Fire Alarm Control Panel Peripherals

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Fire Alarm Control Panel Peripherals

SDM Magazine 5-Minute Tech Quiz, May 2013


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A fire alarm control panel must be mounted at a location closest to the door where the firefighters will enter. This location is usually identified when submitting plans for an approval by the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Duct detectors that were installed by the HVAC company are not compatible with an addressable fire alarm control panel and must be replaced.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    When mounting smoke detectors on a wall, the sensing device has to be between four and 12 inches down from the ceiling. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    NFPA 70 is the National Fire Alarm Code. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    _____________ is the maximum number of water flow switches permitted to be connected to a single ___________initiating device circuit. 
    • A. 

      One, addressable

    • B. 

      Two, conventional

    • C. 

      Three, addressable

    • D. 

      Four, addressable

    • E. 

      Five, conventional

  • 6. 
    What is the maximum number of supervisory devices permitted to be connected to a single initiating device circuit? 
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      40

  • 7. 
    In new one- and two-family dwellings smoke detectors are required to be installed _______________.
    • A. 

      In all sleeping rooms

    • B. 

      Outside of each separate sleeping area

    • C. 

      On each level of the dwelling

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Smoke detectors are marked with a color code indicating their temperature classification.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Comparing addressable and conventional systems, which of the following statements is true?
    • A. 

      Addressable systems and conventional systems both report specific device activation location information to the monitoring station.

    • B. 

      Conventional systems use less wire than an addressable system.

    • C. 

      There are fewer connections for field wiring in an addressable panel than in a conventional panel.

    • D. 

      Addressable systems allow pull stations to be placed farther apart than when installed on a conventional system.

  • 10. 
    Initiating devices do not necessarily have to be installed independently of the circuit conductors. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Any standard smoke detector is permitted to be installed in a return air plenum. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is an example of a smoke detector? 
    • A. 

      Multi-criteria

    • B. 

      Ionization

    • C. 

      Photoelectric

    • D. 

      Any of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    Which of the following devices must be tested for functionality on an annual basis? 
    • A. 

      Smoke detectors

    • B. 

      Control panels

    • C. 

      Heat detectors

    • D. 

      Pull stations

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    When the height of a ceiling is 15-25 feet, which of the following spacing reduction factors must be used to properly locate smoke detectors? 
    • A. 

      0.91

    • B. 

      0.84

    • C. 

      0.77

    • D. 

      No reduction for smoke detectors

  • 15. 
    Fire alarm control panels must be painted red for ease of identification as a fire alarm device.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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