Comprehensive consultation and advice on fire prevention and protection, including risk assessments, code compliance, and emergency response planning.
Expert design and engineering to create a custom fire sprinkler system that meets your building’s unique needs and complies with all relevant regulations.
Annual testing and inspection to ensure that your fire sprinkler system is functioning properly and in compliance with all relevant industry standards and regulations.
Efficient and thorough installation of high-quality fire sprinkler systems, including piping, valves, and sprinkler heads.
Upgrades and retrofits to improve the effectiveness and compliance of existing fire sprinkler systems, with options to meet changing regulatory requirements and emerging technologies.
Expert maintenance and repair services to keep your fire sprinkler system in top working condition, including 24/7 emergency repair and replacement services.
- Fire sprinkler system inspection and testing
- Fire sprinkler repairs and replacement
- Fire sprinkler protection system installation
- Scheduled preventative maintenance of your fire sprinkler system
- 24/7 emergency services
- 24/7 central monitoring
Wet Pipe Sprinkler Systems
Wet pipe sprinkler systems are the most common. In this system the sprinkler piping is constantly filled with water. When the temperature at the ceiling gets hot enough the glass bulb or fusible link in a sprinkler will break. Since the system is already filled with water, water is free to flow out of that sprinkler head. The temperature around that specific sprinkler head needs to be high enough to break the glass bulb or fusible link that is holding water back. Once that happens, water will immediately start flowing from only that head.
Dry Pipe Sprinkler Systems
Dry pipe systems are very similar to wet pipe systems with one major difference. The pipe is not constantly filled with water. Instead, the water is held behind a dry pipe valve usually some distance away from where the sprinklers are located. Like a wet pipe system, when the temperature at the ceiling becomes hot enough, the glass bulb or fusible link of the sprinkler breaks. However, in this case, water isn’t immediately available because the pipe is not water filled. Instead, air is released from the now open sprinkler head. This creates a drop in pressure causing the dry pipe valve to open and water to fill the system. Water will then flow from the open sprinkler head.
Pre-Action Sprinkler Systems
There are three different types of pre-action systems, a non-interlock system, a single interlock system, and a double interlock system. The main difference between preaction systems and wet and dry pipe systems is that a specific event (or events) must happen before water is released into the system. This might sound similar to a dry pipe system, but the differences lie in what event triggers the release of the water:
- For a non-interlock system: the operation of detection devices OR automatic sprinklers
- For a single interlock system: the operation of detection devices
- For a double interlock system: the operation of detection devices AND automatic sprinklers
Foam Sprinkler Systems
Foam sprinkler systems use foam to extinguish fires in buildings. The fire sprinkler pump distributes the water and foam mixture via the pipe system and discharges the foam spray via the sprinklers. Foam systems use a mixture of water and a low expansion foam concentrate to extinguish fires in buildings.
Deluge Sprinkler Systems
A deluge fire protection system has unpressurized dry piping and open sprinkler heads. The system is directly connected to a water supply and when the system is activated, a deluge valve will release the water to all the open sprinkler heads. The valve is opened when activated by a heat or smoke detection system.