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Carbon Dioxide Systems
Is one required? (Electronics rooms
(1), Sec. 6.6
underfloor areas; dip tanks: etc.)
Indicate all areas/zones protected.
Ensure all openings are sealed or protected
(6), Sec. 2-2.1
with self- or automatic-closing assemblies.
(4), Sec. 3.9
If system is actuated by smoke detectors,
(4), Sec. 3.1
the detection shall be cross-zoned with
the proper sequence of operations.
Show both automatic and manual activation.
Provide reserve quantity of agent (connection
(4), Sec. 3.3.1
if Navy).
Locate control panels and agent bottles
(4), Sec. 3.3.2
outside of protected areas.
Locate abort switches (Air Force only)
inside the corresponding protected areas.
Manual actuation stations must be distinct
(4), Sec. 3.4
from those used for the building alarm and
other extinguishing systems.
For multiple hazards, indicate system
arrangement (i.e., separate supplies; common
supply with zone selector valves, etc.).
Dry Chemical Systems
Required for cooking equipment such as
(4), Sec. 4.1
deep fat fryers, open griddles, charbroilers,
and hood/plenum areas. (NOTE: Protection
for hood only may be deleted if approved
grease extractor is in the hood.)
Provide manual and automatic activation.
Use sodium bicarbonate-type agent for cooking
(4), Sec. 4.3
Indicate automatic fuel or power shutdown.
(8), Sec. 7-3.1.3
Show connection to building alarm. If no
building alarm, connect directly to the
(4), Sec. 4.2
Fire Department, if possible.
Foam Systems
For Storage Tanks:
Assume gasoline storage.
- Determine application rate.
(9), Sec. 3-2.5.1 or
- Determine
foam duration time.
(9), Sec. 3-2.4
- Determine
no. of supplemental hose
(9), Sec. 3-2.8.2
- Calculate
required foam quantity.
- Calculate
required water flow rate.


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