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MIL-HDBK-1008B
6.4.1
Class I Standpipe Systems
a)  Class I standpipe systems shall be provided in the stair towers
of buildings four stories or more in height.  These systems shall not include
hoses.
b)  Class I standpipe systems shall also be provided in facilities
where it is not practical to reach major portions of the building with fire
fighting hose lines extended from the exterior of the building, regardless of
building height.
6.4.2
Class II and Class III Standpipes.
Class II and Class III
standpipes shall not be permitted.
6.5
Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems
6.5.1
Application.  Fixed dry chemical systems are approved for protection
of certain types of special occupancies, hazards, and facilities, such as
cooking surfaces, cooking exhaust systems, dip tanks, and other operations
involving flammable liquids.
6.5.2
Design Requirement.  Dry chemical systems shall conform to NFPA 17,
Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems.
6.5.3
Limitations.
Dry chemical agents should not be used to protect
sensitive electronics.
6.6
Carbon Dioxide Systems
6.6.1
Application.  Carbon dioxide systems are normally effective against
flammable liquid (Class B) and electrical (Class C) fires.  New systems are
not authorized in occupiable areas.
6.6.2
Design Requirements.  Carbon dioxide systems shall conform to NFPA
12, Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems.
6.7
Halon 1301 Systems
6.7.1
Application.  Installation of new Halon 1301 systems is prohibited
except by special approval of the AHJ in the component office listed in par.
1.3.5.
6.8
Portable Fire Extinguishers.  Portable fire extinguishers shall be
provided in accordance with NFPA 10, Portable Fire Extinguishers.
Extinguishers should be provided as part of the construction contract.
6.8.1
Extinguisher Cabinets.  Recessed or semi-recessed enclosed cabinets
shall be provided in all facilities except storage and industrial occupancies.
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