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Compliance BD Ltd., a leading field of fire protection engineering in Bangladesh

The readymade garment (RMG) industry plays a vital role in the socio-economic development of Bangladesh. Manufacturers in the sector are now very cautious about safety issues, including fire safety.  Fire safety is important and necessary in the workplace in order to prevent and protect against the destruction caused by fire. Fire safety reduces the risk of injury and building damage that fires can cause. Developing and implementing fire safety protocols in the workplace is not only required by law but it is crucial to everyone’s safety that may be in the building during a fire emergency.

Compliance BD
Figure 1: The mission of the company is to become the benchmark of fire protection and life safety provided throughout Bangladesh, proving the industry with quality, innovative service.

Compliance BD Ltd. is not only one of the leading and fast-growing companies in Bangladesh but also a one-stop solution in the fire sector. Through sheer commitment and determination, the founders have turned Compliance BD Ltd. into a successful, one-stop fire and life safety consulting and supplier company. Today, Compliance BD Ltd. boasts almost 15 years of experience in the industry with NFPA-certified engineers and licensed technicians.

The mission of the company is to become the benchmark of fire protection and life safety provided throughout Bangladesh, proving the industry with quality, innovative service.

“Your building is our building” with such commitment each time we walk into a client’s building, we do not leave until we’re sure everything is done just right. Our 15 years of successful services are attributed to the fact that we take great pride in the fire and life safety we provide our clients. Alhamdulillah! We have more than 250 clients all over Bangladesh.

sprinkler operation
Figure 2: Fire safety is essential to the productive, efficient operation of your manufacturing facility.

Management as well as all of our administrative staff, field engineers, and technicians believe in respect, accountability, and honesty. Whether a client of 1 year or 15, we treat you with the same respect and honor. Approving a work order for us to complete? Leave it to us – we’ll remain accountable and ensure the job gets done as agreed. We’ll keep you informed every step of the way. Honesty is the primary pillar of success for all our years of service.

Compliance BD Ltd. consultants and engineers are seasoned professionals with in-depth, hands-on experience in their specialties. Their participation in audits in the industry and other sectors conducted by different regulatory organizations (e.g., RSC, NIRAPON, FSCD, etc.) gives them unique insight into code requirements and intentions. This insight not only enables them to provide practical, cost-saving solutions but also to act as powerful advocates for our clients with regulators.

Our specialties

We offer services and expertise are as below:

  1. Design, supply, and Installation of Fire Detection System,
  2. Design, supply, and Installation of Fire Standpipe System,
  3. Design, supply, and Installation of Fire Sprinkler System Including the seismic bracing,
  4. Design, supply, and Installation of FM-200/ Gas Suppression System,
  5. Design, supply, and Installation of Lightening Protection system,
  6. Design, supply, and Installation of PABX system,
  7. Supply and Installation of Fire doors, Fire rolling shutters, and Fire curtains,
  8. Supply and installation of fire penetration sealants and collars,
  9. Supply and installation of Emergency Exit Light and sign,
  10. Supply and Installation of Fire Extinguishers,
  11. Design the single-line diagram of a Substation, power system, and wiring system,
  12. Supply, and Installation of BMS system,
  13. Supply, and Installation of Solar Power solutions.
Figure 3: Fire safety is essential to the productive, efficient operation of your manufacturing facility.

Fire safety related important issues

Fire safety is essential to the productive, efficient operation of your manufacturing facility. Because industrial and manufacturing facilities work every day in such high-risk environments, it’s important to make sure your machinery, your products, and your people are as protected as possible. It’s really a good thing that Bangladesh’s industrialists are, now-a-day, very proactive on ensuring fire safety. Below I will mention some issues those are frequently inquired by our clients and interested millers who want to install fire safety protection system.

Sprinkler system

A sprinkler system commonly activated by heat from a fire and discharges water over the fire area, which consists of an integrated network of piping designed in accordance with fire protection engineering standards that includes a water supply source, a water control valve, a water flow alarm, and a drain. The portion of the sprinkler system above ground is a network of specifically sized or hydraulically designed piping installed in a building, structure, or area, generally overhead, and to which sprinklers are attached in a systematic pattern.

Which building requires a sprinkler system

NFPA 13 is an installation standard and does not specify whether a sprinkler system is required to be installed in a building or structure. NFPA 13 specifies how to properly design and install a sprinkler system using the proper components after the determination has been made that a sprinkler system is required. The administrative authority for requiring sprinklers within buildings rests with any of the following: the local building code; NFPA 5000®, Building Construction and Safety Code®; NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®; International Building Code; or insurance regulations that typically specify the buildings and structures that require sprinkler systems. Where the building code does not require a sprinkler system but one is installed voluntarily, the requirements of this standard still apply to the portion of the building being protected.

Suction tanks
Figure 4: NFPA 13 does not require a safety factor to be applied to either the water supply or the system demand.

NFPA 13 and safety factor for the water supply

NFPA 13 does not require a safety factor to be applied to either the water supply or the system demand. A safety factor ensures that more water than required is available. The use of a safety factor is considered good practice but is not required. Although NFPA 13 does not specifically, require the application of safety factors in any part of a sprinkler system design or installation, safety factors are implicitly embedded in many of the document’s requirements. However, when comparing the system demand to the available water supply, the designer should determine the reasonable worst-case available supply.

S.M. Abdullah
Author: Engr. S.M. Abdullah Al Faruque BSc in EEE (DUET), Certified NFPA, (USA) Associate, Certified Fire Safety Manager, (FSCD) Bangladesh, Assistant General Manager, Compliance BD Ltd.

The occupancy and commodity classification

Proper hazard classification is critical because this is the first step in the design process that will determine the type of sprinkler(s) to use, the spacing and location of the sprinklers, and the density/area criteria that will be applied. A design based on an improper classification can negatively affect the system’s ability to control or suppress a fire when called upon to do so. It is important to note that a building or a system can have multiple areas with different hazard classifications. Such systems might be designed based on a worst-case scenario or designed for each specific area, hazard, or use, provided that adequate separation is provided and the owner/occupant understands the limitations of the use of each area based on

Acceptability of the occupancy classification

The final determination on the acceptability of the occupancy classification is the responsibility of the authority having jurisdiction.

Wet pipe sprinkler system

Ideally the inspector’s test connection is located at the end of the most remote branch line in the upper story. Such a location is not, however, required.

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