F.E. Moran offers a complete industrial fire protection system package that consists of design, equipment, startup and testing. We install various types of sprinkler systems, as well as a complete line of fire suppression system equipment. We will help you choose the right system and the right suppression agent for the particular fire hazard being protected.
Wet Pipe Systems
The system is constantly filled with water so when a fire occurs, the pressurized water in the pipe flows immediately from the activated sprinkler. Water is expelled within the direct area of the fire, minimizing water damage. This system should not be used in areas with the potential for freezing.
Dry Pipe Systems
Pipes are filled with pressurized air, not water. When the sprinkler is activated by a fire, a valve opens to allow water to flow into the pipes. To combat the time delay, more sprinklers should be added to the area or a quick opening device installed to rapidly remove air from the pipes.
Best for use in environments in which fire could spread quickly and that contain high-risk equipment. After the detection system prompts the water to enter the piping system, the water flows quickly and freely to extinguish the fire. Sprinkler heads are always open, so this system should not be used in areas with water-sensitive equipment.
This type of system is perfect for computer rooms, museums and other spaces that contain material or equipment that is easily damaged by water. The sprinklers are designed to prevent accidental triggering. Depending on the facility’s needs, pre-action sprinklers can be wet, dry or deluge types.
High and Low-Pressure CO2
Carbon dioxide systems are ideal for areas that contain equipment that is susceptible to damage by other suppression systems. They are highly effective in suppressing Class B (flammable liquid and gas) fires. Carbon dioxide replaces the fire’s oxygen component while simultaneously cooling the heat and reducing the concentration of the fuel.
Clean Agent Suppression
Great for extinguishing Class A (ordinary combustibles), Class B (flammable liquid and gas) and Class C (electrical) fires while protecting sensitive equipment. To control the blaze, this system uses inert gases and chemical agents to put out the fire and lower the oxygen in the area. We design and install a wide array of clean agent systems, including NOVEC, VESDA, PROINERT, ECARO-25 and Stat-X.
A light mist is released from the sprinkler to control the fire without damaging water-sensitive equipment. Good for areas frequented by personnel, this is an environmentally friendly alternative to Halon.
High-expansion foam effectively extinguishes fires in confined areas with containment barriers, while low-expansion foam is idea for covering large spaces. High-expansion foam forms a layer of air-filled bubbles that smother the fire by suffocating its oxygen supply. Low-expansion foam is ideal for Class B (flammable and liquid gas) fires, as it coats, isolates and cools the fire source.
Dry Chemical Systems
A dry chemical powder, most commonly sodium bicarbonate or mono-ammonium phosphate, is released to extinguish the fire. When the pressurized tank filled with dry powder is activated, a valve opens, and the agent is released into the piping and out through the nozzles of the suppression system. This is an ideal solution in areas where a fire sprinkler system is not practical.