What is the suitable fire alarm (initiating device) for saunas, steam rooms and spas.
Does double duty,
Controls the fire
Sets of the fire alarm system, when it activates.
About the only cheap option is a heat detector, which a sprinkler is.
If the occupancy requirements in NFPA 101, Life Safety Code does not require automatic initiation of the fire alarm by fire detection system in the spa, installing nothing would my best choice as the environment is not suitable.
Look at the fire alarm system requirements in the subsection _.3.4 of the occupancy chapters and the core code section 9.6.1.
A manual means to initiate the fire alarm is most likely required if the occupancy requires a fire alarm system.
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Never use an electronic device on that area, as Milton Werner says dont install anything unless it is recomanded or mandatory, In that case find the way to install pure mecanical devices like linear heat cable or something similar.
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