Thursday, May 12, 2016

Inspector Tests

This section shows inspector test connections and inspector test flows.  These tests are often used to confirm activation of water flow switches or activation and trips of dry valves.


The next series of photos show an interior inspector's test access panel.  The panel was hidden behind an office clock:





The following photo shows an inspector test discharge.  A concrete splash pad would be nice to mitigate erosion with these tests:




The following photograph shows a typical interior access panel for a hydraulically remote inspector's test connection [office building]:



The following photograph shows a typical riser co-located inspector's test connection:
Below an exterior inspector's test connection is shown:




The photo below may show a riser located inspector's test connection:


The photo below may show a riser-inspector test assembly.  The valve handle may be deformed:


The next photo reportedly shows an inspector's test connection.  Signage may be missing:


The next photo may show an inspector's test connection.  Signage may be missing:


The next photo appears to show an inspector's test connection not pipe to a drain:


The next photo appears to show a corroded inspector's test connection down stream of the water flow switch. The inspector's test connection does not appear to be piped to a drain.


The next photo shows an inspector's test connection globe valve.  The sight glass may be visible in this photo:


The next photo may show an inspector's test connection in a stairwell.  The ball valve handle is missing.  The standard calls for these inspector test connections to be accessible, accessible is not defined.  Often a 4 foot or 6 foot ladder is needed to conduct these tests.
The following photo shows another hydraulically remote inspector's test connection typical installation:


Below, a common inspector's test connection:


Below, close up of a riser co-located inspector's test connection:


Below, a photograph reportedly shows an inspector's test connection with a missing handle:


Below a photograph shows a hydraulically remote inspector's test connection.  The assembly has a missing handle, and access is restricted by miscellaneous storage:




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