Fire Alarm Acceptance Testing - Part III

Fire Alarm Acceptance Testing for Central Oregon AHJ's - Part III

Battery Fail Verification

  • Remove harness from all system battery terminals and verify

- FACP tone sounds within 200 seconds

- FACP system trouble indicator illuminates

- If applicable, ACP alphanumeric display indicates a battery failure

  • Acknowledge the system trouble indicator to silence audible trouble signal, and verify that the system trouble indicator is illuminated

- Reconnect the battery harness and verify

  • FACP system trouble indicator if off.
  • FACP power trouble indicator is off.
  • If applicable, FACP alphanumeric display reads System Normal

Testing that Circuits are Properly Monitored fr Integrity (Electrically Supervised)

  • Jumper each side of every initiation-device circuit, signalling line circuit and initiating-devuce curcuit, signalling line circuit and initiating-device circuit to ground individually

- Confirm that a trouble conditionis reported to the FACP each time a circuit is connected ground

  • Ten percent of the smoke detectors on every initiating-device circuit ad signaling line circuit should be removed from their bases, one at a time

 

Testing that circuits are properly monitored for integrity (electrically supervised)

  • Break one connection on 10% of the initiaing devices (manual pull boxes, heat detectors, sprinkler flow switches, valve supervisory switches, spot smoke detectors, duct smoke detectors) and one connection on 10% of the devices on signaling line circuits (It should be noted that spot smoke detectors, in mose case, can be removed from their base for trouble testing)

- Confirm that  trouble condition is reported to the FACP

- Remake each connection before opening the next connection

  • Remove one connection on 10% of the appliances on each notification - appliance circuit

- Confirm that a trouble condition is reported to the FACP

- Remake each connection before opening the next connection

- Document which appliance have had their circuit opened