Fire Protection Installation Sollutions
Fire protection is the study and practice of mitigating the unwanted effects of potentially destructive fires.It involves the study of the behaviour, compartmentalization, suppression and investigation of fire and its related emergencies as well as the research and development, production, testing and application of mitigating systems. In structures, be they land-based, offshore or even ships, the owners and operators are responsible to maintain their facilities in accordance with a design-basis that is rooted in laws, including the local building code and fire code, which are enforced by the Authority Having Jurisdiction. Buildings must be constructed in accordance with the version of the building codes
Fire Pump Systems
Jacking Pump – Jacking are manual (hand) or electric (semi-automatic or fully automatic) pumps are not always fitted to an automatic fire sprinkler system. They however provide a method of pumping (boosting) water from the water supply to the fire sprinkler system after the alarm valve. This leads to an increase in water pressure in the fire sprinkler system, thus forcing the alarm valve into the closed position. Jacking Pumps have a secondary function of maintaining the water pressure within a fire sprinkler system reducing the likelihood of false alarms caused by low pressure, caused by small water leaks.
In addition to the main components of the fire sprinkler system, there are a series of ancillary (support) components that regularly form part of an automatic fire sprinkler system. A fire sprinkler system is an active fire protection measure, consisting of a water supply system, providing adequate pressure and flowrate to a water distribution piping system, onto which fire sprinklers are connected. Although historically only used in factories and large commercial buildings, systems for homes and small buildings are now available at a cost-effective price Fire sprinkler systems are extensively used worldwide, with over 40 million sprinkler heads fitted each year. In buildings completely protected by fire sprinkler systems, over 99% of fires were controlled by fire sprinklers alone.
Fire Suppression Systems
Fire Suppression systems are governed by the codes under the NFPA. Fire Suppression Systems are commonly used on heavy power equipment. Suppression systems use a combination of dry chemicals and/or wet agents to suppress equipment fires. Suppression systems have become a necessity to several industries as they help control damage and loss to equipment. Common means of detection are through heat sensors, wiring, or manual detection (depending on system selection).
Fire sprinkler systems (wet, dry, pre-action, and deluge)
Wet and dry chemical agents
Automatic Fire Suppression Systems
Automatic fire suppression systems control and extinguish fires without human intervention. Examples of
Automatic systems include fire sprinkler system, gaseous fire suppression, and condensed aerosol fire suppression.
Design Fire Systems
Components of an automatic fire sprinkler system. Typically, Fire Sprinkler Systems are made up from a series of components including; Stop Valve, Alarm Valve, Fire Sprinkler (head), Alarm Test Valve and Motorized Alarm Bell (Gong). In addition to this there are additional components that support this arrangement including a Valve Monitor, Pressure Switch and Flow Switch. The illustration to the left shows each of these components, and the approximate location within the arrangement. This illustration shows only one type of fire sprinkler system however there are other types including dry pipe, pre- action, tail-end, residential and domestic fire sprinkler systems
F.R.S (Pty) Ltd is a multi-discipline fire protection company in Southern Africa. Our expertise is vast in water- based system, from deluge systems to sprinklers. We execute work with smoke detection systems and special risk systems, including state of the art gas suppression systems. We offer Fire Sprinkler Systems, Fire Designs, Smoke detection and control, Spray Systems and Special Risks, Piping Installations, Fire Hydrants, Fire Hose reels, and Hand Fire Appliances, Fire Pumping Plant and Fire Water Storage Reservoirs.