INSTALLATION

MONITORING

INSPECTION

SUPPRESSION INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS

Clean Agent SystemsMonthlyQuarterlySemi-AnnualAnnualOtherNFPA 2001
System Inspection(4-1.1) At least annually, all systems shall be thoroughly inspected and tested for proper operation by competent personnel. Discharge tests are not required.
System Test(4-1.1) (Same as above)
Weigh Cylinders(4-1.3) At least semiannually, the agent quantity and pressure of refillable containers shall be checked.
Container Test(4-2.1) U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Canadian Transport Commission (CTC), or similar design clean agent containers shall not be recharged without retesting if more than 5 years have elapsed since the date of the last test and inspection.
Hose Test(4-3.2.1) All hose shall be tested every 5 years.
Room Integrity(4-4) At least every 12 months, the enclosure protected by the clean agent shall be thoroughly inspected to determine if penetrations or other changes have occurred that could adversely affect agent leakage or change volume of hazard or both.
Carbon Dioxide SystemsMonthlyQuarterlySemi-AnnualAnnualOtherNFPA 12
System Inspection(1-11.1) At least every 30 days, an inspection shall be conducted to assess the system’s operational condition.
System Test(1-11.3.2) The following shall be verified by competent personnel at least annually using available documentation required in 1-7.2.6.
Weigh Cylinders(1-11.3.5) At least semiannually, all high-pressure cylinders shall be weighed and the date of the last hydrostatic test noted (see 1-9.5.1).
Container Test(1-9.5.1) High-pressure cylinders used in fire-extinguishing systems shall not be recharged without a hydrostatic test (and remarking) if more than 5 years have elapsed from the date of the last test.
Hose Test(1-11.2.1) All system hose including those used as flexible connectors shall be tested every 5 years in accordance with 1-11.2.
Halon 1301 SystemsMonthlyQuarterlySemi-AnnualAnnualOtherNFPA 12A
System Inspection(4-1.1) At least semiannually, all systems shall be thoroughly inspected, tested, and documented for proper operation by trained competent personnel. Tests shall be in accordance with the appropriate NFPA or Canadian standards.
Container Test(4-2.1) DOT, CTC, or similar design Halon 1301 cylinders shall not be recharged without a retest if more than five years have elapsed since the date of the last test and inspection.
Hose Inspection(4-3) All system hoses shall be examined annually for damage.
Hose Test(4-3.2) All hoses shall be tested every 5 years in accordance with 4-3.1.
Room Integrity(4-4) At least every 6 months the halon-protected enclosure shall be thoroughly inspected to determine if penetrations or other changes have occurred that could adversely affect halon leakage.

SUPPRESSION INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS

Clean Agent SystemsMonthlyQuarterlySemi-AnnualAnnualOtherNFPA 2001
System Inspection(4-1.1) At least annually, all systems shall be thoroughly inspected and tested for proper operation by competent personnel. Discharge tests are not required.
System Test(4-1.1) (Same as above)
Weigh Cylinders(4-1.3) At least semiannually, the agent quantity and pressure of refillable containers shall be checked.
Container Test(4-2.1) U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Canadian Transport Commission (CTC), or similar design clean agent containers shall not be recharged without retesting if more than 5 years have elapsed since the date of the last test and inspection.
Hose Test(4-3.2.1) All hose shall be tested every 5 years.
Room Integrity(4-4) At least every 12 months, the enclosure protected by the clean agent shall be thoroughly inspected to determine if penetrations or other changes have occurred that could adversely affect agent leakage or change volume of hazard or both.
Carbon Dioxide SystemsMonthlyQuarterlySemi-AnnualAnnualOtherNFPA 12
System Inspection(1-11.1) At least every 30 days, an inspection shall be conducted to assess the system’s operational condition.
System Test(1-11.3.2) The following shall be verified by competent personnel at least annually using available documentation required in 1-7.2.6.
Weigh Cylinders(1-11.3.5) At least semiannually, all high-pressure cylinders shall be weighed and the date of the last hydrostatic test noted (see 1-9.5.1).
Container Test(1-9.5.1) High-pressure cylinders used in fire-extinguishing systems shall not be recharged without a hydrostatic test (and remarking) if more than 5 years have elapsed from the date of the last test.
Hose Test(1-11.2.1) All system hose including those used as flexible connectors shall be tested every 5 years in accordance with 1-11.2.
Halon 1301 SystemsMonthlyQuarterlySemi-AnnualAnnualOtherNFPA 12A
System Inspection(4-1.1) At least semiannually, all systems shall be thoroughly inspected, tested, and documented for proper operation by trained competent personnel. Tests shall be in accordance with the appropriate NFPA or Canadian standards.
Container Test(4-2.1) DOT, CTC, or similar design Halon 1301 cylinders shall not be recharged without a retest if more than five years have elapsed since the date of the last test and inspection.
Hose Inspection(4-3) All system hoses shall be examined annually for damage.
Hose Test(4-3.2) All hoses shall be tested every 5 years in accordance with 4-3.1.
Room Integrity(4-4) At least every 6 months the halon-protected enclosure shall be thoroughly inspected to determine if penetrations or other changes have occurred that could adversely affect halon leakage.