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Speaking Sprinkler

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

The 2019 edition of NFPA 13 “Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems” was recently revised. Each new edition is intended to create a document that is easier to use than the previous.

The fire pump controller monitors several alarms and devices specific to the fire pump operation.

Did you know that anytime you change the layout, occupancy, use or process of an area or storage in your facility you need to evaluate the fire protection system’s capacity?

Winter is Coming, Time to Winterize is Here

Did you know that you are required by law to regularly test your exit & emergency lighting systems?

As cities grow and/or become more landlocked, the only place to go is up. That is why we are seeing more high-rise and multi-story buildings being constructed to account for the limited space. These types of construction can be difficult as it relates to fire protection.

Did you know that NFPA 25 Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems (2011 edition) includes inspection and testing requirements beyond the more common monthly, quarterly and annual procedures?

IBC Temporary Standpipe Requirements

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

It can be tough in today’s industry to properly monitor and keep up with individual municipality requirements as it relates to fire prevention code.  So many follow one or multiple such as the IFC, IBC, or NFPA and frequently, they follow different years from one another.  One

Did you know NFPA 25 includes specific building owner responsibilities when a fire protection system is in an impaired condition? NFPA defines an ‘Impairment’ as:

NFPA 25 requires an internal inspection of fire sprinkler system piping every five years. This is to be conducted to inspect for the “presence of foreign organic and inorganic material.” Foreign materials can cause obstructions to pipe and sprinklers.

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