All companies must be in compliance with all the fire codes that are required by law. By doing so, your business is always maximizing the integrity of the fire systems set in place. Fire pumps are included in the testing and inspecting of all fire systems. Although an outside provider is typically called to come and test your company’s fire pump, it is the responsibility of the business owner to make sure that all the proper equipment and systems are maintained properly. This includes the repair and upkeep of all fire systems, such as a fire pump.
Different Types Of Tests
According to the NFPA 25, which is the Standard for Inspections, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems , fire pumps need to be inspected and tested annually, unless otherwise specified. The two most common types of tests under NFPA 25 are the “No Flow Conditions” test and the “Annual Flow Test”.
- No Flow Conditions Test
This test is the best way to test your company’s fire pump without using water. During this type of test, the pump is run at churn between 10-30 minutes to test the operation of the timer, the pump, and the motor.
- Annual Flow Test
When it comes to this test, it is done to test the full capabilities of your business’s fire pump. According to the NFPA 25, your fire pump should work and comply with the original design of the pump . The benefit of having such a full and complete test is that your fire pumps are tested to ensure that the right amount of water flow will be available in case of an emergency, which could save lives as well as your business.
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