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REQUIRED TESTING INTERVALS

Annual Test (Initial Test):  A full and complete test of the entire system is required within the same month each year.  Also known as the system anniversary test date.

 

Five Year Test (Initial Test):  A full and complete test of the entire system is required within the same month eacy year.  Also known as the system anniversary test date.

 

Re-test: A retest of all the system components shown in the List of Defects from the Initial Test.  Prior to retesting, all items in the list are required to be repaired by a licensed contractor with a valid contractors license under permit from the authority having Jurisdiction for the type of repair (where required).  Repairs and re-tests are required to be completed within 30 days of the date of the Initial Test.  All re-tests are required to be performed by and certified tester who holds the proper testing certification.

Note: Only the items in the List of Defects are required to be test except in extreme cases

ANNUAL TEST:

  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Supervising Station Alarm Systems
  • Emergency Power Systems
  • Smoke Management Systems
  • Fire Escapes Assemblies
  • Automatic Elevator Emergency Operations
  • Gas Detection Systems
  • Stationary Fire pumps (Full Flow)
  • 2-1/2 Standpipe Hose Valve Pressure Reducing/Regulating Devices (Partial Flow/Exercise & Inspection)

5 YEAR TEST

  • Automatic Sprinkler Systems:
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    • Pre-Action System (Full Flow)
    • Dry Pipe / Deluge & Pre-Action Systems (Full Flow)
  • Class I Standpipe Systems (Dry)
  • Class I Standpipe Systems * (Wet)
  • Class III / Combination Standpipe Systems (Combination Of Class I And Class II Systems)
  • Combined Standpipe and Sprinkler Systems* (Includes Pressure Reducing Valves (Full Flow)