Kingman Arizona airport hanger canopy - This sprinkler install posed a unique set of circumstances of side to side canopy movement due to windy conditions. In order to connect the fire sprinkler supply from the main building a fixed structure to the canopy that sways side to side, custom felxible connections were used to avoid damage to supply piping. This system is a dry system as well due to the freezing climate in the winter time in Kingman Arizona.
Tri State Fire Systems performs repair on underground buried fire sprinkler supply lines, From valve replacement, fire hydrant replacement and general line repair. Frozen control valves are common from lack of use or mineralized water that clogs valves and prevents them from closely or operating correctly. We provide asphalt cutting, trenching, backhoe work. Tri State Fire Systems will provide turnkey repair from start to finish replacing asphalt or concrete once all underground repairs have been made.
Fire sprinkler system maintenance is required in most states, Intervals of inspection vary but generally are as follows. Quarterly visual inspection, Annual flow test and inspection, Five year certification inspection and testing with a report forwarded to the local fire authority letting them know if the system passes or fails its certification process. California inspection guidelines come from its Title # 19 fire codes based on the states Health & Safety codes. Other states inspect according to N.F.P.A. # 25, and still others reference the IFC (International Fire Code). Most importantly insurance companies follow these inspection schedules. Failure to follow inspection schedules for insurance companies may result in partial claim reimbursement after a fire event. As the business owner you need to follow proper maintenance schedules to identify issues early that if left uncared for can lead to major expenditure. Proper inspection and maintenance will save you money in the long run.
Fire sprinkler system maintenance is not only required but is your best defense to prevent costly repairs. Systems that don't get flushed or flowed regularly or systems with trapped air accelerate internal pipe corrosion. Proper flushing, venting, plus preventive measures such as corrosion inhibitor can save your piping and save you money. Exercising system control valves frequently will keep them turning. Failure to exercise valves leads to stiff, frozen, defective control valves and costly replacement.