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Valve Status Tests - NFPA 25

Posted by mattklaus Employee Jun 14, 2015

The concept of a valve status test is new to the 2014 edition, and it is simply to assure that the valve is in the proper position based on its desired function. One of the leading causes of fires overwhelming sprinklered buildings is that the water could not reach the sprinklers or hose outlets due to partially or fully closed valves. This test is intended to cut down on the number of times a valve is inadvertently left closed or partially closed.