26 September 2006
The NFPA 75 fire suppression system is not required under the raised floor if
paragraph 6-8.1.3 is met.
For existing facilities that contain non-plenum rated cables under the raised floor
and do not have an automatic fire extinguishing system under the raised floor
provide one of the following :
1) Develop a plan to replace all non-plenum rated cable with
plenum rated cable within a 5 year period.
2) Provide a non-halocarbon clean agent fire extinguishing or
automatic sprinkler system for under the raised floor. If a
halocarbon agent is desired, the entire occupiable space and area
under the raised floor must be protected with the halocarbon agent.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS (TELECOM) ROOMS AND
Telecom rooms and buildings contain equipment that serves a base or portion of
a base. This section does not apply to the room of a building that contains the
incoming telecommunications service for that specific building.
Telecom rooms and buildings must comply with NFPA 76, Fire Protection of
Telecommunications Facilities. The advisory provisions of NFPA 76 shall be
mandatory, as though the word "shall" had been substituted for "should"
wherever it appears.
Telecom rooms must only be located in buildings of Type I or Type II-A
construction. Single story buildings may be of Type II-B construction.
Provide an air sampling system, very early smoke detection system, or laser spot
smoke detectors that report to a constantly attended location.
Multiple Tenant Facility.
For buildings that house a Telecom Room, the entire building must be provided
with sprinkler protection, including the Telecom Room.
Stand-alone Telecom Buildings.