WHAT’S INSIDE YOUR PIPING IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THE OUTSIDE

There is a simple reason why the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) requires a full internal piping and obstruction inspection every five years. This is the optimal time to test your fire system to make sure in the event it is needed it operates to full capacity. Even with the best materials used in the installation process, it is possible for internal corrosion and damage to occur. This may not be visible on the outside of the pipes, but in the event the sprinkler system was needed, there may be limited flow through the system or even leaks and pressure
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THE IMPORTANCE OF STEAM LINE SIZING

When it comes to a steam system, every aspect of design, installation, and even maintenance is critical for a long duty cycle. The best-designed steam lines are operational for up to two hundred years, which makes them one of the most durable aspects of any facility. One of the key factors in the design of the system is to ensure the correct steam line sizing. This is a critical decision and one that can have a significant influence on the efficiency of the system. A common mistake is to choose each component on its own, while the correct design and material choice
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