Manually Operated Electronic Fire Alarm System

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.

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MANUALLY OPERATED FIRE ALARM SYSTEM

To raise alarm manually when fire, smoke, heat etc. leading to emergency is discovered.

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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.

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TALKBACK 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

ApplicationDescriptionMOEFA Requisites
Residential Buildings
  • Lodging Rooms (Less than 15 mtrs (More than 30 rooms))
  • Residential Apartments and Houses (Above 15 mtrs)
  • Hotels
Required
Educational Buildings All above 15 mtrsNot Required
HOSPITALS AND CLINICS All types and sizesRequired
Assembly Buildings
  • Auditorium
  • Assembly halls
  • Museum
  • Restaurants etc.
Required
Business Buildings Professional establishment like officies of
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Doctors
  • Lawyers
  • Post office
  • Research establishment
  • IT parks
  • Call centres
Required
Mercantile Buildings
  • Shopes
  • Stores
  • Departmental stores
  • (All Except area of grounf & storey less than 500 sqm & less than 10 mtrs in hight)
Required
Industrial Buildings
  • Low Hazard (Except covered area less than 500 sq mtr and less than 15 mtr in height)
  • Moderate Hazard (Except covered area less than 500 sq mtr)
  • High Hazard (Except covered area less than 50 sq mtr)
Required
Storage Buildings
  • Except covered area less than 250 sq mtr
  • Except multilevel car parking
Required
Hazardous Buildings All typesRequired