Installation Of a Residential Fire Sprinkler System

Only qualified fire protection contractors utilizing qualified fire sprinkler installers should install fire sprinkler systems. Most, if not all provinces in Canada, issue a Certificate of Qualification to licensed sprinkler and fire protection installers. All the installers at Fire Busters Inc. are certified and able to provide reliable and professional service to contractors and homeowners in Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, White Rock, West Vancouver, Delta and Langley. As the life saving and property protection record of automatic fire sprinklers has become recognized and accepted by the general public, there has been a rush by unscrupulous individuals and companies to cash in on the industry. The practices of these firms and their unqualified workforce have produced disastrous results in many cases. Consult with your local Fire Department, Building Inspector, Workers Compensation Board and the Better Business Bureau in your area before choosing a contractor. Obtain references and be sure to check them out carefully. Be sure to obtain proof of Liability Insurance and WCB coverage from your contractor before any work is started. We are able to provide you with all of our documents of certification. Please contact us online or give us a call today at 604.599.4499 for more information!

We are glad to provide you with a free quotation for a Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, White Rock, West Vancouver, Delta and Langley sprinkler system installation. In order to provide you with a comprehensive quotation, we require your electronic house plans in AutoCAD or DXF format by email. If you are unable to provide us blueprints on electronic media, you can email us a reduced size blue print or call us to make arrangements to meet you. Fire Busters Inc. is the trusted team for sprinkler system installs in Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, White Rock, West Vancouver, Delta and Langley.

Flow Verification Testing

Flow Verification Testing

After all of the piping has been installed in a Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Delta and Langley home, there is a flow verification test that can be done to ensure all the components of the system are working properly and the calculations and installations are correct. This test also ensures that the sprinkler system will provide sufficient water to meet the demand as per the NFPA code and manufacture specifications for the sprinkler(s) chosen. This test has proven to be a very reliable test to indicate any problems with the water supply. The test is now mandatory on all NFPA 13D systems installed in the City of Vancouver, District of West Vancouver and the City of White Rock. The test is commonly referred to as the “put the water in the bucket” test and has proven to be very valuable.

The most remote one and most remote two sprinklers in any one room are removed and a play pipe is installed with the same size of sprinkler nozzle used throughout the system. Large buckets are used to catch the water as it flows from the pipes to determine the flow rate in gallons per minute.

After all results are recorded, it is determined whether or not the system provided a sufficient flow of water and pressure as required by the Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Delta and Langley manufacturer’s specification for the sprinkler model and spacing used in the home. If the test is done in an area where the pressure fluctuates, a computer program is used to determine the flow at any reduction in available pressure. Testing is done by companies certified by the Standards Council of Canada as a testing laboratory or done by the installing contractor and witnessed by the local fire department.

Click here to download the Flow Verification bulletin from the City of Vancouver.

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