Special Engineered Systems Service

In order to minimize damage from a fire and also from efforts to stop it, clean agent fire protection systems use a gaseous agent rather than water to diffuse fires. In some cases, chemical fires cannot be put out with water or traditional fire sprinkler systems.

Special Hazards Fire Suppression Systems Service

Gaseous agent special hazard suppression systems are most often designed and installed to protect industrial equipment, process equipment, flammable liquid areas, clean environments and electronic equipment with an extremely high asset value such as computer centers, data storage equipment, telecommunications equipment and other mission critical equipment. Often, clean agent systems are designed and installed to protect intangible assets, such as special software, down time, electronic transfer of assets and business interruption. It is imperative that these systems be installed and maintained in accordance with the guidelines of the National Fire Protection Association's pamphlets 12, 12A, 2001 and others. AFC's NICET certified technicians inspect, test and maintain fire suppression systems in accordance with the NFPA code requirements and the requirements of the Authority Having Jurisdiction.

*Semi Annual Checklist

  • Room integrity visually inspected
  • Installation drawings match system
  • Power supply

Agent storage containers checked

  • Pressure checked
  • Quantity of agent checked and recorded
  • Cylinders weighed (if necessary)
  • Cylinders secure
  • Hoses checked**

Piping and nozzles checked

  • Secure
  • Clean
  • Complete functional test
  • Audible devices tested
  • Shutdowns tested as needed
  • Dampers operable
  • Manual releases tested
  • Abort circuitry tested
  • Detectors checked and cleaned
  • Time delay checked
  • Control panel functioning
  • Annunciator functioning

Testing in accordance with NFPA 12, 12A

*High pressure hoses shaII be hydrostaticaIly tested every five years in accordance with the above noted NFPA codes