FireVac IV Voice Evacuation System - Gamewell-FCI

FireVac IV Voice Evacuation System - Gamewell-FCI
FireVac IV Voice Evacuation System
Engineer/Architect Specification
Part No. 9020-0511
Version 1.8
Modified June 3, 2004
Fire Control Instruments, Inc.
16 Southwest Park
Westwood, Ma 02090
Copyright 2001
All Rights Reserved
Published in the USA
Furnish components for a complete Voice Evacuation System.
Provide hardware and software necessary to comply with the operation detailed in this
The system shall maintain the following listings and/or approvals from the
following agencies:
1. (UL)
Underwriter’s Laboratory
NFPA 70:
National Electrical Code, 1996 Edition.
NFPA 72:
National Fire Alarm Code, 1996 Edition.
NFPA 101:
Life Safety Code
UL 864:
UL Standard for Fire Alarm Control Equipment
UL 1481:
UL Standard for Power Supplies for Fire Protective Signaling
UL 1638:
UL Standard for Visual Signaling Appliances
UL 1971:
UL Standard for Signaling Devices for the Hearing Impaired
Applicable Local / State Building Codes
The voice evacuation panel shall be compatible with the FACP to which it is attached. The
system shall contain a voice evacuation system to supervise and operate UL listed voice
evacuation speakers. The system shall have a built in UL listed power supply. The system
shall be capable of supporting an optional UL listed zone splitter that can be housed in the
main voice control cabinet. In addition, the system will issue pre-recorded voice commands
locally for purpose of evacuation. The system must support a minimum of two pre-recorded
messages and have the capability of adding application specific messages through the use of
a PC. The voice evacuation system shall have the ability to provide a supervised
microphone for the purpose of audible local instructions that will override the pre-recorded
messages. The system shall contain a dead front panel inside the enclosure to protect the
circuitry from exposure by the operator and to protect the operator from hazardous voltages.
Product Data: Provide data for each system component and software module.
Shop Drawings:
Riser diagram showing voice evacuation system unit locations, and conductors.
List connection points of all voice evacuation system units.
Provide system graphics indicating monitored systems, data (connected and calculated) and
operator notations.
Show system configuration with peripheral devices, batteries, power supplies, diagrams, and
Indicate description and sequence of operation of operating, user, and application software.
Project Record Documents: Record actual locations of control components.
Revise shop drawings to reflect actual installation and operating sequences.
Include data specified in "Submittals" in final "Record Documents" form.
Operation and Maintenance Data:
Include interconnection wiring diagrams complete field installed systems with identified and
numbered, system components and devices.
Include illustrations and step-by-step procedures indexed for each operator function.
Warranty: Submit manufacturers warranty and ensure forms have been filled out in Owners name
and registered with manufacturer.
Manufacturer Qualifications: Company specializing in manufacturing the fire alarm / life safety
products with minimum 10 years [documented] experience.
Installer Qualifications: Company specializing in performing the work of this section with
minimum 5 years [-documented] experience.
All equipment supplied for this project shall be new and unused except for existing equipment
being reused.
All equipment shall be designed for continuous duty
Provide a complete and electrically supervised voice evacuation system.
The voice evacuation system shall have a 50 watt supervised amplifier with a built in Digital
Message Repeater and a supervised microphone. The voice evacuation system shall have two
alarm inputs, one triggered by reverse polarity and one by supervised dry contact trigger. The
voice evacuation system shall have a speaker output line voltage of 25 VRMS with provisions for a
70.7 VRMS option. This speaker output must also be field selectable for class A or class B
operation. The alarm inputs shall be programmable to provide one of two prerecorded audio
messages. The voice evacuation system shall provide for field programming of custom messages
via the built in microphone, line level input of an audio message and the downloading of message
files from a PC.
The voice evacuation system shall have a built in UL approved power supply. The system shall
allow up to 18 amp/hour batteries to be housed in the main cabinet, larger batteries up to 33
amp/hours will require the use of a UL listed battery cabinet. The power supply shall be power
limited and rated to operate the voice evacuation system under normal operation including battery
charging current for the use of up to 33 amp hour backup batteries, per UL specifications at full
rated current draw in order to maintain system integrity.
The voice evacuation system shall have an optional zone splitter capable of dividing the speaker
output of the amplifier into 4 class B or 4 class A outputs. Selection of the zones shall be
accomplished via toggle switches on the splitter or inputs from the FACP. The zone splitter shall
also have an all call toggle switch that when activated will turn on all speaker zones regardless of
the individual toggle switch settings. Each speaker zone of the zone splitter shall be capable of
supporting the full output of the amplifier. The zone splitter shall maintain supervision of the
speaker circuits.
The control shall be equipped with two auxiliary relays; one shall operate on alarm and the other on
trouble. The relays shall continue indicating until the condition is cleared. The system shall also
be capable of passing a trouble condition back through the FACP notification output in lieu of the
trouble relay.
The system shall contain the following visual indicators – Speaker Trouble, Alarm, Microphone
Trouble, Dry Contact Input Trouble, Auxiliary Device Trouble, and Power.
Provide design and commissioning for a complete system.
Install all components in accordance with manufacturer instructions.
Install control units and other hardware in position on permanent walls where not subject to
excessive vibration or moisture. Leave adequate space for access.
Implement all features of software to specified requirements and appropriate to sequence of
operation. Power up and test all system devices to ensure correct operation.
All connected hardware and programmed software functions shall be tested to conform to the
A technician certified by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies
(NICET) shall conduct final checkout of all system functions. The technician shall have current
certification of at least level 2 in the field of Fire Protection Engineering Technology.
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