ADT490 - Alarm Design and Troubleshooting

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Subject Title
Alarm Design and Troubleshooting

Subject Description
Students will gain an understanding of where fire alarm system and fire alarm device faults may occur, the appropriate trouble-shooting techniques to undertake, and the remedial steps required. 
This course will use the fire alarm fundamentals obtained from ALS390 to design a basic fire alarm system and prepare a corresponding riser diagram.

Credit Status
One College subject credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Identify locations of panel and device faults in a fire alarm system.
  1. Locate circuit faults (open, short, ground) on an initiating and output circuit.
  1. Complete remedial actions upon discovery of a fire alarm system fault.
  1. Design a basic, conventional fire alarm system following the requirements of the Ontario Building Code and CAN/ULC-S524.
  1. Prepare a riser diagram for a basic, conventional fire alarm system.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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