With all the stories of carbon monoxide (CO) tragedies, your customers are likely becoming more aware of the dangers of CO. Likewise, the numerous stories of tragedies averted by CO detection have proven that CO detectors save lives. As a result, many of your customers are probably already interested in obtaining CO detection.
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System Sensor’s 100, 200, 400, 500 and 800 Series ionization detectors are subject to a disposal fee, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, to meet the company’s radioactive material license conditions. As the manufacturer, System Sensor complies with those regulations regarding the proper disposal of ionization smoke detectors. For each detector returned to the company [...]
Complying with national fire codes and standards is just the first step. A fire-protection engineer must understand how to work within the system to conduct successful government construction or renovation projects. Fire codes and standards are part of any commercial construction or renovation job, and the same is true for government work. While fire- and [...]
Craftsmen must coordinate efforts to properly install detectors. The proper installation of duct smoke detectors is critical to preventing the transfer of smoke and other toxic gases during a fire. Unlike standard smoke detectors that are set up by a single installer, heating/ventilation/air conditioning (HVAC)-contaminant monitors can be set up by installers of various trades, [...]
A manufacturer’s specific recommended practices must be followed when testing duct-type smoke detectors (refer to NFPA Standard 90A, Section 6.4, 2002 Edition, and NFPA Standard 72, Chapter 10, 2002 Edition). In general, all smoke detectors should be tested or inspected at least annually. This will ensure the detectors are sampling the air stream, are operative [...]
There are several important documents that provide guidance concerning the performance, application and installation of duct smoke detectors: 1. U.L. Standard 268A, Standard for Smoke Detectors for Duct Applications 2. NFPA Standard 90A, Section 6.4 (2002 Edition), Installation of Air Conditioning and Ventilating Systems 3. NFPA 92A, Recommended Practice for Smoke Control Systems 4. NFPA [...]
Application guides provide the basic principles for installing and maintaining early warning fire and smoke detection systems. To keep users informed, System Sensor updates its guides as the systems and codes change. Two newly revised guides are the Audible/Visible Appliance Reference Guide and the Fire Sprinkler Systems Monitoring Guide.
Prior to 2005, NFPA 720, the carbon monoxide (CO) detection standard set by the National Fire Protection Association, was little more than a recommendation. In 2005, in reaction to greater public awareness of CO poisoning and local CO detection legislation, NFPA 720 was changed from a recommended practice to an installation standard with teeth.