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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 27. Fire Protection
Article 163. Fixed Fire Extinguishing Systems--Water-Spray, and Foam-Water Sprinkler Systems

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§6182. Water-Spray Fixed Systems, Foam-Water Sprinkler Systems.

(a) Scope and Application. This Section applies to all water-spray fixed extinguishing systems and to all foam-water sprinkler systems. This Section does not apply to automatic sprinkler systems which are covered in Article 159.
When water-spray fixed systems or foam-water sprinkler systems are provided, they shall be designed and installed in an approved manner. The systems shall also comply with Article 160.
NOTE: For information on water-spray fixed system or foam-water sprinkler and foam-water spray system design and installation, consult the National Fire Protection Association's Standards on “Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection” or “Installation of Foam-Water Sprinkler and Foam-Water Spray Systems”, NFPA 15, 2012 edition or NFPA 16, 2011 edition, respectively, and/or your local jurisdiction fire department.
(b) General Requirements.
(1) The employer shall assure that foam and water spray systems are designed to be effective in at least controlling fire in the protected area or on protected equipment.
(2) The employer shall assure that drainage of water spray systems is directed away from areas where employees are working and that no emergency egress is permitted through the drainage path.
Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.
1. Repealer of Article 163 (Section 6183) and new Article 163 (Section 6182) filed 9-8-81; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 81, No. 37). or prior history, see Register 76, No. 29.
2. Change without regulatory effect deleting Title 24 reference (Register 87, No. 49).
3. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 12-2-2014; operative 1-1-2015 (Register 2014, No. 49).

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