Design & Build
Judd Fire Protection can design, furnish and install all types of fire sprinkler systems. We provide design and install services for both commercial and residential customers in Maryland, Pennsylvania, D.C., Virginia and West Virginia.
Design – Our NICET Engineers have many years of expertise and work closely each customer. Their knowledge and understanding of all state and local fire codes and the NFPA – National Fire Protection Association will assure you that your system will exceed expectations.
Installation – With years of experience, our Installers will provide you with a professional installation that demonstrates extensive knowledge and skill. Our crews take pride in their work and have enthusiasm about their career. We offer ongoing training and apprenticeship programs to maintain high standard of quality while encouraging individual growth and commitment.
Types of Systems
Wet Pipe Sprinkler Systems
The most common type of fire sprinkler system used in both commercial and residential buildings. Wet pipe system uses automatic sprinklers attached to a piping system containing water and connected to a water supply so that the water discharges immediately from sprinklers operated by the heat from a fire. A wet pipe systems are reliable and simple with low maintenance.
Dry Fire Sprinkler Systems
A dry pipe sprinkler system is sprinkler system employing automatic sprinklers that are attached to a piping system containing air under pressure, the release of which (as from the opening of a sprinkler) permits the water pressure to open a valve known as a dry pipe valve, and the water then flows into the piping system and out the opened sprinklers.Dry pipe sprinkler systems are installed in areas where wet pipe systems may be inappropriate such as areas where freezing temperatures might be expected. Typically applicable to unheated in unheated facilities such as warehouses or attics, or exposed environments like parking garages, colder temperatures can potentially freeze water held within pipes leading to the sprinkler heads.
Deluge Sprinkler Systems
Deluge Systems are normally used in special hazard installations where water must be applied to an entire area for protection. They use open sprinklers or spray nozzles attached to a piping system connected to a water supply through the deluge valve. The deluge valve is used to control water flow into deluge, pre-action, and special types of fire protection systems in response to a fire. This valve is opened by a fire detection system installed in the same areas.
Pre-Action Sprinkler Systems
A pre-action sprinkler system is similar to a deluge sprinkler system except the sprinklers are closed. The pre-action valve is normally closed and is operated by a separate detection system. This type system is typically used in areas such as server rooms, museums and any property containing high value equipment or contents.