Timothy Thatcher, P.E.

Thatchers is an engineer with Sebesta Blomberg & Associates. Fax him at 612-546-0494, or email.

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Commissioning Fire Alarm Systems

January 9, 2012
This month, our life safety coverage arrives from the commissioning side. From design phase to tips on navigating a seemingly untenable number of observations, and on to post-testing tasks, here’s one consultant’s solid reference to keep you and your client from getting unnecessarily alarmed.
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Commissioning--Getting It Right: Smoke Management Testing

April 11, 2002
Learning the whole building is necessary for success in realm.
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Commissioning--Getting It Right: Fire Alarm Commissioning vs. Code Official Testing

December 29, 2001
The commissioning fire alarm system test is different from the code official test because the commissioning consultant typically has a different mandate than the code official.
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Commissioning: Getting it Right: Motor Current Sensors

May 2, 2001
Details can drive motor current sensor mysteries.
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