Fire Sprinkler Systems

A fire sprinkler system is an active fire protection measure which consists of a water supply system that provides adequate water pressure and flow rate to a piping system which connects to fire sprinklers. In buildings that are completely protected by fire sprinkler systems over 99% of fires are controlled by the fire sprinkler system alone. Accurate Fire Protection & Security test and inspect water-based fire protection systems as per NFPA 25 and the Ontario Fire Code. Water based fire protection systems are proven lifesavers, but they only work if they’re maintained properly.

AFPS maximizes system integrity and reliability with NFPA 25: Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems. We are up-to-date with the 2007 NFPA 13 Installation of Sprinkler systems, the 2008 NFPA 25 offers the most advanced rules for the care of fire sprinkler systems, standpipe and hose systems, fire pumps, fire service piping and appurtenances, water storage tanks, fixed water spray, foam-water, and valves. The most common types of Fire Sprinkler Systems are wet pipe system and a dry pipe system. Wet pipe sprinkler systems are installed more often than all other types of fire sprinkler systems. They also are the most reliable, with the only operating components being the automatic sprinklers and the automatic alarm check valve. An automatic water supply provides water under pressure to the system piping. Dry pipe systems are installed in spaces in which the surrounding temperature may be cold enough to freeze the water in a wet pipe system, rendering the system inoperable. Dry pipe systems are most often used in unheated buildings, in parking garages, or in refrigerated coolers. Dry pipe systems are the second most common sprinkler system type.

AFPS takes pride knowing our technicians have advanced knowledge when it comes to inspections and design of sprinkler systems. We also have our installation and service staff continuing education through manufacturer courses. AFPS technicians have saved millions of dollars to our customers on cost effective ways to redesign sprinkler systems due the cities and municipalities changing underground and infrastructure water supply. AFPS finds the most cost effective way to keep the customer for life. AFPS has many customers that fly our technicians all over the globe for thawing of pipes to installing specialty sprinkler systems; we have worked with many fire departments, insurance companies and authorities having jurisdiction on many levels always having our customer’s goals and budgets in mind.