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NOTE - THE NOTED DISAPPROVED ITEMS MAY NOT CONSTITUTE A COMPLETE LIST OF VIOLATIONS. THE DESIGNER IS TO CONDUCT A COMPLETE RE-REVIEW OF THE PLANS FOR ADDITIONAL VIOLATIONS OF THE STANDARD COMMENTS AND INCORRECT INFORMATION PRIOR TO RESUBMITTING.

 System plans must be picked up within 30 days. All system plans left longer than 30 days will be discarded as abandoned.

FIRST CHOICE EMERGENCY ROOM
02770 POWERS BL

Review DateStatusComment(s)
11/19/2012 FYIRESUBMITTED: The plans have been re-submitted, and the disapproved issues have been addressed as follows: APPROVED **PLEASE NOTE** ALL COMMENTS FOUND ON PREVIOUS PLAN REVIEWS REMAIN ENFORCEABLE UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED IN THIS REVIEW. 1) A CHEMICAL INVENTORY WAS PROVIDED. This inventory is primarily janitorial supplies and below the permit threshold. SEE ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS. 2) MEDICAL GAS: Medical Gas is declared as a Level 3 systems. TWO OXYGEN CONTAINERS LOCATED IN SUPPLY SOURCE ROOM #106. TWO "50 L" OXYGEN: CONVERSION = 1,519 EWE. TOTAL 3,038 cf. This exceeds the MAQ (3000 cf) for oxygen and would therefore require an H3 occupancy for this space. Plan Reviewer contacted M Neff of NewGroup to re-review and report quantity in cubic feet. Mr. Neff indicated that owner will likely wish to store below 3,000 cf and remain exempt from an H3 occupancy. NewGroup to re-report to Plan Reviewer. 3) Plans show a compliant One Hour Exterior Medical Gas Room #106 as follows on Plan sheets M1.1, P3.1, P4.3, FP2.1: A 1-hour exterior room shall be a room or enclosure separated from the remainder of the building by fire barriers with a fire-resistance rating of not less than 1 hour. Openings between the room or enclosure and interior spaces shall be self-closing smoke- and draft-control assemblies having a fire protection rating of not less than 1 hour. Rooms shall have at least one exterior wall that is provided with at least two vents. Each vent shall not be less than 36 square inches (0.023 m2) in area. One vent shall be within 6 inches (152 mm) of the floor and one shall be within 6 inches (152 mm) of the ceiling. Rooms shall be provided with at least one automatic sprinkler to provide container cooling in case of fire. 4) Letter states: Medical gas system "meets all the requirements of a category 3 system as stipulated in NFPA 99" and "meets the requirements of 2009 IFC 3006." 5) PPRBD Mechanical Dept. has reviewed and released for permit this plan. 6)**** This facility will be required to enroll in the annual Operational Hazardous Material Permit due to Oxygen storage and use >504 cf (permit threshold). Inspector shall verify any additional Hazmat Permit quantities during inspection. Owner please coordinate your enrollment with the Hazardous Materials Specialist/Inspector, Mr. Jay Weightman, @ 719-385-7212 or @ 385-5978.
FYIMED GAS SYSTEMS These requirements shall apply to all facilities described in Section 3006.1 of the 2009 International Fire Code, as amended. **The requirements of NFPA 99 current edition will apply to all piped Med Gas Systems, including Oxygen, Nitrogen Oxides, Waste Gas, Medical Air and Vacuum based on their LEVEL Designation (1, 2 or 3) as defined by NFPA 99 current edition. All Med Gas (piped) systems shall be installed and maintained in accordance with all applicable provisions of 2009 International Fire Code Chapters 27 (Hazardous Materials), 30 (Compressed Gases) and 40 (Oxidizers). **Oxidizing Cryogenic fluids shall comply with IFC 2009 Chapter 32 and NFPA 55. **All Med Gas (piped) systems that utilize a source of commonly located compressed gas cylinders as shall have all cylinders, related manifolding and electronics (if electronic monitoring required by NFPA 99) in a room that complies with 2009 IFC Section 3006 (or) gas cabinets that comply with 3006.3. Current edition of NFPA 99 is 2012.
AttentionCOMPRESSED GASES 0XYGEN STORAGE * Rooms shall be labeled as follows: CAUTION MEDICAL GASES OXIDIZING GAS STORED WITHIN NO SMOKING OR OPEN FLAME Medical gases shall be stored in areas dedicated to the storage of such gases without other storage or uses. Labeling - An NFPA 704 compliant Hazard Placard is required for each pedestrian entry door rooms containing hazardous materials in excess of the exempt amounts (this door could be interior or exterior) and all such doors shall be included. The minimum size of the Hazard Placard shall be 15" by 15". This requirement is subject to verification at the time of the Hazardous materials Inspection prior to signing the Fire Final. LABELING AND MARKING ** Stationary compressed gas containers, cylinders and tanks shall be marked with the name of the gas Markings shall be visible from any direction of approach. ** Portable compressed gas containers, cylinders and tanks shall be marked in accordance with CGA C-7. Piping systems shall be marked in accordance with ANSI A13.1. ** Markings used for piping systems shall consist of the content#s name and include a direction-of-flow arrow. ** Markings shall be provided at each valve; at wall, floor or ceiling penetrations; at each change of direction; and at a minimum of every 20 feet or fraction thereof throughout the piping run. Portable containers, cylinders and tanks. Portable compressed gas containers, cylinders and tanks shall be marked in accordance with CGA C-7. Signs clearly establishing the location and identity of shut-off valves are to be provided. All piping systems shall be identified by appropriate labeling with the name of the gas. Warning signs shall be posed at each entrance to the room or enclosure where the bulk gas system is installed.
AttentionCREDENTIALS AND CERTIFICATIONS American Society of Sanitary Engineers (ASSE) Medical Gas Installer, Medical Gas Verifier and Brazing certification credentials, or documents shall be required prior to commencement of work, and on site and available AT ALL TIMES for inspection by the CSFD. CREDENTIALS SHALL BE CURRENT. Performance Testing is required per 5.1.12. Independent Testing for specific conformance to the requirements of NFPA 99 will be required. Performance testing documentation and inspection is subject to field verification by the Fire Inspector. ATTENTION: CONTRACTOR SHALL MAKE AVAILABLE TO THE INSPECTOR: SPECIFICATIONS, DOCUMENTATION, LISTINGS, VERIFICATION BY 3RD PARTY TESTING. ANY FIELD MODICATIONS SHALL BE DOCUMENTED AND SUBMITTED ON ENGINEER STAMPED AS BUILT PLANS, AND RESUBMITTED TO THE CSFD AND/OR FIRE INSPECTOR.
AttentionINSPECTIONS ATTENTION CONTRACTOR Medical Gas system piping installation requires MULTIPLE INSPECTIONS by the CSFD due to installation requirements and procedures. ALL PORTIONS OF PIPING SYSTEMS SHALL REQUIRE INSPECTION; no piping shall be sealed or concealed prior to inspection. Contact the CSFD Office of the Fire Marshal at 385-5978 for an inspection schedule for this project. All paperwork, documentation, installer/verifier certifications, and needed test equipment shall be available upon Inspector's request. Performance Testing is required per 5.1.12. Independent Testing for specific conformance to the requirements of NFPA 99 will be required. Performance testing documentation and inspection is subject to field verification by the Fire Inspector. ******Please schedule your inspections with the Hazardous Materials Specialist/Inspector, Mr. Jay Weightman, @ 719-385-7212 or @ the Div. of the Fire Marshal No: 719-385-5978.
FYILOCATION OF PIPING NFPA 99 Section 5.1.10.10.5 Location of piping shall be located in accordance with 5.1.10.10.5.1 (A) through 5.1.10.10.5.1(C) AND Piping shall be permitted to be installed overhead where possible. Piping shall NOT be installed in electrical switchgear rooms, elevator shafts and areas having open flames. Piping shall NOT be located where subject to contact with oil.
10/1/2012 Approved*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: First Choice Emergency Room, 2770 N Powers Bl: interior remodel - CHANGE OF OCCUPANCY - canopy addition Date of Plans: 9.4.12 You can access our web site for the latest fire department plan review comments: 1. From www.pprbd.org, select PLAN REVIEW then FIND PLANS next COLORADO SPRINGS 2. Scroll down to the correct address. You may then select APPROVED/DISAPPROVED to view comments associated with that particular project.
DisapprovedCHEMICAL INVENTORY NO CHEMICAL INVENTORY WAS PROVIDED. COMPLETE THE ATTACHED FORM AND PROVIDE A COMPLETE AND DETAILED CHEMICAL INVENTORY INCLUDING ALL MEDICAL GAS. QUANTITY, TYPE OF MATERIAL, MATERIAL HAZARD CLASSIFICATION PER IFC 2009, NUMBER OF CONTAINERS, TOTAL QUANTITY OF EACH TYPE. SHOW ALL HAZARDOUS MATERIALS CHEMICAL INVENTORY STORAGE AND USE LOCATIONS ON PLAN SHEETS AND IDENTIFY PLAN SHEET NUMBERS ON YOUR RESUBMITTAL. **** THIS INFORMATION IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO COMPLETE YOUR PLAN REVIEW.
DisapprovedMED GAS SYSTEMS These requirements shall apply to all facilities described in Section 3006.1 of the 2009 International Fire Code. **The requirements of NFPA 99 will apply to all piped Med Gas Systems, including Oxygen, Nitrogen Oxides, Waste Gas, Medical Air and Vacuum based on their CATEGORY Designation (1, 2 or 3) as defined by NFPA 99. Med Gas (piped) systems shall be installed and maintained in accordance with all applicable provisions of 2009 International Fire Code Chapters 27 (Hazardous Materials), 30 (Compressed Gases) and 40 (Oxidizers). **Oxidizing Cryogenic fluids shall comply with IFC 2009 Chapter 32 and NFPA 55, current ed **All Med Gas (piped) systems that utilize a source of commonly located compressed gas cylinders as shall have all cylinders, related manifolding and electronics (if electronic monitoring required by NFPA 99) in a room that complies with 2009 IFC Section 3006 (or) gas cabinets that comply with 3006.3.
Disapproved2012 NFPA 99, SYSTEM TYPES No declaration or indication of the NFPA System Type was indicated on the Plan Sheets. ***Provide detail on Med Gas System System Type in accordance with NFPA 99. The requirements of NFPA 99 will apply to all piped Med Gas Systems, including Oxygen, Nitrogen Oxides, Waste Gas, Medical Air and Vacuum based on their CATEGORY Designation (1, 2 or 3) as defined by NFPA 99. No declaration or indication of the NFPA Med Vacuum System was indicated on the Plan Sheets. Provide detail of Vacuum system in accordance with NFPA 99 ATTENTION*** SUBMIT A COPY OF THE "MEDICAL GAS PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS" WHEN RESUBMITTING CONSTRUCTION PLANS.
DisapprovedIFC 2009 MEDICAL GASES SECTION 3006.2.1 Chapter 30 All applicable provisions of Sections 3003, 3004 and 3005 shall apply.
Phone Call9/30/12 Plan reviewer contacted Mr. Neff and requested the chemical inventory and medical gas documentation.


 

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