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VETERINARY SPECIALTY CENTER
05520 NEVADA AVE

Review DateStatusComment(s)
1/10/2014 AttentionPlan Reviewer attempted to contact NFPA committee representative three times the week of 1/6 -10/ 14. NFPA has not returned calls or been in communication with CSFD regarding the 14.2.6.2 "Existing Smoke Detection in the Hyperbaric Chamber Room is currently monitored by an off-site ADT Security/Alarm system, therefore providing 24/7 notification of any after hours incident. 14.2.6.2: Existing building is equipped with a 24/7 monitored Smoke Alarm System." SEE ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS
Attention"Existing Smoke Detection in the Hyperbaric Chamber Room is currently monitored by an off-site ADT Security/Alarm system, therefore providing 24/7 notification of any after hours incident. 14.2.6.2: Existing building is equipped with a 24/7 monitored Smoke Alarm System."
AttentionEXTERIOR GAS STORAGE Previous submittal under separate plan/project indicates that no final review and approval of outdoor gas storage area was completed. This plan shall final all outdoor gas storage on site. Gases are located in an exterior storage area. **** liquid cryogen oxygen = 905.065 lbs exceeds 600 lbs outdoor control area ********** EXCEEDS MAQ = 360 L Compressed oxygen gas = 1,680 scf (MAQ = 6,000 cf) below MAQ compressed nitrogen gas = 1,208 scf (NOT APPLICABLE) 96 scf Oxgen gas in 4 24 scf cylinders indoors: below MAQ OK 4004.2 Outdoor storage. Outdoor storage of oxidizing materials in amounts exceeding the maximum allowable quantities per control area set forth in Table 2703.1.1(3) shall be in accordance with Sections 2701, 2703, 2704 and this chapter. Oxidizing gases shall also comply with Chapter 30. 4004.2.2.1 Oxidizing cryogenic fluids. Outdoor storage areas for oxidizing cryogenic fluids shall be located in ac-cordance with Chapter 32.
AttentionCHAPTER 32 3205.3 Outdoor use. Outdoor use of cryogenic fluids shall comply with the material specific provisions of Sections 3201.1, 3205.3.1 and 3205.3.2. 3205.3.1 Separation. Distances from property lines, buildings and exposure hazards shall comply with Section 3204.3 and the material-specific provisions of Section 3201.1. 3205.3.2 Emergency shutoff valves. Manual or auto-matic emergency shutoff valves shall be provided to shut off the cryogenic fluid supply in case of emergency. An emergency shutoff valve shall be located at the source of supply and at the point where the system enters the building. 3203.5 Security. Cryogenic containers and systems shall be secured against accidental dislodgement and against access by unauthorized personnel in accordance with Sections 3203.5.1 through 3203.5.4. 3203.5.1 Security of areas. Containers and systems shall be secured against unauthorized entry and safe-guarded in an approved manner. 3203.5.2 Securing of containers. Stationary contain-ers shall be secured to foundations in accordance with the International Building Code. Portable containers subject to shifting or upset shall be secured. Nesting shall be an acceptable means of securing containers. 3203.5.3 Securing of vaporizers. Vaporizers, heat exchangers and similar equipment shall be anchored to a suitable foundation and its connecting piping shall be sufficiently flexible to provide for the effects of expansion and contraction due to temperature changes. 3203.5.4 Physical protection. Containers, piping, valves, pressure relief devices, regulating equipment and other appurtenances shall be protected against physical damage and tampering. 3203.6 Electrical wiring and equipment. Electrical wiring and equipment shall comply with NFPA 70 and Sections 3203.7.1 and 3203.7.2. 3203.6.1 Location. Containers and systems shall not be located where they could become part of an electrical circuit. 3203.6.2 Electrical grounding and bonding. Containers and systems shall not be used for electrical grounding. When electrical grounding and bonding is required, the system shall comply with NFPA 70. The grounding system shall be protected against corrosion, including corrosion caused by stray electric currents. 3203.7 Service and repair. Service, repair, modification or removal of valves, pressure relief devices or other container appurtenances shall comply with Sections 3203.7.1 and 3203.7.2 and the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII or DOTn 49 CFR Parts 100-185. 3203.7.1 Containers. Containers that have been removed from service shall be handled in an approved manner. 3203.7.2 Systems. Service and repair of systems shall be performed by trained personnel. 3203.8 Unauthorized use. Containers shall not be used for any purpose other than to serve as a vessel for containing the product which it is designed to contain. 3203.9 Leaks, damage and corrosion. Leaking, damaged or corroded containers shall be removed from service. Leaking, damaged or corroded systems shall be replaced, repaired or removed in accordance with Section 3203.7. 3203.10 Lighting. When required, lighting, including emergency lighting, shall be provided for fire appliances and operating facilities such as walkways, control valves and gates ancillary to stationary containers.
AttentionCHAPTER 32 CRYOGENS Oxidizing cryogenic fluids, including oxygen, shall comply with NFPA 55 and Chapter 40, as applicable. 3204.3.1.2 Outdoor storage of portable containers. Outdoor storage of portable containers shall comply with Sections 3203 and 3204.3.1.2.1 through 3204.3.1.2.3. 3204.3.1.2.1 Exposure hazard separation. Portable containers in outdoor storage shall be separated from exposure hazards in accordance with Table 3204.3.1.2.1. TABLE 3204.3.1.2.1 SEPARATION OF PORTABLE CONTAINERS FROM EXPOSURE HAZARDS EXPOSURE MINIMUM DISTANCE (feet) Building exits 10 Wall openings 1 Air intakes 10 Lot lines 5 Combustible materials such as paper, leaves, weeds, dry grass or debris 15 Other hazardous materials In accordance with Chapter 27 For SI: 1 foot = 304.8 mm. 3204.3.1.2.2 Surfaces beneath containers. The surface of the area on which stationary containers are placed, including the surface of the area located below the point where connections are made for the purpose of filling such containers, shall be compatible with the fluid in the container. 3204.3.1.2.3 Drainage. The area surrounding portable containers shall be provided with a means to prevent accidental discharge of fluids from endangering adjacent containers, buildings, equipment or adjoining property. OWNER : ENSURE DISTANCES SHALL BE MET
AttentionCHAPTER 32 3203.4 Marking. Cryogenic containers and systems shall be marked in accordance with Sections 3203.4.1 through 3203.4.6. 3203.4.1 Identification signs. Visible hazard identi-fication signs in accordance with NFPA 704 shall be provided at entrances to buildings or areas in which cryogenic fluids are stored, handled or used. 3203.4.2 Identification of contents. Stationary and portable containers shall be marked with the name of the gas contained. Stationary above-ground contain-ers shall be placarded in accordance with Sections 2703.5 and 2703.6. Portable containers shall be iden-tified in accordance with CGA C-7. 3203.4.3 Identification of containers. Stationary containers shall be identified with the manufacturing specification and maximum allowable working pres-sure with a permanent nameplate. The nameplate shall be installed on the container in an accessible lo-cation. The nameplate shall be marked in accordance with the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code or DOTn 49 CFR Parts 100-185.
ApprovedCHAPTER 32 LABELING 3203.4.5 Identification of piping systems. Piping systems shall be identified in accordance with ASME A13.1. 3203.4.6 Identification of emergency shutoff valves. Emergency shutoff valves shall be identified and the location shall be clearly visible and indicated by means of a sign.
AttentionThis facility is required to enroll in the CSFD annual operational hazardous materials permit program @ https://hammers.springsgov.com/submit see ATTACHMENT TO PLAN SET
1/2/2014 FYI12/30/13 phone call meetings Arch. reports that supply source oxygen is located exterior of the building. Existing system. Liquid oxygen and compressed gas oxygen "K" cylinders. Amounts unknown at this time and will report back total amounts. Given outdoor supply source, Architect inquired whether sprinkler protection in hyperbaric areas is needed. Plan reviewer spoke with Rob Scheffield, SME for Chapter 14 NFPA 99 2012 ed. Based on discussion: the following issues shall be addressed for this hyperbaric chamber and rooms Oxygen enriched atmosphere may occur through opening closing of chamber door, leaks of distribution piping. Ignition temperatures of combustible materials are lower in oxygen than in air and increased flame spread rate. Oxygen filled chamber s dump oxygen into the room each time the door is opended at the end of a treatment and also by chamber pressure releif device. Chambers can leak oxygen into the room form thebreathing gas piing. Therefore, EXTRA CAUTION SHOULD BE USED IN THE AREA AROUND THE CHAMBER AS WELL AS INSIDE THE CHAMBER: CONTROL OF IGNITION SOURCES-- THE FOLLOWING SHALL BE PROHIBITED INSIDE THE CHAMBER AND IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY OUTISIDE THE CHAMBER: Smoking Open flames hot objects 14.2.6.2 A fire alarm signaling device shall be provided within the room housing the chamber for signaling the emrgency fire/rescure network of the institution contianing the hyperbaric facility.
E-MailEric, Please see the description of the hyperbaric chamber provided below. I have also attached supplemental information which will be helpful in demonstrating the safety built in to each chamber and compliance with regulatory bodies in excess of requirements. I will be happy to participate in a conference call with the fire marshall. Please give me a heads-up when you know a date and time. Hyperbaric Chamber Description Our hyperbaric chamber is made in accordance with ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineering) pressure vessel standards and PVHO (Pressure Vessel for Human Occupancy) standards, even though being used as a class C veterinary instrument. Our vessel manufacturer provides traceability information on the steel used, quality of welds, and load calculations. Additionally, they hydro-test each vessel to 45 PSI (15 above the maximum 30 psi the vessel is rated for). A National Board pressure vessel number is assigned and designated on the vessel ID placard. No electronics are located in the environment that will be exposed to oxygen and the vessel and occupant/occupants are fully grounded via the house grounding system to mitigate static electricity. The vessel door is secured by six dogging latches made of 7/8" stainless steel bolts. The seal is secured by an imbedded vyton seal pressed against the flat steel enclosure. The windows used are heat resistant borosilicate glass pressure rated for 40 PSI. Viewing port windows are sandwiched in steel enclosures with vyton gaskets and allen bolts providing uniform circumferential pressure and an airtight seal. In order to ensure the vessel cannot be over-pressurized, there is a relief valve set to 30 PSI. All of our chambers must undergo a final quality control testing procedure, in which it is leak and function tested. Once installed in a veterinary facility, the same testing used in quality control is again performed. Any leak detected is fixed on the spot. Oxygen enters the chamber through the existing NFPA compliant medical gas piping system installed by an ASSE 6010 certified medical gas installer. A valve is installed to enable turning off the oxygen upstream of the chamber. The pressure is regulated to 50 - 54 PSI prior to entry into the chamber control panel, which is capable of up to 100 PSI. Within the control panel, oxygen is again regulated to a rate of pressurization that is safe for the animal being treated. Prior to using the chamber, clients are trained to include performing a ground check to ensure a grounding value of 1.0 ohm, or less, per PVHO standards. Prior to each treatment, the client is required to dampen the animal to the skin (static mitigation), then go through a safety checklist to ensure that no prohibited items are introduced to the chamber environment. Prohibited items include static producing materials, products with petroleum, alcohol, etc. Oxygen exhausts through a 1 " copper pipe, which is installed by an ASSE 6010 certified medical gas installer, using NFPA mandated technique. The exhaust is also air-tight and leads outside the building. No oxygen is exhausted into the treatment room. Once the treatment is completed, the chamber is opened to take out the patient. The only oxygen that enters the room is what is left in the chamber. According to the NFPA, an oxygen enriched environment (in terms of combustion enhancement) is 23.5% or greater. The residual oxygen in the chamber after a treatment is not capable of raising the percentage in the treatment room to that level. Please review the supplemental information provided including photos of the ID placard, hyperbaric chamber door closure, viewing port windows, and manufacturer's information on the viewing port windows. I am available to answer any questions you may have, or discuss any concerns. Please feel free to contact me as needed: Bob Abrams HVM Project Coordinator E-mail: babrams@hyperbaricveterin
Attention1/2/13 EMAIL 1/2/13 to Nakai & Assoc Hi Jim, Here are the two sections; Can you please address these as we discussed. NFPA 99 Section 14.2 14.2.6.2 Fire Alarm signaling A fire alarm signaling device shall be provided within the room housing the chamber for signaling the emergency Fire/rescue network of the institution containing the hyperbaric facility. 14.2.1.2 Automatic wet pipe sprinklers system, compliant with NFPA 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, shall be installed in the room housing a Class C chamber and in any ancillary equipment rooms. A.14.2.1.2. If the area to be covered is small (six sprinklers or less, supply from the local domestic water system, if sufficient pressure and flow capacity may be allowed. No interior supply system; therefore not required for sprinkler Appeal for variance to install smoke detection in rooms and connect to security system. Administrative review proposed. KAY & DEW preliminary ok.
E-Mail Air changes per hour = 5 for that room. Sol Chavez, PE Sol Chavez & Associates, Inc. Consulting Engineers 119 W Cucharras St Colorado Springs, CO 80904 Phone: (719)636-0021 ext 1 Cell: (719)332-9261 From: James Nakai [mailto:Jim@jwnakai.com] Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 11:46 AM To: Sol Chavez Cc: Darin Tiffany Subject: RE: 2136 Canine Hyperbaric remodel - Weekly meeting Thurs 7:30am Sol: Do you have the original design of this room for air changes that you could send me to forward to Kay? Thanks, Jim Jim Nakai James W. Nakai & Assoc. 105 E. Moreno Ave., Suite 102 Colorado Springs, CO. 80903 Tele: (719) 635-2142 Fax: (719) 635-0467 e-mail: jim@jwnakai.com From: Sol Chavez [mailto:sol@solchavezpe.com] Sent: Friday, December 27, 2013 6:22 PM To: James Nakai Cc: Darin Tiffany Subject: RE: 2136 Canine Hyperbaric remodel - Weekly meeting Thurs 7:30am Jim, There is most certainly less than 90 pounds of O2 in the hyperbaric room itself. If Yeager is concerned about the gas bottle storage room, she should note that there are no changes being made to that room under this TI. But, FYI: I tried to get hold of Becky at the Vet Clinic. I left her a message asking her if she perhaps had a bill from their medical gas vendor saying how many bottles, of what size they have; or perhaps someone there could go to the med gas bottle room and count the O2 bottles and read off what size they are. Anyway, if we can get that information then using the table below we will know how many pounds of O2 they have. I spoke with a medical gas vendor and he told me that the bottles sizes are typically either 200, 250, or 300 cubic feet. POUNDS OF OXYGEN NUMBER OF BOTTLES BOTTLE SIZE- CUBIC FEET 200 250 300 1 16 20 24 2 32 40 48 3 48 60 72 4 64 80 96 5 80 100 120 6 96 120 144 And, finally, NFPA 99 pertains to Health Facilities which this facility most certainly is not. One should ask why whatever NFPA 99 has to say about hyperbaric chambers would apply to a vet clinic. In my experience we have never applied any of the standards for a health clinic to a vet clinic except issues that might affect the personnel. Although, after just having spent $3500 on a cat vet bill, I wonder. : I'm in Albuquerque this weekend, but available on cell, and will be back Monday AM. Cheers, Sol Chavez, PE
I1/2/13 SEE ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS ADDITIONAL SUBMITTALS TO PLAN REVIEWER REQUESTED INFORMATION
E-MailPer Architect: Outdoor storage of oxygen and nitrogen area requires additional final plan design and review by CSFD. Chemical inventory is not currently available to architect (contact unavailabe at this time). Request building permit for hyperbaric facility design move forward to issue permit. Nakai will submit design and chemical inventory for outdoor control area following this plan design review. OK per Kay Note: initial plan review in 2005 shows no final plan design or review was completed for this facility. EMAIL:
12/26/2013 FYI*****(STANDARD COMMENT) This project is: Nevada Specialty Center, 5520 N Nevada Av: addition Date of Plans: 12.06.13 INSTALLATION OF HYPERBARIC CHAMBER CLASS C with OXYGEN 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.
DisapprovedNFPA99 HEALTH CARE FACILITIES CHAPTER 14 HYPERBARIC FACILITIES RESUBMIT PLANS DELINEATING AND/OR DECLARING COMPLIANCE WITH CHAPTER 14 AS APPLICABLE FOR A CLASS C HYPERBARIC CHAMBER (ANIMAL,NO OCCUPANCY) TO INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING: * Construction & equipment * Automatic wet pipe sprinklers system, compliant with NFPA 13 shall be installed in the room housing a Class C chamber and in any ancillary equipment rooms. 14.2.1.2. if the area to be covered is small (six sprinklers or less, supply from the local domestic water system, if sufficient pressure and flow capacity may be allowed). 14.2.1.3 Piping Requirements (shut off valves 14.2.1.3.2) Medical Oxygen shall be in accordance with Chapter 5 of NFPA 99 14.2.1.4 Medical Oxygen System Requirements Hyperbaric stand alone oxygen systems for non acute care shall comply with Section 5.2 (NFPA 99), as applicable, except as noted in 14.2.1.4.4.7 14.2.1.1.2 Class B & C chambers locate inside a building shall not pre require to be protected by 2 hr fire resistant rate construction Storage and handling of medical gases shall meet the applicable requirements of Chapter 5. 14.2.2 Fabrication of Hyperbaric Chambers 14.2.3 Illumination 14.2.4 Chamber ventilation 14.2.4.2 Sources of Air for Chamber Atmospheres 14.2.4.3 Temperature and Humidity Control 14.2.6 Fire Protection in Class C Chambers shall not be required to comply with 14.2.5 (Class A) 14.2.6.1 Signs 14.2.6.2 Fire Alarm signaling 14.2.7 Electrical Systems 14.2.8 Communications Monitoring (oxygen, CO2 Chamber gas supply 14.3.1.4. Emergency procedures; training AT A MINIMUM, ANIMAL CHAMBERS SHALL BE STAMPED IN ACCORDANCE ASME BOILER AND PRESSURE VESSEL CODE SECTION VIII Div 1 CODE REQUIREMENTS
DisapprovedTHE CHEMICAL INVENTORY, AS DECLARED, EXCEEDS THE ALLOWABLE THRESHOLDS FOR LIQUID CYROGENIC OXYGEN, AS DEFINED BY 2009 IFC TABLE 2703.1.1(1) AND/OR 2703.1.1(2). YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO RESUBMIT YOUR PLANS TO THE PPRBD FOR A RE-CLASSIFICATION OF THE OCCUPANCY TYPE IN WHICH THIS/THESE CHEMICAL TYPE(S) ARE USED AND/OR STORED, TO AN H3 PER THESE TABLES. NOTE THAT APPROPRIATE REVISIONS SHALL BE MADE AS REQUIRED BY THE BUILDING CODE FOR THIS NEW TYPE OF OCCUPANCY CLASSIFICATION. * TWO 180 L LIQ OXYGEN = 360 L = 95 GALLONS = 10,942 MAQ 45 GAL NON SPRINKLERED = MAQ H3 OCCUPANCY FOR STORAGE OF SUPPLY SOURCE OXYGEN Declare quantities of all medical gas: (volume liquid = gallons; gases= scf. Storage locations, show all piping Does this facility currently store oxygen or medical gases? Declare existing quantities and locations.
FYIEquipment, 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.
FYILabeling - 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.


 

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