What is a fire riser room?

What is a fire riser room?

The riser room is the room or designated space where the control room of the fire sprinkler system is kept. These system risers contain the pressure gauges, control valves, water flow alarms, and main drains for the sprinkler system.

Why is it called a fire riser room?

The control room is where the fire riser/sprinkler is set up. There is a fire pump and automatic sprinklers in that room. There are pipes and valves in this room that control the fire sprinkler.

What does a fire riser do?

In systems both large and small, fire riser assemblies prevent pressure from escaping the system, make repairs easier, and control the flow of water to sprinkler heads.

What is in riser room?

It is a technical room (a control room) where the fire riser/sprinkler is set-up and controlled from. It is also said to be a room in a building where the fire pump and automatic sprinklers are located. This room contains pipes, valves, gauges, etc, to control the operation of the fire sprinkler.

What are sprinkler risers?

Fire sprinkler riser is like a bridge between your water supply and the sprinkler pipes in your building. That’s where water gets onto the building for fire extinguishing purposes. In actual sense, sprinkler riser is the main component of the sprinkler system.

What are riser valves?

WATERMAN OVERFLOW RISER VALVES provide regulation and shut-off of flow from pipelines to furrows or checks. WATERMAN ALFALFA VALVES are commonly used with Waterman Universal Hydrants for connection of portable surface pipe.

How do fire risers work?

Fire riser is a component of the fire suppression system. It is a pipe connected to a pressurized water source which supplies water to the sprinkler system in the building. The fire risers typically have a waterflow switch that will activate the fire alarm system when a sprinkler head fuses.

What do you need to know about fire riser rooms?

Take for example, the IBC’s statement regarding sizing a fire riser room: Where provided, fire pump rooms and automatic sprinkler system riser rooms shall be designed with adequate space for all equipment necessary for the installation, as defined by the manufacturer, with sufficient working room around the stationary equipment.

What does IBC say about automatic sprinkler room?

The IBC states: Automatic sprinkler system riser, fire pump and controllers shall be provided with ready access. Where located in a fire pump room or automatic sprinkler system riser room, the door shall be permitted to be locked provided that the key is available at all times.

Do you need CFC 901.4.6 for riser room?

Here in California, CFC 901.4.6 has requirements for the riser room size, what is allowed in the riser room, signs, access, lighting, and working space. Looks like it is model code, so should be in the IFC. No rated room required unless also in a fire pump room.

Can a sprinkler system be in a riser room?

In some instances, the system’s fire pump and fire alarm control panel are also located in the sprinkler riser room, and additional signage is required if they are. And some local codes require riser rooms to house remote unit fire alarm panels connected to the master fire alarm panel in multi-family residential occupancies.