When it comes to fire control, designated sprinkler systems are proven to be highly effective. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) conducted a study that showed, “the agency found that sprinklers operated in 92% of fires that were large enough to trigger the sprinklers, and effectively controlled the fires in 96% of those situations” (Bridges, United Poly Systems). Such fire systems are crucial to not only fire suppression but also fire prevention and control.
High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is an essential part of many fire suppression systems. This is because HDPE forms the pipe channels for the safety and reliability of fire sprinkler systems and fire hydrants. HDPE pipes require little to no maintenance and are a flexible, durable material.
There are many qualities that set HDPE pipes apart from their copper and iron firewater system counterparts. Such qualities include:
- Durable and long-lasting
- Needs little maintenance
- Lightweight and easy to implement
- Repellent to chemicals, corrosion, bacterial growth
- High durability and stiffness to endure pressure at high flow velocities
- Withstands destructive soils and seismic activity
Logan Bridges from United Poly Systems writes,
Fire protection system safety is supervised by the NFPA, an international non-profit association that has developed more than 300 codes and standards for fire protection systems. The FM Global Group certifies fire protection equipment, including the HDPE pipe used in fire suppression systems. United Poly Systems recently received FM approval to manufacture PE4710, Alathon L4940LS, and Alathon L5008HP polyethylene pipe in 2–24 inch diameters.
Hence, the products featured in the United Poly Systems’ Water-Line suite are a great fit for fire protection systems. The products United Poly System provides are FM approved and are manufactured in 4-24 in. diameters, SDR 11 (200 psi), SDR 9 (250 psi), and SDR 7 (335 psi).
More About United Poly Systems HDPE Pipes
As initiatives to improve, restore, and develop the country’s infrastructure are implemented, the demand for United Poly Systems quality products increases. HDPE pipes are used in many markets including energy, power and communications, water infrastructure, renewables, and more.
The of-the-shelf HDPE pipes that United Poly Systems provide are available in different sizes, colors, dimensions, and lengths, with or without stripes. In addition to the off-the-shelf options, UPS offers fully customizable HDPE pipe options. In other words, the piping can be customized with pull tape, a lubricated interior (smoother installation), or even a ribbed interior (to maximize the distance cable may be pulled or jetted).
Logan Bridges describes the drive behind United Poly Systems’ success by stating, “Success at UPS can be attributed to our vast experience, extensive client relationships, and state-of-the-art manufacturing and quality processes. Our agile business model allows us to quickly meet customers’ needs without the overhead expenses incurred by many of the larger producers in the industry (Bridges, United Poly Systems). It’s clear that the goal of United Poly Systems is to provide quality products that will impact companies and industries in a positive way while holding strong client relationships.
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