How would you like to be able to make modifications to your sprinkler system without the added hassle, cost and time of draining down? 


Livetap is a major innovation for making modifications to sprinkler systems. No drain down is required, making it the simplest, fastest and most cost effective way to make modifications while complying with all Fire Sprinkler System Codes.


The Livetap 'Under Pressure Drilling' concept has been developed to address the issues that arise when planning and implementing modifications and additions to existing sprinkler systems, and modifying existing sprinkler head locations.


The Livetap drilling system provides a unique solution for making modifications to ‘live’ systems. This means that fire protection is maintained at all times, even when refurbishment work is being undertaken involving modifications to the sprinkler system. Consequently, there is no need to advise Fire Authorities or close the building while work is in progress.


System Features

No Drain Downs

With Livetap there is no need to drain down a sprinkler system to make modifications. The system remains live.


With no drain downs there is no water discharge and therefore no need to run large fire pumps to refill the system.


The Livetap under pressure drilling system is fully approved and meets all relevant fire code standards.


Livetap has been used on sprinkler systems throughout the UK for the past 10 years.

Versatile Applications

Livetap comes with a wide range of applications designed to make modifications easier.

Time Saving

With no waiting around for systems to drain or refill much less time is spent on-site carrying out sprinkler works.

Traditional Modifications vs Modern

Making changes to sprinkler systems using the traditional method of draining down can create many problems for the installer and client, see the diagram below.



The below diagram highlights the advantages of using Livetap for sprinkler system modifications.


How It Works


For detailed information on how Livetap works please visit our dedicated website at For a list of certified engineers click here.


Technical Details

Working Pressure    Water 12 bar (175 psi) maximum
Drill Capacity   15, 25, 32, 50 & 80mm (½, 1, 1¼, 2 & 3") Outlets
Clamp Sizes   50, 65, 80, 100 & 150mm (2, 2½, 3, 4 & 6")
Approvals   LPCB, FM, UL, VdS



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