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sprinkler flow and tamper monitoring #201705
06/17/11 11:37 AM
06/17/11 11:37 AM
cgw  Offline OP
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 133
Rochester NY
Is there a fire alarm panel or stand alone DACT that can monitor a sprinkler flow switch when there is no other fire alarm in the building?
The application is a multifamily with no common space (separate risers) but a common sprinkler riser.

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Re: sprinkler flow and tamper monitoring [Re: cgw] #201707
06/17/11 12:56 PM
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sabrown  Offline
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 302
Ogden, Utah, USA
Yes, but is it required and who is going to monitor it? Not sure what DACT stands for, but typically if there is no other fire alarm in the building the bell on the building exterior run by the flow switch is sufficient. If you are looking for a monitored system from a (remote) supervised station, work with whomever will be monitoring the building for the equipment.

Re: sprinkler flow and tamper monitoring [Re: cgw] #201722
06/17/11 11:09 PM
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Tesla  Offline
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,273
Sacramento, CA
Digital Alarm Communicator Transmitter ...

Normally a micro switch is enough to solve your problems....

The typical flow switch has space enough for two.

Re: sprinkler flow and tamper monitoring [Re: cgw] #201732
06/20/11 09:50 AM
06/20/11 09:50 AM
harold endean  Offline
Joined: Feb 2002
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Boonton, NJ
You can also go with something simple like a flow switch and a transformer with a low voltage bell that only rings in the house.


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