One of the most widely used fire protection systems is the sprinkler system. Having a building completely protected by a fire sprinkler system is one of the best ways to avoid losses due to fires.
To ensure the system will operate properly when needed, a program of regular inspections, testing, and maintenance is required. A variety of national, state, and local codes applies, depending on the type of facility, occupancy, and hazard classification.
The following National Fire Protection Association publication serves as the basis for detailing minimum requirements.
NFPA 25 –Standard for inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water Based Fire Protection (1998 Edition)