INSPECTIONS / TESTING
Fire sprinkler systems have been the most effective form of fire protection for decades, but they must be inspected, tested and maintained in accordance with the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association and the Authority Having Jurisdiction to insure proper operation.
STAT Inspection Corp. has been affiliated with STAT FIRE Sprinkler/NYC since 2006 and can meet any of your requirements from weekly to yearly inspections and everything in between! STAT Inspection Corp. also eliminates the worry over being late on required inspections with tracking software that will keep a record of when your inspection is due. Our highly trained technicians inspect and service all types of sprinkler systems and can provide training in the proper use and maintenance of your system on a per client basis.
We provide inspections for the following Systems:
- Wet System
- Dry System
- Pre-Action System
- Deluge System
- Annual Fire Pump Test
- Fire Department Connection
- Standpipe Systems
- 5-Year/3-Year Internal Inspections
- Fire Sprinkler System Maintenance & Inspection
- Fire Pumps
Fire Sprinkler System Maintenance & Inspection
Fire sprinkler systems are required to be inspected in accordance with NFPA 25. Our highly trained technicians can inspect and service all types of sprinkler systems. Our software system will keep a record of when inspections are due so you never have to worry about being delinquent on required inspections. We can also provide training in the proper use and maintenance of your system so in a fire situation everyone will be prepared to respond appropriately.
Inspections are performed using STAT Fire Sprinkler/NYC technicians and associates. We do not depend on another company for expertise We use our own technicians to inspect and repair your fire sprinkler system which gives us better control over the quality of service we are able to provide. When you call STAT Fire Sprinkler/NYC we put you in contact with an individual specifically trained to address your fire protection needs.
Fire Sprinkler systems have been the most effective form of fire protection for decades, but they must be inspected, tested and maintained in accordance with the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association and the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
An inspection is a visual examination of a water-based fire protection system, or portion thereof to verify that it appears to be in operating condition and is free of physical damage.
A procedure to determine the status of a system by conducting physical checks on water-based fire protection systems such as water-flow tests, fire pump tests, alarm tests, and trip tests of dry pipe, deluge, or pre-action valves. These tests follow up on the original acceptance test at intervals specified in the appropriate chapter of the standard NFPA Code.
Fire Hydrant Testing
STAT Inspection Corp. can perform the required inspection and testing of fire hydrants located on private property as required by NFPA 25 (National Fire Protection Association) and AWWA M17 (American Water Works Association manual of water supply practices). Please see the information listed below for requirements and definitions.
- Hydrants shall be tested annually to ensure proper functioning. Each hydrant shall be opened fully and water flowed until all foreign material has cleared.
- Flow shall be maintained for not less than 1 minute.
- After operation, dry barrel and wall hydrants shall be observed for proper drainage from the barrel. Full drainage shall take no longer than 60 minutes.
- Where soil conditions or other factors are such that the hydrant barrel does not drain within 60 minutes, or where the groundwater level is above that of the hydrant drain, the hydrant drain shall be plugged and the water in the barrel shall be pumped out.
- Dry barrel hydrants that are located in areas subject to freezing weather and that have plugged drains shall be identified clearly as needing pumping after operation.
- Underground and Exposed Piping Flow Tests. Underground and exposed piping shall be flow tested to determine the internal condition of the piping at minimum 5-year intervals. (some jurisdictions require flow tests to be performed at three year intervals, check with your local AHJ)
- Flow tests shall be made at flows representative of those expected during a fire for the purpose of comparing the friction loss characteristics of the pipe with those expected for the particular type of pipe involved, with due consideration given to the age of the pipe and to the results of previous flow tests.
- Any flow test results that indicate deterioration of available water flow and pressure shall be investigated to the complete satisfaction of the authority having jurisdiction to ensure that the required flow and pressure are available for fire protection.
- Where underground piping supplies individual fire sprinkler, standpipe, water spray, or foam-water sprinkler systems and there are no means to conduct full flow tests, tests generating the maximum available flows shall be permitted.
Fire pumps are often a forgotten element of an automatic fire protection system. If a fire pump does not work, the entire system may fail. Stringent inspection and testing requirements are designed to prevent a pump failure that could be catastrophic. Our expert installation, inspection and service capabilities include the tools and manpower to support any fire pump in operation.
All functions of the fire pump controller should also be tested at least annually. After the tests are completed, you will get a test report describing which tests were conducted and settings of all time delay devices.
The report will include test results for operation of the pump, driver and controller. A trending comparison of year-by-year results can show early indication of problems before they are really serious.
Inspection and Testing Requirements for Fire Sprinkler Systems
STANDPIPE TESTING INSTALLATION