fire detection and - Texas State University

fire detection and - Texas State University
CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS
DIVISION 28 – ELECTRONIC SAFETY & SECURITY
SECTION 28 31 00 – FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM
PART 1:
GENERAL
1.01 Scope of Standard
A.
This standard provides general guidance concerning the specific preferences of Texas
State University for Fire Detection and Alarm.
B.
The design guidelines contained herein include the requirements for systems and
materials for fire protection systems at Texas State University. It is the intention of this
document to provide a minimum standard for fire protection systems at Texas State
University so as to provide the highest level of fire safety possible; it is not intended to
be a guide specification.
C.
SPECIAL NOTE: Texas State University requires all buildings with monitored
fire alarm systems to be programmed for General Alarms and full evacuation.
1.02 Reference Standards
A.
This is to be used in the development of all fire alarm and signaling system
for buildings and structures on Texas State University campuses.
B.
This standard is to apply to all fire alarm and signaling system components and
equipment installed at Texas State University campuses during new construction, or as
part of any improvement project.
C.
The work addressed in this section consists of a fire protection system, which may
include, and at least will be coordinated with, all of the following building systems or
components:
1.
2.
3.
4.
PART 1:
D.
designs
Fire Suppression Systems.
HVAC, fire, smoke, and combination fire/smoke dampers.
Emergency power systems.
Elevator installation. See the Texas State Elevator Code ASME/ANSI A17.1 and
ASME/ANSI A17.3.
GENERAL
5.
Central Control and Monitoring System.
6.
Gas Detection Systems (future) 7.
Mass Notification Systems (future)
8.
Smoke Control Systems.
Referenced Publications: The documents or portions that are listed in this section shall
be considered part of the requirements of this document. (Utilize most recent editions)
1.
2.
3.
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NFPA 1, Uniform Fire Code
NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems
NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems
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32.
NFPA 17, Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems
NFPA 17A, Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems
NFPA 20, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection
NFPA 70, National Electrical Code
NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code
NFPA 90A, Standard for the Installation of Air Conditioning and Ventilating
Systems
NFPA 92, Standard for Smoke-Control Systems
NFPA 101, Life Safety Code
NFPA 2001, Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems
NFPA 5000, Building Construction and Safety Code
IBC-International Building Code
IFC-International Fire Code
UL Standard 268, Smoke Detectors for Fire Protective Signaling Systems
UL Standard 268A, Smoke Detectors for Duct Application
UL Standard 346, Water flow Indicators for Fire Protective Signaling Systems
UL Standard 521, Heat Detectors for Fire Protective Signaling Systems
UL Standard 864, Control Units for Fire Protective Signaling Systems
UL Standard 1424, Cables for Power—Limited Fire Protective Signaling
Systems
UL Standard 1480, Speakers for Fire Protective Signaling Systems
UL Standard 1481, Power Supplies for Fire Protective Signaling Systems
UL Standard 1711, Amplifiers for Fire Protective Signaling Systems
UL Standard 1971, Signaling Devices for the Hearing Impaired
UL Standard 2572, Control and Communication Units for Mass Notification
Systems
ADA-Americans with Disabilities Act
TAS-Texas Accessibility Standards
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)/American National
Standards Institute (ANSI)
ANSI A17.1, Elevator Code, latest edition
ANSI A17.3, Elevator Code for Existing Elevators, latest edition
ANSI A117.1, Accessibility Code, latest edition
1.03 General Conditions and Special Conditions:
A.
The Contractor:
1.
The Contractor shall furnish all equipment, materials, tools, labor, engineering,
drawings, etc. Necessary for a complete fire alarm system, with said system
Being made ready for operation in accordance with the requirements of the
authority having jurisdiction (AHJ), as follows.
2.
The purpose of the contract documents is to convey to the Contractor the scope
of work required, all of which the Contractor is responsible to furnish, install,
adjust, and make operable.
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3.
The omission by the contract documents of any necessary system component(s)
as required by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) or applicable codes shall
not relieve the Contractor of the responsibility for providing such necessity,
without additional cost to the Owner.
4.
The Contractor shall visit the site before submitting his bid and shall examine all
existing physical conditions, which may be material to the submission of the bid
or performance of his work.
5.
No extra payments will be allowed to the Contractor as a result of extra work
made necessary by his failure to adequately assess the physical conditions of the
job site.
6.
Any case of error, omission, discrepancy or lack of clarity shall be promptly
identified to the Owner and/or Engineer for clarification prior to the bid due date.
1.04 Performance Guidelines:
A. Provide labor, materials, and equipment for a complete and functional fire alarm and
supervisory signaling system as outlined. The Contractor shall be responsible for
compliance with the entire project specifications as well as the following guidelines:
1.
Point addressable multiplex fire alarm control equipment, multiplex
transponders, alarm signal initiating devices, notification appliances,
annunciators, switches, relays, software and accessories.
2.
Monitoring of all fire alarm systems installed on Texas State University
campuses shall be monitored by the EST FireWorks campus monitoring system
for fire protection. This monitoring shall utilize the campus Ethernet IP
configuration. All IP addresses needed for this installation will be issued by
Technical Services to reside on their VLAN
3.
When remodeling an existing building or space, maintain the existing fire alarm
systems in operational condition during the project.
4.
Core drilling and fire stopping.
5.
Cutting, patching and painting.
6.
Detailed shop drawings.
7.
Coordination of the work with other trades for this project and coordination with
any other Owner projects ongoing at the time of Fire Alarm Contractor’s work.
8.
On-site project supervision.
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9.
Permits, fees, and other charges required for the work.
10.
Record documents.
11.
Operating and maintenance instructions.
12.
Training of Owner’s personnel.
13.
System testing, to include third party acceptance and 100% pre-testing prior to
acceptance testing with the designated inspector from the office of
Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management.
14.
Warranty of equipment and labor.
15.
Conducting weekly job progress meetings and issuing weekly written job
progress reports to the Project Representative.
16.
During the construction, it is the responsibility of the Contractor to assure that
there is no disruption of the University’s normal functions, such as studying,
testing, classes, research or administration.
1.05 System Abbreviations and Definitions:
A. ADAAG:
Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines.
B. AFF:
Above Finished Floor.
C. AHU:
Air-handling unit.
D. AHJ:
Authority Having Jurisdiction Texas State University
EHS/RM (512-245-3616)
E.
Approved: Unless otherwise stated, materials, equipment or submittals approved by
the Owner, Engineer, or AHJ.
F.
Circuit:
Wire path from a group of devices or appliances to a
control panel or transponder.
G. Concealed: Where used in connection with installation of piping or conduit and
accessories, shall mean “hidden from sight” as in shafts, furred spaces, in soffits, or
above suspended ceilings.
H. Contractor: The company awarded the prime contract for this work and
any of its subcontractors, vendors, suppliers, or fabricators.
I.
CPU:
The central computer of a multiplex fire alarm control system.
J.
Engineer:
Professional Engineer or NICET III
K. Exposed:
Where used in connection with installation of conduit and
accessories, shall mean “visible” or “not concealed”.
L.
FACP:
Fire Alarm Control Panel.
M. FM:
Factory Mutual.
N. Furnish:
Supply materials.
O. HVAC:
Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning.
P.
IDC:
Initiating Device Circuit.
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Q.
R.
S.
Install:
Install materials, mount, and connect equipment or assemblies.
LED:
Light Emitting Diode.
Listed: Materials or equipment included in a list published by a nationally recognized
laboratory that maintains periodic inspection of production of listed equipment and
materials, and whose listing states either that the equipment or material meets
nationally recognized standards or has been tested and found suitable for use in a
specified manner.
T.
LCD:
Liquid Crystal Display.
U. NFPA:
National Fire Protection Association.
V. NAC:
Notification Appliance Circuit.
W. NICET:
National Institute for Certification in Engineering
Technologies.
X. Owner:
Texas State University
601 University Drive San
Marcos, Texas 78666-4609
Y. RPS:
Remote Strobe Power Supply.
Z.
RTP:
Remote Transponder Panel. AA.
SLC:
Signaling Line Circuit.
BB. Style 4:
As defined by NFPA 72, 2010 edition. CC.
Style 7
As defined by NFPA 72, 2010 edition.
DD. Supervisory: Signal indicating the need of action in connection with the supervision
of fire suppression systems or equipment or with the maintenance of related systems.
EE. Transponder:
Single or multiple zone/point data collection panel used within
a multiplex system.
FF. Trouble:
Signal initiated by the fire alarm system, indicative of a fault in
a monitored circuit or component.
GG. UL Listed:
Materials or equipment listed by Underwriters
Laboratories, Inc. (UL) and included in the most recent
edition of the UL Fire Protection Equipment Directory.
HH. Zone: Combination of one or more circuits or devices in a defined building area, i.e.
3 speaker circuits on a floor combined to form a single zone.
1.06 Objectives
A.
This standard is intended to achieve consistently high levels of fire detection/alarm
system performance by:
1.
Allowing designers to incorporate required or desired features as early in the
design development process as possible.
2.
Assuring all systems are designed to meet all applicable codes, ordinances, laws,
and sound engineering practices.
3.
Providing a basis for a general understanding among all parties involved in the
design of systems.
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1.07 Concepts
A.
All systems are to be compliant with applicable paragraphs of NFPA 101 "Life Safety
Code".
B.
All systems are to be compliant with the requirements of NFPA 72 "National Fire
Alarm and Signaling Code".
C.
All systems are to be compliant with approved types, styles, and equipment as approved
by Facilities/Tech Services and Environment Health, Safety, and Risk Management.
1.08 System Features
A.
All system product lines shall be comprised of components capable of providing the
following features when appropriate and specified by the project documents or the
University:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
General alarm notification. .
Positive alarm sequence.
Voice alarm notification.
Fireman's communications, with an Annunciator Panel, having remote
microphone capability.
Elevator capture/recall.
Elevator power shunt trip.
Smoke control/fan shutdown.
Door release.
Release locks on normally locked egress doors.
Release and monitoring of clean agent and/or pre-action sprinkler systems.
Alarm Verification.
Monitor non-water based fire suppression systems.
Multiple channel digital voice.
Provisions for Mass Notification signals (future).
B.
Provide audible notification throughout the building in accordance with NFPA 72.
Provide an individually silence-able 10 inch, 24 VDC general alarm bell on the
building exterior. Provide remote microphone capability.
C.
Visual notification to ADA levels and TAS requirements shall be provided
throughout the building.
D.
Smoke detectors shall be provided at all elevator lobbies, elevator equipment rooms
and elevator hoist ways to perform capture/recall functions; excepting elevator pits,
where heat detectors shall be utilized in place of smoke detectors.
E.
All systems shall be designed to provide manual means of alarm initiation at every
exit from every level. Elevators are not to be considered an exit or means of egress.
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F.
Duct detectors for damper control shall be located within 5 feet of the damper. Install
per IBC methods of coverage.
1.09 System Operation:
A. The point addressable fire alarm and supervisory signaling system shall perform the
following functions:
B.
1.
Continuous monitoring of the status of all fire alarm and supervisory signal
initiating devices.
2.
Visible point annunciation of all fire alarm point trouble conditions at FACP.
3.
Continuous monitoring of all fire alarm transponders.
4.
Operation of indicated control functions.
5.
Notify the campus fire alarm monitoring system and be associated to the building
graphics.
Change in status of any initiating device on the system shall:
1.
Activate audible and visible status change indicators and display the system point
number, point description, status and message associated with the point.
2.
Permanently record the change in status, time, date, point description and
message associated with the point in the historical event memory log.
3.
Notify the campus fire alarm monitoring system and be associated to the building
graphics.
C. Activation of any manual station, smoke detector, heat detector, or other initiating device
shall cause the following functions to occur:
1.
Manual station operation shall:
a. Activate audible and visible status change indicators, display the system point
number, point description, and message associated with the point on the
system’s operator terminal.
b. Permanently record the change in status, time, date, point description and
message associated with the point in the historical event memory log.
c. Activate the audible and visible notification appliances throughout the building.
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d. Notify the campus fire alarm monitoring system and be associated to the
building graphics.
2.
Spot type heat detector or spot smoke detector operation shall:
a. Activate audible and visible status change indicators; display the system point
number, point description, status and message associated with the point on the
system’s operator terminal.
b. Permanently record the change in status, time, date, point description and
message associated with the point in the historical event memory log.
c. Activate the audible and visible notification appliances throughout the building.
d. Notify the campus fire alarm monitoring system and be associated to the
building graphics.
e. Notify the campus fire alarm monitoring system and be associated to the
building graphics.
3.
Duct smoke detector activation shall:
a. Activate audible and visible status change indicators and display the system
point number, point description, status and message associated with the point on
the system’s operator terminal. Duct detector shall report a supervisory and shut
down its associated unit.
b. Permanently record the change in status, time, date, point description and
message associated with the point in the historical event memory log as a
supervisory.
c. Shut down the fan unit associated with the duct detector or activate the
appropriate smoke exhaust function.
d. Notify the campus fire alarm monitoring system and be associated to the
building graphics.
4.
Elevator lobby or elevator machine room smoke or heat detector operation shall:
a. Activate audible and visual status change indicators and display the system point
number, point description, and message associated with the point on the
system’s operator terminal.
b. Permanently record the change in status, time, date, point description and
message associated with the point in the historical event memory log.
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c. Immediately recall the affected elevators to the lobby level. If the alarm is on
this level, recall the elevators to the alternate level. When appropriate with the
sequence of operation, heat detectors in the elevator machine room and/or
elevator hoist way shall shunt the elevator. All machine room detectors and
hoist way detectors shall activate a flashing fire hat in the elevator cab.
d. Activate the audible and visible notification appliances throughout the building.
e. Activate the campus fire alarm monitoring system.
f.
Upon alarm silence activation, audible and visible notification appliances in the
affected area shall be silenced and shut off.
g. Notify the campus fire alarm monitoring system and be associated to the
building graphics.
D. Removal of any device, wiring disarrangement, or system component failure shall display
on the fire alarm system operator’s terminal, the change of status, time, date, point
description and the message associated with the point.
1.10 Applicable Standards:
The following standards and guides (of the issue indicated) are hereby made a part of this work
by reference thereto:
A.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA):
1.
2.
NFPA 1, Uniform Fire Code
NFPA 13, Standard for Installation of Sprinkler Systems
3.
NFPA 14, Standard for Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems
4.
NFPA 70 - National Electrical Code, latest edition.
5.
NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code, latest edition.
6.
NFPA 90A - Air Conditioning and Ventilating Systems, latest edition.
7.
NFPA 96 - Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial
Cooking Operations
8.
NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code, latest edition.
9.
NFPA 5000 , Building Construction and Safety Code
10.
IBC- International Building Code
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B.
IFC- International Fire Code
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL):
1.
UL Fire Protection Equipment Directory, latest edition.
2.
UL Standard 268, Smoke Detectors for Fire Protective Signaling Systems, latest
edition.
3.
UL Standard 268A, Smoke Detectors for Duct Application, latest edition.
4.
UL Standard 346, Water flow Indicators for Fire Protection Signaling Systems
5.
UL Standard 464, Audible Signal Appliances, latest edition.
6.
UL Standard 521, Heat Detectors for Fire Protective Signaling Systems, latest
edition.
7.
UL Standard 864, Control Units for Fire Protective Signaling Systems, latest
edition.
8.
UL Standard 1424, Cables for Power-Limited Fire Protective Signaling
Systems, latest edition.
9.
UL Standards 1480, Speakers for Fire Protective Signaling Systems
10.
UL Standard 1481, Power Supplies for Fire Protective Signaling Systems, latest
edition.
11.
UL 1711, Amplifiers for Fire Protective Signaling Systems
12.
UL Standard 1971, Signaling Devices for the Hearing Impaired, latest edition.
C.
Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG), latest edition.
D.
TAS- Texas Accessibility Standards
E.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)/American National Standards
Institute (ANSI):
1.
2.
ANSI A17.1, and Elevator Code, latest edition.
ANSI A17.3, Elevator Code for Existing Elevators, latest edition.
1.11 Submittals:
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A. Prior to installation, the following documents shall be provided to Texas State University
for reference and/ or approval:
1. Shop Drawings: Shall be prepared using latest AutoCAD. Shop drawings shall be
drawn to scale: 1/8”=1’-0” for floor plans and ¼”=1’-0” for details. Drawings
shall not be reproduced or copied in contractor’s preparation of shop drawings.
Include manufacture’s name, model numbers, ratings, power requirements,
equipment layout, conduits, device arrangement, and complete point to point
wiring diagrams along with other required information including but not limited
to:
a. General Drawing Notes.
b. Complete panel layout showing location of all modules, power supplies and
batteries.
c. Complete panel layout showing all field terminations.
d. Main panel elevations.
e. Complete system riser diagrams.
f.
Electrical back box requirements.
g. Control Equipment Schedules.
h. Panel Schematics showing all connections, between modules within the panels,
to all modules from field wiring with zones identified.
i.
Scale floor plans with layout of all devices with point numbers for initiating and
notification devices, wiring connections, zones, wire size, and routing.
j.
Detailed Legend
k. Fire Safety and related symbols shown on drawings and diagrams shall comply
with NFPA70.
l.
Detailed Input/ Output Matrix.
m. The contractor shall provide a signed "fire alarm and emergency communication
system inspection and testing form for each system, consisting of completed
copies of the appropriate pages from NFPA 72, at the final acceptance test. The
fire alarm contractor shall attach the appropriate fire alarm tags to the panel as
required by the State of Texas.
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B. Product Data: Provide electrical characteristics, connections’ requirements, and
compatibility listings showing that components are compatible with each other,
including but not limited to:
Manufacturer’s data sheets with equipment to be used highlighted,
1.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.
C.
D.
Fire Alarm Control Panel
Wiring
Batteries
Detectors
Manual Pull Stations
Audible Signaling Devices
Visual Signaling Devices
Control Devices
Annunciator Panel
Remote Microphone
2.
Wiring diagrams of all equipment,
3.
Installation instructions for all equipment,
4.
Equipment testing procedures,
5.
Equipment maintenance manuals
6.
Wire data sheets
Software and Database Information:
1.
Proposed point numbers,
2.
Labels of all addressable devices,
3.
Complete sequence of operation with input/output matrix for all points
4.
English action messages.
System Calculations:
1. Complete calculations shall be provided which show the electrical load on the
following system components:
a.
Each system power supply, including standalone booster supplies.
b.
Standby Battery Calculations plus a 20 percent de-rating factor.
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c.
Voltage drop calculations for each type of circuit (identify all mathematical
formulas, variables, and constants).
d.
dB loss calculations for speaker circuits.
e.
Speaker circuit loading and amplifier loading.
f.
Strobe circuit loading with 20% available capacity and the 4th circuit left for
future use.
f.
Provide 10amp power supplies.
g.
Calculations for sounder base power shall include all base's being activated
simultaneously on each auxiliary control circuit that draws power from any
system power supply.
E.
Submittal packages shall be signed by NICET III or signed and sealed by a Professional
Engineer (P.E.) registered in the State of Texas.
F.
Prior to start of construction, submit the information outlined in A, B, C, D, and E
above to the following:
1. Three complete submittal packages to the Project Representative for review by the
Owner and Engineer.
G.
Costs incurred by the Owner for the Engineer or the Project Representative to review
additional submittals resulting from an initial rejection shall be the responsibility of the
submitting contractor.
H.
PARTIAL SUBMITTALS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.
1.12 Unit Prices:
A. The Contractor shall provide with his bid unit prices for the following list. The unit prices
shall include the device, installation, conduit, wire, programming, testing and any other
required installation for additions and or modifications (change orders).
1.
Point Addressable smoke detector.
2.
Point Addressable duct smoke detector.
3.
Point Addressable heat detector.
4.
Point addressable manual station.
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5.
Point addressable monitor module.
6.
Point addressable control module.
7.
Conventional heat detector.
8.
Ceiling Multi-Cd Strobe
9.
Ceiling Multi-Cd Speaker Strobe
1.13 Delivery, Storage and Handling of Materials:
A.
The Project Representative will designate an area for storage of all materials. At the
end of each working day, all materials shall be returned to the designated area.
Material, equipment, tools, etc. will not be left outside the storage area without the
consent of the Project Representative.
B.
The cost of all material handling, delivery and freight is the Contractor’s responsibility.
The Owner or his representatives will not be responsible for materials delivered to the
site.
C.
Maintain premises free from accumulation of waste materials or rubbish caused by this
work. At the completion of the work, remove all surplus materials, tools, etc., and
leave the premises clean to the Owner’s satisfaction.
1.14 Quality Assurance:
A.
The company specializing in installing the products specified in this section must
demonstrate a minimum of five years’ experience. The company shall also employ
NICET certified personnel in the Sub-field of Fire Alarm Systems, for the engineering
and technical installation and supervision of the system. This certification shall be
Level III for engineering and Level II for technical installation and supervision. Proof
of certification shall be provided, along with a complete list of project personnel. All
work shall be performed by skilled technicians, under the supervision and direction of
the designated NICET Engineering Technician, all of whom shall be properly trained
and qualified for this work.
B.
The installing Fire Alarm Contractor shall hold a current license, issued by the State of
Texas Commission on Fire Safety, to design, install, and service fire detection and
alarm equipment.
C.
The Fire Alarm Contractor shall maintain a fully staffed branch office including
application engineers, drafters and technical service personnel.
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D.
All supplied equipment shall be standard products of the manufacturer and regularly
stocked within the manufacturer’s branch office.
E.
All technical service personnel shall be regularly employed by the fire alarm system
contractor.
F.
All electrical installation of the fire alarm system, including wire installation and
terminations, shall be performed by electricians in the employ of the Fire Alarm
Contractor.
G.
Any subcontractors used to install portions of the system shall be approved by the
Project Representative prior to commencement of the installation.
PART 2:
PRODUCTS
2.01 Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP):
A.
Provide a UL listed point addressable fire alarm control system. Acceptable supplier
EST or preapproved equivalent.
B.
Products shall be of the latest version. Models acceptable are EST-3 or preapproved
equivalent.
Obsolete or discontinued models are not acceptable.
1.
Acceptable model for Round Rock Campus is EST-3 or preapproved
equivalent
C.
All fire alarm control panels must be intelligent, addressable Central Processing Units
(CPU) based and meets the latest edition of UL 864
D.
All FACPs must be capable of providing circuit integrity monitoring for all
Signaling Line Circuits at a level of Class A, Style 6, as defined in NFPA 72
E.
All fire alarm initiating devices and notification appliances in finished areas shall be
white.
F.
All FACPs must be capable of providing circuit integrity monitoring of Initiating
Device Circuits (IDC's) at a level of Class B as defined in NFPA 72.
G.
Manufactured terminal boxes labeled “FIRE ALARM TERMINAL BOX” Space Age
TC2 series or equal.
H.
With each installed field device affix a label to indicate the device’s full address on its
signaling line circuit.
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I.
Mark each cable or wire to designated terminal with labeling tool in all junction boxes,
terminal cans, riser cans, ins and outs of devices in the field, and at the FACP.
J.
All FACPs must provide twenty percent (20%) excess power supply, input circuit, and
output circuit capacity at final acceptance to allow for future expansion by the owner
on the Signal Line Circuit (slc).
K.
Zone labeling must be textual by alpha-numeric display at the FACP and remote
annunciator to allow “first response” by persons not trained in fire alarm
technology.
L.
Textual (alpha-numeric) language must be conventional, concise, clear and accurate
to facilitate rapid response.
M.
All FACPs must provide a control to silence the Public Alarm to allow for maintenance
and testing, and to reduce disruption to include sounder bases, visual notification, and
audible notification.
N.
All FACPs must provide a control to override for door holder release, smoke
control/fan shutdown feature, sounder base, water flow, strobes, speakers and damper
activation to allow for maintenance and testing. Program panel to allow functions to
be disabled by floor or by group as required by Texas State University.
O.
All FACPs must be connected to a Primary and Secondary Power source. The
secondary power supply must be sized to provide 15 minutes of operation in alarm
conditions after 24 hours of system operation in standby power. Where voice
evacuation systems are utilized,15 minutes of alarm shall be provided.
P.
All FACPs must provide a separate digital address for each initiating device to facilitate
rapid response and maintenance and testing.
Q.
All FACPs must provide a separate digital address for each individual flow
switch and tamper switch .
R.
All programming must be permanent and non-volatile to reduce outage time due to
failure.
S.
All FACPs must be listed and approved and the smoke detector sensitivity test level set
to reduce maintenance costs.
T.
All FACPs must be capable of providing drift compensation. Drift compensation is
considered equal to adjustability at the detector.
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U.
All FACPs must be field programmable, using internal or connected components, for
all changes, alterations, modifications, additions, deletions and hardware and software
upgrades.
V.
All voice evacuation messages shall be in a female voice.
W.
All FACPs shall be capable, using internal or connected components, of generating
comprehensive reports for sensitivity, verification counts, address registers.
X.
A fault isolation device shall be provided electrically between each building level and
building wing. This device shall be capable of automatically isolating wire-to-wire
faults on each SLC to the building level or wing involved. The device shall be powered
by the SLC loop. The device shall provide visual indication at the device of a short
circuit (isolate) condition. The device shall reset to the normal mode upon elimination
of the wire-to-wire short. All fault isolation devices shall be physically located within
the terminal box for that floor.
Y.
All nodes to have 120VAC surge protection and dedicated 120vac.
Acceptable models: Eaton model AGPH12005 or preapproved equivalent provided by
the fire alarm contractor and installed by the electrical contractor.
2.02 Point Addressable Multiplex Equipment:
A.
B.
The FACP shall be wall mounted and installed where shown on the drawings. The
FACP shall be equipped with locked enclosures having removable access panels for
servicing of electronic components. All controls and displays shall be mounted at
heights allowing easy access by operating personnel. The FACP shall include, but not
be limited to, the following major components, some of which may be physically
separate from the main cabinet:
1.
Central processing equipment.
2.
Normal AC power supplies.
3.
Data transmission equipment.
4.
Mass data storage (if required).
5.
Emergency power supplies.
The central processing unit (CPU) shall be a “mini” or “micro” computer, listed in
accordance with UL 864. The main memory system shall be adequately sized to
provide display, print out and control of 150 percent of the actual alarm and command
points as described herein and indicated on the drawings. All basic alarm and control
software shall be included and be at the latest edition of SDU. The CPU shall be
completely field programmable and all data entered shall reside in the system memory.
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C.
The CPU shall be equipped with a nonvolatile main memory system of EPROM,
battery protected RAM, or EEPROM memory system. The mass storage system shall
be equipped with all necessary control hardware and software.
D.
Normal operating power for the FACP shall be 120 volt AC supplied from dedicated
circuits (of the emergency power panel, if provided). All circuits shall be protected by
circuit breakers of proper size. In addition, the CPU shall be provided with an
emergency battery standby power system, which shall operate the system for 24 hours
in the standby mode and 15 minutes in full alarm condition. Remotely powered
Audio/visual alarms must also function in a power outage.
E.
The system operating terminal shall be the liquid crystal display type (LCD). The LCD
shall include, at a minimum, control function keys, digital display window,
programming keys and key-operated lock-out capability. Programmable bypass switch
Control Display Module of 12 LEDs and switches. Programmed per owner’s
instructions.
F.
The time shall be permanently displayed on the LCD and shall be visible at all times.
The LCD shall allow the operator to perform the following minimum tasks:
1.
Inquire point status.
2.
Start or stop equipment manually.
3.
Test and reset equipment manually.
4.
Initiate control by event sequences.
5.
Bypass control zones and points during manual system tests.
6.
Push button bypasses shall be installed to bypass all outputs.
7.
Manually request “logs” of system status.
8.
Acknowledge status changes.
9.
Silence local alarm sounder.
10.
Monitor and control smoke detector sensitivity.
2.03 Expansion / Transponder Panels:
A.
Remote multiplex input/output (RTP) panels shall be provided as required. The
cabinets shall be surface mounted with a locking door or cover.
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B.
The RTP panels shall accommodate all specified alarm input points, supervisory input
points, command points and shall allow a 20 percent expansion of connected points.
All assemblies within the RTP panels shall be modular to allow for expansion and
servicing of equipment. All power supplies, standby power, motherboards and
terminal strips shall be included to accommodate specified future expansion so that
expansion can be accomplished by simple installation of circuit boards and wiring to
remote devices.
C.
Normal system power shall be provided by the dedicated circuits. A standby power
supply shall be provided at each RTP cabinet location, which shall operate the system
for 24 hours upon loss of normal AC power and 15 minutes in full alarm mode.
Emergency power circuit shall recharge the unit to normal capacity within 48 hours of
restoration of normal power. One emergency power supply unit may power more than
one RTP cabinet if all such cabinets are at one location. The loss of AC or DC power
at any RTP shall cause a distinct power failure signal.
D.
Batteries for emergency standby power shall be sealed lead-acid or gel cell of sufficient
quantity to provide 24-hour standby with 15 minutes in full alarm. Batteries shall be
mounted in a separate vented enclosure.
E.
The RTP cabinets shall accept input/output (alarm and/or command) modules for the
specified points and/or zones plus spares. The type of input/output modules shall
include, but not be limited to the following:
1.
Equipment command control modules shall provide the functions of start/stop,
on/off, bypass/normal and test/reset as required for the equipment to be
controlled.
2.
Addressable device data transmission, supervision, control, and power.
F.
The RTP panels shall accommodate all specified speaker circuits and strobe
notification circuits and shall allow a 25 percent expansion of connected points. All
assemblies within the RTP panels shall be modular to allow for expansion and servicing
of equipment. All power supplies, standby power, motherboards, amplifiers and
terminal strips shall be included to accommodate specified future expansion so that
expansion can be accomplished by simple installation of circuit boards and wiring to
remote devices.
G.
Each remote transponder panel shall be capable of degraded mode operation. In this
mode, the system shall receive an alarm from any analog or conventional initiating
device and activate all indicating appliances served from the panel.
H.
One backup amplifier shall be installed per panel. Backup amplifier shall be sized
based on the largest amplifier in the associated cabinet.
I.
Remote Strobe Power Supplies shall include:
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1.
A minimum of four notification appliance circuit monitoring and control
modules. The modules shall be designed to meet Style Y NAC wiring.
2.
Power supply with battery charger and standby batteries. Batteries shall be sized
for 24 hours in standby condition and 15 minutes in full alarm condition.
3.
Provision to be supervised and activated by the main fire alarm system.
4.
All remote strobe power supplies shall allow for 25% expansion and use.
5.
All remote power supplies (NAC panels) shall leave the 4th circuit available for
future expansion.
6.
All remote strobe power supplies shall be independently activated by an
addressable control module and use that control module for monitoring the power
supply.
7.
ALL Remote Booster Power Supplies shall be EST BPS10A or preapproved
equivalent.
2.04 Point Addressable System Software:
A. As part of the initial system installation, provide all executive system software including,
but not limited to, the following:
1.
Basic alarm processing programs.
2.
Control by event programs.
3.
System point scanning routines.
4.
Password control routines.
5.
Emergency file display routines.
6.
Smoke detector sensitivity routines.
7.
Provide all hardware, software, programming tools, access codes, access keys,
documentation, and training 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 powerdown of the system or loss of system fire protection while modifications are being
made.
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8.
If the system access code is either a hardware key or software key, the Contractor/
Vendor shall provide the proper key to meet the above requirements.
B. Provide as part of the system all preparation and installation of data files including, but
not limited to, the following:
1.
Point descriptions.
2.
Control by event sequences.
3.
Emergency file statements.
4.
Print statements.
5.
Password installation.
C.
Systems which rely on EPROM shall be factory reprogrammed at no additional cost to
the Owner as many times as required until the system is accepted by the Owner.
D.
Point/zone descriptions shall consist of English language statements which adequately
define the point or zone. The use of abbreviations shall be limited to commonly used
fire alarm system abbreviations.
E.
System emergency file statements shall be assigned to individual points/zones to assist
operator response to an emergency condition. The emergency file shall consist of
English language statements which adequately define the desired action. The use of
look-up tables is expressly forbidden.
2.05 Alarm Initiating Devices:
A.
Manual Pull Stations
1.
2.
3.
4.
Provide point addressable manual stations where indicated. The manual stations
shall be double-action key reset type, red with white lettering, and shall be
mounted in the existing locations unless otherwise noted:
Surface mounted stations shall mount on a UL listed, red, smooth sided back box
provided by the manufacturer. Semi-flush mounted stations shall mount on a
standard electrical box.
Operation of a manual station shall cause its contacts to manually lock-in until
manually reset and visibly indicate that the station was activated.
Manual stations mounted exposed to the environment shall be in weather resistant
enclosures.
5. Manual pull stations shall be EST model SIGA-278 or preapproved equivalent
B.
Photoelectric Smoke Detectors
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1.
Point addressable analog photoelectric type smoke detectors shall be provided
where indicated. The smoke detectors shall be provided with integral LEDs to
indicate detectors in alarm. The detectors shall operate from the two-wire alarm
initiating circuit (SLC) and be listed under UL Standard 268, latest edition.
2.
Sounder base installation in ALL residence rooms. These circuits shall have
power failure monitoring at the end of the circuit.
3. All residence rooms shall comply with the 520 Hz rule in NFPA 72.
4. Photoelectric smoke detectors shall be EST model SIGA2-PS with SIGA-SB4 bases in
standard locations and SIGA-AB4G-LF in all sleeping rooms or preapproved equivalent
C.
Duct Mounted Smoke Detectors
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
D.
Point addressable analog photoelectric type duct mounted smoke detectors shall
be provided where indicated. The duct detectors shall be provided with integral
LEDs to indicate detectors in alarm. The detectors shall operate from the twowire alarm initiating circuit (SLC). The smoke detectors listed under UL
Standard 268A, latest edition, shall be provided with approved duct housings
mounted on the exterior of the duct, and shall have perforated sampling tubes
extending across the width of the duct. Provide an auxiliary DPDT load relay for
fan shutdown control where required by the points list.
Each duct detector above ceiling or ceiling height 7ft shall have installed a remote
test switch. Test switches shall be EST model SD-TRK or preapproved
equivalent.
Duct detectors above ceiling grid shall have a 1” label installed on the grid or at
the access to the duct detector White background red letters.
Duct detectors shall be EST model SIGA-SD with a sampling tube to extend the full
length of the duct.
PRESSURE DIFFERENTIAL READINGS FOR DUCT DETECTOR SAMPLE AIR FLOW WILL
BE LABELED ON THE FRONT OF THE DETECTOR.
Heat Detectors
1.
Point addressable heat detectors listed under UL Standard 521, latest edition,
shall be provided where indicated. The heat detectors shall be rate compensated
type or analog type. Intelligent heat detectors shall be EST model SIGA2-HRS with
SIGA-SB4 bases or preapproved equivalent
2.
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Conventional rate of rise heat detectors listed under UL Standard 521, latest
edition, EST model 302-ET or preapproved equivalent, shall be provided where
indicated. Temperature ratings of the heat detectors shall be appropriate for the
area protected.
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E.
F.
G.
3.
Addressable point monitoring interface modules shall be used to monitor the
conventional heat detectors. The interface modules shall provide Style B
electrical supervision of monitored devices.
4.
Conventional heat detectors listed under UL Standard 521, latest edition, EST
model 302-ET or preapproved equivalent shall be installed in all outside elevator
lobbies, or specified areas by Tech Services.
5.
Addressable point monitoring interface modules shall be used to monitor the
conventional heat detector and be installed in weatherproof enclosures. The
interface module shall provide Style B electrical supervision of the monitored
device.
Project-Beam Detector
1.
All projected-beam detectors must operate on the infrared principle.
2.
All projected-beam detectors must have automatic gain control circuits to
compensate for deterioration of signal strength due to environmental factor such
as dirt accumulation, component aging and temperature fluctuations.
3.
Transmitting and receiving units of projected-beam detectors must be protected
from physical damage.
4.
All projected-beam detectors must have circuits to prevent “false” alarms due to
sudden and complete obscuration.
5.
All projected-beam detectors shall be installed in a safe and accessible manner.
Air Sampling Smoke Detection
1.
Provide air sampling smoke detection if required by the project.
2.
Locate air sampling smoke detection ports in accordance with NFPA 72 and
manufacture’s requirements.
3.
Maintain a maximum transport time of 120 seconds, or the transport time
specified by the manufacturer, from the farthest sampling point, whichever is
less.
4.
Utilize CPVC piping that is listed for use in air sampling systems. Label piping
as required per NFPA 72.
5.
Air sampling system shall be VESDA or preapproved equivalent
Water Flow Switches
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H.
1.
Fire detection / alarm systems must be interconnected to the fire alarm sprinkler
systems by water flow switches and must be set for a 60 second delay prior to
“ALARM”.
2.
Each water flow switch shall be monitored by an addressable module on the SLC.
3.
It is the responsibility of the Sprinkler Contractor to locate the water flow
switches to assure indication of water flow within the building and at each level
of the building.
4.
Water flow switches shall be monitored by a SIGA-CT1, SIGA-CT1HT, SIGA-CT2, or
SIGA-MCT2 or preapproved equivalent. Contractor shall not use the SIGA-WTM module.
Supervisory (Tamper) Switches
1.
Connect tamper switches installed on all sprinkler, PIV, or standpipe valves to
the fire alarm system to indicate closing or opening of the valves.
2.
Each tamper switch shall be monitored by an addressable module on the SLC.
3.
It is the responsibility of the Sprinkler Contractor to locate the tamper switches
to assure indication of the valve position within the building and at each level.
4.
Tamper switches shall be monitored by a SIGA-CT1, SIGA-CT1HT, SIGA-CT2, or SIGAMCT2 or preapproved equivalent. Contractor shall not use the SIGA-WTM module.
2.06 Alarm Notification Appliances:
A.
Fire alarm system audible notification is required to be provided by speakers in all
buildings. The fire alarm signal generated must be the distinctive three-pulse temporal
pattern described by NFPA and ANSI codes.
B.
Provide audible systems with voice intelligibility measured in accordance with the
guidelines in Annex A of IEC 60849, Sound Systems for Emergency Purposes. When
tested in accordance with Annex B, Clause B1, of IEC 60849, the system shall exceed
the equivalent of the common intelligible scale (CIS) score of 0.70.
1.
Voice Alarm Notification
a. Provide speakers for annunciation of voice messages. Signals generated shall be
Distinctive Evacuation Signal (three pulse temporal pattern) alternated with the
custom massage.
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b. Audible Message--- “Attention, please! Attention, please! An emergency
situation has been detected in the building. Please evacuate immediately in
accordance with safety and security regulations. Use stairwells; do NOT use the
elevators. Repeat: use stairwell; do NOT use elevators. Go to your assigned area
outside the building or follow the instructions of the staff or emergency
personnel. Do not re-enter the building until instructed to do so by emergency
personnel. Please evacuate the building immediately.”
c. Digitized audible evacuation messages shall sound once and shall be preceded
by a minimum of two cycles of the three pulse temporal pattern emergency
evacuation signal.
d. Provide Annunciator Panel with Remote Microphone capability.
C.
Strobe units, listed to UL Standard 1971, shall be provided where indicated. Whenever
possible, units shall be ceiling mounted. Wall mounted units, if necessary due to
installation environment shall be semi-flush type. The units shall operate on 24 volt
DC polarized power to allow for supervision. The strobe minimum effective intensity
shall be 15 candelas and have a flash rate of 1 to 3 Hertz as defined by UL 1971. All
strobes shall be ceiling mounted.
D.
All notification devices shall be white in color and without the word “FIRE” on the
device. Switch to blank for Mass Notification.
E.
Strobes may be combined with speakers where shown on the drawing.
F.
All visual notification appliances must be xenon strobe, compliant with the current
requirements of ADA and TAS.
G.
All visual notification devices within a room or adjacent space within field of view
must be synchronized as required per NFPA 72.
H.
Ceiling mounted strobes and speaker/strobes shall be used where installation location
meet manufactures and NFPA 72 guidelines.
I.
Speakers shall be provided where indicated. Sound pressure level shall be 15 dB above
ambient or 5dB over maximum having of over 60 seconds whichever is greater per the
latest edition of NFPA 72 throughout the building. 520Hz speakers to be installed in
all sleeping rooms.
1.
Average Ambient Sound Level According to Location. The following sound
levels shall be used for design purposes.
a. Business occupancies
b. Educational occupancies
c. Industrial occupancies
d. Institutional occupancies
e. Mercantile occupancies
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45 dB
80 dB
50 dB
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f. Mechanical rooms
g. Places of assembly
h. Residential occupancies
i.
Storage occupancies
J.
85 dB
55 dB
35 dB
30 dB
Sounder Base notification shall be used in all dormitory residence rooms.
2.07Monitoring:
A. Monitoring of all fire alarm systems installed on Texas State University campuses shall
be monitored by the EST FireWorks campus monitoring system for fire protection. This
monitoring shall utilize the campus Ethernet IP configuration. All IP addresses needed
for this installation will be issued by Technical Services to reside on their VLAN.
B. Monitoring shall consist of graphics for all addressable points in the fire alarm system.
Point associations shall be completed between the point and the graphics.
2.08 Control Devices:
A. Provide addressable control module and isolation relays (MR101 style) for all
interconnections to other systems for controls. (control module shall be a siga cc1s or
mcc1s) or preapproved equivalent 24VDC control voltage for the isolation relays shall
come from the fire system 24VDC power and will be monitored for integrity. Control
devices as such but not limited to:
1.
HVAC Control - Provide relays/contacts for fan shutdown and smoke control
sequence where indicated. The control relays/contacts shall be 24 volts DC low
voltage type, each with number of contacts as required and housed in metal
enclosure. The contacts shall be rated as required for continuous duty. (MR101
style) or preapproved equivalent
2.
Elevator Controls Provide control relays/contacts for elevator recall where
indicated. The control relays/contacts shall be MR101 style or preapproved
equivalent , 24volt DC low voltage type, each with number of contacts as
required and housed in metal enclosure. The contacts shall be rated as required
for continuous duty. (MR101 style) or preapproved equivalent
3.
Security Controls Provide control relays/contacts for security tie in where
indicated. The control relays/contacts shall be MR101 style or preapproved
equivalent, 24volt DC low voltage type, each with number of contacts as required
and housed in metal enclosure. The contacts shall be rated as required for
continuous duty.
4.
Fire Damper Control Provide control relays/contacts for fire dampers where
indicated. The control relays/contacts shall be MR101 style or preapproved
equivalent, 24volt DC low voltage type, each with number of contacts as required
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and housed in metal enclosure. The contacts shall be rated as required for
continuous duty.
a. Duct detectors for damper control shall be located within 5 feet of the
damper. Install per IBC methods of coverage.
5.
Stairwell Fan Control Provide control relays/contacts for stair well pressurization
fans where indicated. The control relays/contacts shall be MR101 style or
preapproved equivalent, 24volt DC low voltage type, each with number of
contacts as required and housed in metal enclosure. The contacts shall be rated
as required for continuous duty.
6.
Smoke Evac Control Provide control relays/contacts for smoke evacuation
control where indicated. The control relays/contacts shall be MR101 style,
24volt DC low voltage type, each with number of contacts as required and housed
in metal enclosure. The contacts shall be rated as required for continuous duty.
Control devices shall be MR 101 style and labeled at the location of what it
controls.
7.
8.
Automatic Door Control Provide control relays to release Smoke control doors
that are normally open electrically. These doors shall close on any “ALARM”
condition. All door control will be 24 vdc provided by fire alarm power supply. Releasing
will be by a MR101 style relay or preapproved equivalent.
9.
Access Control Doors Provide control relays to release normally electrically
locked security access doors. These doors shall unlock on any “ALARM”.
Releasing will be provided by a MR101 style relay or preapproved equivalent.
10.
All control devices are to be installed within 3 feet of the controlled power
origination or controlled device.
2.09 Bypass Functions
A. Bypass switches shall be installed at the FACP to bypass the following controlled outputs
that pertain to the project:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
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AHU Shut-down
Elevator Recall
Door Release / Fire Curtains
Security Override / Access Control
Fire smoke Dampers
Stairwell Pressurization Fans
Smoke Evacuation Control
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10.
B.
Sounder Bases
A minimum of 10 extra bypass buttons shall be installed for future use.
2.10 Documentation:
A. Storage shall be provided adjacent to (within five feet of) the FACP. This storage shall be
capable of storing and securing all documents required for the fire alarm system
maintenance and response. Storage shall be for fire alarm documents only. Storage
shall include but not limited to:
PART 3:
1.
18” x 24” set of laminated fire alarm drawings
2.
Installation Certificate.
3.
Panel points list
4.
Copy of the most resent program shall be installed into the storage container USB
drive
5.
STORAGE CONTAINER PREFERRED IS AS FOLLOWS: Manufacturer:
Space Age Electronics Manufacturer Part#:SSU00685 or preapproved equivalent
EXECUTION OF INSTALLATION
3.01 Installation Contractor:
A.
The Fire Alarm System Supplier shall furnish on-the-job supervision for the proper
installation of his devices in cooperation with, or as may be required by, other trades.
This supervision shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
1.
Provide specific on-site instructions to others on mounting and installation of
each type of device by physically observing the mounting of one or more of each
type of device, as required, to assure that the installer is properly instructed in the
work.
2.
Provide other supervision as required by the trades to properly perform alarm
installation work.
3.
Perform a complete test of the system, certifying that all devices have been
activated and that the devices and systems perform in accordance with the
requirements of these specifications.
4.
Install, test, trouble-shoot and correct all system software provided under these
specifications. This includes, but is not limited to, actual keyboard entry,
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reprogramming required to meet these specifications and any other task
associated with the system software. Contractor shall provide 10% testing after
every program change.
5.
B.
Provide layout drawings and detailed wiring diagrams to the Authority Having
Jurisdiction as required by the Submittal section of these specifications and
current NFPA 101 requirements.
The Fire Alarm Contractor shall furnish all material and labor to provide a complete
and functional system, which operates in accordance with the requirements of these
specifications, Texas State University Construction Standards and Texas State
University Technical Standard on the Construction Documents CD or on the Facilities
Planning Design and Construction website.
3.02 Installation, Interconnection and Operation
A.
Conduit, raceway and wiring systems as indicated herein.
1.
Exposed areas shall have wiring installed in steel conduit with steel connectors
conduit or approved raceway, parallel to existing building structure.
2.
Exposed conduit or wire mold will require painting to blend with architecture.
3.
All riser-wiring and wiring between floors shall be installed in conduit.
4.
In any areas where hard ceilings are use, a conduit raceway shall be provide from
hallway to device/s in room. (i.e. Initiating and notification devices)
5.
FMC runs shall not exceed six feet.
6.
Concealed wiring may be plenum cable (see NFPA 70, NEC per application) and
bundled and secured in a proper manner.
7.
All wire installed for this project shall be new and be UL listed for use in fire
alarm systems.
8.
Strap or bundle all cables and wires inside equipment enclosures and terminal
cabinets, parallel to the enclosure sides.
9.
All plenum wiring will be supported by J-hooks or D-rings. One hole cable straps
are not acceptable.
10.
IF DUCT DETECTOR IS INSTALLED IN COLD DECK, INSTALL WITH
SEALTIGHT FLEX CONDUIT or preapproved equivalent
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11.
B.
THE INSULATION SHALL BE SIZED SO THAT THERE IS A 3 INCH GAP
around detector.
Wiring Requirements
1.
Wire: Basic wiring materials and installation must comply with NFPA 70,
conductor sizes must be sized in accordance with NFPA 72 and NFPA 70 to
provide the minimum required voltage drop
2.
Wire used for 120 VAC power circuits shall be a minimum of 12 AWG standard
copper conductors, with THHN insulation.
a. Surge protection shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 70 and 72.
120VAC Power Filters shall be installed on all fire alarm panels. (Eaton power line
filter ADPV12005) or preapproved equivalent
3.
Wire used for 24 VDC power circuits shall be a minimum of 14 AWG solid
copper conductors with outer jacket “Black”.
a. Surge protection shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 70 and 72. (Ditek
DTK-2MH-LP36B) or preapproved equivalent
4.
Wire used for strobe circuits shall be a minimum of 14 AWG solid copper
conductors with outer jacket “Yellow”.
a. Surge protection shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 70 and 72.
5.
Wire used for point addressable, signaling circuits, network transmission
systems shall be a minimum of 18 AWG solid copper conductor with outer jacket
“Red”.
a. Surge protection shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 70 and 72.
6.
Wire shall be UL listed for use in fire alarm speaker systems or as required by
NFPA 70, article 760. All wire shall be solid conductors of copper, minimum 16
AWG with outer jackets “Blue”.
a. Surge protection shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 70 and 72.
b. All networking cabling shall be at a level of class A between all CPU’s.
7.
All SLC riser-wiring shall be monitored at a level of Class A.
a. Isolation Modules shall be installed per floor and per wing with floors with more
than one wing.
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b. Surge protection shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 70 and 72.
8.
All Field Initiating Device Circuits (SLC) shall be monitored at a level of Class
B.
9.
All Notification Appliance Circuits shall be monitored at a level of Class B
a. Surge protection shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 70 and 72.
10.
Elevator interface wiring must meet NEC 620. Colors for control wiring :
a. Main Floor Recall---Red
b. Alternate Floor Recall---Blue
c. Fire Hat Signal---Yellow
d. Supply Power---Black
11.
120 VAC dedicated circuit primary power from the nearest emergency lighting
panel shall be connected to each fire alarm control panel, remote transponder
panel and strobe power supply panel.
12.
Dedicated lockable breakers for the fire alarm system circuits shall be provided
for the fire alarm system.
13.
No dedicated fire alarm system 120 VAC primary power circuit shall be loaded
beyond 80 percent of the circuit’s rated capacity.
14.
Conduit:
a. Conduit shall be EMT type except where otherwise required by local code or
these specifications.
b. Conduit fills per NFPA 70, NEC with 3/4- inch minimum conduit size.
c. Exterior fittings shall be steel compression type, interior steel screw type.
d. All conduit fittings and connections shall be painted red.
e. Crimp fittings are prohibited.
f.
All box fittings shall have installed plastic inserts.
15.
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16.
Junction Boxes: Sectional boxes shall not be used.
a. Each box shall be large enough to accommodate required splices and conduit in
accordance with the NFPA 70.
b. All box covers shall be painted red and labeled Fire Alarm.
17.
Field Terminal Cabinets (FTC):
a.
FTC shall be UL listed for use in electrical wiring systems.
b. SPACE AGE ELECTRONICS FIRE ALARM TERMINAL CABINETS WITH
A MINIMUM OF 10% SPARE TERMINALS AVAIALABLE FOR FUTURE
USE. or preapproved equivalent
c. FTC shall be painted red with label “Fire Alarm Equipment” stenciled on
cover.
d. UL listed terminal strips shall be provided for all wiring splices in terminal
boxes. All terminals shall be permanently labeled. Wire nuts are not
acceptable.
B.
17.
Patch all walls, floors and ceilings which are penetrated or damaged during
construction; match existing adjacent surfaces.
18.
All slab penetrations shall be completely sealed and made watertight.
19.
Restore all firewalls to rated conditions.
20.
Repair and patch surfaces to match existing finish.
21.
X-ray floor areas prior to core drilling.
Mounting:
1.
Manual stations in finished areas shall be mounted flush boxes unless otherwise
noted. Stations located in unfinished areas shall be surface mounted on backboxes provided by the station manufacturer. All stations shall be mounted at 48
inches AFF as measured from the pull lever.
2.
Strobes and speaker/strobes shall be ceiling mounted unless approved by
Technical Service, where wall mounted devices are acceptable, devices shall be
mounted such that the entire lens is not less than 80 in and not greater than 96 in.
al the finished floor or 6 inches below the ceiling, whichever is lower in cases
where ceiling mounted is not an option.
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3.
Speaker only devices shall be ceiling mounted where applicable, wall mounted
at 80 inches AFF or 6 inches below the ceiling, whichever is lower in cases where
ceiling mounted is not an option.
4.
All alarm devices, speakers, and strobes shall be mounted in accordance with the
manufacturer’s installation instructions and utilize the manufacturer’s suggested
mounting box.
5.
All surface mounted speaker and strobes boxes shall be smooth sided, without
knock-outs. Use of standard electrical boxes for surface mounted equipment is
prohibited.
6.
Point addressable monitor modules and control modules shall be securely
mounted in back-boxes or mounted on rails within a larger enclosure.
7.
All flush and semi-flush devices or panels shall be installed with trim rings or
cover plates.
8.
All panels visible to the public or noted on the drawings shall be finished as
directed by the Owner.
C.
Repairing and patching surfaces to match existing finish.
D.
X-raying of floor areas prior to core drilling.
E.
All coring and sleeve required.
F.
All fire alarm system data transmission shall be enclosed in 2-hour fire rated
construction or other method acceptable to the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
G.
Connecting to Existing Systems
1.
Operations of and connections to existing fire alarm systems must be supervised
and/or coordinated by Texas State University’s Technical Services Shop.
2.
Existing systems must remain operational during modifications or additions to
the existing system throughout the duration of the project unless approved by the
AHJ.
3.
Where part or all the fire alarm system is required to be demolished, remove the
existing fire alarm components only after the new system installation is
completed and accepted by the Third Party Inspection.
4.
Existing equipment that is required to be salvaged shall be stored in a secure area
designated by Texas State University.
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5.
All modifications need to be reflected on the graphics.
3.03 Record Drawings Shall Include The Following:
A.
Two (2) sets of prints and a set of CDs of “as-built” drawings and wiring diagrams in
AutoCAD.
B.
Two (2) sets of customized “as-built” operating manuals.
C.
Two (2) complete sets of “as-built” data sheets for all system-connected equipment.
D.
Two (2) sets of the complete “as-built” software listing of all data files, event programs,
print statements, and passwords, etc.
E.
The USB drive of the final panel program in .sdu format.
F.
The spreadsheet file of devices and locations in .xls format.
G.
The completed test form which complies with NFPA 72, signed and dated by the fire
alarm system manufacturer or his agent.
H.
The NFPA 72 completion certificate, signed by the Authority having Jurisdiction.
All items of this section shall be provided to the owner prior to final payment
request.
3.04 Spare Parts:
A.
All spare parts shall be directly interchangeable with the corresponding components of
the installed systems.
B.
The Fire Alarm Contractor shall furnish a listing, in duplicate, of all spare parts and
accessories which the manufacturer recommends to be stocked for proper maintenance
of system.
C.
The Fire Alarm Contractor shall furnish 10 of each new field device installed or 3% of
the total type of devices installed, whichever is greater on the fire system as spare parts
for TSU. Devices: any detector, pull stations, any module used, isolation and
monitoring relays, door holders, and audio and visual devices.
D.
Contractor shall provide a Signature Map Fault Tool (SIGA-MFT) or preapproved
equivalent
Part 4: Tests/Field Quality Control and Commissioning:
4.01 General
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A.
Upon completion of the system, perform a complete and comprehensive test of the
entire system in accordance with the provisions of NFPA 72. Contractor shall
document testing electronically using logging software commonly available.
B.
AHJ shall witness100% pretest prior to third party commissioning.
4.02 Specific Tests/ Inspections
A.
An acceptance will be conducted at the completion of each project. The test will be the
responsibility of the Fire Alarm Contractor and shall be performed in strict compliance
with the provisions of NFPA 72.
B.
In addition to the provisions of NFPA 72 and/or the paragraph above, it is the
responsibility of the Contractor to provide all of the following on a set of clean red line
prints prior to the acceptance testing:
1.
Smoke detector sensitivity report. Smoke detector percent dirty shall not exceed
10% at the time of acceptance.
2.
Contractor shall provide a Signature Map Fault Tool report or preapproved
equivalent .
3.
Pressure differential readings for duct detector sample airflow.
4.
Closed loop resistance and EOL resistance readings for all field wiring.
5.
Audible decibel readings for the entire building documented on a clean set of fire
alarm prints for the building.
6.
The fire alarm contractor shall provide the Texas Insurance Code Fire Alarm
System Installation Inspection Form to Texas State University Technical
Services Department at the following intervals for installation approval:
a. At the completion of the device back-box installation but prior to the start of
the cable installation;
b. At the completion of cable installation but prior to the start of device installation;
c. At the completion of device installation but prior to activating the fire alarm
system.
C.
Third Party Testing:
1.
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Third Party testing shall be conducted by an independent third party, who shall
be independent of the Professional Service Provider or design team companies,
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reporting to and approved by the Owner. Third Party testing shall include
repeating all the tests described in “Fire Alarm Contractors Test” above.
D.
2.
Detailed listing of any deficiencies found during these tests shall be forwarded to
the Fire Alarm Contractor and Texas State University’s office of Environmental
Health, Safety and Risk Management and shall serve as a punch list for the
system.
3.
All witness testing shall be performed by the State of Texas Fire Alarm
Planning Superintendent (NICET Level III in Fire Alarm Systems) or by a
Professional Engineer (P.E.) registered in Fire Protection in the State of Texas.
4.
The Campus may at its sole option witness and /or participate in any and all tests.
5.
If, at any point during their tests, the Third Party finds significant deficiencies
they are to report those to the Owner who will then determine an appropriate
course of action. If the Owner determines that the number of and/or severity of
the deficiencies so justify , they may stop the Third Party Testing and instruct the
Fire Alarm Contractor to correct the deficiencies and re- certify the system. Such
retesting shall include Supervision testing of 100% of the Initiating Device
Circuits, Notification Appliance Circuits, and Signaling Circuits.
6.
If retesting by the Third Party is required due to significant deficiencies in the
work of the Contractor, the Contractor shall reimburse the Owner for the cost of
the Third Party Tests conducted to that point.
Deficiencies Repairs:
1.
A copy of the formatted check list shall be transmitted to the contractor to serve
as punch list for the correction of the noted deficiencies. The Contractor shall
notify the verifying party, in writing, that the deficiencies have been corrected
along with a copy of the punch out list with the corrected deficiencies initialed
by the Contractor to indicate the corrections.
2.
E.
Third Party Retest:
1.
F.
The Fire Alarm Contractor shall provide updated certification forms as set forth
in Section
Each deficient item shall be retested. Retesting of the system shall be conducted
in accordance with NFPA 72, Table 14.4.2.2, test Methods. If any software
changes are made to the system, updated site-specific software and print out with
changes highlighted will be submitted to the verifying party prior to the start of
the retest.
Third Party Certification:
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1.
G.
The Third Party shall then retest each portion of the system affected by the
corrections. If no additional deficiencies are found, the Third Party shall issue a
“Third Party Certification” stating that they have tested the system and certify
that it complies with the appropriate sections of NFPA72. Such certification shall
not contain any disclaimers or similar comments.
Campus Test and Acceptance:
1.
Upon receipt of all documents from the final “Fire Alarm Contractor’s
Certification” and the “Third Party Certification” , the Campus will conduct any
tests it determines to be necessary, consistent with the specified survivability
style and performance requirements for the system. If no additional deficiencies
are found, they will accept the system. If additional deficiencies are found, the
Contractor will be required to correct the deficiencies, re-test and re-certify the
system. Such re-testing shall include Supervision testing 100% of the Initiating
Device Circuits, Notification Appliance Circuits, and Signal Line circuits. The
Third Party shall then re-test each portion of the system affected by the
corrections; if no additional deficiencies are found, the Third Party shall re-issue
a “Third Party Certification” as set forth in Section “F” Third Party Certification
of this document.
Part 5 Warranty and Training
5.01 Warranty:
A.
The contractor shall provide a two-year written warranty against defects in material
and workmanship furnished under this Contract. The costs of such warranty shall be
part of the purchase price. The warranty commences when the system and installation
are accepted by the Owner.
B.
The warranty or any part of the warranty shall not be made void by any required
operation or annual inspections of the system after acceptance during the warranty
period.
C.
The warranty shall include all necessary material, travel, labor, and parts to replace
defective components or materials at the job site. This Contractor shall commence
repair of any “in warranty” defects within 8 hours of notification of such defects.
D.
The warranty shall include all necessary factory and field software required to perform
the specified tasks. This item does include software installed prior to system
acceptance. Software updates, equipment revisions, releases updated by the
manufacture are to be included in this warranty.
E.
The Contractor shall include, as part of the two-year warranty, a test and inspection of
the entire fire alarm system one year after the date of completion. The
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Contractor shall provide a written report of any deficiencies and repair any of the
deficiencies. The test and report shall conform to the certification as described in
NFPA 72 and as required by the Owner.
5.02 Training:
A.
B.
Operator Training
1.
Provide training of operating personnel in proper system operation and required
user maintenance procedures.
2.
Three operating manuals containing illustrations, description of each detection
device, operation of control panels, switches, pilot lights, etc.
3.
One 4-hour training sessions for operating personnel. These sessions are to cover
proper operating and response procedures. These instructions shall be sufficient
to enable a previously or untrained person to properly operate the system
4.
Provide three software manuals containing a listing of all points, event programs,
basic programming and instructions, and software trouble-shooting information.
Technical Training
1.
The Technical Service Staff shall be fully trained and be given the capability by
the product Vendor and Installation Contractor to modify, to program, to fully
repair, to service, and to maintain the system after the warranty period.
a. Such training shall consist of one Technical Services Staff to be factory trained
and certified to perform any programming and maintenance.
b. Factory training shall include travel, per diem, housing, etc.
2.
The above training shall include, but not limited to providing and reviewing all
programming software , access codes, and licenses that allow the Owner to add
or to delete any points, the mapping of devices, and to change a heat detector to
a smoke detector. To meet this requirement, provide the necessary configuration
and/or access code (hardware and/or hasp software key). If the Vendor and
Installation Contractor cannot meet this requirement, the product is not
acceptable.
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