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Fire System Inspection Requirements NFPA

Fire System Inspection Requirements NFPA

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CHAPTER
 
SYSTEM TYPE
 
MONTHLY
 
QUARTERLY
 
SEMI-ANNUALLY
 
ANNUALLY
 
OTHER
 
CODE
 
REQUIREMENT
 
Clean AgentSystems
 
NFPA 2001
 
System Inspection
 
4
 
4-1.1
 
At least annually, allsystems shall be thoroughlyinspected and tested forproper operation bycompetent personnel.Discharge tests are notrequired.
 
System Test
 
4
 
4-1.1
 
(Same as above).
 
Weigh Cylinders
 
4
 
4-1.3
 
At least semiannually, theagent quantity and pressureof refillable containers shallbe checked.
 
Container Test
 
4
 
4-2.1
 
U.S. Department ofTransportation (DOT),Canadian TransportCommission (CTC), orsimilar design clean agentcontainers shall not berecharged without retestingif more than 5 years haveelapsed since the date ofthe last test and inspection.
Hose Test
 
4
 
4-3.2.1
 
All hose shall be testedevery 5 years.
 
Room Integrity
 
4
 
4-4
 
At least every 12 months,the enclosure protected bythe clean agent shall bethoroughly inspected todetermine if penetrations orother changes haveoccurred that couldadversely affect agentleakage or change volumeof hazard or both.
 
Carbon DioxideSystems
 
NFPA 12
 
System Inspection
 
4
 
1-11.1
 
At least every 30 days, aninspection shall beconducted to assess thesystem’s operationalcondition.
 
System Test
 
4
 
1-11.3.2
 
The following shall beverified by competentpersonnel at least annuallyusing availabledocumentation required in1-7.2.6.
 
Weigh Cylinders
 
4
 
1-11.3.5
 
At least semiannually, allhigh-pressure cylindersshall be weighed and thedate of the last hydrostatictest noted (see 1-9.5.1)
 
 
 Container Test
 
4
 
1-9.5.1
 
High-pressure cylindersused in fire-extinguishingsystems shall not berecharged without ahydrostatic test (andremarking) if more than 5years have elapsed fromthe date of the last test.Cylinders continuously inservice without dischargingshall be p
 
Hose Test
 
4
 
1-11.2.1
 
All system hose includingthose used as flexibleconnectors shall be testedevery 5 years in accordancewith 1-11.2.
 
Halon 1301Systems
 
NFPA 12A
 
System Inspection
 
4
 
4-1.1
 
At least semiannually, allsystems shall be thoroughlyinspected, tested, anddocumented for properoperation by trainedcompetent personnel. Testsshall be in accordance withthe appropriate NFPA orCanadian standards.
 
Container Test
 
4
 
4-2.1
 
DOT, CTC, or similar designHalon 1301 cylinders shallnot be recharged without aretest if more than fiveyears have elapsed sincethe date of the last test andinspection.
Hose Inspection
 
4
 
4-3
 
All system hoses shall beexamined annually fordamage.
 
Hose Test
 
4
 
4-3.2
 
All hoses shall be testedevery 5 years in accordancewith 4-3.1.
 
Room Integrity
 
4
 
4-4
 
At least every 6 months thehalon-protected enclosureshall be thoroughlyinspected to determine ifpenetrations or otherchanges have occurred thatcould adversely affect halonleakage.
 
Dry ChemicalSystems
 
NFPA 17
 
Maintenance
 
4
 
9-3.1
 
At least semiannually,maintenance shall beconducted in accordancewith the manufacturer’slisted installation andmaintenance manual.
 
Container Test
 
4
 
9-5a.
 
The following parts of drychemical extinguishing
 
systems shall be subjectedto a hydrostatic pressuretest at intervals notexceeding 12 years: a. DryChemical Containers
 
Hose Test
 
4
 
9-5c.
 
The following parts of drychemical extinguishingsystems shall be subjectedto a hydrostatic pressuretest at intervals notexceeding 12 years: c.Hose Assemblies
 
Agent Examination
 
4
 
9-3.1d.
 
Examination of the drychemical (If there isevidence of caking, the drychemical shall be discardedand the system shall berecharged in accordancewith the manufacturer’sinstructions.)
 
AgentReplacement
 
4
 
9-5.2
 
Dry chemical agentremoved from thecontainers prior tohydrostatic testing shall bediscarded.
 
Wet ChemicalSystems
 
NFPA 17A
 
Maintenance
 
4
 
5-3.1.1
 
At least semiannually,maintenance shall beconducted in accordancewith the manufacturer’slisted installation andmaintenance manual.
 
Container Test
 
4
 
5-5a.
 
The following parts of wetchemical extinguishingsystems shall be subjectedto a hydrostatic pressuretest at intervals notexceeding 12 years: a. WetChemical Containers
 
Hose Test
 
4
 
5-5c.
 
The following parts of wetchemical extinguishingsystems shall be subjectedto a hydrostatic pressuretest at intervals notexceeding 12 years: c.Hose Assemblies
 
AgentReplacement
 
4
 
5-5.2
 
Wet chemical agentremoved from thecontainers prior tohydrostatic testing shall bediscarded.
 
Fire Alarm &DetectionSystems
 
NFPA 72
 
Visual Inspection 7-3.1
 
Visual inspection shall be

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