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Fire Sprinklers 203 Introduction to System Acceptance: Interfacing With the Inspector and Record Keeping

approx 90 minutes - 4 parts

CEUs = 0.15   /   CPDs = 1.5   (CEUs/CPDs are OPTIONAL)



The final 90-minute segment of this 200 level series is an introduction to the processes and procedures required for acceptance and placing a fire sprinkler system into service. There are a number of activities that must be undertaken prior to signing off on the installation of a fire sprinkler system, and there is a substantial amount of paperwork required to support those activities and verify that they have indeed taken place. This program discusses the types of tests that must be performed and documentation that verifies the success of those tests.

On completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Explain the hydrostatic pressure test of wet pipe and dry-pipe systems
  • Explain acceptance testing of the water flow alarms and the inspectors’ test valve
  • Explain the acceptance testing for the main system drain
  • Describe the requirements for flow testing a backflow prevention assembly
  • Recognize the information provided on a Contractor’s Material and Test Certificate for Underground Piping
  • Recognize the information provided on a Contractor’s Material and Test Certificate for Aboveground Piping
  • Describe the items that are verified in the field inspection of a fire sprinkler system at acceptance

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Kenneth W. Wagoner, S.E.T.

Parsley Consuslting

Ken Wagoner, a 1977 graduate of Bethany College (KS), is the owner of Parsley Consulting, located in Escondido, California. He has 26 years of experience in automatic sprinkler system and fire alarm system design, review and construction management. Wagoner has achieved NICET certification in all four subfields of fire protection: automatic sprinkler system layout, fire alarm systems, inspection & testing, and special hazards. He is also certified as a Uniform Fire Code Inspector, has achieved NFPA certification as a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), and as a Certified Fire Plan Examiner (CFPE). He is an AFSA-designated alternate representative to the NFPA committee on Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspectors and Plan Reviewers, which publishes NFPA 1031; and the Hanging and Bracing Committee of NFPA 13. He has published numerous articles on the design and review process, presented online virtual seminars, and teaches monthly classes sponsored by the San Diego Fire Protection Association. He is an active member of the NFPA, the AFSA, the UFCI, and the SDFPA.