Wet Fire Sprinkler Systems
– The wet-pipe system employs automatic sprinklers attached to a piping system connected to a water supply. The water discharges immediately from sprinklers opened by a fire. Only those sprinklers which have been operated by heat over the fire will discharge water.
Dry Pipe Systems
– The dry-pipe system employs automatic sprinklers attached to a piping system containing air or nitrogen under pressure. When released, the water flows into the piping system and discharges only from those sprinklers which have been operated by the fire. Dry-pipe systems are installed in lieu of wet-pipe systems where piping is subject to freezing.
Special Hazard Fire Protection Systems
– Special systems are designed to detect and extinguish fires in locations where standard suppression systems are not appropriate or adequate.
Dry Chemical Fire Suppression Systems
– Pressured dry chemicals, used in conjunction with the proper detection system, can extinguish a fire before it becomes detectable to the eye, thus protecting resources from damage and businesses from any major interruptions.
Gaseous Fire Suppression Systems
– Carbon dioxide is a clean and non-flammable gas that is commonly used as a fire-extinguishing agent for areas that are not typically occupied by people. CO2 efficiently and effectively extinguishes fires without leaving any toxic or liquid residue that might damage property or equipment.
What are some ways to prevent fire?
- Unplug items you're not using. Excess electricity flowing through items in your home can always be a potential fire hazard. ..
- Use surge protectors. ...
- Never leave flames unattended. ...
- Keep flammable items away from. ...
- Don't smoke in the home. ...
- Put out the fire. ...
- Cut the clutter. ...
- Remove lint and change filters.
- Are tests and inspections mandatory?
They are in small to large commercial buildings, multiple resident dwellings, industrial, etc. Every place that has a fire alarm system requires a test and inspection.
- How often should my system be tested?
We recommend once a year.
- Will my insurance give me a discount on my policy?
Most insurance companies do.
- Should you have the batteries changed at the test and inspection?
System panel batteries have a shelf life of 3-5 years. Alarm device batteries should be changed once a year.