Tag Archives: Fire Alarm

Don’t Play to the Beat of Your Own Drum Drip- Freeze Protection Tips

Because, Sometimes a sprinkler system’s worst enemy is water… The frozen kind, that is…. Your Dry Sprinkler Systems need extra protection as the winter freeze weather approaches.  We at Century Fire Protection are always here for you but there is something that you do to help…   In order to prevent freeze damage in the cold months the following procedures will need to take place at least monthly (weekly would be better!):   Locate the Drum Drips on your Dry Systems Close top valve on Continue reading →

Which is better, Automatic Fire Sprinklers or Clean Agent Fire Suppression?

Preaction Automatic Sprinkler versus Clean Agent Fire Suppression for High Value and Mission Critical Assets Well as the old saying goes, you can’t compare apples to oranges. Oh and by the way, we need both! In most cases, automatic sprinklers and clean agent fire suppression systems are used for completely different purposes. To control the fire in order to save lives and the building structure To extinguish the fire completely in order to save critical equipment or assets Most of our customers in mission critical Continue reading →

The Water Must Flow! – MIC and Your Fire Sprinkler System

The water must flow! Pipe obstructions and internal corrosion spell danger for sprinkler systems and can prevent systems from operating effectively or even at all. Why do I need a 5 year internal inspection of my sprinkler system? Isn’t that part of the annual inspection? Is this really necessary?             Customers ask us these questions every single day. I always answer by stating that pipe obstruction is becoming a bigger issue every day because we are finding more and more Continue reading →

Honesty & Your Fire Protection Contractor

Honesty is such a lonely word… and mostly what you need from your fire protection contractor.   Two things have happened in the last two days which prompted the Billy Joel song “Honesty” to start running through my head. (Non-stop!)               Honesty is such a lonely word             Everyone is so untrue               Honesty is hardly ever heard             And mostly what I need from you       Here’s what happened: A competitor wasn’t honest about their capabilities and might have gained a Continue reading →

The Juggling Act: Managing Your Fire Systems

Managing fire protection compliance for a facility of any size or type can be a juggling act.   There are a number of challenges including: Keeping up with the ever-changing fire codes Coordinating the maintenance and repairs of different fire and life safety systems Determining inspection frequencies and staying on schedule Meeting insurance requirements Keeping up with facility changes   Technology continues to play a crucial role in the fire and life safety industry and therefore the line between all of your different fire and Continue reading →