Fire suppression system piping should be installed in an area that is kept no cooler than 40 degrees Fahrenheit. However, with harsh midwestern winters, it can be difficult to maintain that temperature year round, 24 hours a day. Although NFPA 2010 prohibits new antifreeze systems, propylene glycol is used in many existing systems as an anti-freeze agent. What most people do not realize is that the glycol can breakdown over time and lose its effectiveness to protect against freezing. Glycol testing allows you to be confident that your system's glycol-based freeze protection is functioning properly.
We recommend that glycol testing be performed periodically, making sure that the proper freeze protection is in place at all times. This simple test can help to avoid a broken pipe and large catastrophe if the fire protection system bursts.
Contact us today to schedule your glycol testing.