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Fire Sprinkler Systems in Edmonton & Surrounding Areas

A fire sprinkler system in Edmonton stands out as a widely embraced method for impeding the progression of fires. It is intricately connected to a water supply system and harnesses water pressure to propel water or a combination of water and foam to targeted areas. Various types of water sprinklers are available in the market, each catering to specific needs:

Pre-action water systems: Activated through a heat detection system in the designated area.

Deluge: Floods the entire system simultaneously by opening all heads.

Foam-water: Releases a blend of water and foam, serving as an effective flame retardant.

Standpipe: Directly connects the sprinkler system to the hydrant system, available in 'wet' or 'dry' forms.

Water spray: Covers a horizontal surface area, allowing protection for specific sections.

Water mist: Utilized when water vapour is deemed more effective for fighting specific fire specifications.

Water atomizing: Rapidly delivers a substantial amount of water in droplet form.

Inspection Cycles

Regular inspection cycles are imperative for all fire sprinkler systems, encompassing:

Weekly gauge inspections

Annual inspections

5-year internal inspections and FDC (Fire Department Connection) checks

Additional quarterly or semi-annual inspections, testing, and maintenance may be necessary depending on your system and insurance provider's requirements.

Backflow Devices 

Ensuring the integrity of water sources is paramount within the fire protection industry, as backflow poses a significant environmental threat. This phenomenon can result in reintroducing water tainted with chemicals or pollutants into the water table. Local governing boards enforce regulations that place fire protection workers responsible for safeguarding the water supply.

Backflow Preventer

Common Deficiencies

During routine inspections, deficiencies may be identified when devices and components fail to meet acceptable standards. Some commonly found defects in fire sprinklers include:

Broken or damaged sprinkler heads

Painted sprinkler heads

Inventory and equipment are positioned too closely to a sprinkler head.

Internal blockage and corrosion

Related Services

Our comprehensive services include:

Inspection and maintenance

System installations


Inspection Cycles

Backflow testing is conducted annually as part of routine maintenance, commonly integrated into fire sprinkler inspections. This examination often includes free flow forward flow testing, assessing whether the sprinkler riser meets the required gallons per minute.

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Building Owners Responsibilities for Fire Safety Equipment

Common Deficiencies

Regular inspections reveal deficiencies when devices and components fail to meet established standards. Some prevalent shortcomings identified in backflow devices include:

Neglect of required testing

Ongoing issues with rust

Malfunctioning first or second check valve

Relief valve opening points set too high or too low

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