Fire protection system design is an important core competency involving life safety. Working closely with KLH plumbing staff, engineers design fire suppression systems based on building use, water availability, and type of construction. KLH representatives are active in the National Fire Protection Association to maintain knowledge of the current trends and technologies. Systems have been designed and engineered for projects throughout all 50 states.
Dry Suppression Systems
Where a client has frost concerns or in places like parking garages, attics or where water can be harmful to a facility’s contents, dry suppression systems are implemented. An exterior canopy such as a drive-through covering represents a location where a dry suppression system would be put in place. These systems use compressors to fill piping with air. If a sprinkler goes off, air is released, sending a signal to the system to release the water to extinguish flames.