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1705.30 Standpipe System Special Inspection - NYC Special Inspections - New York City

Updated: May 7



1705.30 Standpipe System Special Inspection


New and altered standpipe systems shall be inspected and tested in accordance with Sections 905 and 1705.30. Fire pump tests associated with standpipe systems shall be tested in accordance with Section 1705.30.2. The permit holder responsible for the standpipe work shall perform all required acceptance tests, and complete and sign the appropriate contractor's material and test certifications. The special inspector shall witness all required tests, verify that installation of all materials, fittings, hangers, assemblies and signage are in accordance with the approved construction documents, that painting of the standpipe system required by Section 905.11 has been performed and that the contractor has transmitted required maintenance literature and instruction to the owner. The special inspector shall verify that the material and test certification forms have been transmitted to the Fire Department and the Department of Buildings. Seismic bracing shall be inspected in accordance with Section 1705.12.


Exception: The special inspection agency need not witness the hydrostatic pressure test when such test is witnessed by the department.


1705.30.1 Hydrostatic Pressure Testing


All new or altered standpipe systems in buildings shall undergo successful hydrostatic pressure testing by a licensed master plumber or licensed fire suppression piping contractor in accordance with the requirements of this code, including Section 901.5, Sections 1705.30.1.1 through 1705.30.1.5 and NFPA 14.


Exception: When the standpipe system is exposed to freezing conditions, a hydrostatic pressure test required by this section may be postponed until such conditions no longer exist, notwithstanding any requirement that the standpipe be maintained in a state of readiness, provided that the system undergoes an interim test with dry nitrogen or air using a compressor in accordance with NFPA 14. Any such air pressure tests shall be witnessed by the special inspector unless witnessed by the department.


1705.30.1.1 New Buildings Under Construction


For standpipes required to comply with Section 3303.8 of this code, an initial hydrostatic pressure test of the entire system shall be performed when the building reaches a height of 75 feet (22 860 mm) and additional successful hydrostatic pressure tests of the entire system shall be performed at 175 feet (53 340 mm), and at every 100 feet (30 480 mm) in height thereafter. The permit holder shall perform a final acceptance test of the completed system in accordance with the requirements of Section 901.5.


1705.30.1.2 Enlargements or Additions to Existing System


Where there is an enlargement that triggers a new standpipe system or there is an addition to an existing standpipe system, hydrostatic pressure tests of the entire system shall be performed for every 75 feet (22 860 mm) of additional height added to the system. The permit holder shall perform a final acceptance test of the completed system in accordance with the requirements of Section 901.5.


1705.30.1.3 Removal of Stories, Including Full Demolitions


Where stories are removed from a building served by an existing standpipe system, hydrostatic pressure tests of the entire system shall be performed prior to the commencement of work.


1705.30.1.4 Alterations


For alterations not covered under Sections 1705.30.1.2 or 1705.30.1.3 above, the permit holder shall perform a final acceptance test of the completed system in accordance with the requirements of Section 901.5.


1705.30.1.5 Readiness


No standpipe system shall be considered in readiness until there has been a successful


1705.30.2 Fire Pump Tests


Fire pump tests associated with standpipe systems shall be tested in accordance with Section 913.5 of this code. The special inspector shall witness all required tests and shall verify that all installations comply with NFPA 20 and are in accordance with the approved construction documents.

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