The System and Water Supply

A key feature of our system designs is the use of the appropriate sprinklers for the specific requirement of each vulnerable area of your home to maximize drenching. This is exactly what you need with the strong winds that accompany bushfires. The idea is to sheet a heavy droplet curtain of water down from the eaves onto the walls and external surfaces where embers accumulate putting them out, plus protecting under eaves and getting water onto your roof to deluge your gutters. they spray under your eaves and back onto the roof as well to deluge your gutters. The majority of homes that are destroyed by bushfire, ignite as a result of air blown embers.

Incorporating a full copper system utilizing high volume piping that surprisingly looks good, flowing with the lines (eaves & gables) of your house if externally attached, or piping can be concealed, particularly during the building phase of your home. The appropriate sprinklers with the high volume pipes coupled with the use of a powerful high flow electric start diesel pump offers the best means of providing the required flow of water to fully deluge where it is needed.

It is essential to have at least 20-25,000 litres of available water to run your system continuously for well over an hour, being for a 20-30 sprinkler average house system. Concrete or metal tanks are recommended as they will withstand the radiant heat unlike plastic tanks. Tanks can be provided. It is not recommended to run the system on town water supplies as pressure is often lost during high usage times, particularly during a bushfire when fire trucks are accessing town water supplies and everyone is using water.

Automatic Activation

As agents for the Bushfire Pro systems we also offer the fully computerized Automatic Activation, which is a fantastic system for those people who may be away from their dwellings. This system operates with smoke sensors that will activate the system at a set level of smoke but only for a set amount of time. This will then repeat if the smoke level maintains or intensifies. If the temperature then rises to another set level the system will automatically come on and stay on until either manually shut down or until it automatically stops due to either lack of water or fuel.

Fire Suppressant injection

Fire suppressant injection is also another feature which when added at the output of the pump increases the efficiency of the water significantly. These Dosatron fire suppressant injectors are the most efficient injector pumps available, now being used by the CFA in Victoria & South Australia on their fire trucks. The Blazetamer Fire retardant used is the only approved Polymer that is environmentally friendly and safe to use.

Maintaining the system

It is very important to carry out a periodic maintenance schedule by running the system at the beginning of the season and then again at the end to make sure everything is kept in good running order and working properly.

When the system is installed a re-circulation link is also included so that the pump can be run without having to run the sprinklers. This allows for regular pump activation without drenching your home every time you want to check that the pump is operating properly.

Sapphire Coast Bushfire sprinkler Systems offer an ongoing periodic maintenance service for people who would rather have their system maintained professionally.

Summary

Our systems are the most functional, well designed, neat looking bushfire protection system you can get. An asset to anyone’s home and becoming a standard requirement for buildings built in fire prone areas. All systems designed to comply with the very best standards and all workmanship carried accordingly. Our systems are designed to comply with the Draft standard and will comply with the fully adopted standard when it is finalized.

Warranty All systems offer a full 3 year warranty on all components including installation except for the pumps which come with the standard manufactures warranty which is generally 2years or 12 months depending on the make of the Pumps.

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