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.
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.
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.