Developed at the request of the U.S. Air Force, a new Mass Notification Systems Annex provides guidelines to facilitate fast, safe evacuation in emergency situations such as fire, terrorist attack, biological and hazardous chemical incidents, accidents, and natural disasters. When you have questions about today's fire alarm system requirements, the 2016 National Fire Alarm Code Handbook has the answers!
Significant new provisions concerning such important topics as documentation so you pass inspection the first time, smoke detection in joist and beam ceiling applications, video image smoke and flame detection, detectors that use multiple sensing inputs, exit marking audible notification appliances, synchronization of visible notification appliances and smoke alarms with voice offer enormous potential for improving fire protection and life safety. The National Fire Alarm Code Handbook is your key to doing jobs right the first time.
Added requirements for new technology equipment, including:
- Video image smoke and flame detection
- Multi-criteria and multi-sensor devices
- Fire extinguisher monitors
- Directional appliances
The 2016 Edition of NFPA 72 features:
- New guidance on visual notification in large space occupancies
- Updated rules for spacing of smoke detectors in joist and beam and small room applications
- New requirement to provide a Response Time Index for heat detectors
- New provisions for strobe synchronization when installing visible notification appliances
- New requirements for household fire warning applications, including smoke alarms with voice and expanded smoke alarm coverage for larger size homes
- Real-world examples of how to apply fire alarm requirements in specific situations
- A wealth of tables and valuable two-color graphics that help you apply Code rules correctly
Put instant answers at your command and maximize fire protection with the 2016 National Fire Alarm Code Handbook!