Freeze Protection

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. 

A ribbon of ice is the only thing holding a ball valve to a broken auxiliary drain assembly.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

The Cost of

False System Trips

from Frozen Drum Drips

 

  • Fire protection system service & repair
  • Water damage mitigation
  • Lost revenue for building occupants
  • Potential fines from local government
  • Strain on fire department resources
  • Unnecessary danger & liability

Proper freeze protection saves time, money, and hassle.

 

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Water Detector Alarms Simplify Maintenance

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.

 

Model 5100ALBV Water Detector Alarm

Model 5300ALBV Auxiliary Drain with Water Detector

Model 5300ALBV Auxiliary Drain with Water Detector

Model 5100 Auxiliary Drain with Anti-Trip Plate and Water Detector

Model 5100 Auxiliary Drain with Anti-Trip Plate and Water Detector

Heated Cabinets for the Ultimate Protection

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.

Model 5400 Heated Auxiliary Drain Cabinet

Model 5400A Heated Auxiliary Drain Cabinet

Model 5450 Self-Maintaining Auxiliary Drain Cabinet

Model 5450A Self-Maintaining Auxiliary Drain Cabinet

Model 5500A Automatic Auxiliary Drain

Model 5500A Automatic Auxiliary Drain Cabinet

For questions about how COLLECTanDRAIN can help your freeze protection, contact us to speak to a member of our technical staff.

For pricing and to purchase COLLECTanDRAIN products, contact one of our distributors.