STANDARD ON AUTOMATIC FIRE DETECTORS (WITHDRAWN)
|Publication Date:||17 August 1990|
This standard covers minimum performance, location, mounting, testing, and maintenance requirements of automatic fire detectors for protection of the occupant, building, space, structure, area, or object to be protected in accordance with the stated purpose.
This standard is intended to be used with other NFPA standards that deal specifically with fire alarm, extinguishment, or control. Automatic fire detectors add to fire protection by initiating emergency action, but only where used in conjunction with other equipment.
The interconnection of detectors, the control configurations, the power supply, or the output systems responding to automatic fire detector actuation are detailed in NFPA 71, Standard for the Installation, Maintenance, and Use of Signaling Systems for Central Station Seruice, NFPA 72, Standard for the Installation, Maintenance and Use of Protective Signaling Sysfems, NFPA 74, Standard for the Installation, Maintenance, and Use of Household Fire Warning Equipment, and others.
Nothing in this standard is intended to prevent the use of new methods or devices provided sufficient technical data are submitted to the authority having jurisdiction to demonstrate that the new method or device is equivalent in quality, effectiveness, durability, and safety to that prescribed by this standard.