How Well Do You Know Your Sprinkler System?

As the building owner or facility manager, your building’s sprinkler system may not always be top of mind, but it is imperative to understand the basics of your system. When a situation arises, you should be prepared to assess the problem and make decisions or work with an outside professional to resolve the situation.

Preparing Your Sprinkler System for Winter

The winter months bring harsh weather for many areas, but even those areas not greatly afflicted with freezing temperatures need a winterization plan. Indiana is known for warmer temperatures during the day and frigid, cold temperatures at night, making it even more important to give your sprinkler system extra attention.

Converting a Wet Sprinkler System to a Dry System

Wet systems are the most popular type of fire suppression system installed in the US. Sometimes there may be a need to convert from a wet to a dry sprinkler system. While converting a wet system to a dry system is possible, it has its fair share of challenges.

The Cause of Corrosion in a Fire Sprinkler System

Corrosion is a common cause of fire sprinkler system malfunction or failure. When oxygen is present in the piping of a system, it reacts with water and the metal of the piping, which creates solids that corrode. Many people believe that corrosion is caused primarily by microbiologically-influenced corrosion (MIC), but that is not the primary cause.