Firewater Containment Systems

WHAT IS FIREWATER & HOW DO WE CONTAIN IT?

 

Firewater is the water used to extinguish fires that may spill off-site and cause damage to the natural and surrounding environment. If firewater gets into surface drains, it has a devastating effect on aquatic life.

 

Not all firewater can be contained by the fire service, therefore business owners are responsible for removing the firewater in accordance with various legislations, such as GPP3 18 & C736.

 

Our firewater containment systems, like our Flapstopper Box Valves, are the perfect solution to contain firewater spills in line with legislation for your site.

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FIREWATER CONTROL PANELS AND INTERFACE TELEMETRY

 

Each control panel, whether that’s wall-mounted or floor-mounted typically comes with a firewater containment valve as a system.  If there are up to 3 valves within 30m distance from one another, then this allows one control panel to operate all 3.

 

Typically, many clients who need firewater containment systems require a 230V Fire Interface Panel for large-scale critical sites & projects, enabling remote activation from a control/security hub with a push of a button.

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OUR AUTOMATED FIREWATER CONTAINMENT VALVES

 

Each system comprises two basic elements, the valve and the controls.  The valve is typically installed into a manhole chamber or directly onto a headwall. Whereas the controls are normally mounted above ground in the vicinity of the valve chamber.

 

A popular system is our Flapstopper Box Valve.  The principle of operation requires the valve to be mounted off-seat, such that the valve’s flap and seal are mounted close against the flow.  the valve remains lightweight and capable of opening under a considerable head of water.

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