Terry Victor, JCI
NFPA codes and standards are recognizing the need to keep up with technology including the use of the internet and other data transmission and collection sources to accomplish tasks historically performed by an individual. The concepts of Automated Inspection and Testing and Distance Monitoring are already in use in NFPA 72 for fire alarm systems but can they be applied to water based fire protection systems? NFPA 25 anticipated the use of this technology by adding a new section to chapter 4 in the 2017 edition titled Automated Inspection and Testing. To compliment this allowance in NFPA 25, NFPA 13, NFPA 14, and NFPA 20 have included new definitions and sections describing these concepts and the devices that need to be properly installed and tested to accomplish them. This seminar will describe the latest language included in the three installation standards, what ITM tasks could potentially be performed, and what devices could be used to accomplish the tasks.