NFPA 25 ROP

NFPA 25 ROP (06-29-2012) | Report

Here is the link to the ROP which includes NFPA 25 – you will see how I voted on the issues. I voted in opposition of the majority 23 times (+/-). The big issues in my opinion are Internal Inspections and Critical/Non-critical deficiencies (25-19 log #253, 25-281 log #330, 25-284 log #141, 25-291 log #273, and 25-292 log #243). You may also see other issues that you feel need to be commented on. Please review the ROP and submit comments to NFPA. I cannot submit them for you – but I’ll certainly help. The deadline for comments is 8/22/12. Let me know if I can help in anyway. JOIN NFPA SOON – we will need help at the NFPA Conference in Chicago in June 2013 – in order to vote at that meeting you have to be a member of NFPA for 6 months prior. DON’T WAIT! Rich

Examples of Obstructions in Piping

Examples of obstructions in piping (04-16-2012) | Report

Hello – please see the attached – these are 4 examples of obstructions found in piping during internal inspections. As you know, right now, the Committee has accepted REMOVING the requirement for internal inspections from Chapter 14. We will need your help – please document any obstructions that your company finds in piping by sending me and/or Dave Baron a picture as well as the city & state where the obstruction was located as well as the type of water supply (municipal, tank, etc.) as well as the type of system (wet, dry, etc.). We will need your help also in submitting comments to NFPA once the ROP is published (due 6/22/12) – the closing date for comments will be 8/31/12. Thanks, Rich

April 2012 FNPA 25 Report

April 2012 NFPA 25 Report to the IFPA and NFPA Report on Proposals (04-13-2012) | Report

The following is the information presented at the April 10, 2012 IFPA meeting with a copy of the 25 ROP TC letter ballot (A2013) attached so that the members can quickly referance our vote with the corresponding Log by simply accessing the item # and using the “find” function. The entire report I believe is due out in a few months.

Thanks
David R. Baron
Executive Vice President
Cybor Fire Protection Company
P: (630) 810-1161
F: (630) 810-0685
C: (630) 918-0593
drb@cyborfireprotection.com

Antifreeze Solutions Through Spray Sprinklers

Antifreeze solutions through spray sprinklers (04-13-2012) | Report

This report refers to the Standards Council (Final) Decision: D#12-2 from March 6, 2012. In that report it states that “it is clear that the Non-Residential Report raises significant concerns about whether the current limits on antifreeze in commercial applications contained in NFPA standards are adequate.”
A supplement to the Non-Residential Report documenting some additional testing is expected to be completed in April 2012 and I’m sure that once the information is available it will be distributed.

David R. Baron
Executive Vice President
Cybor Fire Protection Company
P: (630) 810-1161
F: (630) 810-0685
C: (630) 918-0593
drb@cyborfireprotection.com

NFPA ROP Final Ballot Results

NFPA ROP FINAL BALLOT RESULTS (04-04-2012) | Report

Hello all,
There’s the link to the final ballot results on the ROP. You’ll see the ones that I voted against (as well as a few comments I made though I voted affirmative). PLEASE take the time to READ the ballot AND get ready to start submitting comments to NFPA for the ROC meeting. The actual ROP itself will be published and available on NFPA’s website on or before 6/22/12 and the closing date for submitting a Comment is 8/22/12. If you need help “finding” things on NFPA’s website, let me know – THX

TIA on Antifreeze

TIA on Antifreeze (06-06-2012) | Report

Hello all,
Please see the TIA – my ballot is due 6/14. I am of the opinion that I will vote to support this TIA. If you have any questions or concerns please let me know. Thx – Rich