Types of Sprinkler Piping

Sprinkler Head in Facility

In a recent NFPA article, they discussed different types of piping that can be used in sprinkler systems. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits and drawbacks of each.

STEEL

Benefits

  • Cost-effective
  • Durable 
  • Fire Resistant
  • Rigidity (can be spaced further apart)

Drawbacks

  • Heavy
  • Susceptible to Pitting and Corrosion

COPPER AND COPPER ALLOYS

Benefits

  • More Corrosion-Resistant
  • Stays Smoother Internally

Drawback 

  • More Expensive

NONMETALLIC PIPING

Benefits

  • Flexible
  • Highest Corrosion Resistance and is
  • Smoother than most metals.

Drawbacks

  • Not as Durable
  • Not as Fire-Resistant

When considering what type of pipe to use in a sprinkler system, it is important to weigh the benefits versus the drawbacks. Where the piping is installed is another important factor to consider. 

If you need to install a system, please feel free to reach out to us to discuss your specific needs.

How to Perform a Monthly Fire Extinguisher Inspection

So I’ve purchased my fire extinguishers for my company…now I can just sit back and relax until my fire protection company comes next year for inspection?

Well you can, but damage accumulates after every use, every time the extinguisher gets moved, and it gets damaged from everyday tasks that happen around the extinguisher.

That’s why NFPA requires monthly inspections. You don’t need a licensed professional to do your monthly inspections, so we’ve developed the inspection list for you.

Here are the 13 steps to perform your own monthly fire extinguisher inspection:

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