2017 NFPA 25 Handbook - Current Edition

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  • Description

    Help ensure sprinkler ITM is handled correctly. The new NFPA 25 Handbook has the answers you need to conduct efficient safety checks and improve system reliability.

    Sprinkler system care doesn't end with installation, and even the best-designed and installed system can fail without proper inspection, testing, and maintenance. Reduce risks and liability with the new 2017 edition of the NFPA 25 Handbook: ITM of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems. This must-have companion to the latest NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems has expert advice, explanations, and examples for facility managers, AHJs, inspectors, building owners, and others responsible for verifying compliance.

    The unique NFPA 25 Handbook strengthens your understanding of the intent behind today's NFPA 25 provisions and the function of different systems and components:

    • Step-by-step testing procedures throughout the Handbook include an example of a correct and proven way to conduct a test.
    • A special ITM vs. Design Evaluation feature provides specific examples to help users determine whether or not something is within the scope of NFPA 25 (ITM) or out of scope (Design Evaluation).
    • Sample inspection, testing, and maintenance forms help you implement your own procedures.
    • Updated FAQs highlight key topics.
    • Explanations and practical applications advice is written by sprinkler experts.
    • Supplements expand your expertise about key topics including Fire Pump Flow Test Analysis, Role of the AHJ, Inspection Roles and Responsibilities (Table), and Fire Pump Field Data Collection and Analysis.

    No other resource offers this wealth of information and support!

    • The entire 2017 edition of NFPA 25: Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems is included for convenient reference.
    • 100+ full-color photos, charts, illustrations, and other visuals round out this tool for sprinkler care and NFPA 25 compliance.

    Avoid errors or oversights and help extend the service life of these essential fire protection systems. Anyone who works with sprinklers needs the NFPA 25 Handbook to help ensure water-based systems are up-to-code and ready to protect lives and property. (Hardbound, 720 pp., 2017)

  • Table of Contents (2017 Current Edition)

    Contents

    Preface

    About the Contributor

    About the Editors

    NFPA 25 Summary of Technical Changes: 2017

     

    PART ONE NFPA® 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, 2017 Edition, with Commentary

    Chapter 1 Administration

    1.1 Scope

    1.2 Purpose

    1.3 Application

    1.4 Units

     

    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications

    2.1 General

    2.2 NFPA Publications

    2.3 Other Publications

    2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections

     

    Chapter 3 Definitions

    3.1 General

    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions

    3.3 General Definitions

    3.4 Deluge Foam-Water Sprinkler and Foam- Water Spray Systems Definitions

    3.5 Valve Definitions

    3.6 Water-Based Fire Protection System Definitions

    3.7 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance (ITM) Task Frequencies

     

    Chapter 4 General Requirements

    4.1 Responsibility of Property Owner or Designated Representative

    4.2 Manufacturer’s Corrective Action

    4.3 Records

    4.4 Water Supply Status

    4.5 Inspection

    4.6 Testing

    4.7 Performance-Based Compliance Programs

    4.8 Maintenance

    4.9 Safety

     

    Chapter 5 Sprinkler Systems

    5.1 General

    5.2 Inspection

    5.3 Testing

    5.4 Maintenance

    5.5 Component Action Requirements

     

    Chapter 6 Standpipe and Hose Systems

    6.1 General

    6.2 Inspection

    6.3 Testing

    6.4 Maintenance

    6.5 Component Action Requirements

     

    Chapter 7 Private Fire Service Mains

    7.1 General

    7.2 Inspection and Corrective Action

    7.3 Testing

    7.4 Maintenance

    7.5 Component Action Requirements

     

    Chapter 8 Fire Pumps

    8.1 General

    8.2 Inspection

    8.3 Testing

    8.4 Reports

    8.5 Maintenance

    8.6 Component Replacement Testing Requirements

     

    Chapter 9 Water Storage Tanks

    9.1 General

    9.2 Inspection

    9.3 Testing

    9.4 Maintenance

    9.5 Automatic Tank Fill Valves

    9.6 Component Action Requirements

     

    Chapter 10 Water Spray Fixed Systems

    10.1 General

    10.2 Inspection and Maintenance Procedures

    10.3 Operational Tests

    10.4 Ultra-High-Speed Water Spray System (UHSWSS) Operational Tests

    10.5 Component Action Requirements

     

    Chapter 11 Foam-Water Sprinkler Systems

    11.1 General

    11.2 Inspection

    11.3 Operational Tests

    11.4 Maintenance

    11.5 Component Action Requirements

     

    Chapter 12 Water Mist Systems

    12.1 Inspection and Testing

    12.2 Maintenance

    12.3 Training

     

    Chapter 13 Common Components and Valves

    13.1 General

    13.2 General Provisions

    13.3 Control Valves in Water-Based Fire Protection Systems

    13.4 System Valves

    13.5 Pressure-Reducing Valves and Relief Valves

    13.6 Hose Valves

    13.7 Backflow Prevention Assemblies

    13.8 Fire Department Connections

    13.9 Automatic Detection Equipment

    13.10 Air Compressors

    13.11 Component Testing Requirements

     

    Chapter 14 Internal Piping Condition and Obstruction Investigation

    14.1 General

    14.2 Assessment of Internal Condition of Piping

    14.3 Obstruction Investigation and Prevention

    14.4 Ice Obstruction

     

    Chapter 15 Impairments

    15.1 General

    15.2 Impairment Coordinator

    15.3 Tag Impairment System

    15.4 Impaired Equipment

    15.5 Preplanned Impairment Programs

    15.6 Emergency Impairments

    15.7 Restoring Systems to Service

     

    Chapter 16 Special Requirements from Other NFPA Documents

    16.1 General

    16.2 Small Residential Board and Care Occupancies

     

    ANNEXES

    A Explanatory Material

    B Forms and Reports for Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance

    C Possible Causes of Pump Troubles

    D Obstruction Investigation

    E Hazard Evaluation Form

    F Connectivity and Data Collection

    G Color-Coded Tagging Program

    H Informational References

     

    PART TWO Supplements

    1 Conducting Fire Pump Flow Tests

    2 ITM Roles and Responsibilities

    3 Role of the Inspector

    4 Role of the Owner or Designated Representative

    5 Role of the Authority Having Jurisdiction

    6 Fire Pump Field Data Collection and Analysis

     

    Index

     

  • Sample Pages (2017)

    Important information about NFPA codes and standards available


    NFPA® Handbooks are your 'Roadmap to the Codes' with insights and graphics that answer code questions. View these sample pages for a preview of the valuable information you'll access including complete code or standard text; explanatory commentary highlighted in a second color; hundreds of full-color photos, charts, tables and illustrations to clarify concepts; and much more.

    Preview NFPA 25: ITM of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems Handbook, 2017 Edition

  • Prior Editions

    2014 Editon

     

    Editor: Matthew J. Klaus

    ITM questions? The 2014 NFPA 25 Handbook has the answers you need to conduct efficient safety checks and avoid sprinkler failures.

    Because errors or oversights in sprinkler upkeep could result in fire tragedies and fire loss, it's vital not only to work with the latest ITM requirements, but also to make sure you apply them correctly. And that's exactly what the comprehensive 2014 Water-Based Fire Protection Systems Handbook is designed to do.

    This essential NFPA 25 companion strengthens your understanding of the intent behind rules and the function of the systems and components covered in the Standard so you can improve sprinkler reliability and increase equipment service life.

    • The complete 2014 NFPA 25: Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems text is included for convenient reference and enhanced by explanations and practical application advice.
    • Case studies provide examples of real-world sprinkler experience.
    • 100+ full-color photos, charts, illustrations, and other visuals clarify concepts.
    • Sample inspection, testing, and maintenance forms help in implementing your own procedures.
    • Updated FAQs highlight key topics.

    NEW 2014 features include:

    • Step-by-step testing procedures provide an example of a correct and proven way to conduct a test.
    • ITM vs Design Evaluation feature presents specific examples and helps users determine whether or not something is within the scope of NFPA 25 (ITM) or out of scope (Design Evaluation).
    • Four new supplements expand your expertise -- Fire Pump Flow Test Analysis, Role of the AHJ, Inspection Roles and Responsibilities (Table), and Fire Pump Field Data Collection and Analysis.

    Anyone who works with sprinklers -- from sprinkler contractors, service contract providers, facility managers, and building owners to engineers and designers, consultants, AHJs, insurance representatives and NFPA 13: Installation of Sprinkler System users -- needs the 2014 NFPA 25 Handbook to ensure water-based systems are up-to-code and ready to protect lives and property. (Hardbound, 690 pp., 2014)

     

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