Logo -- Douglas Krantz Technicians Corner

Fire Alarm Systems


The Fire Alarm System Detects Fire and Tells People About the Fire.

Learn About Fire Alarm Systems

Codes, rules, and laws show what's needed to detect fire and what's needed to tell people about the fire. They don't show how a fire alarm system works.

However, with any fire alarm system, between the Detect Fire and the Tell People is a whole building full of hidden wire and controls. This is what has to be learned about and understood by those people designing, installing, servicing, and testing fire alarm systems.


Conventional Fire Alarm Systems

PDF
Make It Work - Conventional Fire Alarms
$24.00
USD
Get the Book Make It Work - Conventional Fire Alarms
$24.00
USD
Get the Book Make It Work - Conventional Fire Alarms


Codes and Rules tell you what you should have, but how does a Conventional Fire Alarm System Work?

"Make It Work - Conventional Fire Alarms" provides technical answers to the questions:
  • What is a Fire Alarm System?
  • What is Life-Safety?
  • What are the Types of Fire Alarm System?
  • Is the Fire Alarm System the Box-on-the-Wall?
  • How Does the Box-on-the-Wall Supervise the System?
  • What is a Class B Loop?
  • What is a Class A Loop?
  • What is an Initiating Device Circuit (IDC)?
  • What is a Notification Appliance Circuit (NAC)?
This is not a code book showing the required placement of devices for a fire alarm system; this is a technical book showing how a Conventional Fire Alarm System works.

Short Circuit
Free Subscription
I'll Send You the
Twice-Monthly
Fire Alarm
Newsletter


Go to the Writer Home Page of Douglas Krantz -- Describing How It Works
Go to the Fire Alarm Operation Map Page of Douglas Krantz - Technical Writer
Go to the General Electrical Map Page of Douglas Krantz - Technical Writer
Go to the Fire Alarm Description Map Page of Douglas Krantz - Technical Writer
Go to the Fire Alarm Installing Map Page of Douglas Krantz - Technical Writer
Go to the Fire Alarm Maintaining Map Page of Douglas Krantz - Technical Writer
Go to the Fire Alarm Testing Map Page of Douglas Krantz - Technical Writer
Go to the Fire Suppression Map Page of Douglas Krantz - Technical Writer






Tap for Desktop Friendly