Your fire sprinklers are subject to inspections at times determined by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). These inspections happen weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually, every three years and every five years depending on what is being inspected.
Each inspection has the same overall goals: to extend the life of your sprinkler system and to ensure the system is functional should a fire ignite.
To review all the information on your sprinkler system inspections, visit the NFPA 25.
What Your Inspection Covers
When it comes to inspecting your fire sprinkler system, different items are inspected at different time intervals. Seven items are inspected at your quarterly and annual inspection:
- Wet and dry gauges.
- Water flow and supervisory alarm devices.
- Water flow alarm on both wet and dry systems.
- Hydraulic system nameplates.
- Fire department connections.
- Pressure-reducing and relief valves.
In addition to these, four more inspections are added to your annual inspection:
- Sprinkler heads, pipes and fittings
- Supply of spare sprinkler heads and tools
- Dry pipe valves
- Water flow test
Preparing for Your Annual Fire Sprinkler Inspection
Your local fire department also will conduct annual inspections of your fire sprinkler systems. To make these inspections efficient for both of you, you should:
- Contact your local fire department ahead of your inspection to give them inspection, testing and maintenance reports for the year and to inquire about what the fire department will be looking for in your system.
- Review your reports with your fire department and provide explanations for any issues you have reported to them.
- Have a responsible representative of your team accompany the inspector while they perform their duties.
- Take accurate notes of their findings during the inspection.
Why It’s All Essential
When it comes to fire sprinkler systems, safety is of the utmost concern. That’s why it’s essential that your systems are working correctly and following the required procedures and timeline for inspections.
Keeping your building and your employees safe by following these criteria to the letter will help ensure that your business is kept safe as well.
From installation to inspections, iProtection has you covered with all your system needs to make sure your system is in top shape and will pass inspection every time.
iProtection is locally owned and operated and has been serving the Dallas/Fort Worth area since 2000.
Contact us to let us know how we can help you pass your next fire sprinkler inspection.
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