4 Protection Systems HFC-227ea / FM200 / FE-227 FE-25 / ECARO-25 Novec 1230 Inergen / Argonite Halon Drop-in Systems High and Low Pressure CO 2 In-cabinet Foam HI-FOG Water Mist
5 Service Systems Experience Where and When It Counts Single Point Of Contact Service Effectiveness ISO Quality Standards Available Twenty-Four / Seven
6 Net Systems Next Generation: Inspection, Testing and Maintenance System Accurate Inspections Online Access to Reports Easy to Read Reports Standard Reporting Format
8 NetREPORT Accuracy Code Compliance Inspection Accountability Standard Reporting Format Reports and Document Management
9 NetSITE All Documentation Online Inspection Reports Proposals / Pricing Failure Trend Reports Invoices System Drawings Project Documentation Owner s Manuals
12 NFPA Edition 9 Technical Committees 300 committee members Report on Proposals 718 proposals Report on Comments 627 comments In my opinion, NFPA has the most improvements I have seen over the last three cycles of the Code development. We were able to include current research in almost every chapter of the Code. - Wayne D. Moore, P.E., FSFPE, CFPS, SET Chairman NFPA 72 Technical Correlating Committee
13 NFPA Edition Chapter Chapter Title 1 Administration 2 Reference Publications 3 Definitions 4 Fundamentals 5 Initiating Devices 6 Protected Premises Fire Alarm 7 Notification Appliances 8 Supervising Station 9 Public Fire Reporting 10 Inspection, Testing and Maintenance 11 Household Fire Warning
14 Chapter 4: Fundamentals Smoke Detector above FACP Modified the existing requirement NAC and Secondary (networked) panels also Exception: Fully sprinklered building 4.4.5* Protection of Fire Alarm System. In areas that are not continuously occupied, automatic smoke detection shall be provided at the location of each fire alarm control unit(s), notification appliance circuit power extenders, and supervising station transmitting equipment to provide notification of fire at that location. Exception No. 1: Where ambient conditions prohibit installation of automatic smoke detection, automatic heat detection shall be permitted. Exception No. 2: Fully sprinklered buildings shall not require protection in accordance with
15 Chapter 4: Fundamentals Record of Completion Document Kept at location of FACP Sample completed version in Annex (also ITM form) One copy of the record of completion, updated to reflect all system additions or modifications and maintained in a current condition at all times, shall be stored at the fire alarm control unit or other location approved by the authority having jurisdiction.
16 Chapter 4: Fundamentals Releasing Fire Alarm System Added a formal definition Brings clarity to suppression industry Releasing Fire Alarm System. A protected premises fire alarm system that is part of a fire suppression system and/or which provides control inputs to a fire suppression system related to the fire suppression systems sequence of operations and outputs for other signaling and notification.
17 Chapter 4: Fundamentals System Designer Qualifications Enforceable moved from Annex into body Removed specifics about NICET, IMSA, etc. (same intent) Notation on drawings The system designer shall be identified on the system design documents. Acceptable evidence of qualifications or certification shall be provided when requested by the authority having jurisdiction. Qualified personnel shall include, but not be limited to, one or more of the following: (1) Personnel who are factory trained and certified for fire alarm system design of the specific type and brand of system being designed (2)* Personnel who are certified by a nationally recognized fire alarm certification organization acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction (3) Personnel who are registered, licensed, or certified by a state or local authority
18 Chapter 4: Fundamentals System Installer Qualifications Enforceable moved from Annex into body Removed specifics about NICET, IMSA, etc. (same intent) Either qualified or supervised by qualified System Installer. Installation personnel shall be qualified or shall be supervised by persons who are qualified in the installation, inspection, and testing of fire alarm systems. Evidence of qualifications or certification shall be provided when requested by the authority having jurisdiction. Qualified personnel shall include, but not be limited to, one or more of the following: (1) Personnel who are factory trained and certified for fire alarm system installation of the specific type and brand of system being installed (2)* Personnel who are certified by a nationally recognized fire alarm certification organization acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction (3) Personnel who are registered, licensed, or certified by a state or local authority
19 Chapter 4: Fundamentals Remote Power Supply Location Record At main fire alarm control panel Allowed to be through LCD display accessed through menus Continue requirement for notation on As-Built drawings The location of any remotely located power supply shall be identified at the master control unit as well as on the record drawings. Identification on the control unit display shall be acceptable.
20 Chapter 5: Initiating Devices Fire Extinguisher Monitoring Device Added formal definition Fire Extinguisher Monitoring Device. A device connected to a control unit that monitors the fire extinguisher in accordance with the requirements of NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers. Panel must indicate 3 distinct signals 5.14 Fire Extinguisher Monitoring Device. A fire extinguisher monitoring device shall indicate those conditions for a specific fire extinguisher required by NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, to a fire alarm control unit or other control unit.
21 Chapter 5: Initiating Devices Fire Extinguisher Monitoring Device Tested annually (Table (a.)) Added a test method Table (a.) Fire Extinguisher Monitoring Device/System. Communication between the device connecting the fire extinguisher monitoring device/system and the fire alarm control unit shall be tested to ensure proper signals are received at the FACU and remote annunciator(s) if applicable.
22 Chapter 5: Initiating Devices Video Image Smoke Detection Added formal definition VISD acronym * Video Image Smoke Detection (VISD). The principle of using automatic analysis of real-time video images to detect the presence of smoke. Equivalent to other forms of smoke detection UL test is the same Video Image Smoke Detection Video image smoke detection systems and all of the components thereof, including hardware and software, shall be listed for the purpose of smoke detection Systems shall be designed in accordance with the performancebased design requirements of Section 5.3.
23 Chapter 5: Initiating Devices Video Image Smoke Detection Okay to use in combination as security system * Video signals generated by cameras that are components of video image smoke detection systems shall be permitted to be transmitted to other systems for other uses only through output connections provided specifically for that purpose by the video system manufacturer. Secure the computer from unauthorized changes * All component controls and software shall be protected from unauthorized changes. All changes to the software or component settings shall be tested in accordance with Chapter 10.
24 Chapter 5: Initiating Devices Video Image Smoke Detection Inspect, Test and Maintain per Manufacturer for now Video Image Smoke and Flame Detectors. Video image smoke and flame detectors shall be inspected, tested, and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's published instructions.
25 Chapter 5: Initiating Devices Beam ceiling smoke detector spacing Applies to Solid Joists or Beams on level ceilings Total replacement of current rules
26 30 ft. spacing Chapter 5: Initiating Devices Beam ceiling smoke detector spacing (1) For ceilings with beam depths of less than 10 percent of the ceiling height (0.1 H), smooth ceiling spacing shall be permitted. 30 ft. spacing Example 1: CH = 12 ft. 10% = 14.4 in. BH = 12 in. (< 10%)
27 30 ft. spacing Chapter 5: Initiating Devices Beam ceiling smoke detector spacing (2) For ceilings with beam depths equal to or greater than 10 percent of the ceiling height (0.1 H) and beam spacing equal to or greater than 40 percent of the ceiling height (0.4 H), spot-type detectors shall be located on the ceiling in each beam pocket. Every Pocket Example 2: CH = 10 ft. 10% = 12 in. 40% = 4 ft. BH = 12 in.(>10%) BS = 5 ft. (> 40%)
28 30 ft. spacing Chapter 5: Initiating Devices Beam ceiling smoke detector spacing (2) For ceilings with beam depths equal to or greater than 10 percent of the ceiling height (0.1 H) and beam spacing equal to or greater than 40 percent of the ceiling height (0.4 H), spot-type detectors shall be located on the ceiling in each beam pocket. 30 ft. spacing What if BS is less than 40%? Example 3: CH = 10 ft. 10% = 12 in. 40% = 4 ft. BH = 12 in. (>10%) BS = 3 ft. (< 40%)
29 Chapter 5: Initiating Devices Beam ceiling smoke detector spacing Waffle-type ceilings Reservoir volume spills into adjacent pockets causing comparable response to smooth ceilings (3)* For waffle or pan-type ceilings with beams or solid joists no greater than 600 mm (24 in.) deep and no greater than 3.66 m (12 ft) center-to-center spacing, the following shall be permitted: (a) Smooth ceiling spacing (b) Location of spot-type smoke detectors on ceilings or on the bottom of beams
30 30 ft. spacing Chapter 5: Initiating Devices Beam ceiling smoke detector spacing Waffle-type ceilings 30 ft. spacing If BH < 2 ft. BS < 12 ft. Bottom of beam OR Beam Pocket
31 < 15 ft. Chapter 5: Initiating Devices Beam ceiling smoke detector spacing Corridors (<15 ft. wide) with perpendicular beams Regardless of ceiling height or beam spacing (4)* For corridors 4.5 m (15 ft) in width or less having ceiling beams or solid joists perpendicular to the corridor length, the following shall be permitted: (a) Smooth ceiling spacing (b) Location of spot-type smoke detectors on ceilings, sidewalls, or the bottom of beams or solid joists 30 ft. spacing Beam Pocket OR Bottom of beam
32 Chapter 5: Initiating Devices Manual Fire Alarm Pull Stations Removed requirement to locate throughout the protected space (leave this to building codes) Requirements remain Unobstructed Conspicuous Accessible * Manual fire alarm boxes shall be located throughout the protected area so that they are conspicuous, unobstructed, and accessible.
33 Chapter 6: Protected Premises Releasing Disconnect Switch Existing requirements didn t change (2002 Edition) Fire alarm systems used for fire suppression releasing service shall be provided with a disconnect switch to allow the system to be tested without actuating the fire suppression systems Operation of a disconnect switch or a disable function shall cause a supervisory signal at the fire alarm control unit. Clarified requirement to be a physical device The disconnect shall be a physical switch and not be accomplished by using software.
34 Chapter 6: Protected Premises Circuit Classes and Styles Major revision to simplify eliminates confusion Only has circuit styles available in modern panels
35 Chapter 6: Protected Premises Circuit Classes and Styles Major revision to simplify eliminates confusion
36 Chapter 6: Protected Premises Circuit Classes and Styles Major revision to simplify eliminates confusion
37 Chapter 6: Protected Premises Combination Systems Many fire alarm panels also shared for non-fire alarm purposes (security, mass-notification, etc.) Clarifies how to do this without harming the priority of the Fire Alarm Functions and Required Features Combination Systems * Fire alarm systems shall be permitted to share components, equipment, circuitry, and installation wiring with non fire alarm systems Operation of non fire system function(s) originating within a connected non fire system shall not interfere with the required operation of the fire alarm system unless otherwise permitted by this Code. and many more requirements
38 Chapter 6: Protected Premises Notification Appliances in Exit Stairwells Exit Stairwells, Exit Passageways or Elevators No strobe lights Only speakers connected for manual paging * Notification Appliances in Exit Stair Enclosures, Exit Passageways, and Elevator Cars. Notification appliances shall not be required in exit stair enclosures, exit passageways, and elevator cars in accordance with through Visible signals shall not be required in exit stair enclosures and exit passageways Visible signals shall not be required in elevator cars The evacuation signal shall not be required to operate in exit stair enclosures and exit passageways The evacuation signal shall not be required to operate in elevator cars.
39 Chapter 6: Protected Premises Mass Notification Systems Several placeholder paragraphs changed to get it started in the code Annex E Expect combination systems concern of protecting the priority of fire alarm Fire Alarm and Mass Notification System Notification Outputs Occupant Notification. Fire alarm and mass notification systems provided for evacuation or relocation of occupants shall have one or more notification appliances listed for the purpose on each floor of the building and so located such that they have the characteristics described in Chapter 7 for public mode or private mode, as required.
40 Chapter 7: Notification Appliances Exit Marking Audible Notification Appliances Several paragraph changes to allow it to exist in code Added formal definition Exit Marking Audible Notification Appliance. An audible notification appliance that marks building exits and areas of refuge by the sense of hearing for the purpose of evacuation or relocation. Added entire new section of requirements Exit Marking Audible Notification Appliance Requirements. entire section added
41 Chapter 10: Testing and Maintenance Exit Marking Audible Notification Appliances Semi-Annual inspection frequency Annual testing frequency Test per manufacturers guidelines Table Exit Marking Audible Notification Appliance Tests shall be performed in accordance with manufacturer s published instructions.
42 Chapter 10: Testing and Maintenance Service Personnel Qualifications Removed specifics about NICET, IMSA, etc. (same intent) * Service Personnel Qualifications and Experience Service personnel shall be qualified and experienced in the inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems. Qualified personnel shall include, but not be limited to, one or more of the following: (1)* Personnel who are factory trained and certified for fire alarm system service of the specific type and brand of system (2)* Personnel who are certified by a nationally recognized fire alarm certification organization acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction (3)* Personnel who are registered, licensed, or certified by a state or local authority (4) Personnel who are employed and qualified by an organization listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory for the servicing of fire alarm systems
43 Chapter 10: Testing and Maintenance Site Specific Software Recordkeeping Copy stored on-site of system Non-rewritable, Non-volatile, Non-erasable Memory a.k.a. CD-ROM * For software-based systems, a copy of the site-specific software shall be provided to the owner or owner s designated representative. A copy of the software shall be stored in non-volatile non-erasable, non-rewritable memory and shall be stored on-site.
44 Chapter 10: Testing and Maintenance AHJ Notification of Acceptance Testing Only for initial acceptance testing (not inspections) Initial Acceptance Testing. All new systems shall be inspected and tested in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 10. The authority having jurisdiction shall be notified prior to the initial acceptance test.
45 Chapter 10: Testing and Maintenance Annual Frequency Definition Annex material to clarify Annual does not mean 1 time per calendar year Example: Jan 5, 2006 Dec. 20, 2007 Semi-Annual does not mean 1 time in 1 st half of calendar year and 1 time in 2 nd half of calendar year A It is suggested that the annual test be conducted in segments so that all devices are tested annually. The intent of is to prevent a test from being made at intervals exceeding those allowed by Table Annual tests should be made every 12 months; monthly tests should be made every 30 days, and so forth. For example, it is not acceptable to conduct an annual test in January of year one, and December of year two (23-month frequency) just because Table requires a test once each year.
46 Chapter 10: Testing and Maintenance Voice Intelligibility Testing Move from being a suggestion (footnote) to being a requirement Specific methods must be used ANSI S3.2 Subject-based method Instruments giving a common scale score See next page
47 Chapter 10: Testing and Maintenance Voice Intelligibility Testing Table (b.) Audible textual notification appliances (speakers and other appliances to convey voice messages) In locations where voice intelligibility is required, it shall be verified by one of the following methods: (1) Use of subject-based test methods as described in ANSI S3.2, Method for Measuring the Intelligibility of Speech Over Communications Systems (2) Use of methods and instruments that measure certain physical parameters and provide a common intelligibility scale score as described in IEC 60849, Sound systems for emergency purposes (3) Use of other methods acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction The use of test methods that provide a common intelligibility scale score shall be permitted for use in existing systems but shall not require revisions to systems that were designed prior to the 2002 edition of this Code.
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