We design and implement sprinkler systems as well as complete fire-fighting systems (fire detection, alarm and extinguishing, ventilation and smoke removal systems, emergency and escape route lighting, CCTV, access control as well as time and attendance control). We prepare visualisation for our solutions and integrate the solutions with the existing safety systems. As one among the few, we focus on accomplishing difficult tasks in the industrial sector, where heavy-duty conditions are present (high dustiness, variable temperatures, humidity, explosion hazard zones, etc.).
SCOPE OF WORK – sprinkler systems
- concept and necessary designs development
- selection and delivery of key system elements
- control system design and implementation
- visualisation of the sprinkler system
- integration with the existing safety systems
- installation, commissioning and service of the fire-fighting system
SCOPE OF WORK – complete fire-extinguishing systems
Apart from sprinkler systems, we design and implement integrated fire-fighting system – their list may be found below. Depending on your needs, our work may cover all or only selected items listed below. In need, we integrate the supplied systems with the existing solutions.
- Fire alarm system (FAS) – wired and wireless
- Fire detection system
- Ventilation and smoke removal system
- CCTV monitoring
- Intruder alarm system (IAS)
- Voice alarm system (VAS)
- Access control as well as time and attendance control
- Emergency and escape route lighting
- Fixed suppression systems
SPRINKLER SYSTEMS – description
A sprinkler system is a fixed automatic extinguishing equipment. Such equipment is intended for extinguishing fire for which the extinguishing agent (water) is fed from fixed supply sources which are permanently connected to the equipment.
Sprinkler systems are generally applied as fire-fighting measures in buildings. Among the available designing standards in Poland, the guidelines in that regard are provided in the Polish Standard PN-EN 12845 “Fixed fire-fighting systems – Automatic sprinkler systems – Design, installation and maintenance”.
Sprinkler systems are automatic fire-extinguishing systems that detect the moment of fire origination and send the information to the control system, which is followed by the automatic commencement of the process of fire extinguishing with water. Selective extinguishing principles are applied here, which means that only those sprinklers are activated which are located in direct vicinity of the origin of fire. After the fire-fighting action, the sprinkler system may quickly reach its full operational capacity again.
SPRINKLER SYSTEMS – principle of operation
A sprinkler installed and prepared for operation is closed by a glass ampoule, which is filled with a colour liquid. Along with the increase of ambient temperature, the liquid in the ampoule extends its volume, which in consequences causes the ampoule to break and the sprinkler gets open. The extinguishing water present in the pressurised system is directed to the sprinkler deflector, which equally distributes water over the place of origin of fire. With the use of sprinkler technology, already several sprinklers are capable of extinguishing fire, which limits losses to the minimum. After the fire is extinguished, before the system is prepared for operation again, the open sprinkler must be replaced with a new one.
The colour of the liquid in the ampoule informs about the sprinkler activation temperature:
- Orange 57°C
- Red 68°C
- Yellow 79°C
- Green 93°C
- Blue 141°C
SPRINKLER SYSTEMS – basic elements
- spare water tank
- pumping station
- control and alarm stations
- a network of pipelines with equally spaced sprinklers over the whole area covered with sprinkler control
- fire alarm panel monitoring the system condition
SPRINKLER SYSTEMS – application
Unlike many other companies, we focus on accomplishing difficult tasks mainly in the industrial sector (also in the explosion hazard zones). Our strength is the comprehensive service which enables the creation of fire detection, alarm and extinguishing systems, emergency and escape route lighting, ventilation and smoke removal systems, CCTV, and access control.
The most important structures and equipment for which we provide sprinkler systems or complete fire-fighting systems include:
- power plants and cogeneration plants
- conveyor belts
- refineries and fuel tanks
- paint shops
- waste disposal plants
- wood industry
- food industry