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Fire Protection: Codes and Standards

Attention to frequency, staffing and scheduling can ensure successful management of fire and life safety systems

By Mark Chrisman    Fire Safety/Protection   Article Use Policy

Fire protection and life safety systems for institutional and commercial facilities that require periodic inspection, testing and maintenance — along with the applicable standard or code — include:
Fire stopping joints and penetrations at fire rated construction – International Fire Code
Fire doors – National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 80
Fire dampers – NFPA 80
Fire-sprinkler systems (wet, dry, pre-action) – NFPA 25
Fire -alarm systems – NFPA 72
Standpipe systems – NFPA 25
Fire pumps – NFPA 20
Clean-agent systems – NFPA 2001
Hood-suppression systems – NFPA 96
Emergency power systems – NFPA 110
Smoke-control systems – NFPA 92
Hoistway/Stair pressurization systems – NFPA 92
Delayed-egress devices or locked doors – NFPA 101.

— Mark Chrisman

posted on 10/11/2018