstructions, there is no indication of dry chemical in nozzle or hose…
Is it ok to use a multipurpose household kitchen cleaner like 409, fantastic or windex on the glass bulb to remove a light coating of grease from the bulb and the frame? I've found that in commercial kitchen stove areas, restaurants, hospitals, etc, they get dirty about every 6 months or so. My concern is more that the cleaner could damage/weaken… Show more
Hoping you would get a response as this was an issue in my recent skilled nursing facility survey. No idea specific to your question. Is it possible to 'bag' the sprinkler head? I saw a previous post that indicated the head could be bagged with plastic no heavier than .003 ml or a thin paper bag. This was in reference to a room used for spray…
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Got an easy one for you. We have a question regarding the 2013 edition of NFPA 13-D and the need for clarification between section 8.3.7 that has the fire protection requirements for “Ceiling Pockets” and section 10.2 that provides installation criteria for sprinklers on the face of beams in small rooms. As stated in the requirements of 8.3.7,… Show more
I work at a paint plant that uses solvents extensively. Most of our operations occur in Class 1 Division 1 environments. We want to install a can washer and would be using a conductive solvent to clean them. The nozzle would go down in the can and the force of the stream may cause the can to rise. So I will not have a good connection to ground.… Show more
Greetings, In our facility, there is loading/unloading rack where thousands of trucks are coming per day to fill hydrocarbon product to their tanker. the rack has canopy with thickness is greater than 4.8mm (3/16 in). on top of the rack, there is a vent system to release pressurized vapor inside of the truck tanker before they fill the… Show more
ESFR 25.2K Sprinkler Protection for Class I thru IV Commodities up to and including 25' Storage for Ceilings that are less than 32' but more than 30'. Table 22.214.171.124 does not list the ESFR 25.2K Sprinkler for ceiling heights between 30' and 32', only the 14K & 16K are listed. The down side is that if they are to be used for this application… Show more
Are ceiling mounted AHUs provided inside client areas in high rise commercial buildings and Malls are required to be integrated with fire detection and alarm system to switch off the AHUs in case of fire? Whether integration required, if such ceiling mounted AHUs are in common areas, which circulates the air within the specific area where it… Show more
I am looking to see what others use as occupant load factors for individual apartments, based in NFPA, not other Codes? There was confusion that each apartment was like a single family dwelling and therefore had to meet the requirements under 126.96.36.199 (single family no more than 3 outsiders in rented rooms), but there is no tie in to this from… Show more
There is a possibility that an apartment building could be a family unit in some cultures. For example, multi-generational families living in one household were common in Mexico. While is it not common for multiple generations of American families to live together. Are the building safety codes based on prejudiced American cultures?
Im a manager of Fire/Life Safety in NYC. I was recently asked a question about fire stairs. Whats the regulations/code as far as the required fire ratings of stair cases in office buildings? where can I find this info?
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Can anyone share if there is any requirement for installation of an electric in-wall heater near a sink in a bathroom? Would it be acceptable to install next to a pedestal sink?
There is nothing in the IRC or that would prohibit an electric wall heater in the bathroom. NEC Article 424.12(B) requires the heater to be listed for damp or wet locations, so the AHJ might call that a "damp or wet location". I personally would not, but I'm not your AHJ. Please note that all fixed electric space heating equipment is required…