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  • Loss of Fluid in Glass Bulb Sprinklers

    March 22nd, 2017

    From NFSA TechNotes Issue # 369   March 15, 2017

    What would cause the loss of fluid in glass bulb sprinklers?

    Answer: There can be several causes for the loss of fluid in a glass bulb such as damage during shipment, …

  • Replacing Sprinklers After a Fire

    February 16th, 2017

    From NFSA’s Tech Notes #367 February 14, 2017

    Is there a standard for replacing sprinklers after a fire? How many sprinklers would have to be replaced beyond the limits of the fire area?

    Answer: NFPA 25 contains annex language addressing …

  • Internal Condition of Pipe

    January 11th, 2017

    From the NFSA ITM Report:

    A question that often comes up deals with the frequency of internal pipe inspections, now called an “assessment of internal condition of piping”. In the 2014 edition, NFPA 25 says in section that an …

  • Sample Size for Testing Sprinklers

    January 4th, 2017

    An Informal Interpretation from the American Fire Sprinkler Association

    “I have six apartment buildings that were constructed in 2002 that have dry sidewall sprinklers protecting the breezeways. The dry sprinklers require testing since they are over 10 years old. NFPA …

  • Painted Sprinklers

    December 27th, 2016

    An Informal Interpretation from the American Fire Sprinkler Association    2016-12-27-paintedsprinkler

    “We have found a site that while the glass bulb or fusible element has not been painted, there is some paint on the arm or at the threads into the pipe. …

  • 10-Year Sprinkler Test

    November 21st, 2016

    An Informal Interpretation from the American Fire Sprinkler Association.

    10-Year Sprinkler Test

    “NFPA 25 in indicates that dry sprinklers have to be tested or replaced after 10 years of being in service. Is a dry sprinkler considered to be …

  • Color Loss in Glass Bulb Sprinklers

    March 25th, 2015

    Cold environments can be challenging for any equipment and mechanical component. However, when there is concern about a sprinkler, life and property safety could be at risk. It has been noticed that glass bulb fire sprinklers could lose the color …

  • Only New Sprinklers Shall Be Installed

    April 3rd, 2013

    Only New Sprinklers Shall Be Installed

    That is a base requirement that has been in the NFPA 13 standard for some time in Section 6.2.1. New material in the 2013 edition says that when a sprinkler has been removed for …

  • Obstruction Investigation

    December 12th, 2012

    Obstruction Investigation

     “Is an obstruction investigation required every 5 years or whenever one of the 14 conditions exist?”

    We have reviewed NFPA 25, 2011 edition as the applicable standard. Our informal interpretation is that an obstruction investigation is conducted when …

  • Inspection Forms and NFPA 13 Deficiencies

    November 29th, 2012

    An Informal Interpretation by the AFSA:

    Inspection Forms and NFPA 13 Deficiencies:

    “We perform NFPA 25 inspections per the scope agreements with our clients. The reports are forwarded to the local jurisdiction for review. The jurisdiction has complained that the