HVAC
Building Control
Fire Safety
Your friend in indoor comfort & safety systems
Home Company Services Case Studies References Agencies Daikin-Vrv Handbook Fires / Hotels AskHvacMan Links Save Energy Contact Us
Fires &
Dictionary
Fire ABCs
Sprinklers
Some Fire Cases
Fire Books
Software
FireBoard
Hotels

Big Hotel Fires

Fire Safety
Detection
Suppression
Hotel Fire Case
Inspection
How to Survive
FireStats
Big Hotel Fires
Hotel Fire Cases
Fire Hazard Classification
Hotel Sprinkler Systems

Hotel Fire News

Special Fires
Hotel Fires
Ship Fires
Industrial Fires
Hospital Fires
Warehouse Fires

Restaurant/Nightclub Discotheque-Fires

High Rise Fires
Airport Fires
Fires
Fires ABC
Big Building Fires
Book About Fires
Fire Stats
Fire Board

Books About Fires

Software About Fires
Fire Sprinkler Software
Fire Egreess Software
Fire Modelling Software
Sprinkler
What is Fire Sprinkler
Success Stories
Sprinkler Manufacturers
Fire Pump Manufacturers
Standar for Sprinkler Systems
Sprinklered Hotels

Books About Sprinkler

Glossary
Definitions
Manufacturers
Basic
Why
Systems
Public Entry
Recration Areas
 Retail Areas
 Function Spaces
 Guestrooms
Hauskeeping
Elavators
Foods & Beverage
Mechanic Systems
Fire Protection
Kitchen
Site Development
 
 
The fire had been extinguished by the two sprinklers discharging the water that was in the pipes for the acceptance test
 
Minnetonka, MN

July 6, 1999

An automatic fire sprinkler system had recently been installed in a multi-tenant office/warehouse building on Opportunity
Court in Minnetonka. Prior to leaving for the weekend, the sprinkler contractor filled the system with water and added 200
lbs. of air pressure (this is common industry practice to check for leaks over an extended period of time). The main
sprinkler control valve was then shut off as the system was not yet connected to a central station monitoring alarm.

On Tuesday, July 6 Minnetonka Fire Inspector Phil Minnell arrived at the building to witness the final acceptance test for
this newly installed system. Once there, he and the sprinkler contractor found two sprinkler heads leaking. Upon closed
examination, and in speaking with the tenant, it was discovered that a fire had occurred over the weekend in a piece of
machinery that had ignited an adjacent workbench and plastic garbage can. The fire had been extinguished by the two
sprinklers discharging the water that was in the pipes for the acceptance test. Damage was minimal and even the water
damage was insignificant. Inspector Minnell advised that the damage was so minimal that it was difficult to discover that
there had been a fire.

Back to Sprinkler Success Stories

 
 
 
   
 
  http://www.iklimnet.com
 
Air Grilles
Air Diffusers
Air Quailty
All Air Systems
All Water Systems
Boilers
Building .Managament Systems ..BMS
Burners
Chillers
Cooling Towers
Cooling Load Calculation
Cryogenics
Energy Saving
Duct
Duct ,Smacna
Dampers ,Air
Dust Collection
Fans
Fire Dampers
Glass Selection
Heating
Heat Exchangers,water
Heat Recovery
Heat Tracing Systems
Hepa Filters
Hvac Applications
Humidifiers / Dehumidifiers
Insulation , Duct
Insulation , Pipe
Insulation , Sound
Nano Tech.,In Building
Occupancy Sensors
Pneumatic Conveying
Piping
Pool Ventilation
Process Piping
Psychrometry
Pumps
Radiant Heating
Refrigerant Systems
Solar Collectors
Sound
Steam Generation
Tables & Charts Gnr.
VAV Sytems
Valves
Ventilation
VRV Systems
STORE