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ASSE Series 7000 receives ANSI approval

August 26th, 2009

Westlake, Ohio — The American Society of Sanitary Engineering’s Series 7000-2008, a Professional Qualifications Standard for Plumbing Based Residential Fire Protection Systems Installers and Inspectors, has been approved by the American National Standards Institute. The recent approval makes this standard the only Plumbing-Based Residential Fire Protection Systems Installers and Inspectors Professional Qualifications Standard to be approved by ANSI.
 
The ASSE Series 7000-2008 consists of two standards: the 7010 Standard and the 7020 Standard. The 7010 standard applies to individuals who provide layouts, details, and calculations for plumbing-based residential fire protection systems for one and two-family dwellings and install such systems. The 7020 Standard applies to individuals who inspect plumbing-based residential fire protection systems for one and two-family dwellings. Neither of these standards apply to the installation of stand-alone fire protection systems.
 
With the proliferation of residential fire suppression systems being installed in compliance with the National Fire Protection Association Standard 13D, ASSE was requested to develop a standard series for Plumbing-Based Residential Fire Protection Systems Installers and Inspectors as part of their Professional Qualifications Standards program. More people die in their homes annually due to fires than due to all natural disasters combined; a plumbing based residential fire suppression system is a significant solution.Hoping to preserve public health and safety, the ASSE Series 7000-2008 contains the uniform minimum requirements for qualified installers and inspectors of plumbing based residential fire suppression systems.

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