What Is Dry Deluge Testing? Here’s What You Need To Know

Dry Deluge Testing

There’s an array of open head fire suppression systems on the market, including deluge systems, water spray systems, water mist systems, foam systems, and foam chamber  systems. Since these systems will protect employees and equipment in the case of fire, it’s essential to test them regularly to ensure everything is working correctly.

Dry deluge testing is one of the most efficient ways to test deluge fire suppression systems, but many don’t know much about it. We’re here to answer all your questions. 

What Is Dry Deluge Testing?

Dry deluge testing offers revolutionary technology for testing fire water deluge extinguishing systems. Instead of using water, dry deluge uses pressurized vapor to detect any flow problems in pipes and nozzles. 

Wet vs. Dry Deluge Testing: Why Wet Deluge Testing is Inefficient

Some of the main issues with traditional wet deluge testing include the following:

  • Very time consuming
  • Expensive
  • Corrosion of pipes and nozzles
  • Bacteria growth in pipes and nozzles
  • Excess wastewater floods sump tanks
  • Production of oil and gas stops during the testing process
  • Injury hazards
  • Expensive equipment is put at risk for damage

As you can see, traditional wet testing has an abundance of downfalls. From water waste to electrical problems to corrosion, damage is bound to occur. Rather than seawater, dry deluge testing uses a vapor generator to blow dense vapor through the deluge pipework to replicate the properties of water. This method is proven to be just as effective, if not more than wet testing, and you don’t have to worry about production downtime. 

Understanding the Benefits of Dry Deluge Testing

SIRON Fire Protection Services has patented the dry deluge testing technique to alleviate some of the many problems associated with traditional deluge testing. Some of the main benefits of dry testing are:

  • Minor disruption of the operating process
  • Leaks in pipes are easier to spot
  • Residual water from former tests is blown out of the system
  • Expensive electrical equipment isn’t covered with water
  • Sump tanks will not overflow
  • Budget-friendly 
  • No corrosion
  • Shorter preparation time
  • No bacteria

The SIRON Dry Deluge Testing System

The dry deluge testing system is patented by SIRON Fire Protection. When you invest in their testing with Total Industrial Solutions, their experienced team will bring a fully-equipped system with them. It contains its own independent vapor generator, the dry deluge testing equipment, and any tools needed to repair the sprinkler/foam system immediately. 

Total Industrial Solutions: Your Dry Deluge Testing Resource

SIRON has partnered with Total Industrial Solutions with its patented dry deluge testing. 

Total Industrial Solutions tests deluge fire suppression systems using SIRON Dry Deluge Technology and provide a comprehensive solution for your sprinkler system testing needs. We work with an array of applications, including terminals, tank farms, refineries, power plants, offshore drilling plants, and more. 

If you think your business would benefit from dry deluge testing, reach out to Total Industrial Solutions today. We’d be happy to assist you and answer any questions.