New Or Retrofitted Commercial Sprinkler Systems In New England
How fast can your fire department respond to a fire? Firefighters have extensive training and can react extremely quickly to an emergency call, but even in the best of circumstances, it will be minutes before they arrive. By that time, a fire can do extensive damage to a business, leading to costly repairs that can disrupt operations for days, weeks or more.
A fire sprinkler system can react in seconds to a fire, preventing its spread and protecting both the building occupants and valuable property inside. According to NFPA statistics, commercial properties with fire sprinklers installed suffer 60% less damage than those without such protection.
At Fire Protection Team, we can design and install a fire sprinkler system that will provide complete coverage of your commercial building and help bring it up to modern code requirements. We offer fire sprinkler installation, testing, repairs and more throughout New Hampshire, Connecticut and other areas in New England. With decades in the fire safety industry, you can count on us to help keep your commercial building protected during an emergency.
Common Sprinkler Systems
Every building has different fire protection needs, whether it is an office building, an apartment complex, a restaurant, a government building or a manufacturing facility. In some cases, you may need only to combat single points of ignition while preventing water damage to the rest of the facility. In other cases, such as areas that are wide open or store flammable materials, a fast-acting, building-wide system may be necessary to totally halt the spread of fire. At FPT, we install several types of fire sprinkler systems, including:
- Wet pipe sprinkler systems – These systems contain heat-activated sprinkler heads that are connected to pipes that are constantly filled with pressurized water. When heat activates one or more sprinkler heads, the water is immediately released, soaking the area just below
- Dry pipe sprinkler systems – Using heat-activated sprinkler heads, these systems fill the attached pipes with compressed nitrogen or air. When the sprinkler heads open, the gas must first be released before the water can enter the pipes through a pressure-sensitive valve. Though this system reacts slightly slower, it prevents the freezing and corrosion issues common in the wet pipe design.
- Deluge sprinkler systems – In deluge systems, the sprinkler heads are constantly open. When a smoke or heat sensor detects a fire, it opens a water valve and all the sprinkler heads activate simultaneously.
- Pre-action sprinkler systems – These are similar to dry pipe systems, but do not require compressed gas. Instead, a valve is activated when a heat or smoke sensor detects a fire, sending water through the pipes and out of any sprinkler heads that have been activated by heat.
- Fire standpipe systems - One of the oldest and most effective ways of putting out a fire, a fire standpipe system is a network of pipes, valves and hose connections that delivers water quickly in the event of a fire emergency. We offer full services on these critical systems.
Fire Sprinkler Installation Services in NH & CT
Since 1929, Fire Protection Team has been installing fire sprinkler systems that help businesses and organizations of all sizes protect their personnel and property. We handle the entire process, from calculating coverage areas to selecting the proper equipment and verifying that everything is installed to strict code requirements.