Hydraulic fire extinguishing installations
CYPEFIRE Sprinklers is a tool created to design hydraulic networks for fire protection using sprinklers and fire hose reels in accordance with the NFPA®13 (National Fire Protection Association) standard. It includes the EPANET® application (developed by the “Water Supply and Water Resources Division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Risk Management Research Laboratory”) to carry out the hydraulic calculations.
CYPEFIRE Sprinklers is integrated in the Open BIM workflow using IFC standard.
CYPEFIRE Sprinklers allows users to design, analyse and size a fire extinguishing installation composed of sprinklers. The program carries out the necessary hydraulic calculations and checks to ensure the requirements of the NFPA®13 standard are met. These include:
CYPEFIRE Sprinklers allows users to use any type of sprinkler included in the NFPA®13 standard.
Users can choose the type of sprinkler, state its orientation in the installation, its discharge factor, k, and its thread diameter. The sprinklers can be defined in the program or can be imported from the CYPEFIRE Sprinklers library.
Once the type of sprinkler has been defined, the program allows users to save the photometric data in a file to then be able to import it in another CYPEFIRE Sprinklers project.
CYPEFIRE Sprinklers incorporates fire hose reels as a design element. Even though the NFPA®13 standard focuses on the design of sprinklers, it does state a set of minimum requirements for the design of fire hose reels, which are taken into account to design the network.
CYPEFIRE Sprinklers uses the EPANET 2 analysis motor (developed by the “Water Supply and Water Resources Division National Risk Management Research Laboratory”) to carry out the hydraulic calculations required to design the network of sprinklers and fire hose reels. By using EPANET, very precise analysis results are obtained, which are sufficiently valid to comply with the requirements of the NFPA®13 standard.
The program allows users to introduce the design area of operation of the sprinklers. The code prescribes a series of requirements to obtain the area of operation of the sprinklers depending on their layout. Using this tool, users can define different design scenarios.
CYPEFIRE Sprinklers is an application that is integrated in the Open BIM workflow. This is achieved by importing information files of a previously defined BIM model.
More information on Open BIM workflow proposed by CYPE can be found on the Open BIM technology in CYPE programs webpage.
CYPEFIRE Sprinklers generates files containing all the quantities of the materials used in the fire extinguishing installations in FIEBDC-3 format, which is to be imported by bill of quantities management programs such as Arquimedes.
Once the sprinkler systems and hydraulic analysis have been defined, CYPEFIRE Sprinklers carries out the checks corresponding to the NFPA®13 standard and generates the justification reports and required drawings.
Once the hydraulic design and checks have been carried out on the system, CYPEFIRE Sprinklers can provide an on-screen display of any errors or information on the results of the hydraulic design and the design of the sprinkler system.
CYPEFIRE Sprinklers generates the justification files that are necessary to meet the requirements of the NFPA®13 standard, such as:
The program provides detailed drawings of the installation of the sprinkler system. It provides a tool that allows users to configure the floor plans that will be represented in the drawings.
Users can print the drawings directly or export them to different formats (DWG, DXF, PDF, XPS).
So CYPE Sprinklers can perform the indicated specifications, the user license must include the “CYPEFIRE Sprinklers” permit.