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INSTALLATION OF DATA, POWER, AND SIGNAL ISOLATORS!
You may be interested in reviewing our Special Report which details how to install, service and test the various types of isolators you’ll encounter on addressable type fire alarm systems. Links to downloadable wiring diagrams are also provided.
NEW SIGNALINK FIRELINK® II APPLICATION CHART!
We’ve made it easier for Jurisdictional Authorities contemplating acceptance of this technology as an “alternative solution” to a Code compliant upgrade to understand all the issues with this helpful application chart! You can review the original article here as well!
THE PROPERTY MANAGER’S GUIDE TO BUILDING FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT TESTING!
Our latest Special Report is for Building Owners as well!
BUILDING LIFE SAFETY SYSTEMS TESTING TIME CALCULATOR!
We launch our own Building PMA Inspection Time Calculator (Beta Version). Click on the link in our Library (Brian Stegavig (the former Fire Protection Program Manager at ASTTBC) and the nice folks at CFAA inspired us)! Let us know what you think! Feedback will be rewarded!
BACKFLOW PREVENTER TESTING ON FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM PIPING (i.e. SPRINKLER SYSTEMS)
NFPA 25 (2008) (the Standard referenced by Canada’s 2010 edition of the National Fire Code which has been adopted by many Provincial Jurisdictions) requires that backflow preventers serving fire protection system piping must undergo two separate and distinct tests on an ANNUAL BASIS:
1. The Forward Flow Test and,
2. The Performance Test