Are you looking for an expert that can help you facilitate fire sprinkler hydraulic calculations or design a fire sprinkler system for your property? Look no further than ASCO Fire. We offer a wider range of fire protection engineering services, including HydraCad.
What is HydraCad?
HydraCad is a fully integrated 3D software package. It was designed as an overlay program for AutoCAD. Today, the HydraCAD™ Software is the most integrated and complete CAD package available. It is specialized toward the design of fire sprinkler systems. You should keep in mind that only HydraCAD can produce True Revit MEP content.
The HydraCAD model automatically generates content that provide specific information (in the required formats) that can be used throughout the entire engineering process. Aside from 3D coordination, AutoCAD includes meta data that can be attached to true native BIM objects. It is not limited to the Navisworks and Revit representations of Autodesk objects.
Types of Facilities that Require HydraCad
At ASCO Fire, we have utilized HydraCad software to engineer and design fire alarm and sprinkler systems for the following facilities:
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Multifamily Residential Buildings
- Commercial Buildings
- Manufacturing Facilities
- Retail Facilities
- Medical Facilities
- … and more!
Benefits of HydraCad
One of the biggest advantages of HydraCad is that it allows our fire protection engineers to draw in 3D. It means that we can draw pump and riser details in 3D format. In addition, our engineers can draw in any way that is necessary, e.g. draw pipes in any order, draw valves at any angle, etc. This way, we can also spot potential flaws in the design stage. You do not have to wait for a real accident to happen to discover that your fire protection system is faulty.
Our Expertise in HydraCad
Fire protection engineers from ASCO Fire are knowledgeable and experienced. We have completed fire code retrofits and new construction projects for a wide range of clients, including Walmart, The ROTC Building at Princeton University, Hilton Homewood Suites, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, and more.
Here is a quick look at our expertise in HydraCad:
- We can produce 3D zones of influence, fittings, couplings, piping, earthquake braces, and hangers.
- We can generate head elevation for
- We can figure out the correct drop, riser nipple, and hanger lengths.
- We can accurately calculate the volume of dry pipe systems with a single pick.
- We can draw at any scale.
- We can utilize architect backgrounds (without modification).
- We can verify piping connections by facilitating drawing checkups.
- We can convert calculations, stock lists, and drawings between the Metric and Imperial unit systems.
Choose ASCO Fire for HydraCad
At ASCO Fire, our HydraCad solutions are available at the most competitive rates. In fact, all of our fire protection engineering services are affordable. When you choose us, our engineering solutions are always tailored to your unique requirements. What’s more, you will get to enjoy prompt and attentive customer service.
Contact ASCO Fire today to schedule a complimentary consultation on HydraCad with our team. Call 973-633-7300 or email us at info@ASCOfire.com to get started!