NFPA or HOSPITAL COMMISION
I work on back up power units. Just finished testing a state hospital (Texas). Did the test by NFPA 110 rules. 25%-50%-75%. Now the Hospital Commision (JACO) tells me I have to do them over because I was off 5% on one test. Their rules 30%-50%-75%. Why not have both regs agree so we will only have to worry about one reg to go by. It is only a 15 amp differnce. May not sound like much to some people. But four hours at a load bank in the sun is not fun.
Not the Joint Commisions Fault
I administer and maintain the communications systems for a 250+ bed hospital (telephone,microwave, conventional & trunked radio). The screwup was the HOSPITALS, not The Joint Commision. www.jointcommission.org
Originally Posted by BillyShafer
The customer is required to inform the contractor what standard the AHJ (authority having jurisdistion) is utilizing. And as a side note, The Joint commsion is usually a publication cycle behind (NFPA) the the local / state AHJ's
BTW, there a proposal to do a black start test for hospitals. A load bank test is not a real-world test for the fuel supply, transfer switchs, elevator controllers, and fire pump controllers.
Rated Doors and our Friends from the Joint Commision
Been there done that. Here's the final decision in our case: If the Kick plate is actually part of the assembly (and noted in the original test procedure to UL 10B/10C or NFPA 288), you are fine. If you can't prove it's an OEM part of the assembly, that's where you get hit.
Originally Posted by Rayr49