Dry Sprinkler System
Kane Fire Protection
What is a Dry Sprinkler System?
Dry sprinkler systems (or dry pipe sprinklers) utilize automatic sprinkler heads that are attached to a piping system connected to an air or nitrogen supply. When the sprinkler system is activated by the heat of a fire, the air pressure is released from the valve allowing water to enter the sprinkler heads.
These systems are typically used in facilities where there is no heating and the temperatures can fall below freezing. Some examples include parking garages, warehouses, attics, or walk in freezers. There are some disadvantages to having a dry sprinkler system including: delayed response time and increased deterioration potential. This is why we don’t typically recommend these systems unless they are necessary for your facility. To learn more dry sprinkler systems, you can contact us at (618) 343-6032.
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Dry Sprinkler System Installation
When it comes to installing your dry sprinkler system, it is important that the job is handled by certified professionals who can ensure your system’s security. Dry sprinkler system installations are more complex than other installations, but at Kane Fire Protection, we have performed thousands of these installations.
Our full-service installation covers consultations, inspections, engineering, testing, permits, approvals, and design drawings. We strive to make the installation process smooth and easy for you and the rest of your building, which is why we work closely with you to determine the best plan of action to minimize disturbance. Our installation team is professional, courteous, and ready to answer any questions you may have during the dry sprinkler installation process.
When we design and install your fire suppression systems, we start by asking you a few questions about your facility. Contact us today to get started!
Maintenance For Your Dry Fire Sprinkler System
At Kane Fire Protection, we understand that when your fire suppression system needs repair, you don’t have time to spare. That’s why we have 24/7 repair services available to our customers and carefully trained technicians on call to identify and fix your problems.
Dry sprinkler systems are known to be more likely to corrode and deteriorate than other systems, which is why regular maintenance is important. Many of our customers call us with concerns but aren’t sure how to tell if they are in need of repair. Here are some signs that you need to give us a call:
This could be a sign of a bad device (flow switch/pressure switch) or could mean you have a leak on a dry system and the air compressor can’t keep up.
The best way to tell if you are dealing with corrosion is if you see signs of rust, discolored water, or smell a foul odor. You can tell whether or not there are signs of rust by looking for a green tint on the exterior of your sprinkler head or pipes.
You can determine whether or not there is leakage if you start to notice watermarks on your ceiling or if your sprinkler heads start to drip or spray. For dry systems you may have a leak if your air compressor is running frequently.
Dry Fire Sprinkler System Inspections
Even though our design systems and installation are tested and proven to be reliable, regular testing is critical to ensure safety in your building. Chances are, your dry sprinkler system sits idle a majority of the time, making it easy for any breaks or problems to go unnoticed. Having your system regularly tested not only protects your investment in the system, but also protects your building and its occupants.
Regular fire sprinkler testing is also required by the IFC (International Fire Code) and the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association Codes). Our detailed inspections help keep you up to date on the state of your fire sprinkler system without feeling overwhelmed. Our testing process includes inspection of air pressure level, water pressure levels, fire alarms, water flow alarms, and connections to the pump, tank and fire department.