Bruce - The second floor has a pre-action system  in the computer room. This requires two devices to trip prior to the introduction of water. They are smoke and heat. Companies that require some sort of fire protection in computer rooms but want to minimize the risk of an accidental discharge install this type of system.

AFE-St. Louis's January Meeting/Tour

St. Louis Chapter 26 would like to express a special Thank You to 

Bruce Morris - Guardian Fire Protection

John Seville - Chief Engineer

 

along with all the great folks at Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc., for hosting our meeting and giving us a hot tour. 

Thanks to all those members who showed their support by attending. We look forward to seeing you again at next month's meeting. To all our guests, we hope you found this event interesting. This is just one of the many benefits of belonging to our organization. We will enjoy seeing you at the next meeting. We hope that you all join the Association for Facilities Engineering.

Frank Kastl

President-AFE St. Louis (Chapter 26)


The Meeting:

Click to see - Frank introduces our speaker from Guarian Fire ProtectionThis months tour was a hot topic for our members and their guest, with everyone having to maintain fire systems in their facilities. Frank started the meeting welcoming our guest and making a few AFE announcements while we all ate our pizza.

Frank introduce our speaker Bruce Morris of Guardian Fire protection and asked him one question. "Why is the water always white when the sprinklers go off in those Arnold Schwarzenegger films?"

Click to see - Bruce speaks about three types of fire protectionBruce talked to us about the three types of fire protection systems and their use. Bruce also gave us some tips on web sites to visit where we could get more information. One guest had some interesting questions about sprinkler head recalls, and how different members where handling the situation. As you can see from the picture on the right, we had a good turnout, but plenty of pizza to go around.

Click to see - computer room fire protectionclick to see - second floor has a pre-action fire protection system in the computer room.Then we went to the second floor of the Jones Lang LaSalle building for our tour. They have one 500 GPM pump in the basement that serves two standpipes. For each floor that has sprinklers, there is a  a flow and a tamper switch that controls the individual floors. The second floor has a pre-action system in the computer room. This requires two devices to trip prior to the introduction of water. They are smoke and heat. Companies that require some sort of fire protection in computer rooms but want to minimize the risk of an accidental discharge install this type of system. The thinking is by the time heat and smoke trip the system, the computer equipment is already damaged, so system trips to keep the fire from spreading to the rest of the building.

To learn more about Fire Protection Systems please check back here often. We are awaiting valuable information that out our guest speaker Bruce, will provided.

 

Hope to see more of you in our engineering ranks at Guarantee Electrical Co. for our next meeting on the FBI's role in COUNTERTERRORISM.

Please see our scrapbook for more pictures.

Thanks Again Guardian Fire Protection, for the great time!

AFE Members: We exist because of the continued support of our Sponsors.  When you have needs, please show your appreciation by contacting them.

Guardian Fire Protection

(Design, Installation, Inspection, Service)

6219 Oleatha, St. Louis, MO. 63139

ph: 636-928-3660    fax: 636-928-3622

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