KLH Engineers

Fire Protection

Fire Protection

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.

Fire Protection Services

Dry Suppression Systems

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.

Pre-action Suppression Systems

Pre-action Suppression Systems

A preaction suppression system would typically be used in an area where you want to safeguard against water damage. This is a special type of dry system which uses electronic detection combined with the need for sprinkler activation. Electronic detection is required for activation of the system, providing extra assurance that a fire event has actually occurred. Facilities incorporating this type of fire suppression system would be information technology server rooms, libraries, museums, or rooms housing electrical equipment.

Wet Suppression Systems

Wet Suppression Systems

Wet suppression systems are the most widely used. They rely on water as an agent, utilize sprinklers, and are used when life safety is the main issue. These systems suppress fires allowing people to exit burning buildings and danger.