WHAT HAPPENS IF MY SYSTEM HAS THE WRONG SOLUTION?
You have a number of options available to you depending on the antifreeze in your system, the environment and the overall fire protection requirements for your building(s).
If the concentration is too low or too high, the system must be emptied and replaced with an acceptable listed solution.
If the type of antifreeze in your system is no longer permitted, the entire system must be drained and replaced with an approved listed solution.
Antifreeze solutions currently on the market are approved for environments up to -30 degrees Celsius. If the new approved listed solution is not sufficient to prevent your system from freezing, alternative methods of keeping the pipe from freezing must be implemented.
Heat-tracing could be added for buildings that are close to the freezing threshold.
Insulate and heat areas to ensure the internal temperature remains above freezing at all times.
Dry-pipe sprinkler system should be installed for buildings that cannot guarantee above freezing temperatures at all times
In these cases, Classic Fire + Life Safety can perform a thorough risk assessment of your system that takes into consideration all relevant factors to ensure that you and your building(s) are fire safe.