Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems
Fire sprinkler systems are intended to actively provide a means to suppress or extinguish fire in an emergency situation.
The four main types of sprinkler systems are:
Wet systems: the most common and are typically found in office buildings, retail establishments, industrial buildings and residential buildings. In wet systems, the water is constantly maintained in the sprinkler piping.
Dry systems: designed for environments where the ambient temperature may be cold enough to freeze the water in the sprinkler piping, such as climate controlled warehouses. In a dry pipe system, water is not present in the piping until the system is activated.
Pre-action systems: typically used in areas where accidental activation is unacceptable due to the high value and irreplaceable nature of the equipment or content being protected, e.g. museums, data centres and libraries. Most commonly a pre-action system employs a double interlock system that requires the concurrent activation of a fire detector and also a sprinkler in order for water to be dispersed.
Deluge systems: commonly used in hazardous areas where rapid fire spread is a concern such as outdoor transformers and fuel loading racks. The system utilises open sprinkler heads that allows the all the sprinklers in the system to discharge water simultaneously over the entire hazard to efficiently suppress a fire.
Gaseous Suppression Systems
Gaseous suppression systems are commonly employed in areas that are critical or contain sensitive equipment where damage from water through the suppression of a fire is as detrimental to the equipment or materials as the fire itself. One of the most effective forms of fire suppression in an isolated area is gaseous suppression . Through the use of inert gases, the fire is starved of any air that is required to continue burning.
Gaseous suppression systems can be used in:
- Computer server rooms
- Data processing and storage centres
- Switch rooms
- Critical electronic infrastructure
- Art galleries and museums
Foam Suppression Systems
Foam amplifies the effectiveness of water in fire suppression by breaking the surface tension, making the droplets smaller, and enhancing cooling of the water. Foam suppression systems can be messy and require special strategies and considerations for clean up that other systems do not need. Foam suppression systems are commonly employed in areas that are highly combustible.
Foam suppression systems can be used in:
- Diesel generator enclosures
- Lube oil tanks
- Process pumps
- Flammable liquid storage
- Aircraft hangers
- Refuelling stations
If the amount of water that is required is greater than what the local authorities can supply for example; medium & high rise buildings then a fire pumpset will be required.
Fire hydrant pumps systems are high pressure water pumps designed to increase the fire fighting capacity of a building by boosting the pressure in the hydrant service when mains is not enough, or when tank fed.
A critical pressure boosting pump for your fire sprinkler systems. Powered by diesel or electric, you can rely on sprinkler pumps for your fire protection. Sprinkler Pumps are applied when you need pressure boosting for fire sprinkler systems & maintaining set pressure in sprinkler pipelines.
Combined Hydrant and Sprinkler Fire protection pumps are common options for multi-storey buildings drawing off from a single water main. These systems are applied combine both Sprinker and Hydrants into one pump skid drawing off from the same water source.
Water Storage Tanks
Water Storage Tanks are used to supply fire pumpsets with a sufficient amount of water to suppress a fire. Tanks are also provided with a fire brigade suction point to assist the fire brigade pump appliance.
Fire Boar are able to supply tanks for a multitude of applications. Rectangular tanks are typically used for water storage in locations where space is tight. Compact and space efficient. Fire Boar offers several options for rectangular tanks ranging from construction material to different construction design Material options are Galvanised steel, Stainless steel and Powder coated steel.
Round tanks are typically used for high capacity storage purposes; Fire Boar offers several options for round tanks ranging from construction material to different construction design Material options Galvanised stee,l Stainless steel and Powder coated steel. We also offer a wide range of accessories to complete your water storage needs from Automatic Tank Fill valves to Anti-vortex plates.
Typical tank applications include but not limited to:
- Fire Hydrant Water Storage Tanks
- Fire Sprinkler Water Storage Tanks