smoke. The barrier might be vertically or horizontally aligned,
such as a wall, floor, or ceiling assembly. A smoke barrier
Smoke Compartment. A smoke compartment is a space within a
building enclosed by smoke barriers on all sides including the
top and bottom. In the provision of smoke compartments utilizing
the outside walls or the roof of a building, it is not intended
that outside walls, roofs or any opening therein be capable of
resisting the passage of smoke.
Smoke Detector. A device that senses visible or invisible
Status of Forces Agreements.
Sound Transmission Class (STC). A single-number rating system
which compares the Sound Transmission Loss of a test specimen
with a standard contour.
Statement of Work or Scope of Work.
Acceptance Test: All fire protection systems shall be
tested in accordance with the requirements of applicable code in
the presence of the appropriate Authority Having Jurisdiction.
The Acceptance Test is the method employed to ensure and validate
that the system has been tested in accordance with all applicable
Certification: The Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be
responsible for confirming and certifying the appropriateness and
acceptability of the constructed fire suppression system as
Automatic: As applied to fire suppression devices,
automatic refers to a device or system that provides an emergency
function without the necessity of human intervention, and is
activated as a result of a predetermined temperature rise, rate
of temperature rise, or increase in the level of combustion
Automatic Fire Suppression System: An engineered system
extinguishing agent, or an automatic sprinkler system to detect
automatically and suppress a fire through fixed piping and
Standby Mode. A critical facility capable of quickly and with
minimum effort of transforming from its peacetime mode of
operation to a higher level of preparedness. Ready for the next
higher Operationally Ready Mode.
Statement of Work or Scope of Work (SOW). A formalized document
describing the details of an effort to be accomplished through