Freezing temperatures means freezing water pipes – which can put Fire Sprinkler Systems at risk. Water pipes located in attics, crawl spaces, utility closets and other spaces that aren’t typically heated, are at a greater risk for freezing and bursting.
The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) just released a special winter edition of TechNotes (Issue # 389, January 3, 2018) that features specific information for Sprinkler Professionals regarding these issues. Click here to read the new TechNotes article and here to download a copy. In addition, TechNotes (Issue #387, November 28, 2017) has an issue that discusses maintenance for Dry Sprinkler Systems, click here download a copy.
Here are some additional articles and links that provide guidance on how to insulate, warm and protect water lines in your homes and businesses to better ensure that fire suppression systems are functional during the bitter cold season.