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Capabilities

Design / Build Services

Associated Fire Protection is a full-service company offering the expertise needed for projects of all sizes. AFP provides full design, installation, consultation, and hazard analysis services for fire alarm and detection, combustible/toxic/noxious gas detection, kitchen exhaust hood systems, fire sprinkler, explosion prevention and protection systems, and fire suppression systems.

Documentation and Drawings

As a full-service design company, AFP employs NICET certified designers to create complete construction documents for any fire protection project.  Our designers are in constant contact with the field installers to ensure that drawings are kept up-to-date as a project progresses. Prior to installation for any project, construction drawings are submitted to appropriate code officials for approval.  Adhering to all local codes and industry standards, AFP provides custom design solutions for every construction type from elementary schools to power plants.

Installation

AFP provides installation and commissioning services for all types of fire protection systems. From full installation to upgrades or retrofits, quality installation personnel are available for fire alarm and detection, kitchen exhaust hood systems, fire sprinkler, and fire suppression systems. AFP utilizes its own factory assembly technicians to pre-fabricate enclosures, pre-wire complex control devices to terminal blocks, program fire control panels, and perform full system bench testing. This allows for greater quality control and ease of final installation and commissioning. AFP offers these services in an effort to provide the highest quality end product while maintaining the lowest project costs.

AFP technicians are highly trained in the ability to integrate all components of the fire system into the total building management system. System integrators are able to control HVAC fans and dampers for the purposes of smoke control and management. They also control fire doors to facilitate safe outlets during an emergency. Along with building system control, AFP can provide and operate the following building/facilities management features:

Retrofit Options

With today's ever-changing technological environment, it is only a matter time before equipment is outdated. All building systems will eventually require either an upgrade or complete changeover to newer technology to ensure the proper operation of a company. The fire control and suppression systems are not immune to this fact. For that reason, AFP provides turn-key and complete upgrade solutions to accommodate your specific needs, time constraints, and budget.

Turn-Key Solutions

To minimize cost and downtime, it is often advantageous to reuse some or most of the existing components of a fire system. A fire alarm and detection system may have fully functional peripheral devices but requires a new control system. Halon fire suppression agent is disappearing fast, but Halon replacement systems (such as FM-200®, Argonite®, and NOVEC™ 1230) can be installed using new discharge nozzles, often with little to no discharge piping modifications. AFP specializes in custom packages tailored to your specific needs. Factory assembly technicians pre-fabricate enclosures, pre-wire complex control devices to terminal blocks, program fire control panels, and perform full system bench testing, allowing for greater quality control and ease of final installation and commissioning.

Complete Upgrades

When a complete system changeover is required, AFP hazard analysts and designers are able to develop a retrofit package to meet your needs, time schedule, and budget. AFP offers retrofit and expansions for all types of fire protection systems, including fire alarm and detection, combustible/toxic/noxious gas detection, fire sprinkler, explosion prevention and protection systems, and fire suppression systems. AFP personnel approach every fire system project with the utmost respect for your employees and property, assuring that your project is done right.

Consultation and Hazard Analysis

AFP offers consultation and hazard analysis services to best determine the fire protection solution that is right for you. AFP's experienced fire protection professionals are able to perform a risk assessment of your building, facility, or hazard area and provide you with all available fire protection options. Upon completion, your management team will have budgetary estimates and a clearer picture of the available protection options available to meet your specific needs. This allows you to make the best decision with regard to personnel safety and property protection. Below is a brief list of the consultation services provided by Associated Fire Protection:

Code consultation and clarification
Hazard analysis and risk assessment
Specific advantages/disadvantages of fire suppression options for your specific application (e.g. Fire Sprinkler, FM-200®, Argonite®, NOVEC™ 1230, Water Mist, CO2)
Fire alarm and detection system options
Cost/benefit analysis for all fire system type

Fire Alarm & Detection Systems

Associated Fire Protection offers a complete line of addressable and conventional fire alarm control panels to meet your specific needs. For the industrial or hazardous location client, AFP provides combustible, toxic, and noxious gas detection systems as well as explosion prevention and suppression systems. Many of the control systems offered are networkable and can be monitored at a central location in an operator or security command center. Additionally, the end user has the option to include voice evacuation and mass notification to inform the public in case of emergency (e.g., fire, tornado, etc.) or simply for general announcements. Offering the latest in fire detection technology, AFP provides FireVu® video smoke detection.

Fire Alarm Systems

Associated Fire Protection supplies and installs fire alarm and detection equipment for Gamewell-FCI®, Allestec OnGuard®, Det-Tronics®, Protectowire®, ATEX®-Explosion Protection, and many others. The control systems provided by AFP offer 100% protection for every type of application. Be it a large power generation facility with multiple buildings or a small daycare center, AFP has an option to completely protect the people and property that matter most.

Combustible/Toxic/Noxious Gas Detection

Associated Fire Protection supplies and installs gas detection systems to monitor and inform operators in industrial and hazardous locations about gas levels present at their facilities. Offering a complete line of Det-Tronics® and Scott Health and Safety® products, AFP representatives can provide you with the best option for your facility. AFP gas detection systems can be integrated into the alarm and building management systems to notify personnel of dangerous levels of toxic or noxious gas or shut down equipment (e.g., gas fired turbines, etc.) when high levels of combustible gas are present.

Mass Notification

In the event of emergencies, it is often very convenient to deliver an informative message about the alarm, direct people where to go, and easily notify people when the emergency situation has passed and the building is "all clear". With the use of existing fire alarm or other speakers and a communication command center, AFP can allow safety personnel to notify all building occupants simultaneously from one location about emergencies (e.g., fire, tornado, etc.), voice evacuation, or to simply make general announcements (e.g., inclement weather).

Monitoring and Network Systems

Associated Fire Protection offers solutions that allow security personnel and facility management operators to monitor multiple building fire systems - whether it be every floor of a high rise building or each room of a building - all from a central location. Graphical computer workstations are able to indicate exactly where a fire has been detected on computer drafted floor plans. This allows safety personnel to easily investigate alarms and troubles on the fire system or to direct firefighters to the exact building or floor where the fire has been detected. AFP also offers graphical LED display boards to indicate building sectors in alarm or trouble, position status of smoke dampers in a smoke management system, or many other functions specifically customized for your complex.

Explosion Prevention and Protection

Associated Fire Protection can protect your facility from explosion through the use of ATEX® Explosion Protection and Prevention systems. These systems work by detecting the fire in its incipient stage before ignition occurs, preventing the explosion from occurring. To protect personnel and property, the explosion protection systems are able to detect, prevent, and when necessary, isolate, vent, and suppress explosions.

Special Hazard Applications

Special Hazard applications are those which fall outside the normal commercial scope of fire protection systems. AFP is able to provide a customized fire protection solution to properly protect your unique situation. Some examples of such systems are Power Generation Facilities, Industrial Oil/Gas Pumping Plants, Off-Shore Rigs and Remote Locations, Off-Road and Heavy Equipment, Data Center and Telecommunication Facilities, Smoke Management Systems, and many others. AFP can evaluate all hazards on a given site, determine the best solution for your application, design, install, and maintain the fire protection system, ensuring affordability and low life-cycle costs.

Associated Fire Protection can bring your CO2 suppression system into compliance with the latest NFPA 12: Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems. This standard has implemented additional life safety requirements to best protect your operators, such as pneumatic time delays, pneumatic discharge sirens, and odorizers to indicate when the system has been actuated. To learn more about these new requirements, please read our Brochure and White Paper on NFPA 12 - Life Safety Upgrades.

Power Generation Facilities

Associated Fire Protection specializes in the development of custom fire protection systems for the power generation industry, including Gas Turbine, Coal Fired, Nuclear, Hydroelectric, Wind Power, and all others. Systems are designed to properly protect turbines, generators, transformers, switchgear, control/ operator rooms, and any other hazard within the site. AFP fire systems include alarm and fire and gas detection systems suitable for hazardous and explosive environments. Additionally, AFP offers a complete line of fire suppression systems such as Low and High Pressure CO2, Water Mist, FM-200®, Novec™ 1230, Argonite®, Fire Sprinkler (Wet and Dry Pipe, Pre-Action, Deluge, Foam, Fixed Spray, and Foam) to protect property and personnel.

The generator enclosure is often overlooked with regard to fire suppression. However, when moving parts and lubrication oil are in the same location, there is the potential for fire. By installing a fire suppression system, you can better ensure the safety of personnel and property. Often, the additional generator fire extinguishing systems can lower insurance costs because of increased personnel safety and better property protection.

Power Generation Facilities

Industrial Pumping Stations

Associated Fire Protection has fire protection options for industrial pumping and gathering stations for oil, natural gas, and other fluids transported via pipelines. Fire alarm, detection, and suppression systems are designed around your specific requirements. These systems ensure the safety of personnel and provide the best protection for critical and valuable equipment. AFP also provides real-time gas monitoring, alarm, and detection systems. This type of protection further ensures the safety of people and equipment by alerting operators when high levels of combustible, toxic, or noxious gases are present.

Off-Shore / Remote Locations

Associated Fire Protection utilizes equipment with the highest integrity to ensure that our fire systems remain fully operational without constant supervision and maintenance by personnel. These systems are ideal for locations where it is difficult to ship components quickly such as off-shore oil rigs or other locations remotely located. AFP is able to provide complete fire and gas detection and suppression systems for off-shore and remote locations, from administrative buildings or gas-fired turbine power generators critical to powering daily operation

Off-Road / Heavy Equipment

In addition to typical industrial fire protection systems for static buildings and hazards, Associated Fire Protection offers unique fire detection and suppression solutions for mobile and heavy industrial equipment. The AFEX® fire detection and suppression systems are ideal for heavy equipment for use in the agricultural, asphalt and concrete, earthmoving, forestry, industrial, lifting, mining, and recycling industries. The additional warning and fire suppression systems increase the safety of personnel while simultaneously protecting your most valuable assets.

Data Centers / Computer Rooms

Associated Fire Protection understands that in today's Information and Technology centered world, downtime is unacceptable. Excessive downtime leads to decreased customer satisfaction and ultimately, lost revenue. To mitigate damages in the event of a fire, AFP offers gaseous suppression systems designed to extinguish all types of fire without harm to adjacent equipment that is otherwise unharmed by smoke or fire. AFP provides complete design and installation services for FM-200®, Novec™ 1230, Argonite®, and HI-FOG® Water Mist systems to protect your IT system's infrastructure. AFP offers VESDA® active smoke detection systems to detect deep-seated fires in the earliest stages of development.

To further minimize downtime, AFP can provide systems that range in complexity from a stand-alone application (as required for a Tier I data center) to a fire system with a full, constantly connected reserve as might be desired in Tier III or IV data centers, ensuring that your facility is indeed completely redundant.

Telecommunication Facilities

Often overlooked with regard to fire protection in the total building communication system are the intermediate telecommunication facilities and rooms within a building. Associated Fire Protection realizes the importance of this equipment in ensuring that all employees are able to communicate effectively. AFP provides complete design and installation services for gaseous fire suppression systems to best protect these critical components of the overall IT infrastructure. Fire extinguishing systems, such as FM-200®, Novec™ 1230, Argonite®, and HI-FOG® Water Mist, are designed to extinguish all types of fire without harm to adjacent equipment that is otherwise unharmed by smoke or fire. Additionally, AFP offers VESDA® active smoke detection systems to detect deep-seated fires in the earliest stages of development.

Smoke Management

Associated Fire Protection technicians and installers are able to integrate with the HVAC and building management systems for the purposes of smoke control and evacuation. AFP can control all types of smoke management systems, including dedicated and non-dedicated, atrium, stairwell, and fire floor pressurization systems for high rise buildings (i.e. positively pressurize floor above and below fire floor while simultaneously evacuating smoke from fire floor). These systems are vital to ensuring the safest escape possible for occupants and aids firefighters by increasing visibility. AFP is committed to ensuring the protection of property, and above all else, the safety of all personnel and occupants.

Explosion Prevention and Protection

Associated Fire Protection technicians and installers are able to integrate with the HVAC and building management systems for the purposes of smoke control and evacuation. AFP can control all types of smoke management systems, including dedicated and non-dedicated, atrium, stairwell, and fire floor pressurization systems for high rise buildings (i.e. positively pressurize floor above and below fire floor while simultaneously evacuating smoke from fire floor). These systems are vital to ensuring the safest escape possible for occupants and aids firefighters by increasing visibility. AFP is committed to ensuring the protection of property, and above all else, the safety of all personnel and occupants.

Fire Sprinkler

In 2004, Associated Fire Protection expanded its capabilities by starting the Fire Sprinkler Division. AFP can provide design and installation services for all types of fire sprinkler systems, including Wet and Dry Pipe, Pre-Action, Deluge, Fixed Spray, and Fire Fighting Foam. There are a variety of fire sprinkler options to protect your property and ensure the safety of all personnel and property. AFP consultants and designers are able to analyze the hazards of your facility and determine the best fire sprinkler option to provide the safest possible environment.

Wet Pipe

Associated Fire Protection is able to design and install your wet pipe fire sprinkler system. A wet pipe system utilizes fixed piping that is constantly pressurized with water from a reliable source. Each sprinkler head is equipped with a heat sensitive element that will open when fire temperatures reach a given threshold, allowing the fire sprinkler system to extinguish the fire. To minimize water damage, only the sprinkler heads in the area of the fire will activate. Upon activation, water flows through the piping network. This flow is monitored by the building fire alarm system to notify occupants of the emergency. Wet pipe fire sprinkler systems are ideal for many commercial and industrial applications provided that the area is not subject to freezing conditions. An AFP consultant can determine whether a wet pipe systems is the best option to protect your facility and ensure the safety of all building occupants.

Dry Pipe

Design and installation services are provided by Associated Fire Protection for all dry pipe fire sprinkler systems. A dry pipe system utilizes a fixed piping network that is constantly pressurized with air or nitrogen. Similar to wet pipe systems, each sprinkler head is equipped with a heat sensitive element that will open when fire temperatures reach a given threshold, reducing the air pressure in the dry pipe network. Upon loss of pipe pressure, a valve opens to allow water to flow into the hazard. This flow is monitored by the building fire alarm system to notify occupants of the emergency. Dry pipe fire sprinkler systems are ideal for protecting unheated structures or areas that are subject to freezing temperature situations. An AFP consultant can determine whether a dry pipe system is the best option to protect your facility and ensure the safety of all building occupants.

Pre-Action

A pre-action fire sprinkler system is a type of dry pipe fire sprinkler system. Unlike basic dry pipe systems, pre-action systems require two separate and distinct fire detection signals before water is allowed to flow into the fire zone. The fixed piping network of the pre-action system is pressurized with air or nitrogen, and when a sprinkler head is activated by fire, the pressure drops. A second signal from another type of fire detection system (e.g., smoke or heat detection) is required in addition to the loss of pressure before water is allowed to flow into the hazard. The main benefit to a pre-action system is that the system will not discharge water due to a broken sprinkler head. The requirement of two signals assists in ensuring that the system is actuated only in the event of true fire situation. AFP consultants can determine whether a non-interlock, single-interlocked, or double-interlocked pre-action system is right for your facility to best protect property and ensure the safety of all building occupants.

Deluge

For applications requiring total flooding, a deluge fire sprinkler system can be designed and installed by Associated Fire Protection. Deluge fire systems utilize open sprinkler heads and a dry piping network. A deluge valve will allow water to flood the hazard via every sprinkler head when actuated by a hydraulic, pneumatic, manual, or electric releasing system. Deluge systems are used to create a fire buffer zone or to cool surfaces to prevent deformation or structural failures in the event of a fire. This type of system provides proper fire protection in areas that are subject to combustibles with low flashpoints, rapid fire spread, product handling centers, and many other applications. AFP specialists can determine whether a deluge system is best suited to protect your property and personnel safety..

Fixed Spray

Associated Fire Protection can design and install a fixed spray fire sprinkler system to protect specific hazards and equipment. A fixed spray system is a type of deluge system that orients nozzles around individual pieces of equipment, such as a storage vessel or electrical transformer, to remove heat and prevent deformation and weakening of the structure in the event of a fire. The fixed spray system utilizes open sprinkler heads and a dry piping network. A deluge valve will allow water to flow through the piping network. Sprinkler heads are oriented around the hazard to ensure that every surface is equally covered with water. AFP specialists can determine whether a fixed spray system is the fire protection solution to protect your equipment for fire and fire related damages.

Foam

Certain applications are best protected by fire fighting foam system which can be designed and installed by Associated Fire Protection specialists. Foam systems utilize foam-water sprinkler heads or nozzles in a deluge-type piping network (dry pipe with constantly open sprinkler heads/nozzles). In the event of a fire, a deluge valve allows water to flow into the piping network which is combined with an air-foam concentrate. Foam systems smother and cool the affected hazard. These systems are ideal for protecting hazards subject to fires from flammable liquids such as extraction plants, aircraft hangers, or any other facility that may experience flammable liquid spills. AFP hazard analysts are able to determine whether a foam systems is best suited for your specific application.

Clean Agent / Halon Alternatives

In 1998, Halon was determined be too harmful for the environment and further production was banned. Halon is part of a family of fire suppressants known as "Clean Agents." Clean agents are designed to extinguish all types of ordinary liquid, combustible, and electrical fires, from deep-seated fires in early stages to fully developed fires in later stages. Another main benefit to clean agent fire suppression systems is that they will not damage any adjacent equipment that is otherwise undamaged by smoke or fire. Lastly, the concentration of clean agent fire suppression systems is low enough that it will not cause any adverse effects to personnel caught in the fire hazard during discharge. These systems are unmatched for protection in data centers, control rooms, telecommunication facilities, switchgear enclosures, rare book libraries, record storage, and any location where additional damage due to fire suppression systems is unacceptable.

Numerous fire suppression alternatives have been developed to act as alternatives to Halon, including FM-200®, Argonite®, and Novec™ 1230. Associated Fire Protection provides services to design and install all types of gaseous fire suppression systems. Additionally, AFP can remove existing systems and properly dispose of any remaining Halon agent. AFP's consultants can analyze your specific hazard and determine the best fire protection option for you.

FM-200®

Associated Fire Protection provides design and installation services to protect your new facility, retrofit your existing building or replace your existing Halon fire suppression system with an FM-200® fire suppression system. Manufactured by Chemtura Corporation®, FM-200® is one of the most widely used clean agent / Halon alternatives today. FM-200® waterless suppression agent is able to effectively extinguish fires and leave equipment undamaged. FM-200® is ideal for data centers, control rooms, telecommunication rooms, and many other locations where downtime and lost equipment costs are unacceptable. These fire systems are preferred in areas that do not have much spare space available. The FM-200® storage cylinders require up to seven (7) times less space than comparable systems utilizing Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and other inert gases. Extinguishing concentration levels of agent are reached in 10 seconds or less to put out fires before considerable damage occurs. This results in less fire and smoke damage, decreasing equipment losses and downtime while increasing the safety of occupants. Additionally, FM-200® systems are designed so that personnel caught in the fire zone during discharge will not experience any adverse affects.

Argonite®

Associated Fire Protection provides design and installation services to protect your new facility, retrofit your existing building or replace your existing Halon fire suppression system with an Argonite® fire suppression system. Argonite® is a 50:50 mixture of two (2) inert gases: Argon (Ar) and Nitrogen (N2). Since it utilizes gases that are found in everyday air, Argonite® is environmentally neutral with zero ozone depletion potential (ODP) and global warming potential (GWP). Upon discharge, the clean agent reduces oxygen concentration from the normal 21% to 12-13%. Because the density of Argonite® is similar to air, hold times are greatly increased and requirements for room sealing are reduced, making Argonite® a great choice for hazards with limited air tightness. Fires are extinguished effectively within 60 seconds or less, and oxygen levels remain at acceptable concentrations for human occupancy, making Argonite® a Halon alternative that provides excellent fire extinguishing capabilities as well as ensuring the safety of personnel and occupants.

Novec™ 1230

Associated Fire Protection provides design and installation services to protect your new facility, retrofit your existing building, or replace your existing Halon fire suppression system with a Novec™ 1230 fire suppression system. Novec™ 1230 is a liquid at room temperatures and has therefore been nicknamed by some as "Dry Water." In the event of a fire, the fire suppression agent is turned to gas as it passes through the discharge nozzles. The Novec™ 1230 fluid extinguishes by removing heat from the fire area and interrupting the combustion process. Novec™ 1230 is manufactured by 3M™ under strict ISO 9001 guidelines, ensuring that no residue is left on equipment in the event of a discharge. Like all other clean agents, Novec™ 1230 is safe for the environment and humans, making it another great choice for protection of property and personnel and occupant safety.

Water Mist Fire Suppression

Associated Fire Protection specializes in the design and installation of Water Mist fire suppression systems. Additionally, AFP can retrofit your existing Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Halon, or other fire suppression system to Water Mist to ensure that your fire system is safe for the environment along with the safety of personnel and property. Water Mist fire suppression is among the safest technologies for personnel, machinery, sensitive equipment, and the environment. Utilizing only water and nitrogen for pressurization, Water Mist fire suppression is 100% harmless to humans and the environment.

Unlike fire sprinkler systems, the Water Mist system does not saturate the fuel source which can lead to additional water damage. Instead, Water Mist fire suppression systems extinguish fires using two basic methods. First, by creating a cloud of tiny water droplets, the surface area of the water is increased, allowing the water to rapidly and more effectively remove heat from the fire. Second, as the fire draws oxygen to itself to support combustion, it also draws in the Water Mist droplets which displace oxygen at the location of fire, interrupting the combustion process. An additional benefit to Water Mist is that it utilizes a dry discharge piping network, so the risk of freezing is eliminated. For more information on retrofitting your existing fire system to Water Mist, please read our Brochure and White Paper.

**We also offer Hot Water alternatives

HI-FOG® Water Mist

Associated Fire Protection specializes in the design and installation of Marioff Corporation's HI-FOG® Water Mist fire suppression systems. The HI-FOG® system utilizes high pressure to achieve the finest water droplets possible. With an average drop size of 50 to 120 µm, the HI-FOG® system achieves maximum heat removal and penetrative abilities of other gaseous fire suppression systems. This makes the HI-FOG® system one of the best fire protection options for protection of property, personnel, and environment.

Marioff's HI-FOG® system is suitable for a variety of applications. Originally developed for use in large passenger ships and engine rooms, it is also recommended for numerous land-based applications, including power turbine and generator enclosures, machinery spaces, underground railway systems, data center and telecommunication facilities, hotels, offices, museums, historic and heritage buildings, and many more. AFP consultants are available to assist in determining the best fire protection solution for your specific application.

Low Pressure Water Mist

Associated Fire Protection can design and install a low pressure Water Mist system by Chemetron Fire Systems®. These systems utilize an nozzle operating pressure of 350 psi (24 bar) to create an average droplet size of 100 to 120 um. These tiny droplets are able to effectively remove heat from and extinguish fires. These systems are all environmentally safe and cause no harm to humans or property. Water Mist can be used in a variety of applications such as the Oil and Gas Industry, Power Generation Facilities, Manufacturing, Shipboard and Marine, Industrial Industry, and many more. AFP consultants are available to assist in determining the best fire protection solution for your specific application.

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Fire Suppression

Associated Fire Protection specializes in the design, installation, and maintenance of all types of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) fire extinguishing systems. CO2 is a cost effective solution that suppresses fires in a fast and efficient manor for a variety of applications. CO2 is a low cost inert gas that is electrically non-conductive and does not cause damage to property or equipment. The systems can be operated automatically or manually and adapted to protect single or multiple hazards simultaneously. CO2 fire suppression systems are ideal for Local Applications and Spot Protection, Power Generation Facilities, Oil and Gas Pumping Stations, Manufacturing Plants, Food Processing Facilities, and many more. AFP consultants are able to access your hazard(s) and determine the best CO2 option for your facility.

In 2008, NFPA 12: Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems was revised and now includes provisions for mandatory implementation of additional life safety equipment for both new and existing CO2 fire suppression systems. Please review our information and services with regard to the latest requirements set by the NFPA.

**We also offer Local Application, Single Hazard Protection and Multi-Hazard Protection

Low Pressure CO2 Fire Suppression

A low pressure CO2 fire suppression system is ideal for applications that require large quantities of CO2 for complete protection. This could be a single hazard with a large volume of protection space. Low pressure CO2 is ideal for facilities with multiple, separate hazards. Such applications utilize one CO2 storage vessel, and through the use of selector valves, the fire systems can protect one or all hazards simultaneously. Also, additional hazards are more easily added in the future when utilizing a low pressure system.

Storage units are compact and are typically located outdoors to conserve valuable floor space. CO2 storage capacities range from 1-1/4 ton to 60 ton or more if required. When multiple discharges are required or the necessary quantity of CO2 exceeds 4000 lbs. (1818 kg) [2000 lbs. (909 kg) for initial discharge and 2000 lbs. (909 kg) for extended discharge], a low pressure CO2 system is more cost effective when compared to a comparable high pressure CO2 system. Associated Fire Protection consultants will analyze your facility and determine the CO2 suppression system arrangement to best protect your property and equipment.

High Pressure CO2 Fire Suppression

High pressure CO2 fire suppression systems are a cost-effective fire protection solution for use on a wide range of applications. These systems effectively extinguish surface and deep-seated fires. A high pressure CO2 system is ideal for hazards with minimal space and weight requirements and smaller volume. Additionally, they are able to be installed quickly and can be configured to suit your specific needs. As stated, the cylinders are much smaller than a low pressure system and are available in a variety of sizes, including 50 lbs. (22 kg), 75 lbs. (34 kg), or 100 lbs. (45 kg). The cylinders can be set up to operate individually or manifolded togetheras may be required for larger applications. Associated Fire Protection consultants will analyze your facility and determine the CO2 suppression system arrangement to best protect your property and equipment.

NFPA 12 - Mandatory Life Safety Upgrades for CO2 Extinguishing Systems

Associated Fire Protection can bring your CO2 suppression system into compliance with the latest NFPA 12: Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems. This standard has implemented additional life safety requirements for all new and existing systems (both low and high pressure) to best protect your operators and improve the overall reliability of the CO2 fire suppression system. Life safety equipment includes pneumatic time delays, pneumatic discharge sirens, odorizers, and supervised discharge pressure switches to indicate when the system has been actuated. Additional warning signs and supervised isolation block valve requirements have been enacted to best protect personnel during normal operating and maintenance procedures. Lastly, an upgrade to Class 300 pipe fittings for ¾" pipe and smaller is also now required per the latest edition of NFPA 12.

In an unusual action, the NFPA now requires that existing systems be upgraded by December 31, 2008. These systems are designed to better warn personnel when CO2 systems have discharged and protect them during normal maintenance procedures. These upgrades are also intended to improve the overall reliability of the CO2 system. AFP specializes in retrofitting both low and high pressure CO2 systems with the required life safety upgrades.

To learn more about these new requirements, please read our Brochure and White Paper on NFPA 12 - Life Safety Upgrades.

Service & Support

Associated Fire Protection is a full-service company dedicated to ensuring your fire protection equipment is functional and up-to-date with all local codes and standards. AFP service technicians are able to perform periodic maintenance and inspections on all fire protection systems including, Building Fire Alarm and Detection, Portable Fire Extinguishers, Kitchen Hood Protection, Fire Sprinkler, Special Hazard Applications, Fire Suppression [FM-200®, Argonite®, Novec™ 1230, Water Mist, and Low and High Pressure Carbon Dioxide (CO2)], Gas Detection, Smoke Management, and others.

AFP is available for Emergency service 24/7/365 to attend any fault or alarm that should occur on your fire system. Should the need arise, AFP stocks a variety of manufactures to replace faulty devices and bring your system back to normal in a timely fashion, minimizing any downtime.

Fire Alarm and Detection

Associated Fire Protection inspects and supports existing installations for all commercial and industrial Fire Alarm and Detection systems. State certified inspectors test your fire alarm system on regular intervals to maintain proper functioning of your fire system, ensuring all detection and notification appliances are in working order. Additionally, AFP inspectors ensure that your building remains up-to-date and compliant with all local fire protection codes. Should the need arise, AFP can replace faulty devices and wiring or update your existing system in a timely fashion to conform to all local codes and standards. Available 24/7/365, AFP support is on-call to respond to every emergency situation.

Fire Sprinkler

Associated Fire Protection inspects and supports existing installations for pre-action, dry and wet pipe, deluge, fixed spray, and foam fire sprinkler systems. State certified inspectors test your fire sprinkler system on regular intervals to maintain proper functioning of your fire system, ensuring life safety and property protection. Additionally, AFP inspectors ensure that your building remains up-to-date and compliant with all local fire protection codes. Should the need arise, AFP can update your existing system in a timely fashion to conform to all local codes and standards. Available 24/7/365, AFP support is on-call to respond to every emergency situation.

NFPA 12 - Mandatory Life Safety Upgrades for CO2 Extinguishing Systems

Associated Fire Protection inspects and supports existing installations for all commercial and industrial Special Hazard systems, including Power Generation Facilities, Industrial Pumping Stations, Off-Shore/ Remote Locations, Off-Road/Heavy Equipment, Data Centers/Computer Rooms, Telecommunication Facilities, Smoke Management, and all others. State certified inspectors test your fire protection system on regular intervals to maintain proper functioning of your fire system, ensuring all fire, smoke, and gas detection, fire suppression, explosion protection, and personnel notification systems are in working order. Additionally, AFP inspectors ensure that your building remains up-to-date and compliant with all local fire protection codes. Should the need arise, AFP can replace faulty devices and wiring or update your existing system in a timely fashion to conform to all local codes and standards. AFP service technicians are experienced in the complex controls and monitoring systems utilized to operate Special Hazard fire protection systems. Available 24/7/365, AFP support is on-call to respond to every emergency situation.

Lastly, the NFPA 12: Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems was revised in 2008 and now includes new mandatory piping upgrades and additional life safety equipment to ensure better reliability of CO2 fire suppression systems and greater safety of personnel. To learn more about these new requirements, please read our Brochure and White Paper on NFPA 12 - Life Safety Upgrades

Spare Parts

As a full-service company, Associated Fire Protection stocks a variety of manufactures. This is to ensure that no matter what type of system you utilize, AFP technicians will be able to quickly and effectively replace faulty fire system components. AFP provides spare parts for Fire Alarm and Detection, Fire Sprinkler, Fire Suppression [FM-200®, Argonite®, Novec™ 1230, Water Mist, and Low and High Pressure Carbon Dioxide (CO2)], Explosion Protection, Combustible/Toxic/Noxious Gas Detection, Kitchen Hoods, and Portable Fire Extinguishers. Contact an AFP sales representative for additional information.

Periodic Maintenance and Inspections

Local codes and standards require that fire protection systems and components be periodically inspected and maintained to ensure proper functionality of the system and highest personnel and occupant safety. Associated Fire Protection has qualified technicians to inspect all forms of fire protection systems small daycare facilities and elementary schools to large data centers and power generation facilities. AFP technicians are State and NICET certified to inspect and maintain all systems, including Fire Alarm and Detection, Fire Sprinkler, Fire Suppression, Special Hazards, Combustible/Toxic/Noxious Gas Detection, Kitchen Hoods, Portable Fire Extinguishers, and any other fire protection and detection system. Contact AFP to ensure that your systems remain up-to-date and compliant with all local codes to provide your facility with the best property protection and personnel and occupant safety in the event of an emergency.


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