Summer Consultants designed the replacement of the dry-pipe sprinkler system serving the storage and loading dock areas of the Household Goods and Transportation Office at Dover Air Force Base. A new compressed air system with six zones replaced the autonomous in-rack sprinkler system. A new dual air/nitrogen generator provides a combined 21,000 CFH of compressed air for 30-minute fill and 14-day fill of inert nitrogen gas for corrosion resistance.
Black steel piping replaced existing galvanized piping and included sloped piping mains per NFPA 13. A water flow test was conducted to determine the available pressure and flow rate from the utility. Electrical load calculations were performed to confirm available capacity of the existing diesel emergency generator to support the new system. Temporary power was provided to enable the vehicle bay to remain in operation during construction.