A mix of human error, faulty electrical equipment, careless use of flammable liquids, or combustible dust buildup and just enough negligence can make for exceedingly hazardous conditions.
In commercial facilities, industrial settings, and even residential settings, a working sprinkler system can be the difference between life and death. To help make sure those sprinkler systems are installed, working, and inspected, ASCO Fire stands at the ready.
One such fire prevention system, though used mostly under special circumstances, is a deluge fire system.
What are Deluge Fire Systems?
Similar to a pre-action system, a deluge sprinkler system is used in areas were special circumstances apply. The difference, however, is that the pipe is not pressurized with air and the sprinkler heads are open. A water supply is connected to the deluge system which valve is activated (opened) by the operation of a heat source or smoke detection system. The detection system and the sprinklers are installed in the same area.
In this system, water discharges through all of the sprinkler heads when the detection system is activated. High hazard locations are common places to find deluge fire systems in use. These can include chemical processing or storage facilities, aircraft hangars, power plants, and more. To prevent the spread of fire, where high velocity suspension is necessary, deluge systems are used.
Types of Facilities that Require Deluge Fire Systems
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Benefits of Installing Deluge Fire Systems
As stated above, deluge fire systems are particularly utilitarian where chemicals are used, in aircraft hangars, and in power plants – anywhere that qualifies as an extra hazardous occupancy. Hazards that include huge amounts of combustible liquids and hazards that contain low flashpoint flammable liquids are ideal situations for this type of fire system. Examples of these can include distillation processes, vessel or tank protection, transformers, oil extraction processes, and more.
One benefit of this system is that no water flows through the pipes until it is required. The detection system on this fire prevention method can incorporate flame, smoke, or heat detectors. A foam concentrate mix can be incorporated in addition to a deluge system’s water supply. This helps to prevent the actual development of a fire. The use of foam comes in very handy for the extra hazardous situations referred to above.
Choose ASCO Fire for Deluge Fire Systems
ASCO Fire can provide whatever you need in the way of fire protection equipment and services. We provide repair and testing of all fire protection equipment and systems, maintenance, and inspection. Additionally, we service portable fire extinguishers with nstallation, and inspection; We also abate fire code violations. Should you desire, we can provide code counseling services too.