An acceptance test of sprinkler systems is to ensure the functionality and performance of the fire sprinkler system is in accordance with design requirements.The installing contractor shall notify the local authority having jurisdiction, and the owner’s representative of the time and date the system will be tested. The installing contractor may invite the fire pump manufacturer as well, if the contractor does not represent this entity himself.
The acceptance tests simulates the expected conditions during an actual fire, and includes the following main steps:
- Test of piping and main installation
- Test of main equipment
- Power and water supply
- Completion certificate and documents
The installing contractor of the systems has to provide the user with a completion certificate, stating that the system is in compliance with the rules/ standards and design requirements, and provide Instruction & operation manuals, system drawings and an inspection and maintenance program.