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About Artius Sprinkler Systems

Artius FP® is part of Artius Property Protection Ltd is one of the UK’s leading specialists in providing high-spec Commercial and Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems. 

How Fire Sprinkler Systems Work

Automatic sprinkler systems detect fire by the change in the temperature of a room and use high-pressure water to suppress the flames.

Why have a Fire Sprinkler System?

Having a good fire sprinkler system in place in your workplace can severely reduce the damage caused by fires and helps to control the spread of the flames. 

Sprinkler System Supply

Only approved quality materials will be sourced for our fire sprinkler systems. Bespoke fire pumps are built to order when required as are our sprinkler control sets.

Sprinkler System Installation

Artius FP® sprinkler systems are installed by our own qualified engineers. We ensure all our systems are installed with the highest quality of workmanship and within agreed timescales.

Sprinkler System Maintenance

Artius FP® sprinkler systems are installed by our own qualified engineers. We ensure all our systems are installed with the highest quality of workmanship and within agreed timescales. 

About Artius FP® Sprinkler Systems

Artius FP® part of Artius Property Protection Ltd is one of the UK’s leading specialists in providing high-spec Commercial and Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems. We design, supply, install and commission Residential and Commercial Sprinkler Systems.

Our top-quality systems offer a full competitive package which can be customised to suit your needs. Packages can include design, supply and installation of fully compliant sprinkler systems for your residential or commercial property.

With a dedicated workforce of 30 professionals and a handpicked team of talented experts , in-house trained and sub-contractors. Artius FP® prides themselves in delivering excellent service from initial contact through to completion of the project and beyond. We’re here to provide you with the best client experience as well as our specialist fire-safety services.

Artius FP® Sprinkler Systems

We Install fire sprinkler systems throughout the UK
We Offer FREE presentations on the design, installation & maintenance of fire systems
We Offer FREE information and advice
We Offer FREE site visits
We Offer FREE quotations

Types of Fire Sprinkler Systems

Sprinkler systems can be set up in a multitude of ways, this will depend on the building they are being fitted in and the type of sprinkler system being installed. The four types of fire sprinkler systems include the following

Types of Fire Sprinkler Heads

As well as the types of fire sprinkler systems, there are other differences to be found. Below is a list of the four different types of sprinkler heads and a little information on how they are used:

How Fire Sprinkler Systems Work

Automatic sprinkler systems detect fire by the change in the temperature of a room and use high-pressure water to suppress the flames.

Sprinkler systems are equipped with a plug, a heat-reactive element, a deflector and a frame. The plug blocks the flow of water and is often made from a fusible alloy, of which the melting point is around 70°C – this is known as Wood’s metal and is a mix of tin, bismuth, lead, and cadmium.

Another design uses a glass bulb which is filled with a glycerin-based liquid that expands inside the bulb, causing it to shatter and leading to the sprinkler water being released. There are a variety of bulb sizes and types, which will give different reaction times, depending on how much heat they can withstand. The speed at which a fire sprinkler system is activated depends on the size of the glass bulb used. Quick response fire sprinklers will often use 3mm bulbs which make the liquid very sensitive to heat changes in a room, whereas standard response sprinklers use 5mm glass bulbs which mean they withstand a higher temperature. Response time can also differ based on the room and the fire’s characteristics.

Only the sprinkler that is above the fire will activate (unless it is a deluge fire sprinkler system) which maximises the available water pressure, greatly reducing the intensity of the fire and in some cases extinguishing it entirely.

Why have a Fire Sprinkler System?

Having a good fire sprinkler system in place in your workplace can severely reduce the damage caused by fires and helps to control the spread of the flames. Sprinklers are triggered when the heat of the fire reaches the required temperature to activate the heads, so this means fires can be caught and controlled earlier, allowing those in the building to evacuate more safely.

Sprinkler systems are a brilliant investment which will last you a long time, especially when maintained well. 99% of fires are controlled or even put out by sprinkler systems, so you’re investing in your safety and the longevity of your property.

Always get a professional to install your fire sprinkler system. Artius FP® is fully qualified and accredited to carry out every step of sprinkler system installation as well as a number of other fire safety implementations. If you want to discuss your own fire safety systems, whether residential or commercial, then get in touch with us today. We’ll happily guide you through all of our services and can’t wait to work with you.

Sprinkler System Supply

Artius FP use CPVC pipe for majority of our install

With their natural immunity to scale, corrosion, and microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC), CPVC pipe and fittings offer long, low-maintenance service lives that typically exceed traditional metallic systems. CPVC systems have a 50-year life expectancy and are rated for continuous service for 175 pounds per square inch (psi) at 150-degrees F. The life expectancy of steel varies depending on corrosion factors and other environmental considerations.

It has a twenty-year proven track record for fire sprinkler systems and is fully tested and approved by UL, FM and LPCB, as well as being accepted by all leading insurers. In the UK this product has been tested and is listed by WRAS for use in contact with cold potable water.

Fire Sprinkler Heads

Fire Sprinkler Heads are crucial to the performance of the fire sprinkler system. It is essential that they instantly operate when required.
Artius FP only supply UL approved sprinkler heads from world leading manufacturers. For aesthetic reasons we recommend concealed sprinkler heads but can supply other heads depending on requirements.

Fire Pump Sets and System Valve Groups

Supplied pump sets and valve groups are bespoke. This ensures that each fire sprinkler system has a pump set or valve group designed and built for its particular requirements.

Sprinkler System Installation

Artius FP® offers a nationwide sprinkler installation service, working on any type of project, large or small.

As a standalone installing service, or used in conjunction with our design capabilities, we promise a smooth process and complete compliance with all relevant fire safety prevention & regulations  standards. We attend client meetings at all stages of the design and installation process, provide weekly progress reports, offer internal project reviews and a personal team coordinator to give you a consistent point of contact, and to make sure you always know exactly how your project is moving forward.

We work on all kinds of projects across a wide range of sectors; from commercial sprinkler systems to educational facilities, all of our products and services & solutions  meet essential compliance standards, including BS 12845 and LPCB. We provide installation and project support to include:

  • Waste management facilities
  • Schools sprinkler systems
  • Industrial warehouses
  • Retail units
  • Residential sprinkler systems
  • Racking

Thinking of Having a Sprinkler System Installed?

We work closely with selected LPCB Approved sprinkler installation partners & companies throughout the UK and can design, install and commission even the most challenging of sprinkler projects. Contact Us today to find out more

Sprinkler System Maintenance

Why Should Sprinklers be Serviced, Tested & Maintained?

It is important to ensure that every component within a sprinkler system operates correctly in the event of a fire. BS EN 12845:2015 stipulates the maintenance and servicing requirements to ensure fault free operation in the event of fire. If you have a sprinkler system which is not being maintained properly, your insurance may be invalid, and you may be committing a criminal offence under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Service (Major) Wet Alarm Valves

  • Internally inspect and service all alarm valves and ancillary valves.
  • Check all pressures gauges.  Exercise and grease all stop valves.
  • Check alarm valve pressure and tamper switch indications.
  • Flow test to prove water supplies are performing to design.
  • Check no obstructions to the sprinklers
  • Inspect tank and exercise ball float valves.
  • Check Hazards have not changed.
  • Check General housekeeping on the sprinkler system.

Service (Half Yearly) Wet Alarm Valves

  • Internally inspect and service valve.
  • Check alarm valve pressure and tamper switch indications.
  • Flow test to prove water supplies are performing to design.
  • Dismantle and clean pump flow meter.
  • Check no obstructions to the sprinklers
  • Inspect tank and exercise ball float valves.
  • Check Hazards have not changed.
  • Check General housekeeping on the sprinkler system.

Quarterly Test & Inspection

  • Check alarm valve pressure and tamper switch indications.
  • Carry out bell test
  • Flow test to prove water supplies are performing to design
  • Check no obstructions to sprinklers
  • Check hazards have not changed
  • Check general housekeeping on the sprinkler system

Pump Service (if there are pumps on site)

  • Check all valves associated with pumping equipment.
  • Check performance of each individual pump.
  • Check ball valves.
  • Visually check sprinkler storage tanks for deterioration.

Installed by Qualified Engineers

Consultancy by experts Why Should Sprinklers be Serviced, Tested & Maintained for all direct Installations

They comply with all regulations are reliable, efficient & protect domestic dwellings & commercial buildings indoors, they can be checked, maintain annually or half yearly. 

Areas we protect within London 

  • Surrey 
  • West Sussex 
  • East Sussex
  • Kent
  • Essex
  • Suffolk 
  • Norfolk
  • Hertfordshire
  • Cambridge 

Automatic sprinkler systems detect fire by the change of temperature in a room. When detected, they use high-pressure water to suppress the flames..We’ll advise you on the right sort of system & fire sprinklers for your buildings & premises and can service maintain or fit any unit 

Competitive – affordable  prices – all requests for installer repairs & refurbishments to existing system units

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