Karin Roskam

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  • in reply to: Visual AND audible device attached to kitchen system #13980
    Karin RoskamKarin Roskam

    Hi Ralph,

    It’s in NFPA 96.

    10.6 System Annunciation.
    10.6.1 Upon activation of an automatic fire-extinguishing system,
    an audible alarm or visual indicator shall be provided to
    show that the system has activated.

    A bell can be added for audible and most systems agent canisters have a visual indicator on them showing the extinguishing agent has been discharged.

    Hope this helps.

    Karin RoskamKarin Roskam

    Hi Jon

    This was taken directly from the fire code on e-laws. However for the purposes of emphasis, I italicized the specific words in question, so you are correct they are not defined terms.

    This specfic article applies to cabinets for fire extinguishers, not hose cabinets. Believe it or not they used to be glass with a metal striker attached to break the glass. Yes they existed like that, showing my age!

    I took the challenge on to try and break the acryclic and as the manufactuers states, it is none breakable.  I even got my arm kind of trapped in there trying to pull the acrylic window off 🙂

    I agree with you though the code clearly states glass.



    Karin RoskamKarin Roskam

    Hello Joe,

    Intersting while I was researching through one manufacturer, they had 215 styles of cabinets and only one of them had a glass window. All others were acrylic.

    This makes it very hard for owners to actually comply with the code, and in the owners defense since the manufactuer is selling them this way the owner would believe they meet the fire code.

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