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Fire Security (Sprinkler Installations) Limited
Homefield Road, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 8QP
EXPERTS IN SPRINKLER INSTALLATION
Fire Security (Sprinkler Installations) Ltd have been protecting lives and livelihoods from fire since 1972.
Providing a tailored complete all–in-one service for all your sprinkler installations needs, we take care of everything from design, manufacture, and install to servicing, maintenance, training and inspection. (using our own team of specialist installers and engineers) We also operate a 24-hour emergency service. We are experts in automatic sprinkler system designs to BS EN 12845, FM Global and National Fire Protection Association standard. Offering advice on systems such as special risk, foam deluge, hose reel, hydrant, dry and wet risers.
Our happy customers return to us time again praising our knowledge, experience, quality workmanship, responsive customer service, maintenance cover, competitive pricing and detailed quotes and design drawings. We work with our customers across the UK to help them find the right solution for their fire protection needs whilst ensuring their business can keep running while we work. Working with business owners, builders, landlords and contractors, on new builds or extensions to current fire protections systems. We have worked with customers in industries including automotive, warehousing and logistics pharmaceutical, chemical and retail. We work with an impressive list of major customers including leading drug technology company Bespak, the UK’s largest independent full service dental supplier The Dental Directory, Ransomes Jacobsen and PPG Industries. Each have their own unique set of requirements.
We are committed to the highest levels of quality and are a Loss Prevention Certification Board 1048-1 Level 4 approved sprinkler contractor, the highest UK certification level, and ISO 9001 Quality System accredited. Fire Security were founder members of the British Automated Fire Sprinkler Association, a member of the Fire Protection Association and have multiple safety schemes in procurement (SSIP) memberships including Safecontractor, Achilles and construction line.
Automatic sprinkler systems are used more than any other fixed fire protection system and over 40 million sprinklers are fitted world-wide each year.Sprinkler systems have been proven in use for well over 100 years. Possibly the oldest in Britain was fitted in 1812 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and updated form is still in use today. Losses from fires in buildings protected with sprinklers are estimated to be 1/10 of those in unprotected buildings.
In buildings fully protected by sprinklers:
- 99% of fires were controlled by sprinklers alone
- 60% of fires were controlled by the spray from no more than 4 sprinklers
- Accidental discharge of water from all causes is 1 in 500,000 (per year of service)
- Accidental discharge of water due to manufacturing defects is 1 in 14,000,000 (per year of service)
We offer a complete maintenance and inspection service to ensure continued conformance with your insurance company and other authority requirements. This gives you peace of mind that the same high standards met with the installation of your fire protection system continue to ensure it remains in excellent working order and extend the life of the installation. Planned service visits can be carried out by our experienced engineers who will test and inspect the system and provide an audit report together with any recommendations. Typical service agreements include:
- Staff training
- Weekly or bi-weekly automatic pump starts and testing of alarm devices
- Monthly checks of battery electrolyte levels
- Quarterly premise inspections and hazard reviews
- Bi-annual fire pump services
- Annual fire pump full-flow tests and below ground fire hydrant flow tests
Following a visit from our engineers a comprehensive report is provided to the customer. Our engineers use our bespoke electronic Maintenance Administration System, MAS, which has been specifically designed to offer consistent, comprehensive reports and provide clarity to the Engineer’s findings. An added benefit of the system is that every customer has their own login and reporting page, from which past reports can be downloaded at any time. A unique login would be created for you to access the system.
- Design: Our design team work with you and the relevant authorities, to produce a fire protection scheme that matches your requirements and meets all the necessary regulations. Our quotes come with an easy to understand specification produced for you, relevant insurers and authorities. The detail of our drawings is second to none and a key reason why customers choose us for their fire prevention needs. Our design engineers prepare detailed layout drawings together with hydraulic calculations. We ensure your sprinkler system is neither obstructed by nor obstructing other services such as lighting and ventilation ducting. We also take your future expansion plans into account so your installation can be easily upgraded or extended with minimum disruption to your organisation in the future.
- Build: We can guarantee our installations are of the highest standard because we make them here at our factory with our own in-house team. We control every step of the process so we are able to meet our delivery schedules.
- Install: As a Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) LPS 1048-1 Level 4 Approved Sprinkler Contractor, the highest approval level, you can guarantee a high quality installation by our own team of experienced engineers. Our installation engineers have gained a reputation for fast, efficient and thorough workmanship. They co-ordinate their activities closely with you to ensure your installation is fitted on time and we work around you to ensure your business continues.
- Training: Once we have completed your installation, our service doesn’t end there. It is important that your system is tested regularly and we train your staff in how to carry out those simple weekly test routines.
- Automatic sprinkler system: Sprinklers are simple devices that are individually operated by the heat from a fire. When a fire starts hot gases rise. If a sprinkler is present, a glass bulb or solder link gets hot and at a specific temperature breaks, releasing a cap and allowing water to flow onto a diffuser. The diffuser breaks up the water flow into carefully controlled droplets which penetrate the fire and cool the burning material to below its ignition point, thus controlling the fire. Only the sprinkler(s) directly over the fire are operated. The sprinklers are connected to pipework, usually filled with water, which is supplied either from the water mains or from a storage tank via a pump. When a sprinkler operates, the flow of water in the pipework operates a flow switch which in turn operates an alarm system. The flow of water is small, usually less than 1/100th of the water used by the Fire and Rescue Service.
- Foam suppression: Foam suppression is used where flammable liquids or plastics can catch fire. The fire spreads very quickly and toxic combustion gases are emitted. Foam is used as a blanketing and cooling agent, coating the fuel to prevent contact with oxygen.
- Water deluge: Sprinkler systems are usually designed to protect the whole building. Deluge systems are used in rooms with high ceilings to quickly wet down an entire area in facilities that contain high flammable liquids and chemicals.
- Hydrants and hose reels: Fire hydrants are installed on properties to enable the fire service to have instant access to a local water supply to limit the spread and extinguish the fire. Fire Hose Reels are designed to provide a large, continuous, controlled volume of water to fight fires.
- Dry Risers: Dry risers are used to supply water within buildings for fire-fighting purposes. The provision of a built-in water distribution system means that fire fighters do not need to create their own distribution system in order to fight a fire and it avoids the breaching of fire compartments by running hose lines between them. Dry risers do not contain water when they are not being used, but are charged with water by the fire service when necessary.
- Wet Risers: Wet riser systems are very similar to dry, except that they are permanently charged with water. They are used where floors are over 50m above the Fire Service access level and where supply pressures exceed those of the fire appliance.