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1 About SimplexGrinnell
North American Leader in Fire and Life Safety 200-Year Heritage in Fire Protection 11,500 Employees 2 Million Customers Vital Part of the New Tyco

2 The Foundation For Our Company
Integrity Excellence Always Teamwork Accountability

3 Fire Protection Product Lines
End Markets Electronic Institutional Schools/Universities Hospitals Defense Government buildings Airports Commercial Hotels Retailer Office buildings Shopping centers Financial institutions Industrial Oil & gas Manufacturing Marine Mining Fire alarms, mass notification, hospital nurse call, integrated systems Sprinkler Sprinklers, engineered solutions, special hazards, water spray, foam, gas systems Fire Suppression – Chemical, clean agent gases and water based suppression systems Electronics Security – Access control, video systems and intrusion security Life Safety- Self contained breathing apparatus, thermal imaging cameras and a broad range of first responder and industrial life safety products Suppression Fire extinguishers, specialty systems

4 2007 – A Year in Review: Continued Improvement
Financial Performance

5 Detection Market Share Sprinkler Margin Improvement Suppression Leverage

6 Strategic Priorities The 3 to 5 Year View
Develop Industry-Leading Solutions Use Technology to Make us Better Continue Transformation to a Service-led Culture World Class Employees

7 District Alignment

8 Looking Ahead Shaping the future of life safety. We are SimplexGrinnell.

9 Thank You

10 “BUSINESS PARTNERS” WSCA Contract #1568

11 Topics of Discussion Service Capabilities via WSCA Contract
Why Inspect, Test and Maintain Life- Safety Systems? Fire Alarm Systems Central Station Monitoring Sprinkler Systems 5 Year Obstruction Testing Fire Pumps Hydrants Water Storage Tanks Backflow Prevention Fire Extinguishers Emergency Lights Special Hazards Kitchen Hood Systems

12 Capabilities: SimplexGrinnell Nevada District Offices
Access Control Systems Monitoring Automatic Fire Pumps Special Hazard Fire Suppression Systems Communication Systems Video Surveillance Backflow Prevention Systems Timeclock Systems First Aid Kits and Safety Equipment Fire Extinguishers Emergency Exit Lighting Kitchen Hood Fire Suppression Systems Warranty and Post Warranty Service Asset Tracking Mass Notification Fire Alarm Automatic Sprinklers Capabilities: SimplexGrinnell Nevada District Offices Las Vegas  (702) Pama Lane Las Vegas, NV  Contact: Colette Shirley Reno  (775) South Rock Blvd Suite 127 Reno, NV  Contact: Harry Gledhill 120 Full Time Employees 81 Factory Trained Technicians Supporting the State of Nevada for Over 30 Years On-Staff Engineering Personnel Experienced Design/Build Team Warranty and Post Warranty Support

13 Typical Building Cut-away

14 Why Inspect, Test and Maintain Life- Safety Systems?
Life-safety systems – You can’t always tell if they are fully operational just by looking at them – passive systems As with any electronic or mechanical components they can degrade over time Dirt, dust and other contaminants can cause problems with smoke detectors Remodeling, vandalism and improper maintenance can damage fire protection equipment

15 Honest … We just tested it last month …

16 You Want Me To Troubleshoot that?

17 Close-up of New Wireless Device

18 It Could Have Been Worse

19 Code Requirements For Visual & Functional Testing

20 Fire Alarm Systems

21 How Are Fire Alarm Systems Tested?
Inputs Initiating Devices Each input device must be activated to ensure it causes the correct output Outputs Notification Appliances and Emergency Controls ZONE 1 ZONE 2 ZONE 3 ZONE 4 ZONE 5 ZONE 6 ZONE 7 ZONE 8 ZONE 9 ZONE 10 ZONE 11 ZONE 12 Bells/Horns Strobe Door Holders Annunciators HVAC Smoke Control Smoke Detector Manual Station PULL Simplex Relay Waterflow WF Valve Supervisory

22 How Are Fire Alarm Systems Tested?
Qualified personnel Periodic inspections – Daily, Monthly Periodic inspections – Yearly - Heat Detectors Periodic inspections – Yearly - Smoke Detectors Periodic inspections – Yearly - Control Panels

23 Smoke Detector Testing

24 Although some manufacturers allow testing with magnets, this is meant as a pre-test. Magnets can only verify that the detectors will put the panel in alarm, not that the detectors can detect smoke. Testing with magnets or “push-to-test” buttons do not ensure smoke entry into the sensing chamber.

25 Smoke Detector Cleaning and Sensitivity Testing
“The detector sensitivity shall not be measured using any device that administers an unmeasured concentration of smoke or other aerosol into the detector” NFPA During the inspection, fire alarm system smoke detectors should be removed from their base and cleaned as defined by current service provider policy. The smoke detectors should be tested for sensitivity in a controlled sensitivity tester. No Climb model 800 Trutest Gemini Scientific Corporation model 501B Smoke Detector Sensitivity Tester Uses refined, pharmaceutical grade, mineral oil and nebulizer

26 Problem: The Common Heat Detector Testing Tool
Butane ignites at approximately degrees Fahrenheit !

27 Calibrated Heat Detector Testing

28 Central Station Monitoring
Central Station will monitor facility for fire, critical conditions, elevators, and other systems via UL/FM-Listed central station monitoring facility … 24 hours a day, 365 days a year … Ensures reliable, professional dispatching of fire authorities, owner reps, and service provider in the event of an emergency

29 Sprinkler Systems

30 Owner Responsibility The property owner is fully responsible for the inspection, testing and maintenance of the building sprinkler system Notify the AHJ and Monitoring agency before testing or shutting the system down for maintenance or repairs Permit only qualified individuals to work on the system Promptly remedy any deficiencies discovered Assure the hazards in the building do not change without an accompanying evaluation of the ability of the sprinkler system to protect the new hazard Verify the restoration of all sprinkler systems following any impairment The NFPA has no record of a multiple death fire (3 or more fatalities) in a completely sprinklered building where the system was fully operational.

31 5 Year Obstruction Testing

32 NFPA 25 – Obstruction Investigation
Corrosion is a naturally occurring destructive process Corrosion develops in systems which have metal, untreated water and air/oxygen in repeated and prolonged contact with each other. Both wet & dry fire sprinkler systems are continually subject to these conditions. The National Fire Protection Association requires: An investigation of piping and branch line conditions every 5 years. Also requires evaluating any deposits found inside the piping for indications of microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC)

33 MIC Water Test Sampling and Deposit Test
SimplexGrinnell’s FPS MIC Water Test Sampling and Deposit Analysis Test Allows for quick and inexpensive assessment of the internal corrosion activity in a facility’s fire sprinkler system. Identifies any build-up of corrosion products such as tubercles, mounds, particulates, solids, etc. found in a fire sprinkler systems. Tests for specific bacteria types commonly associated with microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC). Results available 10 days after receipt of the sample by the laboratory. Includes explanation and general recommendations.

34 Fire Pumps

35 Designed to increase the water pressure in the sprinkler system.
Fire Pump Inspection Performance Testing Service Design Installation Designed to increase the water pressure in the sprinkler system.

36 Yard Hydrants Dry barrel (semiannual inspection)
Wet barrel (annual inspection)

37 Water Supply Tanks Gravity tank Pressure tank

38 Backflow Prevention Assemblies
Shall be tested annually at the designed flow rate of the fire protection system, including hose stream demands, if appropriate, and the friction loss across the device shall be measured Per NFPA 25 Certified Technician

39 Fire Extinguishers Inspection Testing Service Installation Training Used as the first line of defense to put out small fires or contain one until the fire department arrives.

40 Fire Extinguisher Training OSHA Requirement (Annually)
“Where the employer has provided portable fire extinguishers for the employees’ use… the employer shall also provide an educational program to familiarize employees with the general principles of the fire extinguisher use…”

41 Emergency Lighting Purpose: To provide 90 minutes of illumination in public access and means of egress when power failures occur. As a result, emergency lighting is considered life safety – proper operation is crucial during an emergency. Emergency lighting products have to meet requirements set by: UL and NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Assn.) Manufacturing and Testing Standards NEC Electrical Installation Standards NFPA 101 Testing and Maintenance Requirements Local and State Codes OSHA

42 Special Hazard Systems
Testing Service Utilized mainly for protection against fire in computer rooms, flammable and combustible storage rooms.

43 Range Hood Suppression Systems
Dry chemical extinguishing system Wet chemical extinguishing system UL 300

44 Inspection / Testing Semiannual Check for last hydro-test date Change fusible links (annual) Check for proper shut off of cooking equipment and shut down of exhaust fans Fixed extinguishing system designed to discharge automatically or manually in the event of a a fire.

45 Thank You! Any Questions?

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