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International Fire Code 2018 (IFC 2018)

Part VII Appendices

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The provisions of this regulation shall govern the testing and repair of central station signaling systems, communication systems, emergency elevator systems, emergency power systems, fire escape assemblies, fire protection assemblies, fire warning systems, smoke control systems, special extinguishing systems, sprinkler systems and standpipe systems to determine their operating condition.
BUILDING CONTROL STATION. The room or area designated as the principal point of annunciation for the fire warning system.
CENTRAL STATION SIGNALING SYSTEM. A fire warning system consisting of electrically operated circuits and equipment that transmit alarm, supervisory and trouble signals from protected properties to a constantly attended central station where personnel take appropriate action. Central stations are controlled and operated by a firm or organization whose business is the furnishing and maintaining of the supervised fire warning service.
  1. Fire department voice communication system. A two-way sound-powered phone system capable of communication between the building control station and required locations.
  2. Public address system. A one-way system providing communication from the building control station and required locations.
ELEVATORS, AUTOMATIC. Elevators with automatic operation and power-operated hoistway doors.
EMERGENCY POWER SYSTEMS. Special electrical wiring and equipment systems that are required to be operational during interruptions of the normal electrical supply to the building, classified as follows:
  1. Emergency systems. The wiring, fixtures, equipment and luminaires in or on a building that are required to be automatically energized from an alternative on-site electrical supply within 10 seconds of failure of the normal electrical supply.
  2. Standby systems. The part of the normal system that is required to be automatically transferred to, and be energized from, an alternative on-site electrical supply within 60 seconds of failure of the normal electrical supply.
FIRE ESCAPE ASSEMBLY. A method of providing emergency egress from a structure.
FIRE PROTECTION ASSEMBLY. The assembly of a fire door, fire window or fire damper, including all required hardware, anchorage, frames and sills.
FIRE WARNING SYSTEM. A fire protective signaling system of electrical devices and circuits or mechanical devices installed, arranged and maintained to form, transmit and sound signals indicating an emergency requiring immediate action to safeguard life and property from fire.
HIGH-RISE BUILDING, EXISTING. See City of Los Angeles Fire Code, Chapter 2, Definitions.
HIGH-RISE BUILDING, NEW. See City of Los Angeles Fire Code, Chapter 2, Definitions.
  1. Building emergency smoke control. A ventilation system that is capable of providing exhaust from all specified areas of a building at a rate of not less than six changes of air per hour from any floor and exhausts directly to the atmosphere without recirculating to other floors of the building.
  2. Mechanically ventilated smokeproof enclosure. An enclosed stairway with vestibules equipped with a ventilation system designed to maintain a smoke-free stair shaft.
  3. Stair shaft ventilation system. An enclosed stairway equipped with a ventilation system designed to maintain a uniform air velocity discharging to the atmosphere while maintaining a positive pressure in the stair shaft relative to the adjacent areas during fire conditions.
SPECIAL EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM. An approved system of devices and equipment that automatically detects a fire and discharges an approved fire-extinguishing agent onto or in the area of a fire.
SPRINKLER SYSTEM, AUTOMATIC. An approved system of devices and equipment that automatically detects a fire and discharges water onto or in the area of a fire.
STANDPIPE SYSTEMS. An arrangement of piping, valves, hose outlets and allied equipment installed in a building or structure with outlets located in such a manner that water can be discharged through hose and nozzles. Standpipe systems are classified as follows:
  1. Class I (dry). For use by the Fire Department and those trained in handling heavy hose streams (21/2 inch hose).
  2. Class II (wet). For use by the building occupant until the arrival of the Fire Department (11/2 inch hose).
  3. Class III (combination). For use by either the Fire Department and those trained in handling heavy hose streams (21/2 inch hose) or by the building occupants (11/2 inch hose).
  4. Combined system. The water piping both serves 21/2 inch outlets for Fire Department use and supplies water for the automatic sprinkler system.
Tests of the following systems or devices shall be conducted at least once each year.
Tests of the following systems or devices shall be conducted at least once every five years.
Tests at shorter intervals may be required when an inspection by the Chief indicates there is substantial reason to believe that the system or device would fail to operate properly in an emergency.
The Chief shall be notified by the concerned building owner or his agent at least two working days in advance of the performance of ANY required test in order that the Chief or his representative may observe the test.
At the conclusion of each test, the Chief shall be notified within 24 hours of any fire protection equipment that was determined to be inoperable.
When it is determined that the fire protection equipment is operable, the test person shall attest to its condition to the Chief using the approved Fire Department form.
Notify concerned agencies prior to the testing of supervised systems and at the conclusion of the testing.
Notify building occupants prior to testing systems or devices that may cause concern to such occupants.
Tests of systems shall be conducted according to the approved design standard for the particular system as may be necessary to the carry out the purpose and intent of this regulation.
When testing devices that will activate fans and emergency smoke control systems, ascertain proper operation by actuation of each type of device in each zone. Disconnect power to fans and continue tests. Constant on/off operation of fans could damage motors. At conclusion of tests, re-energize fan motors.
Test electrical thermal links for continuity only.
When it is determined that any fire protection equipment is inoperable or defective, the owner or his agent shall commence repair of the deficiencies FORTHWITH. Such repair shall be completed as soon as possible. At the completion of repair, the system or device shall be retested to determine that it is fully operable.
All fire hose connections shall be equipped with American National Standard hose coupling screw threads as specified in NFPA 1963, Standard for Screw Threads and Gaskets for Fire Hose Connections—1979, unless approved by the Chief.
All Fire Department inlets and outlets shall be equipped with approved plugs or caps.
Test fire warning equipment that is supervised from an approved central station as follows.
Actuate each water flow alarm device by use of the inspector's test valve. Maintain a chronology of such tests.
Actuate all other alarm transmission and supervisory switches and transmitters. Maintain a chronology of such tests.
At least conclusion, determine that central station properly supervised all test signals.
Check system reliability by testing clarity of voice communication from the building control station to all required locations in the building.
Determine that a minimum of six approved sound power phone sets are available at the building control station.
Test clarity of voice communication between floors and from the building control station to all required locations in the building, including external locations.
To be located adjacent to or in the building control station. Check as follows.
Determine that the Fire Department telephone number is posted.
Determine that the telephone is operational.
Testing shall include all features of phases I and II of fire emergency service.
Determine that all landings served by each elevator or each group of elevators, except the designated main floor, are fitted with approved smoke detectors.
Actuate the elevator lobby smoke detector on each landing. Check for function and interconnection of circuit within the alarm system, if provided.
Determine that each elevator car or each group of elevator cars returns nonstop to the designated main floor and remains there with the doors open.
Determine that elevator door retraction safety devices (except mechanical safety edges) are immediately deactivated.
Determine that the "emergency stop switch" in each elevator car is immediately rendered inoperative if the car is in motion or, if the car is at a landing at the time the recall is activated, the "emergency stop switch" becomes inoperative as soon as the elevator doors are closed and the car begins to move.
Determine that elevators are not subject to calls from other sources, such as corridor call buttons.
Determine that the proper designated main floor switch is provided for each elevator or each group of elevators. The designated main floor switch shall be a three-position ("ON," "OFF" and "BYPASS") key-operated switch. The key shall not be removable in the "BYPASS" positions.
Exception: Where there are no smoke detectors to bypass, a two-position ("ON" and "OFF") key-operated switch shall be provided.
Determine that a key to operate the designated main floor switch is readily available for fire fighter use.
Operate the designated main floor switch and determine that the recall function is the same as described in Section P104.3.1.1.2, except the alarm system, if provided, shall not activate.
Determine that the proper in-car switch is provided in each elevator car. The in-car switch shall be a two-position key-operated switch, keyed identically with the designated main floor switch. The key shall not be removable in the "ON" position.
Determine that keys are readily available for fire fighter operation of the override function. There shall be a separate key for each elevator car in addition to the key for the designated main floor switch.
Determine that the in-car switch in each elevator car is operative only when the designated main floor switch is in the "ON" position or when an elevator lobby smoke detector has been actuated.
Operate the designated main floor switch, then operate the in-car switch of each elevator car. Test the override function of each car as follows.
Determine that each elevator car is operable only by a person in that car. The car shall not respond to a call from any other source.
Actuate a floor selection button in a normal manner. Close the doors by continuous pressure on the "door close" button as provided and close the doors by continuous pressure on the floor selection button. If the button that closes the doors is released prior to the doors reaching the fully closed position, the doors shall automatically reopen.
Determine that, if multiple floor selection buttons have been actuated, the elevator car will stop at the first of the selected floors that it reaches. At that time, all other selections shall cancel. The doors shall remain closed.
Open the doors by continuous pressure on the "door open" button. If the button is released prior to the doors reaching the fully open position, the doors shall promptly and automatically reclose.
Where more than one operating panel is provided in an elevator car, determine that each panel will correctly operate the override function.
In elevators where key switches or programming characteristics are provided to prevent the elevator from stopping at one or more landings while in normal service, determine that fire emergency service overrides such features.
Determine that the "emergency stop switch" is operative during the time the elevator is in the override function.
Check for proper function of the elevator status indicator.
Use test switch for load transfer from normal power to emergency power.
Determine load transfers in required time.
Emergency power requirement is 10 seconds.
Standby power requirement is 60 seconds.
Determine that emergency current supplies power to required systems and equipment.
Determine that fire escape stairs, landings and ladders are in good repair.
The release mechanism must operate easily. The ladder must travel to the ground without hesitation. It must be stable and firm in its position after reaching the ground.
Release the closing device by unfastening the most distant fusible link. The door must close the opening completely and latch.
Unfasten the most distant fusible link to release the suspended weight to allow the door to travel down the inclined track to the closed position. The door must close completely and be held firmly in place by the binders. Sliding doors on an inclined track in pairs must butt together without gaps or excessive offset from each other.
Unfasten the most distant fusible link supporting the closing weight. As the closing weight drops, the door must close the opening completely.
Determine that the lock releases when:
  1. The building loses electrical power.
  2. Any fire warning signaling system initiating device is actuated.
  3. Initiated manually from the building control station.
Unfasten the small counterweight. The large counterweight must operate the door, closing the opening completely.
Unfasten the fusible link that supports the suspended weight. The door must close the opening completely.
Unfasten the restraining cable or fusible link and drop the restraining trigger quickly. The door must close the opening completely.
Note: These assemblies must be tested and reset by persons qualified to do work on rolling steel fire doors.
Disconnect the fusible link or actuating device to the damper control. The damper must automatically travel to a position that closes the opening completely.
Operate the door assemblies. The doors must close either by means of counterbalance or spring-load mechanism.
Ascertain that the detectors will activate and release fire protection assemblies to which they are connected.
Determine that the automatic operation of these assemblies will function by releasing the weights or heat-actuated device. Electrically operated devices will be actuated by opening or closing the contacts, whichever is applicable. Determine that the opening is entirely closed.
When these assemblies are automatic or self-closing, determine that they close the opening completely when activated.
Approved operating instructions shall be posted in or adjacent to the building control station.
Disconnect the fire alarm operating power; the trouble audible signal and trouble light or lights must operate. Operate the trouble signal silencing switch. Restore the power and trouble lights switch to normal position. If a ring back system is provided, the trouble light switch must be reset.
Disconnect a manual pull station, heat detector or smoke detector. The trouble audible signal and light or lights on the fire alarm annunciator panel must operate.
Disconnect an audible fire alarm device. The trouble audible signal and light or lights on the fire alarm annunciator panel must operate.
Test all heat detectors, smoke detectors and manual pull stations. Actuation of the initiating device shall indicate on the fire alarm annunciator panel, if provided, the type of device and zone of actuation. Actuation of the initiating device shall also sound a minimum 10 dB above ambient noise level or clearly audible fire alarm signal.
Determine that the emergency refrigerant control box is plainly marked, "for Fire Department only—(refrigerant) control valve."
Determine that the high- and low-pressure valves in the box are indicated.
Operate the high- and low-pressure valves to assess proper working condition.
Determine that the emergency refrigerant control box and valves are properly labeled in accordance with Sections P104.8.1.1 and P104.8.1.2.
With water flowing through the 21/2 inch hose to the Fire Department diffuser, open the high- and low-pressure valves to assess proper working condition.
Actuate all devices that operate fans, blowers and smoke control dampers to determine proper function of the system.
When fans, blowers and smoke control dampers are interconnected to the building control station, determine that remote control from that location is operable and proper status is indicated on the remote control panel.
Perform a visual inspection of all fans, blowers and smoke control dampers to determine proper operation in smoke removal/control mode.
Determine that windows are accessible.
Determine that tempered glass, if provided, is clearly identified with a 2 inch minimum diameter disc of luminous and/or reflective material with the word "Tempered" permanently applied to one of the lower inside corners, either directly on the glass or on the frame.
Open all doors in the system and ascertain if they are held open by smoke-actuated hold-open devices.
Actuate the system smoke detectors on each floor and determine the following.
On any three consecutive floors, open the doors from the vestibule to the stair shaft.
Determine that the system meets the following requirements.
2500 cfm minimum flow at the stair shaft exhaust.
For the exhaust of each of the three vestibules, 2500 cfm minimum per vestibule with all three flowing simultaneously.
A minimum positive pressure differential of 0.05 inch water column must show in the stair shaft over the building pressure on each test floor.
With the system operating and all doors closed, measure the stair shaft static pressure at three floors located in the top, center and bottom thirds of the stair shaft. This pressure is to be measured between the stair shaft and hallway, at the floors selected, with the comfort air conditioning turned off.
Determine that a positive pressure differential of at least 0.05 inch water column shows in the stair shaft over the building pressure on each test floor.
Activate the system and determine that the system has an air velocity within each enclosed stair shaft of not less than 50 feet per minute while maintaining a positive pressure (not to exceed 25 pounds of force on an interior door) relative to the adjacent areas and discharging this air to the atmosphere.
Follow test procedures as indicated in the City of Los Angeles Fire Code, Chapter 9.
Determine that proper inlet connections have been provided and are in operable condition.
Use one of the following three methods to remove obstructions and/or debris from the Fire Department inlet connection and piping.
With the main system shutoff valve closed and piping to the Fire Department inlet drained, remove or block open the clapper of the check valve in the inlet piping.
Flow adequate water from the main system shut-off to the Fire Department inlet to ensure that all debris is cleared from inlet piping, then restore the system.
With the main shut-off valve closed and the piping to the Fire Department inlet drained, install a temporary in-line screen at the check valve in the inlet piping. The screen shall be capable of preventing any debris in the dry piping from entering the system.
Flow adequate water through inlets to ensure that all debris reaches the in-line screen.
Remove the debris and in-line screen from the piping, then restore the system.
If not already provided, install a 2-inch gate valve on the bottom of dry Fire Department inlet piping. Provide for safe disposal of water discharging from the gate valve during piping flush.
With the main system shutoff valve closed and the piping to the Fire Department inlet drained, block the clapper of the check valve in the inlet piping in the closed position to prevent water/debris from entering the system.
Open the 2-inch gate valve. Flow adequate water through the inlet to ensure that all debris reaches the 2-inch gate valve.
Disassemble the check valve to remove debris, then restore the system.
Fully open the main drain valve. Note the pressure gauge reading before and after the valve is opened. This will indicate closed valves or obstructions in the water supply lines.
Connect a test gauge at the test gauge opening to determine the reliability of existing gauges.
Determine that filling for on-site water supply, if provided, operates when a flow test is conducted.
Determine that air pressure and/or water supply gauges, if provided, are in proper working condition.
Open the inspector's test valve at the topmost or most distant location from the main control valve in the system. The alarm must sound within 90 seconds.
Operate post indicator valves, underground gate valves, and OS & Y valves to determine that they are in good operating condition and do not leak.
Automatic sprinkler systems, other than wet systems, shall have their water control valves and their automatic and manual tripping means tested as required by the Chief.
Determine that proper inlet connections have been provided and are in operable condition.
Air test the system at 25 psi to determine if the system leaks. This is to avoid water damage to the building if piping has been damaged or disconnected.
Fill the system completely with water and note the static pressure (head) on a test gauge installed on the lowest inlet connection. Hydrostatically test the system at a pressure 50 psi greater than the head pressure, but in no case less than 150 psi.
Flow 100 gpm of water through the standpipe system to the roof outlet. Install a test gauge at the inlet being used to measure the inlet pressure. The maximum allowable pressure loss within the system due to friction shall be 15 psi. Friction loss shall be determined by subtracting the static pressure (head) and outlet pressure from the inlet pressure while 100 gpm is flowing.
Operate each outlet valve in the system to determine that it will function properly.
Determine that the system and its water supply will meet one of the following standards according to the date of its installation. Test gauges shall be used to measure residual pressures and a pitot gauge or approved flow meter shall be used to measure water flow quantities. The required water flow must be maintained for at least 30 seconds from systems supplied by street mains or gravity tanks and at least 2 minutes from systems supplied by booster pumps or pressure tanks.
shall have residual pressures of not less than 8 psi at the topmost outlet on each riser when 20 gpm is flowing from that outlet.
inclusive, shall have residual pressures of not less than 12 psi at the topmost outlet on each riser when 35 gpm is flowing from that outlet.
shall have residual pressures of not less than 15 psi at the topmost outlet on each riser when 35 gpm is flowing from that outlet.
shall have residual pressures of not less than 30 psi at the topmost outlet on each riser when 35 gpm is flowing from each of two risers simultaneously.
Determine that filling for on-site water supply, if provided, operates when a flow test is conducted.
Determine that air pressure and/or water supply gauges, if provided, are in proper working condition.
Check each outlet for signs of corrosion and leakage.
Check for the installation of orifice plates at outlets where the residual pressure will exceed 70 psi.
Flow water from each outlet in the system in a manner that will indicate that the valves are fully operable and that there is water pressure at that outlet.
Remove the hose from each outlet. Examine the full length of the hose section for mildew, cuts, abrasions and other deterioration. Check hose couplings, gaskets and nozzle for damage and obstructions.
Determine that proper inlet connections have been provided and are in operable condition.
Determine that the fire pump starts automatically by flowing water from a Fire Department outlet.
Operate the fire pump for 7 minutes with all discharge Fire Department outlets in the closed position except for a minimum flow of water to ensure proper pump cooling.
After the fire pump has been operating for 7 minutes, open Fire Department test outlets. Operate the pump at 150 percent of the manufacturer's listing rating, at a pressure not less than 65 percent of its rated pressure for a minimum of 3 minutes.
Where the water supply is from public mains, determine that the test does not draw the residual pressure at the pump below 20 psi.
Flow 500 gpm through each riser from the uppermost Fire Department outlets. The system shall maintain a residual pressure of 65 psi at the level of that Fire Department outlet. Test gauges shall be used to measure residual pressures and a pitot gauge or approved flow meter used to measure water flow quantities.
Determine that filling for on-site water supply, if provided, operates when the flow test is conducted.
Determine that air pressure and/or water supply gauges, if provided, are in proper working condition.
Check each Fire Department outlet for signs of corrosion and leakage.
Check for the installation of orifice plates at Fire Department outlets where the residual pressure will exceed 70 psi.
Flow water from each Fire Department outlet in the system in a manner that will indicate that the valves are fully operable and that there is water pressure at that outlet.
Check automatic drip connections, if provided, for proper function.
Remove hose, if provided, from the Fire Department outlet. Examine the full length of the hose section for mildew, cuts, abrasions and other deterioration. Check hose couplings, gaskets and nozzle for damage and obstructions.
Follow the automatic sprinkler test procedure as stated in Section P104.12.11.2.
Determine that proper inlet connections have been provided and are in operable condition.
Follow the Class III standpipe test procedure as stated in Section P104.12.3.2.
Follow the Class III standpipe test procedure as stated in Section P104.12.3.3.
Follow the Class III standpipe test procedure as stated in Section O104.12.3.4.
Follow the Class III standpipe test procedure as stated in Section O104.12.3.5.
Follow the automatic sprinkler test procedure as stated in Section O104.11.2.
The provisions in this section shall govern the testing of certain fire warning systems and devices when subject to the provisions of California Administrative Code, Title 24, Chapter 2-1733, Sections 2-1733 through 2-1747, inclusive, in effect in 1984.
Tests of systems shall be conducted according to the approved design standard for the particular system as may be necessary to carry out the purpose and intent of this regulation.
For testing of systems and devices not listed in this section, follow test procedures as stated in Section 4 of this regulation. Such systems and devices shall be tested at intervals as determined in Sections P103.1.1 and P103.1.3.
Follow test procedures as stated in Section P104.2.
The Fire Department voice communication system shall be capable of communication between the building control station and the following locations:
  1. Elevators.
  2. Elevator lobbies.
  3. In every enclosed exit stairway at each level.
  4. At each exterior location where the stair shaft exits to a public way.
A public address system shall provide communication from the building control station to the following locations:
  1. Elevators.
  2. Elevator lobbies.
  3. Corridors.
  4. Stairways.
  5. Rooms or areas with an occupant load of 50 persons or more.
  6. Every dwelling unit or guest room of hotel and apartment buildings.
Follow test procedures as stated in Section P104.4.
Follow test procedures as stated in Section P104.6.
Follow test procedures as stated in Sections P104.7.1, P104.7.2, P104.7.3 and P104.7.5.
Test all heat detectors, smoke detectors and manual pull station. Actuation of the initiating device shall indicate the type of device and zone of actuation on the fire alarm annunciator panel. Actuation of the initiating device shall also sound a minimum 10 dB above ambient noise level or clearly audible fire alarm signal throughout the building or premises by either:
A general alarm throughout the building or
An alarm on the floor of actuation when there is the capability of sounding a general alarm throughout the building by manual means from the building control station.
Follow test procedures as stated in Section 104.9.
The provisions in this section shall govern the testing of certain fire warning systems and devices when subject to the provisions of California Administrative Code, Title 24, Chapter 2-18, Sections 2-1807 in effect in 1984, and 57.4705 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code.
Tests of systems shall be conducted according to the approved design standard for the particular system as may be necessary to carry out the purpose and intent of this regulation.
For testing of systems and devices not listed in this section, follow test procedures as stated in Section 104 of this regulation. Such systems and devices shall be tested at intervals as determined in Section P103.1.
Follow test procedures as stated in Section P104.2.
The Fire Department voice communication system shall be capable of communication between the building control station and the following locations:
  1. Elevators.
  2. Elevator lobbies.
  3. In every enclosed exit stairway at each level.
  4. At each exterior location where the stair shaft exits to a public way.
A public address system shall provide communication from the building control station to the following locations:
  1. Elevators.
  2. Elevator lobbies.
  3. Corridors.
  4. Stairways.
  5. Rooms or areas with an occupant load of 50 persons or more.
  6. Every dwelling unit or guest room of hotel and apartment buildings.
Follow test procedures as stated in Section P104.4.
Follow test procedures as stated in Section P104.7.
Follow test procedures as stated in Sections P104.7.1, P104.7.2, P104.7.3 and P104.7.5.
Test all heat detectors, smoke detectors, manual pull stations, sprinkler system flow switches and sprinkler system valve tamper switches. Actuation of the initiating device shall indicate the type of device and zone of actuation on the fire alarm annunciator panel.
Actuation shall cause the following to occur:
  1. A minimum of 10 dB above ambient noise or clearly audible fire alarm signal shall sound on the floor of actuation.
  2. Stair shaft and elevator lobby door holders are to be de-energized, allowing the doors to close and latch.
  3. Stair shaft door locks are to be de-energized, unlocking all stair shaft doors.
  4. Building comfort heating and air conditioning shall shut down.
  5. The stair shaft pressurization fan shall activate.
  6. Signals shall be transmitted to the building control station to be properly annunciated at the fire detection and alarm system panel, indicating the floor of actuation and the status of systems affected.
  7. A fire alarm signal shall be transmitted to the 24- hour supervised building control station or to an approved remote central station signaling system.
Actuation shall cause the following to occur.
Smoke detectors at elevator lobby doors [located in or adjacent to an elevator lobby] shall have the same functions as initiated by a manual pull station and, in addition, will de-energize elevator lobby door hold-open devices on the floor of actuation.
Recall smoke detectors [located in an elevator lobby] shall have the same functions as initiated by a manual pull station and, in addition, will return all elevators serving the affected bank of elevators to the designated main floor.
Area smoke detectors [located in corridors, mechanical equipment rooms or other specific areas] shall have the same functions as initiated by a manual pull station.
Shall have the same functions as initiated by a manual pull station and, in addition, shall cause the building comfort heating and air conditioning to shut down.
Shall have the same functions as initiated by a manual pull station and, in addition, activate the smoke evacuation fan system.
Open the inspector's test valve(s) on each floor, causing the water flow switch to be actuated. Actuation shall cause the same function as initiated by a manual pull station and, in addition, will cause an outdoor sprinkler alarm bell to sound within 90 seconds.
Operate the sprinkler control valve(s) on each floor, causing the tamper switch to be actuated. The actuation shall cause the following to occur.
A trouble alarm shall sound at the fire alarm annunciator panel when the valve is not in the fully open position.
An annunciation light on the fire alarm panel shall light to indicate the "valve tamper" condition.
Follow test procedures as stated in Section P104.9.
The provisions of this regulation do not supersede, nullify or in any manner abrogate any other provision of the Los Angeles Municipal Code. Compliance with the provisions of this regulation does not relieve any person from compliance with applicable provisions of any County, State or Federal Law.
Adopted this 15th day of March 1984
BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS
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