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Vista NFPA 12 Carbon Dioxide Fire Suppression Tests and Inspections

NFPA 12 + 17 Fire Suppression Inspections, Tests & Maintenance in Vista

NFPA 101(00), Sec. 9.2.3 requires that commercial cooking equipment be in accordance with NFPA
96, Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations. NFPA
101(00), Sec. 2.1.1 references the 1998 edition of the standard. NFPA 96(98), in turn, references four
other NFPA standards applicable to automatic fire-extinguishing systems installed to protect kitchen
hood systems and cooking equipment [see NFPA 96(98), Sections 7-2.2.1 and 12-1]:
• NFPA 12(98), Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems
• NFPA 13(96), Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems
• NFPA 17(98), Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems
• NFPA 17A(98), Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems

Vista NFPA 17 Fire Suppression Tests and Inspections

Dry Chemical Fire Suppression Inspections, Tests and Maintenance in Vista

Dry chemical fire suppression systems provide protection for many flammable and combustible liquid (Class B) fire hazards. They are particularly suited for outdoor environments where concerns about freezing prevent the installation of water-based systems.
The system owner is responsible for a monthly inspection to ensure the equipment remains in an operable condition. The inspection must be conducted in accordance with the manufacturer’s listed installation and maintenance manual or owner’s manual.
The inspection should include a check of the following components to verify that:

The inspection date and the initials of the person performing the inspection should be recorded, and the records maintained until the next semiannual service.
At least semiannually, maintenance shall be conducted in accordance with the manufacturer’s listed installation and maintenance manual. This maintenance should include

If there is evidence of caking, the dry chemical must be discarded and the system recharged in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
For additional information, refer to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 17,Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems.

Vista Restaurant Kitchen Hood Fire Suppression Systems Inspections, Tests and Maintenance

The entire exhaust system (hood, grease removal devices, fans and ducts) for kitchen cooking equipment needs to be thoroughly inspected at least every 6 months to ensure that it’s free of grease accumulations [see NFPA 96(98), Sec. 8-3.1 and Table 8-3.1]. This inspection must be conducted by a company or person properly trained and qualified to perform such a service. The authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) may require a certificate or other proof of such training.
If this inspection reveals deposits from grease-laden vapors, the entire exhaust system must be cleaned to bare metal by a properly trained, qualified and certified company or person(s) acceptable to the AHJ [see NFPA 96(98), Sec. 8-3.1.1]. It should be noted that:

When the cleaning process is completed:

Vista Kitchen hood fire-extinguishing system
The standards applicable to automatic dry- or wet-chemical fire-extinguishing systems protecting kitchen cooking equipment [see NFPA 17(98), Sec. 9-2.1/NFPA 17A(98), Sec. 5-2.1] require that such systems be inspected monthly to ensure that:

In addition, an inspection and servicing of the kitchen hood fire-extinguishing system by properly trained and qualified persons is required at least every 6 months [see NFPA 96(98), Sec. 8-2].

Fire alarm interconnect switches are required to be tested annually by mechanically or electrically operating the switch to verify receipt of a signal at the fire alarm control panel [see NFPA 72(99), Tables 7-3.2 and 7-2.2]. This testing should be performed as part of the annual test conducted of the building fire alarm system. The equipment manufacturer may have additional maintenance requirements that should be followed in order to ensure proper operation of the system and maintain applicable warranties. The standards applicable to automatic dry- or wet-chemical fire-extinguishing systems also contain inspection requirements that must be followed, including:

Vista Fire Suppression Hydrostatic Tests, Inspections and Maintenance

DOCUMENT Your Tests, Inspections and Service
Exhaust system:
Both NFPA 96 many state fire codes require that exhaust system cleanings be recorded [see NFPA 96(98]. These records must include the extent, time and date of cleaning. When a vent cleaning contractor is used, the contractor must be able to provide you with a certificate showing the date of any inspections or cleanings performed. In addition, the contractor is required to display a tag within the kitchen indicating the date of the cleaning and the name of the servicing company and identifying any areas that were not cleaned on the date of the service.

Fire Protection Systems that Require Scheduled Tests, Inspections and Maintenance in Vista

Types of Fire Prevention Systems Requiring Tests and Inspections

Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems.
Engineered CO2 fire suppression systems.
Engineered clean agent fire suppression systems.
Engineered foam fire suppression systems.
Engineered dry chemical fire suppression systems.
Engineered water mist fire suppression systems.
Residential fire suppression systems (NFPA 13D systems)
Pre-engineered CO2 fire suppression systems only.
Pre-engineered clean agent fire suppression systems only.
Pre-engineered foam fire suppression systems only.
Pre-engineered dry chemical fire suppression systems only.
Pre-engineered wet chemical fire suppression systems only.
Pre-engineered water mist suppression systems.

Vista Special Agent Extinguishing Systems Test and Inspection Checklist

When your fire Special Agent Extinguishing Systems is tested, inspected or serviced by local fire departments, state licensed fire protection companies, certified fire protection technicians and/or fire safety engineers. They may use a form from NFPA similar to the one below when a test, inspection or service is completed for your Special Agent Extinguishing System.

Vista NFPA Standards and Codes

For a new versions visit NFPA Tests and Inspections Forms

Inspection Checklist
Special Agent Extinguishing Systems
Building: ______________________________________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________________
Inspector: ___________________________________ Date: ___________________________
Date of Last Inspection: _____________________ Outstanding Violations: Yes No
General
Type of special agent extinguishing system:
❑ Wet chemical
❑ Dry chemical
❑ Halon
❑ Carbon dioxide
❑ Other: ________________________________________
What does the system protect? _____________________________________________________
Date system installed: ______________________________
Were building alterations/renovations made since
last inspection? ❑ Yes ❑ No
Was a new special agent extinguishing system added
since last inspection? ❑ Yes ❑ No
Was any system alteration made since last inspection? ❑ Yes ❑ No
Is system connected to building fire alarm? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A*
Automatic Shutdown
What is fuel source?
❑ Electricity
❑ Gas
❑ Other: _______________________________________
Nozzles
Are caps in place? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A
Are nozzles properly oriented to protect hazard? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A
Are there signs of damage? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A
Manual Releases
Are manual releases clear and unobstructed? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A
Are they properly identified? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A
System Pressure Gauges
Are system pressure gauges in proper operating range? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A
Are they readily visible? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A
*N/A (not applicable) means there’s no such feature in the building.
Form A-12 Inspection Checklist to Accompany Chapter 17
Copyright © 2002 National Fire Protection Association (Page 1 of 2)
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Gaseous Agent Systems (Halon or CA2)
Are room doors self-closing or automatic closing? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A
Quarterly Inspections and Tests
Are quarterly inspections and tests recorded? ❑ Yes ❑ No
Semiannual Inspections and Tests
Are semiannual inspections and tests recorded? ❑ Yes ❑ No
Annual Inspections and Tests
Are annual inspections and tests recorded? ❑ Yes ❑ No
5-Year Tests
Are 5-year tests recorded? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A
• Were CO2 system hoses tested? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A
12-Year Tests
Are 12-year tests recorded? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A
• Were CO2 system cylinders tested? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A
• Were CO2 systems discharge tested? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A
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Vista Clean Agent Extinguishing Systems Test and Inspection Checklist

Vista NFPA Standards and Codes

For a new versions visit NFPA Tests and Inspections Forms

Inspection Checklist
Clean Agent Extinguishing Systems
Building: ______________________________________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________________
Inspector: __________________________ Date: _____________________________________
Date of Last Inspection: _____________________ Outstanding Violations: Yes No
General
Agent type: ____________________________________________________________________
Clean agent extinguishing system protects:____________________________________________
Date system installed: ____________________________________________________________
Were building alterations/renovations made since
last inspection? ❑ Yes ❑ No
Was new clean agent extinguishing system added since
last inspection? ❑ Yes ❑ No
Was any system alteration made since last inspection? ❑ Yes ❑ No
Is system connected to building fire alarm? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A*
Automatic Shutdown
What is fuel source?
❑ Electricity
❑ Gas
❑ Other: __________________________________________
Nozzles
Are caps in place? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A
Are nozzles properly oriented to protect hazard? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A
Are there signs of damage? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A
Manual Releases
Are manual releases clear and unobstructed? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A
Are they properly identified? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A
System Pressure Gauges
Are system pressure gauges in proper operating range? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A
Are they readily visible? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A
Room Doors
Are room doors self-closing or automatic closing? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A
Quarterly Inspections and Tests Recorded
Are quarterly inspections and tests recorded? ❑ Yes ❑ No
*N/A (not applicable) means there’s no such feature in the building.
Form A-13 Inspection Checklist to Accompany Chapter 18
Copyright © 2002 National Fire Protection Association (Page 1 of 2)
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Semiannual Inspections and Tests Recorded
Are semiannual inspections and tests recorded? ❑ Yes ❑ No
Annual Inspections and Tests Recorded
Are annual inspections and tests recorded? ❑ Yes ❑ No
5-Year Tests
Are 5-year tests recorded? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A
• Were system hoses tested? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A
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Form A-13 Continued
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Vista Portable Fire Extinguishers Test and Inspection Checklist

Vista NFPA Standards and Codes

For a new versions visit NFPA Tests and Inspections Forms

Inspection Checklist
Portable Fire Extinguishers
Building: _____________________________________________________________________
Address: _____________________________________________________________________
Inspector: _________________________ Date: _____________________________________
Date of Last Inspection: ________________________ Outstanding Violations: Yes No
General
Are fire extinguishers provided? ❑ Yes ❑ No
Mounting
Are extinguishers properly mounted? ❑ Yes ❑ No
Are any extinguishers blocked? ❑ Yes ❑ No
Does distribution appear adequate? ❑ Yes ❑ No
Monthly Inspections
Are monthly inspections recorded? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A*
• On tag on extinguisher? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A
• On form? ❑ Yes ❑ No ❑ N/A
Annual Maintenance
Are records provided of annual maintenance? ❑ Yes ❑ No
*N/A (not applicable) means there’s no such feature in the building.
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Form A-14 Inspection Checklist to Accompany Chapter 19


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