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Portland’s Required Field Sample Testing of Automatic Sprinklers

Mar 20th, 2017 - 4:34am

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard for the inspection, testing and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems (NFPA 25), talks about Portland’s required field sample testing of automatic sprinklers. Portland’s building owners are required to have their installed sprinklers periodically tested by a recognized testing laboratory. All Portland business owners are responsible for adhering […]

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When Do Fire Sprinklers Need to Be Replaced?

Mar 6th, 2017 - 5:06am

There are national standards on the question, when do fire sprinklers need to be replaced? Sometimes it simply has to do with them reaching a certain age. According to NFPA 25 guidelines in sections 5.3.1.11.1, sprinklers installed prior to 1920 need to be replaced. Believe it or not, some buildings do have sprinklers that old! […]

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Portland Fire Truck Dry Standpipe Tests

Feb 21st, 2017 - 11:43am

As we explained in the other article about “Portland Standpipes Testing and Inspection”, standpipes are categorized by whether they are wet, meaning they have water in them at the ready. Pipes can also be dry, meaning they are ready to have water pumped into them when the need arises. Dry standpipes are often placed inside […]

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Portland Standpipes Testing and Inspection

Portland Standpipes Testing and Inspection

Feb 7th, 2017 - 5:30am

A standpipe is a type of piping that in buildings is built into a vertical position. Fire hoses can be connected to these pipes, which allow water to be manually applied in the event there is a fire. Sometimes there is access to these standpipes on the outside of a building. In Portland standpipes testing […]

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Portland Backflow Fire Sprinkler Testing

Jan 25th, 2017 - 5:29am

First of all, what is backflow? A cross connection is made in plumbing where the drinking water supply is connected to, or can be connected to, a non-drinking water source. In Portland, backflow fire sprinkler testing is required so that public drinking water is not contaminated by any “backflow” of other water. The cross connection […]

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National Fire Protection Association Requirements for the 5 Year Obstruction Inspection Service

Jan 17th, 2017 - 5:45am

Help protect life and property with code-required inspection of your automatic sprinkler inspection, including the 5 year obstruction inspection service and the FDC backflush. An automatic fire sprinkler system has components that can age or wear out over time. Valves, piping and other devices can become obstructed by materials or corrode to the point where […]

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Portland Fire Pump Testing

Jan 13th, 2017 - 5:40am

In Portland fire pump testing is required if your fire sprinkler is equipped with a fire pump. The inspections are required because the fire pump is an important part of the fire suppression system. A fire pump is used when water supply is low or when no public water supply is available. A fire pump […]

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Congratulations to Our New Service Manager at AFP Systems

Jan 3rd, 2017 - 9:37am

We would like to extend our congratulations to our new Service Manager for AFP Systems, Inc., Julia Toney, Julia has worked in the fire protection industries for the past 12 years with a strong sense of customer service and satisfaction. She brings with her the knowledge of NFPA Code and life safety requirements. This knowledge will […]

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Portland 3C Fire Sprinkler Testing and Inspection

Portland 3C Fire Sprinkler Testing and Inspection

Dec 21st, 2016 - 6:05am

Portland 3A fire sprinkler testing and inspection is required by the city every year. Portland 3C fire sprinkler testing and inspection is required by the city every month and is a more in-depth process that also includes cleaning. Both of these tests are required by the city for residential, commercial, and industrial properties. Portland 3C […]

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Portland 3A Fire Sprinkler Testing and Inspection.

Portland 3A Fire Sprinkler Testing and Inspection

Dec 13th, 2016 - 11:55am

Fire sprinkler testing and inspection is a requirement for residential, commercial, and industrial properties in Portland. Often, you will see some required testing described as Portland 3A fire sprinkler testing and inspection. This name is due to the Form 3-A that must be filled out to show the testing has taken place. 3A is required […]

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