NFPA 25 Fire Pump Inspection

Use the NFPA 25 Fire Pump Inspection to ensure your fire pumps function optimally through inspections of electrical, mechanical, and temperature settings.

NFPA 25 Fire Pump Inspection



Fire Pump Inspections

1. Are pump house heating and ventilating louvers inspected?


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2. Is the circulation relief valve inspected?


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3. Is the pressure relief valve inspected?


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4. Are the control valves inspected?


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Fire Pump System

1. Are pump suction, discharge, and bypass valves open?


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2. Is piping free of leaks?


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3. Is the suction pressure gauge reading normal?


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4. Is the system line pressure gauge reading normal?


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5. Is the suction reservoir full?


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6. Are the wet pit suction screens unobstructed and in place?


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Electrical System Condition

1. Is the Controller pilot light illuminated?


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2. Is the Transfer switch normal pilot light illuminated?


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3. Is the Isolating switch closed in the standby (emergency) source?


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4. Is the Reserve phase alarm pilot light off or is the normal phase rotation pilot light on?


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5. Is the Oil level in the vertical motor sight glass normal?


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Diesel Engine System Conditions

1. Is the Fuel tank two-thirds full?


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2. Is the Controller selector switch in the "auto" position?


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3. Are the Batteries (2) voltage readings normal?


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4. Are the Batteries (2) charging current readings normal?


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5. Are the Batteries (2) pilot lights on, or are the battery failure (2) lights off?


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6. Are all alarm pilot lights off?


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7. Is the engine running time meter running?


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8. Is the oil level in the right-angle gear drive normal?


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9. Is the crankcase oil level normal?


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10. Is the cooling water level normal?


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11. Is the electrolyte level in the batteries normal?


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12. Are the battery terminals free from corrosion?


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13. Is the water jacket heater operating?


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Steam System Conditions

1. Is the steam pressure gauge normal?


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Pump System

1. Are the wet pit suction screens in the pump system?


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Electrical System

1. Have you inspected the emergency manual starting means?


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Diesel Engine System

1. What is the fuel tank level?


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2. Is the fuel tank float switch operating properly?


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3. Is the fuel solenoid valve functioning correctly?


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4. Are the flexible hoses and connectors in the fuel system in good condition?


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5. What is the oil level in the lubrication system?


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6. Is there adequate cooling water to the heat exchanger in the cooling system?


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7. Are the water pumps in the cooling system working fine?


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8. Are the flexible hoses and connections in the cooling system in good condition?


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9. Is the jacket water heater functioning properly?


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10. Is the electrolyte level in the battery system normal?


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11. Is there any leakage in the exhaust system?


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12. Have you conducted a general inspection of the electrical system?


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13. Is the charger and charger rate for the battery system inspected?


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14. Have you equalized the charge for the Battery system?


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15. Have you inspected the circuit breaker or fuses in the Electrical system?


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16. Is the crankcase breather in the Lubrication system functioning properly?


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17. Are there any insulation and fire hazards in the Exhaust system?


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18. Are the battery system terminals clean and tight?


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19. Is there any wire chafing in the electrical system where it's subject to movement?


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20. Is the antifreeze protection level adequate in the cooling system?


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21. Is the flexible exhaust section in the exhaust system in good condition?


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22. Are the fuel tank vents and overflow piping unobstructed?


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23. Have you inspected the piping in the Fuel system?


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24. Have you inspected the ductwork in the cooling system?


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25. Are the hangers and supports in the exhaust system secure?


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Fire Pump Tests

1. Is the pump operating properly in no-flow condition?


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2. Are the engine generator sets inspected?


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3. Is the control valve position checked?


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4. Is the control valve operation checked?


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5. Have you conducted supervisory tests)?


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6. Is the pressure-reducing valve inspected?


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7. Have the automatic transfer switches been inspected?


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Pump System

1. Have you checked the pump shaft end play in the pump system?


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2. Are the pressure gauges and sensors accurate in the pump system?


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3. Is the pump coupling alignment correct in the Pump system?


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4. Have you inspected the pressure relief valve?


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5. Have you inspected the circulation relief valve?


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Electrical System

1. Have you exercised the isolating switch and circuit breaker?


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2. Have you operated the manual starting means (electrical)?


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3. Have you tripped the circuit breaker (if mechanism provided)?


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4. Have you operated the emergency manual starting means (without power)?


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Diesel Engine System

1. Have you checked the specific gravity or state of charge in the battery system?


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2. Have you checked the operation of safeties and alarms in the electrical system?


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3. Is there excessive back pressure in the exhaust system?


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Fire Pump Maintenace (NFPA 25: 8.5.1)

1. Have control valves been inspected?


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Pump System

1. Have you lubricated the pump bearings?


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Mechanical Transmission

1. Have you lubricated the coupling?


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2. Have you lubricated the right-angle gear drive?


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Electrical System

1. Have you tightened the electrical connections?


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2. Have you lubricated the mechanical moving parts (excluding starters and relays)?


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3. Have you calibrated the pressure switch settings?


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4. Have you greased the motor bearings?


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Diesel Engine System

1. Is there water in the fuel system?


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2. Have you checked the strainer, filter, or dirt leg in the Fuel system?


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3. Is there water or foreign material in the tank?


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4. What is the antifreeze level in the Cooling system?


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Lubrication System

1. Have you inspected the lube oil heater?


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2. Have you checked the crankcase breather?


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3. Have you conducted an oil change?


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4. Have you inspected the oil filter(s)?


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Cooling System

1. Have you checked the water strainer?


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2. What is the antifreeze protection level?


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3. Have you rod out the heat exchanger?


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4. Have you cleaned the louvers?


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Exhaust System

1. Have you drained the condensate trap?


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Battery System

1. Have you removed the corrosion and cleaned the exterior of the battery system case?


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Electrical System(Maintenance)

1. Boxes, panels, and cabinets.


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2. Tighten control and power wiring connections.


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3. Circuit breakers and fuses.


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