||FYI||*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: Research Surgical Center, 2446 Research Py, Suite 100: interior remodel - ambulatory health care
Date of Plans: 11.16.12
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Additional Comments: Hazmat Review for MEDICAL GAS: 2,988 cf oxidizing gas, ROOM 159 (1st floor) ONE HR EXTERIOR RATED ROOM
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|FYI||MED GAS SYSTEMS
These requirements shall apply to all facilities described in Section 3006.1 of the 2009 International Fire Code.
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). The General Requirements of 2009 IFC Sections 2701, 2703, 3003, 3004, 3005, 4001 and 4003 WILL APPLY.
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.
The requirements of NFPA 99, current edition shall apply to all piped Med Gas Systems, including Oxygen, Nitrous Oxide, Waste Gas, Medical Air and Vacuum based on their CATEGORY Designation (1, 2 or 3) as defined by NFPA 99.|
|FYI||MEDICAL GAS SYSTEMS
Per 2009 IFC Section 3006.4, medical gas systems shall be in accordance with NFPA 99
The CSFD will consider the medical gas systems within to be CATEGORY 2, as defined by NFPA 99. All applicable provisions of NFPA 99 are required to be conformed with.
Category 2 is intended for application to facilities treating patients who might require the gases occasionally but ordinarily would not. The need is short term. Examples of such facilities might include diagnostic facilities, clinics, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers.|
|FYI||2012 NFPA 99, CATEGORY 2- PIPED GAS & VACUUM SYSTEMS
(Med Gas Source located in Med Gas Closet Room #159
These systems shall conform to ALL applicable requirements of NFPA 99, including, but NOT LIMITED TO:
5.2.3 Category 2 sources
126.96.36.199 Central supply locations
188.8.131.52.Central supply systems
184.108.40.206 Medical Air supply Systems
5.2.10 Category 2 Distribution
5.2.11 Labeling & identification
5.2.12 Performance Criteria & Testing
5.2.13 Operation and Management
THE MEDICAL GAS INVENTORY DOES NOT EXCEED THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE QUANTITIES FOR OXIDZING GAS AS DEFINED BY 2003 IFC TABLE 2703.1.1(1) AND/OR 2703.1.1(2).
**** ROOM 159 Medical Gas Room, EXTERIOR room: Table. 2703.1.1(1) Limits the amount of oxidizing gas in a given Control Area to 1,500 cuft for a non-sprinklered area/building/ 3,000 cuft for an approved sprinklered area/building
REPORTED AMOUNT: 2,988 cf oxidizing gas total
Oxygen = 1,992 cf
Nitrous Oxide = 996 cf
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Plan reviewer attempted to contact YOW, Mr. Martin and Hadji Mr. G Hadji for plan corrections. Left VM both.
MAP not shown
medical gas distribution piping plan not shown
Med gas piping as "Type M" ?? not a valid pipe schedule listing for medical gas; shall be type K or L
Plan reviewer requires these items to be corrected or addressed via email prior to permit. Please contact Kay Yeager @ 385-7356. |
|Attention||CHEMICAL INVENTORY AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MANAGEMENT PLAN
HMMP - Your facility exceeds the hazardous materials permit amounts: A Hazardous Materials Management Plan (HMMP) must be developed, submitted, and continuously maintained for this location. Application for permit shall be completed on line at http://csfd.springsgov.com/hamish/.
THIS FACILITY EXCEEDS THE ANNUAL OPERATIONAL HAZMAT PERMIT THRESHOLD FOR OXIDIZING GAS @ 2,988 CF. (Permit amount = 504 cf)
This facility is required to enroll in the annual operational hazardous materials permit program. Owner please coordinate with the Hazardous Materials Specialist, Jay Weightman during the construction hazmat inspection and permit inspection to enroll in the permit program.
For further questions, please contact the CSFD Office of the Fire Marshal at 385-5978; OR Kay Yeager, CSFD OFM, at 385-7356.
|FYI||PERMIT QUANTITIES AND MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE QUANTITIES
*** Oxygen and Nitrous Oxide are considered oxydizing gases; the permit threshold is 504 cu ft.
Medical gases shall be stored in areas dedicated to the storage of such gases without other storage or uses. Where containers of medical gases in quantities greater than the permit amount are located inside buildings, they shall be in a 1-hour exterior room, a 1-hour interior room or a gas cabinet in accordance with Section 3006.2.1, 3006.2.2 or 3006.2.3.
1 HR EXTERIOR ROOM
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 in area. One vent shall be within 6 inches of the floor and one shall be within 6 inches of the ceiling. Rooms shall be provided with at least one automatic sprinkler to provide container cooling in case of fire.
*** Approved mechanical ventilation shall comply with the International Mechanical Code and be provided at a minimum rate of 1 cubic foot per minute per square foot of the area of the room. PPRBD Mechanical Dept. reviewed and released for permit.
1 hr rated room and assembly has been reviewed and released for permit 1 hr rated construction.
rated smoke damper, ventilation duct to exterior. OK
Sprinklered building/area. OK. Ensure sprinkler(s) are placed in the medical gas supply source room.
45 min rated door and assembly (PPRBD reveiwed and released for permit). OK
***This room is required to install automatic sprinkler(s) in the medical gas room. See additional comments.
*** This facility is sprinklered; a sprinkler is shown jn Rm 159.|
*** NOTE: ALL MED GAS VENTILATION SHALL BE APPROVED BY PP RBD MECHANICAL DIVISION.
MECHANICAL DEPT. RELEASED FOR PERMIT BY MECH DEPT.|
|FYI||LOCATION OF PIPING
NFPA 99 Section 220.127.116.11.5
Location of piping shall be located in accordance with 18.104.22.168.5.1 (A) through 22.214.171.124.5.1(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.
LEVEL 2 VACUUM SYSTEMS. NFPA 99, 126.96.36.199, except:
1) shall be permitted to be simplex
2) Facility staff shalll develop emergency plan to deal with the loss of WAGD
Drain is required to flow into sanitary sewer system. |
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.
INSPECTOR'S NOTE: A NFPA 704 placard shall be placed on the exterior door of the Med Gas Room to space. Signage in accord with NFPA 99, 188.8.131.52.9 will also be required.
MEDICAL GAS ROOM LABELING
* Signs shall be posted for all harzards and warnings associated with medical gases. NFPA 704 Label all containers and cylinders with contents.
* Piping shall be labeled in accordance with IFC 2009, CHAPTER 30 and NFPA 99.
LABELING ON BOTH SIDES OF PARTION OR WALLS PENTETRATED BY THE PIPING
* AT LEAST ONCE IN EVERY STORY HEIGHT TRAVERSED BY RISERS
* Valving per 184.108.40.206 will be required. No plan sheet shows labeling requirements of 220.127.116.11.5 and 18.104.22.168.
Smoking shall be prohibited and "No Smoking" signs provided.
CAUTION MEDICAL GASES
OXIDIZING GAS STORED WITHIN
NO SMOKING OR OPEN FLAME|
|FYI||2012 NFPA 99, CATEGORY 2 MED GAS WARNING SYSTEM. 5.2.9
This system shall provide the master, area, and local alarm functions of a Category 1 system per 5.1.8 except that:
1) Pressure and vacuum switches/sensors shall be mounted at the source equipment with a pressure indicator at the master alarm panel.
2) Warning systems shall be permitted to have a single alarm panel.
3) Alarm panel shall be located in an area of continuous surveillance while the facility in in operation.
*** THE MEDICAL GAS ALARM PANEL (MAP) is shown |
Medical gasses shall be stored in areas dedicated to the storage of such gases without other storage or uses.|
|I||Heating of this room shall be by indirect means (hot water, steam, forced air). (NFPA 99 22.214.171.124.6.7).
Electrical switches, such as light switches, shall be installed min. of 5 ft above a.f.f.|
|I||CREDENTIALS AND CERTIFICATIONS
*** No credentials were submitted with this plan set.
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 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. |
Air compressors and vacuum pumps shall be installed in a designated mechanical equipment area, ventilated, and with required utilities (electricity, drains, lighting, etc.).
SOURCES of INTAKE AIR (Compressor)
Air sources located inside the building shall meet the following:
** located within a room where no chemical based material is stored or used and that is not an operatory
** Not be taken from a room or space in which there is an open or semi open discharge from a Level 3 vacuum system.
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.|
|FYI||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.|
|I||NOTE TO FIRE INSPECTOR: Prior to scheduling the Fire Final please contact the Hazardous Materials Inspector to arrange a Hazardous Materials Inspection prior to final signature being provided.
NOTE TO HAZMAT INSPECTOR/CONTRACTOR/OWNER: If gases and hazardous materials are not installed at the time of Fire Final, the Annual HMMP permit inspection shall be completed within 30 days of the Certificate of Occupancy. Owner/Contractor is responsible for contacting the CSFD to schedule a HAZMAT PERMIT (HMMP) INSPECTION. Contact the CSFD @ (719) 385-5978 to schedule your inspection.|
|FYI||Equipment, machinery, and required detection and alarm systems associated with the use, storage, or handling of hazardous materials shall be listed or approved. This requirement is subject to verification at the time of the Hazardous materials Inspection prior to signing the Fire Final.|
|FYI||NFPA 99, OWNER RESPONSIBILITIES
The owner/user of this system shall obtain a copy of NFPA 99 and adhere to the operational requirements (and maintenance requirements) therein with respect to these systems.|
|FYI||Piping, tubing, and fittings shall be suitable for oxygen service and for the pressures and temperatures involved.|