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MAF Fire Safety and Security LLC proud to say that, we have grown into what we are today because of our highly valued clients. Empowering them with the platinum value for their trust on us, we work according to their specific requirements, no matter the magnitude or scope of the task. We are passionate about what we do. All those little, yet crucial tasks involved in the designing of a complete fire fighting system excites us. Thus we would be happier to assist you right from the conceptual design stage of a project. This gives you an added advantage of having the benefit to avail our expertise right from stage one so that your dream project would have a fire protection setup of superlative standards.
We prepare the design drawings, which are to be submitted for approval based on the standard specifications. MAF team design engineers who are proficient in typical fire protection system layouts.
As with the bids, the owner’s engineering representative should thoroughly review the design drawings and flow calculations for technical compliance with the specifications. Final documents shall be submitted to the Civil defence (Local Authority for Jurisdiction) for approval after clearance from owner’s representative and the insurance authority.
Most of the contractors do not aware of the NFPA standards to develop certainly specialized designs, such as turbine/generator protection, flammable liquids storage/handling and LPG tanks. In such cases, our expertise should be consulted for the preparation of design drawings. The owner should then be asked to bid the installation based on our concept design drawings.
Only after acceptance/approval has been obtained in writing from all review agencies should the installation begin. The failure to do so could result in major changes to the system has already been installed. The possessor would likely pass those additional costs along to the owner. Fire safe practices should be in place during installation, including good housekeeping and the proper supervision of hot and cold works. The owner’s representative should make periodic progress inspections to check for non-conformance issues and good work practices.
Acceptance evaluation of installed fire protection systems includes design and installation verification as well as acceptance testing. A final “walk-down” of the installation by an experienced fire protection specialist ensures that the systems were installed as per final approved design.
The specialist checks to make sure that no unauthorized or non-conforming changes have been made during the installation and that field changes have been appropriately made. The final verification includes all equipment and supporting devices which include functional tests of the components to prove the integrity of the complete fire protection system.
Even though fire protection systems cannot be tested under actual operating conditions, several steps need to be completed before a system can be considered as reliable and ready. Acceptance testing refers to the nondestructive tests that can be performed to assess the system’s ability to meet the established performance criteria.
For water-based systems, this includes pipe flushing and hydrostatic tests, full trip testing of actuating valves and testing of all associated alarms. For gaseous fire suppression systems, this includes a complete operational (trip) test and the release of agent for carbon dioxide and clean agent fire suppression systems. A door fan test (Integrity Test) should be performed to assess the “tightness” of the protected space. Integrated system tests ensure that Fire suppression and detection systems working effectively.