On occasion, the results of an Obstruction Investigation require a system flushing. This process clears the piping and components of potential blockages by using a pressurized water source.
Quarterly and annual inspections are the two most common intervals for inspections and testing that Ryan Fireprotection conducts for its clients, for all major fire protection systems.
The NFPA and other accreditation organizations require inspection documents to be maintained by the building owners and/or facility managers. It is prudent for a building owner and/or facility manager to ensure that all required records are in place and up to date, to be ready for any inspection by an AHJ, insurance inspector or compliance auditor.
Ryan Fireprotection follows NFPA 25 standards for fire sprinkler system inspections, and can help resolve any deficiencies that may be found during an inspection.
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.