- ASAP Sprinkler LLC, provides installation, upgrades, retro-fits, service, testing and inspections for all brands of automatic fire sprinkler systems and fire pumps.
- Per NFPA 25, all sprinkler systems must be tested and inspected on an annual, semi-annual and quarterly basis. Please refer to the code, ask your ASAP representative, or your local Fire Department for a list of what’s required by the Town or Authority Having Jurisdiction.
- The most common types of automatic sprinkler systems include wet or dry systems. In some cases the system will also include private hydrants, glycol loops and or, fire pumps, all of which have their own fire codes for testing and maintenance. Dry systems are required to receive a full trip test (flow test), once every 3 years or more frequently if required by the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
- Fire pumps are required to receive an annual flow test and shall be operated weekly or monthly (churn or run test without flowing water)
- Pre-action systems are a hybrid dry system and are usually found in computer rooms, file storage areas, medical storage or media storage rooms.
- Annual testing involves inspections of all sprinkler heads, valves, fittings, gauges, piping, fire department connections, pressure readings, alarm and supervisory readings at fire alarm panel, 2 inch main drain test, inspectors flow test, low point drains, air compressor test and partial trip of dry systems.
- Automatic fire sprinklers are recognized as the single most effective method of fighting the spread of fires in their early stages and are known to save lives and property. For that reason, annual testing will help insure that these systems are functioning as designed.
- NFPA – www.nfpa.org