The volume of water used in the traditional wet testing of a firewater deluge system system can cause water damage to electrical/production equipment, cause an increase in the rates of corrosion, require a shut down in production and in some instances requires the need to dispose of contaminated water. Regulations require deluge functionality to be tested annually. To eliminate these concerns, we have implemented using the Patented Siron Dry Deluge Testing Technology.
WET TEST DISADVANTAGES:
To extend the life of a deluge system and the production/electrical equipment contained within the protected areas, we test deluge systems using the Siron Patented Dry Deluge Testing Technology. This patented technology uses a vapor generator to blow dense vapor through the deluge pipework to replicate the properties of water. Periodical testing utilizing this technology has proven equal to, or better in comparison to full wet tests (while meeting the requirement standards of NFPA and wet tests) but also, dramatically reducing impact and costs because no - water is used on/in the equipment area.
DRY DELUGE TESTING ADVANTAGES: