Carbon steel revolutionises fire protection systems
Carbon steel is one of the most cost-effective fire protection piping systems in the market today, making it ideal for installations such as fire hydrants and automatic sprinklers.
The common practice of installing fire protection water pipes has, until now, been with screwed gal fittings, soldered copper and roll groove gal fittings which comprise a thick-walled pipe.
Those systems require an immense amount of labour to operate and move around efficiently. Because of the strength requirements needed for installation, injuries are more frequent.
With Allmach’s carbon steel fire protection piping system, the installation process is much easier with less chance of injuries compared to traditional methods.
Welding and hot works permits are things of the past, so it takes less time to get started, and less labour is needed for the installation process. This means contractors can complete the jobs much quicker without sacrificing quality workmanship.
The carbon steel pipes are lightweight, thin-walled tubes joined using Pressfit fittings. Installers can simply cut the pipe with plumbing tube cutters, push them together, and then crimp them using a battery-operated tool.
The zinc coating has electrochemical protection, meaning if the zinc coating is scratched, there is a film that bonds over that part, protecting the zinc from corrosion.
Carbon steel has excellent abrasive hardness, producing a strong and resistant facing. This is important because the pipes are always filled with water. With traditional systems, if any rust occurs, the water finds the weakest point and causes flooding to the building if any rust occurs.
With all these benefits, it is easy to see why the new Allmach’s carbon steel fire protection piping system is becoming increasingly popular with fire protection engineers, contractors, and construction companies across Australia.