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.
FOCUS ON THE FAMILY
08605 EXPLORER DR
||FYI||This project is: Focus on the Family Warehouse, 8605 Explorer Drive. High Pile Storage.
Latest date shown on plans reviewed: NONE.
Plans are reviewed to the 2009 Colorado Springs Fire Code.|
|Attention||Based on the submitted information and subsequent email chain, it appears the facility employed the use of mechanical exhaust fans rather than smoke/heat vents. This was acceptable per Table 81.105-A of the 1991 UFC.
Exhaust fan information is provided (taken from email) below:
EF-2, 25100 cfm
Ef-3, 31360 cfm
EF-4, 25100 cfm
EF-5, 29800 cfm
EF-6, 25100 cfm
EF-7, 18820 cfm
EF-8, 18820 cfm
For a total CFM of 192920 CFM.
Based on section 81.107 and formula V=Ax300 and a storage height of 25 feet with resulting vent ratio of 1:75), the following results:
A= 711 (53381/75) x 300 = 213524
Therefore, A = 213524. The total CFM for the fans are 192920 CFM. Leaving 20604 CFM remaining. Even with this shortcoming, and unable to find any records indicating any deisgns, the current arrangement is acceptable. The cost of adding another fan far outweighs the benefits it would provide. |
|FYI||TABLE 81.105-A. Based upon Table 81.105-A of the 1991 Uniform FIre Code and the information submitted, the COMMODITY CLASSIFICATION is CLASS IV and the SIZE OF HIGH-PILED STORAGE AREA is 53381sf. This requires the following provisions:
Automatic Fire Extinguishing System
Smoke and Heat Removal
|FYI||EXISTING HIGH-PILE DATA
Building square footage: 102489 High pile storage square footage:53381
Sprinkler system:REQUIRED Type: WET (Unsure on design)
Smoke/heat detection: NR
Description of storage: Rack storage of US Mail cartons with various products to 25' high.
Commodity types: CLASS IV
Plastics: class: percentage:
Expanded/Non Expanded/Free-Flowing Exposed/Cartoned Stable/Unstable
Storage height: 25 feet
Number of storage areas: 1 - Warehouse
Storage methods: Single/Double Row racks
Longitudinal flue: size: -inches
Transverse flue: size: -inches
Smoke vents: SEE COMMENT size: number:
Exterior access doors: NR Exterior locking devices:
Curtain boards (non-spkld bldgs only): UNK
Public accessible storage areas: No