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1.      Product datasheets provided for all equipment
 1. Cable resistance in accordance with manufacturer’s product datasheet
 2. Starting voltage 85% of listed nameplate voltage
  3. Device counts correspond with as-built drawings, record of completion & battery calculation
  4.  4. Vd = I x (R x 2L)/1000
5.  No notification appliance circuit exceeds the maximum output current allowed by the panel manufacturer
6. Sample fire alarm cable (non-listed)
7. As-built drawings indicate all required information
                 I.Floor identification
               II.Compass with indication of north
                II. Legend (indicates all device types, models, etc.)
               IV. Graphic scale
               V. Room descriptions
               VI. Riser locations (SLC/NAC)
              VII. Primary power disconnecting (AC power to control equipment)
            VIII. Monitor or control interfaces to other systems
             IX. Walls and doors
              X. Ceiling geometries where fire detection is provided
             XI. Class A wiring for SLC
             XII. Class B wiring for NAC
8. Typical wiring diagrams provided in as-built drawings and indicates the following (if provided)
                    I. Initiating devices
                  II. Notification appliances
                III. Remote indicators
                IV.  Annunciators
                  V.  Remote test stations
                VI.  End-of-line and power supervisory devices
9. Control unit diagram provided in as-built drawings and indicates the following (if provided)
                    I.            Location
                  II.            Field wiring terminals and identifications
                III.            Circuits connected to field wiring terminals and identifications
                IV.            Indicators and manual controls
                  V.            Field connections to control interfaces
10. Riser diagram provided in as-built drawings
                    I.            Coordinated with floor plans
                  II.            General arrangement of system in building cross-section
                III.            Number of risers
                IV.            Type and number of circuits in each riser
                  V.            Type and number of system components/devices on each circuit, on each floor/level (device count table)
                VI.            Number of conductors for each circuit
11. Input/output matrix provided in as-built drawings and specific to system design
12. Hard copy of control equipment installation manual provided
13. Contractor’s installation certificate provided
14. System record of completion provided (NFPA 72)
     I. Information is complete and accurate
     II. Initiating devices supplementary record of inspection and testing provided
     III. Notification Appliance Supplementary Record of Inspection and Testing Provided
     IV.  Interface components supplementary record of inspection and testing provided
15. Battery calculation
      I. Amp-hour current draws in accordance with manufacturer’s product datasheet

II. Device counts correspond with as-built drawings, record of completion and voltage drop calculation

III. All equipment indicated on calculation

IV.  24-hour stand-by provided

V.   Adequate alarm time provided

VI.  20 percent safety margin to calculated amp-hour rating

VII. No signaling line circuit exceeds the maximum current/points allowed by the panel manufacturer

VIII.   8. Multiple calculations provided for different panel (s) (i.e. power extender, FACP, etc.)

16. Voltage drop calculation
    VI. Cable resistance in accordance with manufacturer’s product datasheet
  VII.  Starting voltage 85% of listed nameplate voltage
VIII.   Device counts correspond with as-built drawings, record of completion & battery calculation
    IX.   Vd = I x (R x 2L)/1000
      X.  No notification appliance circuit exceeds the maximum output current allowed by the panel manufacturer
Fire alarm control equipment inspection and testing
17. Equipment matches T&C information and documents
18. Control equipment location
19. Multiple Panels/Sub Panels Interfaced to Main Panel and Receive Common Signals (If Provided)
20. System free of abnormal system conditions (i.e. trouble, pre-alarm, alarm, supervisory, etc.)
21. Loop device count at panel matches riser diagram device count table
22. Control equipment batteries
23. Wiring
24. Riser diagram posted at control equipment
25. Wiring fault monitoring specific to circuit (s)
26. Lamp test illuminates all panel LEDs
27. Piezo alarm functional for panel (s)
28. End of line resistor not located at NAC/SLC terminals (unless permitted by manufacturer)
29. Primary AC power and secondary DC power loss signals monitored for all panel (s)
30. AC power supply
31. Notification appliance at control equipment (relocation recommended)
Fire alarm inspection and testing
32. Employees notified of system testing
33. Testing equipment provided by contractor (canned smoke, heat gun, multi meter, ladder)
34. Equipment matches T&C information and documents
35. As-Built drawings accurate
        I.            Building architectural layout (walls and doors)
      II.            Building Room Use Names and Stair Designations
    III.            Fire alarm system device locations
    IV.            Fire alarm system device types
      V.            Fire alarm system device addresses
36.   Evacuation signal
        I. Notification provided for all areas
      II.  Three-pulse temporal pattern utilized for audible notification appliances
Synchronized audible and visual notification within notification zones
37. Magnetic door hold open devices
38. Fresh air and exhaust fans
        I.  Automatic shutdown provided for exhaust fan (s) and fresh air supply fan (s)
      II.   Shutdown on alarm and does not reenergize on system silence
    III.   Fail safe wiring to power supply (i.e. exhaust fans shut down if power supply fails)
39. Public address system
40. Elevator recall
        I. Automatic primary recall provided for factory lift (s)
      II. Recall on alarm and does not resume service on system silence
    III. Fail safe wiring to power supply (i.e. lift and recall remains active if power supply fails)
41. Device testing
     1. Complete testing of all fire alarm initiating devices
   2. Verification of Notification Appliance Operation
    3. Verification of interconnected system (s) operation (i.e. HVAC system, public address system, elevators, etc.)
42. Device address and programming
        I. Complete address legibly labeled on addressable devices
      II.  Device address matches as-built drawings and control equipment programming
    III.   Device signals match fire alarm matrix (alarm/supervisory/trouble)
43.   Notification appliance circuit last device
        I. End of line resistor provided
      II. Operating voltage meets or exceeds manufacturer’s minimum required operating voltage
44. Signaling line circuit continuity of circuit operation during open circuit condition
45. Fire Alarm stacking (i.e. evacuation signal resumes upon activation of subsequent device after system silence)
46. Equipment installation
   I. Wiring connections made in workmanlike manner
   II. Notification appliances installed on listed surface (wall/ceiling)
   III. Backboxes
   IV. Detector mounting

V. Manual call points

 

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