Fire Sprinkler Requirements
The most commonly found fire sprinkler systems are wet pipe and dry pipe systems. Wet pipe sprinkler systems, the most common type, are typically found in commercial buildings. They contain closed fire sprinkler heads connected to pipes filled with water. Dry sprinkler systems are usually found in unheated areas such as a garage or warehouse facilities and contain dry pipe valves which are filled with water upon a fire sprinkler activation.
Many building codes and some insurance providers require that fire sprinkler systems in facilities. Kinetix has NICET certified technicians that understand, NFPA 13 and NFPA 25, the fire sprinkler requirements. Our team will provide the right solution to all of your fire sprinkler needs.
Fire Sprinkler Inspections
In many buildings a fire sprinkler inspection is either conducted irregularly or not performed by a qualified professional. Incorrect spacing, corrosion, and other signs of damage can impair the sprinkler systems ability to operate as designed. In some cases, fire sprinkler heads are painted over, out of inspection, or recalled and need to be examined and tested to ensure reliability.
While most inspections are conducted from floor level, it may be necessary to take a closer examination when there are suspected problems. Other important fire sprinkler system components that need to be inspected quarterly and in some cases monthly include:
- Waterflow alarm
- Tamper switches
The Fire & Life Safety Experts at Kinetix are here to help your team by providing this review and by making sure your fire sprinkler system inspections stay on track.
Fire Sprinkler Testing
Although, fire sprinklers have proven to be extremely reliable fire protection systems over the years, fire sprinkler testing is a critical function that must be performed in or to keep these systems operational. Unlike most mechanical systems, sprinklers are primarily idle and problems can go undetected without the proper fire sprinkler testing and Program Based ITM plan.
At Kinetix, we test your fire sprinkler and the various components that are integrated with the system which together include:
- Waterflow alarm devices
- Supervisory alarm devices
- Fire pumps
Also, depending on the age of the sprinklers, they may need to be replaced or tested by an approved fire sprinkler testing lab. The fire sprinkler experts at Kinetix are educated and trained in NFPA 25 and always keep you up to date with the latest code requirements.
Fire Sprinkler Maintenance
Like many mechanical systems, fire sprinkler systems are susceptible to various conditions that can damage and hamper their functions in the case of an emergency. Proactive fire sprinkler maintenance and repairs of these systems including valves and components are essential to its proper operation.
While inspecting and testing your system, Kinetix’s technicians note any necessary or preventative fire sprinkler maintenance repairs. They take care of important items such as replacement sprinklers, dry pipe systems, and repairs. Whether it’s scheduled maintenance or a middle of the night freeze up, you can rely on Kinetix to properly service your system.