All of our automatic fire suppression systems are engineered to meet the standards of NFPA 13 and other loss prevention councils, and they comply with the requirements of governmental codes, ordinances and standards where applicable.
Deluge Fire Sprinkler Systems
Deluge systems are used where conditions of occupancy or special hazards require quick application of large quantities of water. These systems are used to create a buffer zone in high-hazard areas or in areas where fire may spread rapidly, and they can also be used to cool surfaces to prevent deformation or structural collapse or to protect tanks, process lines, or transformers against explosion. Other examples include storage or process areas containing substances having a low flash point, tanks containing combustible solutions, equipment pits, or product handling systems. When designing a deluge system, efforts should be made to acquire specific information regarding the hazard to be protected. Foam-water deluge systems are those using foam-water sprinklers or spray nozzles and an air-foam concentrate, which is introduced into the water at a controlled rate on the system side of the deluge valve. Foam-water systems are used to control and/or extinguish fires which require a smothering and cooling agent. Examples include extraction plants, aircraft hangars, and areas where flammable-liquid spill fires may occur.
A Deluge System is a fixed fire protection system in which the pipe system is empty until the deluge valve operates to distribute pressurized water from open nozzles or sprinklers. Deluge systems are more complex than wet pipe and dry pipe systems because they contain more components and equipment. The deluge valve is activated by operation of a fire detection system installed in the same area as the sprinklers. Various types of detection systems may be used, including smoke, heat, ultraviolet (UV), or infrared (IR) detection. Our deluge systems can be activated by a hydraulic, pneumatic, electric, or manual release system or any combination of these release systems; but, in all cases, the deluge valve itself is activated hydraulically. When the detection device is activated, the deluge valve is tripped and water flows into the piping system, discharging through all spray nozzles or sprinklers simultaneously.