To Cite or Not to Cite – Evaluating Installation in NFPA 25

Conducting an evaluation of a sprinkler system design or installation is outside the scope of NFPA 25, The Standard for Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems. In this blog we will explore what NFPA 25 says about testing of components and devices through the owner’s evaluation section (4.6.1).When a main drain test cannot be conducted because the drain will not handle the full flow, does this qualify as an installation issue or can it be cited on an inspection and testing report? It is commonly not cited because it was approved or accepted by an Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). Does this mean it shouldn’t be cited? This question is also the same for testing flow switches when there is not a proper inspector’s test connection.  

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Limited Sprinkler Systems

Does NFPA 25, the Standard for Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems encompass limited sprinkler systems?  This is a common question throughout the ITM community.  First, let us define the components that make up a sprinkler system.  In simple terms, it is a piping network with sprinklers that must have a water supply, water control valve, water flow alarm device and a drain. 

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Deluge Inspection, Testing, & Maintenance with Live Demonstrations

Description This webinar will allow the attendee to: • Summarize & locate the requirement’s for Inspection, Testing & Maintenance of deluge sprinkler systems using the appropriate NFPA standard • Identify common hardware used in deluge & sprinkler systems Guidelines for earning IACET CEUs • Attendee must register/sign in with all required info. • Attendee must attend the entire online session (monitored by polling and the host) • Attendee must actively participate in classroom discussions via polling and chat • Attendee must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the final assessment (taken within 24 hrs.) • Attendee has only one attempt at the final assessment • Successful completion will earn attendee 0.1 CEU

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Dry Systems Inspection, Testing, & Maintenance With Live Demonstrations

This webinar will allow the attendee to: • Identify the NFPA standard used for Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance • Summarize & locate the requirement’s for Inspection, Testing & Maintenance of dry sprinkler systems using the appropriate NFPA standard. • Identify common hardware used in dry sprinkler systems.

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