Prior to being concealed, piping penetrations shall be inspected by the Authority Having Jurisdiction to verify compliance with the fire-resistance rating prescribed in the building code.
The Authority Having Jurisdiction shall conduct a thorough examination of sufficient representative installations, including destructive inspection, to provide verification of satisfactory compliance with this chapter, the appropriate manufacturer's installation instructions applied by the installer, construction documents, specifications, and applicable manufacturer's product information.
The Authority Having Jurisdiction shall determine the type, size, and quantity of penetrations to be inspected.
The Authority Having Jurisdiction shall compare the field installations with the documentation supplied by the installer to determine the following:
- The required F ratings (1 hour, 2 hour, 3 hour, or 4 hour) and T ratings (0 hour, 1 hour, 2 hour, 3 hour, or 4 hour) of the penetration firestop systems are at least the same as the hourly rating of the assembly being penetrated.
- The penetrating firestop system includes the penetrating item as documented through testing of the systems conducted by an independent testing agency.
- The penetrating firestop system is installed as tested.