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Sprinkler Systems

  • Sprinkler systems must be installed in accordance with approved plans and applicable National Fire Protection Association standards as adopted and or modified by the International Fire Code 2015 and the manufacturer's installation instructions.
  • A permit is required from the Development Center before the installation or alteration of a sprinkler system or sprinklers.
  • Approved plans must be on site for the inspection.
  • No inspections of a sprinkler system will occur unless all piping is exposed. Using ladders to look over ceiling tiles is not acceptable unless the Fire Marshal approves in advance. 
  • Listed gauges must be used for the hydrostatic test. 
  • Piping shall not be painted until the Fire Marshal inspects and approves the system.
  • Contractors Material and Test Certificate is required for above-ground piping.
  • Hydrostatic test is required for more than 20 sprinklers installed.
  • Visual inspection is required for any number of sprinklers installed.
  • System must be installed in accordance with applicable standards and approved plans.
  • The installation must match approved plans to include manufacturer/model/temperature of sprinkler, and piping size, type and plan layout. If not, plans need to be revised. Deviations from approved plans require that revised plans be submitted to the Development Center. Deviations without approved plans require approval of the Fire Marshal.
  • All piping must be marked along its length as to manufacturer/type.
  • All control valves must have signs identifying their function.
  • Painted sprinklers must be replaced.
  • Doors to rooms containing sprinkler equipment/control valves must be identified.
  • Hydraulic data plate must be displayed in the riser room.
  • A stock of spare sprinklers must be kept the riser room, in a box with wrench.
  • Any loss of pressure or visible leaks is cause for failure.
  • Fire Pump Installation. A hydrostatic test of pump piping must be witnessed by the Fire Marshal prior to the pump test.
  • Fire Pump Installation. An inspection and pump test must be witnessed by Fire Marshal in accordance with National Fire Protection Association 20, Standard for the Installation of Centrifugal Fire Pumps.
  • Standpipes. A hydrostatic test and flush must be witnessed by the Fire Marshal.
  • Must adhere to Fire Sprinkler Contractor License regulations.