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EIRE DETECTION As described in OSHA 1910.1642, some concerns are associated with the selection,
SYSTEM installation, m a i n t e ~ ~ and
c e o p d o n of detection systems. .The number, spacing and
CONCERNS location of devices must be in accordance with the nature of the devices. Following
initiation of a signal by a detection device, the device must be restored promptly.
Detection devices must be maintained, tested and adjusted by trained personnel to
maintain proper reliability. Devices must be protected and the response time of a device
should ensure the objectives of its installation.

Fire alarm system This unit has presented a general discussion. Details concerning the design, installation,
details wmmissioning, maintenance and testing of fire alarm systems can be found in the
references listed below. NFPA 723 (National Fire Alarm Code) as well as OSHA
1910.1642 and OSHA 1910.165 set the requirements for detection and alarm systems.
In a joint project, NFPA and Society of Fire Protection Engineers have published "Fire
Alarm Signaling Systemsw1 as a resource to help users apply the codes and standards and
to act as a utilitarian guide for basic operational requirements.

RE-CFS
1. Mowski R, O'Laughlin R, Z i e r m a n CE [1994]. Fire alarm signaling
systems. 2nd ed. Q u i i , MA: National Fire Protection Association, Inc., 430 p.
2. CFR. Code of Federal regulations. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing
Office,Office of the Federal Register.
3. NFPA [1993]. NFPA 72, National fire alann d e . Quincy, MA: National Fire
Protection Association, 269 p.
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REJ?ERENCES
1. NFPA [1994]. NFPA 11, Standards for low expansion foam and combined agent
systems. Quincy, MA: National Fire Protection Association, 51 p.
2. NFPA [1994], NFPA 11A. Standards for medium and high expansion foam
systems. Quincy, MA: National Fire Protection Associion, 23 p.
3. NFPA [1995]. NFPA 16, Standard on deluge foam-water sprinkler and foam-
water spray systems. Quincy, MA: National Fire Protection Amciation, 20 p.
4. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 29, Part 1910 [1997]. Washington, DC:
U.S. Government Printing Office,Office of the Federal Register.
5. NFPA [1993]. NFPA 12, Standards for carbon dioxide extinguish& systems.
Quincy, MA: National Fire Protection Association, 46 p.
6. NFPA [1992]. NFPA 12A. Standards for halon 1301 fire extinguishing agent
systems. Quincy, MA. National Fire Prokction Association, 64 p.
7. NFPA [1994]. NFPA 17, Standard for dry chemical extinguishing systems.
Quincy, MA: National Fire Protection Association, 22 p.
8. NFPA [1994]. NFPA 13, !hndards for the installation of sprinkler systems.
Quincy, MA: National Fire Protection Association, 124 p.
9. Solomon R, ed. [1994]. Automatic sprinkler systems handbook. 6th ed. Quincy,
MA: National Fire Protection Association, 790 p.
10. Fleming RP [1995]. Automatic sprinkler calculations. In: SFPE handbook of fire
protection engineering. 2nd ed. Ed by DiNenno PJ, Beyler CL, Custer RLP,
Walton WD,Watts JM Jr, Drysdale D and Hall JR Jr. Quincy, MA: National
Fire Protection Association, p. 4-56, Chapter 4-3.
11 Cote A, Linville J, eds. [1992]. Fire protection handbook. 17th ed. Quincy,MA:
National Fire Protection Association.
12. NFPA [1994]. NFPA 10, Standards for portable fire extinguishers. Quincy, MA:
National Fire Protection Association, 50 p.
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