Presentation on theme: "About SimplexGrinnell"— Presentation transcript:
1 About SimplexGrinnell North American Leader in Fire and Life Safety200-Year Heritage in Fire Protection11,500 Employees2 Million CustomersVital Part of the New Tyco
2 The Foundation For Our Company IntegrityExcellenceAlwaysTeamworkAccountability
3 Fire Protection Product Lines End MarketsElectronicInstitutionalSchools/UniversitiesHospitalsDefenseGovernment buildingsAirportsCommercialHotelsRetailerOffice buildingsShopping centersFinancial institutionsIndustrialOil & gasManufacturingMarineMiningFire alarms, mass notification, hospital nurse call, integrated systemsSprinklerSprinklers, engineered solutions, special hazards, water spray, foam, gas systemsFire Suppression – Chemical, clean agent gases and water based suppression systemsElectronics Security – Access control, video systems and intrusion securityLife Safety- Self contained breathing apparatus, thermal imaging cameras and a broad range of first responder and industrial life safety productsSuppressionFire extinguishers, specialty systems
4 2007 – A Year in Review: Continued Improvement Financial Performance
11 Topics of Discussion Service Capabilities via WSCA Contract Why Inspect, Test and Maintain Life- Safety Systems?Fire Alarm SystemsCentral Station MonitoringSprinkler Systems5 Year Obstruction TestingFire PumpsHydrantsWater Storage TanksBackflow PreventionFire ExtinguishersEmergency LightsSpecial HazardsKitchen Hood Systems
12 Capabilities: SimplexGrinnell Nevada District Offices Access Control SystemsMonitoringAutomatic Fire PumpsSpecial Hazard Fire Suppression SystemsCommunication SystemsVideo SurveillanceBackflow Prevention SystemsTimeclock SystemsFirst Aid Kits and Safety EquipmentFire ExtinguishersEmergency Exit LightingKitchen Hood Fire Suppression SystemsWarranty and Post Warranty ServiceAsset TrackingMass NotificationFire AlarmAutomatic SprinklersCapabilities:SimplexGrinnell Nevada District OfficesLas Vegas (702) Pama Lane Las Vegas, NV Contact: Colette ShirleyReno (775) South Rock Blvd Suite 127 Reno, NV Contact: Harry Gledhill120 Full Time Employees81 Factory Trained TechniciansSupporting the State of Nevada for Over 30 YearsOn-Staff Engineering PersonnelExperienced Design/Build TeamWarranty and Post Warranty Support
14 Why Inspect, Test and Maintain Life- Safety Systems? Life-safety systems – You can’t always tell if they are fully operational just by looking at them – passive systemsAs with any electronic or mechanical components they can degrade over timeDirt, dust and other contaminants can cause problems with smoke detectorsRemodeling, vandalism and improper maintenance can damage fire protection equipment
21 How Are Fire Alarm Systems Tested? InputsInitiating DevicesEach input device must be activated to ensure it causes the correct outputOutputsNotification Appliances and Emergency ControlsZONE 1ZONE 2ZONE 3ZONE 4ZONE 5ZONE 6ZONE 7ZONE 8ZONE 9ZONE 10ZONE 11ZONE 12Bells/HornsStrobeDoor HoldersAnnunciatorsHVACSmoke ControlSmoke DetectorManual StationPULLSimplexRelayWaterflowWFValve Supervisory
22 How Are Fire Alarm Systems Tested? Qualified personnelPeriodic inspections – Daily, MonthlyPeriodic inspections – Yearly - Heat DetectorsPeriodic inspections – Yearly - Smoke DetectorsPeriodic inspections – Yearly - Control Panels
24 Although some manufacturers allow testing with magnets, this is meant as a pre-test. Magnets can only verify that the detectors will put the panel in alarm, not that the detectors can detect smoke.Testing with magnets or “push-to-test” buttons do not ensure smoke entry into the sensing chamber.
25 Smoke Detector Cleaning and Sensitivity Testing “The detector sensitivity shall not be measured using any device that administers an unmeasured concentration of smoke or other aerosol into the detector” NFPADuring the inspection, fire alarm system smoke detectors should be removed from their base and cleaned as defined by current service provider policy. The smoke detectors should be tested for sensitivity in a controlled sensitivity tester.No Climb model 800 TrutestGemini Scientific Corporation model 501B Smoke Detector Sensitivity TesterUses refined, pharmaceutical grade, mineral oil and nebulizer
26 Problem: The Common Heat Detector Testing Tool Butane ignites at approximatelydegrees Fahrenheit !
28 Central Station Monitoring Central Station will monitor facility for fire, critical conditions, elevators, and other systems via UL/FM-Listed central station monitoring facility … 24 hours a day, 365 days a year …Ensures reliable, professional dispatching of fire authorities, owner reps, and service provider in the event of an emergency
30 Owner ResponsibilityThe property owner is fully responsible for the inspection, testing and maintenance of the building sprinkler systemNotify the AHJ and Monitoring agency before testing or shutting the system down for maintenance or repairsPermit only qualified individuals to work on the systemPromptly remedy any deficiencies discoveredAssure the hazards in the building do not change without an accompanying evaluation of the ability of the sprinkler system to protect the new hazardVerify the restoration of all sprinkler systems following any impairmentThe NFPA has no record of a multiple death fire (3 or more fatalities) in a completely sprinklered building where the system was fully operational.
32 NFPA 25 – Obstruction Investigation Corrosion is a naturally occurring destructive processCorrosion develops in systems which have metal, untreated water and air/oxygen in repeated and prolonged contact with each other.Both wet & dry fire sprinkler systems are continually subject to these conditions.The National Fire Protection Association requires:An investigation of piping and branch line conditions every 5 years.Also requires evaluating any deposits found inside the piping for indications of microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC)
33 MIC Water Test Sampling and Deposit Test SimplexGrinnell’s FPS MIC Water Test Sampling and Deposit Analysis TestAllows for quick and inexpensive assessment of the internal corrosion activity in a facility’s fire sprinkler system.Identifies any build-up of corrosion products such as tubercles, mounds, particulates, solids, etc. found in a fire sprinkler systems.Tests for specific bacteria types commonly associated with microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC).Results available 10 days after receipt of the sample by the laboratory.Includes explanation and general recommendations.
38 Backflow Prevention Assemblies Shall be tested annually at the designed flow rate of the fire protection system, including hose stream demands, if appropriate, and the friction loss across the device shall be measuredPer NFPA 25Certified Technician
39 Fire ExtinguishersInspectionTestingServiceInstallationTrainingUsed as the first line of defense to put out small fires or contain one until the fire department arrives.
40 Fire Extinguisher Training OSHA Requirement (Annually) “Where the employer has provided portable fire extinguishers for the employees’ use… the employer shall also provide an educational program to familiarize employees with the general principles of the fire extinguisher use…”
41 Emergency LightingPurpose: To provide 90 minutes of illumination in public access and means of egress when power failures occur. As a result, emergency lighting is considered life safety – proper operation is crucial during an emergency.Emergency lighting products have to meet requirements set by:UL and NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Assn.) Manufacturing and Testing StandardsNEC Electrical Installation StandardsNFPA 101 Testing and Maintenance RequirementsLocal and State CodesOSHA
42 Special Hazard Systems TestingServiceUtilized mainly for protection against fire in computer rooms, flammable and combustible storage rooms.
43 Range Hood Suppression Systems Dry chemical extinguishing systemWet chemical extinguishing systemUL 300
44 Inspection / TestingSemiannualCheck for last hydro-test dateChange fusible links (annual)Check for proper shut off of cooking equipment and shut down of exhaust fansFixed extinguishing system designed to discharge automatically or manually in the event of a a fire.