Testing and Inspection
Standpipes and Hoses

What are the testing and inspection requirements?

NFPA 25 requires that each fire standpipe and hose system be visually inspected each year to verify that it appears to be in good operating condition and free of physical damage.  If a main drain is present then a flow test should be conducted annually.  Electronic interfaces such as waterflow and tamper switches are required to be tested semi-annually.  Standpipe and Hose integrity may be required to be hydrostatically tested every 5 years depending on type.  Full flow tests from the most remote standpipe outlet is required every 5 years.