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01.04.10


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R. Bruce Agan
USAutomatic Sprinkler Corporation, a fire protection company
Telephone: 317.573.8160

USAutomatic Sprinkler Corporation Issues Fire Sprinkler Systems Freeze Warning!
(CARMEL, IN) - USAutomatic Sprinkler Corporation, a fire protection company specializing in complete Life Safety System Services issues an urgent warning to all facilities maintenance and management personnel about the risk of substantial water damage from frozen sprinkler systems. Recent freezing temperatures and high winds can cause wet pipe and dry pipe sprinkler systems to be vulnerable to freeze damage. Ensure that all Wet Pipe Systems and Dry Pipe Systems are immediately checked for freeze damage.

TO REDUCE THE POSSIBILITY OF WATER DAMAGE:
Visually inspect for the following: DRY SYSTEMS: 1) Check all low point drains. Look for cracked pipes and fittings. 2) Check the dry pipe valve. Is it tripped? 3) Check all inspector's test connections for cracked pipe and fittings. 4) Check attic piping. Look for cracked pipes and fittings. Inspect the sprinklers. Are the seats damaged by ice plugs? 5) Check all piping in areas susceptible to introduction of cold air from recent high winds. WET SYSTEMS: 1) Check systems in warehouses and all wet system piping that may be susceptible to introduction of cold are from recent high winds. 2) Look for cracked pipes and fittings. 3) Look for sprinkler head seats damaged by ice plugs. 4) Check inspector's test connections for cracked pipe and fittings.

IF DAMAGE IS DISCOVERED CALL USAutomatic immediately at: 317.573.8160
We can help reduce the possibility of water damage.

About USAutomatic Sprinkler Corporation
Fire Sprinkler, Fire Alarm and Life Safety Services
Established in 1993, USAutomatic Sprinkler's team of Fire Protection Professionals can design, install, inspect and service all types of loss prevention technologies. These technologies include regular hazard and special hazard water based, chemical based and gaseous systems. USAutomatic Sprinkler's fire alarm division is Indiana's leading resource for Honeywell Analytics Gas Detection Systems and Gamewell-FCI Fire Alarm Systems as well as Mass Notification Systems. The monitoring division is an Authorized Criticom Monitoring Services (CMS) Dealer. CMS is a state of the art UL Listed and Factory Mutual Approved Central Station Monitoring Service.

Training and Education Services
USAutomatic Sprinkler offers a broad range of training, consulting and hazard analysis services. The company's FlashPoint Center has been reviewed and approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1620 I Street, NW, Suite 615, Washington, DC 20006. The FlashPoint Center awards CEUs to participants who successfully complete program training modules. Its apprenticeship training program is registered with the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The highly trained staff includes NICET III and NICET Senior Level IV Certified in Automatic Sprinkler, Special Hazards Suppressions Systems and Fire Alarm Systems Specialists. These specialists are supported by mid-west's only dedicated hands on, live event life safety training laboratory and classroom.

About IACET
The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) is a non-profit association dedicated to quality continuing education and training programs. IACET is the only standard-setting organization approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for continuing education and training. The ANSI / IACET 1-2007 Standard is the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide. For more information, please visit www.iacet.org or call 703-506-3275.

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