NFPA 496 Compliance

What

• HVAC System Design 
• Installation 
• Test & Verification
• Industrial Maintenance Services

Who

Industrial Facility

Where

Louisiana

Turn-Key NFPA 496 Design, Installation and Verification

Having been made aware that 32 of their control room, laboratory, switch house and MCC (Motor Control Center) buildings did not comply with the requirements of NFPA 496, this facility had to get these buildings in compliance. They didn't have much time to do it, nor did they have much budget for this unforeseen expense.

Having been made aware that 32 of their control room, laboratory, switch house and MCC (Motor Control Center) buildings did not comply with the requirements of NFPA 496, this facility had to get these buildings in compliance. They didn't have much time to do it, nor did they have much budget for this unforeseen expense.
Challenges
  • 32 Buildings Not in Compliance
  • Time and Man-Power
  • Minimal Budget
  • Obsolete Systems
Solutions
  • Preliminary assessment of each building
  • Recommend cost-effective solutions
Results
  • Verified performance through testing and measurement
  • OSHA compliance
  • Proven solutions with NO finger-pointing
  • Accountability for our delivered outcomes

Alternatives to Total Replacement of HVAC Systems

The assessments allowed Star Service to determine solutions to the problem, which provided the customer with alternatives to total replacement of their HVAC systems. This enabled the customer to make an informed decision on-time and on-budget, while preventing the disconnect between design engineers and installing contractors.

This approach saved considerable time and money due to the fact that Star Service was able to provide a total turn-key solution with its in-house design engineers, installation team and digital controls group.

A Comprehensive Industrial Maintenance Program for Ongoing Compliance with NFPA 496

After the solutions were applied to these buildings and compliance was confirmed, Star Service has continued to work with this customer to develop a  comprehensive maintenance protocol for ongoing compliance with NFPA 496. 

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