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Other child development facilities include part-day, preschool, kindergarten,
before and after school programs, school-age facilities, etc. Comply with the
provisions of educational occupancies in NFPA 101.
ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT INSTALLATIONS.
These areas include major automatic data processing (ADP) areas,
communication centers, command and control systems, and other mission critical
systems. Incidental electronic equipment such as word processing stations,
data output stations (e.g., printers, etc.); individual computer work stations;
telephones; video conference centers; administrative telephone rooms;
reproduction equipment; and similar equipment do not require protection under
Construct and protect electronic equipment installations in accordance with
NFPA 75, Protection of Information Technology Equipment except as modified by
Automatic Sprinkler Protection.
Electronic equipment installations must be located in buildings protected by wet-
pipe automatic sprinklers. Provide complete coverage throughout the building
including electronic equipment areas. Protect electrical equipment installations
by disconnecting the power upon activation of the fire protection system.
Use of a Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing System.
Consideration may be given to the use of a supplementary clean agent fire
extinguishing system inside the electronic equipment units or a total flooding
system for the room and raised floor. Supplementary clean agent fire
extinguishing systems will augment the wet-pipe automatic sprinkler system and
will not be considered as a substitute. Air sampling and Very Early Smoke
Detection devices will be allowed to activate a clean agent fire extinguishing
system provided approval from the AHJ is obtained.
Power and Communication Cabling.
Power and communication (data) cabling installed in spaces above ceilings or
below raised floors must be plenum rated or installed in metallic conduit. If this
cannot be achieved, the spaces must be protected by an automatic fire
suppression system as listed in 6-8.2(2).
Area Below Raised Floors.