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CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT 2nd July, 2009

MINISTRY OF INTERIOR, QATAR

FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS


MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS
Material:
FSS
BASIC REQUIREMENTS No: 1.1

Item Provisions Notes

1.0 Portable Fire Extinguishers


Shall be QCD approved and be LPC certified, UL listed or VdS or FM
approved.

2.0 Hose Reels


Shall be QCD approved and be LPC certified, UL listed or VdS or FM
approved.

3.0 Fire Pumps


Entire fire pump assemblies including controllers shall be QCD approved
and be LPC certified, UL listed or VdS or FM approved.
Selection shall be in accordance with NFPA 20.
A minimum of one duty and one standby pump shall be provided. Fire
pumps shall be installed in accordance with QCDFSS 6.7

4.0 Sprinkler Valves


Shall be QCD approved and be LPC certified, UL listed or VdS or FM
approved.

5.0 Valves
Shall be QCD approved and be LPC certified, UL listed or VdS or FM
approved.

6.0 Sprinklers
Shall be QCD approved and be LPC certified, UL listed or VdS or FM
approved.
They shall be selected in accordance with the NFPA13.

7.0 Intentionally left blank

8.0 Pipes and tubes

Pipes shall be sized by hydraulic calculations in accordance with the Sizing


NFPA13 chapter 22. Information to be submitted with plans for approval
shall be that detailed in section 22.1, 22.2 and 22.3.

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CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT 2nd July, 2009
MINISTRY OF INTERIOR, QATAR

FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS


MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS
Material:
FSS
BASIC REQUIREMENTS No: 1.1

Item Provisions Notes

All pipe and fittings shall have a minimum service pressure of 175psig Service Pressure
and at 60ºC.

Ferrous piping shall be corrosion resistant. Corrosion

Minimum test pressure shall be 250 psig or 50 psi above the service Testing
pressure at 60ºC.

Pressure testing and flushing of piping shall be conducted in accordance Flushing


with NFPA13 and shall be witnessed by the responsible engineer.
All piping shall be flushed to clear any possible blockages. Method
Statement of the flushing procedure and original inspection reports
witnessed and signed by the responsible engineer shall be submitted as
evidence of compliance on completion of the installation.

Pipe supports and hangars shall be standard types and listed for purpose.
Where non-listed pipe hangars and supports are used, they shall be
designed to take five (5) times the weight of the pipe and fitting (tees,
elbows, valves etc) including the volume of water it carries plus 114kg.
Calculations shall be provided to verify their adequacy and such
calculation shall be signed by a professional engineer.

Piping shall be painted red on completion to clearly identify its purpose.

9.0 Fittings
Fittings shall be from material compatible with the pipe chosen.
Jointing methods shall be threaded, grooved, flanged or other suitable
method able to withstand the test pressures.
Grooved joints shall be LPC certified, UL Listed or FM approved.
Welded joints shall be qualified.

10.0 Fire Alarm Panels


Shall be UL Listed, FM approved or LPC certified Approved.
A Mimic panel with LED’s to indicate location of fire and status of
detectors and devices shall be provided.

11.0 Mimic Panels with indicating LED’s shall be provided at each floor.

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CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT 2nd July, 2009
MINISTRY OF INTERIOR, QATAR

FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS


MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS
Material:
FSS
BASIC REQUIREMENTS No: 1.1

Item Provisions Notes

12.0 Intentionally left blank

13.0 Smoke Control

Smoke Control Systems shall be stand alone systems.

14.0 Smoke Control System Fan controls shall be located adjacent to the Main
Fire Alarm Panel.

15.0 Fire Damper


Shall be UL Listed, FM approved or LPC certified Approved. The fire
resistance rating shall be at least equal to that of the elements of the
structure and wall.

16.0 Motorised smoke control Damper


Shall be UL Listed, FM approved or LPC certified Approved. The
damper shall be capable of operating at minimum 250°C for 2 hours

17.0 Fire-rated duct


Shall be UL Listed, FM approved or LPC certified Approved. The fire
resistance rating shall be at least equal to that of the elements of the
structure and wall.

18.0 High temperature rated fan


Shall be UL Listed, FM approved, CE mark or LPC certified Approved.
The fan shall be capable of operating at minimum 250°C for 2 hours.

19.0 Maintenance

19.1 All fire and life safety systems shall be properly maintained under a
documented preventative maintenance inspection and test plan.
Documentary evidence of compliance with this requirement shall be
maintained on the building premises in a suitable location at all times.
They shall be readily available for presentation to QCD inspectors on
request.
Ideally these documents shall be kept in a secure and safe location at the
fire command centre or where no fire command centre is provided, in the

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CIVIL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT 2nd July, 2009
MINISTRY OF INTERIOR, QATAR

FIRE SAFTEY STANDARDS


MINIMUM REQUIERMENTS
Material:
FSS
BASIC REQUIREMENTS No: 1.1

Item Provisions Notes


security office or the administration office and where central

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