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NOTE - THE NOTED DISAPPROVED ITEMS MAY NOT CONSTITUTE A COMPLETE LIST OF VIOLATIONS. THE DESIGNER IS TO CONDUCT A COMPLETE RE-REVIEW OF THE PLANS FOR ADDITIONAL VIOLATIONS OF THE STANDARD COMMENTS AND INCORRECT INFORMATION PRIOR TO RESUBMITTING.

 System plans must be picked up within 30 days. All system plans left longer than 30 days will be discarded as abandoned.

BEAR CREEK DENTAL SUITE 100
01455 LITTLE BEAR CREEK PT

Review DateStatusComment(s)
4/16/2021 ApprovedALL PREVIOUS COMMENTS ADDRESSED/CORRECTED
FYIThis project is: The installation of a Category II Med gas dental system. Plans are reviewed to the 2015 Colorado Springs Fire Code as well as applicable city codes and standards. ATTENTION: See our web site for our latest plan review comments for your job at: http://springsgov.com/units/fire/Prevent/PlansReview/FPS_WebFPS.asp
AttentionINSPECTION REQUIRED. An inspection of this hazardous materials installation/process is required prior to final Certificate of Occupancy/occupancy of the building/commencement of hazardous materials operations. To schedule the hazardous materials inspection, please call 719-385-5978 and follow prompts to schedule the inspection. Please have the plan review number ready before calling.
AttentionHAZARDOUS MATERIAL INVENTORY STATEMENT: All Processes/Operations, Materials/Chemicals indicated on the Hazardous Materials Triage form must be provided on a Hazardous Materials Inventory Statement (HMIS). An HMIS WAS/WAS NOT provided with the submittal. The HMIS shall include the following information: 1. Product name. 2. Component. 3. Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) number. 4. Location where stored or used. 5. Container size. 6. Hazard classification. 7. Amount in storage. 8. Amount in use-closed systems. 9. Amount in use-open systems.
FYICHEMICAL INVENTORY, AS DECLARED 02- 250 cubic ft.- Quantity of 2 N20- 50 lb - Quantity of 2
AttentionEXCEEDS PERMIT QUANTITIES; ANNUAL HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OPERATIONAL PERMIT REQUIRED. COLLECT REQUIRED INFORMATION FOR ANNUAL PERMITTING.
AttentionHAMMERS: The information from this permit application must be entered into the HAMMERS program and added to the facilities hazardous materials information. Visit the following link: https://hammers.springsgov.com/ to add the information to the facility.
FYI2015 IFC - ONE-HOUR EXTERIOR ROOMS. A 1-hour exterior room shall be a room or enclosure separated from the remainder of the building by fire barriers constructed in accordance with Section 707 of the International Building Code or horizontal assemblies constructed in accordance with Section 711 of the International Building Code, or both, with a fire-resistance rating of not less than 1 hour. Openings between the room or enclosure and interior spaces shall be self-closing smoke- and draft-control assemblies having a fire protection rating of not less than 1 hour. Rooms shall have not less than one exterior wall that is provided with not less than two nonclosable louvered vents. Each vent shall have a minimum free opening area of 24 square inches (155 cm 2) for each 1,000 cubic feet (28 m 3) at normal temperature and pressure (NTP) of gas stored in the room and shall be not less than 72 square inches (465 cm 2) in aggregate free opening area. One vent shall be within 6 inches (152 mm) of the floor and one shall be within 6 inches (152 mm) of the ceiling. Rooms shall be provided with not less than one automatic sprinkler to provide container cooling in case of fire. (2015 IFC ?5306.2.1)
FYI2015 IFC - CERTIFICATION. Medical gas system installers, inspectors and verifiers shall be certified in accordance with American Society of Sanitary Engineers (ASSE) 6000 Professional Qualification Standards. (2015 IFC ?5306.6)
FYI2015 IFC - MEDICAL GAS SYSTEMS. Medical gas systems including, but not limited to, distribution piping, supply manifolds, connections, pressure regulators and relief devices and valves, shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 99 and the general provisions of this chapter. Existing medical gas systems shall be maintained in accordance with the maintenance, inspection and testing provisions of NFPA 99 for medical gas systems. (2015 IFC ?5306.5)
4/9/2021 AttentionEXCEEDS PERMIT QUANTITIES; ANNUAL HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OPERATIONAL PERMIT REQUIRED. COLLECT REQUIRED INFORMATION FOR ANNUAL PERMITTING.
AttentionHAMMERS: The information from this permit application must be entered into the HAMMERS program and added to the facilities hazardous materials information. Visit the following link: https://hammers.springsgov.com/ to add the information to the facility.
AttentionINSPECTION REQUIRED. An inspection of this hazardous materials installation/process is required prior to final Certificate of Occupancy/occupancy of the building/commencement of hazardous materials operations. To schedule the hazardous materials inspection, please call 719-385-5978 and follow prompts to schedule the inspection. Please have the plan review number ready before calling.
AttentionADDITIONAL FEES: This is our FOURTH, review of these plans. Any and all future plan submittals for this specific permit will have additional plan review fees charged to the project, as per the CSFD fee schedule.
DisapprovedEnsure Warning System is installed as required in Section 15.4.2.10 Warning Systems (Oxygen and Nitrous Oxide). Category 2 warning systems shall comply with 5.2.9, except as follows: (1) Warning systems shall be permitted to be a single alarm panel. (2) The alarm panel shall be located in an area of continuous surveillance while the facility is in operation. (3) Pressure and vacuum switches/sensors shall be mounted at the source equipment with a pressure indicator at the master alarm panel. (4) Warning systems for medical gas systems shall provide the following alarms: (a)Oxygen main line pressure low (b)Oxygen main line pressure high (c)Oxygen changeover to secondary bank or about to changeover (if automatic) (d)Nitrous oxide main line pressure low (e)Nitrous oxide main line pressure high (f)Nitrous oxide changeover to secondary bank or about to changeover (if automatic) (5) Audible and noncancelable alarm visual signals shall indicate if the pressure in the main line increases or decreases 20 percent from the normal operating pressure. (6) Visual indications shall remain until the situation that caused the alarm is resolved. (7) Pressure switches/sensors shall be installed downstream of any emergency shutoff valves and any other shutoff valves in the system and shall cause an alarm for the medical gas if the pressure decreases or increases 20 percent from the normal operating pressure. (8) A cancelable audible indication of each alarm condition that produces a sound at the alarm panel shall reinitiate the audible signal if another alarm
3/31/2021 DisapprovedPlans indicate a Category 2 dental system. However, the code callout references a Catergory 3 dental system. Identifiy the category as to which the med gas system is to be designed. Reference NFPA 99 Chapter 15 for design standards. Provide a code study form for Chapter 15 NFPA 99 2021 edition.
DisapprovedShow a cross sectional view of the nitrous oxide/oxygen cylinders and piping manifold. Arrangment of the piping and clyinders to be shown.
DisapprovedSHEET M112 - KEYED NOTES 2-3 Keyed notes indicate that NFPA 99C is to be the standard for which the oxygen and nitrous oxide lines are designed. However, after 2012, NFPA 99C was no longer used as the design standard. Please reference NFPA 99 for installation requirements.
DisapprovedProvide information on Category 2 Warning systems according to Section 15.4.3.4 of NFPA 99
DisapprovedUnable to determine the types of materials being used. Please provide med gas piping and system components spec. sheets.
AttentionADDITIONAL FEES: This is our THIRD review of these plans. This review and all future plan submittals for this specific permit will have additional plan review fees charged to the project, as per the CSFD fee schedule.
Disapproved2015 IFC - SECURING COMPRESSED GAS CONTAINERS, CYLINDERS AND TANKS. Provide means for securing cylinders - Show in the cross sectional drawing Compressed gas containers, cylinders and tanks shall be secured to prevent falling caused by contact, vibration or seismic activity. Securing of compressed gas containers, cylinders and tanks shall be by one of the following methods: 1. Securing containers, cylinders and tanks to a fixed object with one or more restraints. 2. Securing containers, cylinders and tanks on a cart or other mobile device designed for the movement of compressed gas containers, cylinders or tanks. 3. Nesting of compressed gas containers, cylinders and tanks at container filling or servicing facilities or in sellers# warehouses not accessible to the public. Nesting shall be allowed provided the nested containers, cylinders or tanks, if dislodged, do not obstruct the required means of egress. 4. Securing of compressed gas containers, cylinders and tanks to or within a rack, framework, cabinet or similar assembly designed for such use. Exception: Compressed gas containers, cylinders and tanks in the process of examination, filling, transport or servicing. (2015 IFC ?5303.5.3)
FYIThis project is: The installation of a CATEGORY 2 dental air and vacuum piping system. 2-O2 cylinders 2-N20 cylinders for dental med gas. Plans are reviewed to the 2015 Colorado Springs Fire Code as well as applicable city codes and standards. ATTENTION: See our web site for our latest plan review comments for your job at: http://springsgov.com/units/fire/Prevent/PlansReview/FPS_WebFPS.asp
FYICHEMICAL INVENTORY, AS DECLARED Two Oxygen tanks - each 250 cubic ft. Two Nitrous Oxide tanks - each 436.5 cubic ft. A total of 1373 cu. ft. of oxidizing gas. Permit required Below MAQ per control area
FYI2015 IFC - CERTIFICATION. Medical gas system installers, inspectors and verifiers shall be certified in accordance with American Society of Sanitary Engineers (ASSE) 6000 Professional Qualification Standards. (2015 IFC ?5306.6)
FYICREDENTIALS AND CERTIFICATIONS. American Society of Sanitary Engineers (ASSE) Medical Gas Installer, Medical Gas Verifier and Brazing certification credentials, or documents shall be required prior to commencement of work, and on site and available AT ALL TIMES for inspection by the CSFD. CREDENTIALS SHALL BE CURRENT. Performance Testing is required per NFPA 99, section 5.1.12. Performance Criteria and Testing. Performance testing documentation and inspection is subject to field verification by the Fire Inspector.
FYIGENERAL. Medical gas systems shall be installed and inspected by credentialed American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE) 6010 medical gas system installers, ASSE 6015 bulk medical gas system installers, ASSE 6020 medical gas system inspectors, and ASSE 6030 medical gas verifiers. Contractor shall be responsible for compliance with all local, state or federal codes, standards, and appropriate industry practices. (2015 IFC ?5306.1)
FYI2015 IFC - MEDICAL GAS SYSTEMS. Medical gas systems including, but not limited to, distribution piping, supply manifolds, connections, pressure regulators and relief devices and valves, shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 99 and the general provisions of this chapter. Existing medical gas systems shall be maintained in accordance with the maintenance, inspection and testing provisions of NFPA 99 for medical gas systems. (2015 IFC ?5306.5)
FYI2015 IFC - SECURITY. Compressed gas containers, cylinders, tanks, portable containers and systems shall be secured against accidental dislodgement, shifting or upset and against access by unauthorized personnel in accordance with Sections 5303.5.1 through 5303.5.3. Stationary containers shall be secured to foundations in accordance with the International Building Code. Nesting shall be an acceptable means of securing containers. (2105 IFC ?5307.4)
FYI2015 IFC - PIPING SYSTEMS. Piping systems shall be marked in accordance with ASME A13.1. Markings used for piping systems shall consist of the content#s name and include a direction-of-flow arrow. Markings shall be provided at each valve; at wall, floor or ceiling penetrations; at each change of direction; and at not less than every 20 feet (6096 mm) or fraction thereof throughout the piping run. Exceptions: 1. Piping that is designed or intended to carry more than one gas at various times shall have appropriate signs or markings posted at the manifold, along the piping and at each point of use to provide clear identification and warning. 2. Piping within gas manufacturing plants, gas processing plants, refineries and similar occupancies shall be marked in an approved manner. (2015 IFC ?5303.4.3)
3/18/2021 Approved/CorrectedEnsure louvers are at least 72 inches in aggregate free opening area.
AttentionThe following disapproved items were addressed as follows: 1- HMIS forms provided 2- Medical gas closet meets IFC 5306.2.1
DisapprovedProvide letter from dentist or other equivalent authority indicating the level of sedation to be performed in this facility (light, moderate, deep sedation, general anaethesia)
DisapprovedThe medical gas system shall be designed to the latest NFPA 99 standard which currently is the 2021 edition. The system appears to be designed under the 2012 edition. NOTE: Catergory 3 dental systems shall not have medical gas per NFPA 99 Section 15.5.1.2
FYICONTACT : If you have any specific questions or concerns about these comments, please feel free to contact me at: DEMARCUS TILLERY FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEER I DIVISION OF THE FIRE MARSHAL COLORADO SPRINGS FIRE DEPARTMENT Direct: 719.385.7356 Office: 719.385.5978 Fax: 719.385.7334 demarcus.tillery@coloradosprings.gov
2/18/2021 DisapprovedThe following information shall be provided: 1. Provide edition of NFPA 99 that this dental gas system is being designed and installed to. NOTE: the current adopted version of NFPA 99 is the 2018 edition. 2. Provide category of dental system that this system is being designed to (ie, Category 1, 2, or 3). NOTE: Dental gas systems have different categories than medical gas systems per NFPA 99, 2018 ed. 3. Provide letter from dentist or other equivalent authority indicating the level of sedation to be performed in this facility (light, moderate, deep sedation, general anaethesia) 4. Provide how ventilation will be provided per 2015 IFC 5306.2.1 (mechanical ventilation, natural ventilation, etc.)
DisapprovedHAZARDOUS MATERIAL INVENTORY STATEMENT: All Processes/Operations, Materials/Chemicals indicated on the Hazardous Materials Triage form must be provided on a Hazardous Materials Inventory Statement (HMIS). An WAS NOT provided with the submittal. The HMIS shall include the following information: 1. Product name. 2. Component. 3. Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) number. 4. Location where stored or used. 5. Container size. 6. Hazard classification. 7. Amount in storage. 8. Amount in use-closed systems. 9. Amount in use-open systems.
FYISSM REVIEWER CONTACT: If you have any specific questions or concerns about these comments, please feel free to contact me at: Stefan Manning Fire Protection Engineer I Colorado Springs Fire Department Division of the Fire Marshal 2880 International Circle, Suite 200-7 Colorado Springs, CO 80910 (T) 719-385-7351 stefan.manning@coloradosprings.gov
 



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