New fire protection system installations must be inspected before being issued a permit from local authorities. When you schedule a new system test by the Edward Wolff Company, you place your start-up proceedings in the hands of a competent, experienced specialist who will guide the process from start to finish. Your Edward Wolff representative will provide the foam transfer equipment, fill the tank properly (per manufacture proceedures), prepare your personnel and assist authorities with all aspects of the foam acceptance test.
Someone from your company should meet our representative at the job site. This person’s role will be to assist us as the tank installation is inspected, the tank is filled with concentrate, and your personnel are prepared for the test.
Water tests are performed first to establish the system’s proportioner demand. Then, the foam proportioning is tested and percent verified. After testing is completed, we will prepare service and test reports for you to distribute to the proper authorities. Once the tank is filled, our representative will review the procedures with interested personnel. The test may occur about one hour after the tank is filled. All individuals who wish to witness the fill and/or test should be present at that time.
Testing will include the use of the fire pump, if any. Proper communication between the pump house, riser room and test area is essential for an effective test. In addition, you will need to provide sufficient personnel to open and close the valves.