The National Fire Protection Association recommends that all Fire Sprinkler Systems to be Inspection, Testing and Maintenance to be performed by a certified RME-I Quarterly, some parts of the system could be inspected Annually. Fire Sprinkler Texas has the certified inspector to take care of any type of inspection, testing and maintenance in Houston, Katy, Spring, Sugar Land, Richmond, Clear Lake, Missouri City and Webster , Texas.
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The following monthly inspections can be performed by facility staff:
Visually inspect control valves to ensure that they are:
Note: Where air pressure is not supervised at a constantly attended location, these gauges need to be inspected on a weekly basis. Fire Sprinkler System Maintenance and Testing.
1. The following quarterly inspections are in addition to those required monthly and can be performed by facility staff:
2. With proper training the following quarterly tests can be performed by facility staff:
1. In addition to the monthly and quarterly inspections and tests, NFPA 25 has very detailed and specific inspection, testing and maintenance services that need to be performed on an annual basis. Because of their complexity, and to comply with the state law, these services must be performed by a licensed sprinkler contractor and would include such things as:
Note: “Harsh environments” have been interpreted to include areas exposed to outside weather (e.g. sprinklers installed under exterior canopies) and cold storage areas (e.g. coolers and freezers).
Just as important as conducting required inspections, testing and maintenance is documenting the fact that they occurred. Both NFPA 13 and NFPA 25 require that these services be properly recorded. What follows is a brief synopsis of some of the major documentation requirements you need to be aware of.