MANUALLY OPERATED ELECTRONIC FIRE ALARM SYSTEM (MOEFA) as per NBC'16 (Part-4)
According to National Building Code 2016 (NBC'16), the following 3 devices needs to be installed wherever MOEFA is specified.
MANUALLY OPERATED FIRE ALARM SYSTEM
To raise alarm manually when fire, smoke, heat etc. leading to emergency is discovered.
PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM
Auto/ Manual announcement and voice evacuation system for guidance in Hindi/English/vernacular language. Prerecorded messages can be used and shall be integrated with existing fire alarm system.
To intimate fire and interact with occupants for organised evacuation and guidance.
MOEFA is the minimal fire safety requirement for the following type of buildings as per NBC 2016. MOEFA is a default inclusion in Automatic fire detection & evacuation system
|Educational Buildings||All above 15 mtrs||Not Required|
|HOSPITALS AND CLINICS||All types and sizes||Required|
|Business Buildings|| Professional establishment like officies of||Required|
|Hazardous Buildings||All types||Required|