Hoth Posted May 2, 2022 Share Posted May 2, 2022 2 hours ago, BrianW said: I use to work in a lot commercial buildings and you would be amazed on how many fire systems are completely neglected and not working. Sprinkler rooms that look like they have been leaking for a decade with the last service tag from 12 years ago. I have seen tons of building fire panels just dead and not even have power. So many companies skimp on maintaining their fire systems and most towns and cities have no annual inspections on that stuff so places get away with neglecting it. I bet sadly that's exactly what happened here. Most of the sprinkler systems that far up north are filled with compressed air due to the freeze risk. There is a valve that is supposed to activate when a sprinkler head or two activates and it senses the air pressure drop and sends water to the pipes. They are very complicated systems compared to ones that are just pressurized with water. The air pumps that keep the system pressurized are known to have issues and if the pump is dead the sprinklers won't work at all. That is disturbing. We do quarterly inspections of all sprinkler systems and fire panels. For our larger commercial spaces, we do weekly pump tests to make sure all the equipment is ready to rock. I can't even imagine letting that stuff just go offline. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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