How to address Building Code of Pakistan Fire Safety Provisions

The Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) is responsible for Fire & Safety Provisions – 2016

The implementation and enforcement of this Fire & Safety bye-law shall vest with the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) within their respective jurisdictions and circles as follow:
(1) Building Control, Housing and Development Authorities
(2) District Administration
(3) Tehsil or Town Administration
(4) Municipal Administration
(5) Station Headquarters (Army, Air Force and Navy)
(6) Cantonment Administration
(7) Union Council Administration
(8) Autonomous Bodies
(9) Industrial Estates
(10) Directorates of Civil Defense
(11) Export Processing Zones
(12) Other Federal/Provincial Authorities as and when notified

NFPA 70E: Electrical Safety in the Workplace.

NFPA 72: Automatic fire detection and signaling system. National Fire Alarm and Signalling Code.

NFPA 1 : Fire Code

NFPA 13: Standard for Installation of Sprinkler System

NFPA 14: Standard for Installation of Standpipe and Hose System

Designed for Fire Detection and Singalling System – NFPA 72, 70
UL, FM, ULC & NYC Listed.

FleX-Net™ Series network fire alarm control panels offer modular components to meet a wide variety of applications.
Designed for peer-to-peer network communications, the FleX-Net Series allows for a maximum of 63 nodes, while providing reliability, flexibility and expandability.

FleX-Net V12 supports Advanced Protocol (AP), which is a high speed communication protocol that greatly increases the speed of communication between the intelligent devices. 159 Sensors & 159 Modules can now be placed on a single SLC Loop.

Fire CO Detector
FleX-Net V12 also supports the COSAP FireCO Detector and APB200 Series Sounder bases.

Salient Features

A selection of the most popular new features in FleX-Net V12 intelligent fire alarm systems are as follows:

  • Supports AP Protocol
  • 159 Sensors & 159 Module Addresses per SLC Loop
  • Supports Fire CO Detector (COSAP)
  • OpenGN Software Package
  • Multiple configurations stored on a single node and on-the-fly configuration swap which means no down time or fire watch required when uploading new programs
  • New device support for PINNACLE, COPTIR, ACCLIMATE, 4-20mA module all by System Sensor
  • 2-Wire Fully Digital Audio Network
  • Ethernet Port Active for Remote Diagnostics, Web-Server, and Graphics Integration
  • Enhanced speaker circuit synchronization capabilities
  • UL & NYC Fire Department listed for releasing using the FR-320NETK panel

System Panels must have a minimum of 24 hours of standby power as per NFPA 72. 
Initiating devices must be Listed/Approved for the application, and may be wired either Class A or B. Actuators must be electrically compatible with the control panel circuits and power supplies, and are wired Class B to provide coil supervision. (See details in next section.)

NFPA 72

Fire Alarm and Detection 
Fundamentals (Chapter 10)—Addresses the requirements  for fire alarm and detection, some key points as follows:

  • Purpose of fire alarm systems (10.2)— Requires that Fire alarm & signaling systems shall be primarily to provide notification of alarm, supervisory, trouble conditions; to alert occupants; to summon aid; and to control emergency control functions.
  • Design and Installation (10.4)— Requires all systems shall be installed in accordance with the plans, specifications, and standards approved by the authority having jurisdiction.
  • Power Supplies (10.6)— The provisions of this section shall apply to power supplies used for protected premises fire alarm systems, supervising station alarm systems, public emergency alarm reporting systems, and emergency communications systems and equipment. All power supplies shall complies to NFPA70. If not supplied with UPS in compliance to NFP 111 for a Type O, Class 24, Level 1 system then there should two power sources Primary Power Supply from Utility (DISCOS or Generator) and secondary  Power Supply; The secondary power supply shall consist of one of the following:
    (1) A storage battery dedicated to the system arranged in accordance with 10.6.10
    (2) An automatic-starting, engine-driven generator serving the branch circuit specified in 10.6.5.1 and arranged in
    accordance with 10.6.11.3.1, and storage batteries dedicated to the system with 4 hours of capacity arranged in accordance with 10.6.10

This video is Mircoms FleXNet system connected via IP to a touchscreen all-in-one Sony computer. The adjacent annunciator is a Network LCD annunciator with a 24 button LED Annunciator above. This gives real-time graphical annunciation and monitoring with remote annunciator control at the location.