Inspecting and maintaining sprinkler systems is very critical to ensure proper function of the system. Depending on the type of facility and system, inspections are required to occur quarterly, semi-annually or annually.
Westminster Fire can provide inspections, maintenance and repairs on the following systems.
- Wet Pipe Sprinkler System – These systems are installed more often than all other types of fire sprinkler systems. They are very reliable and simple, with the only operating components being the automatic sprinklers and the alarm check valve. This system is connected to the water supply so water will discharge immediately from the sprinkler heads once heat from a fire has reached them.
- Dry Pipe Sprinkler System – This sprinkler system is mostly used in unheated buildings or parking garages. The piping is filled with air or nitrogen under pressure. The release of the air allows the flow of water to open sprinkler heads.
- Deluge Sprinkler System – Is a system where all sprinklers are connected to the water piping system and are open. Water is not present in the piping until the system operates and the valve opens discharging water from all sprinklers attached to the system.
- Pre-Action Systems – This system is used for specialized locations that do not want to have water discharge. Pre-Action systems are a hybrid of wet, dry and deluge systems, depending on your needs.