Special Risk

Special Hazards Meet Special Protection

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Need a Special Risk Quote?

what qualifies us?

Marmic’s Special Hazards team has decades of experience working with a variety of sensitive and volatile environments, places where water sprinklers can’t be used, such as museums, art galleries, laboratories, data centers, telecommunications, warehouses, high-value storage, dust collection facilities, and aviation. We can address the unique needs of any environment.

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How Can We Help?

Solutions

Clean agent and security systems are just two areas of fire safety where we can assist. We also install, inspect, and service fire alarms and fire extinguishers to round out the safety plans of the most diligent health and safety managers. Designed to suit your facility, the safety systems we install and service are tried-and-true, state-of-the-art fire safety equipment.

Marmic’s coverage extends nationally for swift attention to customer matters. Our designers complement knowledgeable and experienced project engineers for timely illustrations and first-rate execution.

When to Inspect

Every year.

6-Year Maintenance required every 6th year or when damage is suspected (inspection included).

Hydrostatic testing required every 12th year or when damage is suspected (inspection included).

What to Expect

Fire extinguishers corrode and take damage over time and require yearly inspection which is very quick and easy.  If inspection is done on site, technicians will also note problems such as blocked access to fire extinguishers.

6-Year Maintenance requires discharging the tank and refilling it.

12-Year Hydrostatic testing requires discharging the tank and submerging it in water to test its integrity.  It will be refilled if it passes the test and scrapped if it does not.  You’ll need to purchase a new fire extinguisher if it is scrapped.

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When to Inspect

Every year, typically paired with Fire Extinguisher inspection.

What to Expect

30-second Push Test on function of exit lights.  Battery replacement when necessary.

When to Inspect

Every year. Quarterly depending on AHJ and insurance requirements.

5-year internal pipe insepection required every 5 years.

Fire pump test.

What to Expect

Wet and dry sprinkler inspections are virtually the same with the exception of nitrogen dry pipe systems which may require nitrogen replenishment if repairs are needed.

A 5-year internal pipe inspection will remove a section of pipe to note corrosion and blockage.  If blockage is severe, deficiencies are noted and re-piping is necessary.

Backflow preventer testing is a separate inspection and may require more than one technician to inspect if the preventer is set below ground or in a confined space.

When to Inspect

Every year, typically paired with Fire Sprinkler system

What to Expect

Backflow inspections are usually conducted with sprinkler inspections, however they don’t have to be.  It depends on AHJ requirements which may be tightly regulated.  Skipping an inspection and necessary repairs can result in water shut-offs.

Backflows can be above ground or below.  Below ground or confined space backflows are more hazardous and require two technicians: one to perform the work and one to monitor the other technician.

When to Inspect

Twice per year.

6-Year Maintenance on tank required every 6th year.

Hydrostatic testing required on tank every 12th year.

What to Expect

The inspection will include fusible link and nozzle cap replacement, among other items, proper function of exhaust fan, adequate coverage, pull station set, smoke and heat detectors, and other areas of concern.  

6-Year Maintenance requires discharging the tank and refilling it.

12-Year Hydrostatic testing requires discharging the tank and submerging it in water to test its integrity.  It will be refilled if it passes the test and replaced if it does notH

When to Inspect

Twice per year.

Nitrogen Flush every other inspection.

6-Year Maintenance on tank required every 6th year.

Hydrostatic Testing required on tank every 12th year.

What to Expect

The inspection will include fusible link and nozzle cap replacement, among other items, proper function of exhaust fan, adequate coverage, pull station set, and other areas of concern.  A nitrogen flush will ensure piping is unobstructed.

6-Year Maintenance requires discharging the tank and refilling it.

12-Year Hydrostatic Testing requires discharging the tank and submerging it in water to test its integrity.  It will be refilled if it passes the test and replaced if it does not.

Quarterly Hood Cleaning is recommended for heavily used kitchen ranges.  Significant grease buildup can interfere with system readiness in between inspections.

When to Clean

Every quarter year.

What to Expect

Quarterly Hood Cleaning for Kitchen Range Hood fire suppression systems is recommended for heavily used kitchen ranges. Significant grease buildup can interfere with system readiness in between inspections.

When to Inspect

Twice per year. Quarterly is recommended for harsher environments such as mines.

6-year maintenance on tank required every 6th year.

Hydrostatic testing is required on the tank every 12th year.

What to Expect

The inspection and parts replacement depend on the system type and manufacturer. Fire suppression systems using agents such as halon and AFFF (foam) are discontinuing due to environmental impact, but existing systems can still be serviced in certain instances.

6-Year Maintenance requires discharging the tank and refilling it.

12-year hydrostatic testing requires discharging the tank and submerging it in water to test its integrity. It will be refilled if it passes the test and replaced if it does not.

When to Inspect

Every year

Sensitivity test every other year.

What to Expect

The inspection will evaluate smoke and heat detectors, zones, communications, elevator recall (if applicable), and more.

Sensitivity testing will evaluate each sensor to be within its sensitivity range or it will be replaced.

When to Inspect

Every year

Monthly is recommended for frequently used cabinets.

What to Expect

Items in a first aid cabinet have various expiration dates, so replenishment may be needed throughout the year.  However, if an item still has time on it then no replacement is necessary.

Fire Suppression for Unique Environments

CO2, FM-200, Ecarro-25, Inergen, and Sapphire systems to suit your needs.

ABCs of Fire Extinguishers

Portable fire extinguishers for Class C (electrical) fires.

Controlling Access to Your Facility

Protect assets from security threats.

Get a Quote

When safety and security are needed, there’s no time to waste. Contact us today to get a free quote.

Further Protection

Marmic Fire & Safety is a one-stop safety company. We make your safetly our life’s mission. We equip retail, medical, commercial, and industrial establishments with hazard analysis.

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