Join us on Wednesday February 17th at 1:00 PM (EST)

for our free 60 minute webinar on:

A Case Study in the Application of Narrow Band Tone Signaling


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The use of narrow band tone signaling to achieve audible notification in loud environments has been permitted in the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code® since the 2002 edition yet is rarely used. This presentation will cover the concepts behind narrow band tone signaling; an examination of the associated code requirements and a review of the design input information required to utilize the approach. A case study will be used to provide an in-depth look at several real-world challenges encountered where the technique was applied in an industrial environment.

This presentation will feature the following learning objectives:

  • What advantages does the narrow band tone signaling approach offer over other more traditional methods for designing audible notification systems.
  • What are the NFPA 72 requirements for applying narrow band tone signaling.
  • How does A-weighted total sound pressure levels differ from octave band sound pressure levels.
  • Identify the required design input information needed to complete a audible system design utilizing narrow band tone signaling.
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Presented by: Andrew J. Taggart

Andrew J. Taggart, PE, is a Senior Fire Protection Engineer – Manager with 12 years’ experience. Mr. Taggart’s experience includes fire protection engineering, project management and technical oversight responsibilities for projects involving, fire and life safety code consulting; fire protection system analysis and design; storage and use of flammable and combustible liquids, and other hazardous materials; development of alternate compliance means for existing facilities and unique operations; fire hazards and risk-based analysis; emergency response; construction management; and fire protection system commissioning. Mr. Taggart’s work experience includes projects in a variety of sectors with a focus on the industrial, manufacturing, and oil & gas sectors.