code requirements for visual inspections
CODE REQUIREMENTS FOR VISUAL INSPECTIONS
DAILY/WEEKLY
Sprinklers
Portable Fire
Extinguishers
Alarm
Sprinklers
Emergency
Hood
Suppression
System
MONTHLY
Automatic Fire
Lights/Exit Signs
Gauges (Dry, Preaction, and Deluge Systems)
Cold Weather Enclosures (daily/weekly)
Valves, Valve Components, Trim Inspections
Sealed Control Valves
Master Pressure Reducing
Fire Pump System
Casing Relief Valves
Pressure Relief Valves
Pump House, Heating Ventilating Louvers
Backflow Prevention Assemblies
Reduced Pressure
Reduced Pressure Detectors
Control Valves (locked/supervised)
Standpipe
Sealed Control Valves
Location Pressure Tamper Indicator, Hose/Nozzle Sign, Hanger, Hazard
Assessment, HMIS Label
Location in designated place
No obstruction to access or visibility
Operating instructions on nameplate legible and facing outward
Safety seals and tamper indicators not broken or missing
Fullness determined by weighing or “hefting”
Examination for obvious physical damage, corrosion, leakage or
clogged nozzle
Pressure gauge reading or indicator in the operable range or position
Condition of tires, wheels, carriage, hose, and nozzle checked (for
wheeled units)
HMIS Label in place
Control Equipment: Fire Alarm Systems Unmonitored for
Alarm, Supervisory, and Trouble Signals
Gauges (wet, dry, preaction, and deluge systems)
Valves, Valve Components, Trim Inspections
Locked/Supervised Control Valves
Valve Supervisory Switches
Tamper Switches
Alarm Valves (exterior bells)
Dry Pipe, Deluge, Preaction Valves
Pressure Reducing Valves
Backflow Prevention Assemblies
Double Check Valves
Control Valves (locked/supervised)
Standpipe
Control Valves (locked/supervised)
Functional Test
Owners Inspections
QUARTERLY
NFPA 25
NFPA 10
NFPA 72
ULC S536
NFPA 25
NFPA 101, 70
NFPA 17
Sprinklers
Hood
Suppression
System
Automatic
Fire Alarm
Alarm Devices
Fire Department Connections
Pressure Reducing and Relief Valves
Sprinkler Systems
Hose Connections
Hose Racks
Backflow Prevention Assemblies
Fire Department Connections
Standpipe
Private Fire Service Maintenance
SEMI ANNUALLY
Suppression System
Fusible Link Replacement
Control Equipment: Fire Alarm Systems Monitored for
Alarm, Supervisory, and Trouble Signals
Fuses
Interfaced Equipment
Lamps and LEDs
Primary (main) Power Supply
Control Equipment: Fire Alarm Systems Unmonitored for
Alarm, Supervisory, and Trouble Signals
Nickel-Cadmium
Sealed Lead-Acid
Transient Suppressors
NFPA 25
NFPA 96
NFPA 17,17A
NFPA 72
ULC 5536
SEMI ANNUALLY (continued)
Sprinklers
Hood
Suppression
System
Portable Fire
Extinguishers
Automatic
Fire Alarm
Sprinklers
Emergency
5 YEARS
Sprinklers
12 YEARS
Hood
Suppression
System
Lights/Exit Signs
Control Unit Trouble Signals
Emergency Voice/Alarm Communications Equipment
Remote Annunciators
Batteries
Sealed Lead-Acid
Initiating Devices
Air Sampling Smoke Detectors
Duct Smoke Detectors
Electromechanical Releasing Devices
Fire Extinguishing System(s) or Suppression System(s) Switches
Fire Alarm Boxes (Pull Stations)
Heat Detectors
Smoke Detectors
Interface Equipment
Alarm Notification Appliances — Supervised
Supervising Station Fire Alarm Systems — Transmitters
DACT
Private Fire Service
Monitor Nozzles
ANNUALLY
Fusible Links
Cartridge (Hydrostatic Test/Replacement) - PYROCHEM
All of monthly inspection, plus conductivity test (Carbon Dioxide),
Determination of 6 year or Hydrotest, inspection of shell and nameplate
Hanger/seismic bracing
Control Equipment: Fire Alarm Systems Monitored for
Alarm, Supervisory, and Trouble Signals
Fuses
Interfaced Equipment
Lamps and LEDs
Primary (main) Power Supply
Control Equipment: Fire Alarm Systems Unmonitored for
Alarm, Supervisory, and Trouble Signals
Radiant Energy Fire Detectors
Supervisory Signal Devices
Waterflow Devices
Pipe and Fittings (from floor)
Hangers/Seismic Bracing
Sprinklers (from floor)
Spare Sprinklers
Standpipe
Piping
Hose Racks
Hose Connections/Hose Valves
Hose/Hose Nozzles
Valves, Valve Components, Trim Inspections
Interior Dry, Deluge, Preaction
Pressure Reducing Valves
Private Fire Service
Hydrants
Main Line Strainers
90 Minute drain test and inspection, verification of charge voltage,
alignment of heads, hazard assessment, inspection sticker,
required paperwork
Internal Obstruction Investigation
Valves, Valve components, Trim Inspections
Strainers, Filters, Orifices
Interior Check Valves
Interior Alarm, Dry, Deluge, Preaction Valves
Regulator
Tank Cylinder (Hydrostatic Test)
Cartridge (Hydrostatic Test/Replacement) - ANSUL
Actuation Hose (Hydrostatic Test/Replacement)
NFPA 25
NFPA 17,17A
NFPA 10
NFPA 72
ULC S536
NFPA 25
NFPA 101, 70
NFPA 25
МЕРА 17, 17А
NFPA 72: 2007 edition, NFPA 25: 2008 edition, NFPA 10: 2002 edition, ULCS536: 2004 edition
See other side for Functional Testing Requirements
CODE REQUIREMENTS FOR FUNCTIONAL TESTING
Automatic Fire Daily and Monthly Status Check ULC S536 Sprinklers Dry System Full Flow Trip Test NFPA 25
Alarm Systems Supervisory field devices, Supervisory circuits and DCL, in-and-out Dry System Air Leakage
conductors of supervised circuits, ancillary device control circuit, one
initiating field device, operation of common audible and visual trouble 5 YEAR INTERVAL
signals, one emergency phone, voice paging capability to one zone.
Battery terminals are clean and lubricated, terminal clamps are secure,
Portable Fire Hydrostatic testing of Carbon Dioxide, wet chemical and foam NFPA 10
electrolyte level and specific gravity. a Dry System Alr Leakage
Portable Fire Ensure in proper operating condition. Safety seals, tags, pressure gauge NFPA 10 9 , o 9
а Fire Extinguishers
Extinguishers readings, HMIS Lable : ; е | à
| Hydrostatic testing of cartridges associated with portable fire
Emergency 30 seconds quick check and battery check NFPA 101 ar
Lights extinguishers and wheeled units
Hydrostati ing of n dioxide h i with
Fire Pump Weekly system procedures. Electric 10 min. Diesel 30 min. NFPA 25 SEs Rol cabo Aa leses Teal pit
a shut-off valve
Sprinklers Gauges NFPA 25
QUARTERLY Sprinklers — Extra-high Temperature/Corrosive Atmosphere
Fire Department Connections
Hydrostatic Test Siamese Connections, in some locations
(city of Pittsburgh every 3 years)
Standpipe - Full Flow Test Remote Point
Hose Connection Pressure Reducing Valves (full flow)
Sprinklers Mechanical Water Flow Devices NFPA 25
Valves, Valve Components
Low Air Pressure Alarms
Quick Opening Devices
Priming Water |
Hydrostatic Test Manual/Dry Standpipes
SEMI ANNUALLY Standpipe 5 year test for new hoses and every 3 years thereafter
Hoses Valves, Valve Components
Hood All Kitchen Suppression Systems NFPA 17A Pressure Reducing Valves/Relief Valves (full flow)
Suppression Private Fire Service
System Full Flow Test
Sprinklers Valve Supervisory Devices NFPA 25
ANNUALLY
6 YEAR TEST
Portable Fire Stored-pressure extinguishers requiring 12 year hydrostatic test NFPA 25
Portable Fire Conductivity test of all carbon dioxide hose assemblies. Ensure in NFPA 10 Extinguishers shall be emptied and subjected to applicable maintenance procedures.
Extinguishers proper operating condition. Safety seals, tags, pressure gauge reading,
HMIS table. Empty and recharge all stored pressure loaded stream 12 YEAR INTERVAL
fire extinguishers. rn Portable Fire Hydrotest of dry chemical and clean agent extinguishers NFPA 10
Automatic Control Equipment: Building Systems Connected to NFPA 72 Extinguishers Hydrotest of dry chemical hose equipped with a shut-off valve
Fire Alarm Supervising Station ULC S536 Hood Hydrostatic Testing NFPA 17A
Systems Functions, Fuses, Interface Equipment, Lamps & LEDs, Suppression Cylinder
Primary (main) Power Supply, Transponders System Replacement of cartridge
Batteries - Fire Alarm Systems Regulator Test
Control Unit Trouble Signs Wet Chemical Containers
Emergency Voice/Alarm Communications Equipment Auxiliary Pressure Containers
Remote Annunciators Hose Assemblies
Initiating Devices
Duct Smoke Detectors 10 YEAR INTERVAL AND GREATER
Electromechanical Releasing Devices
Fire Extinguishing System(s) or Suppression System(s) Switches Sprinklers NFPA 25
Fire Alarm Boxes (Pull Stations) Dry Type At 10 years and every 10 years thereafter
Heat Detectors Quick At 20 years and every 10 years thereafter
All Smoke Detectors - Functional Response
Fire - Gas and other detectors Standard At 50 years and every 10 years thereafter
Interface Equipment
Special Hazard Equipment
. . . NFPA 72: 2007 edition, NFPA 25: 2008 edition, NFPA 10: 2002 edition, ULCS536: 2004 edition
Alarm Notification Devices
Audible Devices
Audible Textual Notification Appliances
Visible Devices
Supervising Station Fire Alarm System - Transmitters
DACT, DART
Special Procedures
Sprinklers Main Drain NFPA 25
Antifreeze Solution
Valves, Valve Components
Pressure Reducing Valves/Relief Valves (part flow)
Master Pressure Reducing Valves (full flow)
Control Valves
Dry System, Partial Trip Test
Deluge, Preaction Full Trip Test
Air Maintenance Device
Backflow Prevention Assemblies
Full Forward Flow Test
Standpipe
Main Drain Test
Hose Valves
Valves (all types)
Private Fire Service
Monitor Nozzles
Hydrants
Fire Pump System
Full Flow
Annual Maintenance
See other side for Visual Inspections Requirements
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