Remove all corridor smoke detectors
As stated in the “Building Code Analysis” section of this report, area smoke detectors were not originally required in corridors at this facility based on the 1994 UBC and they aren’t required in corridors based on the 2012 IBC.
Because the corridor smoke detectors constitute the majority of detection devices at the Acme Company Anytown facility, removing them from the existing fire alarm system should significantly reduce the number of fire alarm system nuisance alarms.
For Phase 1 of the fire alarm system improvements, it is recommended that rather than physically removing the corridor smoke detectors from their locations in the corridor they simple be removed from fire alarm system SLC loop and abandon in place. This is can be accomplished very easily through programming the Fire-Lite MS 9600 panel. It is further recommended that during the Phase 2 installation of the new fire alarm system, these smoke detectors and their associated wiring be removed.
It should be noted that before this operation is performed, a pre-application meeting should be conducted with the Anytown Fire Department and Anytown Building Department (if necessary) to gain approval for the procedure.