We call protection Fire Protection, the combination of all the passive and active actions developed in any kind of building that will protect them against fires. These actions should be according the local and international laws and codes.
All the active and passive actions of fire protection are focused on the following aspects:
- Save human lives.
- Minimize economical losses.
- Protect the business continuity.
The purpose of the active protection systems is to detect and control a fire through manual and/or automatic actions:
- Automatic sprinklers system.
- Detection and alarm system.
- Audio-evacuation system.
Here are listed some of the norms of reference we use:
- NSR-10: Colombian regulations of seism-resistant constructions.
- RETIE: Technical regulations of electric installations.
- NFPA 10: Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers.
- NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems.
- NFPA 14: Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems.
- NFPA 22: Standard for Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection.
- NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.
- NFPA 70: National electrical code.
- NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.
- NFPA 75: Standard for the Fire Protection of Information Technology Equipment.
- NFPA 76: Standard for the Fire Protection of Telecommunications Facilities.
- NFPA 101: Life Security Code.
- NFPA 731: Standard for the Installation of Electronic Premises Security Systems.