Fire Sprinkler Sysems Testing, Maintenance, & Inspection - New Jersey

Fire Sprinklers Testing

Fires sprinklers have proven to be extremely reliable devices over the years. None the less, testing is a critical function in keeping these systems operational. Since sprinklers are primarily idle problems can go undetected without the proper testing.

There are many components that require testing for a sprinkler system. They include waterflow alarm devices, supervisory alarm devices, valves, and drains. Standpipes, hoses, and fire pumps are also integrated with other system components and require testing. Sprinkler system testing includes functional tests, such as opening an inspector’s test on a wet pipe system. Valves must be exercised and readings must be documented.

Hydrostatic tests may need to be completed at intervals specified by the Codes such as National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 25 or the local authorities. Also, depending on the age of the sprinklers, they may need to be replaced or tested by an approved testing lab. The fire sprinkler experts at Pecora Mechanical are educated and trained in these requirements and always keep up to date with the latest changes.

Fire Sprinkler Maintenance

NFPA 25, the Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems contains the minimum requirements for maintaining fire sprinkler systems. Like many mechanical systems, fire sprinkler systems are susceptible to various conditions that can damage them and hamper their functions in the case of an emergency. Proactive maintenance and repairs of these systems including valves and components are essential to its proper operation.
Pecora Mechanical has an emergency response team in addition to our maintenance experts that can handle the needs of your facility. Our team takes care of the important items such as replacement sprinklers, dry pipe systems, and repairs. Whether you have a scheduled maintenance or a middle of the night freeze up, you can rely on Pecora Mechanical to respond.

Fire Sprinkler Inspection

Inspections are mostly visual checks that require an intimate knowledge of NFPA 25, the Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems and NFPA 13, the Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems.

In many buildings sprinkler inspections are either not conducted regularly or performed by qualified personnel.  Incorrect spacing, corrosion, and other signs of damage can impair the sprinkler systems ability to operate as designed.  In some cases, the sprinkler heads may have been painted, recalled, or are out of inspection and need to be examined and tested for ensured reliability.

It is important that pipes and fittings are inspected.  They must be checked for visible corrosion, be free of mechanical damage, and leaks.  Hangers and seismic braces are required to be inspected as well.  While most of these inspections are conducted from floor level, it may be necessary for a closer examination when problems are suspected.

Other important sprinkler system items such as gauges, signage, waterflow alarms, and tamper switches must be inspected quarterly and in some cases monthly.  

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