Fire Protection Requirements of Warehouse

The warehouse shall include the following fire protection requirements:

a. Sprinkler system required for the warehouse shall be designed in accordance with NFPA 13, 231 and/or 231C for general storage or rack storage configuration, which shall provide complete coverage throughout the storage area and building.

b. Reference section 8.1 for additional design information.
c. Class A:B:C portable multi-purpose fire extinguishers shall be provided throughout the building in accordance with NFPA 10.

Fire Protection Requirements of Warehouse

The warehouse shall include the following fire alarm and detection requirements:

a. With a sprinkler system installed in the warehouse, smoke and/or heat detectors for area coverage is not required, only monitoring of the sprinkler flow device. The control valve(s) for the sprinkler system(s) shall be maintained in the locked open position.

b. For any office areas, duct detectors shall be provided for each HVAC system that exceeds 2000 CFM. Duct mounted smoke detectors with sampling tubes shall be mounted in the supply duct(s) upstream of any branch connections. Duct detectors shall meet the requirements of NFPA 90A for design and installation. Additional detectors in the return plenum or at the return opening of the HVAC unit may also be required based on criteria in NFPA 90A.
c. Manual fire alarm stations shall be located at each exit at a maximum height of 4’-6”.

d. Combination horn/strobe notification device(s) to be mounted in unobstructed location 8’-0” or higher above finished floor. If three (3) or more strobe appliances are located in field of view less than 55’-0” apart, then the strobe circuit shall be synchronized.

e. Provide fire alarm junction with labeled terminal strips (minimum 12 terminals) for all circuits to terminate inside the building to interface with main fire and gas control panel, via an analog signaling line circuit.

f. All fire alarm detection input devices shall be programmed with a peculiar address point for proper identification at the main FGCP.
g. Fire alarm system required for warehouse shall be designed in accordance with NFPA 72, and section ( Building Construction and Occupancy Types | Buildings Fire Protection ) of the Fire and Gas Detection Standard.

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