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cakloiber
Good evening all!    NFPA 110, Article 5.6.5.6 mentions that a remote stop switch is necessary for generators.  Does anyone know if this switch has to be a physical one or can it be an electronic one?  Our site has one on a user interface screen, but not a physical, mechanical button.  Just want to get a feel for interpretation of the code on… (Show more)
in Electrical
yvaliente
What is the code for healthcare facilities getting a new generator for the fuel supply for the generator.  Is it 72 hours?  Please cite the reg.  Thanks
in Emergency Response
mr.kc.collins
how do I determine PPE catagory requirements if worker is in panel, one side of panel has  240v (or less,) and on other side of same panel is live 480, however no work is to be done to the 480v side, only on the 240v or less side? is it required CAT 2 because of breaking the plane with 480 although there is no work to be done with 480v( sometimes… (Show more)
in Industrial Hazards
yvaliente
2 Questions for new long term care unit 1.  Hand Rails in hallway:  Are the measurements taken from wall to wall or from the end of the hand rail to handrail?  If we have an 8 ft hallway, do the hand rails count as an obstruction?   2.  For patient rooms in a fire compartment...do the doors also have to be smoke proof for the patient rooms?  Our… (Show more)
in Building & Life Safety
jonathan.g.murray
I realize NFPA says basically 5' from floor to top of fire extinguisher.  OSHA, ADA, and every professional organization I have come across in my search say the handle must be no more than 5', and they provide pictures.    Here's OSHA: Emergency Standards | Portable Fire Extinguishers - Extinguisher Placement and Spacing | Occupational Safety… (Show more)
in Fire Protection Systems
flowergurl
In this community, I am sure there is an expert in our mist who can answer a question about an aging AFFF fire suppression system.    My question:  Is there a life cycle on a AFFF fire suppression system?     At this point, I am not sure the age of the system but the system has had regular ITM.  I appreciate any help or direction of where I can… (Show more)
in Industrial Hazards
yousuf
NFPA recommends sprinklers in all the areas including Operation Theaters.   Our experience is that sprinklers should not be provided in OTs as few accidents have happened where sprinklers were energized / leaked due to some problem, during the operation. The result was detrimental for the patient.   We have started specifying the Energen… (Show more)
in Fire Protection Systems
dmedixonmoreno10
The gaskets for standpipe or sprinkler fire protection water system have to be certificated as UL/FM. The NFPA indicates something about the minimum requirements for this elements?
in Fire Protection Systems
rodneymaur
NFPA 31 8.7.4 Fuel Supply and Return Piping Maximum Pressure
in Building & Life Safety
cpremus
New rooftop helipad located on a clinic type B that is new.  The clinic has an elevator shaft that is used for hospital ER type I occupancy.  The vendor performing the test for fixed foam system wants to use just water to show coverage is at least 95% and than plug the outlets and turn foam system on and collect foam discharge rate out of drain to… (Show more)
in Fire Protection Systems
sereemba
For NFPA 70B, 2010, can someone interpret for me what types of facilities this document covers? Particularly, I am investigating a fire that occurred in a small commercial establishment (4 stories with basement, maybe 5 tenants, non-living quarters) with a 120/240VAC service, having an older Square-D 400A fused main disconnect. Claimant parties… (Show more)
in Electrical
firetechinc
We have recently came across a question on whether we have to sprinkler a space that contains electric HVAC equipment for residential rooms.  We are dealing with a NFPA 13 system that contains residential living units.  We are utilizing residential heads in this area and only calculating the most demanding four sprinklers.  In order for us to be… (Show more)
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kcaponigro
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