FIREPOD®

Plug and play fire protection.

Firepods are the latest in high-tech, value engineered, plug-and-play fire protection, and is the first fully-modular sprinkler zone valve and test assembly in the industry. The product has been specifically created for architects, designers, contractors, building developers and owners to offer a solution for the procurement, installation, operation and whole life cost of sprinkler systems.

Off-site Construction

Prefabrication is an established, and proven option for larger scale cellular builds e.g. hotels, shopping malls, high-rise and the modular implementation of larger single builds, such as airports and warehousing. Factory assembly provides consistency, accuracy and the ability to factory test units, which increase assurance and dependability once installed on site.

Firepod’s standardisation and factory-detailed assembly means it’s able to offer a range of benefits from design, procurement to assembly and final commissioning. Furthermore, the composite package is offered at a discount to the traditional site installation of materials and labour, and so the collective intangible benefits provide a compelling case for its specification for cost saving on a project.

System Configurations

Single
100-150mm  

A single prefabricated core riser with integrated smart testing and monitoring facilities, includes drainage lines and local zone valves. Includes LPCB, FM, UL & VdS approved Zonecheck flow-switch testing facilities.

Comes with either IMM (for automated testing) or key-switch.

Double
100-150mm  

A double prefabricated core riser with integrated smart testing and monitoring facilities, includes drainage lines and local zone valves. Includes LPCB, FM, UL & VdS approved Zonecheck flow-switch testing facilities.

Comes with either IMM (for automated testing) or key-switch.

Approvals

Our addressable system is approved to UL standards and conforms with the relevant life safety requirements detailed in BS EN12845. Zonecheck is approved to LPCB, FM, UL & VdS standards. All components meet necessary approvals.

By using Firepods, on-site delivery and co-ordination issues are simplified, numerous orders and timed delivery slots are eradicated along with problematic ad-hoc access to materials on-site and obstacles associated with logistics to the point of installation. Installation is much faster with only three connections to be made (inlet, outlet and power).

Featured FAQs

What is a Firepod?

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Firepods are pre-fabricated units designed for two key areas of a sprinkler system; namely the start of sprinkler zones and sprinkler installations. Apart from the water supply, the majority of the rest of a sprinkler system is just pipe and sprinkler heads but these two key areas contain important additional equipment which takes time to install on-site. The start of a sprinkler installation typically contains an alarm valve, trim including pressure-switch, pressure gauges, monitored isolation valves and more. The start of a sprinkler zone typically contains a Zonecheck (inclusive of flow-switch), monitored isolation valve and drain function. Our Firepods contain all of the approved equipment you will need for installations and zones in a pre-fabricated, pre-tested unit which is manufactured off-site ready for easy delivery and fast installation.

Can Firepods be connected together?

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Yes, all our Firepods have a consistent dimension from floor to the centre of pipe meaning they can be easily connected together even when mixing sizes. Our Zonecehck Firepods are designed to fit together for larger number of zones (three or more). When joined together, all equipment is still accessible for testing and maintenance purposes.

What are the advantages of using Firepods?

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Our Firepods share many of the advantages of other pre-fabricated units which are constructed off-site including reducing on-site labour, fast installation, increased quality control measures and better co-ordination by planning the exact design ahead. Firepods were designed in 3D CAD to be space efficient whilst retaining the ability to access all equipment for future servicing/maintenance works. Firepods save riser space and plant space by knowing the exact size of the units in advance, rather than agreeing a space for the on-site installers to work within. Firepods can also save money in capital costs by reducing onsite labour and expensive prelims this entails. Delivery is also a problem for most large construction sites with deliveries having to be booked on and then stored on-site; with Firepod, the amount of deliveries is significantly reduced and they can placed in position straight away meaning no storage or security worries. Each and every Firepod is pressure tested and electrically testes before being delivered to site meaning that the reparation works on-site are reduced.

How are Firepods secured in place?

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Firepods come with adjustable feet in order to get the units level and firm. Firepods also come with adjustable wall brackets to secure the unit in place with anchor bolts or similar. If required, the Firepod can also be secure to the floor.

Are BIM files available to download?

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Yes, Revit families have been created for all types of Firepods. Please contact us to request the files and we will send them over to you.

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