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DESIGN REFERENCE MANUAL

Section 13851 - Fire Alarm And Detection Systems Design Standards

NOTE: DO NOT PUT FIRE ALARM AND DETECTION SYSTEM UNDER DIVISION 16

    • 1.1

      Drawings

      • A.

        Separate fire alarm and detection system drawings shall be prepared. Fire alarm and detection system drawings shall not be incorporated in the electrical or communications drawings.

    • 1.2

      Changes

      • A.

        Any proposed changes affecting the fire alarm system must have the approval of FSG-Fire Safety Department and Owner's Representative.

  • B.

    Any system other than Notifier or Simplex shall be proposed to the Owner during the design development phase only.

    • 1.

      A presentation of the systems shall be made to the Owner and a list of locations shall be supplied. An on-site visit of the system will be required prior to approval of the substitution.

    • 1.3

      Expandability

      • A.

        All systems shall have capability of handling a minimum of 20% more "alarm causing" and "signaling devices" without adding additional equipment to the fire alarm control panel (FACP) at a later time.

    • 1.4

      Controls

      • A.

        FACP CONTROL POINT SWITCHES: (Access Level 3)

City Disconnect w/digital readout (For both alarms & troubles) Audio By-Pass w/digital readout Visual Circuit By-Pass w/digital readout Smoke Damper By-Pass w/digital readout Elevator By-Pass Fire Door By-Pass Smoke Purge By-Pass (Where applicable) Electronic Door Latches/Locks By-Pass

B.

All "intelligent" fire alarm control panels shall be programmed so that it can be reset only when a security level access level of 3 or greater is used.

  • C.

    (Access Level 1) (Panel must be in the alarm condition)

    • 1.

      Activation of Elevator Smoke Damper

Design & Construction Services The University of Iowa (1/04)

Fire Alarm and Detection Systems 2.13-1

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