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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?

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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