What KPFP do?
Our core business is automatic sprinkler systems but we have a great deal of experience in all aspects of fire protection, so please come and talk to us so that we can help you understand your fire protection requirements and point you in the right direction so that those requirements can be met thoroughly and cost effectively.
As an approved LPCB Sprinkler Contractor. We specialize in the design, supply, installation and servicing of automatic fire sprinkler systems.
Sprinkler systems are only effective if designed, installed and maintained correctly. We are approved under the "LPS 1048: Requirements for the approval of sprinkler system contractors in the UK and Eire", which ensures that installers are "capable of designing, installing and servicing sprinkler systems to acceptable installation standards". We have a level 3 approval, which means that we can carry out all categories of work under the scheme. The categories of work are:-
- Pre-calculated ordinary hazard systems, installations, extensions and alterations (excluding water supplies).
- Pre-calculated high hazard systems, installations, extensions and alterations (excluding water supplies).
- Town's main water supplies.
- Pumped water supplies.
- Base build contracts (pre-calculated design principles).
- Systems, installations, extensions and alterations involving FHC design principles.
We are continually assessed under the scheme, ensuring our continued capability to undertake the work in compliance with the LPS1048-1 scheme.
Pre Action Installations
Pre-action sprinkler systems are specialized for use in locations where accidental activation is undesired, such as in museums with rare art works, manuscripts, or books; and Data Centres, for protection of computer equipment from accidental water discharge.
Wet & Dry Rising Fire Mains
Dry rising mains should be installed in buildings where any floor is higher than 18m above ground level. Where there are floors higher than 60m above ground level, wet rising mains should be provided. They are intended for use by the fire brigade or other trained personnel in the event of a fire. They provide a readily available means of delivering considerable quantities of water to extinguish or prevent the spread of fire. Dry risers are vertical mains fitted into staircase enclosures or other suitable positions, with outlet valves on each floor and inlets fitted at ground level to enable the fire brigade to connect to the water supply. Wet risers are pipes kept permanently charged with water either from a storage tank (via a booster pump) or direct from the town's main water supply. The person responsible for a building or site is legally required to maintain all firefighting equipment, including dry risers. The British Standard Code of Practice BS9990:2006 requires a full annual pressure test and six monthly visual check for dry risers for buildings above 18 meters and below 60 meters (buildings over 60 meters/18 storeys require wet risers). Clause 7 of the Code states that inlets, landing valves, drain valves and landing valve boxes should be inspected every 6 months and recommends that wet tests be carried out annually when the main can be checked for leaks. BS9990:2006 also states that maintenance and repairs should be carried out by a competent person.
At KPFP we have the skills, experience and qualifications to carry out all aspects of the design, installation and servicing of dry and wet risers.
There are many points to consider when planning the installation of fire hose reels, and a range of standards that must be complied with. Although it may seem obvious that a hose reel should be installed as a fire protection measure, consideration needs to be given to the danger that its presence might encourage unskilled people to put their lives in danger whilst trying to use the equipment. Clearly, if this type of equipment is installed, it is essential that design, installation and maintenance ensure that the equipment is working perfectly at all times. Provision of this type of equipment that is not operating perfectly could leave the responsible party liable to criminal prosecution.
We can advise on suitability as well as design, install and service various types of fire fighting equipment.
Gas Fire Suppression Systems
Gas Fire Suppression Systems are particularly suitable for use in areas where the use of water, foam or powder would be unacceptable. There are many Gaseous Fire suppression systems available today. We can help you to find the system that best meets your requirements.
When discharged, gas fire suppression systems work by reducing the oxygen within a room or enclosure to below 15% (normal air 21% oxygen). Below 15% most combustible materials will not burn. At this level of oxygen life is sustainable and healthy people would not notice any adverse effects. Many of the gases used are approved for use in normally occupied areas.
With our considerable experience in this field, we will be delighted to discuss the various options with you.
We can be relied upon to provide an excellent service in all of these areas and can provide excellent references from existing clients including: Aviva Tower, the Marriott Grosvenor Square, Bentalls Centre, Kingston, Hugo Boss, M&S, and many more.