NFPA 72

Read: GE, Carrier Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Alleged Fire Control System Defect

GE, Carrier Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Alleged Fire Control System Defect

The lawsuit seeks more than $5 million in response to a ‘defect’ that renders the fire control units non-conforming to the minimum standards required by both UL and NFPA 72.

Read: NFPA 72 Changes: Remote Access & UL Usage

NFPA 72 Changes: Remote Access & UL Usage

Within the 2022 edition, some stringent rules have been added to quantify what can and cannot be performed via remote access to the fire alarm control unit.

Read: NFPA 72 Changes: Initiating Devices & Notification Appliances 

NFPA 72 Changes: Initiating Devices & Notification Appliances 

There are several additions to Chapter 18 of NFPA 72 related to the use of notification appliances within a protected premises, and a change to Chapter 17 regarding CO detectors.

Read: NFPA 72 2022 Edition Brings Changes to Inspection, Testing & Maintenance

NFPA 72 2022 Edition Brings Changes to Inspection, Testing & Maintenance

Fire/life-safety expert Shane Clary reviews changes and additions to Chapters 14 and 10 in the 2022 Edition of NFPA 72.

Read: Making Sense of NFPA 72’s New Cybersecurity Chapter

Making Sense of NFPA 72’s New Cybersecurity Chapter

The 2022 edition of NFPA 72 features a new chapter dedicated to cybersecurity. Here’s what integrators need to know.

Read: 5 Approved Methods for Testing Smoke Detectors

5 Approved Methods for Testing Smoke Detectors

Calibrated test method, a manufacturer’s calibrated sensitivity test instrument and listed control equipment arranged for the purpose are a few methods laid out in NFPA 72.

Read: When & How to Test Smoke Detector Sensitivity

When & How to Test Smoke Detector Sensitivity

Fire/life-safety expert Shane Clary reviews the requirements and methods for testing smoke detector sensitivity per NFPA 72.

Read: Why This Elevator Smoke Detector Requirement Is the Pits

Why This Elevator Smoke Detector Requirement Is the Pits

Fire/life-safety expert Shane Clary bucks an NFPA 72 code requirement and explains why the onus should instead be on the building owner.

Read: Fire Codes and Standards Changes for 2021

Fire Codes and Standards Changes for 2021

Fire and life-safety expert Shane Clary provides an overview of what the NFPA, International Code Council and Fire Code Advisory Committee have been up to.

Read: Getting to the Bottom of Low Frequency Sounders

Getting to the Bottom of Low Frequency Sounders

Certain fire departments are requiring low frequency sounders be installed retroactively due to being more effective at waking “at-risk” individuals.

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