Intelligent Electronic Systems, Inc.

600 Bursca Drive, Suite 605
Bridgeville, PA 15017

Phone: 412.206.0400
Fax: 412.206.0404

Inspection and Testing Requirements

Visual Inspection

NFPA 72 – 2010 – CHAPTER 14

14.2.1.1 Performance Verification. To ensure operational integrity, the system shall have an inspection, testing and maintenance program.

14.2.1.1.1 Inspection, testing and maintenance programs shall satisfy the requirements of this Code and conform to the equipment manufacturer’s published instructions.

14.2.1.1.2 Inspection, testing and maintenance programs shall verify correct operation of the system.

14.3 Inspection

14.3.1 Unless otherwise permitted by 14.3.2 visual inspections shall be performed in accordance with the schedules in Table 14.3.1 or more often if requirement by the authority having jurisdiction.

Fire Alarm & Detection Systems Monthly Quarterly Semi-annual Annual
Control Panels       X
Control Panel Trouble Signals     X  
Batteries     X  
Remote Annunciators     X  
Initiating Devices        
Air Sampling     X  
Duct Detectors     X  
Electromechanical Releasing Devices     X  
Suppression System Switches     X  
Manual Pull Stations     X  
Heat Detectors     X  
Radiant Energy Fire Detectors   X    
Smoke Detectors     X  
Supervisory Signal Devices   X    
Waterflow Devices   X    
Alarm Notification Appliances     X  
Interface Equipment     X  
Digital Alarm Communication Equipment     X  

Testing

NFPA 72 – 2010 – CHAPTER 14

14.4.5 Testing Frequency. Unless otherwise permitted by other sections of this Code, testing shall be performed in accordance with the schedules in Table 14.4.5, or more often if required by the authority having jurisdiction.

Fire Alarm & Detection Systems Monthly Quarterly Semi-annual Annual
Control Panels       X
Batteries     X  
Remote Annunciators       X
Initiating Devices        
Air Sampling       X
Duct Detectors       X
Electromechanical Releasing Devices       X
Suppression System Switches       X
Manual Pull Stations       X
Heat Detectors       X
Radiant Energy Fire Detectors     X  
Smoke Detectors       X
Supervisory Signal Devices     X  
Tamper Switches     X  
Waterflow Devices     X  
Alarm Notification Appliances       X
Interface Equipment       X
Digital Alarm Communication Equipment