The Fire Suppression System Challenge: A condo builder in Phoenix was shut down by the Fire Department for not having useable hydrants at their building site. Installation of the permanent hydrants was projected to take six months. The alternative system required 168,000 gallons onsite, a pump that delivered 2000 gpm at its furthest point, and constant line pressure at 70 psi.
The Baker Temporary Firewater Solution: Baker designed an eight tank system with a 10” x 6” priming assisted pump, 1500’ of 8” Victaulic™ aluminum pipe, pressure gauges, and 4 fire hydrants. Baker did a hydrostatic test of the pipe for the Fire Inspector, along with pressure readings and a pump demonstration.
The entire system took one week — instead of six months for hydrants — saving the builder from potentially expensive non-compliance penalties.