If you have a water sprinkler system protecting your facility, the larger concerns you have about your system probably revolve around corrosion and leaks. Corrosion, often found in steel pipes, can lead to pinhole leaks, gunk build-up, and slow water movement. Leaks, usually a result of freezing temperatures, corrosion, or sprinkler damage, can quickly destroy the property that a system is designed to protect. In the video below, watch as fire protection expert Lee Kaiser shares insight on why corrosion and leaks occur, and what you can do to prevent them from happening with your system.
Although effective, using water as a fire suppressant presents a danger to any high-value assets that the system may protect. Proper testing and awareness of a sprinkler system's different hazards allows you to prevent a pin hole leak or corrosion that may lead to expensive property damage. Watch the video below as Lee Kaiser explains some common types of sprinkler leaks and how corrosion may affect the integrity of your system.
When a fire suppression system accidentally discharges, your employees need to know how to react at a moment's notice. A written procedure and training plan is a necessary step to equip all those in a suppression space with the right knowledge about the system they may have to deal with. In this video, ORR VP of Engineering Lee Kaiser explains the steps to a written plan, outlines malfunctions that may cause an accidental discharge, and details the dangers of non-discharge.
Accidents happen, it's just a fact. Accidental system discharges are no different, but there are specific ways to minimize your chances of experiencing one in your system. Resulting from your environment or human error, Fire Protection expert Lee Kaiser explains some common causes of accidental system discharges, and how to avoid them.