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Fire Protection to Generator Room

08/12/2010 4:59 AM

What is the NFPA code for fire protection to Generator Room, and SWITCH GEAR ROOMS,

What system is to be used; CO2 System, FM 200 system ..?

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Re: Fire Protection to Generator Room

08/12/2010 5:14 AM

Here are some:

NFPA-10 for portable fire Extinguisher
NFPA-30 for Flammable and combustible liquids
NFPA-72 for National Fire Alarm and signaling
NFPA 70E for Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
NFPA-101 for life safety code

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Re: Fire Protection to Generator Room

08/13/2010 8:01 AM

thanks

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Re: Fire Protection to Generator Room

08/12/2010 12:24 PM

Is the building under Factory Mutual insurance or some other type of plan. If you are covered under FM or most other insurance carriers they will have the requirements they are looking for, which could be up to NFPA code or more stringent. But, a very good source for information as to whats required.

Good Luck

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Re: Fire Protection to Generator Room

08/12/2010 8:55 PM

Generally at the present moment, all the Generator room and Switchgears room are equipped with CO2 System. But due to safety reason, where there might somebody is in the room doing checking and suddenly the system trigger, the whole room will be fill with CO2. The person inside the room may be suffocated to death due to lack of Oxygen.

Now days FM200 is recommended to replace the CO2 gases. It is safer and cheaper than to compare with CO2 Gas.

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Re: Fire Protection to Generator Room

08/13/2010 8:00 AM

Thankyou very much, our tender doc says Fm 200 to be used, but due to other concerns

such as cost etc we were just trying to find alternatives, Thanks again

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Re: Fire Protection to Generator Room

08/16/2010 8:42 AM

Try helium an inert gas that will suffocate the fire and give you a great laugh as your being shown the way out by a big burly fireman talking like Micky mouse.

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Re: Fire Protection to Generator Room

08/13/2010 8:23 AM

CO2 is used in ships and marine applications. CO2 can be used with a odor (wintergreen) tell tale.

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Re: Fire Protection to Generator Room

08/15/2010 10:29 AM

NAF-S-3, FM 200, FE 25, FE 227, NAF-P-3, all halons CFC's and HCFC's are prescribed gases and all banned in Australia.

CO2, Vapourising liquids, an IGS, Nitrogen, Triodide, Inergen, Argonite can be safely and successfully used.

It appears that Australia, UK, and eastern European countries are the only ones concerned about the damage caused by many of the prescribed gases???

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