Many fire protection systems are used in different industrial facilities, including petroleum products refineries. However, it must be recognized that industrial processes are tied ti the process. Hence, the frequency of inspection, testing, and maintenance are affected by the industrial processes.
Compromise: Process versus NFPA 25 requirements
The refinery decision makers were briefed about what the traditional NFPA 25 requires for the different type of fire protection systems. A similar conversation took place with different responsible individuals in charge of different processes.
Adjustments of frequency of inspections, testing, and maintenance of fire protection systems.
Given that there was no specific protocols dealing with different processes, it was big substantial improvements to compromise on the frequency criteria.