Fire Protection - Services
We provide practical guidance to assist companies in finding the right fire and security engineering and construction solutions.
We ensure acceptable solutions are provided to our clients which reflect the requirements of current health safety and environmental legislation.
Fire Engineering Drawings
We prepare fire engineering plans for buildings and undertake hydraulic calculations for sprinkler systems. We design facilities such as sprinkler systems, fire hoose reels, fire alarm systems, fire extinguishers and automatic fire suppression systems. We also undertake design of evacuation plan.
During fire outbreak, occupants of a building are required to evacuate from the building to a safer environment outside the building. An evacuation plan is a developed strategy that ensures the safest and most efficient evacuation time of all expected residents of a structure. The building is equipped with exit signages and emergency lighting systems to direct and ensure that occupants safely evacuate the building. Wrong directions and poorly designed systems can lead to trapped and injured occupants.
Fire Fighting Installation
Sylprin Fire is considered as one of the leading fire fighting installation companies in Ghana, our installations are done to meet international standards We install equipments such as sprinklers systems, fire hoose reels ,fire hydrate network to a series of steel pipe works and connected to a fire pump set
Fire Hose Reel
Fire hose reels are 1st aid fire fighting equipment that are intended to be used by building occupants, which is, manned with the necessary means for immediate action . It is not intended for use on an out-of-control fire. These fire hose reels are provided on each floor of a multi-storey building. The hose reels are capable of covering an area within a 36m radius. Each hose reel is positioned in accordance to the British Standard. They can either be installed in cabinets recessed into the walls at their respective locations, or installed on the wall at their respective locations.
Fire hydrants are positioned outside the building together with inlet breaches for fire service access. A fire hydrant is an active fire protection measure, and a connection point by which fire fighters can tap into a water supply.
The user attaches a hose to the fire hydrant, and then opens a valve on the hydrant to provide a powerful flow of water. The location, the flow rate and the pressure are determined according to the British Standards. The hoses are capable of covering an area with radius ranging from 30m to 45m depending on the site and are capable of jetting water to an extra distance of 6m.
A fire extinguisher is an active fire protection device used to extinguish or control small fires
(1st aid firefighting equipment), often in emergency situations. It is not intended for use on an out-of-control fire, such as one which has reached the ceiling, endangers the user (i.e., no escape route, smoke, explosion hazard, etc.). Typically, a fire extinguisher consists of a hand-held cylindrical pressure vessel containing an agent which can be discharged to extinguish fire.
Landing valves are connection points located on every floor of a multi-storey building. They are to provide water at a greater flow rate than hose reels. They are intended to be used by fire fighters to extinguish out of control fires in the building since the hydrants and the fire engine cannot provide water at higher levels of the building
Fire Sprinkler Systems
Automatic sprinkler systems
These are active fire protection systems that supply water at an adequate pressure through a distribution piping system through a sprinkler onto the fire. They are designed in accordance to the British Standard and are designed to detect a fire and extinguish it with water in its early stage or hold the fire in check so that extinguishment can be completed by other means. Fire sprinklers are reliable in terms life and property protection.
Wet pipe fire sprinklers constantly have water in them. This allows for a quick reaction to a fire and is the most common type of sprinkler installed in buildings. A type of building that uses the wet pipe system is a high-rise or office building with a few floors. This fire sprinkler system is cost efficient and low maintenance.
These types of fire sprinkler systems also need a smoke or heat detector like the pre-action system. A deluge system has open nozzles that can be used when a hazard is present. When flammable liquids are spread across a floor, deluge fire sprinklers are good to have. In that case, buildings such as industrial parks and buildings with many tanks have deluge fire sprinkler systems installed.
Dry pipe sprinklers are similar to pre-action systems as they use pressurized air in the pipe which exits before water escapes. This causes a minute delay in water discharge but is ideal for buildings with low temperatures so the pipes do not freeze. These fire sprinkler systems have a fast opening tool to get rid of the air and speed up the flow of water. Warehouses located in the north are a good example of what buildings should use dry pipe sprinklers.
Pre action Sprinkler
Pre-action fire sprinkler systems are filled with air and water is allowed to pass through when the smoke alarm or detector goes off. This type of system requires two triggers to start water flow. It helps greatly that the pre-action fire sprinkler can be set to prevent water from spouting in case of a false alarm or a mechanical failure. The pre-action system is good for use in places where the sprinklers are only necessary when there is an actual fire so other items in the building do not get water damage from an accidental sprinkling. Such buildings include libraries and data centers. These places contain items of high value like electronics and goods damageable by water such as books
Fire Suppression Systems
Automatic fire suppression
Automatic suppression systems are active fire fighting systems that use a gas (usually FM 200 or Novec 1230) as the fighting agent to suppress fire. In a typical system, the suppressing agent is stored in cylinders or spheres. It is delivered to distribution nozzles through a system piping network. Typically smoke detectors sense the presence of fire in the protected facility. The detection and control panel then sounds an alarm, shuts down air handlers, disconnects power from the protected equipment, and then releases the gas agent into the protected area.
When released into the environment, it suppresses the fire while not having any adverse effect on humans. They leave no residue and nothing to damage computers or electronic devices. Thus, they are ideal for server rooms and data centres.
Fire suppression systems are only as good as the enclosure they are used in. Re-ignition will occur should the fire suppression concentration be reduced or if the fire suppression agent escapes or leaks out of the protected enclosure.
Also to ensure that fire from other rooms do not affect the protected area, the protected area must be constructed with a fire resistant building material
It is best and easy to extinguish fire at its early stage before it even activates the sprinkler system since much damage would not have been caused to any property. Smoke detection systems and alarm are designed and installed in buildings to help accomplish this aim. If properly designed and installed, the smoke detectors pick up the smoke as soon as the fire starts and triggers the alarm to warn the occupants. A 1st aid fire fighting equipment can be used to extinguish the fire before any damage is caused.