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      Q: I have a flexible sprinkler pipe question. Can flexible sprinkler pipe penetrate a 2-hour rated fire wall separating a Business Occupancy and an…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 29, 2020
      Business Occupancies Sprinklers Elevators Equipment (Life Safety Code) Equipment (Fire Suppression Systems)

      Q: In a physician’s clinic that is claimed to be fully protected with sprinklers, the building elevator control room is not sprinklered. Must I install or…

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 2, 2019
      Article Life Safety Code Equipment (Fire Suppression Systems)

      Q: I am a consultant and I have a client who has a new high rise hospital that is not fully sprinklered. The plans for this hospital were approved and…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 16, 2018
      Sprinklers Article Equipment (Fire Suppression Systems)

      Q: My question has to do with the pressure gauges for our fire sprinkler system. We just had some out of date pressure gauges replaced by a new sprinkler…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 4, 2018
      Article Equipment (Fire Suppression Systems)

      Q: Please explain why The Joint Commission standard EP 1 identifies control valve signal devices and valve tamper switches as different pieces of…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 10, 2016
      Article Equipment (Fire Suppression Systems)

      Q: Many AHJ's are requiring RPZ backflow devices on sprinkler systems. Is there a testing requirement for these devices? Also, is there a periodic test…

      Bob Armbrister | May 13, 2016
      Sprinklers Article Life Safety Code Equipment (Fire Suppression Systems)

      NFPA 25 (1998 edition), section 4-3.1 has a requirement listed to test the Private Fire Service Mains once every 5 years. The standard says the test must…

      Bob Armbrister | Oct 2, 2014
      Article Equipment (Fire Suppression Systems)

      I ran across this fire hydrant while I was in southern California. It appears to me that the organization has failed to conduct basic routine inspections…

      Bob Armbrister | May 23, 2013