MasterControl – Automated Sprinkler System Inspections2018-06-11T18:09:32+00:00

G&S MasterControl –
Reduction of operating costs with automated system inspections

The G&S MasterControl automation system offers substantial cost savings to plant operators. The operating personnel only operates the central control unit. Time-consuming manual component tests are replaced by automatic routines. Electronic data logging avoids reading errors, saves time and provides secure documentation for the test runs.

WATER EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS

Water-based fire extinguishing systems
make up the largest share of the
extinguishing technology – in case of
sprinkler systems a simple and reliable
technology for decades.

GAS EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS

The extinguishing effect of inert gases is
achieved by displacing the oxygen in the air.
Assets are protected by the slow response
that is typical of the inert gases CO2,
nitrogen and argon.

FIRE PROTECTION PRODUCTS

Basics as Fire Alarm Systems and
Gas Protection Systems or
innovations like cost-reduction
with automated system inspections
and the retrofit of Fire Dampers.

There is a return on investment after just a short period of time

Regular checks of fire sprinklers are required according to the VdS and FM guidelines. The control operations are divided into daily, weekly and monthly sections and must be documented in a log book. In particular, the verification of the alarm pressure switches, flow switches and the pumps represents a lot of work, which is significantly reduced by the use of MasterControl automation. This results in cost savings, which pays for the investment costs within a short period of time.

The regular inspections are divided into the daily inspection of the system and regular trial runs of the individual system components.

Illustration: G&S MasterControl provides an ROI in less than five years

Fully automatic test runs and documentation

The MasterControl system performs the routines to be tested fully automatically. All test results are documented immediately after the end of the test phases. A built-in printer and the graphical depiction of the sprinkler system is made available in the visualization system.

Via solenoid operated valves, water flow through the alarm valve is simulated and the alarm chain is triggered. The control and documentation are undertaken automatically as per a predetermined sequence via the automation system. By means of parallel assigned valves to the flow switches and circulating pumps, a remote controlled water flow can only be produced by the respective flow detector. The response of the detector is again automatically displayed and documented in the visualization.

In order to assess the pump performance, the recorded pressure and flow values ??are shown by the visualization in graphs and tables and compared with the reference curve.

After completion of the test phase, all individual results are issued by the integrated printer and can be permanently archived according to the documentation policy.

These are the advantages of automated inspection on your sprinkler system with G&S MasterControl:

  • automated compliance with all checks as per VdS and FM

  • automatic visualization of the test results

  • archive-ready documentation

  • removes pressure from employees

  • significant reduction in operating costs

MasterControl handles all of the required inspections

Weekly test runs

  • Functional testing of the alarm pressure switch (open the individual alarm test valves and triggering the alarm chain).
  • Test of the flow detectors for alarm division by parallel manual testing or electrical check zones (water flow using flow detectors, signal transmission to fire panel).

In addition to the weekly test runs

  • Control of automatic pump starts and operational readiness of pumps and their drives (during testing, the normal operating parameters of the drive motors can be achieved).

Monthly test runs

  • Function control of the automatic refill devices for intermediate, pump fill and elevated tanks.
  • Pump test run with target-actual comparison of the pump curve for determining the operational readiness and to control the automatic pump starts.
  • Sample function of the mixing system / fittings in systems with foaming agent (no water, no foam).

Quarterly inspections

  • Flow detectors should be checked for their function and assignment to the protected area.
  • Functional test of the monitoring system (min. one transmitter per monitoring line).
  • All shut-off valves that control the flow of water to the sprinklers are to be operated to ensure the operational readiness.

Six-monthly test runs

  • Sample function of the mixing system / fittings in systems with foaming agent (with water, no foam).

Annual test runs

  • Determine and document the performance data of the sprinkler pump using pump test runs in a characteristic curve* (starting up the operating points of the pump by adjusting the sample slide and determining the values ??for water pressure and flow rate).

* The comparison of the recorded characteristic curve and manufacturer characteristic curve provides information about the condition of the sprinkler pump. The relevant pump will start automatically for implementation. Electrical control valves set the specified flow rates and the corresponding sensors record the pressures. The control valves are usually modified fully digitally by the control unit.

FULL LINE DISTRIBUTOR
IN FIRE PROTECTION

G&S Fire Protection
provides the full line of
products and services
in the preventative
fire protection business.

BEST ADVICE AND
PROVEN DESIGN

G&S has many years of
experience in planning and
designing fire protection
systems for all cases of
safety requirements.

IN-HOUSE ENGINEERING
AND ASSEMBLING

Supervision and construc-
tion according to various
safety standards by our
own engineers and
high qualified personnel.

RELIABLE SERVICE
AND MAINTENANCE

Continuous maintenance
by trustworthy partners
is the key to an
unimpeachable preventative
fire protection system.

Any questions to your own fire protection project?
Our experts are happy to help you further.

ALMOST THREE DECADES IN IMPLEMENTING FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS
AND STILL ON FIRE FOR IT.

WATER-BASED SYSTEMS

G&S Fire Sprinkler Systems

SPRINKLER SYSTEMS

This common type of water-based fire extinguishing system is reliable and easy to realize.
G&S Spray Deluge Systems

SPRAY DELUGE SYSTEMS

Deluge Systems are the first choice in areas where there is a risk of rapidly spreading fires.
G&S Water Mist Fire Suppression Systems

WATER SPRAY SYSTEMS

Water mist already exerts its effect on flames and smoke – for safety of people and assets.

GAS-BASED SYSTEMS

G&S CO2 Fire Extinguishing Systems

CO2 FIRE SYSTEMS

The gas-based extinguishing systems with the greatest acceptance worldwide.
G&S Safety Integritiy Level 2

SAFETY INTEGRITY LEVEL 2

Systems certified for risk classes up to SIL 2 – an integral component in security concepts.
G&S NOVEC 1230 Extinguishing Systems

NOVEC 1230 SYSTEMS

Reliably and automatically protecting data processing and electronic control systems.

INNOVATIONS

MASTERCONTROL

Substantial reduction of operating costs with automated sprinkler system inspections.

FIRE DAMPER RETROFIT

Renovate the fire dampers by installing a low-pressure extinguisher system.
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THE G&S SPRINKLER-APP

Get the Sprinkler-App. A useful tool to evaluate dimensions of sprinkler systems.