NFPA 25: Compliance Need Not Break the Bank

July 26th, 2010

Maintenance of water-based fire suppression systems can be a challenge in a down economy that is filled with corporate directives to cut costs. This session examines strategies for inspecting, testing, and maintaining systems in accordance with NFPA 25 without busting the budget. The session reviews cases where owners, AHJs, and service providers have worked together to manage the risk of loss from fire while keeping the costs as low as possible.

Recording from 2010 NFPA Conference in Las Vegas, NV.
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Russ Leavitt - NFPA 25 Compliance Need Not Break the Bank

  1. February 24th, 2014 at 23:21 | #1

    Dear Russ,
    I am writing to you because I own a company that renovates hotels.The bulk of our work is the removal of FFE and replace it with new FFE. We have been inundated with calls for Bed Bug eradication. I invented a machine that will warm the room slowly so it will kill all the bugs and their larvae. My problem as you probably already know is I have to raise temperature in room to 120 degrees to achieve the kill rate. Most of our business is economy hotels so their is usually about 3 sprinkler heads per room. I have devised a system incorporating orthopedic constantly pumped ice/water therapy and had the rep make a special “wrist band,fore arm” type wrap approx 8″ in length that wraps around above the sprinkler head using velcro to fasten the top and is filled with a bladder that is fed ice cold water that starts around the interior of top of the head,about same pressure as a wrist band, then cover hangs about 4″ below sprinkler with an open bottom. The cover is fed with an 1/8″ hose that pumps ice cold water from the ice water bin. The bladder feeds from the top and circles the inside perimeter of the “Sleeve/cover. Each cover also has electronic sensors so we can gage the inside temperature as it is lowered because of the ice cold water that is constantly flowing from top to bottom around entire inside cover at which another quick clamp hose is connected and ran to the next sprinkler perimeter and then it is connected to the third sprinkler with that hose returning back to the ice/water/pump bin working as a closed loop system, utilizing insulated line to keep condensation from forming. The unit we would use would last for 9-11 hours and constantly being sensored along with several other sensors located throughout the room and is recorded in the central computer system, which also reports to a beeper the maintenance person would carry alerted him immediately of any undesired temperatures high or low. It is important to note that this cover doesn’t have to have a tight seal because of the attachment at the top by velcro and constantly controlled cool targeted air.
    Is there something i am forgetting, I tried to make sure that I am within all of the guidelines for Compliance and safety. I would strongly appreciate any comments you may have that could help make this the safest fire protecting invention using ice cold water to control the desired temperatures around, inside cover and below.
    Any advice would be appreciated.
    Todd A Holstlaw

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