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SECTION 2 8 31 00 – FIRE ALARM INTEGRATED AUDIO VISUAL EMERGENCY
COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
PART 1 - GENERAL
1.1
A.
1.2
RELATED DOCUMENTS
Drawings and general provisions of the Request For Proposal apply to
this Section.
SUMMARY
A.
Contractor shall provide all permits, labor, equipment, materials and
services to furnish and install a full functional UL Listed, code compliant, integrated, intelligent addressable fire alarm and emergency
communication system.
B.
BASE BID: FIRE ALARM SYSTEM EXPANSION
1.
The Contractor shall expand the existing Notifier NFS-320E Fire
Alarm System located in the Intermediary building to provide the
fire alarm systems in the Middle School and Primary School as
shown on the Drawings
2.
This section covers the equipment, devices, cabling and pathways
to provide a complete addressable fire alarm system. Section Includes:
a.
Fire Alarm System
1)
Fire Alarm Control Panel
2)
Manual fire-alarm boxes
3)
System smoke detectors
4)
Heat detectors
5)
Device guards
6)
Magnetic door holders
7)
Remote annunciator
8)
Addressable interface device
9)
Notification Appliances
C.
ALTERNATE: INTEGRATED EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
1.
The Contractor shall provide an ALTERNATE Bid to modify and expand the existing Notifier NFS-320E Fire Alarm System to include
and intelligible Voice Emergency Communication System. All Audio
and Audio/Visual Notification Appliances shown on the drawings
shall be changed to allow for Intelligible Voice Communication.
2.
This section covers the equipment, devices, cabling and pathways
to provide a complete addressable fire alarm and integrated emergency communication system. Section Includes:
a.
Integrated Emergency Communication System
1)
Autonomous Control Unit
2)
Local Operating Console
3)
Fire Alarm Control Interface
4)
Notification appliances
5)
Audio Amplifiers
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1.3
CODES AND STANDARDS
A.
The system shall comply with the provisions of the following codes and
standards as the codes and standards apply. System shall comply the
either the latest version of the codes and standards unless the AHJ
has adopted earlier versions
B.
National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA)
1.
NFPA 70
National Electrical Code
2.
NFPA 72
National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code
3.
NFPA 90A Standards for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and
Ventilating Systems
4.
NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
C.
Underwriter’s Laboratories, Inc.
1.
UL 864 - Control Units for Fire Protective Signaling Systems.
2.
UL 268 - Smoke Detectors for Fire Protective Signaling Systems.
3.
UL 268A - Smoke Detectors for Duct Applications.
4.
UL 521 - Heat Detectors for Fire Protective Signaling Systems.
5.
UL 228 - Door Closers-Holders, With or Without Integral Smoke Detectors.
6.
UL 464 - Audible Signaling Appliances.
7.
UL 38 - Manually Actuated Signaling Boxes for Use with FireProtective Signaling Systems
8.
UL 346 - Waterflow Indicators for Fire Protective Signaling Systems.
9.
UL 1971 - Signaling Devices for the Hearing-Impaired.
10. UL-1480 - Speakers for Fire Alarm, Emergency, and Commercial and
Professional Use
11. UL 1481 - Power Supplies for Fire Protective Signaling Systems.
12. UL 1711 - Amplifiers for Fire Protective Signaling Systems.
13. UL 1635 - Digital Alarm Communicator System Units
14. UL 2075 – Gas and Vapor Detectors and Sensors
15. UL 2572 - Control and Communication Units for Mass Notification
Systems
D.
International Code Council:
1.
International Building Code - 2012
2.
International Fire Code - 2012
E.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
1.4
DEFINITIONS
A.
ACU: Autonomous Control Unit.
B.
ADA:
C.
AFF:
D.
AHJ:
E.
Approved: Unless otherwise stated, materials, equipment or submittals
approved by the Authority or AHJ.
Americans with Disabilities Act.
Above Finished Floor.
Authority Having Jurisdiction.
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F.
ECS: Emergency Communication System.
G.
EMT:
H.
FAAP: Fire Alarm Annunciator Panel
I.
FACP:
J.
HLI:
K.
HVAC:
L.
IDC:
Initiating Device Circuit.
M.
LCD:
Liquid Crystal Display.
N.
LED:
Light Emitting Diode.
O.
LOC: Local Operating Console.
P.
NAC:
Q.
NEMA: National Electrical Manufacturers Association
R.
NFPA:
S.
NICET:
gies
T.
NRTL:
U.
Pathway: Any circuit, conductor, optic fiber, radio carrier, or other
means connecting two or more locations.
V.
PC:
W.
SLC:
X.
UL:
Y.
VESDA:
1.5
A.
Fire Alarm Control Panel.
High Level Interface.
Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning.
Notification Appliance Circuit.
National Fire Protection Association.
National Institute for Certification in Engineering TechnoloNationally Recognized Testing Laboratory
Personal computer.
Signaling Line Circuit.
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
Very Early Smoke-Detection Apparatus.
SUBMITTALS
Product Data:
For each type of product, including furnished options
and accessories.
1.
2.
B.
Electrical Metallic Tubing.
Include construction details, material descriptions, dimensions,
profiles, and finishes.
Include
rated
capacities,
operating
characteristics,
and
electrical characteristics.
Shop Drawings:
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
C.
Comply
with
recommendations
and
requirements
in
the
"Documentation" section of the "Fundamentals" chapter in NFPA 72.
Include plans, elevations, sections, details, and attachments to
other work.
Include details of equipment assemblies.
Indicate dimensions,
weights, loads, required clearances, method of field assembly,
components, and locations.
Indicate conductor sizes, indicate
termination locations and requirements, and distinguish between
factory and field wiring.
Detail assembly and support requirements.
Include voltage drop calculations for notification-appliance
circuits.
Include battery-size calculations.
Include input/output matrix.
Include statement from manufacturer that all equipment and
components have been tested as a system and meet all requirements
in this Specification and in NFPA 72.
Include performance parameters and installation details for each
detector.
Verify that each duct detector is listed for complete range of
air velocity, temperature, and humidity possible when airhandling system is operating.
Include floor plans to indicate final outlet locations showing
address of each addressable device. Show size and route of cable
and conduits and point-to-point wiring diagrams.
General Submittal Requirements:
1.
2.
Submittals shall be approved by authorities having jurisdiction
prior to submitting them to Architect.
Shop Drawings shall be prepared by persons with the following
qualifications:
a.
b.
c.
D.
Trained and certified by manufacturer in fire-alarm system
design.
NICET-certified, fire-alarm technician; Level III minimum.
Licensed or certified by authorities having jurisdiction.
Delegated-Design Submittal: For notification appliances and smoke and
heat detectors, in addition to submittals listed above, indicate
compliance
with
performance
requirements
and
design
criteria,
including
analysis
data
signed
and
sealed
by
the
qualified
professional engineer responsible for their preparation.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Drawings showing the location of each notification appliance and
smoke and heat detector, ratings of each, and installation
details as needed to comply with listing conditions of the
device.
Design Calculations:
Calculate requirements for selecting the
spacing and sensitivity of detection, complying with NFPA 72.
Calculate spacing and intensities for strobe signals and soundpressure and intelligibility levels for audible appliances.
Indicate audible appliances required to produce square wave
signal per NFPA 72.
Indicate Acoustically Distinguishable Spaces (ADS) per NFPA 72
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1.6
CLOSEOUT SUBMITTALS
A.
Operation and Maintenance Data: For fire-alarm systems and components
to include in emergency, operation, and maintenance manuals.
1.
Comply with the "Records" section of the "Inspection, Testing and
Maintenance" chapter in NFPA 72.
2.
Provide "Fire Alarm and Emergency Communications System Record of
Completion Documents" according to the "Completion Documents" Article in the "Documentation" section of the "Fundamentals" chapter in NFPA 72.
3.
Complete wiring diagrams showing connections between all devices
and equipment.
Each conductor shall be numbered at every junction point with indication of origination and termination points.
4.
Riser diagram.
5.
Device addresses.
6.
Record copy of site-specific software.
7.
Provide "Inspection and Testing Form" according to the "Inspection, Testing and Maintenance" chapter in NFPA 72, and include
the following:
a.
Equipment tested.
b.
Frequency of testing of installed components.
c.
Frequency of inspection of installed components.
d.
Requirements and recommendations related to results of
maintenance.
e.
Manufacturer's user training manuals.
8.
Manufacturer's required maintenance related to system warranty
requirements.
9.
Abbreviated operating instructions for mounting at fire-alarm
control panel, autonomous control unit, each annunciator and local operating console.
B.
Software and Firmware Operational Documentation:
1.
2.
3.
1.7
A.
Software operating and upgrade manuals.
Program Software Backup:
On magnetic
complete with data files.
Device address list.
media
or
compact
disk,
MAINTENANCE MATERIAL SUBMITTALS
Furnish extra materials that match products installed and that are
packaged with protective covering for storage and identified with
labels describing contents.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Lamps for Strobe Units:
Quantity equal to 10 percent of amount
installed, but no fewer than one unit.
Smoke Detectors: Quantity equal to 10 percent of amount of each
type installed, but no fewer than one unit of each type.
Keys and Tools:
One extra set for access to locked or
tamperproofed components.
Audible and Visual Notification Appliances:
One of each type
installed.
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1.8
QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.
Installer Qualifications: Personnel shall be trained and certified by
manufacturer for installation of units required for this Project.
B.
Installer Qualifications:
Installation shall
certified by NICET fire-alarm Level II technician.
C.
NFPA Certification:
1.9
A.
be
by
personnel
Obtain certification according to NFPA 72.
WARRANTY
Special Warranty:
Manufacturer agrees to repair or replace fire
system equipment and components that fail in materials or workmanship
within specified warranty period.
1.
2.
Warranty Extent: All equipment and components not covered in the
Maintenance Service Agreement.
Warranty Period: Five years from date of Substantial Completion.
PART 2 - PRODUCTS
2.1
SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
A.
General
1.
The supplied system shall be a new UL Listed integrated fire
alarm (Base Bid) and emergency communication (Alternate) system
that uses independently addressed fire detection devices, input/output control modules, notification appliances, consoles,
amplifiers and speakers.
2.
All critical systems, sub-systems and circuits shall be monitored
for integrity. System faults shall be annunciated
3.
Strobes shall be synchronized per NFPA-72
4.
Signals shall be prioritized and processed in accordance with UL
2572 as indicated below:
a.
Special suppression pre discharge alarm (CO2, FM200, or other
total flooding gaseous suppression system
b.
Mass Notification
c.
Fire Alarm/Life Safety
d.
Other
5.
Operation of any ECS functions by a user shall be indicated at
the FACPs, LOCs and FAAPs that the respective ECS system is active.
6.
The system shall provide for the ability of single button activation of Pre-recorded emergency messages
7.
The system shall be capable of sending up to 8 simultaneous messages to 8 different zones.
B.
Fire Alarm-Base Bid
1.
Non-coded, UL-certified, non-proprietary addressable system, with
multiplexed signal transmission.
2.
Automatic sensitivity control of certain smoke detectors.
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3.
4.
5.
6.
C.
2.2
A.
Alternate: Integrated Communication System – ONE WAY
1.
Non-coded, UL-certified, non-proprietary emergency communication
system,
2.
A library of pre-recorded messages shall be available for the operator at the ACU or LOC. The library shall consist of the following messages
a.
Lockdown (Security Threat)
b.
Weather warning
c.
Fire alarm
d.
All clear
e.
Evacuation
f.
Stand by
g.
Chemical Emergency
h.
Test
3.
The system shall be capable of live voice paging from any LOC.
4.
Upon Alarm activation of the Fire Alarm system the system shall
remain in alarm mode until all initiating devices are reset and
the fire alarm panel is manually reset.
5.
The system may be “silenced” in accordance with NFPA-72
SYSTEMS OPERATIONAL DESCRIPTION
Fire-alarm signal initiation shall be by one or more of the following
devices:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
B.
All components provided shall be listed for use with the selected
system.
Batteries shall be supplied to support the system for 24hrs of
standby operation followed by 15 minutes of alarm operation at
the end of the 24 hour period.
Event processing and display shall be prioritized as follows:
a.
Fire alarms
b.
Supervisory events
c.
Trouble events
d.
Monitoring events
Electrical Components, Devices, and Accessories:
Listed and labeled as defined in NFPA 70, by a qualified testing agency, and
marked for intended location and application.
Manual stations.
Heat detectors.
Smoke detectors.
Duct smoke detectors.
Carbon monoxide detectors.
Automatic sprinkler system water flow.
Fire-alarm signal shall initiate the following actions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Continuously operate alarm notification appliances, including
voice evacuation notices.
Identify alarm and specific initiating device at fire-alarm
control unit and remote annunciators.
Unlock electric door locks in designated egress paths.
Release fire and smoke doors held open by magnetic door holders.
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5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
C.
Emergency Notification signal initiation shall be by one or more of
the following devices:
1.
2.
3.
4.
D.
Activate emergency communication system.
Switch heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning equipment
controls to fire-alarm mode.
Close smoke dampers in air ducts of designated air-conditioning
duct systems.
Recall elevators to primary or alternate recall floors.
Activate elevator power shunt trip.
Activate emergency lighting control.
Record events in the system memory.
Local Operating Consoles
Emergency Push Buttons
Fire Alarm System
Other Emergency Management Systems
Emergency Notification signal shall initiate the following actions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Continuously operate alarm notification
appropriate emergency notices.
Override Fire Alarm
Activate emergency lighting control.
Record events in the system memory.
Record events by the system printer.
appliances, including
E.
Non-Emergency (General) Notification signal shall initiate the following actions:
1.
Operate Audible alarm notification devices for live voice or prerecorded messages
2.
Activation will NOT override Fire Alarm
F.
Supervisory signal initiation shall be by one or more of the following
devices and actions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
G.
Valve supervisory switch.
Elevator shunt-trip supervision.
Independent fire-detection and -suppression systems.
User disabling of zones or individual devices.
Loss of communication with any panel on the network.
System trouble signal initiation
following devices and actions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
shall
be
by
one
or
more
of
the
Open circuits, shorts, and grounds in designated circuits.
Opening,
tampering
with,
or
removing
alarm-initiating
and
supervisory signal-initiating devices.
Loss of communication with any addressable sensor, input module,
relay, control module, remote annunciator, printer interface, or
Ethernet module.
Loss of primary power at fire-alarm control unit.
Ground or a single break in internal circuits of fire-alarm
control unit.
Abnormal ac voltage at fire-alarm control unit.
Break in standby battery circuitry.
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8.
9.
10.
H.
System Supervisory Signal Actions:
1.
2.
2.3
Failure of battery charging.
Abnormal position of any switch at fire-alarm control unit or
annunciator.
Voice signal amplifier failure.
Initiate notification appliances.
Identify specific device initiating
control unit and remote annunciators.
the
event
at
fire-alarm
FIRE-ALARM CONTROL PANEL (FACP)
A.
Manufacturers: Notifier – No Substitutions
B.
General Requirements for Fire-Alarm Control Panel:
1.
Field-programmable, microprocessor-based, modular, power-limited
design with electronic modules, complying with UL 864.
a.
b.
c.
d.
2.
3.
System software and programs shall be held in nonvolatile
flash, electrically erasable, programmable, read-only memory,
retaining the information through failure of primary and
secondary power supplies.
Include a real-time clock for time annotation of events on
the event recorder and printer.
Provide communication between the FACP, FACI and remote
circuit interface panels, annunciators, and displays.
Provide nonvolatile memory for system database, logic, and
operating system and event history. The system shall require
no manual input to initialize in the event of a complete
power down condition. The FACP shall provide a minimum 500event history log.
Addressable Initiation Device Circuits:
The FACP shall indicate
which communication zones have been silenced and shall provide
selective silencing of alarm notification appliance by building
communication zone.
Addressable Control Circuits for Operation of Notification
Appliances and Mechanical Equipment:
The FACP shall be listed
for releasing service.
C.
The system shall provide off premises communications capability using
a Digital Alarm Communications Transmitter (DACT) for sending system
events to multiple Central Monitoring Station (CMS) receivers over
Ethernet.
1.
Comply with UL 1635.
2.
In the event of a fire alarm panel CPU failure during a fire
alarm condition, the DACT degrade mode shall transmit a general
fire alarm signal to the CMS.
D.
Alphanumeric Display and System Controls:
Arranged for interface
between human operator at fire-alarm control unit and addressable
system components including annunciation and supervision.
Display
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alarm, supervisory, and component status messages and the programming
and control menu.
1.
2.
E.
Annunciator and Display:
Liquid-crystal type, 80 characters,
minimum.
Keypad:
Arranged to permit entry and execution of programming,
display, and control commands.
Initiating-Device,
Circuits:
1.
2.
b.
c.
2.
3.
4.
One RS 485 port for remote annunciators, Ethernet module, or
multi-interface module (printer port).
One USB or RS 232 port for PC configuration.
One RS 232 port for voice evacuation interface.
Initiate
audible
and
visible
indication
of
an
"alarmverification" signal at fire-alarm control unit.
Activate an approved "alarm-verification" sequence at fire-alarm
control unit and detector.
Sound general alarm if the alarm is verified.
Cancel fire-alarm control unit indication and system reset if the
alarm is not verified.
Elevator Recall:
1.
Elevator recall shall be initiated only by one of the following
alarm-initiating devices:
a.
b.
c.
2.
3.
Elevator lobby detectors except the lobby detector on the
designated floor.
Smoke detector in elevator machine room.
Smoke detectors in elevator hoistway.
Elevator controller shall be programmed to move the cars to the
alternate recall floor if lobby detectors located on the
designated recall floors are activated.
Water-flow alarm connected to sprinkler in an elevator shaft and
elevator machine room shall shut down elevators associated with
the location without time delay.
a.
H.
Signaling-Line
Smoke-Alarm Verification:
1.
G.
and
Install no more than 200 addressable devices on each signalingline circuit.
Serial Interfaces:
a.
F.
Notification-Appliance,
Water-flow switch associated with the sprinkler in the
elevator pit may have a delay to allow elevators to move to
the designated floor.
Door Controls:
Door hold-open devices that are controlled by smoke
detectors at doors in smoke-barrier walls shall be connected to firealarm system.
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I.
2.4
A.
Remote Smoke-Detector Sensitivity Adjustment:
Controls shall select
specific addressable smoke detectors for adjustment, display their
current status and sensitivity settings, and change those settings.
Allow controls to be used to program repetitive, time-scheduled, and
automated changes in sensitivity of specific detector groups. Record
sensitivity adjustments and sensitivity-adjustment schedule changes in
system memory, and print out the final adjusted values on system
printer.
MANUAL FIRE-ALARM BOXES
General Requirements for Manual Fire-Alarm Boxes: Comply with UL 38.
Boxes shall be finished in red with molded, raised-letter operating
instructions in contrasting color; shall show visible indication of
operation; and shall be mounted on recessed outlet box. If indicated
as surface mounted, provide manufacturer's surface back box.
1.
2.
2.5
A.
Double-action mechanism requiring two actions to initiate an
alarm, pull-lever type; with integral addressable module arranged
to communicate manual-station status (normal, alarm, or trouble)
to fire-alarm control unit.
Station Reset: Key- or wrench-operated switch.
SYSTEM SMOKE DETECTORS
General Requirements for System Smoke Detectors:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Comply with UL 268; operating at 24-V dc, nominal.
Detectors shall be four-wire type.
Integral Addressable Module:
Arranged to communicate detector
status (normal, alarm, or trouble) to fire-alarm control unit.
Base Mounting:
Detector and associated electronic components
shall be mounted in a twist-lock module that connects to a fixed
base.
Provide terminals in the fixed base for connection to
building wiring.
Self-Restoring:
Detectors
do
not
require
resetting
or
readjustment after actuation to restore them to normal operation.
Integral Visual-Indicating Light:
LED type, indicating detector
has operated and power-on status.
Remote Control:
Unless otherwise indicated, detectors shall be
digital-addressable type, individually monitored at fire-alarm
control
unit
for
calibration,
sensitivity,
and
alarm
condition and individually adjustable for sensitivity by firealarm control unit.
a.
b.
c.
d.
Rate-of-rise temperature characteristic of combination smokeand heat-detection units shall be selectable at fire-alarm
control unit for 15 or 20 deg F per minute.
Fixed-temperature
sensing
characteristic
of
combination
smoke- and heat-detection units shall be independent of rateof-rise sensing and shall be settable at fire-alarm control
unit to operate at 135 or 155 deg F.
Multiple levels of detection sensitivity for each sensor.
Sensitivity levels based on time of day.
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B.
Photoelectric Smoke Detectors:
1.
2.
Detector address shall be accessible from fire-alarm control unit
and shall be able to identify the detector's location within the
system and its sensitivity setting.
An operator at fire-alarm control unit, having the designated
access level, shall be able to manually access the following for
each detector:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
C.
Duct Smoke Detectors:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
A.
Primary status.
Device type.
Present average value.
Present sensitivity selected.
Sensor range (normal, dirty, etc.).
Weatherproof Duct Housing Enclosure:
NEMA 250, Type 4X; NRTL
listed for use with the supplied detector for smoke detection in
HVAC system ducts.
Each sensor shall have multiple levels of detection sensitivity.
Sampling Tubes:
Design and dimensions as recommended by
manufacturer
for
specific
duct
size,
air
velocity,
and
installation conditions where applied.
Relay Fan Shutdown: Fully programmable relay rated to interrupt
fan motor-control circuit.
HEAT DETECTORS
General Requirements for Heat Detectors:
1.
B.
Photoelectric type complying with UL 268A.
Detector address shall be accessible from fire-alarm control unit
and shall be able to identify the detector's location within the
system and its sensitivity setting.
An operator at fire-alarm control unit, having the designated
access level, shall be able to manually access the following for
each detector:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
2.6
Primary status.
Device type.
Present average value.
Present sensitivity selected.
Sensor range (normal, dirty, etc.).
Temperature
sensors
shall
test
sensitivity range of the device.
Comply with UL 521.
for
and
communicate
the
Heat Detector, Combination Type:
Actuated by either a fixed
temperature of 135 deg F or a rate of rise that exceeds 15 deg F per
minute unless otherwise indicated.
1.
2.
Mounting:
Twist-lock base interchangeable with smoke-detector
bases.
Integral Addressable Module:
Arranged to communicate detector
status (normal, alarm, or trouble) to fire-alarm control unit.
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C.
Heat Detector, Fixed-Temperature Type:
exceeds a fixed temperature of 190 deg.
1.
2.
2.7
A.
Description:
Units are equipped for wall or floor mounting as
indicated and are complete with matching doorplate. Comply with UL 228
2.
3.
4.
2.8
A.
2.9
A.
Electromagnets:
Require no more than 3 W to develop 25-lbf
holding force.
Wall-Mounted Units: Flush mounted unless otherwise indicated.
Rating: 24-V ac or dc.
Rating: 120-V ac.
Material and Finish:
Match door hardware.
REMOTE ANNUNCIATOR
Description:
Annunciator functions shall match those of fire-alarm
control unit for alarm, supervisory, and trouble indications. Manual
switching functions shall match those of fire-alarm control unit,
including acknowledging, silencing, resetting, and testing.
1.
B.
Mounting:
Twist-lock base interchangeable with smoke-detector
bases.
Integral Addressable Module:
Arranged to communicate detector
status (normal, alarm, or trouble) to fire-alarm control unit.
MAGNETIC DOOR HOLDERS
1.
B.
Actuated by temperature that
Mounting:
Flush or Surface mount cabinet, NEMA 250, Type 1.
Display Type and Functional Performance: Alphanumeric display and LED
indicating lights shall match those of fire-alarm control unit.
Provide controls to acknowledge, silence, reset, and test functions
for alarm, supervisory, and trouble signals.
ADDRESSABLE INTERFACE DEVICE
General:
1.
2.
3.
Include address-setting means on the module.
Store an internal identifying code for control
identify the module type.
Listed for controlling HVAC fan motor controllers.
panel
use
to
B.
Monitor Module: Microelectronic module providing a system address for
alarm-initiating devices for wired applications with normally open
contacts.
C.
Integral Relay:
Capable of providing a direct signal to elevator
controller to initiate elevator recall and to circuit-breaker shunt
trip for power shutdown.
1.
Allow the control panel to switch the relay contacts on command.
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2.
D.
A.
Sprinkler
1.
Each
cuit
a.
normally
closed
Waterflow/Tamper Module: Comply with UL 346.
module shall provide two (2) supervised Class B input circonfigured as:
Normally-Open Alarm Delayed Latching for waterflow switch applications.
Normally-Open Active Latching for tamper switch and supervisory applications.
DEVICE GUARDS
Description:
Welded wire mesh of size and shape for the manual
station, smoke detector, gong, or other device requiring protection.
1.
2.
2.11
two
Operate notification devices.
Operate solenoids for use in sprinkler service.
b.
2.10
and
Control Module:
1.
2.
E.
Have a minimum of two normally open
contacts available for field wiring.
Factory fabricated and furnished by device manufacturer.
Finish: Paint of color to match the protected device.
NOTIFICATION APPLIANCES
A.
General Requirements for Notification Appliances:
Individually
addressed, connected to a signaling-line circuit, equipped for
mounting
as
indicated,
and
with
screw
terminals
for
system
connections.
B.
General Requirements for Notification Appliances:
Connected to
notification-appliance signal circuits, zoned as indicated, equipped
for mounting as indicated, and with screw terminals for system
connections.
1.
Combination Devices:
Factory-integrated audible and visible
devices in a single-mounting assembly, equipped for mounting as
indicated, and with screw terminals for system connections.
C.
Horns: Electric-vibrating-polarized type, 24-V dc; with provision for
housing the operating mechanism behind a grille. Comply with UL 464.
Horns shall produce a sound-pressure level of 90 dBA, measured 10 feet
from the horn, using the coded signal prescribed in UL 464 test
protocol. Provide weather proof rated horns where indicated.
D.
Visible Notification Appliances:
Xenon strobe lights complying with
UL 1971, with clear or nominal white polycarbonate lens mounted on an
aluminum faceplate.
The word "ALERT" is engraved in minimum 1-inch
high letters on the lens.
1.
Rated Light Output:
a.
15/30/75/110 cd, selectable in the field.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
2.12
Mounting: Wall mounted unless otherwise indicated.
For units with guards to prevent physical damage, light output
ratings shall be determined with guards in place.
Flashing shall be in a temporal pattern, synchronized with other
units.
Strobe Leads: Factory connected to screw terminals.
Mounting Faceplate: Factory finished, red.
EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM (ONE-WAY) - Alternate
A.
Manufacturers:
B.
General Requirements for Emergency Communication System:
1.
Field programmable, modular design with all electronic devices
complying with UL2572
2.
Notifier – No Subsitutions
Indicate number of alarm channels for automatic, simultaneous
transmission of different announcements to different zones or for
manual transmission of announcements by use of the local
operating console. Amplifiers shall comply with UL2572.
a.
3.
C.
Allow the application of, and evacuation signal to, indicated
number of zones and, at the same time, allow voice paging to
the other zones selectively or in any combination.
b.
Programmable tone and message sequence selection.
c.
Standard digitally recorded messages for the following:
1)
Evacuation
2)
Shelter in Place
3)
Weather Alert
4)
Stand By
5)
All Clear
6)
Test
d.
Generate tones to be sequenced with audio messages of type
recommended by NFPA 72 and that are compatible with tone
patterns of notification-appliance circuits of fire-alarm
control unit.
ACU,
Preamplifiers,
amplifiers,
and
tone
generators
shall
automatically transfer to backup units, on primary equipment
failure.
AUTONOMOUS CONTROL UNIT (ACU): Comply with UL 2572.
1.
General Requirements for ACU
a.
Interface per NFPA-72 to the FACP through an approved internal/external Fire Alarm Control Interface.
b.
Upon ACU initiation, ACU shall take precedence over any other
actions including LOCs.
c.
Supervise all Local Operating Consoles, Amplifiers, Preamplifiers and Speaker Circuits.
d.
Override Fire Alarm under conditions assed as “Priority” over
Fire Alarm in the Risk Assessment.
e.
Combined Fire Alarm/Autonomous Control Unit is acceptable.
2.
Status Annunciator:
Indicate the status of various voice/alarm
speaker zones.
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3.
4.
5.
D.
2.13
A.
2.14
ACU shall have push buttons and/or switches to control, at a
minimum, the functions as follows:
a.
Local Silence
b.
System Test
c.
System Fault Reset
d.
Fire Alarm Silence
ACU shall be equipped with a microphone that shall allow for initiating of live or pre-recorded page messages.
Minimum Two Auxiliary Line Level inputs for audio inputs from
other audio source for emergency communication
Local Operating Consoles (LOC): The LOC shall utilize standard
emergency communication user interface components to provide the
ability to operate the Autonomous Control Unit functions from
alternate locations within the building.
Function shall include
initiating all pre-recorded and live page messages.
FIRE ALARM CONTROL INTERFACE
General: Fire Alarm Control Interface to be listed for connection to
the FACP and Comply with UL 864.
1.
Primary and secondary power for ACU shall from a 24VDC power
source
2.
FACI shall monitor all NAC, LOCs, Amplifiers and report faults
and alarms to the FACP.
3.
Provide and distinctive audible and visual indication to the FACP
that the ECS System is active.
4.
FACI shall receive alarm indications from FACP and send to ACU.
5.
Front Panel Shall include indicators for the following:
a.
Primary Power Present
b.
System Fault
c.
General Alarm
d.
General Fault
e.
AC Power Fault
f.
NAC Fault
g.
Zone Alarms (up to 8 minimum)
AMPLIFERS
A.
General Requirements for Amplifiers: Integral audio processing to select any digitized audio channel, selectable 25/70Vrm output with a
minimum of 20 watt power per paging zone.
1.
Programmable channel to channel failover or amplifier to amplifier failover capability.
2.
Ability to support EOL monitoring for NAC circuit integrity
3.
Ability to store emergency messages in on-board, non-volatile
digital memory
4.
Ability to report all detected faults internal to amplifier
B.
Voice/Tone Notification Appliances:
1.
2.
Comply with UL 1480 and UL2572
Speakers for Voice Notification:
Locate speakers for voice
notification to provide the intelligibility requirements of the
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
"Notification Appliances" and "Emergency Communications Systems"
Chapter 24 and Annex D in NFPA 72.
High-Range Units: Rated 2 to 15 W.
Low-Range Units: Rated 1 to 2 W.
Minimum Frequency Speaker Response: 400-4,000 hz
Mounting: Surface mounted and bidirectional.
Matching
Transformers:
Tap
range
matched
to
acoustical
environment of speaker location.
PART 3 - EXECUTION
A.
Examine areas and conditions for compliance with requirements for
ventilation, temperature, humidity, and other conditions affecting
performance of the Work.
1.
Verify that manufacturer's written instructions for environmental
conditions have been permanently established in spaces where
equipment and wiring are installed, before installation begins.
B.
Examine roughing-in for electrical connections
locations of connections before installation.
C.
Proceed with installation only after unsatisfactory conditions have
been corrected.
3.2
A.
EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION
COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
–
FIRE
ALARM
INTEGRATED
to
verify
AUDIO
actual
EMERGENCY
Comply with NFPA 72, NFPA 101, and requirements of authorities having
jurisdiction for installation and testing of fire-alarm equipment.
Install all electrical wiring to comply with requirements in NFPA 70
including, but not limited to, Article 760, "Fire Alarm Systems."
1.
2.
Devices placed in service before all other trades have completed
cleanup shall be replaced.
Devices installed but not yet placed in service shall be
protected from construction dust, debris, dirt, moisture, and
damage according to manufacturer's written storage instructions.
B.
Install wall-mounted equipment, with tops of cabinets not more than 78
inches above the finished floor.
C.
Manual Fire-Alarm Boxes:
1.
2.
3.
D.
Install manual fire-alarm box in the normal path of egress within
60 inches of the exit doorway.
Mount manual fire-alarm box on a background of a contrasting
color.
The operable part of manual fire-alarm box shall be between 42
inches and 48 inches above floor level.
All devices shall be
mounted at the same height unless otherwise indicated.
Smoke- or Heat-Detector Spacing:
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Comply with the "Smoke-Sensing Fire Detectors" section in the
"Initiating Devices" chapter in NFPA 72, for smoke-detector
spacing.
Comply with the "Heat-Sensing Fire Detectors" section in the
"Initiating Devices" chapter in NFPA 72, for heat-detector
spacing.
Smooth ceiling spacing shall not exceed 30 feet.
Spacing of detectors for irregular areas, for irregular ceiling
construction, and for high ceiling areas shall be determined
according to Annex A in NFPA 72.
HVAC: Locate detectors not closer than 36 inches from air-supply
diffuser or return-air opening.
Lighting Fixtures:
Locate detectors not closer than 12 inches
from any part of a lighting fixture and not directly above
pendant mounted or indirect lighting.
E.
Install a cover on each smoke detector that is not placed in service
during construction. Cover shall remain in place except during system
testing. Remove cover prior to system turnover.
F.
Duct Smoke Detectors:
Comply with NFPA 72 and NFPA 90A.
Install
sampling tubes so they extend the full width of duct. Tubes more than
36 inches long shall be supported at both ends.
1.
Do not install smoke detector in duct smoke-detector housing
during construction. Install detector only during system testing
and prior to system turnover.
G.
Elevator Shafts:
Coordinate temperature rating and location with
sprinkler rating and location.
Do not install smoke detectors in
sprinklered elevator shafts.
H.
Remote Status and Alarm Indicators:
Install in a visible location
near each smoke detector, sprinkler water-flow switch, and valvetamper switch that is not readily visible from normal viewing
position.
I.
Audible Alarm-Indicating Devices:
1.
Wall Mount: Install not less than 6 inches below the ceiling.
Install speakers on flush-mounted back boxes with the deviceoperating mechanism concealed behind a grille.
Install all devices at the same height unless otherwise indicated.
2.
Ceiling Mount: Install in ceiling not more than 30’ on center.
Install Speakers on flush mounted back boxes with the deviceoperating mechanism concealed behind a grille.
J.
Visible Alarm-Indicating Devices: Install adjacent to each alarm bell
or alarm horn and at least 6 inches below the ceiling.
Install all
devices at the same height unless otherwise indicated.
K.
Device Location-Indicating Lights:
device they monitor.
Locate in public space near the
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3.3
PATHWAYS
A.
Plenum rated cable shall be used for all pathways except where cabling
is in conduit.
B.
Pathways above recessed accessible locations may be routed exposed.
C.
Pathways above inaccessible locations shall be installed in EMT.
D.
Pathways in exposed areas shall be routed in EMT and be painted red
enamel.
E.
Pathways from main fire alarm control panel to each zone/building
shall be routed underground to lower level mechanical or electrical
room.
Initial auxiliary panel(s) shall be located in these rooms.
All cabling within the building zone shall be installed as specified
above.
3.4
A.
3.5
ZONES
Provide a fire alarm zone for each building that is identified on
Drawings. Fire alarm activation and notification by zone/building.
CABLING
A.
Power wiring for all systems shall be furnished and installed by the
contractor as shown on the drawings and as required by the equipment
manufacturer.
B.
When ceiling voids are used as air return plenums, only U.L. Listed
plenum cable shall be used or cables shall be completely routed in
conduit.
C.
All wiring installed in ceiling voids shall be bundled, neatly routed,
suspended above the grid system or located in cable tray and labeled
with appropriate tags as to service.
D.
Wire and cable shall be specifically designed to function with equipment supplied.
Cable shall be color coded-RED for ease of installation and service, twisted, shielded, and grounded for control of voice
circuits and covered with wear-resistant moisture proof protective insulation. Wire shall bear manufacturer's trademark either embossed or
printed on cable.
3.6
CONNECTIONS
A.
For fire-protection systems related to doors in fire-rated walls and
partitions and to doors in smoke partitions, verify that hardware and
devices are listed for use with installed fire-alarm system before
making connections.
B.
Make addressable connections with a supervised interface device to the
following devices and systems. Install the interface device less than
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36 inches from the device controlled.
Make an addressable
confirmation connection when such feedback is available at the device
or system being controlled.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
3.7
Smoke dampers in air ducts of designated HVAC duct systems.
Magnetically held-open doors.
Electronically locked doors and access gates.
Alarm-initiating
connection
to
elevator
recall
system
and
components.
Alarm-initiating
connection
to
activate
emergency
lighting
control.
Supervisory connections at valve supervisory switches.
Supervisory connections at elevator shunt-trip breaker.
Supervisory connections at fire-extinguisher locations.
Alarm-initiating connection to kitchen hood fire extinguishing
system.
IDENTIFICATION
A.
Identify system components, wiring, cabling, and terminals
B.
Install framed instructions in a location visible from FACP, ACU AND
LOCs.
3.8
GROUNDING
A.
Ground fire-alarm control unit and associated circuits; comply with
IEEE 1100.
Install a ground wire from main service ground to firealarm control unit.
B.
Ground shielded cables at the control panel location only.
shield at device location.
3.9
Insulate
FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
A.
Field tests shall be witnessed by authorities having jurisdiction.
B.
Manufacturer's Field Service:
Engage a factory-authorized service
representative to test and inspect components, assemblies, and
equipment installations, including connections.
C.
Perform tests and inspections.
D.
Perform the following tests and inspections with the assistance of a
factory-authorized service representative:
1.
Visual Inspection:
a.
Conduct visual inspection prior to testing.
Inspection shall be based on completed record Drawings and
system documentation that is required by the "Completion
Documents, Preparation" table in the "Documentation" section
of the "Fundamentals" chapter in NFPA 72.
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b.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Comply with the "Visual Inspection Frequencies" table in the
"Inspection"
section
of
the
"Inspection,
Testing
and
Maintenance"
chapter
in
NFPA 72;
retain
the
"Initial/Reacceptance" column and list only the installed
components.
System Testing:
Comply with the "Test Methods" table in the
"Testing" section of the "Inspection, Testing and Maintenance"
chapter in NFPA 72.
Test audible appliances for the public operating mode according
to manufacturer's written instructions. Perform the test using a
portable sound-level meter complying with Type 2 requirements in
ANSI S1.4.
Test audible appliances for the private operating mode according
to manufacturer's written instructions.
Test visible appliances for the public operating mode according
to manufacturer's written instructions.
Factory-authorized service representative shall prepare the "Fire
Alarm System Record of Completion" in the "Documentation" section
of the "Fundamentals" chapter in NFPA 72 and the "Inspection and
Testing Form" in the "Records" section of the "Inspection,
Testing and Maintenance" chapter in NFPA 72.
E.
Reacceptance Testing:
Perform reacceptance testing to verify
proper operation of added or replaced devices and appliances.
F.
Fire Alarm Integrated Audio Visual Emergency Communication system will
be considered defective if it does not pass tests and inspections.
G.
Prepare test and inspection reports.
H.
Maintenance Test and Inspection: Perform tests and inspections listed
for weekly, monthly, quarterly, and semiannual periods.
Use forms
developed for initial tests and inspections.
I.
Annual Test and Inspection:
One year after date of Substantial
Completion, test fire-alarm system complying with visual and testing
inspection requirements in NFPA 72.
Use forms developed for initial
tests and inspections.
3.10
A.
the
MAINTENANCE SERVICE
Initial Maintenance Service:
Beginning at Substantial Completion,
maintenance service shall include 12 months' full maintenance by
skilled employees of manufacturer's designated service organization.
Include preventive maintenance, repair or replacement of worn or
defective components, lubrication, cleaning, and adjusting as required
for proper operation.
Parts and supplies shall be manufacturer's
authorized replacement parts and supplies.
1.
Include visual inspections according to the "Visual Inspection
Frequencies" table in the "Testing" paragraph of the "Inspection,
Testing and Maintenance" chapter in NFPA 72.
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2.
3.
3.11
Perform tests in the "Test Methods" table in the "Testing"
paragraph of the "Inspection, Testing and Maintenance" chapter in
NFPA 72.
Perform tests per the "Testing Frequencies" table in the
"Testing" paragraph of the "Inspection, Testing and Maintenance"
chapter in NFPA 72.
SOFTWARE SERVICE AGREEMENT
A.
Comply with UL 864 and UL2572.
B.
Technical Support:
Beginning at Substantial Completion,
agreement shall include software support for two years.
C.
Upgrade Service: At Substantial Completion, update software to latest
version. Install and program software upgrades that become available
within two years from date of Substantial Completion.
Upgrading
software shall include operating system and new or revised licenses
for using software.
1.
3.12
service
Upgrade Notice:
At least 30 days to allow Owner to schedule
access to system and to upgrade computer equipment if necessary.
TRAINING
A.
Engage a factory-authorized service representative to train Owner's
maintenance personnel to adjust, operate, and maintain fire alarm
integrated audio visual emergency communication system.
B.
The training shall provide a comprehensive understanding of how to
utilize and properly operate all functions of the system. Contractor
shall provide a training completion sheet indicating the Owner
personnel trained and Owner approval of the training.
1.
Training shall be completed in two phases:
a.
Classroom style training for all authorized personnel operating the Fire Alarm Integrated Audio Visual Emergency Communication System.
b.
Hands-On Training in which all authorized personnel operating
the system shall conduct normal use of the system with the
factory authorized service representative.
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