Automatic fire sprinkler systems
Fire sprinkler systems are triggered by extreme heat and can quickly extinguish a fire in the room where it started. Fire sprinkler systems are actually heat activated, one sprinkler head at a time, and most fires usually require only one or two sprinklers to be extinguished.
The starting point for choosing the right system for your requirements begins with a risk analysis of your office, building or facility. C & C Fire Protection can design, install, service and maintain the full range of automatic fire sprinkler systems.
Wet Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems – wet pipe fire sprinklers are the most common type of fire sprinkler system in use. In a wet pipe fire sprinkler, the water is stored directly in the pipes and released by heat activated sprinkler heads. This type of fire sprinkler has the advantage of being able to activate instantly, with no lag time when the fire sprinkler heads open.
Dry Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems – dry pipe fire sprinkler systems are similar to wet pipe, except the water is not stored in the pipes. Instead, the pipes are filled with pressurized air or nitrogen gas. When the sprinkler heads open, the gas is released and a valve opens that allows water to flow out through the open fire sprinkler heads. While this causes a slight delay in water discharge, it is useful in buildings where water could freeze if kept in the pipes.
Deluge Fire Sprinkler Systems – a deluge fire sprinkler system is very similar to a wet pipe fire sprinkler system, except the fire sprinkler heads are kept open at all times – they are not activated by heat. Instead, deluge fire sprinkler systems are operated by a specialized fire alarm which causes a valve to open and release the water. Once the valve opens, it can’t be closed until manually turned off.
Deluge fire sprinklers are not commonly found in homes or offices. Instead, they are used in places where rapid fire spread is a concern. You will usually see deluge fire sprinkler systems near high rise windows, warehouse bay entries or anywhere else where a fire could escape quickly.
Pre-Action Fire Sprinkler Systems – a pre-action fire sprinkler system is basically a combination of wet pipe and dry pipe fire sprinkler system. Basically, water is not stored in the pipes until a fire detection device detects a fire. At this point, the detection device opens a valve to let the water in before the sprinkler heads open. When the heads open, the pre-action fire sprinkler system reacts as quickly as a wet pipe fire sprinkler system.
Pre-action fire sprinkler systems are best suited for areas that are at high risk for serious water damage in the event of accidental fire sprinkler activation.
Fire alarm and detection systems
Fire detection systems are designed to discover fires early in their development when time will still be available for the safe evacuation of occupants. Early detection also plays a significant role in protecting the safety of emergency response personnel.
Property loss can be reduced and downtime for the operation minimized through early detection because control efforts are started while the fire is still small. Most alarm systems provide information to emergency responders on the location of the fire, speeding the process of fire control.
C & C Fire Protection offers an extensive range of fire alarm systems ranging from simple manual fire alarm systems through to complex and integrated systems employing the latest technology for larger buildings. Our design team are able to tailor a solution to meet your specific needs.
Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (V.E.S.D.A.)
VESDA (Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus) is a very early warning aspirating smoke detection solution. With continuous air sampling, it provides the earliest possible warning of an impending fire hazard. VESDA aspirating smoke detectors buy the critical time needed to investigate an alarm and initiate an appropriate response to prevent injury, property damage or business disruption.
VESDA detectors have multi-level warnings and a wide range of sensitivity that does not degrade or change over time, so even minute levels of smoke can be detected before a fire has time to escalate. In addition, VESDA systems are manufactured using targeted Six Sigma techniques, ISO 9000 standards and have been certified by regulatory bodies worldwide.
Fire hydrants and hose reels
When it comes to fire authority compliance, we don't take chances. Our Australian Standard hose reels are guaranteed to meet your building codes and fire protection requirements.
They're also durable, reliable, and easy-to-use. They provide effective protection from all class A fires, which are the most common fires in commercial and residential buildings in Australia.
Types of extinguishers
- Water extinguishers. Water extinguishers are one of the most cost-effective ways to fight Class A fires, those fuelled by solid materials such as paper, wood and textiles. ...
- Foam extinguishers. ...
- Powder extinguishers. ...
- Carbon dioxide extinguishers (CO2) ...
- Wet chemical extinguishers. ...
C & C Fire Protection, supply and install fire extinguishers for all classes of fire. We also stock and maintain an extensive inventory of new extinguishers, our highly trained technicians install them in strict adherence to Australian Standards.
- Automatic fire sprinkler systems.
- Fire alarm and detection systems.
- Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (V.E.S.D.A.).
- Fire hydrants and hose reels.
- Low, medium and high expansion foam systems.
- Deluge and exposure protection systems.
- Carbon dioxide fire suppression and Pyrogen.
- Special hazard applications.
- Emergency lighting and exit signs.
- Pump supply and installation.
- Emergency warning and evacuation systems.
- Fire extinguishers