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COMMUNICATIONS GENERAL PROVISIONS
PART 1 1.01
1.02
GENERAL
RELATED DOCUMENTS
A.
General: Drawings and general provisions of the Contract, including General and
Supplementary Conditions and Division 01 Specification sections, apply to work specified
of this section.
B.
Systems provided under specification sections 283111 and 275223.
SUBMITTAL
A.
Scope: Technical Information brochures shall be submitted for approval before the start
of construction as noted in other Sections of these specifications. The brochure shall be
a part of the brochure as submitted by Division 26/28, shall contain the following
additional information, and shall be prepared as follows;
1.
Provide complete front panel equipment fabrication dimensions with equipment
locations of equipment racks and cabinets.
2.
Submittal shall include equipment wiring terminal point-to-point color coded wiring
diagrams. Drawings shall show each item of equipment, locations, all wiring and all
connections. Drawings shall be the same size as contract drawings. Wiring shall be
as described by the specifications or if no color code is specifically mentioned, the
color code shall be as recommended by the equipment manufacturer. All sheets
shall include a right hand margin title block (see contract drawings). All devices
schematically represented on wiring diagrams shall be identified with room numbers
corresponding to equipment locations in the building.
3.
Submittal shall include block-diagram of equipment to show equipment relationship
and signal flow paths.
4.
Fire alarm system drawings shall show the current requirements of each device in
each circuit and the total required for each circuit module for supervisory current
status, alarm current requirements, battery standby current and the calculations, and
transformer size selection calculations.
5.
Submittal information shall include the following manufacturer's published data and
specific data for the system or equipment submittal for approval: (1) Complete
operating instructions, (2) Complete schematic drawings for each item of equipment,
(3) Complete maintenance instructions.
6.
The Contractor shall submit with equipment submittal a complete resume of systems
installed during the past five years of this type and size.
7.
A resume outlining the technical background of the system contractor foreman for
this project shall be provided.
8.
License: Contractor shall submit a copy of state of Florida license.
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1.03
1.04
QUALITY
A.
Substituted Materials: The Contractor is expected to base his bid on materials and
equipment complying fully with the drawings and specification. In the event he bases his
bid on materials or equipment which does not conform, he shall be responsible for
providing materials and equipment which fully conform at no change in his contract price.
In any case, where a specific specification for any item that is required is not shown, the
Contractor shall provide only the best quality equipment or material consistent with the
quality of other specified equipment and material. The items of equipment shall be
provided in the quantity as shown by the drawings or in the quantity as specified herein.
B.
Responsibility of Substitutions: The use of acceptable equipment does not relieve the
Contractor of responsibility for the substituted equipment. The Contractor, at no cost to
the Owner, shall remove and replace with the specified equipment any equipment or
system that shows evidence of improper operation, function, or size.
C.
Responsibility: It is the responsibility of the Contractor to supply a working overall system.
All equipment and material as well as labor must be provided whether or not specifically
mentioned in the specification or shown by the drawings.
QUALIFICATIONS
A.
Authorized Distributor: Proof shall be required at the time of equipment submittal for
acceptance that the Company or Firm is an accepted representative for the sale,
installation, and service of the equipment submitted for acceptance.
B.
Qualifications of Distributor: Proof shall be required at the time of submittal acceptance
that the Firm or Company is an established organization, within (100) miles of the project,
and has successfully completed projects of this type and has an acceptable reputation for
service to installations of this type. Distributor, if requested, shall submit the name and
location of similar project and dates of completion. Distributor must maintain a fullystaffed and equipped service organization, and must regularly offer maintenance service
for systems of this type and size.
C.
Contractor Qualifications: The Contractor directly responsible for this work shall be a
"Systems Contractor" who is, and who has been, regularly engaged in the providing and
installation of commercial and industrial communication systems of this type and size for
at least the immediate past five years.
D.
Training: All equipment shall be installed by a technician trained by the equipment
manufacturer or a recognized training school or course for the installations of this type
system. The Contractor shall, if requested by the Engineer, show proof of a specific
individual's training.
E.
Installers: The Systems Contractor shall directly employ a suitable number of skilled
systems installers whose normal work is systems installation, who shall provide all
systems equipment and who shall make the wire and cable connections thereto.
F.
Provisions: As part of the project submittal it shall be demonstrated to the satisfaction of
the Engineer that the Contractor has:
1. Adequate plant and equipment to do the work properly and expeditiously.
2. Adequate staff and technical experience.
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1.05
1.06
1.07
1.08
WARRANTY, SERVICE AND INSTRUCTION
A.
Warranty: The System Contractor shall provide, at no cost to the Owner, a one year
warranty to replace or repair any parts or units that may fail or prove to be inoperative by
normal use.
B.
Service: Contractor shall provide service within 24 hours of request for service, and
between 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. Monday through Friday.
C.
Instruction: The Systems Contractor shall provide a one time, minimum four-hour period
of instruction to the Owner, at no cost to the Owner, between 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. Monday
through Friday.
SUBSTITUTIONS OF EQUIPMENT
A.
General: In order for systems or equipment substitutions to be accepted, complete
catalog data proving that the proposed equipment and design is equal to the equipment
and design as specified shall be submitted for acceptance. All systems, except the
systems used for design criteria as indicated by model number and/or name of
manufacturer, shall be submitted for acceptance not less than 10 days prior to bid date,
complete with engineering data including signal flow, diagrams, for system analysis. The
submittals shall be reviewed, and if acceptable, an addendum shall be issued indicating
specific acceptability.
B.
Manufacturers: Any Model number or manufacturer's name shown without an additional
accepted substitution model number or manufacturer's name shall be as specified and
substitutions shall not be accepted.
C.
Testing of Samples: Where, in the Engineers opinion, the submittal data or the
manufacturer's literature is insufficient for purposes of an evaluation, the individual or firm
making the submittal shall arrange for sample items of equipment to be delivered to the
Engineer for his inspection and evaluation or the Contractor shall arrange for a field test of
the equipment, as may be requested by the Engineer.
EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATION
A.
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.: All fire alarm equipment, including accessories to the
system and including all wire and cable, shall be listed by the Underwriters' Laboratories
product directory called "Fire Protection Equipment" and/or "The Electrical Construction
Materials List."
B.
Factory Mutual, Inc.: An equivalent listing by Factory Mutual shall be required for fire
alarm system equipment.
CODES AND STANDARDS
A.
National Fire Protection Association: Fire alarm system devices shall be provided in
accordance with the requirements of NFPA 70, 72, 90A, 101, and all additional applicable
codes.
B.
Local Authority having Jurisdiction: Equipment shall be installed in accordance with
requirements of the local authority having jurisdiction.
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PART 2 2.01
GENERAL
A.
PART 3 3.01
PRODUCTS
General: Products shall be as specified in the appropriate section of the specifications as
specified herein.
EXECUTION
EXECUTION OF THE WORK
A.
Drawings: The drawings are diagrammatic. The Contractor shall correlate final
equipment locations with governing Architectural and all engineering drawings and lay out
all work before installation so that all trades may provide equipment in spaces available.
The Contractor shall provide coordination as required for the installation of the system in a
neat and workmanlike manner.
B.
Existing Conditions: The Contractor shall check site and existing conditions thoroughly
before bidding and advise Engineer of discrepancies prior to bid.
C.
Coordination: The Contractor shall provide all required coordination and supervision
where work connects to or is affected by work of others, and comply with all requirements
affecting this Division. Work required under other divisions, specifications, or drawings to
be performed by this section shall be coordinated by the Contractor.
D.
Wiring: All wiring unless otherwise noted, shall be of the same accepted type as used for
electric light power wiring. Wiring shall meet the requirements of all National, State and
local electrical codes and NFPA. The sizes of the wires shall be those specified. Color
code shall be used throughout. All wires shall be test free from ground, crosses between
conductors, and shorts.
E.
Connections: All connections of stranded wire to screw terminals shall be by insulated
spade lugs, crimp fastened to wire. No splices shall be made within a conduit run. All
non-terminal block connections shall be made with mechanical connectors or rosin core
solder, with insulation equal to conductor insulation and as accepted by the Engineer.
F.
Wiring: All conductors shall be marked with wrap type (Brady labels. All terminal block
terminations shall be labeled. The inside portion of the terminal cabinet doors shall
display a protected terminal cabinet drawing with all connections shown and described as
to color code, number assigned to connection function of conductor and destination. Wire
shall be guided within terminal cabinets by cable supports. All conductors shall be neatly
led to terminations.
G.
Cabinets: All communication cabinets shall be labeled with an engraved plastic laminate
label riveted to the door. Cabinet designation shall be as shown on the contract drawings.
H.
Equipment Installation: All equipment shall be mounted flush to the mounting surface and
shall be plumb. The Contractor shall coordinate the location of all conduit, boxes and
requirements. The Contractor shall examine boxes at the proper time to assure correct
box alignment and type. All screws shall be of the correct type for each device as to head
size, material and slot type.
I.
Standards: Installation shall conform to the latest edition of the National Electrical Code.
Workmanship shall be of the highest quality. All connections and equipment installation
and adjustment shall be made by or supervised by a Journeyman Electronic Technician.
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3.02
Final: The systems upon completion, shall be complete in every respect-clean, operating
and properly adjusted and in perfect operating condition.
ENGINEER’S FINAL INSPECTION
A.
Scheduling: Before requesting a final inspection, all systems shall be inspected by the
equipment manufacturer's representative. When the system and all equipment is in place
and is operating properly, the manufacturer's representative shall complete the check-out
memo and have all equipment ready for final inspection. Final as-built drawings and
brochures shall be provided to the Engineer one week prior to final inspection.
END OF SECTION
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SECTION 281000
SECURITY SYSTEMS
PART 1- GENERAL
1.01
A.
1.02
A.
WORK INCLUDED
The work shall include furnishing all labor, materials, enclosures, wiring, equipment, and
documentation required to provide a completely operational and working Security System. Any
materials or equipment necessary for the proper operation of this system, whether or not
specified or described herein, shall be deemed part of this system and shall be provided by the
contractor without any additional cost to the client.
RELATED DOCUMENTS
General Terms and Conditions of the Contract Documents
1.
2.
B.
Division 8 – Door Hardware
Division 26 – Electrical
Supplemental: Refer to the specification sections identified below for additional requirements,
which are supplemented by this section.
SECTION
27 00 10
27 05 26
27 05 28
27 10 00
28 10 00
TITLE
Technology Systems General Provisions
Grounding & Bonding For Telecommunications Systems
Pathways And Spaces For Structured Cabling System
Structured Cabling System
Security System
C.
The Division 26 contractor shall provide conduit pathways required for the security system. The
security contractor shall coordinate with the electrical contractor to ensure the proper location
and placement of this infrastructure. Conduit shall be provided from the device the nearest
communications room on each floor as shown on the drawings. Within the communication
rooms all conduit necessary to route cabling between equipment racks or panels shall be
provided under this security system scope of work. All cabling must be installed in conduit; free
wiring shall not be permitted.
D.
The security contractor shall coordinate with the door hardware contractor on the placement of
all security locking hardware for this project. The door hardware contractor shall provide and
install all delayed egress locking hardware, power transfer hinge, relay control boards, and the
associated power supply for this type of lock. The security contractor shall provide the door
position switch, all necessary low voltage power supplies, wire and cable, terminate all
connections, and shall interface this equipment with the integrated security system.
Network components, wiring, and fiber optic cabling shall conform to all owner established
requirements, standards, and practices.
E.
1.03
A.
CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS
The contractor selected for this project must be a direct authorized representative of the product
they propose. All technicians assigned to install and configure this system shall be factory
trained and certified for the proper installation of this equipment. This company must be of
established reputation and experience, regularly engaged in the supply and support of such
systems for a period of at least five consecutive years under the current company name. This
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company shall have a fully staffed office of sales and technical support representatives within a
2-hour travel time to this project.
1.4
A.
1.5
A.
SPECIFIED SYSTEM
The following access control manufacturer will be the only product considered for this design:
Lenel OnGuard system. Part numbers for all supporting hardware has either been defined
herein or is referenced on the drawing documents. Unless otherwise identified herein substitute
products shall not be permitted.
SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The security systems primary purposes shall be to provide access control and alarm monitoring
capabilities for this new project. The system shall provide functionality such as the ability to
regulate and control access through specific areas of the facility and fully integration with other
security components such as closed circuit television and digital video recording.
The system must utilize a single seamlessly integrated relational database for all functionality.
This database will reside on the existing Lenel headend file server located at this campus.
B.
1.6
All Intelligent System Controllers shall be connected to the clients LAN/WAN network via industry
standard TCP/IP communication protocol. Network based Intelligent System Controllers shall be
able to communicate back with the database server through industry standard network switches
and routers. The existing Lenel database server has the capacity to support 512 card readers. It
is believed the current facility wide upgrade program will utilize a maximum of 275 positions of this
capacity. This provides a minimum expansion capacity of approximately 225 card readers before
a software upgrade is required. The design as defined herein shall allow for the specified card
readers to be added without any software updates.
RESPONSE TO SPECIFICATION
A.
The Contractor shall submit a point-by-point statement of compliance with all relevant sections,
as defined herein.
B.
The statement of compliance shall consist of a list of all numbered paragraphs within these
sections.
1.
2.
3.
Where the proposed system complies fully with the numbered paragraphs as written,
such shall be indicated by placing the word "comply" opposite the paragraph number.
Where the proposed system does not comply with the paragraph as written, but the
Contractor feels it will accomplish the intent of the paragraph in a manner different from
that described, a full description of the intent perceived by the Contractor shall be
provided as well as a full description of how the proposal will meet this intent.
Where a full description is not provided it shall be assumed that the proposed system
does not comply with the paragraph in question.
C.
Any submission that does not include a point-by-point statement of compliance as described
herein, shall be subject to disqualification from consideration as non-compliant.
D.
Documentation in support of substitute equipment shall qualify all parameters with tangible
values in the response notations or on the manufactures original data sheets and shall not
include vague statements such as “limitless” or “virtually limitless”. Submissions documents
using this type of statement shall be considered non-compliant.
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1.7
A.
SUBMITTALS
Within 20 business days of receiving contract approval and notice to proceed, the following
items shall be submitted to the consulting engineers for review and approval. Shop drawing
submittals shall include, but not be limited to the following items:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
1.8
A.
Product numbers, specifications, and data sheets for all equipment.
All wire and cable type and size.
Point-to-point wiring diagrams for all devices.
Single-line drawings representing the entire system.
Termination details.
Course outlines for each of the end user training programs. The course outlines shall
include the course duration, pre-requisites, and a brief description of the subject matter.
Proposed method of wire marking, panel labeling, zone identification, and terminal strip
numbering.
Project milestone schedule.
Template for weekly progress report.
CODE REFERENCES AND SYSTEM CERTIFICATIONS
Design and operation of the system shall conform to the following referenced codes,
regulations, and standards as applicable:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
B.
1.9
A.
National Electrical Code (NEC)
Electronic Industry Association ANSI/EIA/TIA
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
Underwriters Laboratories UL 294, UL 639, and UL 1037, UL 1076
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 47 CRF Part 15 and 90
Applicable Federal, State, and Local Laws, Regulations, and Codes
All hardware provided for this system must be UL listed and approved without exception.
ABBREVIATIONS
The following abbreviations are used in this document:
ANSI
ASCII
AWG
BPS
CCTV
CPU
CPS
DAT
DPS
FCC
GUI
ID
IEEE
I/O
NEC
NEMA
ODBC
PIN
PTZ
American National Standards Institute
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
American Wire Gauge
Bits Per Second
Closed Circuit Television
Central Processing Unit
Characters Per Second
Digital Audio Tape
Door Position Switch
Federal Communications Commission
Graphical User Interface
Identification
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Input /Output
National Electrical Code
National Electrical Manufacturers Association
Open Database Connectivity
Personal Identification Number
Pan/Tilt/Zoom
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RAID
REX
SCS
SDRAM
TSP
UL
UPS
USB
UTP
1.10
Redundant Array of Independent Disks
Request to Exit
Security Control System
Synchronized Dynamic Random Access Memory
Twisted Shielded Pair
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
Uninterrupted Power Supply
Universal Serial Bus
Unshielded Twisted Pair
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
The following terms are defined for the purposes of this specification:
Access Group:
A logical group of card readers (terminals) which may be connected to one or
more sub-controllers and which represent a collection of readers for which a
particular cardholder may have access privileges.
Access Mode:
The mode of operation in which the security control system shall only annunciate
tamper and trouble conditions at a monitored point. Alarm conditions shall not be
annunciated in this mode. Also referred to as alarm shunting.
Acknowledge:
The action taken by a security control system operator to indicate that he/she is
aware of a specific alarm or tamper state.
Action Messages:
A set of instructions automatically provided to the operator when an alarm
condition is generated.
Advisory:
A message provided by the security control system to the operator to inform
him/her of a condition as reported by the security control system.
Alarm Condition:
A change of state as sensed by the security control system indicating that the
security control system has detected a condition which its sensors were designed
to detect.
Cardholder:
A person who has been issued a valid access card.
Card Reader:
A device usually located at access points, designed to decode the information
contained on or within a card key credential for the purposes of making an access
decision or for identity verification.
Clear:
The action taken by a security control system operator to respond to an alarm
condition or advisory so that other alarms may be serviced or so that other
actions may be taken.
Download:
To send computer data from the File Server to a controller for the purposes of
making access decision without the intervention of the File Server.
Facility Code:
A coded number, in addition to the individual card number, stored within each
card key that uniquely identifies the facility at which the card is valid. This feature
prevents cards from one facility from being used at another facility that has a
similar access control system.
File Server
Primary host computer in the networked security system which maintains the
access control system database.
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Line Supervision:
The monitoring of an electrical circuit via electrical and software systems to verify
the electrical integrity of the supervised circuit.
Off-line:
A condition in which a controller(s) is not in communication with the File Server. In
the off-line mode, the controller continues to make access decisions and process
alarms according to the information stored at its local database.
Password:
A combination of numbers or letters unique to security control system operator
which defines commands and data fields he/she may view, edit, or command.
Reset:
A command or feedback signal that indicates that a monitored point has returned
to its normal state after having transferred to the alarm or trouble state.
Secure Mode:
The normal state of an alarm input point from which it will be monitored for
change of state to either an alarm or trouble condition.
Secured Area:
A physical location within the facility to which access is controlled by one or more
card readers.
Tamper:
A condition within the circuitry of a monitored point which indicates the electrical
integrity of that sensing circuit has been compromised.
Time Interval:
A time stamp of one start time and one stop time within a time period.
Time Period:
A user programmable period of time made up of days of the week and hours in
the day.
Trouble:
A condition within the circuitry of a monitored point which indicates that an
equipment malfunction, single break, single fault or a wire-to-wire short exists.
User Definable:
An attribute of a security control system function that may be easily tailored by the
System Administrator.
Workstation:
A personal computer connected to the main security control system File Server
via a local area network connection for the purpose of programming the system
and responding to alarms.
PART 2 - SYSTEM CHARACTERISTICS
2.1
BASIC SYSTEM CHARACTERISTICS
A.
The security control system shall provide an integral solution through the use of a pre-planned
suite of hardware and software modules for access control, alarm monitoring, photo
identification, and CCTV integration.
B.
The system shall communicate with existing access control network database using the client’s
LAN/WAN network and all established communication protocols.
2.2
A.
SECURITY SYSTEM SOFTWARE
Lenel OnGuard Enterprise System, existing.
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2.3
A.
2.4
ACCESS LEVELS
All access levels required for control in this facility shall be defined by the Owner. As required,
the security contractor shall work with the client to add these new levels into the existing security
system.
DOOR CONTROL CONFIGURATION
A.
The system shall support the assignment of door lock/unlock times and door held open time.
The Security Control System shall allow up to 300 seconds of time to be programmed for each
door’s unlock and door held open time. These functions shall be accomplished through the
Security Control System software and no special hardware shall be required.
B.
Each door within the Security Control System shall have the ability of being automatically
unlocked based on the time of day. All access controlled doors in the system shall generate an
alarm condition if the door is forced or held open.
C.
The Security Control System shall support the shunting of the door status switch when a
request to exit device is enabled. The system shall shunt the door status switch through a
predefined criteria based on all existing control requirements.
D.
Each electrically locked door shall be reviewed for compliance with life safety requirements.
Doors required by code to be fail-safe shall be interfaced with the fire alarm system to release
upon alarm activation. Doors not required by code to be fail-safe shall remain locked to prevent
unauthorized access during alarm conditions, fail-secure.
E.
All security controlled doors shall be interface with auto operators where this hardware has been
provided. Confirm with the owner the requirements for a separate handicap door release
button, or the ability to configure the associated card reader to activate the door operator on
employee entrance only doors.
2.5
A.
2.6
A.
2.7
A.
CONTROLLER NETWORK ARCHITECTURE
The system shall utilize a distributed processing architecture whereby all access decisions are
made locally at the controller. The host computer shall download controller specific data to the
Intelligent System Controllers on the network. This data shall be stored within each controller
and contain all pertinent information relating to the controller’s functionality. Should
communication with the file server be lost, all event activity, with its time date stamp, shall be
stored in the controller buffer, until communication is restored. Upon restoration of
communications all transaction data shall be automatically uploaded to the host computer
including the actual time of occurrence. This functionality shall enable any off-line controller to
maintain full access control processing capability.
NETWORK COMMUNICATION
The communications network shall be made up of a primary bus that shall be supervised for
integrity. If communications are detected as failed the system shall report the loss and
automatically enable the controller buffers in that part of the network. All access control panels
shall utilize shall utilize the clients existing LAN/WAN network to transmit data to the headend
equipment.
INTELLIGENT SYSTEM CONTROLLER (ISC)
An Intelligent System Controller shall link the security software to all field devices and system
components. The ISC shall provide full distributed processing of access control & alarm
monitoring operations. Access levels, hardware configurations, and programmed alarm outputs
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assigned at the administration client workstation shall be downloaded to the ISC which shall
store this information and function using its high speed, local 32-bit microprocessor. All access
granted/denied decisions must be made at the ISC to provide fast responses to card reader
transactions. A fully configured ISC with 64 card readers shall require less than one-half (0.5)
seconds to grant access to an authorized cardholder or deny access to an unauthorized
cardholder.
The access control field hardware shall provide a network based ISC. The network ISC shall be
an Ethernet based panel that has the capability to reside on a local area network (LAN) or wide
area network (WAN) without connectivity to a PC serial port. The ISC shall utilize an off the shelf
network connectivity device to deliver this functionality. Network based Intelligent System
Controllers shall be able to communicate back with the database server through industry
standard switches and routers that conform with the client’s existing requirements, standards,
and practices.
The ISC shall continue to function normally in the event that it loses communication with the
security system software. While in this off-line state, the ISC is required to make access
granted/denied decisions and maintain a log of the events that have occurred. Events shall be
stored in local memory, and then uploaded automatically to the database after communication
has been restored.
B.
All system controllers shall receive a minimum 6-hour battery backup unit with additional battery
support time available within the same cabinet. These devices shall be maintained utilizing
trickle charge power pack to sustain optimal performance.
C.
All controllers shall receive surge suppression devices to protect these components from power
surges, spikes, and other abnormalities. The ISC shall include all necessary memory upgrades,
network adapters, and converters required to interface this panel into the exist system. The
Intelligent System Controller for this project shall be a Lenel LNL-1000.
2.8
A.
INPUT CONTROL MODULE (ICM)
The Input Control Module shall monitor all system alarm inputs.
The Input Control Module shall provide UL 1076 Grade A analog supervised alarm input zones
to monitor and report line fault conditions (open, short, ground, or circuit fault), alarm conditions,
power faults and tampers. When an alarm input is activated, the associated alarm condition
shall be reported to both the ISC and subsequently to the alarm monitoring client workstation.
Status LEDs shall provide information about the sixteen alarm zone inputs, cabinet tamper, and
power fault. For each status LED, a slow flash shall imply a "No Alarm" condition, a fast flash
shall indicate an “Alarm Condition”, and a solid LED shall indicate a “Zone Fault” (open, short,
ground, or circuit fault).
The Input Control Module shall provide UL 1076 Grade AA alarm input zones to monitor and
report line fault conditions, alarm conditions, power faults and tampers. When an alarm input is
activated, the associated alarm condition shall be reported to the ISC and subsequently to an
alarm monitoring client workstation. Status LEDs shall provide information about the sixteen
alarm zone inputs, cabinet tamper, and power fault. For each status LED, a slow flash shall
imply a "No Alarm" condition, a fast flash shall indicate an “Alarm Condition”, and a steady LED
shall indicate a “Circuit Fault” (open, short, ground). The Input Control Modules must also be
able to operate independently and in conjunction with Output Control Modules (OCM), which will
send an output signal to a corresponding output device upon alarm input activation. Once an
alarm has been received, the Input Control Module shall activate any or all alarm outputs within
the Output Control Module. The Output Control Module shall provide 16 Form C outputs rated at
5A @ 30VDC. Upon an alarm input from the Input Control Module, the Output Control Module
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shall transmit an activating signal to a corresponding output device. The ICM shall be UL 294
and CE Certified. The Input Control Models for this project shall be a Lenel LNL-1100.
2.9
OUTPUT CONTROL MODULE (OCM)
A.
The Output Control Module shall incorporate Output Relays that are capable of controlling a
corresponding output device upon any input activation or on command from the security system.
Each Output Control Module shall provide Form C relays rated at 5A @ 30 VDC. The OCM shall
control the relays by digital communication. Upon an input from the ICM or command from the
System Operator, the ICM shall transmit an activating signal to a corresponding relay. The
OCM shall be UL 294 and CE Certified. The Output Control Models for this project shall be a
Lenel LNL-1200.
2.10
A.
READER INTERFACE MODULE (RIM)
The Reader Interface Module shall provide an interface between the ISC and card readers. The
RIM must operate with any card reader that produces a standard Wiegand communication
output. A single ISC shall be able to multi-drop as many as 32 reader interface modules. Each
dual reader interface model shall support two card readers each of which shall be up to 500’
away from the RIM. The client’s preference is to locate all security panels in a central
communication room and support the associated card readers from this remote location.
Each RIM shall monitor a minimum of two card readers, a door position, exit push button, and 4
auxiliary alarm inputs. It shall also control the associated electronic door hardware and provide
four auxiliary relay outputs. The Reader interface module for this project shall be a Lenel LNL1320.
2.11
SECURITY ENCLOSURES – CONTROL PANELS, LOW VOLTAGE, TERMINALS
A.
All enclosures shall be provided with a key lockable door and all doors shall be keyed alike. All
enclosures shall include a tamper switch for direct supervision of the cabinet door; cabinet
openings shall initiate an alarm condition to the security monitoring system.
B.
Controller Cabinet power supplies shall be capable of supplying power for card readers I/O
modules, and biometric readers.
C.
The provided power supplies shall be of a 12 VDC switching type with charger and rechargeable
stand-by batteries so as to maintain all network controllers and their functions for a minimum of
6 hours.
2.12
MAGNETIC SWIPE CARD READER
A. The Wiegand style shall be ergonomically designed for a natural hand position when swiping a
card. The unit shall back mount on a vertical surface and shall allow the slot to be oriented either
upwards, downwards, or facing to the left or right. The card reader shall incorporate an LED
indicator to indicate the status of the reader. In a normal inactive state this LED shall glow red, an
active read of an authorized card shall change the status to green, an invalid or rejected card shall
display with an abler color. The wiegand reader shall be sealed in a rugged weatherized
polymeric enclosure able to withstand harsh environments and provide a high degree of vandal
resistance. The reader shall be capable of operating in temperatures from –40 degrees to 160
degrees. The magnetic swipe style card reader for this project shall be a Lenel model LNL-2005W-5-BK.
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2.13
MAGNETIC DOOR POSITION SWITCH - DPS
A.
The standard recessed door position switch shall be Sentrol 1078 series or approved equal.
The contact and the magnet shall be hermetically sealed in a one piece, molded, flame
retardant ABS plastic housing for maximum strength and durability. The contact and magnet
shall snap-lock into a predrilled 3/4” or 1” diameter hole. Color of the housing shall be off white,
gray, or mahogany, and shall be provided in the appropriate color to match the door and
doorframe. The magnet shall be made of Alnico V.
B.
The standard roll-up door position switch shall be Sentrol/Interlogix 2200 series or approved
equal.
C.
On banks of doors where multiple doors are being monitored, door contacts shall be wired in
series. All double doors shall receive (1) magnetic door position switch on each door leaf and
shall report as one alarm point.
2.14
A.
2.15
A.
2.16
TAMPER SWITCH
All Security, CCTV, and AED enclosures shall include a tamper switch for direct supervision of
the cabinet door. Any opening of these doors shall initiate an alarm condition to the security
monitoring system. All tamper contacts shall be a reed actuated self adjusting plunger style
switch. If a tamper contact is provided by the manufacturer with the enclosure this device may
be used. The tamper switch for this project shall be a Sentrol/Interlogix 3027 series switch or
an approved equal.
ELECTRONIC LOCKING TECHNOLOGY – PROVIDED UNDER DIVISION 8
The security contractor shall coordinate with the door hardware contractor on the placement of
electronic locking hardware required for this project. The door contractor will provide and install
all electric locking hardware with the associated line voltage power supplies. The security
contractor will provide all necessary wire and cable, low voltage power supplies, terminate all
connections, and shall interface this equipment with the integrated security system.
LOW VOLTAGE POWER SUPPLY – DOOR LOCKING HARDWARE
A.
The low voltage power supply shall convert a 115 VAC 60 Hz input to a continuously supplied
current of 12 or 24 VDC. The power supply shall be UL listed, NFPA compliant, and class 2
rated. Power supply shall be housed in NEMA 1 hinged cover enclosures where mounted
indoors and in fully weatherproof NEMA 4 enclosures when located outdoors or in an exposed
or covered area. All enclosure doors shall be key lockable, keyed alike, and shall include a
tamper switch for monitoring by the security system. Any cabinet opening shall initiate an alarm
condition to the security monitoring system. The low voltage power supplies for door hardware
shall be model AL400ULX manufactured by Altronix.
B.
The exception shall be the required power supplies for VonDuprin Chexit delayed egress locks.
This manufacturer requires a specific power supply to operate their lock, this power supply shall
be provided shall be specified under Division 8 and shall be provided by the door hardware
contractor.
2.17
A.
POWER SUPPLY – ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM
The low voltage power supply shall convert a 115 VAC 60 Hz input to a continuously supplied
current of 12 or 24 VDC. All enclosure doors shall be key lockable, keyed alike, and shall
include a tamper switch for monitoring by the security system. Any cabinet opening shall initiate
an alarm condition to the security monitoring system. The low voltage power supplies for the
security system shall be a model approved for use with the Lenel OnGuard system.
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2.18
A.
2.19
SURGE PROTECTION
All security components shall be provided with surge and lighting protection. Provide UL listed
multi-stage protection on all low voltage and signal transmission lines. All 120 VAC surge
suppression devices shall be EDCO HSP121BT-1RU or an approved equal. For low voltage
connections provide FAS-1 surge suppressors manufactured by EDCO or an approved equal.
For RS-485 or RS-422 connections provide PC642C-008LC with base PCB1B manufactured by
EDCO or an approved equal.
WIRE & CABLE
A.
All proposed wire and cable shall meet or exceed the recommendations established by the
equipment manufacturers, and shall comply with all state and local codes.
B.
Visually inspect all wire and cable for faulty insulation prior to installation. Protect cable ends at
all times with acceptable end caps.
C.
Provide grommets and strain relief materials where necessary to avoid abrasion and excess
tension on wire and cable.
D.
All penetrations through fire rated barriers shall be provided with appropriate fire stopping
materials in accordance with NFPA requirements and local fire authority having jurisdiction.
E.
Installation of Category 6 cable shall be in accordance with EIA/TIA guidelines.
1.
2.
3.
4.
F.
2.20
A.
The maximum pulling tension shall not exceed 25 pounds to avoid stretching the
conductors.
The minimum bending radius of the cable shall not be less than 4x the outside diameter
of the cable.
The cable shall be installed without kinks or twists and the application of cable ties shall
not deform the cable bundle.
Strip back only as much cable jacket as is required to terminate the cable and the amount
of untwisting in a pair as a result of the termination shall not exceed 0.5 in.
Cables of similar signal level shall be bundled together and kept physically separate from power
cords, plug strips or other circuits with different potential. Reference specification 271000 for
additional structured cabling requirements, all cabling for the security system must fully conform
with this section. Exposed wire bundles or individual cables shall be neatly secured with selfclinching nylon "TY-Raps" (Thomas & Betts or equal). Lacing of cables shall not be permitted.
IDENTIFICATION AND TAGGING
All cables, wires, wiring forms, terminal blocks, and terminals shall be clearly identified by preprinted labels or tags. The permanent markings shall clearly indicate the function, source, and
destination of all cabling, wire, and terminals. Schematic legends shall be placed inside all
terminal cabinets to assist with identification of components and connections contained therein.
PART 3 – EXECUTION
3.1
A.
CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Upon project commencement, the Contractor shall provide qualified technical personnel on-site.
Personnel shall be present on each consecutive working day until the system is fully functional
and ready to begin the testing phase of this project.
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B.
During the installation process the contractor shall maintain an up-to-date set of as-built shop
drawings, which shall always be available for review by the client and/or consulting engineers.
This set of documents should be clearly annotated with as-built data as the work is performed.
These documents will be reviewed as part of the approval process when evaluating payment
request applications. At a minimum, the drawings should contain the following information:
1.
2.
3.
C.
3.2
Quantity and location of all equipment installed.
Cable and wire runs along with the designations tags assigned to each.
Wiring diagrams that indicate terminal strip layout, identification, and terminations.
The contractors Project Manager shall maintain continuous coordination with the consulting
engineers. The engineers shall be kept informed of the progress and all conflicts that arise
during the course of this project. Prior to the start of construction the contractor shall submit a
complete plan and schedule for proposed operations. This schedule should include information
relevant to number of employees assigned to the project, work hours, etc.
DISTRIBUTION WIRING FOR THE SECURITY SYSTEM
A.
The provision and installation of all supporting conduit infrastructure and cabling, as required to
support the equipment specified herein, shall fully conform to all requirements, standards, and
practices identified under associated specification sections 270010, 270528, 271000, 270526.
B.
Should a conflict arise between a requirement identified herein, and the above referenced
sections, the most stringent requirement shall apply. All conflicts encountered during the course
of this installation must be brought to the attention of the construction manager, architect, and
engineer for resolution prior to proceeding with this work.
3.3
WARRANTEE
A.
During the first year of service the contractor shall ensure that manufacturer certified repair and
maintenance personnel are available for Emergency Service calls twenty-four (24) hour a day,
three hundred sixty five (365) days a year. The maximum on-site response time for emergency
services shall not exceed four (4) hours.
B.
Emergency Service shall be defined as the loss or failure of any critical component necessary to
maintain the overall integrity of building security. Service of this nature shall be provided to the
client as indicated under the Guarantee section.
C.
Normal Service shall be defined as minor repairs or adjustments to components of the system.
Service of this nature shall be provided to the client during normal business hours of operation.
Service calls requested by the client shall be addressed by the contractor prior to close of
business, on the following business day.
3.4
A.
3.5
A.
GUARANTEE
All systems, equipment, and materials provided under this scope of work shall be guaranteed by
the Contractor for a period of not less than one (1) year. This guarantee shall cover the cost for
all warranty service including, labor, materials, programming, and shipping charges. Coverage
shall also include telephone support for designated security personnel, and all software updates
made available by the system manufacturer. During the first year of service the contractor shall
also provide two (2) inspection visits for the purpose of preventive maintenance.
EXTENDED SERVICE
Prior to final acceptance testing, and within thirty 30-days of project completion, the contractor
shall submit to the client an option to purchase extended service coverage. This proposal shall
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provide for the purchase option of 1, 3, or 5, year coverage. Coverage shall include provisions
for Labor, Materials, Programming, and General System Maintenance.
3.6
A.
SPARE PARTS
Prior to completion of this project the contractor shall submit a list of recommended spare parts
for this system. These recommendations shall be based upon the contractors and
manufacturers experience with this equipment’s performance history, and critical impact the
device has in overall system operations.
B. All cost estimates submitted for additional equipment shall remain at the same rate provided in
the original contract documents.
3.7
CONTRACTOR TESTING
A.
The contractor shall activate all alarms and other output devices that are in the system to test
for proper operation, including supervisory and trouble circuit tests.
B.
After installation and prior to termination, all wiring and cabling shall be checked and tested to
ensure there are no grounds, opens, or shorts on any conductors or shields. A volt ohms meter
shall be utilized for this test. Signal strength greater that 20 megohms shall be required to
successfully complete the test.
C.
All testing of security cabling shall be provided in conformance with the requirements
established under associated specification 271000.
D.
The contractor shall develop a report that indicates a complete listing of all equipment and
alarm monitoring points in this facility. This list shall be used as a guide during testing to ensure
that all components are inspected. The personnel conducting these tests shall indicate the
following information on this form:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Name of person conducting test
Date of test
Time of test
Results of test
Upon successful completion of tests, the log file(s) generated by this activity shall be printed and
submitted along with the testing documents, to the client and consulting engineer for review.
3.8
PREPARATION FOR FINAL ACCEPTANCE TESTING
A.
All components shall be inspected to ensure they have been properly installed, securely
attached, and remain clean and unmarred.
B.
All equipment shall be properly adjusted, clearly labeled, and fully operational.
C.
All broken, damaged, or modified items such as walls, doorframes, ceiling tiles, etc., shall be
replaced or properly repaired to the satisfaction of the client.
D.
All extra or spare materials shall be delivered and stored on the premises as directed.
E.
Test report of all system components shall be completed and available for inspection as
indicated herein.
F.
Four (4) sets of Individual factory issued Equipment Manuals containing all technical information
on each piece of equipment. Advertising brochures or information instructions shall not be used
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in lieu of technical manuals and information. Documents shall be placed in appropriately sized
3-ring binders, properly labeled for content enclosed.
G.
Four (4) sets of Individual factory issued Operation Manuals containing all technical information
on the system. Advertising brochures or information instructions shall not be used in lieu of
technical manuals and information. Documents shall be placed in appropriately sized 3-ring
binders, properly labeled for content enclosed.
H.
Four (4) complete sets of As-Built drawings.
I.
Statement of Guarantee including date of termination, and the name/telephone number of
person to be called in the event of equipment failure.
3.9
TRAINING AND INSTRUCTION
A.
Before the system is turned over to the owner, the manufacturer shall provide 5 days, 40
minimum hours of system operations training on-site using the new equipment.
B.
Provide 2 days, 16 minimum hours, of technical training in system setup, maintenance,
troubleshooting, and service of this system.
C.
Training shall be conducted during normal business hours of the client, at a date and time of
mutual convenience to the Client and Contractor.
D.
A dedicated representative employed full-time for this purpose by the system manufacturer,
shall conduct all training. Representatives of a local dealer operation shall not be considered
acceptable
3.10
A.
3.11
AS-BUILT DOCUMENTS
As-built documents shall be provided as part of this contract. As-built drawings shall be a
complete set of AutoCAD Release 2002 floor plans drawings, riser diagrams, and wiring details
indicating the layout and interconnection of the system. The original project floor plan disk shall
be obtained from the consulting engineer. All cable routings and elevation of each outlet, tie,
and riser cable terminations shall be required. All addendum information or project revision
resulting in drawing changes that occur during the construction period shall be documented and
included in the as-built material. All required as-built documentation is mandatory and shall be
required prior to project closeout. A complete set of prints with all changes shall be submitted to
the Engineer’s for review. Upon completion of the Engineer’s review, the Contractor shall
provide an updated CD-ROM disk containing the electronic drawing files and four (4)
reproducible set of Mylar drawings. This information must include final As-Built conditions and
the Engineer’s review comments if any.
FINAL ACCEPTANCE TESTING
A.
After testing reports, as-built drawings, and required manuals have been submitted for review,
the Contractor shall coordinate a date for Final Acceptance Testing.
B.
Testing and acceptance of this system will take place in the presence of the Consulting
Engineer and the Clients designated personnel.
C.
Acceptance of the system shall require a demonstration of all system components to evaluate
their performance and reliability. Prior to this test the system must have been online for a
period of sixty (60) days, with an uptime of no less than 99%. Should a major equipment failure
occur, the Contractor shall replace the defective component and continue the testing period.
Any items discovered during final inspection which require the contractors attention, shall be
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promptly addressed. These items will then be re-inspected by the Consulting Engineer for
approval.
D.
Upon the completion of acceptable Final Acceptance Testing the Contractor shall submit all
finalized project documentation and associated electronic media. Upon approval from the
Consulting Engineers and the Client, the Owner will issue a Letter of Completion to the
Contractor indicating the date of such completion. This notice will serve as Client acceptance of
this system.
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SECTION 283111
ADDRESSABLE FIRE ALARM SYSTEM
PART 1 1.01
GENERAL
RELATED DOCUMENTS
A. General: Drawings and general provisions of the Contract, including General and Supplementary
Conditions and Division 1 Specification sections, apply to work of this section.
1.02
SECTION INCLUDES
A. This specification provides the requirements for the extension of the existing network-style
addressable intelligent fire alarm system consisting of multiple fire alarm and voice evacuation
panels located throughout the facility.
B. The system shall include but not limited to: Fire Alarm Control Panel(s), Automatic and Manually
Activated Voice Evacuation Alarm Subsystem with Firefighter Telephone Communications,
Automatic and Manually activated alarm Initiating and Indicating Peripheral Devices and
Appliances, raceway, wire and accessories required to furnish a complete and operational Fire
Alarm System.
1.03
A.
REFERENCES
The equipment and installation shall comply with the provisions of the following standards:
1.
NFPA 70 - National Electric Code, 2011 Edition
2.
National Fire Protection Association Standards:
a.
b.
c.
3.
Local and State Building Codes:
a.
b.
c.
1.04
NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code, 2010 Edition
NFPA 90A - Standard for the Installation of Air Conditioning and Ventilating Systems,
2012 Edition
NFPA 101 - Life Safety Code, 2012 Edition
Florida Fire Prevention Code 2014 Edition
Florida Building Code 2014 Edition
State Elevator Code 2014 Edition
4.
Local Authorities Having Jurisdiction.
5.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
6.
The system and all components shall be listed by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. for use in
fire protective signaling system.
7.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and State Equivalents.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
A. This section of the specification includes the furnishing, installation, and connection of an
intelligent reporting, microprocessor controlled, addressable, fire detection and emergency voice
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alarm communication system. It shall include, but not be limited to, alarm initiating devices, alarm
notification appliances, control panels, auxiliary control devices, annunciators, power supplies,
and wiring as shown on the drawings and specified herein.
B. The fire alarm system shall comply with requirements of NFPA Standard 72 for Protected
Premises Signaling Systems except as modified and supplemented by this specification. The
system shall be electrically supervised and monitor the integrity of all conductors.
C. The system shall be an active/interrogative type system where each addressable device is
repetitively scanned, causing a signal to be transmitted to the main fire alarm control panel
(FACP) indicating that the device and its associated circuit wiring is functional. Loss of this signal
at the main FACP shall result in a trouble indication as specified hereinafter for the particular
input.
D. The facility shall have an emergency voice alarm communication system. Digitally stored
message sequences shall notify the building occupants that a fire or life safety condition has been
reported. Message generator(s) shall be capable of automatically distributing up to eight (8)
simultaneous, unique messages to appropriate audio zones within the facility based on the type
and location of the initiating event. Fire Command Centers (FCC) shall also support Emergency
manual voice announcement capability for both system wide or selected audio zones, and shall
include provisions for the system operator to override automatic messages system wide or in
selected zones.
E. The system shall be support multiple Fire Command Centers, which shall be capable of
simultaneous monitoring of all system events. All Fire Command Centers shall be individually
capable of assuming Audio Command functions such as Emergency Paging, audio zone control
functions, and Firefighter's Telephone communication functions for their respective building
areas.
F. Each designated zone shall transmit separate and different alarm, supervisory and trouble signals
to its respective Fire Command Center (FCC) and designated personnel in other buildings at the
site via a multiplex communication network
G. The fire alarm system shall be manufactured by an ISO 9001 certified company and meet the
requirements of BS EN9001: ANSI/ASQC Q9001-1994.
H. The system and its components shall be Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. listed under the
appropriate UL testing standard as listed herein for fire alarm applications and the installation
shall be in compliance with the UL listing.
1.05
PROJECT SCOPE
A. General: Project scope is to provide a complete fire alarm system for the new building areas
indicated via connection to the existing campus fire alarm network consisting of a new Notifier
NFS2-3030 Fire Alarm Control panel and DVC-EM Voice Evacuation Panel.
1. When providing new fire alarm control panels, all new panels will be sized and equipped with
all internal components to include (10) Signaling Line Circuits (SLC) per panel to facilitate the
design indicated.
2.
Provide all network node installations with high-speed network cards to facilitate the
networking of all panels.
3. Provide all network panels with the most recent firmware available at the onset of the project.
If a newer release is available at project closeout, provide appropriate update prior to
closeout.
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B. Basic System Performance:
1. Fire Alarm Network Circuits (FAN) and Digital Audio Loop Circuits (DAL) shall be wired
Pathway Class A (NFPA Style 6) for interconnection of multiple fire alarm control panels into
a single fire alarm network.
2. Signaling Line Circuits (SLC) shall be wired Pathway Class A (NFPA Style 6) for alarm,
trouble and supervisory signals from all intelligent reporting devices.
3. Initiation Device Circuits (IDC) shall be wired Pathway Class B (NFPA Style C) as part of an
addressable device connected by the SLC Circuit.
4. Notification Appliance Circuits (NAC) for both visual and audible devices shall be wired
Pathway Class A (NFPA Style Z) as part of an addressable device connected by the SLC
Circuit.
5. On Style 6 or 7 (Pathway Class A) configurations a single ground fault or open circuit on the
system Signaling Line Circuit shall not cause system malfunction, loss of operating power or
the ability to report an alarm.
6. Alarm signals arriving at the FACP shall not be lost following a primary power failure (or
outage) until the alarm signal is processed and recorded.
7. Notification Appliance Circuits (NAC) Strobe circuits shall be arranged such that there is a
minimum of one strobe circuit per notification zone (each floor) and shall not be shared
between or serve other zones, unless noted otherwise on the drawings.
8. Audio amplifiers and tone generating equipment shall be electrically supervised for abnormal
conditions. Digital amplifiers shall provide built-in speaker circuits, field configurable as four
Pathway Class B (Style Y), or two Pathway Class A (Style Z) circuits. Refer to drawings for
required circuit arrangements.
9. Digital amplifiers shall be capable of storing up to two minutes of digitally recorded audio
messages and tones. The digital amplifiers shall also be capable of supervising the
connection to the associated digital message generator via the Digital Audio Loop circuit, and
upon loss of that connection shall be capable of one of the following system responses:
a. The digital amplifier shall automatically broadcast the stored audio message.
b. The digital amplifier shall switch to a mode where a local bus input on the digital amplifier
will accept an input to initiate a broadcast of the stored message. This bus input shall be
connected to a NAC on a local FACP for the purpose of providing an alternate means of
initiating an emergency message during a communication fault condition.
c.
Speaker circuits shall be 25 VRMS. Speaker circuits shall have 20% space capacity for
future expansion or increased power output requirements.
d. Speaker circuits and control equipment shall be arranged such that loss of any one (1)
speaker circuit will not cause the loss of any other speaker circuit in the system.
e. Speaker circuits shall be arranged such that there is a minimum of one speaker circuit
per notification zone and shall not be shared between or serve other zones, unless noted
otherwise on the drawings. Amplifiers shall be located in dedicated cabinets to simplify
installation and to reduce power losses in wiring. Amplifiers for each smoke notification or
evacuation zone shall be located within that zone, unless specifically identified otherwise.
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1.06
f.
Digital Audio amplifiers and tone generating equipment shall be electrically supervised for
abnormal conditions Speaker circuits shall be electrically supervised for open and short
circuit conditions. If a short circuit exists on a speaker circuit, it shall not be possible to
activate that circuit. Speaker circuits and control equipment shall be arranged such that
loss of any one (1) speaker circuit will not cause the loss of any other speaker circuit in
the system.
j.
The digital audio message generator shall be of reliable, non-moving parts, and support
the digital storage of at least 16 or 32 minutes of tones and emergency messages, shall
support programming options to string audio segments together to create up to 1000
messages, or to loop messages and parts of messages to repeat for pre-determined
cycles or indefinitely.
BASIC SYSTEM FUNCTIONAL OPERATION
A. When a fire alarm condition is detected and reported by one of the system initiating devices, the
following functions shall immediately occur:
1. The System Alarm LED shall flash.
2. A local piezo electric signal in the control panel shall sound.
3. The 640-character LCD display shall indicate all information associated with the fire alarm
condition, including the type of alarm point and its location within the protected premises.
4. Printing and history storage equipment shall log the information associated each new fire
alarm control panel condition, along with time and date of occurrence.
5. All system output programs assigned via control-by-event interlock programming to be
activated by the particular point in alarm shall be executed, and the associated system
outputs (notification appliances and/or relays) shall be activated.
6. The audio portion of the system shall sound the proper signal (tone or voice) to the
appropriate zones.
1.07
SUBMITTALS
A. Fire Alarm Shop Drawings: Shop drawings shall be complete showing all wiring diagrams and
point to point connections required for this project. The point to point connections shall be
indicated on drawings showing routing of raceways, connections, components, and conductor
quantities and types. The Contractor shall apply his company name, address, telephone number,
etc. Computer CAD drawings are required.
B. Conduit Shop Drawings: Shop drawings shall be complete showing all proposed conduit routing,
including panel/power supply/amplifier/device locations, to ensure both Class A wiring techniques
and Survivability are maintained. Drawings shall be submitted with prior to installation to avoid
rework of conduit that may not meet the requirements above. Computer CAD drawings are
required. It shall be permitted (and suggested) to provide combined drawings showing both wiring
and conduit provided each conduit section is clearly marked with the proposed wiring installation.
1. Separate conduit drawings shall be provided for both indicating and initiation circuits. Single
drawings showing both circuits on the same drawing shall not be permitted.
2. Conduit shop drawings shall be made available for AHCA review during site inspections of
the fire alarm system. AHCA will be performing a series of inspections dedicated to the
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installation of the fire alarm system to ensure Class A and survivable design concepts
identified in these documents are strictly adhered to.
C. Software Modifications
1. Provide the services of a factory trained and authorized technician to perform all system
software modifications, upgrades or changes. Response time of the technician to the site
shall not exceed 4 hours.
2. Provide all hardware, software, programming tools and documentation necessary to modify
the fire alarm system on site. Modification includes addition and deletion of devices, circuits,
zones and changes to system operation and custom label changes for devices or zones. The
system structure and software shall place no limit on the type or extent of software
modifications on-site. Modification of software shall not require power-down of the system or
loss of system fire protection while modifications are being made.
D. Product Data: Submit manufacturer’s standard catalog data on all components and sub-systems.
Product data shall be submitted showing manufacturer’s written recommendations for storage
and protection, and installation instructions. Manufacturer’s product data shall be submitted for
all system equipment including;
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Application Information
Dimensions
Listing Agency File
Wiring Diagrams
Installation Information
Battery Calculations
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E. Annual Inspections: The Contractor shall provide hourly Service Rates and Semi-Annual
inspection prices, performed by a factory trained and authorized personnel, for this installation
with the submittal. Proof of training and authorization of the servicing personnel shall be included
in the submittal. The hourly service rates shall be guaranteed for a one-year period unless
otherwise specified.
F. Close-out Submittals: Two (2) copies of the following Manual shall be delivered to the Building
Owner's representative at the time of system acceptance. The close out submittals shall include:
1.
Operating manuals covering the installed Fire Alarm System.
2.
Point to Point diagrams of the entire Fire Alarm System as installed. This shall include all
connected Smoke Detectors and addressable field modules. All drawings shall be provided
in CAD and supplied in standard .dwg format. Bond plots of each sheet shall also be
provided. A system-generated point to point diagram is required to ensure accuracy.
3.
The application program listing for the system as installed at the time of acceptance by the
building owner and/or Local AHJ (Disk and Hard copy printout).
4.
Name, address and telephone of the authorized factory representative.
5.
All drawings must reflect device address and programmed characteristics as verified in the
presence of the engineer and/or the end user unless device addressing is electronically
generated, and graphically printed.
6.
Certificate of Training.
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QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.
Qualifications: Provide proof of qualifications as Factory Authorized and Factory Trained for the
product(s) specified herein. These qualification credentials shall not be more than two years
old, to ensure up-to-date product and application knowledge on the part of the installing firm.
Only a factory-trained and certified technician shall program the system. Provide proof of
certification of programmer within submittal.
B.
Warranty Period: The Contractor shall provide warranty service at no additional cost to the
Owner for a period of 12 months from the date of substantial completion of the installation.
C.
A copy of the manufacturers’ warranty shall be provided with closeout documentation and
included with the operation and installation manuals.
PART 2 -
PRODUCTS
2.01
EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
A. Equipment: All equipment furnished for this project shall be new, unused and shall be the
manufacturer's current model. All components and systems shall be designed for uninterrupted
duty. All equipment, materials, accessories, devices, and other facilities covered by this
specification or noted on contract drawings and installation specifications shall be the best suited
for the intended use and shall be provided by a single manufacturer. If any of the equipment
provided under this Specification is provided by different manufacturers, then that equipment shall
be recognized as compatible by both manufacturers, and “Listed” as such by Underwriters’
Laboratories or similar nationally recognized testing laboratory (NRTL).
B. Demonstration: System installation and operations shall be verified by the manufacturer’s
representative and a verification certificate presented upon completion. The manufacturer’s
representative shall be responsible for an on-site demonstration of the operation of the system
and initial staff training as required by the Architect and/or Engineer.
2.02
MANUFACTURERS
A. Manufacturers: Firms shall be regularly engaged in manufacture of equipment types and service
required, whose products have been in satisfactory use in similar service for not less than five
years.
B. Service Availability: The supplier shall have sufficient stock on hand and have a fully equipped
service organization capable of guaranteeing response time within 8 hours of service calls, 24
hours a day, 7 days a week to service completed systems.
C. Approved Manufacturers: Notifier (No Substitutions)
2.3.
MAIN FIRE ALARM CONTROL PANEL NETWORK NODE:
A. The main FACP Central Console shall be a NOTIFIER Model NFS2-3030 and shall contain a
microprocessor based Central Processing Unit (CPU). The CPU shall communicate with and
control the following types of equipment used to make up the system: intelligent addressable
smoke and thermal (heat) detectors, addressable modules, panel modules including initiating
circuits, control circuits, and notification appliance circuits, local and remote operator terminals,
printers, annunciators, and other system controlled devices.
B. In conjunction with intelligent Loop Control Modules and Loop Expander Modules, the main FACP
shall perform the following functions:
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1. Supervise and monitor all intelligent addressable detectors and monitor modules connected
to the system for normal, trouble and alarm conditions.
2. Supervise all initiating signaling and notification circuits throughout the facility by way of
connection to addressable monitor and control modules.
3. Detect the activation of any initiating device and the location of the alarm condition. Operate
all notification appliances and auxiliary devices as programmed. In the event of CPU failure,
all SLC loop modules shall fallback to degrade mode. Such degrade mode shall treat the
corresponding SLC loop control modules and associated detection devices as conventional
two-wire operation. Any activation of a detector in this mode shall automatically activate
associated Notification Appliance Circuits.
4. Visually and audibly annunciate any trouble, supervisory, security or alarm condition on
operator’s terminals, panel display, and annunciators.
5. When a fire alarm condition is detected and reported by one of the system initiating devices
or appliances, the following functions shall immediately occur:
a. The system alarm LED shall flash.
b. A local piezo-electric audible device in the control panel shall sound a distinctive signal.
c.
The 640-character backlit LCD display shall indicate all information associated with the
fire alarm condition, including the type of alarm point and its location within the protected
premises.
d. Printing and history storage equipment shall log and print the event information along
with a time and date stamp.
e. All system outputs assigned via preprogrammed equations for a particular point in alarm
shall be executed, and the associated system outputs (alarm notification appliances
and/or relays) shall be activated.
f.
When a trouble condition is detected and reported by one of the system initiating devices
or appliances, the following functions shall immediately occur:
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
v.
The system trouble LED shall flash.
A local piezo-electric audible device in the control panel shall sound a distinctive
signal.
The 640-character backlit LCD display shall indicate all information associated
with the trouble condition, including the type of trouble point and its location
within the protected premises.
Printing and history storage equipment shall log and print the event information
along with a time and date stamp.
All system outputs assigned via preprogrammed equations for a particular point
in trouble shall be executed, and the associated system outputs (trouble
notification appliances and/or relays) shall be activated.
6. When a supervisory condition is detected and reported by one of the system initiating devices
or appliances, the following functions shall immediately occur:
a. The system supervisory LED shall flash.
b. A local piezo-electric audible device in the control panel shall sound a distinctive signal.
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c.
The 640-character backlit LCD display shall indicate all information associated with the
supervisory condition, including the type of trouble point and its location within the
protected premises.
d. Printing and history storage equipment shall log and print the event information along
with a time and date stamp.
e. All system outputs assigned via preprogrammed equations for a particular point in trouble
shall be executed, and the associated system outputs (notification appliances and/or
relays) shall be activated.
C. Operator Control:
1. Acknowledge Switch:
a. Activation of the control panel acknowledge switch in response to new alarms and/or
troubles shall silence the local panel piezo electric signal and change the alarm and
trouble LEDs from flashing mode to steady-ON mode. If multiple alarm or trouble
conditions exist, depression of this switch shall advance the LCD display to the next
alarm or trouble condition. In addition, the FACP shall support Block Acknowledge to
allow multiple trouble conditions to be acknowledged with a single depression of this
switch.
b. Depression of the Acknowledge switch shall also silence all remote annunciator piezo
sounders.
2. Signal Silence Switch:
a. Depression of the Signal Silence switch shall cause all programmed alarm notification
appliances and relays to return to the normal condition. The selection of notification
circuits and relays that are silence able by this switch shall be fully field programmable
within the confines of all applicable standards. The FACP software shall include silence
inhibit and auto-silence timers.
3. Drill Switch:
a. Depression of the Drill switch shall activate all programmed notification appliance circuits.
The drill function shall latch until the panel is silenced or reset.
4. System Reset Switch:
a. Depression of the System Reset switch shall cause all electronically latched initiating
devices to return to their normal condition. Initiating devices shall re-report if active.
Active notification appliance circuits shall not silence upon Reset. Systems that deactivate and subsequently re-activate notification appliance circuits shall not be
considered equal. All programmed Control-By-Event equations shall be re-evaluated
after the reset sequence is complete if the initiating condition has cleared. Non-latching
trouble conditions shall not clear and re-report upon reset.
5. Lamp Test:
a. The Lamp Test switch shall activate all local system LEDs, light each segment of the
liquid crystal display and display the panel software revision for service personal.
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6. Scroll Display Keys:
a. There shall be Scroll Display keys for FIRE ALARM, SECURITY, SUPERVISORY,
TROUBLE, and OTHER EVENTS. Depression of the Scroll Display key shall display the
next event in the selected queue allowing the operator to view events by type.
7. Print Screen:
a. Depression of the PRINT SCREEN switch shall send the information currently displayed
on the 640-character display to the printer.
D.
System Capacity and General Operation:
1. Controls panel shall be equipped with 10 SLC modules, regardless of if final design required
less. Each module shall support a maximum of 318 analog/ addressable devices for a
maximum system capacity of 3180 points. The system shall be capable of 3072 annunciation
points per system regardless of the number of addressable devices and shall support up to
96 panel circuits which may consist of either inputs or outputs.
2. The Fire Alarm Control Panel shall include a full featured operator interface control and
annunciation panel that shall include a backlit 640-character liquid crystal display, individual,
color coded system status LEDs, and a QWERTY style alphanumeric keypad for the field
programming and control of the fire alarm system. Said LCD shall also support graphic bit
maps capable of displaying the company name and logo of either the owner or installing
company.
3. All programming or editing of the existing program in the system shall be achieved without
special equipment and without interrupting the alarm monitoring functions of the fire alarm
control panel.
4. The FACP shall be able to provide the following software and hardware features:
a.
The system shall support a detector response time to meet world annunciation
requirements of less than 3 seconds.
b.
Device Blink Control: Means shall be provided to turn off detector/module LED
strobes for special areas.
c.
NFPA 72 Smoke Detector Sensitivity Test: The system shall provide an automatic
smoke detector test function that meet the requirements of NFPA 72, 2002 Edition
d.
Programmable Trouble Reminder: The system shall provide means to automatically
initiate a reminder that troubles exist in the system. The reminder will appear on the
system display and (if enabled) will sound a piezo alarm.
e.
On-line or Off-line programming: The system shall provide means to allow panel
programming either through an off-line software utility program away from the panel
or while connected and on-line. The system shall also support upload and download
of programmed database and panel executive system program to a Personal
Computer/laptop.
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f.
History Events: The panel shall maintain a history file of the last 4000 events, each
with a time and date stamp. History events shall include all alarms, troubles,
operator actions, and programming entries. The control panels shall also maintain a
1000 event Alarm History buffer, which consists of the 1000 most recent alarm
events from the 4000 event history file.
g.
The system shall provide means for all SLC devices on any SLC loop to be auto
programmed into the system by specific address. The system shall recognize specific
device type ID’s and associate that ID with the corresponding address of the device.
h.
Drill: The system shall support means to activate all silencable fire output circuits in
the event of a practice evacuation or “drill”. If enabled for local control, the front panel
switch shall be held for a minimum of 2 seconds prior to activating the drill function.
i.
Passwords and Users: The system shall support two password levels, master and
user. Up to 9 user passwords shall be available, each of which may be assigned
access to the programming change menus, the alter status menus, or both. Only the
master password shall allow access to password change screens.
j.
Block Acknowledge: The system shall support a block Acknowledge for Trouble
Conditions.
k.
Sensitivity Adjust: The system shall provide Automatic Detector Sensitivity Adjust
based on Occupancy schedules including a Holiday list of up to 15 days.
l.
Environmental Drift Control: The system shall provide means for setting
Environmental Drift Compensation by device. When a detector accumulates dust in
the chamber and reaches an unacceptable level but yet still below the allowed limit,
the control panel shall indicate a maintenance alert warning. When the detector
accumulates dust in the chamber above the allowed limit, the control panel shall
indicate a maintenance urgent warning.
m.
Custom Action Messages: The system shall provide means to enter up to 100
custom action messages of up to 160 characters each. It shall be possible to assign
any of the 100 messages to any point.
n.
Print Functions: The system shall provide means to obtain a variety of reports listing
all event, alarm, trouble, supervisory, or security history. Additional reports shall be
available for point activation for the last Walk Test performed, detector maintenance
report containing the detector maintenance status of each installed addressable
detector, all network parameters, all panel settings including broad cast time, event
ordering, and block acknowledge, panel timer values for Auto Silence, Silence Inhibit,
AC Fail Delay time and if enabled, Proprietary Reminder, and Remote Reminder
timers, supervision settings for power supply and printers, all programmed logic
equations, all custom action messages, all non-fire and output activations (if preprogrammed for logging) all active points filtered by alarms only, troubles only,
supervisory alarms, pre-alarms, disabled points and activated points, all installed
points filtered by SLC points, panel circuits, logic zones, annunicators, releasing
zones, special zones, and trouble zones.
o.
Local Mode: If communication is lost to the central processor the system shall
provide added survivability through the intelligent loop control modules. Inputs from
devices connected to the SLC and loop control modules shall activate outputs on the
same loop when the inputs and outputs have been set with point programming to
participate in local mode or when the type codes are of the same type: that is, an
input with a fir alarm type code shall activate an output with a fire alarm type code.
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p.
Resound based on type for security or supervisory: The system shall indicate a
Security alarm when a monitor module point programmed with a security Type Code
activates. If silenced alarms exist, a Security alarm will resound the panel sounder.
The system shall indicate a Supervisory alarm when a monitor module point
programmed with a supervisory Type Code activates. If there are silenced alarms, a
Supervisory alarm will resound the panel sounder.
q.
Read status preview - enabled and disabled points: Prior to re-enabling points, the
system shall inform the user that a disabled device is in the alarm state. This shall
provide notice that the device must be reset before the device is enabled thereby
avoiding activation of the notification circuits.
r.
Custom Graphics: When fitted with an LCD display, the panel shall permit uploading
of a custom bit-mapped graphic to the display screen.
s.
Multi-Detector and Cooperating Detectors: The system shall provide means to link
one detector to up to two detectors at other addresses on the same loop in
cooperative multi-detector sensing. There shall be no requirement for sequential
addresses on the detectors and the alarm event shall be a result or product of all
cooperating detectors chamber readings.
t.
Tracking/Latching Duct (ion and photo): The system shall support both tracking and
latching duct detectors either ion or photo types.
u.
ACTIVE EVENT: The system shall provide a Type ID called FIRE CONTROL for
purposes of air-handling shutdown, which shall be intended to override normal
operating automatic functions. Activation of a FIRE CONTROL point shall cause the
control panel to (1) initiate the monitor module Control-by-Event, (2) send a message
to the panel display, history buffer, installed printer and annunciators, (3) shall not
light an indicator at the control panel, (4) Shall display ACTIVE on the LCD as well a
display a FIRE CONTROL Type Code and other information specific to the device.
v.
NON-FIRE Alarm Module Reporting: A point with a type ID of NON-FIRE shall be
available for use for energy management or other non-fire situations. NON-FIRE
point operation shall not affect control panel operation nor shall it display a message
at the panel LDC. Activation of a NON-FIRE point shall activate control by event
logic but shall not cause any indication on the control panel.
w.
Security Monitor Points: The system shall provide means to monitor any point as a
type security.
x.
One-Man Walk Test: The system shall provide both a basic and advanced walk test
for testing the entire fire alarm system. The basic walk test shall allow a single
operator to run audible tests on the panel. All logic equation automation shall be
suspended during the test and while annunciators can be enabled for the test, all
shall default to the disabled state. During an advanced walk test, field-supplied output
point programming will react to input stimuli such as CBE and logic equations. When
points are activated in advanced test mode, each initiating event shall latch the input.
The advanced test shall be audible and shall be used for pull station verification,
magnet activated tests on input devices, input and output device and wiring
operation/verification.
y.
Control By Event Functions: CBE software functions shall provide means to program
a variety of output responses based on various initiating events. The control panel
shall operate CBE through lists of zones. A zone shall become listed when it is
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added to a point’s zone map through point programming. Each input point such as
detector, monitor module or panel circuit module shall support listing of up to 10
zones into its programmed zone map.
E.
z.
Permitted zone types shall be general zone, releasing zone and special zone. Each
output point (control module, panel circuit module) can support a list of up to 10
zones including general zone, logic zone, releasing zone and trouble zone. It shall
be possible for output points to be assigned to list general alarm. Non-Alarm or
Supervisory points shall not activate the general alarm zone.
aa.
1000 General Zones: The system shall support up to 1000 general purpose software
zones for linking inputs to outputs. When an input device activates, any general zone
programmed into that device’s zone map will be active and any output device that
has an active general zone in its map will be active. It shall also be possible to use
general zone as arguments in logic equations.
bb.
1000 Logic Equations: The system shall support up to 1000 logic equations for AND,
OR, NOT, ONLY1, ANYX, XZONE or RANGE operators that allow conditional I/O
linking. When any logic equation becomes true, all output points mapped to the logic
zone shall activate.
cc.
10 trouble equations per device: The system shall provide support for up to 10
trouble equations for each device, which shall permit programming parameters to be
altered, based on specific fault conditions. If the trouble equation becomes true, all
output points mapped to the trouble zone shall activate.
dd.
Control-By-Time: A time based logic function shall be available to delay an action for
a specific period of time based upon a logic input with tracking feature. A latched
version shall also be available. Another version of this shall permit activation on
specific days of the week or year with ability to set and restore based on a 24 hour
time schedule on any day of the week or year.
ee.
Multiple agent releasing zones: The system shall support up to 10 releasing zones to
protect against 10 independent hazards. Releasing zones shall provide up to three
cross-zone with four abort options to satisfy any local jurisdiction requirements.
Central Processing Unit:
1. The Central Processing Unit shall communicate with, monitor, and control all other modules
within the control panel. Removal, disconnection or failure of any control panel module shall
be detected and reported to the system display by the Central Processing Unit.
2. The Central Processing Unit shall contain and execute all control-by-event (including Boolean
functions including but not limited to AND, OR, NOT, ANYx, and CROSSZONE) programs for
specific action to be taken if an alarm condition is detected by the system. Such control-byevent programs shall be held in non-volatile programmable memory, and shall not be lost
with system primary and secondary power failure.
3. The Central Processing Unit shall also provide a real-time clock for time annotation, to the
second, of all system events. The time-of-day and date shall not be lost if system primary and
secondary power supplies fail.
4. The CPU shall be capable of being programmed on site without requiring the use of any
external programming equipment. Systems that require the use of external programmers or
change of EPROMs are not acceptable.
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5. Consistent with UL864 standards, the CPU and associated equipment are to be protected so
that voltage surges or line transients will not affect them.
6. Each peripheral device connected to the CPU shall be continuously scanned for proper
operation. Data transmissions between the CPU and peripheral devices shall be reliable and
error free. The transmission scheme used shall employ dual transmission or other equivalent
error checking techniques.
7. The CPU shall provide an EIA-232 interface between the fire alarm control panel and the UL
Listed Electronic Data Processing (EDP) peripherals.
8. The CPU shall provide two EIA-485 ports for the serial connection to annunciation and
control subsystem components.
9. The EIA-232 serial output circuit shall be optically isolated to assure protection from earth
ground.
10. The CPU shall provide one high-speed serial connection for support of network
communication modules.
11. The CPU shall provide double pole relays for FIRE ALARM, SYSTEM TROUBLE,
SUPERVISORY, and SECURITY. The SUPERVISORY and SECURITY relays shall provide
selection for additional FIRE ALARM contacts.
F.
Display:
1. The system display shall provide all the controls and indicators used by the system operator
and may also be used to program all system operational parameters.
2. The display assembly shall contain, and display as required, custom alphanumeric labels for
all intelligent detectors, addressable modules, and software zones.
3. The system display shall provide a 640-character backlit alphanumeric Liquid Crystal Display
(LCD). It shall also provide ten Light-Emitting-Diodes (LEDs) that indicate the status of the
following system parameters: AC POWER, FIRE ALARM, PREALARM, SECURITY,
SUPERVISORY, SYSTEM TROUBLE, OTHER EVENT, SIGNALS SILENCED, POINT
DISABLED, and CPU FAILURE.
4. The system display shall provide a QWERTY style keypad with control capability to command
all system functions, entry of any alphabetic or numeric information, and field programming.
Two different password levels with up to ten (one Master and nine User) passwords shall be
accessible through the display interface assembly to prevent unauthorized system control or
programming.
5. The system display shall include the following operator control switches: ACKNOWLEDGE,
SIGNAL SILENCE, RESET, DRILL, and LAMP TEST. Additionally, the display interface shall
allow scrolling of events by event type including, FIRE ALARM, SECURITY, SUPERVISORY,
TROUBLE, and OTHER EVENTS. A PRINT SCREEN button shall be provided for printing
the event currently displayed on the 640-character LCD.
G.
Loop (Signaling Line Circuit) Control Module:
1. The Loop Control Module shall monitor and control a minimum of 318 intelligent addressable
devices. This includes 159 intelligent detectors (Ionization, Photoelectric, or Thermal) and
159 monitor or control modules.
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2. The Loop Control Module shall contain its own microprocessor and shall be capable of
operating in a local/degrade mode (any addressable device input shall be capable of
activating any or all addressable device outputs) in the unlikely event of a failure in the main
CPU.
3. The Loop Control Module shall provide power and communicate with all intelligent
addressable detectors and modules on a single pair of wires. This SLC Loop shall be capable
of operating as a NFPA Style 6 (Class B) circuit.
H.
4.
The SLC interface board shall be able to drive an NFPA Style 6 twisted shielded circuit up to
12,500 feet in length. The SLC Interface shall also be capable of driving an NFPA Style 6, no
twist, no shield circuit up to 3,000 feet in length. In addition, SLC wiring shall meet the listing
requirements for it to exit the building or structure.
5.
The SLC interface board shall receive analog or digital information from all intelligent
detectors and shall process this information to determine whether normal, alarm, or trouble
conditions exist for that particular device. Each SLC Loop shall be isolated and equipped to
annunciate an Earth Fault condition. The SLC interface board software shall include
software to automatically maintain the detector’s desired sensitivity level by adjusting for the
effects of environmental factors, including the accumulation of dust in each detector. The
analog information may also be used for automatic detector testing and the automatic
determination of detector maintenance requirements.
Enclosures:
1. The control panel shall be housed in a UL-listed cabinet suitable for surface or semi-flush
mounting. The cabinet and front shall be corrosion protected, given a rust-resistant prime
coat, and manufacturer’s standard finish.
2. The back box and door shall be constructed of 0.060 steel with provisions for electrical
conduit connections into the sides and top.
3. The door shall provide a key lock and include a transparent opening for viewing all indicators.
For convenience, the door shall have the ability to be hinged on either the right or left-hand
side.
4. The control unit shall be modular in structure for ease of installation, maintenance, and future
expansion.
I.
Digital Voice Command Center (DVC):
1. The Digital Voice Command Center (DVC) shall contain all equipment required for all audio
control, telephone system control, signaling and supervisory functions. This shall include
speaker zone indication and control telephone circuit indication and control, digital voice
units, microphone and main telephone handset.
2. Function: The Voice Command Center equipment shall perform the following functions:
a. Operate as a supervised multi-channel emergency voice communication system.
b. Operate as a two-way emergency telephone system control center.
c.
Audibly and visually annunciate the active or trouble condition of every speaker circuit
and emergency telephone circuit.
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d. Audibly and visually annunciate any trouble condition for digital tone and voice units
required for normal operation of the system.
e. Provide all-call Emergency Paging activities through activation of a single control switch.
f.
As required, provide vectored paging control to specific audio zones via dedicated control
switches.
g. Provide a factory recorded "library" of voice messages and tones in standard WAV. File
format, which may be edited and saved on a PC running a current Windows® operating
system.
h. Provide a software utility capable of off-line programming for the VCC operation and the
audio message files. This utility shall support the creation of new programs as well as
editing and saving existing program files. Uploading or downloading the VCC shall not
inhibit the emergency operation of other nodes on the fire alarm network.
i.
The Digital Voice Command shall be modular in construction, and shall be capable of
being field programmable without requiring the return of any components to the
manufacturer and without requiring use of any external computers or other programming
equipment.
j.
The Digital Voice Command and associated equipment shall be protected against
unusually high voltage surges or line transients.
2. Control Selection of the fire fighter's telephone circuits and voice evacuation speaker
circuits throughout the project shall have local control at the DVC panel in which the
circuit audio source is generated. DVC equipment in each location shall be provided with
sufficient selector buttons to accommodate quantity of circuits required.
J.
Power Supply:
1. The Addressable Main Power Supply shall operate on 120/240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, and shall
provide all necessary power for the FACP.
2. The Addressable Main Power Supply shall provide 9 amps of power to the CPU, using a
switching 24 VDC regulator and shall incorporate a battery charger for 24 hours of standby
power using dual-rate charging techniques for fast battery recharge.
3. The Addressable Main Power Supply shall provide a battery charger for 24 hours of standby
using dual-rate charging techniques for fast battery recharge. The supply shall be capable of
charging batteries ranging in capacity from 25-200 amp-hours within a 48-hour period.
4. The Addressable Main Power Supply shall provide a very low frequency sweep earth detect
circuit, capable of detecting earth faults.
5. The Addressable Main Power Supply shall be power-limited per 1995 UL864 requirements.
K.
Field Charging Power Supply (FCPS): The FCPS is a device designed for use as either a remote
24 volt power supply or used to power Notification Appliances.
1. The FCPS shall be rated 8.0 amps (6.0 amps continuous) of regulated 24-volt power. It shall
include an integral charger designed to charge 7.0 amp hour batteries and to support 24-hour
standby. Use of 6.0 amp power supplies is not permitted.
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2. The Field Charging Power Supply shall have two input triggers. The input trigger shall be a
Notification Appliance Circuit (from the fire alarm control panel) or a relay. Four outputs (two
Style Y or Z and two style Y) shall be available for connection to the Notification devices.
3. The FCPS shall include an attractive surface mount backbox.
4. The Field Charging Power Supply shall include the ability to delay the AC fail delay per NFPA
requirements.
5. The FCPS include power limited circuitry, per 1995 UL standards.
6. Provide minimum of (2) FCPS per notification zone, as indicated on drawings, to support
survivability design. (1) FCPS shall be dedicated to 24V power applications only, and the
second (or multiple others) shall be dedicated to notification circuits. 24V power and
notification circuits shall not be derived from the same FCPS. Circuits from FCPS shall be
dedicated to the notification zone in which it is located, and shall not serve other areas unless
specifically noted otherwise.
L.
System Circuit Supervision:
1. The FACP shall supervise all circuits to intelligent devices, amplifiers, annunciators and
peripheral equipment and annunciate loss of communications with these devices. The CPU
shall continuously scan above devices for proper system operation and upon loss of
response from a device shall sound an audible trouble, indicate which device or devices are
not responding and print the information in the history buffer and on the printer.
2. Equipment that loses communication with the CPU shall sound an audible trouble and light
an LED indicating loss of communications.
3. Sprinkler system valves, standpipe control valves, PIV, and main gate valves shall be
supervised for off-normal position.
4. All speaker and emergency phone circuits shall be supervised for opens and shorts. Each
transponder speaker and emergency phone circuit shall have an individual ON/OFF
indication (green LED).
N.
Field Wiring Terminal Blocks:
1.
O.
All wiring terminal blocks shall be the plug-in/removable type and shall be capable of
terminating up to 12 AWG wire. Terminal blocks that are permanently fixed to the PC board
are not acceptable.
Digital Audio Amplifiers:
1.
The Digital Audio Amplifiers (FDAA2) will provide Audio Power (@25 Volts RMS) for
distribution to speaker circuits.
2.
Provide minimum of (1) FDAA per notification zone, as indicated on drawings, to support
survivability design. Circuits from FDAA shall be dedicated to the notification zone in which
it is located, and shall not serve other areas unless specifically noted otherwise.
3.
The audio amplifier shall include an integral power supply, and shall provide built-in LED
indicators for the following conditions:
a.
b.
Earth Fault on DAP A (Digital Audio Port A)
Earth Fault on DAP B (Digital Audio Port B)
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d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.
k.
l.
m.
n.
o.
p.
q.
r.
s.
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4.
The audio amplifier shall provide the following built-in controls:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
P.
Audio Amplifier Failure Detected Trouble
Active Alarm Bus input
Audio Detected on Aux Input A
Audio Detected on Aux Input B
Audio Detected on Firefighter's Telephone Riser
Receiving Audio from digital audio riser
Short circuit on speaker circuit 1
Short circuit on speaker circuit 2
Short circuit on speaker circuit 3
Short circuit on speaker circuit 4
Data Transmitted on DAP A
Data Received on DAP A
Data Transmitted on DAP B
Data Received on DAP B
Board failure
Active fiber optic media connection on port A (fiber optic media applications)
Active fiber optic media connection on port B (fiber optic media applications)
Power supply Earth Fault
Power supply 5V present
Power supply conditions - Brownout, High Battery, Low Battery, Charger Trouble
Amplifier Address Selection Switches
Signal Silence of communication loss annunciation Reset
Level adjustment for background music
Enable/Disable for Earth Fault detection on DAP A
Enable/Disable for Earth Fault detection on DAP A
Switch for 2-wire/4-wire FFT riser
5.
Adjustment of the correct audio level for the amplifier shall not require any special tools or
test equipment.
6.
Includes audio input and amplified output supervision, back up input, and automatic switch
over function, (if primary amplifier should fail).
7.
System shall be capable of backing up digital amplifiers.
Audio Message Generator (Prerecorded Voice)/Speaker Control:
1.
Each initiating zone or intelligent device shall interface with an emergency voice
communication system capable of transmitting a prerecorded voice message to all
speakers in the building.
2.
Actuation of any alarm initiating device shall cause a prerecorded message to sound over
the speakers. The message shall be repeated four (4) times.
3.
A built-in microphone shall be provided to allow paging through speaker circuits.
4.
System paging from emergency telephone circuits shall be supported.
5.
The audio message generator shall have the following controls and LED indicators to allow
for proper operator understanding and control:
a.
b.
Lamp Test
Trouble
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c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
Q.
Controls with associated LED Indicators:
1.
R.
S.
T.
Off-Line Trouble
Microphone Trouble
Phone Trouble
Busy/Wait
Page Inhibited
Pre/Post Announcement Tone
Speaker Switches/Indicators
a.
The speaker circuit control switches/indicators shall include visual indication of active
and trouble status for each speaker circuit in the system.
b.
The speaker circuit control panel shall include switches to manually activate or
deactivate each speaker circuit in the system.
Remote Transmissions:
1.
Provide local energy or polarity reversal or trip circuits as required.
2.
The system shall be capable of operating a polarity reversal or local energy or fire alarm
transmitter for automatically transmitting fire information to the fire department.
3.
Provide capability and equipment for transmission of zone alarm and trouble signals to
remote operator’s terminals, system printers and annunciators.
4.
Transmitters shall be compatible with the systems and equipment they are connected to
such as timing, operation and other required features.
System Expansion: Design the main FACP so that the system can be expanded in the future (to
include the addition of twenty percent more circuits or zones up to capacity of quantity of control
panels indicated) without disruption or replacement of the existing control panel. This shall
include hardware capacity, software capacity and cabinet space.
Field Programming:
1. The system shall be programmable, configurable and expandable in the field without the
need for special tools, laptop computers, or other electronic interface equipment. There shall
be no firmware changes required to field modify the system time, point information,
equations, or annunciator programming/information.
2. It shall be possible to program through the standard FACP keyboard all system functions.
3. All field defined programs shall be stored in non-volatile memory.
4. Two levels of password protection shall be provided in addition to a key-lock cabinet. One
level shall be used for status level changes such as point/zone disable or manual on/off
commands (Building Manager). A second (higher-level) shall be used for actual change of the
life safety program (installer). These passwords shall be five (5) digits at a minimum. Upon
entry of an invalid password for the third time within a one minute time period an encrypted
number shall be displayed. This number can be used as a reference for determining a
forgotten password.
5. The system programming shall be “backed” up on a CD/DVD disc utilizing an
upload/download program. This system back-up disk shall be completed and given in
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duplicate to the building owner and/or operator upon completion of the final inspection. The
program that performs this function shall be “non-proprietary”, in that, it shall be possible to
forward it to the building owner/operator upon his or her request.
U. The installer’s field programming and hardware shall be functionally tested on a computer against
known parameters/norms which are established by the FACP manufacturer. A software program
shall test Input-to-Output correlations, device Type ID associations, point associations, time
equations, etc. This test shall be performed on an IBM-compatible PC with a verification software
package. A report shall be generated of the test results and two copies turned in to the
engineer(s) on record.
V. Specific System Operations: Smoke Detector Sensitivity Adjust: Means shall be provided for
adjusting the sensitivity of any or all analog intelligent smoke detectors in the system from the
system keypad or from the keyboard of the video terminal. Sensitivity range shall be within the
allowed UL window.
W. System Point Operations:
1. Any addressable device in the system shall have the capability to be enabled or disabled
through the system keypad or video terminal.
2. System output points shall be capable of being turned on or off from the system keypad or
the video terminal.
3. Point Read: The system shall be able to display the following point status diagnostic functions
without the need for peripheral equipment. Each point shall be annunciated for the
parameters listed:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
Device Status.
Device Type.
Custom Device Label.
Software Zone Label.
Device Zone Assignments.
Analog Detector Sensitivity.
All Program Parameters.
4. System Status Reports: Upon command from an operator of the system, a status report will
be generated and printed, listing all system statuses.
5. System History Recording and Reporting: The fire alarm control panel shall contain a history
buffer that will be capable of storing up to 4000 system events. Each of these events will be
stored, with time and date stamp, until an operator requests that the contents be either
displayed or printed. The contents of the history buffer may be manually reviewed; one event
at a time and the actual number of activations may also be displayed and or printed. History
events shall include all alarms, troubles, operator actions, and programming entries.
6. The history buffer shall use non-volatile memory. Systems which use volatile memory for
history storage are not acceptable.
7. Automatic Detector Maintenance Alert: The fire alarm control panel shall automatically
interrogate each intelligent system detector and shall analyze the detector responses over a
period of time.
8. If any intelligent detector in the system responds with a reading that is below or above normal
limits, then the system will enter the trouble mode, and the particular Intelligent Detector will
be annunciated on the system display, and printed on the optional system printer. This
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feature shall in no way inhibit the receipt of alarm conditions in the system, nor shall it require
any special hardware, special tools or computer expertise to perform.
8. The system shall include the ability (programmable) to indicate a “pre-alarm” condition. This
will be used to alert maintenance personal when a detector is at 80% of its alarm threshold in
a 60 second period.
2.03
A.
SYSTEM COMPONENTS
Visual Strobe Lights: Devices shall meet the requirements of the ADA, UL Standard 1971, be fully
synchronized, and shall meet the following criteria:
1. The maximum pulse duration shall be 2/10 of one second.
2. Strobe intensity shall meet the requirements of UL 1971. Minimum candela rating shall be
75cd, unless noted otherwise.
3. The flash rate shall meet the requirements of UL 1971.
4. Devices shall be Red.
5. Manufacturer: System Sensor SpectraAlert Advance (No substitutions).
B.
Speakers:
1. All speakers shall operate on 25 VRMS or with field selectable output taps from 0.5 to 2.0
Watts.
2. Speakers in corridors and public spaces shall produce a nominal sound output of 84 dBA at
10 feet (3m).
3. Frequency response shall be a minimum of 400 HZ to 4000 HZ.
4. The back of each speaker shall be sealed to protect the speaker cone from damage and
dust.
5. Manufacturer: System Sensor SpectraAlert Advance (No substitutions).
C.
D.
Combination Visual/Audible Devices: Shall comply with both section 2.4-A and 2.4-B above.
Central Station Communications: Communications with the 3rd-party UL listed central station shall
be via Service-provided Radio or Cellular Dialer system and account.
1.
Communication shall include vital system status such as:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
2.05
A.
Independent Zone (Alarm, trouble, non-alarm, supervisory)
Independent Addressable Device Status
AC (Mains) Power Loss
Low Battery and Earth Fault
System Off Normal
12 and 24 Hour Test Signal
Abnormal Test Signal (per UL requirements)
EIA-485 Communications Failure
SYSTEM COMPONENTS - ADDRESSABLE DEVICES
Addressable Devices – General:
1. Addressable devices shall provide an address-setting means using rotary decimal switches.
2. Addressable devices shall use simple to install and maintain decade (numbered 0 to 9) type
address switches. Devices which use a binary address or special tools for setting the device
address, such as a dip switch are not an allowable substitute.
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3. Detectors shall be Analog and Addressable, and shall connect to the fire alarm control
panel’s Signaling Line Circuits.
4. Addressable smoke and thermal detectors shall provide dual (2) status LEDs. Both LEDs
shall flash under normal conditions, indicating that the detector is operational and in regular
communication with the control panel, and both LEDs shall be placed into steady illumination
by the control panel, indicating that an alarm condition has been detected. If required, the
flashing mode operation of the detector LEDs can be programmed off via the fire control
panel program.
5. The fire alarm control panel shall permit detector sensitivity adjustment through field
programming of the system. Sensitivity can be automatically adjusted by the panel on a timeof-day basis.
6. Using software in the FACP, detectors shall automatically compensate for dust accumulation
and other slow environmental changes that may affect their performance. The detectors shall
be listed by UL as meeting the calibrated sensitivity test requirements of NFPA Standard 72,
Chapter 7.
7. The detectors shall be ceiling-mount and shall include a separate twist-lock base which
includes a tamper proof feature.
8. The detectors shall provide a test means whereby they will simulate an alarm condition and
report that condition to the control panel. Such a test may be initiated at the detector itself (by
activating a magnetic switch) or initiated remotely on command from the control panel.
9. Detectors shall also store an internal identifying type code that the control panel shall use to
identify the type of device (ION, PHOTO, THERMAL).
B.
Addressable Manual Fire Alarm Box (manual station):
1. Addressable pull boxes shall, on command from the control panel, send data to the panel
representing the state of the manual switch and the addressable communication module
status. They shall use a key operated test-reset lock, and shall be designed so that after
actual emergency operation, they cannot be restored to normal use except by the use of a
key.
2. All operated stations shall have a positive, visual indication of operation and utilize a key type
reset.
3. Manual stations shall be constructed of Lexan with clearly visible operating instructions
provided on the cover. The word FIRE shall appear on the front of the stations in raised
letters, 1.75 inches (44 mm) or larger.
4.
C.
Devices shall be red.
Intelligent Photoelectric Smoke Detector:
1. The detectors shall use the photoelectric (light-scattering) principal to measure smoke density
and shall, on command from the control panel, send data to the panel representing the
analog level of smoke density.
D.
Intelligent Thermal Detectors:
1. Thermal detectors shall be intelligent addressable devices rated at 135 degrees Fahrenheit
(58 degrees Celsius) and have a rate-of-rise element rated at 15 degrees F (9.4 degrees C)
per minute. It shall connect via two wires to the fire alarm control panel signaling line circuit.
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E.
F.
Intelligent Duct Smoke Detector:
1.
The smoke detector housing shall accommodate an intelligent photoelectric of that provides
continuous analog monitoring and alarm verification from the panel.
2.
When sufficient smoke is sensed, an alarm signal is initiated at the FACP, and appropriate
action taken to change over air handling systems to help prevent the rapid distribution of
toxic smoke and fire gases throughout the areas served by the duct system.
3.
All duct detectors installed in concealed locations, i.e. above ceiling assemblies or requiring
vertical access (ladder) shall be provided with a remote indicating and test switch located in
the adjacent corridor ceiling. Identify device address and HVAC equipment name via "croix"
label for each device.
Addressable Dry Contact Monitor Module:
1. Addressable monitor modules shall be provided to connect one supervised IDC zone of
conventional alarm initiating devices (any N.O. dry contact device) to one of the fire alarm
control panel SLCs.
2. The monitor module shall mount in a 4-inch square (101.6 mm square), 2-1/8 inch (54 mm)
deep electrical box.
3. The IDC zone shall be suitable for Style D or Style B operation. An LED shall be provided
that shall flash under normal conditions, indicating that the monitor module is operational and
in regular communication with the control panel.
G.
Addressable Control Module:
1. Addressable control modules shall be provided to supervise and control the operation of one
conventional NACs of compatible, 24 VDC powered, polarized audio/visual notification
appliances.
2. The control module shall mount in a standard 4-inch square (101.6 mm square), 2-1/8 inch
(54 mm) deep electrical box, or to a surface mounted backbox.
3. The control module NAC may be wired for Style Z or Style Y (Class A/B) with up to 1 amp of
inductive A/V signal, or 2 amps of resistive A/V signal operation, or as a dry contact (Form-C)
relay. The relay coil shall be magnetically latched to reduce wiring connection requirements,
and to insure that 100% of all auxiliary relay or NACs may be energized at the same time on
the same pair of wires.
4. Audio/visual power shall be provided by a separate supervised power circuit from the main
fire alarm control panel or from a supervised, UL listed remote power supply.
5. The control module shall be suitable for pilot duty applications and rated for a minimum of 0.6
amps at 30 VDC.
H.
Addressable Relay Module:
1. Addressable Relay Modules shall be available for HVAC control and other building functions.
The relay shall be form C and rated for a minimum of 2.0 Amps resistive or 1.0 Amps
inductive. The relay coil shall be magnetically latched to reduce wiring connection
requirements, and to insure that 100% of all auxiliary relay or NACs may be energized at the
same time on the same pair of wires.
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2. For fan shutdown and other auxiliary control functions requiring the control of 24V AC power,
utilize the addressable relay module directly for the switching function.
3. For fan shutdown and other auxiliary control functions requiring the control of greater than
24V AC Power (such as 120V AC power), provide an MR101 (or MR201 as specified on
drawings) auxiliary relay for the switching/control function. Utilize the addressable relay
module with 24VDC power from the fire alarm system as a dry contract relay to control the
24VDC coil associated with the MR101/201 relay.
a. Application includes interface with elevator controllers for phase 1 recall.
4. Where required, install module in finished ceiling to allow for clear view of LED indicating
lamp. Do not install modules above finished ceilings or at inaccessible locations.
J.
Isolator Module:
1. Isolator modules shall be provided to automatically isolate wire-to-wire short circuits on an
SLC Class A or Class B branch. The isolator module shall limit the number of modules or
detectors that may be rendered inoperative by a short circuit fault on the SLC loop segment
or branch. At least one isolator module shall be provided at the entrance and exit of an SLC
circuit for each smoke compartment or zone served. Refer to plans for additional isolator
module locations.
2. If a wire-to-wire short occurs, the isolator module shall automatically open-circuit (disconnect)
the SLC. When the short circuit condition is corrected, the isolator module shall automatically
reconnect the isolated section.
3. The isolator module shall not require address-setting, and its operations shall be totally
automatic. It shall not be necessary to replace or reset an isolator module after its normal
operation.
4. The isolator module shall provide a single LED that shall flash to indicate that the isolator is
operational and shall illuminate steadily to indicate that a short circuit condition has been
detected and isolated.
2.06
A.
BATTERIES AND EXTERNAL CHARGER
Battery:
1. Shall be 12 volt, Gell-Cell type.
2. Battery shall have sufficient capacity to power the fire alarm system for not less than twentyfour hours plus 15 minutes of alarm upon a normal AC power failure.
3. The batteries are to be completely maintenance free. No liquids are required. Fluid level
checks refilling, spills and leakage shall not be required.
4. All battery installations shall be dated with the actual date of installation only. Do not use the
date of final inspection or system approval.
B.
External Battery Charger:
1. Shall be completely automatic, with constant potential charger maintaining the battery fully
charged under all service conditions. Charger shall operate from a 120/240-volt 50/60 hertz
source.
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2. Shall be rated for fully charging a completely discharged battery within 48 hours while
simultaneously supplying any loads connected to the battery.
3. Shall have protection to prevent discharge through the charger.
4. Shall have protection for overloads and short circuits on both AC and DC sides.
2.07
A.
ELECTROMAGNETIC HOLD-OPEN DEVICES
Electromagnetic Doorholders:
1.
PART 3 3.01
Provide local disconnecting means for all 120VAC connected door holders via toggle switch
with protective RS cover to prevent inadvertent release of circuit. Locate (1) disconnect
switch for each pair of doors connected. Locate disconnect switch above nearest accessible
ceiling to door location and clearly label switch with croix label with the following description
“Door Holder Disconnect”.
EXECUTION
GENERAL
A.
Workmanship: The entire system shall be installed in a skillful manner in accordance with
approved manufacturers' manuals and wiring diagrams. The contractor shall provide all raceway,
wiring, outlet boxes, junction boxes, cabinets and similar devices necessary for the complete
installation. All wiring and raceway shall be provided in accordance with the NEC, approved by
local authorities having jurisdiction for the purpose, and shall be installed in dedicated metal
raceway system throughout.
B.
Penetrations: All penetration of floor slabs and fire walls shall be fire stopped in accordance with
all local fire codes.
C.
Resistors: End of Line Resistors shall be furnished as required for mounting as directed by the
manufacturer.
D.
Installation: Provide all raceways, cable, equipment, accessories and materials as detailed in the
manufacturers’ installation manual and require for the satisfactory operation of the fire alarm
system, the elevator detection system, mechanical systems control, and the interface between
components and systems.
E.
Mounting Heights:
1.
Install manual pull stations 48” AFF to center line of device.
2.
Wall mounted notification appliances shall be located 80-inches (minimum) above the
finished floor or 6-inches below ceiling to the bottom of the lens.
3.
Mounting Height: Mount remote alarm indicators in finished ceiling.
4.
In finished areas, install all fire alarm modules in finished ceiling to allow for clear view of
LED indicating lamp. Do not install modules above finished ceilings or at inaccessible
locations.
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F.
Device Naming Convention:
3.02
1.
Contractor shall coordinate all device naming conventions, for both addressable and
notification devices, with FH Controls Systems Division prior to any application or system
programming. Submit in writing to FH Controls Systems Division a summary of all devices
and proposed device identifications for review, comment and approval.
2.
Contractor shall identify on each device the approved device identification via "croix" label.
PRODUCT STORAGE AND HANDLING
A.
Protection: Physically protect smoke and heat detectors against damage as recommended by
manufacturer. Minimize exposure of detectors to dirt and dust from construction. Provide plastic
covers during construction. Remove covers after the project has been cleaned and is ready for
operation. Testing must be done after the removal of protective covers.
B.
Packaging: Store equipment in original packaging. Store inside well ventilated area protected from
weather, moisture, dust, extreme temperatures, and humidity.
C.
Damage: Remove and replace with new, all broken pull stations, detectors, annunciation devices
and other accessories, damaged before final acceptance at no additional expense to the contract.
No allowances shall be made for breakage or theft before final acceptance.
3.03
CONDUIT AND WIRE
A. Conduit:
1. Conduit shall be in accordance with The National Electrical Code (NEC), local and state
requirements.
2. Cable must be separated from any open conductors of Power, or Class 1 circuits, and shall
not be placed in any conduit, junction box or raceway containing these conductors, as per
NEC Article 760-29.
3. Wiring for 24 volt control shall be run in the same conduit as initiating and signaling line
circuits. All other notification style fire alarm circuits shall be routed in separate conduit. All
circuits shall be provided with transient suppression devices and the system shall be
designed to permit simultaneous operation of all circuits without interference or loss of
signals.
4. Conduit shall not enter the fire alarm control panel, or any other remotely mounted control
panel equipment or backboxes, except where conduit entry is specified by the FACP
manufacturer.
5. Conduit shall be ¾ inch (19.1 mm) minimum and shall be fully color coded RED.
6. Conduit system shall adhere to the Pathway Class A requirements of NFPA 72 (2007
Edition). Refer to shop drawing section for additional requirements.
B. Wire:
1. All fire alarm system wiring must be new.
2. Wiring shall be in accordance with local, state and national codes (e.g., NEC Article 760) and
as recommended by the manufacturer of the fire alarm system. Number and size of
conductors shall be as recommended by the fire alarm system manufacturer, but not less
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than 16 AWG (1.02 mm) for initiating device circuits, signaling line circuits and audio
notification circuits, and 14 AWG (1.63 mm) for notification appliance circuits.
3. All wire and cable shall be listed and/or approved by a recognized testing agency for use with
a protective signaling system.
4. Wire and cable not installed in conduit shall have a fire resistance rating suitable for the
installation as indicated in NFPA 70 (e.g., FPLR), 2010 Edition.
5. Wiring shall be installed in accordance with NFPA72, 2010 Edition requirements regarding
survivability, in either 2-hour rated shafts, use of 2-hour rated cable assemblies or similar
acceptable alternatives. Refer to riser diagrams for specific locations where 2-hour protection
is required.
6. All field wiring shall be completely supervised. In the event of a primary power failure,
disconnected standby battery, removal of any internal modules, or any open circuits in the
field wiring; a trouble signal will be activated until the system and its associated field wiring
are restored to normal condition.
7. All voice speaker circuits shall use twisted/shielded pair to eliminate cross talk.
C. Terminal Boxes, Junction Boxes and Cabinets: All boxes and cabinets shall be UL listed for their
intended purpose.
D. Initiating circuits shall be arranged to serve like categories (manual, smoke, waterflow). Mixed
category circuitry shall not be permitted except on signaling line circuits connected to intelligent
reporting devices.
D. The fire alarm control panel shall be connected to a separate dedicated branch circuit, maximum
20 amperes. Provide breaker "lock-on" kits for all new and existing branch circuits utilized for fire
alarm equipment. This circuit shall be labeled at the main power distribution panel as FIRE
ALARM. Fire alarm control panel primary power wiring shall be 12 AWG.
3.04
A.
3.05
FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
Quality Control: The system shall be installed and fully tested under the supervision of trained
manufacturer's representative. The system shall be demonstrated to perform all the functions as
specified.
ACCEPTABLE INSTALLERS
A.
Trained Personnel: The Fire Alarm System specified herein shall be installed by a factory trained
and authorized installer.
B.
Installation: Field Connected Devices may be installed and wired, and primary power may be
wired by licensed contractors under the direct supervision of a factory trained and authorized
distributor.
3.06
A.
EXAMINATION
Examination: Prior to the commencement of any of the work detailed herein, an examination and
analysis of the area(s) where the Fire Alarm System and all associated components are to be
installed shall be made.
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B.
Notification: Any of these area(s) that are found to be outside the manufacturers’ recommended
environments for the particular specified products shall be noted on a Site Examination Report
which shall be given to the Engineer of Record.
C.
Shorts: Any shorts, opens, or grounds found on existing wiring shall be corrected prior to the
connection of these wires to any panel component or field device.
3.07
INSTALLATION OF CEILING DETECTORS
A.
General: All ceiling mounted detectors shall be installed in accordance with requirements of NFPA
72, 2010 Edition. Detectors shall be positioned to avoid drafts from supply air diffusers and an
adequate distance from equipment producing sudden temperature changes which would result in
nuisance false alarms. Ceiling smoke detectors shall be so located as to not allow supply air grills
to impede the effective operation of the detector. Position detector a minimum of 3 feet from
supply air grills.
B.
Mounting: Utilize a manufactured tile bridge to properly support the detector backbox from the
ceiling grid system. Provide each detector backbox with properly sized mud-ring for a complete
installation.
C.
Protection: Provide temporary protection for all detectors installed prior to completion of
construction.
3.08
A.
INSTALLATION OF DUCT DETECTORS
General: Installation of duct mounted smoke detector housings and sampling tubes within the
supply and return air ductwork shall be installed per manufacturer’s instructions. Locate remote
test stations for all concealed location duct detectors as follows:
1. For concealed locations above accessible ceilings, locate remote test station directly below
detector location and on public/corridor side of wall (if applicable). Locate device to maintain
access to detector above.
2. For mechanical room locations, locate remote test stations in corridor ceiling directly outside of
main entrance to the room in which the device is located or inside the room directly adjacent to
the unit main disconnect and/or motor controller.
B.
Location at AHU equipment: Detector shall be mounted at least 6 duct widths downstream, from
any duct opening, deflection plates, sharp bends or branch connections.
C.
Location at Fire/Smoke Dampers: Detector shall be mounted within 5'-0" of every fire/smoke
damper prior to any duct take-off. Refer to Florida Building Code Chapter 7 for allowable
exceptions.
D.
Duct Detector Testing: Provide air pressure differential test data to engineer in areas where
distance is limited by physical restraints.
E.
Assurance: Proper air velocities shall be maintained per the manufacturer’s specifications.
F.
Wiring: It shall be the Contractor’s responsibility to provide the proper blackbox and sampling
tubes for installation within the ductwork. All electrical connections shall be completed by the Fire
Alarm Contractor as required for a complete system.
G.
Access: Provide access panels in ductwork to afford proper service and maintenance of the duct
detector. Refer to division 23 specifications for requirements.
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3.09
Detectors shall be installed within all the supply and return air ducts in order to comply with NFPA
and the Florida Building Code.
DOORS IN SMOKE WALLS
A.
Smoke Detectors: Smoke detectors located at doors in smoke walls shall be located no further
than 5 feet and no less than 1 foot from the door.
B.
Non-Smoke Walls: Doors located in non-smoke walls shall not be required to release on fire alarm
(NFPA 72, Section 5.14.6.5.1, 2010 Edition). Additionally, smoke detectors shall not be required at
these locations.
3.10
SPRINKLER SYSTEM
A.
Tamper Switch Supervisory System: Provide connections for sprinkler system tamper switches as
required.
B.
Waterflow Switch: Provide connections to waterflow switches to the waterflow zone as required.
3.11
ELEVATOR RECALL AND DETECTION SYSTEM
A.
Installation: Contractor shall provide all raceway wiring and associated devices and detectors for
Phase I recall and emergency elevator power disconnection.
B.
Elevator Shaft Detectors: Provide fixed temperature, 135 degrees F, heat detectors for elevator
shaft locations, and elevator control and/or equipment rooms.
3.12
INSPECTIONS AND INSTALLATION TESTING
A.
Local Authority Having Jurisdiction: Equipment shall be installed and located in accordance with
requirements of the local authority having jurisdiction.
B.
Demonstration: Each of the intended operations of the installed Fire Alarm / Life Safety System
shall be demonstrated to the Building Owners’ Representative and the Local Authority Having
Jurisdiction.
C.
Personnel: The Contractor shall provide equipment and personnel, as required, for acceptance
tests and any tests required by inspecting authorities.
D.
Deficiencies: The Contractor shall correct all system installation deficiencies and make all
necessary adjustments at no cost to the Owner. Perform another acceptance test after correction
of deficiencies.
E.
Notification: Before proceeding with any testing, inform the staff of the location where the alarm
signal will sound to prevent any unnecessary action. At the conclusion of testing, those previously
notified (and others necessary) shall be further notified that testing has been concluded.
F.
Hazardous Locations: Any method or device used for sensing in an atmosphere or process
classified as hazardous by Article 500 of NFPA 70, 2007 Edition, National Electric Code, shall be
listed, and suitable for such use.
G.
Reports: Records of all inspections and tests shall be made and submitted at the conclusion of
work.
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3.13
Provide Inspection and Testing Form from NFPA 72, 2007 Edition to the Engineer and Owner and
shall be included in O & M Manual.
SMOKE DETECTOR SENSITIVITY TESTING
A.
Testing: Sensitivity settings shall be recorded for all heads and submitted to Engineer at
completion.
B.
Testing of Existing Equipment: Inspections and tests of existing equipment shall be performed to
insure that all control functions, operating panels, annunciation devices and each detector is in
reliable operating condition. This equipment shall be connected to the new system so all control
functions, annunciation, etc. operate as one system.
3.14
HEAT DETECTOR TESTING
A.
Procedure: A restorable heat detector and the restorable element of a combination detector shall
be tested by exposing the detector to a heat source, such as a shielded heat lamp, until it
responds. After each heat test, the detector shall reset.
B.
Precaution: Precaution shall be taken to avoid damage to the non-restorable fixed temperature
element of a combination rate-of-rise fixed temperature detector. The manufacturer’s instructions
shall be followed.
3.15
SMOKE DETECTOR TESTING
A.
Response: To assure that each smoke detector is operative and produces the intended response,
it shall be caused to initiate an alarm as its installed location with smoke or other aerosol,
acceptable to the manufacturer that demonstrates that smoke can enter the chamber and initiate
an alarm.
B.
Method: To assure that each smoke detector is within its listed and marked sensitivity range, it
shall be tested using either one of the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
A calibrated test method.
The manufacturer’s calibrated sensitivity test instrument.
Listed control equipment arranged for the purpose.
Other calibrated sensitivity test method acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction.
C.
Range: Detectors found to have a sensitivity outside the accepted range shall be replaced.
D.
Exception: Detectors listed as field adjustable may be either adjusted within an accepted range or
replaced. Note: The detector sensitivity cannot be tested or measured using any spray device that
administers an unmeasured concentration of aerosol into the detector.
E.
FACP shall generate a smoke detector sensitivity report for all connected and installed detectors.
3.16
A.
CLEANING
Method: Clean all detectors and remove dust or dirt that has accumulated. For each detector, the
cleaning, checking, operating, and sensitivity adjustment shall be attempted only after consulting
the manufacturer’s instructions. These instructions shall detail methods such as vacuuming to
remove loose dust and insects and washing to remove heavy grease and grime deposits. In lieu
of these cleaning methods, the manufacturer may provide cleaning service at the field location.
Following partial disassembly or washing of the detector to remove contamination, the appropriate
sensitivity test required shall be performed.
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3.17
SEQUENCE OF OPERATION
A.
Survivability: The sequence of alarm is based on a general alarm, non-survivable notification
concept, except that each individual floor shall be configured/wired/ programmed to be considered
a distinct, separate evacuation and signaling zone. Each “zone” is comprised of a single smoke
compartment, unless specifically noted otherwise. “Survivability” concepts per NFPA 72, 2010
Edition, Section 23.10.2 do not apply.
B.
Manual: Upon activation of the fire alarm system by any manual initiating device, including manual
pull stations, the following shall take place:
1.
Flash the visual fire alarm signals (strobes) throughout the entire building.
2.
Sound the audible fire alarm signals, via the primary voice evacuation message, throughout
the entire floor in alarm. The primary voice evacuation message shall be as follows:
a. (3) Fast Whoops followed by the following message repeated twice: “May I have your
attention please (repeated twice), there has been a fire alarm activated in this area.
Please proceed to the nearest exit.”
b. Whoops and message for the primary voice messages are repeated until system reset
or silence.
3.
Sound the audible building wide voice message, throughout all remaining areas in the
building on all levels, except for the floor in alarm. The building wide voice message shall
be as follows:
a. Continuous Alert Tone for 6 seconds followed by the general page message:: “May I
have your attention please (repeated twice), there has been a fire alarm activated on
level XXXX. Please proceed to the nearest exit.” (For example, a 3rd floor alarm would
sound " May I have your attention please (repeated twice), there has been a fire alarm
activated on level three. Please proceed to the nearest exit. ").
b. Whoops and message for the building wide voice message are repeated until system
reset of silence repeated.
c.
C.
Building wide messages for the project area currently do not exist will require that new
messaging be recorded for the sequence of operation. Florida Hospital shall furnish the
appropriate staff member to record the required messages - fire alarm contractor shall
be responsible for setting up a recording session with said staff member to record all
required messages.
4.
Close all magnetically held open doors within the zone in alarm and all other zones located
within the same floor.
5.
Release all electrically locked doors on the floor of the alarm condition. Manual pull stations
associated with these units shall not release magnetic door locks upon activation of the fire
alarm system.
6.
Manual activation shall not initiate any smoke control or HVAC shutdown sequence of
events.
Automatic: Upon activation of the fire alarm system by any smoke detector or heat detector
(including those associated with Elevator Phase 1 Recall systems), or sprinkler flow alarm, the
following shall take place in addition to the manual sequence above:
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Shut down all air handlers and exhaust fans supplying or exhausting air throughout the
entire building.
2.
Activation of supply and return duct mounted smoke detectors shall shut-down the
associated air handling unit and interlocked exhaust systems and shall provide a
supervisory alarm to the fire alarm system only. Duct mounted smoke detectors shall not
place the building into full alarm status.
3.
Shutdown all fan coil units serving exit access corridors.
C.
Elevator Lobby Detection: Activation of any elevator lobby (except the first floor lobby), hoistway or
machine room smoke detector shall initiate the elevator Phase I recall system to the affected
elevator and initiate an alarm for the zone it is located within. Activation of the lobby smoke
detector on the first floor shall send a separate signal to the elevator controller to send the car to
the alternate fire department access level.
D.
Elevator Machine/Shaft Way Detection: The elevator top of shaft smoke detector shall energize the
flashing warning light at the designated and alternate fire department access levels.
E.
Elevator Control Room Detection: The elevator control room smoke detector shall energize the
flashing warning light at the designated and alternate fire department access levels.
F.
Elevator Shunt Trip: Activation of any elevator hoistway heat detector or the control room heat
detector shall initiate shunt trip of the affected elevator power supply, and by use of an auxiliary
contact, initiate an alarm for the zone it is located within. Provide all necessary interfaces and
materials to connect to the shunt trip circuit of the elevator circuit breaker, and power the
mechanism. Utilize shunt trip power from the breaker controlled. Provide wiring system to the
elevator controller for final connection by the elevator contractor.
G.
Elevator Alarm: Elevator lobby detectors shall be cross zoned, by means of software, to indicate
an alarm in the zone covering the corridor where located and indicate that the vertical elevator
zone is in alarm as well.
H.
Supervisory: System supervisory faults, such as shorts, opens, and grounds in conductors,
operating power failure, or faults within supervised devices, shall cause an audible and visual
trouble indication at the control panel. It shall be possible to silence the audible trouble signal.
Once the trouble is corrected, the signal shall again sound until the silence switch is restored to its
normal position.
I.
Sprinkler Flow Switch: The fire protection sprinkler system main flow switch shall be connected as
an alarm initiating device and shall be annunciated as a separate zone. Fire protection sprinkler
system zone flow switches shall be connected as an automatic initiating device and each switch
shall be separately annunciated and zoned.
J.
Sprinkler System Tamper Switch: Tamper switches connected to valves of the fire protection
sprinkler system shall be annunciated as an audible and visual trouble system.
K.
System Bypass Features: Any system bypass feature currently existing or created as part of this
project (such as AHU bypass, WON door bypass, etc) shall initiate a system trouble condition with
description of bypass function be activated (i.e. Trouble - WON Door Bypass activated) when the
bypass feature is activated. Upon reset of the fire alarm system, all bypass functions shall be reset
to normal operating conditions.
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3.18
SYSTEM STARTUP, OWNERS’ INSTRUCTIONS, COMMISSIONING
A. Startup: System startup shall be performed by Factory Trained personnel. Certain functions of
the Systems Startup Procedure may be performed by a contractor under the direction of the
Factory Trained and Authorized Engineered Systems Distributor.
B. Instructions: Owners’ Instructions and Operation Manuals, specific for this project, shall be
supplied to the Building Operations Staff by the Factory Trained and Authorized Engineered
Systems Distributor. A “Generic” or “Typical” Owners’ Instruction and Operation Manual shall not
be acceptable to fulfill this requirement.
C. Commissioning: Commissioning of the installed system shall be performed by the Factory
Trained and Authorized Engineered Systems Distributor in the presence of the Local AHJ, the
Building Owners’ Representative, and a Representative of the General Contractor.
3.19
MAINTENANCE
A. First Year Tests: The Contractor shall, at no expense to the Owner, observe the systems in
operation and conduct tests to assure that systems are performing in full compliance with
specified requirements at least twice during the initial 6 months of operation. The testing shall be
coordinated with a designated Owners representative, at a time convenient to the Owner, with
results reported in writing to the Owner.
B. Maintenance Contract: The factory trained and authorized distributor who designed and installed
this system shall make available to the Owner a separate maintenance contract for a period of
two (2) Years from the date of system commissioning. Maintenance quotation shall include all
NFPA 72, 2007 Edition requirements. The cost for this maintenance contract shall not be
included in the base bid.
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PART 1 - GENERAL
1.01
RELATED DOCUMENTS
A. General: Drawings and general provisions of the Contract, including General and Supplementary
Conditions and Division 1 Specification sections, apply to work of this section.
1.02
SECTION INCLUDES
A. This specification includes the furnishing, installation, connection, and testing of a PC based
graphical facilities monitoring system for graphical annunciation of the building floor plan and fire
alarm activations for the project scope; including Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listed application
software and hardware complete and ready for operation.
1.03
A.
REFERENCES
The equipment and installation shall comply with the provisions of the following standards:
1.
NFPA 70 - National Electric Code, 2011 Edition
2.
National Fire Protection Association Standards:
a.
b.
c.
3.
Local and State Building Codes:
a.
b.
c.
1.04
A.
NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code, 2010 Edition
NFPA 99 - Health Care Facilities, 2012 Edition
NFPA 101 - Life Safety Code, 2012 Edition
Florida Fire Prevention Code
Florida Building Code
State Elevator Code
4.
Local Authorities Having Jurisdiction.
5.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
6.
The system and all components shall be listed by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. for use in
fire protective signaling system.
7.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and State Equivalents.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
This section of the specification includes the furnishing, installation, and connection of a PC based
graphical facilities monitoring system shall be installed in accordance to the project specifications
and drawings. Graphics package shall be generated for the entire fire alarm system network,
including both the hospital and medical office building.
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B.
The PC based graphical facilities monitoring system shall include, but not be limited to, one (1)
PC based graphical workstation, all input/output devices, network communications media, control
equipment, auxiliary control devices, power supplies, and wire / fiber optic media as shown on
the drawings and specified herein.
C.
A supervised interface to NOTIFIER fire alarm control panels and NOTI-FIRE-NET shall be
provided.
D.
The system shall employ an advanced technology network to monitor and control various fire
alarm information over a LonWorks network.
E.
The system shall include an interface to digital alarm communicator receivers for wide area
network monitoring.
F.
The system shall allow a mixture of different technologies and manufacturers' equipment to
operate on the same network and provide the operator with a consistent look and operation for all
monitored equipment.
G.
The system shall support a variety of topologies and media and shall provide an industry
standard open architecture transport layer protocol.
H.
Using standard RS 232 ports on existing and future monitoring and control systems used by the
facility, the system shall connect to and interpret status change data transmitted from the ports
and provide graphic annunciation, control, history logging and reporting as specified herein.
J.
The system shall be electrically supervised and monitor the integrity of all conductors.
1.05
SUBMITTALS
A.
Shop Drawings: Shop drawings shall be complete showing all wiring diagrams and point to point
connections required for this project. The point to point connections shall be indicated on
drawings showing routing of raceways, connections, components, and conductor quantities and
types. The Contractor shall apply his company name, address, telephone number, etc. Computer
CAD drawings are required.
B.
Software Modifications
1. Provide the services of a factory trained and authorized technician to perform all system
software modifications, upgrades or changes. Response time of the technician to the site
shall not exceed 4 hours.
2. Provide all hardware, software, programming tools and documentation necessary to modify
the fire alarm system on site. Modification includes addition and deletion of devices, circuits,
zones and changes to system operation and custom label changes for devices or zones. The
system structure and software shall place no limit on the type or extent of software
modifications on-site. Modification of software shall not require power-down of the system or
loss of system fire protection while modifications are being made.
C. Product Data: Submit manufacturer’s standard catalog data on all components and sub-systems.
Product data shall be submitted showing manufacturer’s written recommendations for storage and
protection, and installation instructions. Manufacturer’s product data shall be submitted for all
system equipment including;
1.
Application Information
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3.
4.
5.
Dimensions
Listing Agency File
Wiring Diagrams
Installation Information
D. Annual Inspections: The Contractor shall provide hourly Service Rates and Semi-Annual
inspection prices, performed by a factory trained and authorized personnel, for this installation with
the submittal. Proof of training and authorization of the servicing personnel shall be included in the
submittal. The hourly service rates shall be guaranteed for a one-year period unless otherwise
specified.
E.
1.06
Close-out Submittals: Electronic copy of the following information shall be delivered to the Building
Owner's representative at the time of system acceptance. The close out submittals shall include:
1.
Operating manuals covering the installed Fire Alarm System.
2.
Point to Point diagrams of the entire workstation system as installed. This shall include all
connected devices and field modules. All drawings shall be provided in CAD and supplied in
standard .dwg format. Bond plots of each sheet shall also be provided. A system-generated
point to point diagram is required to ensure accuracy.
3.
The application program listing for the system as installed at the time of acceptance by the
building owner and/or Local AHJ (Disk and Hard copy printout).
4.
Name, address and telephone of the authorized factory representative.
5.
All drawings must reflect device address and programmed characteristics as verified in the
presence of the engineer and/or the end user unless device addressing is electronically
generated, and graphically printed.
6.
Certificate of Training.
QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.
Qualifications: Provide proof of qualifications as Factory Authorized and Factory Trained for the
product(s) specified herein. These qualification credentials shall not be more than two years old,
to ensure up-to-date product and application knowledge on the part of the installing firm. Only a
factory-trained and certified technician shall program the system. Provide proof of certification of
programmer within submittal.
B.
Warranty Period: The Contractor shall provide warranty service at no additional cost to the Owner
for a period of 12 months from the date of substantial completion of the installation.
C. A copy of the manufacturers’ warranty shall be provided with closeout documentation and included
with the operation and installation manuals.
1.07
WORKSTATION PERFORMANCE
A.
The network will interface and report the individually monitored system's status via a user-friendly
Graphical User Interface (GUI) based software workstation.
B.
The software shall operate under Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional as manufactured by
Microsoft Corporation.
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C.
The GUI based software must be capable of graphically representing each facility being
monitored with floor plans and icons depicting the actual locations of the various systems and/or
device's locations.
D.
The software shall use a 1024 X 768 GUI display capable of showing a large primary floor plan
display, a key map representative of a larger view of the primary display and its relationship to
the facility being monitored, the current operator, number of fire, supervisory, pre-alarms,
troubles, and security events within the network as well as outstanding events and acknowledged
events.
E.
The workstation shall have the ability to support graphic printing of all data including graphical
floor plans, system activity, history, and guidance text. A Windows compatible printer shall be
supported for the graphics and report printer options.
F.
The workstation software shall permit automatic navigation to the screen containing an icon that
represents the system or device in the event of an off-normal condition.
G.
The system/sensor icon shall indicate the type of off-normal condition and shall flash and change
to the color associated with the off-normal condition (e.g., RED for ALARM and YELLOW for
TROUBLE).
H.
The software shall allow the attachment of text (TXT) files, sound (WAV) files, image (BMP) files
and video (AVI) files to each system or sensor icon allowing additional information to be provided
to the system operator for responding to the off-normal condition.
I.
The software shall allow the importation of externally developed floor plans in Windows Metafile
(WMF), JPEG (JPG), Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) and Bitmap (BMP) format.
J.
The software shall provide auto-navigation to the screen containing the icon of any system or
device when an event is initially annunciated. In addition, operator navigation to screens
containing outstanding events shall be accomplished by "clicking on" the event from either the
acknowledged or unacknowledged event.
K.
History Manager. The software shall contain a History Manager, which shall record all system
events with a time and date stamp as well as the current system operator's name.
1.
The system shall provide for the ability to store all off-normal events experienced by the
various sub-systems that are monitored by the system.
2.
All events shall be recorded with a time and date stamp and the system operator shall be
provided with the ability to log a pre-defined response or a custom comment for each offnormal event and have that comment stored in the history file with the time, date and
operator name.
3.
Provide for the ability to conduct searches and generate subsequent reports, based on all
events for a single system / device address, a specific node, a specific type of off-normal
condition and date range (mm/dd/yy to mm/dd/yy) or combinations of these search
parameters. The number of entries in the history file that match the determined search
criteria will be displayed.
4.
The History Manager shall signal a need to back-up the history file at 100,000 events and
then remind the operator at intervals of 100 events thereafter.
5.
It shall be possible to pre-select data fields for reporting and then saving the report as a
template with a file name. It shall also be possible to schedule the pre-defined report to
print at a designated time.
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O.
Alarm Monitoring. The system shall provide for continuous monitoring of all off-normal conditions
regardless of the current activity displayed on the screen.
1.
If an operator is viewing the history of a sub-system and an alarm condition should occur,
the system shall automatically navigate to the graphic screen showing the area where the
off-normal event is occurring.
2.
The system shall prioritize all off-normal events as defined by Underwriter's Laboratories
into the following categories: fire alarms, troubles, supervisory alarms, pre-alarms and
security alarms.
3.
The system shall display a running count of all events by type in an alarm event counter
window. The event counter window shall include five counters, defaulted to Alarm,
Trouble, Security, and Supervisory events.
4.
The system shall show a running list of all unacknowledged events and acknowledged
events and allow the system operator to acknowledge an event by "double-clicking" on that
event in the Unacknowledged Events box. The Unacknowledged and Acknowledged
Events boxes shall contain an abbreviated description of the off-normal condition.
5.
The details of the condition may be viewed by selecting event in the unacknowledged
events box.
6.
The system shall allow the attachment of user-definable text files, image files and sound
files, to each device / system monitored in order to facilitate the operators and response
personnel's response to the off-normal condition.
7.
The system shall record all events to the system's hard drive. A minimum of 100,000
events may be stored.
Reports & Logs:
1.
The system shall provide for the ability to generate reports based on system history.
2.
The system shall allow the system operator to enter custom comments up to 255
characters for each event and have those comments recorded in the system's history file.
Boolean Logic:
1.
An automated event response application shall be provided to automatically perform
actions across the entire system based on network activity.
2.
The event response application shall allow event responses (actions) based on predefined
user conditions using simplified Boolean logic.
3.
Actions shall be configured to be executed immediately or timed as required.
Control Aspects of System Software:
1.
For future functionality, the system shall provide for the direct control of all outputs
associated with Input / Output dry contact relay points on Network Input/Output Nodes
(NIONs). In addition, the system shall have the ability to control and program a sub-system
Notifier AFP-1010, AM-2020, or AFP-400 Fire Alarm Panel through a terminal mode
window (ASCII terminal type connection) interface to microprocessor-based sub-systems
via an RS 232 serial NION if available as an ancillary feature.
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2.
The system shall have the ability to monitor and control NOTIFIER® Fire Alarm Panels:
AFP-1010, AM2020, AFP-200, AFP-300/400, and ONYX® series control panels.
3.
Discrete I/O NION interfaces allow the system operator to initiate a change of state for the
associated dry contacts.
4.
A scheduling utility shall be included with the workstation to configure the I/O points on
these NIONs for automated activate/deactivate, and Arm/Disarm (depending on device
type) status.
5.
The workstation shall provide configuration utilities for monitoring and control profiles.
These profiles shall be user definable for distribution of monitoring and control allowances
for operators per workstation.
6.
Terminal mode interfaces using serial NIONs (if available for the specific system) shall be
available to allow full programming and control of the system being monitored and shall
provide the operator with the ability to take advantage of all features supported by a CRT
attached to the associated individual sub-system.
7.
Under no condition shall any sub-system be required to rely on the network for any data
processing required to perform its particular function. Each individual sub-system shall be
in effect "stand-alone" as to insure it's continued operation should a disruption in
communication with the system be experienced.
P.
The software shall be password protected and provide for the definition of security profiles for
operator access control.
Q.
The software shall contain provision for defining monitoring profiles of pre-selected NIONs for
monitoring. This shall include provision for status types within the selected NODES.
R.
The software shall contain provision for defining control profiles of pre-selected NIONs for control.
1.
S.
The software shall support live voice paging for mass notification to NOTIFIER voice evacuation
system over Internet Protocol (IP).
PART 2 2.1
The system administrator shall be provided means to select which signals can be controlled
by selected Workstation.
PRODUCTS
GENERAL
A.
Basis of Design: The basis of design shall be manufactured by as provided by NOTIFIER®.
Model numbers specified are those of NOTIFIER® and are to establish the minimum standard of
operating characteristics and quality.
B.
All equipment and components shall be new, and the manufacturer's current model. The
materials, equipment and devices shall be tested and listed by a nationally recognized approval
agency.
C.
Alternate System Selection: Edwards EST-3 Fireworks.
2.2
A.
WORKSTATION
The system shall be an ONYXWorks™ Facilities Monitoring System.
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B.
The system shall operate on an IBM compatible UL listed Intel Pentium III processor operating at
no less than 800 MHz on the Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional platform.
C.
The workstation shall have: no less than 256 megabytes of RAM, a hard drive with no less than
20 Gigabytes of storage space, a minimum of 8 megabytes of video RAM, a CD-R/W for system
backup, internal supervisory CPU watchdog board with audible annunciator, 100 Base-T Ethernet
NIC card, a 104 key keyboard, and a mouse type pointing device.
D.
The workstation shall come equipped with all necessary gateway modules to allow connection to
the network it monitors as standard equipment. All workstations shall support Ethernet
communications when multiple workstations are required.
E.
The workstation shall support an SVGA monitor and be supplied with a 21" flat screen LCD
monitor.
F.
Workstation must be connected to a supervised Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) that is
regulated, UL 1481 listed, and power limited.
G.
The computer shall be capable of networking to additional computers and these computers shall
be capable of operating as workstations and/or gateways for local area or wide area networks.
H.
Alarm annunciation shall appear on all workstations and may be silenced at each local
workstation. The system shall permit only one workstation and operator to be in command of the
system for global alarm acknowledgement at any time.
2.3
A.
INTEGRATION NETWORK
The integration network shall be capable of monitoring a minimum of 100 nodes (NIONs and
routers) on an integration gateway consisting of, but not limited to:
1.
2.
Intelligent or conventional fire alarm control panels.
Competitor's intelligent or conventional fire alarm control panels.
B.
Up to 99 gateways shall be connected via Ethernet for a total local area combination of up to
12672 (99x128) nodes.
C.
Local area networks shall consist of a free topology network using twisted pair copper media in a
bus, star, T-tap, or ring style 7 configurations at 78 Kilo baud.
Transmit/receive twin fiber (multi-mode 62.5/125 μm) strand FT-10 point-to-point topology and bidirectional FO-10 networks shall also be available. Wide area networks shall be supported by the
use of network expansion routers.
1.
2.
3.
D.
Free topology (FT-10 style) wire network run allows multiple T-taps within a 1,500-foot
(457.2 m) radius; 8,000 foot (2438.4 m) point-to-point using twisted pair; or 6,000-foot
(1828.8 m) bus topology.
Free topology (FT-10 style) fiber network can also use fiber-optic cabling. Operates at 78.5
Kbaud.
Fiber optic (FO-10 style) network allows bus or ring topology using only fiber-optic cabling;
node-to-node distance of over 10,000 feet (3048 m) with message regeneration. FO-10
style operates at 1250 Kbaud and utilizes multi-mode bi-directional fiber media (single fiber
strand) in a bus or loop configuration.
Provide routers, repeaters or bridges where required to increase distance, alter network
configuration or change media or to extend to remote facilities over alternate communications
media including UL listed dial-up PSTN telephone, leased line, multimode fiber or Ethernet
connectivity.
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1.
Dial-up units shall dial a local number and stay connected. Upon loss of carrier, a
supervisory alarm shall be indicated at the workstation and the units shall automatically
redial to connect.
2.
Network expansion routers shall support public switched telephone circuits, two-wire or
four-wire leased lines, and CAT5 Ethernet networks.
E.
Network interface software shall be by the same manufacturer as the hardware portion of this
specification.
F.
The integration network shall utilize Network Input / Output Nodes (NIONs) to interface between
the individual buildings' systems to be monitored by the integration network. The NIONs shall act
as a translator from the building system's specific panel communications protocol to the
integration network protocol as well as serve as a transceiver from the building system panel to
the integration network.
G.
H.
1.
NIONs shall be available in configurations that will allow transparent communications via
RS 232 serial data ports with intelligent fire alarm control panels, security systems, and
CCTV systems.
2.
NIONs shall be available in configurations that will allow monitoring of dry contacts,
switched voltages, conventional security devices, access control panels and conventional
fire alarm control panels using scheduled, automated and manual control.
3.
NIONs shall be UL listed to Standard 864 and 1076 and be provided with their own
enclosure or be available in chassis mount configurations.
4.
NIONs shall operate at 24 VDC and obtain their power from the monitored control panel or
a UL listed battery backed auxiliary power supply. All terminals shall be transient protected
to 2400V and LEDs shall be provided for status, service and diagnostics.
Digital Alarm Communicator Receiver Network
1.
The system shall provide a digital alarm communicator receiver (DACR) gateway with a RS
232 interface to the following digital alarm communicator receivers for wide area event
reporting: Ademco 685, Silent Knight 9500 and 9800, Radionics 6600.
2.
Each gateway shall support up to 10 digital alarm communicator receivers for alarm and
trouble information from reporting devices.
Workstation Network:
1.
Computers shall be networked using Ethernet supporting the use of TCP/IP protocol for
local area systems.
2.
The network shall be capable of supporting multiple clients (e.g., workstations,
configuration applications, automated response applications) and up to ninety-nine (99)
gateways.
3.
A UL listed Ethernet Hub shall be provided for connection of multiple workstations,
gateways, clients, and/or network printers.
4.
System shall be UL listed to communicate between clients and gateways over a business
computer network (shared IP).
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5.
System shall be capable of exposing all data over BACnet/IP. Verification of operation shall
be confirmed by FH Control Systems Division and a chosen 3rd party integrator (JCI,
Siemens or Trane TBD).
PART 3 - EXECUTION
3.1
A.
3.2
GENERAL
All equipment and components shall be installed in strict compliance with manufacturers'
recommendations. Consult the manufacturer's installation manuals for all wiring & fiber optic
diagrams, schematics, physical equipment sizes, etc., before beginning system installation.
Refer to the riser/connection diagram for all specific system installation / termination / wiring data.
CONDUIT AND WIRE
A.
Conduit shall be in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC), local and state
requirements.
B.
Where possible, all wiring & fiber optics shall be installed in conduit or raceway.
C.
Cable must be separated from any open conductors of power, or class 1 circuits, and shall not be
placed in any conduit, junction box or raceway containing these conductors, as per NEC Article
760-29.
D.
All circuits shall be provided with transient suppression devices and the system shall be designed
to permit simultaneous operation of all circuits without interference or loss of signals.
E.
Conduit shall not enter the control equipment, or any other remotely mounted control panel
equipment or back-boxes, except where conduit entry is specified by the FACP manufacturer.
F.
All system wiring shall be new except as allowed herein and approved by the manufacturer for
intended communications using NOTI-FIRE-NET or Echelon's LonWorks.
G.
Wiring & fiber optics shall be in accordance with local, state and national codes (e.g., NEC Article
760) and as recommended by the manufacturer of the fire alarm system. Number and size of
conductors & fiber optics shall be as recommended by the fire alarm system manufacturer.
H.
All wire and cable shall be listed and/or approved by a recognized testing agency for use with a
protective signaling system except as specified herein.
I.
All communication wire to nodes or to computers shall consist of minimum manufacturer's
recommendations and approved wire specification supporting speeds of 78Kps to 10mB/sec
communications.
3.3
A.
B.
TERMINAL BOXES, JUNCTION BOXES, AND CABINETS
All boxes and cabinets shall be UL listed for their use and purpose.
The PC based workstations shall be connected to a separate dedicated branch circuit, maximum
20 amperes. This circuit shall be labeled at the main power distribution panel as FACILITIES FIRE
ALARM MONITORING SYSTEM. A UL 864 listed UPS system shall be provided.
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3.4
SYSTEM SETUP & CONFIGURATION
A.
Building Floor Plans: Architectural floor plans of the entire project scope area will be provided to
the contractor in Autocad 2010 Format for use in development of the Graphics Package. All
graphics plans shall be submitted for review and approval prior to implementation into system.
B.
Building Fire Alarm Plans: Contractor shall be responsible for the as-builting of all fire alarm
devices to develop a total device list, address and location plans for incorporation into the
graphics package. All graphics plans shall be submitted for review and approval prior to
implementation into system.
C.
All graphics for each construction area shall be created and installed on the network prior
completion of the fire alarm upgrades for that area. Creation of graphics after the work is
completed is not permitted.
D.
Provide the services of a factory trained and authorized technician to perform all system software
modifications, upgrades or changes. Field technicians shall be NICET Level 1 (minimum)
certified.
E.
The factory trained technician shall install initial data and artwork at each workstation including:
1.
2.
3.
4.
3.5
A.
3.6
A.
Distribution of monitoring, control and security profiles as requested by owner.
Area diagrams, floor plans, key maps and screen titles.
Auto-navigation criteria.
Guidance text as provided by owner.
FINAL INSPECTION
At the final inspection a factory trained representative of the manufacturer of the major equipment
shall demonstrate that the system function properly in every respect.
INSTRUCTION/TRAINING
Provide instruction as required for operating the system. Hands on demonstrations of the
operation of all system components and the entire system including user-level program changes
and functions shall be provided. A factory trained and certified representative shall provide
instruction.
END OF SECTION
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