The flow of liquids in a piping network has to be perfect. It should flow through mediums without a hitch so that fires can be extinguished or adequately controlled. This is where hydraulic calculations come in. They can determine and prove that the flow of water or other liquids is just right. At ASCO Fire, our fire protection engineering team specializes in hydraulic calculations.
What are Hydraulic Calculations?
Hydraulic calculations are a common practice within the fire protection and safety industry. These calculations are designed to determine the flow of liquids through a specific medium. They provide a verifiable analysis of the available water supply, the water delivery requirements for suppressing fires, and whether the fire suppression system can successfully deliver water (through the piping network) in the event of a fire or not.
You should keep in mind that the required density of water discharge is typically specified several model codes, e.g. AS2118.1, NFPA 750 CP 52, EN 12845, NFPA 13 & 15, etc. The applicable codes depend on the building height, the purpose of the building, the items that are stored and processed in the building, and more.
Types of Facilities that Require Hydraulic Calculations
At ASCO Fire, we have performed hydraulic calculations for a wide range of commercial facilities. They include:
- Manufacturing Facilities
- Multifamily Residential Buildings
- Commercial Buildings
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Medical Facilities
- Retail Facilities
- … and more!
Benefits of Hydraulic Calculations
The versatility of hydraulic calculations is second to none. Fire protection engineers can use these calculations in various protections systems such as water mist systems, fire sprinkler systems, and other water-based fire extinguishing systems.
Our Expertise in Hydraulic Calculations
Fire protection engineers from ASCO Fire are trained to perform water flow tests. We check if your current water supply (e.g. above-ground tanks, underground tanks, ponds, lakes, etc.) is suitable for your piping network. We are also experienced in multiple piping configurations, including loop, grid, and tree. Our hydraulic calculations at this stage will determine potential friction losses through the system. You can enjoy complete peace of mind that our calculation procedures also cover determining pressure and flow requirements.
Since our inception, we have been involved in a wide range of engineering projects, e.g. fire code retrofits, new construction projects, and more. Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Walmart, Marriott Residence Inn’s in Wayne and Canterbury, etc. are some of our notable clients.
Choose ASCO Fire for Hydraulic Calculations
There is no project that is too small or big for ASCO Fire to handle. We pride ourselves on being able to meet all of our clients’ needs when it comes to fire protection engineering services such as hydraulic calculations. You will be pleased to know that our company is fully insured and offers competitively priced solutions. We believe that solutions designed to help businesses enhance fire safety should be affordable. The ASCO Fire team is friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced. We strive to be your preferred partner for fire safety and protection.
Contact ASCO Fire today to schedule a complimentary consultation on hydraulic calculations with our team. Call 973-633-7300 or email us at info@ASCOfire.com to get started!