Signals from Fire Pump to FACP
Our boiler plate specifications call for the following trouble and supervisory signals to be sent to the FACP from the Fire Pump/Fire Pump Controller. I've been challenged to identify where in the code these signals are required. I've looked in NFPA 20 (fire pumps) as well as in 13 (spinkler systems) and admitedly took a cursory look in NFPA 72. I'm comming up empty. Are these signals from the fire pump to the FACP required or are they just good practice?
Excerpt from our spec:
Fire pump supervision contacts to be provided by the fire pump
control equipment. Provide individual monitoring points, modules and
wiring to the fire alarm system. Provide trouble alarms for the
1) Fire pump disconnect open.
2) Fire pump not in automatic mode.
3) Fire pump derangement.
4) Fire pump on.
5) Fire pump power failure.
l. Emergency power system supervision contacts to be provided by
the emergency equipment. Provide individual monitoring points, modules
and wiring to the fire alarm system. Provide trouble alarms for the
1) Generator not in automatic mode.
2) Emergency system derangement.
3) Emergency system carrying load.
4) Battery charger not functioning.
5) Emergency system ground fault.
Mike Shields, PE