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From the 2024 UPC Illustrated Training Manual, Chapter Chapter 13, HEALTH CARE FACILITIES AND MEDICAL GAS AND MEDICAL VACUUM SYSTEMS

1313.2 Location. The exhaust shall be located as follows:
(1) Outdoors.
(2) At least 25 feet (7620 mm) from any door, window, air intake, or other openings in buildings or places of public assembly.
(3) At a level different from air intakes.
(4) Where prevailing winds, adjacent buildings, topography, or other influences will not divert the exhaust into occupied areas or prevent dispersion of the exhaust. [NFPA 99: 5.1.3.7.7.2]


From the 2024 UMC Illustrated Training Manual, Chapter Chapter 6, DUCT SYSTEMS

607.2 Requirements. Ventilating ceilings shall comply with the following:
(1) Suspended ventilating ceiling material shall have a Class 1 flame spread classification on both sides, determined in accordance with the building code. Suspended ventilating ceiling supports shall be of noncombustible materials.
(2) Luminaires recessed into ventilating ceilings shall be of a type approved for that purpose.

FIGURE 607.2
VENTILATING CEILING REQUIREMENTS

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Last modified: May 16, 2024

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