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§ 901. Scope.

19 CA ADC § 901BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

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Title 19. Public Safety
Division 1. State Fire Marshal
Chapter 5. Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems
Article 1. Administration
19 CCR § 901
§ 901. Scope.
These regulations apply to all automatic fire extinguishing systems identified in Health and Safety Code Section 13195.
(a) These regulations incorporate by reference NFPA 25, Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems (2011 edition), including Annexes A, B, C, D, F and G as amended by the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The following Sections are to be added to, deleted from, or replace existing Sections of NFPA 25-2011:
NOTICE: An asterisk (*) following the number or letter designating a paragraph indicates that explanatory material on the paragraph can be found in Annex A.
A reference in brackets [ ] following a section or paragraph indicates material that has been extracted from another NFPA document. As an aid to the user, the complete title and edition of the source documents for extracts in mandatory sections of the document are given in Chapter 2 and those for extracts in informational sections are given in Annex G. Extracted text may be edited for consistency and style and may include the revision of internal paragraph references and other references as appropriate. Requests for interpretations or revisions of extracted text shall be sent to the technical committee responsible for the source document.
Information on referenced publications can be found in Chapter 2 and Annex G.
Replace Section 2.2 as follows:
2.2 NFPA Publications. National Fire Protection Association, 1 Batterymarch Park, P.O. Box 9101, Quincy, MA 02269-9101.
NFPA 11, Standard for Low, Medium, and High Expansion Foam , 2013 edition.
NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems , 2013 edition as amended in the California Fire Code, Chapter 80 (California Building Code, Title 24, California Code of Regulations (CCR), Part 9).
NFPA 13D, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two- Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, 2013 edition as amended in the California Fire Code, Chapter 80 (California Building Code, Title 24, CCR, Part 9).
NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems, 2013 edition as amended in the California Fire Code, Chapter 80 (California Building Code, Title 24, CCR, Part 9).
NFPA 15, Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection , 2012 edition.
NFPA 16, Standard for the Installation of Foam-Water Sprinkler and Foam-Water Spray Systems, 2011 edition.
NFPA 20, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection , 2013 edition.
NFPA 22, Standard for Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection, 2013 edition.
NFPA 24, Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances, 2013 edition.
NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code , 2013 edition as amended in the California Fire Code, Chapter 80 (California Building Code, Title 24, CCR, Part 9).
NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems , 2013 edition.
NFPA 307, Standard for the Construction and Fire Protection of Marine Terminals, Piers, and Wharves, 2011 edition.
NFPA 409, Standard on Aircraft Hangars, 2011 edition.
NFPA 1962, Standard for the Inspection, Care, Use of Fire Hose, Couplings and Nozzles and the Service Testing of Fire Hose, 2008 edition.
Replace Section 3.2.2 as follows:
3.2.2 Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). The AHJ shall be defined as the State Fire Marshal, the chief of any city or county fire department, or fire protection district and their authorized representatives in their respective jurisdictions.
Replace Section 3.3.18 as follows:
3.3.18 Inspection. (See Section 902.9, Title 19, CCR)
Replace Section 3.3.19 as follows:
3.3.19 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance Service.
A service program provided by:
(1) A qualified State of California Contractor State License Board Licensed Fire Protection Contractor (C-16) as defined in subsection (b) of Section 7058 of the Business and Professions Code, or
(2) A qualified California State Fire Marshal Licensed A (Type 1) Concern, or
(3) A qualified owner California State Fire Marshal Licensed A (Type L) which allows the building owner or lessee to:
(a) Conduct inspections,
(b) Conduct annual testing and maintenance of wet pipe sprinkler systems, standpipe systems or private fire service mains in structures or properties they own or lease,
(c) Individuals who possess the California State Fire Marshal Weekly Fire Pump Test Certificate, Section 905, Title 19, CCR, and employed by a Type L licensed Company/Concern, or
(4) A qualified owner's representative as permitted under Section 904.1(a), Title 19, CCR in which all components unique to the property's systems are inspected at the required frequency and necessary maintenance is provided. This program includes logging and retention of relevant records.
Replace Section 3.3.20 as follows:
3.3.20 Maintenance. (See Section 902.12, Title 19, CCR.)
Replace Section 3.3.28 as follows:
3.3.28 Qualified. (See Section 3.3.19(1), (2), (3), and (4), Title 19, CCR, for licensing criteria.
Add Section 3.3.30.1 as follows:
3.3.30.1 Concealed Sprinkler. A recessed sprinkler with cover plate. [13: 2013]
Renumber and replace Section 3.3.30.1 as follows:
3.3.30.2 Control Mode Specific Application (CMSA) Sprinkler. A type of spray sprinkler that is capable of producing characteristic large water droplets and that is listed for its capability to provide fire control of specific high-challenge fire hazards. [13: 2013]
Renumber and replace Section 3.3.30.2 as follows:
3.3.30.3 Corrosion-Resistant Sprinkler. A sprinkler fabricated with corrosion-resistant material, or with special coatings or platting's, to be used in an atmosphere that would normally corrode sprinklers. [13: 2013]
Renumber and replace Section 3.3.30.3 as follows:
3.3.30.4 Dry Sprinkler. A sprinkler secured in an extension nipple that has a seal at the inlet end to prevent water from entering the nipple until the sprinkler operates. [13: 2013]
Renumber and replace Section 3.3.30.4 as follows:
3.3.30.5 Early Suppression Fast-Response (ESFR) Sprinkler. A type of fast- response sprinkler that meets the criteria of 3.6.1(a) (1) of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, and is listed for its capability to provide fire suppression of specific high-challenge fire hazards. [13: 2013]
Renumber and replace Section 3.3.30.4 as follows:
3.3.30.5 Early Suppression Fast-Response (ESFR) Sprinkler. A type of fast- response sprinkler that meets the criteria of 3.6.1(a) (1) of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, and is listed for its capability to provide fire suppression of specific high-challenge fire hazards. [13: 2013]
Renumber and replace Section 3.3.30.5 as follows:
3.3.30.6 Extended Coverage Sprinkler. A type of spray sprinkler with maximum coverage areas as specified in Sections 8.8 and 8.9 of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems. [13: 2013]
Add Section 3.3.30.7 as follows:
3.3.30.7 Flush Sprinkler. A sprinkler in which all or part of the body, including the shank thread, is mounted above the lower plane of the ceiling. [13: 3.6.2.2: 2013]
Add Section 3.3.30.8 as follows:
3.3.30.8 Institutional Sprinkler. A sprinkler specifically designed for resistance to load bearing purposes and with components not readily converted for use as weapons.
Add Section 3.3.30.9 as follows:
3.3.30.9 Intermediate Level Sprinkler/Rack Storage Sprinkler. A sprinkler equipped with integral shields to protect its operating elements from the discharge of sprinklers installed at higher elevations. [13: 3.6.3.4: 2013]
Renumber and replace Section 3.3.30.6 as follows:
3.3.30.10 Nozzles. A device for use in applications requiring special water discharge patterns, directional spray, or other unusual discharge characteristics. [13: 2013]
Renumber and replace Section 3.3.30.7 as follows:
3.3.30.11 Old Style/Conventional Sprinkler. A sprinkler that directs from 40 percent to 60 percent of the total water initially in a downward direction and that is designed to be installed with the deflector either upright or pendent. [13: 2013]
Renumber and replace Section 3.3.30.8 as follows:
3.3.30.12 Open Sprinkler. A sprinkler that does not have actuators or heat- responsive elements. [13: 2013]
Renumber and replace Section 3.3.9 as follows:
3 .3.30.13 Ornamental - Decorative Sprinkler. A sprinkler that has been painted or plated by the manufacturer. [13: 2013]
Renumber and replace Section 3.3.30.10 as follows:
3.3.30.14 Pendent Sprinkler. A sprinkler designed to be installed in such a way that the water stream is directed downward against the deflector. [13: 2013]
Add Section 3.3.30.15 as follows:
3.3.30.15. Pilot Line Sprinkler. A standard spray sprinkler or thermostatic fixed-temperature release device used as a detector to pneumatically or hydraulically release the main valve, controlling the flow of water into a fire protection system. [13: 3.6.3.6: 2013]
Renumber and replace Section 3.3.30.11 as follows:
3.3.30.16 Quick Response Early Suppression (QRES) Sprinkler. A type of quick- response sprinkler that meets the criteria of 3.6.1(a) (1) of NFPA13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, and is listed for its capability to provide fire suppression of specific fire hazards. [13: 2013]
Renumber and replace Section 3.3.30.12 as follows:
3.3.30.17 Quick Response Extended Coverage Sprinkler. A type of quick-response sprinkler that meets the criteria of 3.6.1(a) (1) of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, and complies with the extended protection areas defined in Chapter 8 of NFPA 13. [13: 2013]
Renumber and replace Section 3.3.30.13 as follows:
3.3.30.18 Quick Response Sprinkler (QR). A type of spray sprinkler that meets the fast response criteria of 3.6.1(a) (1) of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, and is listed as a quick-response sprinkler for its intended use. [13: 2013]
Renumber and replace Section 3.3.30.14 as follows:
3.3.30.19 Recessed Sprinkler. A sprinkler in which all or part of the body, other than the shank thread, is mounted within a recessed housing. [13: 2013]
Renumber and replace Section 3.3.30.15 as follows:
3.3.30.20 Residential Sprinkler. A type of fast-response sprinkler having a thermal element with an RTI of 50 (meters-seconds) 1/2 or less, that has been specifically investigated for its ability to enhance survivability in the room of fire origin, and that is listed for use in the protection of dwelling units. [13: 2013]
Add Section 3.3.30.21 as follows:
3.3.30.21 Sidewall Sprinkler. A sprinkler having special deflectors that are designed to discharge most of the water away from the nearby wall in a pattern resembling one- quarter of a sphere with a small portion of the discharge directed at the wall behind the sprinkler. [13: 2013]
Renumber and replace Section 3.3.30.16 as follows:
3.3.30.22 Special Sprinkler. A sprinkler that has been tested and listed as prescribed in 8.4.8 of NFPA13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems. [13: 2013]
Renumber and replace Section 3.3.30.17 as follows:
3.3.30.23 Spray Sprinkler. A type of sprinkler listed for its capability to provide fire control for a wide range of fire hazards. [13: 2013]
Renumber and replace Section 3.3.30.18 as follows:
3.3.30.24 Standard Spray Sprinkler. A spray sprinkler with maximum coverage areas as specified in Sections 8.6 and 8.7 of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems. [13: 2013]
Renumber and replace Section 3.3.30.19 as follows:
3.3.30.25 Upright Sprinkler. A sprinkler designed to be installed in such a way that the water spray is directed upwards against the deflector. [13: 2013]
Add Section 3.3.31.5 as follows:
3.3.31.5 Semiautomatic Dry Standpipe System. A standpipe system permanently attached to a water supply that is capable of supplying the system demand at all times arranged through the use of a device such as a deluge valve, and requires activation of a remote control device to provide water at hose connections.
Replace Section 3.3.35 as follows:
3.3.35 Testing (See Section 902.19, Title 19, CCR.)
Add Section 3.6.4.1.1 as follows:
3.6.4.1.1 Premixed Antifreeze Solution. A mixture of an antifreeze material with water that is prepared by the manufacturer at a factory with a quality control procedure in place that ensures that the antifreeze solution remains homogeneous.
Replace Section 4.1.1.2 as follows:
4.1.1.2 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance Service.
Add Section 4.1.1.2.1 as follows:
4.1.1.2.1 All services shall be performed by:
(1) A qualified State of California Contractor State License Board Licensed Fire Protection Contractor (C-16) as defined in subsection (b) of Section 7058 of the Business and Professions Code, or
(2) A qualified California State Fire Marshal Licensed A (Type 1) Concern, or
(3) A qualified California State Fire Marshal Licensed A (Type L) which allows the building owner or lessee who have trained and experienced employees to:
(a) Conduct annual testing and maintenance of wet pipe sprinkler systems, standpipe systems or private fire service mains in structures or properties they own or lease,
(b) Individuals who possess the California State Fire Marshal Weekly Fire Pump Test Certificate, Section 905, Title 19, CCR and employed by a Type L licensed Company/Concern.
Add Section 4.1.1.2.2 as follows:
4.1.1.2.2 A license shall not be required to perform inspections. Inspections may be conducted by an employee designated by the building owner or occupant and who has developed competence through training and experience as permitted under Section 904.1(a), Title 19, CCR. This includes logging and retention of relevant records.
Replace Section 4.1.4 as follows:
4.1.4 Corrections and Repairs. (See Section 904.2(d), Title 19, CCR.)
Replace Section 4.1.4.2 as follows:
4.1.4.2 Corrections and repairs shall be performed by a:
(1) Qualified State of California Contractor State License Board Licensed Fire Protection Contractor (C-16) as defined in subsection (b) of Section 7058 of the Business and Professions Code, or
(2) Qualified California State Fire Marshal Licensed A (Type 1) Concern, or
(3) Qualified California State Fire Marshal A (Type L) which allows the building owner or lessee who have trained and experienced employees to:
(a) Conduct annual testing and maintenance of wet pipe sprinkler systems, standpipe systems, or private fire service mains in structures or properties they own or lease,
(b) Individuals who possess the California State Fire Marshal Weekly Fire Pump Test Certificate, Section 905, Title 19, CCR and are employed by a Type L licensed Company/Concern.
Replace Section 4.1.6.1 as follows:
4.1.6.1. Where changes in the occupancy, hazard, water supply, storage commodity, storage arrangement, building modification, or other condition that affects the installation criteria of the system are identified, the property owner or designated representative shall promptly take steps to evaluate the adequacy of the installed system in order to protect the building or hazard in question, such as contacting:
(1) A State of California Contractor State License Board Licensed Fire Protection Contractor (C-16), as defined in subsection (b) of Section 7058 of the Business and Professions Code, or
(2) A California Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors Licensed Engineer.
Note: California Fire Code, Section 901.4, Installation (Title 24, CCR, Part 9 (2013)) states: “Fire protection systems shall be maintained in accordance with the original installation standards for that system. Required systems shall be extended, altered, or augmented as necessary to maintain and continue protection whenever the building is altered, remodeled or added to. Alterations to fire protection systems shall be done in accordance with applicable standards.”
Replace Section 4.1.6.3 as follows:
4.1.6.3 Corrections shall be approved by the AHJ.
Replace Section 4.3.1 as follows:
4.3.1 Records shall be made for all inspections, tests, and maintenance of the system and its components and shall be maintained by the property owner or designated representative at a site or location agreed upon by the AHJ. The records shall be made available to the AHJ.
Add Section 4.3.1.1 as follows:
4.3.1.1 California State Fire Marshal Automatic Extinguishing Systems (AES) forms shall be used to record all inspection tests and maintenance activities in Title 19, CCR, Table 906.4(a).
Replace Section 4.3.5 as follows:
4.3.5 (See Section 904.2(c), Title 19, CCR.) Subsequent records shall be retained for a period of 5 years after the next inspection, test, or maintenance of that type required by the standard.
Delete Section 4.6
Replace Table 5.1.1.2 as follows:
Table 5.1.1.2
Summary of Sprinkler System Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance
Replace Section 5.2.1.1.6 as follows:
5.2.1.1.6* Sprinklers installed in concealed spaces, such as above suspended ceilings or in concealed spaces where access is provided by access openings, shall be inspected at a frequency not exceeding 5 years. Sprinklers installed in inaccessible concealed spaces shall not require inspection.
Replace Section 5.2.1.4 as follows:
5.2.1.4 The supply of spare sprinklers shall be inspected quarterly for the following:
(1) The correct number and type of sprinklers as required by 5.4.1.4 and 5.4.1.5,
(2) A sprinkler wrench for each type of sprinkler as required by 5.4.1.6.
Replace Section 5.2.2 as follows:
5.2.2* Pipe and Fittings. Sprinkler pipe and fittings installed under an exposed ceiling shall be inspected annually from the floor level.
Replace Section 5.2.2.3 as follows:
5.2.2.3* Pipe and fittings installed in concealed spaces such as above suspended ceilings or in concealed spaces where access is provided by access openings shall be inspected at a frequency not to exceed 5 years. Pipe and fittings installed in inaccessible concealed spaces shall not require inspection.
Replace Section 5.2.3.3 as follows:
5.2.3.3* Sprinkler pipe hangers and seismic braces installed in concealed spaces such as above suspended ceilings or in concealed spaces where access is provided by access openings, shall be inspected at a frequency not exceeding 5 years. Hanger and seismic braces installed in inaccessible concealed spaces shall not require inspection.
Replace Section 5.2.4.1 as follows:
5.2.4.1* Gauges on wet pipe sprinkler systems shall be inspected quarterly to ensure that they are in good condition and that normal water supply pressure is being maintained.
Replace Section 5.2.4.2 as follows:
5.2.4.2 Gauges on dry, preaction, and deluge systems shall be inspected quarterly to ensure that normal air and water pressures are being maintained.
Replace Section 5.2.4.3 as follows:
5.2.4.3 Where air pressure supervision is connected to a constantly attended location, gauges shall be inspected quarterly.
Replace Section 5.2.5 as follows:
5.2.5 Waterflow Alarms and Supervisory Devices. Waterflow alarm and supervisory alarm devices, including, but not limited to, mechanical water motor gongs and pressure switch type shall be tested annually.
Add Section 5.2.5.1
5.2.5.1* Vane-type water flow devices shall be tested annually.
Replace Section 5.3.3.1 as follows:
5.3.3.1 Mechanical waterflow alarm devices, including, but not limited to, water motor gongs, shall be tested annually.
Replace Section 5.3.3.2 as follows:
5.3.3.2* Vane-type and pressure switch-type waterflow alarm devices shall be tested annually.
Replace Section 5.3.4 as follows:
5.3.4* Antifreeze Systems. Annually, before the onset of freezing weather, the antifreeze solution shall be tested using the following procedure:
(1) Using installation records, maintenance records, information from the owner, chemical tests, or other reliable sources of information, the type of antifreeze in the system shall be determined.
(a) If the type of antifreeze is found to be a type that is no longer permitted, the system shall be drained completely and replaced with an acceptable solution.
(b) If the type of antifreeze cannot be reliably determined, then the system shall be drained completely and replaced with an acceptable solution.
(2) If the antifreeze is not replaced in accordance with subsection (1), test samples shall be taken at the top of each system and at the bottom of each system.
(a) If the most remote portion of the system is not near the top or the bottom of the system, an additional sample shall be taken at the most remote portion.
(b) If the connection to the water supply piping is not near the top or the bottom of the system, an additional sample shall be taken at the connection to the water supply.
(3) The specific gravity of each solution shall be checked using a hydrometer with a suitable scale or a refractometer having a scale calibrated for the antifreeze solution.
(4) If any of the samples exhibits a concentration in excess of what is permitted by NFPA 25, the system shall be emptied and refilled with a new acceptable solution. If a concentration greater than what is currently permitted by NFPA 25 was necessary to keep the fluid from freezing, alternate methods of preventing the pipe from freezing shall be employed.
(5) If any of the samples exhibits a concentration lower than what is necessary to keep the fluid from freezing, the system shall be emptied and refilled with a new acceptable solution.
Replace Section 5.3.4.1 as follows:
5.3.4.1* Solutions shall be in accordance with Table 5.3.4.1. The use of antifreeze solutions shall be in accordance with any state or local health regulations.
Replace Section 5.3.4.1.1 as follows:
5.3.4.1.1 The concentration of antifreeze solution shall be limited to the minimum necessary for the anticipated minimum temperature.
Replace Section 5.3.4.2 as follows:
5.3.4.2* Antifreeze solutions shall comply with one of the following:
(1) The concentration of a glycerin solution measured in an existing system shall be limited to 50% by volume.
(2) Newly introduced solutions shall be factory premixed antifreeze solutions of glycerin (chemically pure or United States Pharmacopoeia 96.5%) at a maximum concentration of 48% by volume.
(3) The concentration of a propylene glycol solution measured in an existing system shall be limited to 40% by volume.
(4) Newly introduced solutions shall be factory premixed antifreeze solutions of propylene glycol (chemically pure or United States Pharmacopoeia 96.5%) at a maximum concentration of 38% by volume.
(5) Other solutions listed specifically for use in fire protection systems.
Replace Section 5.3.4.3 as follows:
5.3.4.3 The antifreeze solution shall be tested at its most remote portion and where it interfaces with the wet pipe system. Where a remote test connection is not provided, one shall be added for this purpose.
Replace Section 5.3.4.3.1 as follows:
5.3.4.3.1 When antifreeze systems have a capacity larger than 150 gal (568 L), tests at one additional point for every 100 gal (379 L) shall be made. Where test points are not provided, they shall be added for this purpose.
Replace Section 5.3.4.3.2 as follows:
5.3.4.3.2 If the results indicate an incorrect freeze point at any point in the system, the system shall be drained and refilled with new premixed antifreeze.
Renumber and replace Table 5.3.4.1(a) as follows:
Table 5.3.4.1
A.7.6.2.1 See Table A.7.6.2.1 from the California Fire Code (Title 24, CCR, Part 9, 2013)
Delete Table 5.3.4.1(b)
Replace Table 6.1.1.2 as follows:
Replace Table 6.1.2 as follows:
Table 6.1.2
Standpipe and Hose Systems
Replace Section 6.2.2.1 as follows:
6.2.2.1 Gauges on automatic standpipe systems shall be inspected quarterly to ensure that they are in good condition and that normal water supply pressure is being maintained.
Replace Section 6.2.2.2 as follows:
6.2.2.2 Gauges on dry, preaction, and deluge valves shall be inspected quarterly to ensure that normal air and water pressure are being maintained.
Replace Section 6.2.2.3 as follows:
6.2.2.3 Where air pressure supervision is connected to a constantly attended location, gauges shall be inspected quarterly.
Replace Section 6.2.3 as follows:
6.2.3* Hydraulic Design Information Sign. When provided, the hydraulic design information sign for standpipe systems shall be inspected quarterly to verify that it is attached securely and is legible.
Replace Section 6.3.1.1 as follows:
6.3.1.1* A flow test shall be conducted every 5 years at the hydraulically most remote hose connection of each zone of all standpipe systems to verify the water supply still provides the design pressure at the required flow.
Replace Section 6.3.1.3 as follows:
6.3.1.3 All systems shall be flow tested and pressure tested at the requirements in effect at the time of the installation. Where such requirements cannot be determined, the fire authority having jurisdiction shall establish the test requirements.
Replace Table 7.1.1.2 as follows
Table 7.1.1.2
Summary of Private Fire Service Main Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance
Replace Section 7.2.2.6 as follows:
7.2.2.6 Monitor Nozzles. Monitor nozzles shall be inspected quarterly, with the necessary corrective action taken as specified in Table 7.2.2.6.
Replace Section 7.3.1 as follows:
7.3.1* Water Supply and Underground Piping Evaluation
Replace Section 7.3.1.1 as follows:
7.3.1.1 Underground and Exposed Piping Evaluation. Underground and exposed piping shall be investigated to determine the internal condition of the piping at minimum 5-year intervals where, due to any of the following factors, a reduced Hazen-Williams C-Factor is suspected:
(1) Age of pipe, (2) Type of pipe,
(3) Lack of water flow or reduced pressure during a main drain test,
(4) Lack of water flow or reduced pressure during a hydrant flow test.
Add Section 7.3.1.1.1 as follows:
7.3.1.1.1* If a water supply test is deemed necessary it shall be conducted for the purpose of comparing the friction loss characteristics of the pipe with those expected for the particular type of pipe involved, with due consideration given to the age of the pipe, type of pipe, and to the results of previous flow tests.
Replace Section 7.3.1.2 as follows:
7.3.1.2 Water Supply Evaluation.
Add Section 7.3.1.2.1 as follows:
7.3.1.2.1 When any of the following conditions exist, a water supply evaluation is required.
(1) When the required residual pressure as indicated on the hydraulic nameplate is greater than the actual static pressure.
(2) Where the required residual pressure at the required system flow rate as indicated on the hydraulic nameplate is greater than the residual pressure at the required system flow rate as obtained from the current water supply data.
(3) Where a water supply test or water purveyor's computer model indicates the available flow rate and/or pressures will not support the fire protection system demand.
Add Section 7.3.1.2.2 as follows:
7.3.1.2.2 The water supply evaluation shall be based on one of the following:
(1) A water supply test, or
(2) Computer model, or
(3) A recent water supply test or computer model.
Renumber Section 7.3.1.3 as follows:
7.3.1.2.3 Where underground piping supplies an individual fire sprinkler, standpipe, water spray, or foam-water sprinkler system and there are no means to conduct full flow tests, tests generating the maximum available flows shall be permitted.
Renumber and replace Section 7.3.1.2 as follows:
7.3.1.2.4 Any flow test or computer model result that indicates deterioration of available rate of water flow and/or pressures shall be investigated to the complete satisfaction of the authority having jurisdiction to ensure that the required rate of water flow and pressures are available for fire protection systems.
Replace Table 8.1.2 as follows:
Table 8.1.2 Alternative Fire Pump Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance Procedures
Replace Table 8.1.1.2 as follows:
Table 8.1.1.2 Summary of Fire Pump Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance
Replace Section 8.2.2 as follows:
8.2.2* The pertinent visual observations specified in the following checklists shall be performed weekly for diesel driven fire pumps and monthly for electric motor driven fire pumps:
(1) Pump house conditions as follows:
(a) Heat is adequate, not less than 40oF (5oC) for pump room with diesel pumps without engine heaters.
(b) Ventilating louvers are free to operate.
(2) Pump system conditions as follows:
(a) Pump suction and discharge and bypass valves are fully open.
(b) Piping is free of leaks.
(c) Suction line pressure gauge reading is within acceptable range.
(d) System line pressure gauge reading is within acceptable range.
(e) Suction reservoir is full.
(f) Wet pit suction screens are unobstructed and in place.
(g) Water flow test valves are in the closed position.
(h) Verify pump packing glands for slight discharge (pump not running)
(3) Electrical system conditions as follows:
(a) Controller pilot light (power on) is illuminated.
(b) Transfer switch normal pilot light is illuminated.
(c) Isolating switch is closed-standby (emergency) source.
(d) Reverse phase alarm pilot light is off, or normal phase rotation pilot light is on.
(e) Oil level in vertical motor sight glass is within acceptable range.
(f) Power to pressure maintenance (jockey) pump is provided.
(4) Diesel engine system conditions as follows:
(a) Fuel tank is at least two-thirds full.
(b) Controller selector switch is in auto position.
(c) Batteries' (2) voltage readings are within acceptable range.
(d) Batteries' (2) charging current readings are within acceptable range.
(e) Batteries' (2) pilot lights are on or battery failure (2) pilot lights are off.
(f) All alarm pilot lights are off.
(g) Engine running time meter is reading.
(h) Oil level in right angle gear drive is within acceptable range.
(i) Crankcase oil level is within acceptable range.
(j) Cooling water level is within acceptable range.
(k) Electrolyte level in batteries is within acceptable range.
(l) Battery terminals are free from corrosion.
(m) Water-jacket heater is operating.
(5) *Steam system conditions: Steam pressure gauge reading is within acceptable range.
Replace Section 8.3.2.8 as follows:
8.3.2.8* The pertinent visual observations or adjustments specified in the following the checklists shall be conducted while the pump is running:
(1) Pump system procedure as follows:
(a) Record the system suction and discharge pressure gauge readings.
(b) Check the pump packing glands for slight discharge.
(c) Adjust gland nuts if necessary.
(d) Check for unusual noise or vibration.
(e) Check packing boxes, bearings, or pump casing for overheating.
(f) Record the pump starting and stop pressures.
(g)* Pressure maintenance pump:
1. Pressure maintenance pumps shall be tested to ensure it starts and stops at the proper pressure settings. The start and stop pressure settings shall be recorded and compared to the approved settings. The pressure maintenance pump shall be verified to ensure that it operates properly.
2. Record the start and stop pressures and verify that they are set properly.
(2) Electrical system procedure as follows:
(a) Observe the time for motor to accelerate to full speed.
(b) Record the time controller is on first step (for reduced voltage or reduced current starting).
(c) Record the time pump runs after starting (for automatic stop controllers).
(3) Diesel engine system procedure as follows:
(a) Observe the time for engine to crank.
(b) Observe the time for engine to reach running speed.
(c) Observe the engine oil pressure gauge, speed indicator, water, and oil temperature indicators periodically while engine is running.
(d) Record any abnormalities.
(e) Check the heat exchanger for cooling water flow.
(4) Steam system procedure as follows:
(a) Record the steam pressure gauge reading.
(b) Observe the time for turbine to reach running speed.
Add Section 8.3.3.5.1 as follows:
8.3.3.5.1 Fire Pump Alarm Component Testing. Where fire pump alarm, trouble, and supervisory signals are transmitted to a fire alarm control unit, all such signals shall be tested to verify the proper receipt of the signal at the fire alarm control unit and at the supervisory station where provided.
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8.3.4.3 Tests of appropriate environmental pump room space conditions (e.g., heating, ventilation, illumination) shall be made at each required operation to ensure proper manual or automatic operation of the associated equipment.
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8.3.5.3 The fire pump assembly shall be considered acceptable when both of the following conditions are shown during the test.
(1) *The test is no less than 95 percent of the pressure across the complete flow performance curve using the mathematical adjustment in Section 8.3.5.2.1 based on either the original manufacturer's shop test curve or, where the manufacturer's shop test curve data is not available, on the fire pump nameplate data.
(2) Pump performance unadjusted for speed meets or exceeds all requirements for supplying system demands based on owner-supplied system requirements.
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Table 9.1.1.2
Summary of Water Storage Tank Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance
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9.2.1.2 Tanks not equipped with supervised water level alarms connected to a constantly attended location shall be inspected quarterly.
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9.2.1.3 The water level in pressure tanks shall be within 3 inches (76mm) or in non-pressure tanks within 12 inches (305mm) of the designated fire service level.
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9.2.6.1.1* The interior of steel tanks without corrosion protection shall be inspected every 5 years.
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9.3.5* High and low water level alarms shall be tested annually.
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9.5.1.1 Automatic tank fill valves shall be inspected quarterly to ensure that the control valves are in the normal open position in accordance with Table 9.5.1.1.
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9.5.1.2 Valves secured with locks or electrically supervised in accordance with applicable NFPA standards shall be inspected quarterly.
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Table 10.1.1.2
Summary of Water Spray Fixed System Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance
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Table 11.1.1.2
Summary of Foam-Water Sprinkler System Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance
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11.3.1.1 Mechanical waterflow devices, including but not limited to water motor gongs, shall be tested annually.
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11.3.1.2 Vane-type and pressure switch-type waterflow devices shall be tested annually.
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11.3.1.3 Waterflow Devices. Waterflow devices shall be inspected annually to verify that they are free of physical damage.
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Table 13.1.1.2
Summary of Valves, Valve Components, and Trim Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance
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13.2.5.1 Systems where the sole water supply is through a backflow preventer and/or pressure reducing valves, the main drain test of at least one system downstream of the device shall be conducted annually.
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13.2.6.1 Mechanical water flow devices, including, but not limited to, water motor gongs, shall be tested annually.
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13.2.6.1.1 The alarm time of a mechanical water flow device shall not exceed five minutes. [13: 6.9.1: 2013]
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13.2.6.2 Vane-type and pressure switch-type waterflow devices that do not incorporate a retard chamber shall be tested annually.
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13.2.6.2.1 The system's audible device shall activate within 90 seconds of inspector's test valve opening.
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13.2.7.1 Gauges shall be inspected quarterly to verify that they are in good condition and that normal pressure is being maintained.
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13.3.2.1 All valves shall be inspected quarterly.
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13.3.2.1.1 Valves secured with locks or supervised in accordance with applicable NFPA standards shall be permitted to be inspected quarterly.
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13.3.3.5.1 Valve supervisory switches shall be tested annually.
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13.4.1.1* Alarm valves and system riser check valves shall be externally inspected quarterly and shall verify the following:
(1) The gauges indicate normal supply water pressure is being maintained.
(2) The valve is free of physical damage.
(3) All valves are in the appropriate open or closed position.
(4) The retarding chamber or alarm drains are not leaking.
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13.4.2.1 Test. Valves shall be tested internally every 5 years to verify that all components operate correctly, move freely, and are in good condition.
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13.4.3.1.3 Gauges shall be inspected quarterly.
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13.4.3.1.4 The gauge monitoring the preaction system supervisory air pressure, if provided shall be inspected quarterly to verify that it indicates that normal pressure is being maintained.
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13.4.3.1.5 The gauge monitoring the detection system pressure, if provided, shall be tested annually to verify that it indicates that normal pressure is being maintained.
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13.4.3.1.6 The preaction or deluge valve shall be externally inspected quarterly to verify the following:
(1) The valve is free from physical damage.
(2) All trim valves are in the appropriate open or closed position. (3) The valve seat is not leaking.
(4) Electrical components are in service.
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13.4.3.2.1* The priming water level in supervised preaction systems shall be tested annually for compliance with the manufacturer's instructions.
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13.4.3.2.2.4 The full flow test frequency shall not exceed 5 years.
Add Section 13.4.3.2.2.4.1 as follows:
Deluge and preaction valves shall be tested by activating at least one detector in each zone that controls the preaction valve and by activating the manual release for the valve being tested. Where the detection system consists of a pneumatic pilot line, the inspector's test valve on the pilot line shall be used to trip the valve.
Add Section 13.4.3.2.2.4.1.1 as follows:
13.4.3.2.2.4.1.1 Non-interlocked preaction systems shall also be tested by releasing supervisory air from the inspector's test valve which shall result in the preaction valve activating.
Add Section 13.4.3.2.2.4.1.2 as follows:
13.4.3.2.2.4.1.2 Double interlocked preaction systems shall be tested by first activating at least one detector in each zone that controls the preaction valve and then releasing supervisory air from the inspector's test valve. A second test shall be conducted by first releasing supervisory air from the inspector's test valve and then activating at least one detector in each zone that controls the preaction valve.
Add Section 13.4.3.2.2.4.1.3 as follows:
13.4.3.2.2.4.1.3 Where supervisory air is used, the low air alarm and the pressure at which air is supplied to the system shall be tested to ensure the proper settings are used for each.
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13.4.3.2.3 Except for preaction systems covered by 13.4.3.2.5, every 5 years the preaction valve shall be trip tested with the control valve fully open.
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13.4.3.2.6 Preaction systems shall be tested once every 5 years for air leakage, using one of the following test methods:
(1) A pressure test at 40 psi (3.2 bar) for 2 hours. The system shall be permitted to lose up to 3 psi (0.2 bar) during the duration of the test. Air leaks shall be addressed if the system loses more than 3 psi (0.2 bar) during this test.
(2) With the system at normal system pressure, shut off the air source (compressor or shop air) for 4 hours. If the low air pressure alarm goes off within this period, the air leaks shall be addressed.
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13.4.3.2.13 Low air pressure alarms, if provided, shall be tested annually in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
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13.4.4.1.2 Gauges shall be inspected quarterly.
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13.4.4.1.2.4 Gauges on systems with low air or nitrogen pressure alarms shall be inspected quarterly.
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13.4.4.1.2.5 Gauges on systems other than those with low air or nitrogen pressure alarms shall be inspected quarterly.
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13.4.4.1.4 The dry pipe valve shall be externally inspected quarterly to verify the following:
(1) The valve is free of physical damage.
(2) All trim valves are in the appropriate open or closed position. (3) The intermediate chamber is not leaking.
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13.4.4.1.5 The interior of the dry pipe valve shall be inspected when the trip test is conducted.
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13.4.4.1.6 Strainers, filters, and restricted orifices shall be inspected internally during a trip test that is conducted in accordance with 13.4.4.2.2.2 unless tests indicate a greater frequency is necessary.
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13.4.4.2.1* The priming water level shall be tested annually.
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13.4.4.2.2.2* Every 5 years and whenever the system is altered, the dry pipe valve shall be trip tested with the control valve fully open and the quick-opening device, if provided, in service.
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13.4.4.2.4* Quick-opening devices, if provided, shall be tested annually.
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13.4.4.2.6 Low air pressure alarms, if provided, shall be tested annually in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
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13.4.4.2.9 Dry pipe systems shall be tested once every 5 years for air leakage, using one of the following test methods:
(1) A pressure test at 40 psi (3.2 bar) shall be performed for 2 hours.
(a) The system shall be permitted to lose up to 3 psi (0.2 bar)
during the duration of the test.
(b) Air leaks shall be addressed if the system loses more than 3 psi
(0.2 bar) during this test.
(2) With the system at normal system pressure, the air source (compressor or shop air) shall be shut off for 4 hours. If the low air pressure alarm goes off within this period, the air leaks shall be addressed.
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13.5.4.1* Valves shall be inspected quarterly to verify that the valves are in the following condition:
(1)*The downstream pressures are maintained in accordance with the design criteria.
(2) The supply pressure is in accordance with the design criteria.
(3) The valves are not leaking.
(4) The valve and trim are in good condition.
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13.5.4.2* A partial flow test adequate to move the valve from its seat shall be conducted annually.
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13.5.6.2.2* Hose valves on hose stations attached to sprinkler systems and Class II standpipe systems shall be tested every 5 years by opening and closing the valves.
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13.5.7.1 Diesel engine driven pump circulation relief valves shall be inspected weekly. Electric motor driven pump circulation relief valves shall be inspected monthly.
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13.5.7.2 Diesel engine driven pump pressure relief valves shall be inspected weekly.
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13.6.1.1 The double check assembly (DCA) valves and double check detector assembly (DCDA) valves shall be inspected quarterly to ensure that the OS&Y isolation valves are in the normal open position.
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13.6.1.1.1 Valves secured with locks or electrically supervised in accordance with applicable NFPA standards shall be inspected quarterly.
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13.6.1.2 Reduced pressure assemblies (RPA) and reduced pressure detector assemblies (RPDA) shall be inspected quarterly to ensure that the differential-sensing valve relief port is not continuously discharging and the OS&Y isolation valves are in the normal open position.
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13.6.1.2.1 Valves secured with locks or electrically supervised in accordance with applicable NFPA standards shall be inspected quarterly.
Add Section 14.5 as follows:
14.5* All fire department connections shall be back flushed at full flow at a frequency not to exceed every 5 years.
Add Section 14.5.1 as follows:
14.5.1 Alternative nondestructive examination methods shall be permitted.
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A.5.2.1.1.6 Suspended ceilings are those ceilings utilizing ceiling tiles installed on a grid where the ceiling tiles can be removed. This includes ceiling tiles held in place with hold-down clips, as in fire-rated ceiling construction. This does not include a suspended gypsum wallboard ceiling unless such ceiling is provided with an access opening.
Certain concealed spaces are required by the California Building Code to be provided with access openings. Such concealed spaces include attics, mansard spaces, under-floor spaces, under stages, under platforms or decks, and similar accessible spaces. Accessible concealed spaces are provided with access openings for maintenance of mechanical and electrical services. Although the general public or building occupants do not normally access these spaces, maintenance personnel and contractors do access these spaces. While servicing mechanical or electrical equipment these people may damage or create an obstruction to sprinklers. In addition, during the normal life of a building, roof insulating materials may fall and cover a sprinkler, thereby obstructing the sprinkler in terms of insulating the thermal response element of the sprinkler and in terms of obstructing the spray pattern.
The intent of this section is to provide an inspection where access is provided for areas such as hard lid ceilings. Where no access is provided, it is not the intent of this section to require access to be added for the purpose of performing this inspection.
Add Section A.5.3.1.3 as follows:
A.5.3.1.3 Sprinkler Testing. Records should be maintained by the owner or designated representative as defined in Section 4.1.1, identifying the location, types, and number of sprinklers removed for testing. These records are especially important when testing dry sprinklers as the shorter testing interval requirements may result in confusion related to which sprinklers should be selected for future testing.
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A.5.3.4 Many refractometers are calibrated for a single type of antifreeze solution and will not provide accurate readings for the other types of solutions. Sampling from the top and bottom of the system helps to determine if the solution has settled. Antifreeze solutions are heavier than water. If the antifreeze compound is separating from the water due to poor mixing, it will exhibit a higher concentration in the lower portion of the system than in the upper portion of the system. If the concentration is acceptable near the top, but too low near the water connection, it may mean that the system is becoming diluted near the water supply. If the concentration is either too high or too low in both the samples, it may mean that the wrong concentration was added to the system. Two or three times during the freezing season, test samples can be drawn from test valve B as shown in Figure 7.6.2.1(1) of NFPA 13, especially if the water portion of the system has been drained for maintenance or repairs. A small hydrometer can be used so that a small sample is sufficient. Where water appears at valve B, or where the sample indicates that the solution has become weakened, the entire system should be emptied and refilled with acceptable solution as previously described.
See Figure A.5.3.4.1 for expected minimum air temperatures in 48 of the United States and parts of Canada where the lowest one-day mean temperature can be used as one method of determining the minimum reasonable air temperature. In situations where the piping containing the antifreeze solution is protected in some way from exposure to the outside air, higher minimum temperatures can be anticipated.
Where systems are drained in order to be refilled, it is not typically necessary to drain drops. Most systems with drops have insufficient volume to cause a problem, even if slightly higher concentration solutions collect in the drops. For drops in excess of 36 inches, consideration should be given to draining drops if there is evidence that unacceptably high concentrations of antifreeze have collected in these long drops.
When emptying and refilling antifreeze solutions, every attempt should be made to recycle the old solution with the antifreeze manufacturer rather than discarding it.
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A.5.3.4.2 The use of factory premixed solutions is required because solutions that are not mixed properly have a possibility of separating from the water, allowing the pure concentrate (which is heavier than water) to drop out of solution and collect in drops or low points of the system. Such concentrations are combustible and could present problems during fires. The properties of glycerin are shown in Table A.5.3.4.2.
Add Table A.5.3.4.2 as follows:
TABLE A.5.3.4.2 PROPERTIES OF GLYCERINE AND PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Add Section A.7.3.1.1 as follows:
A.7.3.1.1 - Underground Exposed Piping Investigation.
Friction loss values for hydraulic calculations are always based on the specific Hazen Williams C factor/value assigned to the type of piping being utilized per NFPA 13. Over the life of an automatic sprinkler system, the interior surface of underground piping could deteriorate to a condition that the C factor is reduced to a lower value causing greater friction loss. However, it should be noted that the majority of piping installed since the early 1950s has been cement-lined cast iron, ductile iron, asbestos-cement, plastic, or fiberglass, which are not as susceptible to corrosion or internal deterioration. Where unlined piping is suspected, investigation of the condition of the inside surface is warranted. A flow test could be one form of Hazen Williams C factor/value discovery. Another method could be the use of a camera for the internal inspection of the pipe, or additional methods as approved by the AHJ may be acceptable.
Add Section A.7.3.1.1.1 as follows:
7.3.1.1.1 Water supply tests should be conducted in accordance with NFPA 291.
Add Section A.7.3.1.2 as follows:
A.7.3.1.2 - Water Supply Evaluation.
Because all hydraulic designed sprinkler systems are based on the available water supply at the time of installation, a reduction in the water supply yield could negatively affect the ability of the system to control a fire.
Add Section A.8.3.2.8(g) as follows:
A.8.3.2.8(g) See NFPA 20 Section A.14.2.6 for pressure maintenance pump and fire pump start and stop pressure settings.
Add Section A.8.3.5.2.1 as follows:
A.8.3.5.2.1 The term “theoretical factors” refers to the mathematical adjustment detailed in NFPA 20, sometimes referred to as the Affinity Laws.
Add Section A.14.3.2.3 as follows:
A.14.3.2.3 The fire department connection shall be tested by back flushing through the inlets. The fire department connection check valve shall either (1) be removed and replaced with a spool piece, or (2) be replaced in the reversed position, or (3) the clapper shall be removed. The check valve clapper shall be inspected for proper operation. If the clapper does not move freely, it shall be repaired or replaced.
The fire department connection shall be back flushed at full flow. Where there is potential for damage to the building and grounds, hoses may be used to divert the water flow.
A hose having the same diameter as the fire department inlet shall be attached to each inlet. The maximum length of the hose shall be 50 feet. Where a greater length is needed, the diameter of the hose shall be increased one nominal diameter unless it can be determined that the flow rate is at least equal to the system demand.
At the completion of the back flush test, the check valve or clapper shall be reinstalled in the proper orientation. All control valves shall be returned to their normal position. The fire department connection shall be inspected to ensure the check valve is liquid tight.
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Annex B
This annex is a part of the requirements of this NFPA 25 Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems 2013 California edition (based on NFPA 25, 2011 edition).
B.1. The forms listed in this Annex must be used with respect to the requirements of this standard (and Title 19, CCR) for the system being inspected, tested, or maintained, or any combination thereof. Because water-based fire protection systems are comprised of many components, it could be necessary to complete more than one form for each system.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM), in conjunction with the OSFM Automatic Extinguishing Systems Advisory Committee (AES Advisory Committee) has developed the forms which shall be used to record the results of all inspections, testing, and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems. (Title 19, CCR, Section 906.4(a).)
B.2 Additional forms will be added as needed.
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Annex G
G.1.1 NFPA Publications. National Fire Protection Association, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471.
NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2013 edition.
NFPA 13R, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Four Stories in Height, 2013 edition.
NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems, 2013 edition.
NFPA 15, Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection, 2012 edition.
NFPA 16, Standard for the Installation of Foam-Water Sprinkler and Foam-Water Spray Systems, 2011 edition.
NFPA 20, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection, 2013 edition.
NFPA 22, Standard for Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection, 2013 edition.
NFPA 24, Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances, 2013 edition.
NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®, 2009 edition.
NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2013 edition.
NFPA 291, Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants, 2010 edition.
NFPA 750, Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems, 2010 edition.
NFPA 780, Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems, 2011 edition.
NFPA 1962, Standard for the Inspection, Care, and Use of Fire Hose, Couplings, and Nozzles and the Service Testing of Fire Hose, 2008 edition.
NFPA's Future in Performance Based Codes and Standards, July 1995.
NFPA Performance Based Codes and Standards Primer, December 1999.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 13195 and 13196.5, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Section 13195, Health and Safety Code.
HISTORY
1. New Article 1 (Section 901) filed 7-15-83; effective upon filing pursuant to Government Code Section 11346.2(d) (Register 83, No. 29).
2. Amendment filed 11-14-2006; operative 4-1-2007 (Register 2006, No. 46).
3. Amendment of NFPA 25, Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems (2002 edition) section 3.3.20(2) filed 11-6-2009; operative 12-6-2009 (Register 2009, No. 45).
4. Repealer and new section filed 8-28-2014; operative 8-28-2014 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2014, No. 35).
This database is current through 7/16/21 Register 2021, No. 29
19 CCR § 901, 19 CA ADC § 901
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