inspection and certification - water sprinkler systems
INTRODUCTION - WATER SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
Sprinkler systems have been in place for decades to protect buildings, goods and people from the effects of fire. Water sprinkler systems are part of this. The decision to install a water sprinkler system has several reasons. Some systems are installed at the request of a user/owner in order to reduce their fire risks. Other systems are required by an insurer as part of an insurance contract. It also happens that the government imposes an installation as a condition, for example for granting a building or environmental permit (based on equivalence).
In all cases, the water sprinkler system should be adapted to the risk that needs to be reduced. In order to ensure adequate protection, an inspection certificate of the sprinkler system is usually required. This certificate guarantees that a sprinkler protection will meet the requirements not only upon delivery, but also during subsequent years, guaranteeing the protection that one can reasonably expect from it.
SCOPE - WATER SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
Water sprinkler systems are often used in industrial environments. Because the water is spread over the entire area or an object, any released hot gases are cooled. This means, for example, that a water sprinkler system can also be installed in a storage facility for hazardous substances, where you must meet certain requirements of an environmental permit.
The usual standards that can be applied to achieve certification include NFPA 15, NFPA 16 and VdS 2109. NEN 2535 is almost always used for the activation of fire alarm system necessary for the water sprinkler system. NEN 2575 is used for evacuation alarm systems.
CERTIFICATION - CCV INSPECTION SCHEDULES
What does a certification process look like? Inspections can be carried out on derived objectives in accordance with the CCV-inspectieschema Brandbeveiliging (CCV inspection schedule - Fire protection). The starting principles, the detailed design and the final installation are assessed, after which an inspection certificate can be issued upon approval. In addition, inspection of water sprinkler systems may be necessary at PGS locations, depending on the environmental permit on which the PGS-15 guideline is based. We use the CCV-inspectieschema Uitgangspuntendocumenten Brandbeveiliging Opslag Gevaarlijke stoffen (CCV inspection schedule - Starting points documents Fire protection Storage of Hazardous substances) according to PGS (UPD-PGS) and the CCV-inspectieschema Brandbeveiliging Opslag Gevaarlijke Stoffen PGS (CCV inspection schedule - PGS Fire protection Storage Hazardous Substances).
Bureau Veritas is accredited by the Raad van Accreditatie (RvA - Dutch Accreditation Council) for carrying out inspection work under registration number I 0002, Type A independent inspection institution (see also RVA.nl). This applies to inspection for derived objectives, inspection for compliance with the UPD-PGS and inspection on standard conformity. In addition, we carry out spot-check inspections for certification bodies.
For additional information about services and the application possibilities, please contact the Fire department directly on 088 4505670.