Fire Sprinkler Systems
The idea behind automatic fire sprinkler systems dates back to the 1800s and hasn't changed much since its inception. The main goal of a sprinkler system is to supply a steady supply of fire extinguishing material (whether it is water or foam) ready to burst into action should a fire break out.
Typically, a network of piping filled with water under pressure (Wet System) is installed behind walls and ceilings in a building with individual sprinkler heads placed along the piping designed to protect the areas below them. The water is contained or held back in the system by the glass bulb or soldered link in each sprinkler head. If a fire breaks out the air temperature above the fire rises and cause the glass bulb to break or the soldered link to melt releasing the water. Once the water is released it forcefully sprays in a radius of about 20 feet, extinguishing the fire in most case or at the least controlling the fire and limiting the development of toxic smoke. Opposed to what you see in the movies only the sprinkler head(s) nearest the fire activate and usually (1) sprinkler head is enough to put out a fire before it gets out of control.
Bottom line is a properly installed and maintained automatic fire sprinkler systems help save lives by dramatically reducing the heat, flames and smoke produced in a fire allowing people time to evacuate.
What we do?
Design, sales, installation and quarterly/annual inspections in accordance with NFPA 13, 13D, 13R, and 25, as well as other governing NFPA Standards, State & Local Codes and Standard Insurance Requirements.
At Allied, we not only design your sprinkler system; we custom fabricate your order, deliver it on our own truck, and provide professional installation. When you installation is complete, please remember to speak to an Allied representative about our inspection services. By doing so, you can be assured that your place of business will remain a safe and violation free environment.
Click on the Systems below for a brief description as well as what you should expect from an inspection: