In our previous installment on common fire sprinkler code violations in New York, we discussed color coding pipes and handles, adhering to five-year tests, and replacing corroded sprinkler heads. In this short blog, we will explore some additional fire sprinkler code violations that you need to be aware of.
Main Drain Test
The NFPA 25 requires that a main drain test be performed annually or any time the water supply control valve is closed, including any time a fire sprinkler system undergoes maintenance or repair. A licensed fire sprinkler contractor must perform this inspection.
Certificates of Approval
According to section 901.4.5 of the New York City Fire Code, certain fire protection devices, equipment, and systems require either a certificate of approval or approval by the Department of Buildings or the Board of Standards and Appeals. Examples include pre-engineered non-water fire extinguishing systems, standpipe system hose outlets, and fire department siamese connections.
Staying up to date on current fire sprinkler regulations can be difficult on your own, but not when you work with the professionals at Capitol Fire Sprinkler. We provide fire sprinkler inspections throughout NYC, so contact us online or call (718) 577-5701 to schedule an appointment.