A fire sprinkler system is an active fire protection method, consisting of a water supply system, providing adequate pressure and flowrate to a water distribution piping system, onto which fire sprinklers are connected. The fire sprinkler is a heat sensing device of a fire sprinkler system that discharges water when the effects of a fire have been detected, such as when a predetermined temperature has been exceeded.
Sprinkler Systems are of various types, temperature ranges, and designs. The heat sensing element of the Sprinkler is pointed to the floor or to the area most prone to fire. The other end of the Sprinkler is connected to a network of pipes storing water under high pressure.
When there is a fire, near a Sprinkler; whose temperature is higher than the temperature rated value of the heat sensing element in the Sprinkler. The bulb present inside the Sprinkler or the heat sensing device bursts and water flows through the Sprinkler Systems under pressure directly on to the fire affected area.
Most sprinkler systems installed today are designed using an area and density approach.
First, the building use and contents are analyzed to determine the fire hazard level. Usually, buildings are classified as a light hazard, ordinary hazard group 1, ordinary hazard group 2, extra hazard group 1, or different hazard group 2. After determining the hazard classification, design area and density can be determined by referencing tables in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.
The design area is a theoretical area representing the worst-case area where a fire could burn. The design
density measures how much water per square foot of floor area should be applied to the design area.
FIRE SPRINKLER DESIGN
We utilize advanced 3D CAD software to design the most suitable fire sprinkler system based on your unique fire protection challenges, including different room sizes, hazards, and code requirements. Certified technicians have deep expertise in designing fire sprinkler systems for the following industries:
Group A – Residential
Group B – Education
Group C – Institutional
Group D – Assembly
Group E – Business
Group F – Mercantile
Group G – Industrial
Group H – Storage
Group J – Hazardous
FIRE SPRINKLER INSTALLATION
Qualified technicians conduct a site assessment to determine what type of fire sprinkler system is most suitable for the hazards present in your environment.
Our installation technicians are trained, fluent in standards, and provide fire sprinkler installation services for all types of systems, including:
– Dry pipe
– Wet pipe
– Pre-action (single interlocked, double interlocked, and non-interlocked systems)
FIRE SPRINKLER INSPECTION & TESTING
Fire sprinkler specialists conduct required monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual, and five-year fire sprinkler inspections to ensure peak system functionality.
On the confirmed inspection date, experienced technicians arrive promptly to conduct the following fire sprinkler inspection tasks:
– Test the control valve
– Check water and air pressure
– Look for cracks, leaks, corrosion, and
– Compile a complete report of the inspection
FIRE SPRINKLER MAINTENANCE & REPAIR
If a routine inspection uncovers fire sprinkler problems, trained technicians will conduct vital preventive maintenance to sustain peak
performance. We can extend the life of your system and improve its reliability with fire sprinkler maintenance services, including:
– Nitrogen corrosion control services
– Repairs and component replacement
– 24/7/365 rapid-response emergency services
– Thorough maintenance reporting, including recommendations for corrective actions
FIRE SPRINKLER MONITORING
With full-time central station monitoring services, your fire sprinkler system will quickly relay alarm signals and sub-optimal system performance to our UL-listed central station in a fire-related emergency. Basic Elements monitors all types of fire-related scenarios by observing the following alarm signals daily:
– Alarm – Notifying system activation.
– System Functionality – Notifying decreased performance.
– System Disabled – Notification to reset systems.
– Power Failure – Notifying blackout or disruption.
– Supervisory Signals – Notifying sprinkler valve, compressor, and duct detector issues.
WEEKLY / MONTHLY
EVERY 3 MONTHS
Inspection of buildings, hanger/seismic bracing, pipe, fittings and sprinklers
Inspection and testing of control valves, alarm switches, gauges, backflow preventer, anti-freeze loops, fire department connections, and visible piping
Inspection and trip test of dry, pre-action, and deluge systems
EVERY 5 YEARS
Inspection of hoses, containers, and piping. Service as needed
Standpipe testing (including dry standpipe hydrostatic testing)
Internal pipe inspections & obstruction investigations
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