Special hazard suppression
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What we do

With complete design and build capabilities, Valley Fire Protection is a trusted contractor for clients in the refinery, petrochemical, data center, power generation and other special hazard application industries.

  • Automatic fire detection and alarm systems
  • Design-build services
  • Retrofitting old equipment with new technology
  • Enclosure design for hazardous and industrial areas
  • 24/7 emergency services

Special hazard suppression and applications

In facilities containing highly valuable or combustible materials, special hazard applications and hazard suppression systems are a must. For example, art galleries, museum archives and record storage are commonly outfitted with customized special hazard systems that utilize gases rather than water as the agent to put out the fire in those situations where adding water can do more damage than good. Some systems are designed with a variety of fire repellents, such as dry chemicals.

Special hazard fire protection services

With complete turnkey design and build fire protection systems, Valley Fire is a trusted contractor for clients in special hazard application industries like refining, petrochemicals, data hosting and power generation.

Our special hazard fire protection solutions are a perfect match for:

  • Telecom facilities
  • Laboratories
  • Control rooms
  • Art galleries
  • Medical facilities
  • Pharmaceutical facilities
  • Petroleum plants
  • Power plants
  • Many more

With a team of professional technicians, project managers and installers, we have worked on many different types of these systems, including those installed at:

  • Coal-fired power plants
  • Oil refineries
  • Fuel storage facilities, including tank farms
  • Chemical production plants
  • Aircraft hangars
  • Fertilizer and explosives manufacturers

Our special hazard systems are designed to protect any facility containing high-value assets from irreparable damage.

"When looking for a company that has THE OVERALL experience and full portfolio in the Fire protection industry, Valley Fire Protection Systems and their team provide just that, the “total experience!...”
– Diana L. Vlad – Property Manager
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Special hazard systems inspection, testing and maintenance

Because companies in special hazard application industries have unique processes that require custom solutions, Valley Fire works with our clients to make sure their specific challenges are addressed to protect high-value assets and high-risk materials.

We recommend that special hazard systems inspection, testing and maintenance be performed on a semiannual basis to ensure that these systems are ready to respond when called upon. Regular maintenance and testing keeps the system ready to respond at a moment’s notice while also identifying and eliminating potential problems to help extend the system’s life.

A system inspection includes examination of all:

  • Signage
  • Special hazard control panels
  • Agent discharge nozzles
  • Alarm notification applications
  • Alarm strobes and bells
  • Agent cylinders and hoses
  • Cylinder pressure
  • Shutdown and evacuation circuits
  • Input and output circuits
  • Cylinder and hose hydrotest dates

Because special hazard systems can be more difficult to maintain than traditional systems, Valley Fire continually educates its professionals on new technologies and advancements in our industry. If any component needs to be replaced, Valley Fire is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide emergency services or to remedy any maintenance service upon request.

Our Services
Design-build

Valley Fire Protection’s staff works directly with both architects and professional technicians to produce the designs. Our collaboration allows us to configure systems that meet the specific requirements of your job, no matter how large or small.

Installation

We understand the importance of following schedules, which is why our project managers work closely with the design-build staff, material suppliers and installers. Our experts will ensure the process runs smoothly, finishes both on-time and within budget.

Inspection & testing

We closely monitor each project all the way through from the quoting process to the final acceptance test.

Repair & maintenance

Whether it is a pre-quoted and pre-scheduled service or an emergency repair, we offer peace of mind to our customers.

Emergency

We are on call 24/7/365. Valley Fire Protection has a highly trained team of 30 service technicians with fully equipped vehicles positioned throughout Chicagoland and Indiana.

Special hazard applications and suppression

Special hazard applications are designed for each specific industry we work with. For example, our solutions for a computer server room knock down fire without damaging the sensitive technology within the facility. Instead of releasing water, the fire protection system will release gas to snuff out flames.

We design, build and install the following types of special hazard systems:

  • AFFF
  • Halon
  • Clean agent
  • Foam
  • Deluge
  • Clean agents, such as ECARO-25, CO2 and FM-200

In areas that aren’t occupied by humans, we can install custom systems that use materials like carbon dioxide or aragonite. These inert gas fire suppression systems suppress fire by removing its fuel source, oxygen.

Our sales and design staff has the skills to help determine the right special hazard solutions for your needs. We will design and build the system, and then expertly install it. Our installation team has the equipment and know-how guarantee your system will be ready to respond when needed.

Best in class value

Our clients are willing to go on the record about the professionalism and expertise that we bring to each project.

Trusted life safety

We don’t only design, install and repair fire protection systems, but also by providing a range of trusted and reliable protection systems.

Highest standards

We take pride in performing with expertise, integrity, and accountability. Our technicians and skilled labor employees are professionally trained, appropriately licensed and certified, and always adhere to state, local and national requirements.

Records in the industry

We are proud of the prestigious awards we have received and trusted certifications we have earned by providing industry-leading fire protection and plumbing system services to a full range of facilities.

Fast & reliable emergency service

Licensed plumbers and certified technicians will immediately resolve even the most unforeseen emergencies 24/7/365. We can quickly recover fire and life safety systems while minimizing damage to physical assets.

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