ASSE 15000 Certification applies to field technicians who provide inspection, testing, and maintenance for water-based fire protection systems. Before we get too far into the requirements of the certification, it is important to understand where these requirements come from and why.
Building performance during an emergency event is highly reliant on the accurate design and reliable operation of automatic sprinkler systems on of the account exceptions, reductions or omission of other design elements these systems permit.
This month, Kevin Hall from the National Fire Sprinkler Association joined this column to help us better understand preaction systems, one type of fire sprinkler system. There are three types of preaction systems and understanding their differences can aid in making an informed decision on the kind of system to use in different scenarios.