The NFPA requires that fire sprinkler systems being inspected and tested on a regular basis. The experienced team at Ryan Fireprotection can assist in this critical maintenance. Contact us today.
Ryan Fireprotection works with healthcare facilities and hospitals to help ensure their compliance with accrediting organizations such as DNV GL, HFAP, and Joint Commission.
The NFPA requires an internal inspection of piping every five years or when conditions indicate the need for it. Occasionally, an obstruction investigation may also be required to ensure that piping, valves and other components don’t become obstructed to the point where they might leak or fail under pressure.
As a building owner, staying compliant with fire codes helps maximize system integrity and allows fast, effective response in the event of a fire emergency. This includes knowing when and how to test and maintain a fire pump.
Have you ever wondered how drinking water is separated from the water in sprinkler systems and pipes? The difference is potable (treated, drinking quality) vs. non-potable (untreated, not fit for drinking) water. Backflow preventers are responsible for keeping potable water clean and free of contaminants.
NFPA standards require that sprinkler heads be tested outside of the annual and quarterly fire sprinkler system inspections. The standards vary depending on type and age of the sprinkler heads.
As the building owner or facility manager, your building’s sprinkler system may not always be top of mind, but it is imperative to understand the basics of your system. When a situation arises, you should be prepared to assess the problem and make decisions or work with an outside professional to resolve the situation.
The winter months bring harsh weather for many areas, but even those areas not greatly afflicted with freezing temperatures need a winterization plan. Indiana is known for warmer temperatures during the day and frigid, cold temperatures at night, making it even more important to give your sprinkler system extra attention.
Even with proper inspection, testing, and maintenance, a fire system can demand emergency service. When you call Ryan Fireprotection with an emergency situation, you will be immediately directed to a live person to discuss the situation at hand.
It is important to winterize your fire sprinkler systems to protect them from freezing and causing heavy water damage. As the winter months approach, there are three steps you should take to protect your systems from freezing.