Telgian Featured in Sprinkler Age: May 2010

“NFPA 25: Contractor  Risk and the 2011 Edition- Understanding the Standard is Key to Risk Reduction” by Russ Leavitt

The NFPA 25, Standard for Inspection Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, Report of Comments (ROC) for the 2011 edition has been issued and there are significant changes in the attempt to clarify the roles of the owner and the inspection provider. The revision process undertaken by the technical committee for this important standard is different than others. This article addresses how the interests that are represented by the individual technical committee members are clear cut and at times diametrically opposed. This dynamic is not as prevalent with most of the installation technical committees.