Ansul Fire Suppression System and Fire Alarm System

Shujinko

Senior Member
I am designing a small restaurant. It has a cook top with a hood and an ansul fire suppression system. Does any code require having a fire alarm system if the restaurant has an ansul fire suppression system?
 

gadfly56

Senior Member
Location
New Jersey
Occupation
Professional Engineer, Fire & Life Safety
I am designing a small restaurant. It has a cook top with a hood and an ansul fire suppression system. Does any code require having a fire alarm system if the restaurant has an ansul fire suppression system?
The building code, with any amendments, will tell you if the occupancy needs a fire alarm. Here in NJ, a "B" occupancy would generally not need one, unless it is mostly an "A" occupancy, like a night club with a kitchen. If the answer to that question is "no", you will need to provide a local notification appliance that is triggered when the system is activated.
 
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