Auxiliary drains, also called low-point drains or drum drips, are required by NFPA for Dry and Pre-Action fire sprinkler systems to collect the condensation that naturally forms.
The drains need periodic emptying or accumulated water can freeze and break the drain. A broken drain can be an inconvenience or a catastrophe, so proper freeze protection is vital to keep systems operating properly and buildings in good condition.
Broken auxiliary drains...
• Cause system to trip
• Have potential for facility damage
• Cause inconvenience to occupants
• Require repair and maintenance costs
Stop guessing when and what auxiliary drain needs maintenance. By detecting even the slightest amount of water in the collection assembly, the COLLECTanDRAIN Model 5100ALBV water detector alarm alerts you when maintenance is needed. It provides a visual and audible alarm and can even be wired for remote notification to a Fire Control Panel or Building Management System. It's available as a standalone product that can be added to existing auxiliary drains or included on our pre-assembled auxiliary drains.
AGF's COLLECTanDRAIN line of heated cabinets are designed to protect the most problematic auxiliary drains by encasing them in a temperature-controlled environment. The energy-efficient heater includes a thermostat, so it will only turn on when needed. The drain can safely accumulate condensation without freezing and notifies maintenance staff (locally and/or remotely) when it needs attention. Model 5400 is the original, while Model 5450 and 5500 provide self-maintaining and automatic draining functions.