We are working on a whole suite of fire protection systems designed for a new power plant. We'll be submitting the systems for owner and consultant's approval.
Are power utilities governed by the same jurisdiction (building code) as other properties?
If not, how are they regulated in regards to determining the building code (ie: who dictates the applicable codes)?
Thanks in advance.
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12/2/2022 06:52:33 am
It's a deep web of jurisdictions based on my last go around with both a power and water utility project. You'll likely get into both state and federal jurisdictions along with an insurance provider as the money & oversight comes from several sources (State/Federal/Private).
12/2/2022 08:11:02 am
Dan's right, it can be a deep web of overlapping AHJs. You could have local, state, Federal, and insurer entities all rightfully claiming AHJ.
12/2/2022 08:26:14 am
I strongly recommend the use of NFPA 850 to determine the needs for fire protection systems.
12/2/2022 08:42:40 am
Typically, yes the local codes do apply. The key is knew the hazards associated with facilities.
12/4/2022 09:37:43 am
it typically has to do with the language in utility state laws on how they are allowed to operate
12/5/2022 08:35:06 am
Best bet is to find the state and federal codes along with the insurer requirements and design for the most stringent.
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