Differences between codes and standards
Specifies what type of protection is required based upon particular circumstances.
Performance (Prescriptive): specifies how equipment shall operate and the limits of conditions it must operate under.
Install: specifies how a particular code requirement shall be met.
|Portable Extinguishers||Monthly inspection per NFPA 10||NFPA 10|
|Fire Alarm||Batteries Lead Acid or Gel||NFPA 72|
|Sprinkler||Dry / Preaction / Deluge / Wet Pipe Gauges / Control Valve / Exterior Alarm Chained, Sealed or Locked Control Tamper Switches, Fire Pump Exercise||NFPA 25|
|Backflows||Reduce Pressure Valves||NFPA 25|
|Emergency Lights/Signs||Functional Test||NFPA 101|
|Fire Alarm||Control Panels – Fuses, Interface Equipment, Lamps and LEDs. Primary and Secondary Power, Heat Sensing Fire Detectors, Supervisory Devices, Waterflow Devices (Electronic Only)||NFPA 72|
|Sprinkler||Alarm Devices (Mechanical) Hydraulic Nameplate Pressure Reducing and Relief Valves Hose Racks, Fire Pumps, Fire Dept. Connections||NFPA 25|
|Hood Suppression||Fusible Links / Appliance Location – Changes in Suppression System||NFPA 17 & 17A|
|Fire Alarm||Control Panel – Fuses, Interface Equipment, Lamps and LEDs. Primary and Secondary Power, Transient Suppressors, Control Unit Trouble / Supervisory / Alarm Signals, Emergency Voice & Communications, Remote Annuciators, Intiating Devices – All Types Releasing, Extinguishing or Suppression System Switches, Notification Devices, UDACT||NFPA 72|
|Hood||Fusible Links, Regulator, Manual Initiating Devices, Rubber and Metal Blow Off Caps||NFPA 17 & 17A|
|Fire Alarm||100% Functional Test – Maybe Combined with Semi Annual to Comply||NFPA 72|
|Sprinkler||Hanger / Seismic Bracing, Pipe and Fittings, Sprinkler Heads / Check for Blocks and Obstructions of Sprinkler Heads||NFPA 25|
|Emergency Lights/Signs||Functional Test and Load Test||NFPA 101|
|Portable Extinguishers||Pressure Test, Hanger, Sign, Obstructions, Tamper Indicator, Cylinder Condition, Conductivity Test (CO2) Agent|