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Fire Hydrants, Fire Pump Sets, Fire Sprinklers and Everything in Between.

Fire pump sets

A fire pump is a part of a fire sprinkler system’s water supply and powered by electric, diesel or steam. The pump intake is either connected to the public underground water supply piping, or a static water source (e.g., tank, reservoir, lake). The pump provides water flow at a higher pressure to the sprinkler system risers and hose standpipes.

A fire pump is a part of a fire sprinkler system’s water supply and powered by electric, diesel or steam. The pump intake is either connected to the public underground water supply piping, or a static water source (e.g., tank, reservoir, lake). The pump provides water flow at a higher pressure to the sprinkler system risers and hose standpipes.

Fire pumps can be placed above ground as close as possible to the source of water (if it is from a static source like an overhead tank), in which case it may be called as surface-mounted fire pump; or below ground level, in which case it may be called as underground-installed fire pump.

There are two basic types of fire pump sets: those with centrifugal pumps and those with positive displacement pumps.

Centrifugal fire pump sets are typically used on systems where the pressures are under 150 psi, and the flow requirements are not above 11350 litres per minute (lpm). They can be used on systems with wet pipe dry pipe, pre-action and deluge type sprinkler systems. They provide a wide range of flows and pressures. The ability to vary the speed of operation makes it possible to achieve maximum efficiency at any required flow rate.

Positive displacement fire pump sets are typically used when pressures over 150 psi are required, or where flows above 11350 lpm must be supplied. These pumps tend to be more expensive than centrifugal pumps and they can only operate at one speed.

Fire Alarm and Detection

Fire alarm and detection systems are critical for alerting people in the event of a fire. The system consists of manual pull stations, smoke detectors, heat detectors, and audible/visible signals. The audible/visible signals include speakers, horns, bells, or strobe lights that are triggered by one of two methods: coded signals or non-coded signals. Coded signals have a distinct pattern so you can identify what type of emergency is taking place (e.g., fire, tornado, etc.). Non-coded signals indicate an emergency without specifying the type.

The system can be either tied into a central monitoring station via phone lines, or it can be stand-alone. Stand-alone systems notify building occupants only. In either case, however, the notification process begins when someone manually triggers an alarm by pulling one of the pull stations located throughout a building.

Once an alarm has been triggered, the system will send out an alert through audible and visible components that instruct people to evacuate immediately. Fire alarms also automatically notify local fire departments by contacting a central monitoring station or dispatching directly from the location where the alarm was triggered

Fire Sprinklers

A fire sprinkler system is a network of underground pipes that are connected to water mains and a specialised control system. The pipe system connects to a network of sprinklers, which are installed in ceilings where there is potential for fires. At predetermined temperatures and pressures, the control system powers valves that release water from the main to the pipes, which releases from the sprinklers. Fire sprinkler systems can be used in both residential and commercial buildings.

How do they work?

When a fire starts, it produces heat and smoke. This interacts with sensors located inside of the sprinklers, which activates them. In most cases, only one or two of the sprinklers will be activated by a fire. Each individual sprinkler is designed to work independently of each other, allowing for more precise control over how much water goes into extinguishing the fire. The control system activates only part of the network at once, delivering water only to those points within range of an active fire sensor. When each section has been activated, they all shut off at once when they have reached their maximum pressure rating. This prevents damage from occurring on site due to excessive flooding from a malfunctioning valve or pipe.

There are three different types of fire sprinkler systems, including:

Wet Fire Sprinkler Systems – Wet fire sprinkler systems are a type of fire suppression system that is connected to a water source and uses piping filled with water that is dispersed in the event of a fire. They are activated by heat, which causes a fusible link or an electric heat sensing element to melt, releasing the sprinkler head and allowing water to flow onto the fire.

Dry Fire Sprinkler Systems – Dry fire sprinkler systems are a type of system used for automatic fire suppression. They are water-based sprinkler systems that have no water in the pipes. The dry fire sprinkler systems are filled with air at a pressure greater than that needed to operate the sprinklers, but less than that which would be needed to damage the pipe.

Pre-Action Fire Sprinkler Systems – Pre-action fire sprinkler systems are designed to provide the highest level of protection for valuable items inside a building. These systems can help prevent accidental activation from things like vandalism, construction work, or even a pipe burst.

Each type of system is designed for different needs, so it’s important to determine which one is right for you.

Portable and manual Devices

One of the most important aspects of any business or company is keeping their employees and personnel safe from any harm or danger. Fire protection services are essential in any workplace, regardless of the nature of your business. The extinguishers, hose reels and fire blankets keep your employees safe from any fire mishaps in case it does occur.

The extinguishers are available in different types that include dry powder, foam and water as well as carbon dioxide which are each designed to use on specific types of fires. They also have varying capacities ranging from 2kg to 9kg depending on what you need for your workplace.

The hose reels are available in compact sizes with lengths of 30m each. They can be mounted on walls or kept on carts depending on what your workplace requires. The hose reels are also resistant to corrosion and abrasion making them durable and long lasting no matter where they’re placed.

The fire blankets can also be used to extinguish a small fire as well as protect people from getting burned by wrapping themselves in the blanket during an emergency situation.

Ultimately, the key to keeping your tenants and workers safe is to do your due diligence when it comes to choosing fire protection equipment, and then maintaining that equipment once you’ve brought it on board. Thankfully, there are many options available on the market that can help to protect your tenants and employees at a price point that works for any budget.

Dedicated to Your Fire Safety

Alex

 

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