Our state mechanical code calls for smoke detectors to shut down an air handling device if it supplies more than 2,000 cfm. Duct smoke detectors are required unless the entire area covered by the air handler is protected with smoke detectors.
My current project has a sprinkler system and a fire alarm system. The alarm contractor is only willing to supply a signal to my HVAC control panel to shut down the air handlers. I have told him that he must wire his system directly to the air handlers for purpose of shutting them down on an alarm condition. I tried to explain that my equipment is not rated as fire protection equipment but he doesn't seem to care.
I am expecting a showdown on Monday with the builder and the alarm guy. I am wondering if anyone can point me to any code info that will support my argument, if indeed I am correct. This is the first time that I have come across this problem and after searching the internet the code language seems to be kinda vague. There are statements such as 'the devices must designed for the intended purposes' etc.
Any help would be appreciated.
ps. I am in New York state if anyone has particular knowledge of the local code.