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F 601.1 Cabinet Requirements
Each cylinder fill panel shall be installed in a metal cabinet constructed of not less than 18-gauge carbon steel or equivalent. The depth of the cabinet shall not create an exit obstruction where installed in building stairwells. Except for the shutoff valve, pressure gauges, fill hoses and ancillary components; no system components shall be visible and shall be contained behind a not less than an 18-gauge interior panel.
F 601.2 Clearance and Access
The panel shall be located not less than 36 inches (914 mm) but not more than 60 inches (1524 mm) above the finished floor or a stairway landing. Clear, unobstructed access shall be provided to each panel.
F 601.3 Door
The door shall be arranged such that where the door is open, it does not reduce the required exit width or create an obstruction in the path of egress.
F 601.4 Cabinet Marking
The front of each cylinder fill panel shall be marked, "FIREFIGHTER AIR SYSTEM." The lettering shall be in a color that contrasts with the cabinet front and in letters that are not less than 2 inches (51 mm) high with a 3/8 of an inch (9.5 mm) brush stroke.
F 601.5 Cabinet Components
The cabinet shall be of a size to allow for the installation of the components in Section F 601.5.1.
F 601.5.1 Cylinder Fill Panel
The cylinder fill panel shall contain the gauges, isolation valves, pressure-relief valves, pressure-regulating valves, check valves, tubing, fittings, supports, connectors, hoses, adapters, and other components to refill SCBA cylinders.
F 601.6 Cylinder Filling Hose
The design of the cabinet shall provide a means for storing the hose to prevent kinking. Where the hose is coiled, the brackets shall be installed so that the hose bend radius is maintained at 4 inches (102 mm) or greater. Fill hose connectors for connection to SCBA cylinders shall comply with the requirements of CGA V-1, number 346 or 347. No other SCBA cylinder fill connections shall be permitted.
F 601.7 Security
Each panel cover shall be maintained and locked by an approved means.

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