Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 15:32:51 -0400
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From: "Floyd, Karon" <Karon.Floyd**At_Symbol_Here**DHS.GOV>
Subject: Re: Post request from Barry Ferm
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CO2 is covered in NFPA 12. What I am going to say is that based on the
information provided below, if a gas system was installed for the
current rooms use, the same could be extended to the second room as

The real issue is that the system installed was calculated for a
specific area i.e. 400^2 and now you are adding to that space. In order
to cover the new area, an installer would need to recalculate both areas
combined and based on those calculations determine how much gas (CO2) is
needed. This should be done by a licensed installer that can certify the

Bill E. Anderson, Fire Chief
Office of the PIADC Safety Officer
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
Plum Island Fire Department
P.O. Box 848
Greenport, NY 11944-0848
Telephone: 631-323-3215
           Fax: 631-323-3053
            BB: 631-767-0495

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Ferm Barret A
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Post request from Barry Ferm


I would like to have input as to what are the requirements,
recommendations or criteria for fire suppression in a chemical
stockroom.  Ours is ca. 400 ft^2, containing all the basics: gen org,
gen inorg, oxidizers, poisons, flammables, reactive metals, corrosives
(the latter 5 groups are in separate, ventilated cabinets).  We
currently have a CO2 system, but we are creating a second store room,
and want to know if we need a non-water suppression system.  Many
thanks!  Barry Ferm, St. Ambrose University.  FermBarretA**At_Symbol_Here**

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