Jan 31, 2023  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

ELEC-140 Electrical Principles of Fire Alarm and Safety Systems

Credits 1 / 1 Contact Hours
Prerequisite: Placement into RDNG-016  (ACSR-016). Prerequisite: ELEC-133  and ELEC-131  
Electrician apprentices and electrical technicians alike will benefit from this introductory course on fire alarm and safety systems approached from an electrical standpoint. Students will review the National Electric Code (NEC) and National Fire Alarm Code (NFPA) that governs the installation inspection and system design of these systems. The electrical principles sensing mechanisms electronic circuits and design of fire alarm and similar safety systems will be investigated in this course.

Course Outcomes
1. Understand and interpret the basics of National Fire Alarm Code NFPA 72 and of National Electric Code NFPA 70 2. Classify the basic types of smoke, heat, combustible gas and carbon monoxide alarms 3. Understand the location requirements for installation of smoke, heat, and carbon monoxide alarms for minimum acceptable levels of protection 4. Understand the location requirements for installation of smoke, heat, combustible gas and carbon monoxide alarms that exceed the minimum acceptable levels of protection 5. Interpret electrical blueprints including all fire protection symbols 6. Define UL Standards and requirements 7. Define NEMA Standards and requirements 8. Discuss general requirements for the installation of security systems 9. Integrate smoke, heat, combustible gas and carbon monoxide alarms into a home security/home automation (“smart” home) systems and industrial/commercial applications 10. Design/demo a home residential fire protection circuit consisting of multiple alarms 11. Analyze the various sensing technology including heat (thermal), smoke, and hearing impaired devices 12. Design/demo and analyze various fire alarm electronic circuitry