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Digital ITM and NFPA 25

The Impact on Report Compliance The requirements in the 2017 edition of NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, regarding documentation make digital inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM) abilities increasingly attractive and useful to industry leaders. This is especially true as more jurisdictions …

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NFPA 25, 2017 Edition

What’s New? If you read this magazine, then you already know the 2017 edition of NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, was ready for adoption last year. You may even know whether your jurisdiction has adopted it or not. Yes, three years …

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Basic Codified Issues

Basic Codified Issues

What Sprinkler Contractor Owners Need to Know The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is an industry association that exists primarily to represent the interests of open shop fire sprinkler contractor owners. In context, it is important that each sprinkler contractor owner fully understand that the applicable building codes and their …

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Flow Testing Standpipes

Flow Testing Standpipes

Seeking Solutions in NFPA 25 to Unusual Challenges Inspection, testing and maintenance service providers face many challenges, which we in the “training community” often espouse in articles and live seminars. All too often, we focus on the obvious issues associated with liability, contractual structure and responsibilities to meet requirements of NFPA …

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Standpipe Hydrostatic Testing

Standpipe Hydrostatic Testing

Theory vs. Practice Every industry has areas where theory and practice just don’t quite meet. The fire protection industry is no exception. If your firm is responsible for performing inspections on water-based fire protection systems, then you can relate to that statement. Honestly, trying to complete the various code inspections …

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Hydrostatic Testing in Cold Temperatures

Hydrostatic Testing

Systems Under Construction vs. Commissioned Systems You wouldn’t install a wet-pipe sprinkler system in an area that is subject to freezing and exposed to freezing temperatures, right? I’m guessing you quickly answered that question with an assertive, “Heck no!” Well, if that system is being installed in February in the vast …

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Fantauzzi Celebrates Silver Anniversary

Member Recognized for Technical Committee Service The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) congratulates AFSA member Jim Fantauzzi, North East Fire Protection Systems, Inc., Ballston, New York, on his 25 years’ service on NFPA technical committees. Fantauzzi has served as AFSA’s representative on NFPA 25 Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems. According to NFPA, …

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