Testing is used to determine the operational status of a component or system by conducting physical checks. Things like waterflow testing, fire pump testing, alarm testing and trip testing of dry, deluge and pre – action valves are key to ensuring their effectiveness at keeping life and property safe.
Local authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) in New York require property owners to follow codes based on National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, New York State building codes, and local ordinances. These codes lay out the testing requirements for fire sprinklers and other fire protection systems.
The requirements vary from system to system. In fire sprinkler system testing, communication from your contractor to identify the proper operation of all components to the property owner or his representative, along with the required documentation is essential for minimizing property damage risk and complying with local jurisdictions.