Better Late Than Never

"I chose Jason Webb to write an article for the Member Takeover edition of the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance column of National Fire Sprinkler Magazine because of his vast knowledge of, and passion for, the fire protection industry. Jason has had various roles in the fire protection industry and now works for Potter Electric Signal. Potter continues to stay on the cutting edge of fire sprinkler technology and produces exceptional products. There is no doubt that his article will be very informative." –Vince Powers

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How important is maintaining a fire sprinkler system?

Many say they understand how important it is to conduct proper inspections, testing, and maintenance (ITM) on our fire protection systems, but do they really understand? Many do not find out the true importance of proper ITM of a fire protection system until it is too late.   Take NASA for instance.

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Where it all begins-Chapter 5 of NFPA 25

This is one of the most used chapters in the standard as it covers inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM) of components for all water-based fire protection systems and is appropriately named “Sprinkler Systems.” In this chapter we will find the requirements for sprinklers, sprinkler pipe, hangers, and many other components. It also tells us where we can find information about components found in other chapters.

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Tis the season for calibration

One of the most important components of testing fire pumps is the testing equipment – specifically the calibrated gauges.  Too often, once pump testing season is over, the gauges are forgotten until June when they are needed again, but it is too late.

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