I know that somewhere either in the NEC or NFPA 99 (although my application is a dormitory not a healthcare facility) or the building code there are rules about where you can put an Article 700 ATS. Again, maybe it's Life Safety and Critical branch in NFPA 99. But I know you can't for example be on an outside wall.

What I'm looking for is ammo against putting a Article 701 ATS in a basement with a myriad of aging water, sewer, steam and waste piping. It will be serving smoke exhaust fans. I've already recommended against it. But I'm looking for a death blow preferably I'm the form of a code violation.

Does anything exists?