4[1]Understanding the importance of fire suppression sprinkler systems is important to a business or building. That’s why we take the time to educate each client about the best type of fire sprinkler system for your needs. Our clients make informed decisions about which type of fire suppression or deluge fire sprinkler system to install, which pre-action systems and backflow preventers would be best, and whether concealed sprinkler heads or visible sprinkler heads are preferred.

Fire Suppression Systems

We design, install and maintain the following types of fire suppression sprinkler systems:

CO2 Fire Suppression Systems
CO2 fire suppression systems are the fire suppression systems of choice for many types of industrial and commercial facilities. These fire suppression systems are adaptable to a wide variety of hazards and can be used as an extinguisher for many different applications. These systems discharge carbon dioxide that is non-damaging to property and will not conduct electricity.

CO2 fire suppression systems are used for:

  • Automated storage and retrieval facilities
  • Automotive
  • Cement plant/blast furnace indirect coal firing systems
  • Electronics operations
  • Electronics/computer production
  • Metal production and processing
  • Power generation
  • Printing
  • Research facilities
  • Shipboard (marine) systems

Deluge Fire Sprinkler System
Deluge fire sprinkler systems are used in areas considered highly hazardous, such as power plants, chemical storage facilities, chemical processing facilities, and aircraft hangars. These systems pump water at a high velocity through open sprinkler heads after the deluge valve is opened by the heat or smoke detection system to suppress the spread of fire. The system must be connected to an ample water supply to provide the amount needed for this type of fire suppression system.

Dry-Pipe Fire Sprinkler System
Dry-pipe fire sprinkler systems use pressurized air or nitrogen to hold a dry pipe valve closed and prevent water from entering the pipe until a fire is detected. Once the fire has triggered the sprinkler system to operate, water rushes past the now opened valves to flow through the open pipes onto the fire. Dry pipe fire sprinkler systems offer immediate protection in areas prone to freezing temperatures. Typical installations include outside exposed loading docks, unheated warehouses, and commercial freezers.

Early Suppression Fast Response (ESFR)
ESFR sprinkler systems are mounted on the ceiling and can be used in place of traditional in-rack fire sprinkler systems in warehouses and other industrial buildings. The protection offered by ESFR sprinkler systems far exceeds that of in-rack fire sprinkler systems because of its high-output, high-volume nature. Large, high-pressure sprinkler heads are located in ceiling spaces to provide the necessary protection for the entire area.

FE-13 Fire Suppression Systems
FE-13 fire suppression systems protect large areas, storage areas for flammable liquids, high ceiling structures, low temperature environments, and turbine enclosures. These fire suppression systems have the lowest toxicity of any clean agent and do not leave a residue behind after usage. FE-13 will not conduct electricity, is non-corrosive and is an environmentally preferred alternative to Halon 1301.

FM-200 Fire Suppression Systems
This waterless fire suppression system is used as an alternative to Halon 1301 because it is environmentally safe and non-toxic. FM-200 fire suppression systems do not leave any residue and is safe enough for use in areas that contain artwork or computer servers. These fire suppression systems are typically used for larger, open areas of a facility.

Foam/Chemical Suppression Systems
A foam/chemical fire suppression system is used wherever there is a risk of liquid fire. These systems work by dispersing a fire retardant that mixes with water and expands over the liquid that is on fire – suffocating it. Foam/chemical suppression systems are typically used where flammable liquids are stored, heliports, aircraft hangars, refineries, and processing areas.

In-Rack Fire Sprinkler Systems
In-rack fire sprinkler systems contains a fire to a particular area and extinguish it after the heat generated by the fire triggers the operation of the sprinkler system. These systems effectively reduce the amount of damage and risk of injury from the fire by preventing the spread of the fire to other areas. Fires spread quickly and generate large amounts of heat in a short period of time, so an effective fire suppression system is needed to limit the loss of life and property.

Pre-Action Fire Sprinkler System
Pre-action fire sprinkler systems operate on the same basic premise as dry-pipe fire sprinkler systems. The water is held back by an electronic valve controlled by the heat or smoke detection unit. Individual sprinkler heads are opened to release the water onto the areas where it is most needed and concentrate the flow of water directly onto the fire. These fire suppression systems are commonly installed in freezer warehouses.

Quell Fire Sprinkler System
Quell fire sprinkler systems are designed for use in cold storage facilities and unheated warehouses. These systems are designed to save both the building and stored goods by using a modern “surround and drown” method of fire suppression. Quell fire sprinkler systems can be installed quickly and are guaranteed to operate efficiently for many years.

Victaulic Vortex Fire Suppression System
The Victaulic Vortex fire suppression system uses water and nitrogen to suppress fires quickly and efficiently. Nitrogen is safe to use while people are present in the area and will reduce the amount of oxygen feeding the fire. Small water drops are used for minimal wetting. These systems use an innovative GREEN design that is environmentally friendly.

Wet-Pipe Fire Sprinkler System
Wet-pipe fire sprinkler systems are the most commonly used fire sprinkler systems because of the simplicity and reliability. Wet-pipe fire sprinkler systems contain the least number of components, reducing the risk of malfunction when the system lies dormant for long periods of time. The maintenance required to keep the system in good working condition is less than for some more complicated types of fire suppression systems. Due to the simplicity of these systems, they can be installed quickly and require less service time.

If you want to know which fire suppression system is right for you, contact us today!

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