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Summary of Valves, Valve Components, and Trim Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance

Item --------------------- Activity --------------------- Frequency
Control Valves
Sealed Inspection Weekly
Locked Inspection Monthly
Tamper Switches Inspection Monthly

Alarm Valves
Exterior Inspection Monthly
Interior Inspection 5 Years
Strainers, Filters, Orifices Inspection 5 Years

Check Valves
Interior Inspection 5 Years

Preaction / Deluge Valves
Enclosure (during cold weather) Inspection Daily / Weekly
Exterior Inspection Monthly
Interior Inspection Annually / 5 Years
Strainers, Filters, Orifices Inspection 5 Years

Dry Pipe Valves / Quick-Opening Devices
Enclosure (during cold weather) Inspection Daily / Weekly
Exterior Inspection Monthly
Interior Inspection Annually
Strainers, Filters, Orifices Inspection 5 Years

Pressure Reducing and Relief Valves
Sprinkler Systems Inspection Quarterly
Hose Connections Inspection Quarterly
Hose Racks Inspection Quarterly

Fire Pumps
Casing Relief Valves Inspection Weekly
Pressure Relief Valves Inspection Weekly

Backflow Prevention Assemblies
Reduced Pressure Inspection Weekly / Monthly
Reduced Pressure Detectors Inspection Weekly / Monthly
Fire Department Connections Inspection Quarterly
Main Drains Test Annually / Quarterly
Water-Flow Alarms Test Quarterly

Control Valves
Position Test Annually
Operation Test Annually
Supervisory Test Semiannually

Preaction / Deluge Valves
Priming Water Test Quarterly
Low Air Pressure Alarm Test Quarterly
Quick-Opening Devices Test Quarterly
Trip Test Test Annually
Full Flow Trip Test Test 3 Years

Pressure Reducing and Relief Valves
Sprinkler Systems Test 5 Years
Circulation Relief Test Annually
Pressure Relief Valves Test Annually
Hose Connections Test 5 Years
Hose Racks Test 5 Years
Backflow Prevention Assemblies Test Annually
Control Valve Maintenance Annually
Preaction / Deluge Valves Maintenance Annually
Dry Pipe Valves / Quick-Opening Devices Maintenance Annually

 

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