A commercial fire sprinkler systemin an office, commercial building, and now even in some homes (especially apartment buildings) is a life-saving addition that is often now required by building codes on Long Island. At Allstate Sprinkler Corp., we specialize in commercial fire sprinkler systems throughout New York State, including Long Island.
What are special hazard sprinkler systems?
A sprinkler system typically is designed to broadcast water over a large area to dowse a fire. It is effective and prevents a fire from further damaging the building or its contents. But what is a “special hazard” sprinkler system?
Special hazard fire sprinkler systems protect installations or inventory that is of exceptionally high monetary (or other type) value. Museums, libraries, archives, art galleries, and record-keeping facilities use special hazard fire sprinklers to prevent fire but protect from damage the building’s inventory. Data centers, telecommunications rooms, healthcare facilities, machine rooms, etc. all have special hazards that a fire sprinkler contractor and installer has to consider when designing a new system or updating an old one.
Special Hazard Fire Protection systems are:
The Fire Suppression Systems Association (FSSA) is an organization of manufacturers, suppliers, and designer-installers, dedicated to providing this higher level of fire protection. The FSSA identifies these benefits of a special hazard fire protection system:
- Quickly detect an emerging fire or heat condition
- Suppress fires when sprinklers are not appropriate as the first and only means of fire protection
- Protect people
- Mitigate business interruption
- Limit the loss of assets, information and revenue
- Require uniquely trained and qualified personnel to design, install, service, repair and maintain these systems
Special Hazard Fire Protection systems provide detection and control coupled with a fire suppression system. Some common fire suppression agents used in these systems include:
- Clean Agents
- Inert Gases
- Water Mist
- Hybrid Systems
- Dry Chemical
Who knows what’s needed?
Allstate Sprinkler Systems are fire sprinkler contractors providing residential fire sprinkler installations, commercial fire sprinkler installations, fire sprinkler inspections, fire sprinkler repairs and services for buildings in New York City, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Midtown, Wall Street, Westchester County, Rockland County, Putnam County, and Long Island. Along with commercial fire sprinkler systems, Allstate Sprinkler Corp. also carries a large selection of fire safety equipment, including smoke detectors, fire hydrants, fire extinguishers, and first aid kits. Contact us today at 718-524-3174.