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416.0 Alarms - Airborne Infection Isolation Rooms and Protective Environment Rooms
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[OSHPD 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5]
An alarm system which is based on static pressure control, volumetric control, or directional flow measurement shall be provided for each isolation room. The alarm system shall consist of a display monitor located on the corridor wall near the door to the room and a visual and audible alarm which annunciates at the room and at a nurses' station or other suitable location that will provide responsible surveillance. A time delay shall be provided to allow for routine openings of doors. The alarm shall annunciate when the supply, return, or exhaust fans are interrupted or when the minimum required pressure differential per ASHRAE 170 between the airborne infection isolation room and corridor or between the protective environment room and corridor is not being met during closed door conditions.
Other acceptable alarm systems will be allowed when designs are specifically approved by the enforcing agency.
[For OSHPD 4] For correctional treatment centers, the alarm system shall not create false alarms or security hazards.
Prior to acceptance of the rooms, the alarm system shall be tested and operated to demonstrate to the owner or designated representative that the installation and performance of the system conforms to design intent.