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Use of NFPA 80A for transformer protection

Question asked by pothier.celine on Feb 5, 2019
Latest reply on Feb 27, 2019 by Steve Benton

Good day,

 

We are looking into protecting a building from a transformer (power generation facility) that is located within 6 meters from the building. The equipment surrounding the transformer is preventing us from installing a firewall that would protect the building from a transformer fire and a sprinkler system that would mitigate this risk. The building wall is made from a 2-hour construction layout and the openings would be relocated away from the facing wall to assure that there is no risk related to these.

 

My question is ; would you suggest protecting the building using the NFPA 80A guidelines? If so, what would be the density usage for this application? 0.25GPM/sq.ft.

 

 

Thank you for your support.

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