Fire Protection Engineering for Facilities UFC 3-600-01 - US

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2 Locking Devices. Provide mechanical or closed circuit electrical gang release devices whenever 10 or more locks must be operated to release prisoners confined in cells. Require gang release devices to open doors necessary to evacuate prisoners to an area of refuge. Require heavy, identically keyed, prison-type locks for exit and corridor doors not requiring gang release devices that must be opened for evacuation in the event of fire. Exception: Dormitory-style confinement facilities. 3 Interior Finish.

Warehouse fire areas may be increased to 11,148 m2 (120,000 ft2) with the following provisions: • Ceiling sprinkler design area must be increased by 10 percent. ESFR sprinklers must increase the required number to be calculated by 10 percent. • Looped mains with adequate sectional valves must be provided around the facility. 49 UFC 3-600-01 17 April 2003 with change 16 January 2004 • A secondary fire pump must be provided when a fire pump is provided. 5 Fire Walls. Firewalls separating warehouse and storage fire areas must be of 4-hour fire rated construction.

Exception: A diesel driven fire pump does not have to be provided when the fire pump is equipped with an automatic transfer switch and connected to an emergency generator. 5 Water Level Controls. Manual controls, double-acting altitude valves, or other automatic devices must be used to maintain the water level in elevated storage tanks. Altitude valves must be arranged with bypasses. 6 Meters. Where meters are installed on fire sprinkler and hose stream water distribution systems, they must be listed by an NRTL as fire flow meters.

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