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WET FIRE SERVICES

Water-based fire protection systems are clearly one of the best ways to limit property damage and business interruptions from fires.

We install, maintain, and upgrade all types of wet fire equipment featured below:

Sprinkler systems

Hydrants

Pumpsets

Hose Reels

Gas Systems

Advance Fire will provide fire safety inspections, upgrade essential fire safety assets, and implement a cost-effective preventive maintenance program within your budget for your residential, commercial, and industrial buildings to keep you protected and follow fire safety regulations.

Fire Sprinkler Systems

Sprinkler systems play an important role in this. Fire sprinklers protect you in nearly every building you go into.
In Australia, automatic fire sprinklers are a key safety measure. but less than half of commercial buildings, schools, and offices have fire sprinklers. In spite of the government’s efforts, automatic fire suppression systems are still far from appearing in every building.

Sprinkler systems prevent fires from spreading rapidly through a building. Basically, they cut the spread of fire by half! Whenever they detect heat, they spray water continuously so that you never have to worry when it’s too late.

Wet Fire Sprinkler System

The most common, simplest, and most affordable fire sprinkler systems are wet systems. Water is always pumped through the overhead fire sprinkler piping and sprays from the sprinkler heads when they are activated by heat.

The advantages and not so much disadvantages here in Queensland

A wet pipe system has many advantages. Installation and maintenance are easy, and the system is more reliable. Since the water is always pressurized, it’s readily available when needed.

It cannot, however, be used in structures where it might be too cold. In this state of Queensland, freezing is very unlikely. There is also the possibility of extensive property damage in the event of a leak.

Dry Fire Sprinkler Systems

In a dry fire sprinkler, pressurized air or nitrogen is kept in the non-heated sections. The pipes will not freeze if the temperature drops below freezing.

The main piping is separated from the water supply by a valve that is held closed by pressurized air or nitrogen. Heat activates a sprinkler head, which lowers the air pressure. The dry-pipe valve opens when it drops, allowing the water to flow to the sprinkler head.

Dry pipe systems are ideal for structures that reach freezing temperatures like parking garages, loading docks and walk-in refrigerators. They are more complex to install and maintain, cost more, and have more design restrictions, as they need a constant, reliable air supply.

Fire Suppression system

Automatic fire sprinklers contain several components that work together to prevent fires from spreading. They include:

Pumpsets

This is a variation of dry and wet fire sprinkler systems. Sprinkler heads must be triggered twice before water is released. Water is pumped into the pipe by the first trigger, while the second trigger pushes water through the sprinklers to extinguish the fire. A benefit of this system is that it prevents false sprinkler head activations.

Systems of this type are used in places where accidental extinguishant discharge could be detrimental, such as museums, art galleries, data centers, libraries, storage rooms, etc.

Deluge Systems

Fire protection systems with deluge piping are dry and operate at atmospheric pressure with all sprinkler heads open. In the event of fire or heat, the deluge valve releases water, dry chemicals, inert gases, or foam. Based on the hazards and the location being protected, a specific agent is used.

These systems are typically used in areas of high fire hazards and low sprinkler density such as industrial buildings, factories, shipyards, large storage areas, warehouses, tunnels, and other places that have a tendency to have large fires and need to control them quickly. High-rise buildings also use them because they are more cost-effective than sprinkler systems because they can be installed in roofs and ceilings.

Suppression Mist Systems

Using high pressure discharge nozzles and small bore high pressure pipe work, water is released using pumps, storage tanks, and pressurized nitrogen cylinders. This uses very little water but is more expensive, whereas in low pressure water mist systems more water is delivered at lower pressure than HPWM systems. Fire suppression systems often require copper or specialist pipework.

“They have led an amazing company and their professionalism and business admin are second to none”

I wish to advise that I have been dealing with Advance Fire for over 22 years
In this time, I have got to know both Scott Jones and Paul Dodorico extremely well.
They have led an amazing company and the professionalism and business admin are second to none
This is shown from the head of the company to workers. Always prompt service with a smile and hardworking tradesmen.
They have been dealing with all our Fire procedures, Sprinklers, and emergency Lighting.
I would not hesitate to recommend Advance fire to anyone needing an outstanding approach to their fire systems.

Yours Truly

Geoff Whybrow, General Manager of Belle Maison Apartments

Fire Hydrants

Fire hydrants are located along water mains. Hydrant standpipes allow water from the main to be fed into firefighter hoses to put out a fire.

To release water from the main into the hose, firefighters connect their fire hose to the hydrant. Hydrants can be connected to various kinds of valves so that they can draw water from a pressure or non-pressure source.

Hydrants generally come in two varieties: dry barrels and wet barrels. To let the water flow, the valve on the wet barrel hydrant needs to be opened.

Fire Pump Sets

Depending on their features, water pumps are used for residential, industrial, commercial, and firefighting purposes. It is part of a fire sprinkler system’s water supply and is powered by electric, diesel, or steam.

Pumps supply water at a higher pressure to sprinkler risers and hose standpipes. It’s activated when a sprinkler is triggered, causing the system pressure to fall below a certain level.

When the local water system cannot meet the hydraulic requirements for fire sprinklers, fire pumps are needed.

Fire Hose Reels

The use of Fire Hose Reels can help control a fire during its earliest stages, potentially preventing significant property damage, injuries, or even death. Fire Hose Reels can be safely utilized by building occupants with the right training to control or extinguish a developing fire.

Buildings typically have fire hose reels located at strategic locations to supply a controlled supply of water for fire extinguishing. A fire hose reel is permanently connected to either the water mains or water tanks.

In order to ensure their performance and the user’s safety, fire hose reels need to be well maintained.

Gaseous Systems

Water is still the main means of preventing fires since it’s safe, effective, and reliable. However, in some cases, water-based fire suppression systems are only useful for containing fires. In sensitive business facilities the use of clean agents is safer since rapid fire prevention is preferable to fire containment.

Even though fire is the most common cause of loss of assets, water can indeed permanently damage electronic components. In cases where sensitive materials, high-value items, large warehouses, archives, or data centers have to be protected, clean agent fire suppression systems are a safer option.

Gaseous fire extinguishing systems that use clean agents eliminate the factors that support a fire and work both to prevent and extinguish fires.

In addition to preventing damage, clean agents speed up the recovery process. The gaseous system is non-conductive and non-corrosive. Also, gas can reach fires that start in obscure places, such as electronic components.

Manufacturers have been able to develop cleaning agents that can be used even in occupied spaces as a result of scientific progress.