Technical Guidelines Division 21.

Fire Suppression

21 00 00.  Fire Suppression

For campus projects that require a fire suppression system shut down in a campus facility, a  Shut Down Procedure of Fire Safety System Sheet must be completed and filed seven days prior to activity, so that it can be reviewed, approved, and coordinated with FP&M.

In compliance with the City of Madison Fire Department, all interior stairway floor number signs must meet the requirements of the International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 1022.8

It is suggested that a stair signage mockup is reviewed on-site with the City of Madison Fire Department prior to the submittal of the signage package.

21 05 00.  Common Work Results for Fire Suppression

21 05 05.  General Requirements for Fire Suppression
  1. It shall be specified that the Operation and Maintenance manuals contain calculations and flow test specifications for fire pump and sprinkler systems.
  2. Owner training shall be included for all equipment and systems and training shall be scheduled and take place.
  3. As-built record drawings shall be kept up to date on the job site, and turned over to the A/E prior to final pay requests. The drawings must be prepared by the A/E in a clear AutoCAD format and turned over to the UW PM at Close Out.
  4. All dry type systems shall be dual action type.
  5. Determine with the architect if center-of-tile head placement shall be a requirement. If yes, specify and note on the fire protection drawings (in addition to notes on RCP’s).
  6. Whenever possible, fire hose standpipe valve shall be installed on the roof of new buildings on the top of each fire hose standpipe, with drain valve below roof. This fire hose valve is used for NFPA acceptance testing and for NFPA required flow testing.
  7. Assurances shall be made that drain receivers accepting discharge from fire system drain valves and flow test stations can handle high flow discharge of fire systems with fire pumps running. The main drain on a fire system is also a NFPA fire flow test point. This main drain shall be piped into the fire pump test header whenever the drain receiver cannot handle the full flow with the fire pump running.
  8. Coordination of the test drain locations shall occur with the A/E to minimize rust staining on building facades and flatwork.

21 10 00.  Water-Based Fire Suppression Systems

  1. Tee-drilling of water supply piping in building shall not be allowed.
  2. Building water services shall terminate in building with a threaded flange on the ductile iron service pipe, bolt on or quick flanges shall not be allowed.
  3. Buildings with dual water services for domestic and fire supply shall have additional valve installed on the water main between the dual services, so either service can supply the building in event of an interruption of water supply.
  4. UW may consider adding valves to the water main on each side of the water service of smaller buildings, if the building requires non-interruptible water supply. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division 21 Detail 1­

 

 SHUT DOWN PROCEDURE OF FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM

Building Contact Information

Building Number
Building Address
Facility Manager                     Office Phone                         Cell

 

System Out of Service

Date of Shut Down:
Time System Taken Out of Service:
Time System Put Back into Service:
Areas Affected by Shut Down:
Shut Down Coordinator:
Company Performing Work:

 

Pre-Planned Shut Down or Emergency Shut Down Procedures

Facility Manager Contacted Yes / No Initials:
UW Safety Department Contacted  262-8769 Yes / No Initials:
UW Police and Security Contacted  262-2957 Yes / No Initials:
Madison Fire Department non-emergency 911 Contacted  255-2345 and 266-4135 (CALL BOTH ) Yes / No Initials:
Installed tags for all affected areas Yes / No Initials:
Verify all tools and material on hand Yes / No Initials:
Fire watch procedures have been implemented Yes / No Initials:

              

Restoring System to Normal

Facility Manager Contacted Yes / No Initials:
UW Safety Department Contacted  262-8769 Yes / No Initials:
UW Police and Security Contacted  262-2957 Yes / No Initials:
Madison Fire Department non-emergency 911 Contacted  255-2345 and 266-4135  (CALL BOTH NUMBERS) Yes / No Initials:
Verify all tags have been removed Yes / No Initials:
All necessary inspections / test are complete Yes / No Initials:
Fire watch forms have been collected; send to UW Safety Yes / No Signature:
Shut Down forms kept on site and a copy sent to UW Safety Yes / No Signature:

 

Reference

  • NFPA 72 (2002) National Fire Alarm Code (Chapter 4 Impairments)
  • NFPA 25 (2002)  Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems (Chapter 14 Impairments)
  • International Fire Code 2003 (IFC 901.7 through IFC 901.8.1)

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Division 21 Detail 2