Ensure Your Sprinkler System in New York City is NFPA Compliant
The National Fire Protection Association forms the standards on which all credible fire protection services operate. By ensuring compliance with both your local fire department and NFPA 25, you’re not only avoiding surprise code violations but you’re saving money down the line by employing a team that will spot potential problems early.
FDNY & NFPA 25 Compliance
We help ensure the longevity of your sprinkler system by providing a variety of NFPA 25 compliant inspections and tests.
By getting regular NFPA 25 inspections and testing, you’re also testing the most crucial part of many sprinkler systems: the standpipe. The NFPA requires testing of the standpipe at least once every five years. Currently, this is done through a sprinkler hydrostatic test that measures the pressure within the standpipe. This helps inspectors detect if there is a leak in your system and demonstrates that your sprinkler could withstand the water pressure that occurs during an emergency. The hydrostatic test can also be done on your sprinkler system in a similar fashion for similar reasons.
Visual inspections allow engineers a quick way to ensure that your control valves are in the proper positions, the gauges are in good condition, and that the reported air and water pressures are within the normal range. This is the most frequent inspection and allows fire safety engineers to track the health of your sprinkler system over time.
Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual Inspections
To keep your sprinkler system in the best shape possible, it’s important to follow through with the recommended and required monthly, quarterly, and annual inspections. The monthly tests are generally strictly visual, but the quarterly and annual inspections are more involved. The procedures for these inspections vary between sprinkler systems, and they often require physically testing the system.
What is NFPA 25?
According to the National Fire Protection Association, the NFPA 25 acts as “the baseline for inspection, testing, and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems.” This non-profit is the most-trusted association in the fire protection industry and creates global standards for fire safety. It is updated on an as-needed basis. Depending on the type of sprinkler system you have, there are different criteria that must be met. We train extensively to ensure that your system is up-to-code and ready to go.