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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
OFFICER IN CHARGE OF CONSTRUCTION
NAVAL FACILITIE  S E N G I N E E R I N G C O M M A N D C O N T R A C T S . F A R E A S T
BOX 61
FPO SEATTLE 98762-3100
11000
Ser 400F/0247
16 Mar 90
From:
Officer in Charge of Construction, Naval Facilities
Engineering Command Contracts, Far East
Subj:
FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL GUIDANCE
Ref:
( a ) MIL-Handbook-1008A, Fire Protection for Facilities
E n g i n e e r i n g , Design and Construction
(b) PACNAVFACENGCOM Fire Protection Engineering (Code 408)
Branch Policies of 31 Oct 88
Encl:
( 1 ) Specification Section 15330 Fire Extinguishing Sprinkler
System (Wet Pipe)
( 2 ) Specification Section 16722, Fire Alarm System, Local
Energy Type
( 3 ) Fire Protection Design Analysis Checklist dated 1 Nov 89
1.  Purpose:
To provide guidance on use of Japanese manufactured
f i r e protection system equipment and devices, and materials for fire
r a t e d walls and doors in new construction and rehabilitation/
alteration projects.
2.  Background:
R e f e r e n c e (a) requires all materials and equipment
u s e d in fire protection systems and fire walls and doors to be
Underwriter's Laboratory (UL) listed or approved by Factory Material
(  F M) .  Currently Japanese manufactured products do not meet these
requirements.
However some Japanese products meeting Japanese
I n d u s t r i a l Standards (JIS) may be considered equivalent in strength
and performance to UL listed or FM approved products.
3.  Guidance:
I n f o r m a t i o n on acceptable substitution for use in the
f o l l o w i n g systems and products is provided:
a.  Fire Alarm System:  W i r i n g , c o n d u i t s and fittings that
c o n f o r m to JIS shall be acceptable substitution.
Equipment and
d e v i c e s such as Class A supervised fire alarm control panel, manual
p u l l s t a t i o n s , a l a r m horns/stroke lights, f i r e d e t e c t o r s ( a l l t y p e s )
shall be US procured items.
b.  A u t o m a t i c Sprinkler System:
Pipes, fittings valves, hangers
a n d paint that conform to JIS are acceptable substitution.
For wet
p i p e sprinkler system; sprinkler heads, water pressure switch, alarm
v a l v e , w a t e r flow detector, water motor alarm and valve tamper
switches shall be US procured.  For dry pipe, p r e - a c t i o n and deluge
s p r i n k l e r system; sprinkler heads, automatic air maintenance
devices, all types of fire detection devices and control panels, dry
p i p e / p r e - a c t i o n deluge valves, l o w air pressure switches and valves
tamper switches shall be US procured.





 


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