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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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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 Bakflow Fire Sprinkler System Testing

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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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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