Within our casino we have 2 server rooms. One for IT the other for surveillance. We have had a consultant com out to make recomendations on life safety issues.
One of the items on the punch list was EPO switches for both locations. These fall under article 645.2 and 645.10.
Can anyone tell me what the reasoning for tese code is. We have an FM 200 fire supression system in bothe rooms. My superiors are adament that they do not want the EPO switches installed, as the cost of a shut don of this equipment far our weighs the cost of the equipment not shutting down.
In surveillance, a loss of this equipment would result in our inability to see what is going on within the Casino. In IT a shut down of this equipment would result in havoc, as all gaming, accounting etc. functions are monitored and controled within this equipment.
With a good understanding of what the spirit behind this code is, I would be able to go to the building official asking that this not be required in our facility.