Fire Sprinkler & Water Supply
Since 1983, AIE ‘s on-staff fire protection engineers have offered nationwide fire sprinkler system design and fire sprinkler engineering services to a vast number of clients who depend on us for state-of-the-art products and services, as well as inspections, compliance, and education.
Fire Sprinkler Engineering & Design
Want to update your current facility? Looking to expand your existing building or are you in the design phase of a new build? Our in-house, licensed engineers design the highest quality, most efficient, commercial sprinkler systems in new commercial buildings and existing buildouts. We also design sprinkler system upgrades and retrofit installations in facilities of various types and sizes – from mid-size retail, industrial, restaurant, and office facilities to large spaces like big box stores and distribution centers.
Our professionals work with you every step of the way, from the initial design stage through planning and permitting, and perform:
Risk and hazard analysis
Evaluation of existing fire sprinkler systems
Conversion of existing systems to meet current codes and standards
Complete design of new facilities
Design of wet systems, dry systems, pre-action systems, fire pumps, and water storage tanks.
Building Information Modeling (BMI) coordination
Sprinkler Inspections & Repair
AIE’s experts perform routine inspections of commercial sprinkler systems to ensure they are in perfect working order, repair them if they’re not, and act as third-party inspection managers when needed. Whether you need a one-time fire sprinkler repair or you’re on a maintenance plan, we make it easy – once we inspect and service your equipment, our technicians manage your records electronically. Since fire sprinkler inspections and maintenance documents are required monthly, quarterly, semiannually, annually, and every five-years – this electronic documentation makes for convenient record-keeping, planning, and budgeting.
Water System Testing
The most important factor in any fire protection system is the quantity of water and the effective water pressure available to run the system. Using the water department, fire department, or sprinkler techs to assess your commercial water system can be less than reliable and skew results, leading to unfavorable water system inspections and additional costs to your company. Clients who utilize AIE’s water testing services on a regular basis have realized cost savings from the investigation and discovery of correctable problems on city supplies that may have otherwise led to significant company costs and inconveniences.
AIE tests, analyses, investigates, and reports the state of your water system, addresses correctable problems, and offers objective, cost-effective solutions should any changes need to be made. Once the capacity of the water system has been determined, our engineers provide a detailed hydraulic analysis to ensure required flow rates and pressures are available while utilizing the most cost-effective utility design. This optimizes underground water piping to decrease costs and prevent the need for pumps and tanks.
AIE water system testing and analysis involves:
Use of Underwriter’s Playpipes, Hose Monsters, Pollard Diffusers, and calibrated gauges for all flows to resolve discharge coefficient disputes.
Performance of testing in accordance with NFPA 291 criteria.
Performance of simultaneous water flow testing to determine the advantage of tying lines together.
Determination of the validity of test results based upon theoretically available public supplies.
Turn to AIE for Your Fire Sprinkler & Water System Needs
AIE works as your fire-protection partner to ensure you have the best sprinkler system and water pressure to keep your company and its people safe, and that you meet all NFPA codes and criteria. Whether you’re in the fire system design phase or have had the same system for years, our in-house engineers and specialists are here to plan, inspect, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, and act as third-party inspection consultants. Call or contact our team today to discuss your fire protection needs. 800-892-9863
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