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185Graph is a 1.85 graph based fire sprinkler hydraulic calculation software program specifically designed to graph sprinkler demand vs. water supply. 

Competitive Pricing! Only $249.95! multi-license discounts available.  Please visit our purchase page for more details.

Free Trial!  Experience 185Graph before purchase. Visit our download page to try 185Graph Version 4.2 today.  The program is fully functional for 15 starts or 15 days.


DEMONSTRATION



Click the link below to stream the video file to Windows Media Player.  Right mouse click and select "Save Target As" to save the entire file to your hard drive.

     DEMO

The file is 26.8 MB.  The length is 4:49 minutes.



DESCRIPTION


185Graph is a 1.85 graph based fire sprinkler hydraulic calculation software program specifically designed to graph sprinkler demand vs. water supply.  It calculates base of the riser demand with the Grid Calculator, Tree Calculator or Head by Head Worksheet and will plot these demands against any water supply.  Water supplies can be adjusted for friction loss, elevation and/or hose streams.

185Graph has compact, single form modular design with all data input and output ergonomically displayed on the same form.  Instantly determine a sprinkler system's weakness by inspecting the detailed pressure loss data, and develop the most appropriate recommendations for improvement. With routine use, you will develop an instinctive sense of "what is adequate" and "what improvements are required".  Quickly change sprinkler heads, pipe diameter, density, area, skew, pump size, etc.  Immediately see the effect of lowering storage or reinforcing the sprinkler piping and/or water supply.  

Version 4.2 is written in Visual Basic 6.0 (32 bit compatibility).  It supports English and International units, file saving, and can seamlessly read and convert files saved in different units.  A multi-demand form is included to automatically plot and label up to 10 demand curves.  Undo/redo functionality is provided to assist with customizing the graph.  Additionally, n
ew pump rating & graphing capabilities have been included in the latest release.

185Graph is designed to be used by Fire Department, Insurance Risk Management, Loss Control and Safety Engineering professionals.  Downloadable tutorials and integrated help screens are provided to help users become proficient quickly, which will save valuable time and money.  Most importantly, the software is reasonably priced and sold as trial-ware so there is no risk.  The application is fully functional for 15 days/starts.  Please visit our download page and experience 185Graph today.


BENEFITS


Become Proficient Quickly!
S
ave time and money with our free tutorials and integrated help screens.


Visualize and Present with the 1.85 Graph Output! 
Visually compare sprinkler demand vs. water supply quickly.  Draw lines, enter text and include a title block in your presentations.


Fast "What-If" Analysis!
  C
hange sprinkler heads, pipe diameter, density, area, skew, pump size, etc.  Immediately see the effect of lowering storage or reinforcing the sprinkler piping and/or water supply. With use, you will develop an instinctive sense of "what is adequate" and "what improvement are needed".


Expose System Weakness!
 
Quickly determine a sprinkler system's weakness with detailed pressure loss data and develop the most appropriate recommendations for improvement.

Compact Single Form Modular Design!  Integrated Grid, Tree, Head by Head, Supply, Friction Loss, Pump and Gradient forms show data input and calculated results ergonomically on the same form.


NEW FEATURES



Upgraded Help System to work with Windows 7!
  No more special Microsoft download required.


OTHER FEATURES


Improved Windows 7 Support! 
. Improved installation & functionality under this latest Windows operating system.


International Support!  The application now supports both English and International units and common pipe schedules.  Default units can now be permanently set.  Grid and Tree Calculators now support shape factor of 2.0.

File Saving!  File saving is provided for the main Graph, Grid, Tree and Head by Head Worksheet.

Unit Conversion!  The program can seamlessly read, open and convert all saved data files without respect to the units that the files were saved in.   Great if you have an international business.

Professional Labeling Feature! Professional point/line labeling functionality has been added to spruce up any presentation.


Customizable Logo! Add your company logo to the main Graph form.  The logo will print on all program output.

Undo/Redo!  This feature improves the ability for the user to customize the graph.  Undo will erase up to 100 recent changes one at a time.  Redo adds back all erased changes.

Multi-Demand!  The multi-demand form automatically plots and label up to 10 demand curves.  File saving is supported.

Pump Rating!  New pump rating & graphing capabilities have been included in the latest release.  


WILL YOUR AUTOMATIC SPRINKLERS CONTROL A FIRE?

The first automatic fire sprinklers were commercially marketed in the US in 1874. There have been minor advances in the basic technology since that time.  However, the governing codes and standards have become increasingly complex as a result of evolving occupancies, fires, new research and ever increasing public awareness.

Properly designed automatic sprinkler systems control fire, reduce property damage, business interruption and save lives. However, this requires routine inspection, maintenance and testing as well as continual reassessment to assure success. Concerns relating to the major components are discussed below. Consult NFPA 25 “Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water- Based Fire Protection Systems” or other appropriate codes/standards for detailed requirements.

Sprinkler Heads

Automatic sprinklers discharge water through an orifice when the heat from a fire fuses a thermal element. Once fused, the water impacts a deflector and is dispersed in circular pattern. Automatic sprinkler systems are designed to operate many heads simultaneously. In order to control or suppress a fire the heads must operate without delay.

Look for damaged deflectors, painted thermal elements, leakage, corrosion, physical obstruction, or older (obsolete) sprinklers. Test or replace heads if their reliability is questionable.

Control Valves

Sprinkler control valves are provided for the purpose of shutting off water to the sprinkler system in the event of accidental leak or for system maintenance. Valves that are inadvertently left closed can impair a sprinkler system. Inoperable valves can result in significant water damage if they cannot be quickly closed.

Periodically inspect sprinkler control valves to insure that they are in the open position. Functionally test them to ensure that they will operate. Consider locking or sealing valves in the open position to deter against unauthorized tampering, particularly if they are accessible to the general public. Develop an impairment management program to ensure that any valve closures are monitored, that the number of impaired systems is minimized, that protection is restored promptly and that proper precautions are taken to prevent against fire when systems are impaired.

Dry pipe, Preaction and deluge valves are designed to introduce water into the piping network after being tripped. Dry pipe valves are designed to operate when an automatic sprinkler head fuses and the system’s air pressure drops. Deluge valves are used with open heads and operate when signaled by a detection system. Preaction valves, and related designs, employ both methods of activation.

Periodically test all detection systems as well as devices such as accelerators and exhausters that effect riser control valve actuation. Routinely trip test and maintain all dry pipe, deluge, and Preaction valves to ensure their proper operation.

Piping

Obstructed piping results in an impaired sprinkler system. Obstructions occur in cast-iron pipe as a result of tuburculation. Dry systems have the worst track record with corrosion, and galvanized piping is commonly installed to compensate. Obstruction can occur when foreign materials, or living organisms, are introduced via the water supply (e.g. rocks, sediment, clams, microbiological induced corrosion (MIC), etc.). Sudden failure can result in deteriorated pipe when systems are exposed to high flow and pressure during fire conditions. Galvanized pipe corrodes quickly at elevated temperature.

Flow 2 in. drains and inspectors test connections to ensure that system piping remains unobstructed. Dry pipe systems that use cast-iron pipe should have flushing investigations performed routinely. Periodically inspect freezer systems for ice plugs. Treat and inspect systems that are prone to obstruction/deterioration from MIC, Asian clams or zebra mussels.

Thoroughly investigate any obstructions promptly and determine the cause. This will likely require dis-assembly and/or flushing of all piping. Flush the system by flowing water through the largest pipes first so as to not introduce large amounts of obstructing material into the smaller pipes. Adequate velocity is essential.

In winter it is critical to maintain adequate building heat to prevent freezing. Check dry systems for proper piping pitch and drain drum drips routinely. Inspect dry pipe valve riser houses to ensure adequate heating.

For older and suspect systems that have leaked or failed, conduct a hydrostatic pressure test to determine suitability for continued use. If testing cannot be performed, replace the system.

Water Supply

The water supply consists of a source and a means of delivering adequate flow and pressure to the automatic sprinkler system. Sources include tanks, wells, lakes, ponds or rivers. Flow and pressure is supplied by gravity, pumps and in some cases pressure tanks. Large public water systems utilize a redundant combination of gravity and pumping and are generally reliable. However, uncontrollable changes may impact system adequacy. Sources, pumps, underground piping and valves are subject to impairments that could render an automatic sprinkler system ineffective.

Perform flow testing in the vicinity of the automatic sprinkler system to assure that the design remains adequate. Inspect and maintain control valves as outlined above. Flow test isolated underground main legs to ensure that there are no obstructions. Test start fire pumps frequently to ensure that they will start automatically. Flow test fire pumps to assure their continued performance. In winter, routinely check heating systems in tanks and fire pump rooms to prevent against freezing. Treat raw water sources for clams, mussels and excess vegetation, and routinely clean suction intakes

Reevaluate  Sprinkler System Adequacy

Continually reevaluate sprinkler system adequacy to ensure the systems remain capable of protecting property, reducing business interruption and saving lives. Reevaluate changes in occupancy, combustible load, storage configuration, products and processes. Apply the most modern codes and standards, and reassess the water supply for comparison to each sprinkler system’s calculated demand.


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