Importance of Breeching Inlets for your fire safety
When you are designing or working on a new building project, then you must devote a huge part of your budget and attention to creating a fire safety plan. Making a fire safety plan does not just means installing some sprinkles here and there along with some fire alarms. When you are working on such a project, then you should keep in mind that you are dealing with the safety of several people and the entire business. No one can predict a fire hazard as they can happen at any time due to any accidental fault. So, the best way to prevent this evil to arise and cause destruction is to take the necessary precautions beforehand. For that, you will need much more than just some sprinklers and it is best to opt for a professional expert like Dutco Tennant LLC. We supply the most advanced range of breeching inlet in the Middle East and UAE.
So what are these Breeching Inlets and why should you use them? They are installed outside the building or any easily accessible area in the building which makes it easier for the fire brigade personnel to access the inlet. Fire brigade personnel access the waterline using it. Normally it remains dry but is used by pump water by charging using fire fighting equipment. Fire brigade breeching inlet should definitely be installed in a building fitted with inlet connection at Civil Defense access level and outlet connection at specified points, which is normally dry but capable of being charged with water by pumping from fire service appliances. Normally there are two types of inlet breeching available, one is 2-way another is 4-way. The 2-way version has 2 x 2½” Instantaneous male non-return valve inlets and a 4″ outlet while the 4-way inlet breeching has 4 x 2½” Instantaneous male non-return valve inlets and a 6 outlet along with 1″ drain valve.
Breeching inlets are mostly suitable for installation on dry risers only. They are manufactured with care for complying with safety standards comprising of male instantaneous connections, drain valves, and non-return valves. The breeching inlets and its fittings are suitable for a normal working pressure of 10 bar. Materials which are used for manufacturing the breeching inlets conforms to the standard requirement. The body is cast out from spheroidal graphite iron and the inlets are made of gunmetal and copper alloy parts with bronze spring, stainless steel locknut, washer, etc. The inside part of the breeching inlet bodies is coated with “black” epoxy cold tar paint which is a good anti-corrosion protection. The inlet blank caps are rubber with chrome chain. You can also get Brass or gunmetal blank caps from us upon request.
- Body material made of spheroidal graphite cast iron (Ductile Iron)
- Inlet connection and non-return valves material made of copper alloy.
- Each inlet connection is fitted with a non-return valve and of spring-loaded mushroom type.
- Each breeching inlet is painted RED internally and externally.
- Compact and elegant design with excellent flow characteristics.
- High-quality casting finishes.
- Corrosion-resistant and quality materials used for durability, long-life, and efficiency.
In electric power generating plants, a sudden fire breakout can have costly and even fatal consequences. Owners and operators of many plants tend to pay little or no attention towards fire suppression system since their installation which was done around 10 to 20 years back. In about one of every three cases of fire suppression system failure in a fire station, the cause is inadequate inspection, implementation of poor fire systems and maintenance.
A study has reported that around 49 percent of gaseous suppression systems in combustion turbine units failed to operate satisfactorily in a 20-year period, with total property damage of around 15.9 million USD. Fire hazards like large quantities of fuel, combustible/flammable liquids, electrical hazards, combustible dust, and warehousing are common in electric power generating plants. In these facilities, a wide range of fire protection systems can be found. The list includes fire pumps, hydrants, fire extinguishers and systems using sprinkler/water spray, dry chemical, halon, carbon dioxide, and detection/alarm devices.
Fire protection systems are a combination of mechanical and electrical components and, like power generation equipment, needs regular attention. Fire protection equipment is often neglected and the lowest grade and cheap equipments are selected which in terms prove to be highly regretful at the time of mishaps. Fire protection related tasks often are assigned to inadequately trained personnel or are not done at all. As the program complies with the requirements of a local jurisdiction or fire department does not guarantee the frequencies to be adequate.
Keeping all these things in mind, Dutco Tennant LLC always prioritizes safety and quality for all it’s supplied firefighting solutions. We always care to provide the utmost safety for all our clients as the lives of many people are dependent on the fire fighting systems. For over four decades, we have been delivering quality fire safety equipment manufactured by some of the most reliable companies. Due to the high performance, durability, and reliability of our fire systems, we have earned a respectable place in the hearts of thousands of customers in the Middle East and the GCC region. You can also ensure compact fire safety for your plants by installing our supplied products.
Contractors need to give special attention to the fire safety during any construction phase. A sudden fire accident can hamper a business in several ways and can make it completely paralysed. Any business deals with several objects but most important every business have several human lives involved and fire safety is extremely important for them. You may think that your organization’s fire safety plans have been made with extreme care, but it is still not enough. At any time, an expected fire hazard can break-in, and you cannot predict that when that will happen but what you can do is stay alert and keep yourself safe and sound by installing the best in class fire safety equipment. With Dutco Tennant LLC, you will always get the most advanced range of firefighting solutions in the Middle East and GCC region.
For any fire mishaps, firefighting equipment works as the main line of defense. Dutco Tennant LLC has been the leading supplier of several firefighting products in the Middle East and GGC region and always cares about your business or residential fire fighting equipment. We are known all over for our ability to respond at a very short time to a hazardous situation. With us, you will only get the most highest-rated, highest quality firefighting products from the biggest brands of the industry. We ensure to feature only the products which are designed using the latest technological advances, innovations, and materials that have been certified to meet or exceed regulatory standards.
Our products have been subcategorized into several divisions, which are as follows –
Sub Stations & Power Plants
There are several risks of fire in Substations and the possible impacts can be catastrophic. A fire breakout in substations can severely impact the supply of power to customers and affect the company’s revenue and assets. Similarly in a power plant, there are several risks underlying which can cause a fire or an explosion. But in order to overcome all of these you need to use a wide range of superior fire-fighting products which are suitable to help you to keep yourself safe.
Our offered products – Fire Water Tanks, Valves, Fire Hydrants, Indicator Posts, Pipes & Fittings, Grooved Fittings, Pipe Supports, Mineral Insulated Cables.
Every year fires affect thousands of facilities which results in injury and building damage. Fire is undoubtedly a serious threat to the safety and security of any building and fire safety primarily targets to eradicate loss of life and property damage by installing & maintaining reliable fire safety equipment. Buildings need to be installed with fire extinguishers, fire sprinkler systems, fog nozzles, hydrants, firewater storage tanks, and other fire protection products to help surpass fire hazards. From Dutco Tennant LLC, you will easily be able to get all the types of fire safety products for buildings.
Our product range – Sprinkler Heads, Sprinkler Flexible Hose & Fittings, Pipes & Fittings, Valves, Grooved Fittings, Pipe Supports, Mineral Insulated Cables, Modular Wiring Systems, Expansion Joints, etc.
Infrastructure & Pumping Station Networks
A firefighting pumping station is a key element of fixed water fire extinguishing networks. Combined with a storage tank or water supply system, it constitutes the sources of water. the network of firefighting is made up of a water source that is followed by firefighting pumps, pipes to carry water to the destination points, pipeline accessories like expansion joints, dismantling joints, and flange adapters for mounting the valves on to the network along with associated fire hydrants, valve chambers, washout chambers, and air valve chambers. Dutco Tennant LLC can supply the specialist expertise to help meet your performance objectives.
Our product range – Fire Hydrants, Indicator Posts, Valves, Strainers, Flow Meters, Pipes & Fittings, Pipeline Accessories.
Industrial Units, Warehouses & Fuel Stations
it is very important for a proper water flow in a fire emergency situation. For that, sustaining life and protecting property is imperative and of utmost concern. Because of that we supply fire protection control valves which are designed to work at emergency full-flow. Several businesses across the Middle East have put their trust on or complete line of performance listed and approved valves.
Products in this category – Fire & Potable Water Tanks, Fire Hydrants, Valves, Pipes & Fittings, Sprinkler Heads, Sprinkler Flexible Hose & Fittings, Grooved Fittings, Pipe Supports, Mineral Insulated Cables.
Dutco Tennant proudly provides high-quality firefighting products and solutions for industrial buildings, warehouse applications and special hazard areas like fuel stations with a goal to help maintain the productivity of our customers by keeping all life safety systems running properly and production systems working efficiently.
The world’s leading trade fair focused on security, safety, and fire protection, Intersec is coming back for the 2020 edition and will take place in Dubai between January 19 – 21. And like every year, this year also Dutco Tennant LLC is excited to participate in this magnificent event to demonstrate it’s latest for Firefighting Solutions and Business Technology Solutions. This year, Intersec will feature over 1300 exhibitors and feature a variety of industries – from commercial security and infrastructure protection to safety and health and homeland security.
As one of the most recognized suppliers of a premium range of firefighting products, Dutco Tennant LLC will be showcasing a wide range of products and demonstrate why each product is essential for a compact fire protection system. Over the period of these eventful three days, visitors who walk into our stall at the Dubai World Trade Centre will be able to witness and learn about the latest technologies of Firefighting Solutions which are revolutionizing the global market. Industry experts, including those from Dutco Tennant LLC, will analyze threats, outline fire safety loopholes in systems and discuss how cutting edge technologies can meet the fire security requirements.
We are known as a company that is always researching and looks out for new technologies to protect facilities from severe fire damage. This year we have planned a bunch of product launches that are dedicated to increasing the fire safety of your facilities with grace. Our experts will be available to assist you with all your personal project queries and will help you to select the right product for your requirements. Along with all of these, our stall will host several other exciting sessions like panel discussions and fun activities.
So why hesitate to visit us? Come visit our stall, try our service and feel the magic by yourself. Find us inside Hall 7, Stand 7B-12.
No one can predict when, how and where a sudden fire mishap can occur, but you always can take steps to ensure that your staff stays safe and sound. In order to do that, you will need an effective fire safety plan and fire safety training. It might sound unnecessary now but it could make all the difference between a minor scare and a serious emergency.
So, let’s have a look at how you can give more attention to fire safety in the workplace.
The key lies in Planning
As the basic step towards preventing fire hazards, a fire safety plan is needed. The best way to eliminate fire is by eliminating the risk of fires and you can do that with an effective fire safety plan. A fire prevention plan outlines all the appropriate fire safety protocols. It also documents every potential fire hazard your workplace may deal with. This may sound daunting at first but these activities will help you to avoid potential hazards on that list.
Being prepared in advance, a fire protection plan will make it easy for you to identify the risks in your workplace. Not just matches and gasoline works as fire risks, people can be just as much of fire risk–and they could be vulnerable if a fire broke out. Think clearly that what is most likely to cause a fire and who is most vulnerable in the event of a fire.
Stronger Emergency Response
A well-thought plan keeps your team better equipped to respond to an emergency effectively. Like for instance a fire escape plan you will keep you informed exactly about how everyone in the office can get out of the office during a fire. Everyone will know how to take care of themselves during fire breakouts. A fire prevention plan also gives you the opportunity to prepare your workplace for a potential emergency.
But the best benefit of a fire prevention plan is that it helps you to keep your employees safe from a fire. You may not be able to predict every emergency under the sun, but you can plan ahead. And if you plan ahead, you’ll reduce the risk of someone getting seriously hurt in an accident.
Being one of the leading firefighting products suppliers in the UAE, Dutco Tennant LLC always looks out for technologies that reduce the risks of fire mishaps and helps you to keep your facilities safe. For more than four decades, we have been supplying exemplary range of fire fighting products which have been protecting lives and properties all over the Middle East. Now we invite you to explore our latest products live at Intersec Dubai and you will also have the chance to get all your personal queries answered by our experts live at the venue. So come visit our stall.
The leading trade fair for Security, Safety & Fire Protection, Intersec returns to Dubai for its 22nd edition from 19-21 January. This amazing event acts as the best platform for companies to showcase their newest products and increase their business. It offers visitors a premium platform to explore specialized industry insights and new products. Every year this show attracts more than 1200 exhibitors from over 135 countries and the visitor count reaches around 34,800. Dutco Tennant LLC believes that protecting people and property from fire is a social commitment with a purpose that transcends the bottom line, and for that, we always have been looking out for new ways to improve the fire safety of facilities. Like every year, this year too we have planned to showcase some of our newest products and solutions which are focused to increase the fire safety of the business facilities.
So which exciting products can you explore at our stall over these three eventful days? Read it out below.
Our offered Gate Valves comes with unique features, easy maintenance and are used in the fire protection industry for many years. We supply gate valves that fully conform to the latest AWWA C515 standards with UL/FM approval. The wedges provided are with EPDM encapsulated wedge which helps in providing bubble-tight shutoff. The gate valves are also provided with NSF certified epoxy coating for the prevention of corrosion. Gate valves are offered in two types – OS&Y and NRS type and both of these valves offer unique features like ease of operation, positive sealing, and full flow capacity.
Butterfly valves offered are designed for trouble-free reliability and are constructed of durable ductile iron for a lightweight superior product. The butterfly valves utilize stainless steel upper and lower shafts with EPDM encapsulated discs. The high-quality fusion bonded epoxy coating offers corrosion resistance. The valves are slowly operating with low torque leading to excellent high cycle life. They are also ULFM approved.
Swing Check Valves are used for ensuring flow in one direction. They are offered in two types – bronze to bronze seat and resilient seated. The bronze-to-bronze seat is designed with ample tolerances to compensate for seat ring wear. The spinning action of the disc creates a regrinding effect that cleans the seat ring of foreign particles. The disc is also self-adjusting. The resilient seated works as an “absolute seal” and softens the closing effect. All moving parts of these valves are bronze to bronze, minimizing wear and corrosion problems. Our supplied check valves can be installed in the horizontal or vertical orientation and they are available tapped for easy installation of gauges at up to six locations. Our modern cover design allows for simple inspection and service utilizing a tapped body, eliminating nut and bolt combinations seen on older products.
Indicator Wall Posts are designed to operate the control valve of an automatic fire sprinkler system. It is a wall type system for operating non-rising stem gate valves and displays the disposition of the gate valve behind a wall from a distance and is required on NRS gate valves in sprinkler service. We supply Indicator Posts which are UL Listed and FM Approved for fire systems.
- Target nut to allow 9 to 45 turns (2945)
- Adjustable indicator plate (open / shut)
- Protected window to indicate the valve open or closed position
- Tapped for the supervisory switch
Tunnels that exceed a length of 1000 meters require the installation of ventilation systems. We supply ventilation systems that offer the most effective and safest solution, always guaranteeing a breathable air supply even under the most adverse conditions.
With our vast experience, we have become specialists in supplying dampers, which is an essential part of any ventilation and smoke extraction system. They can be applied to road, underground, railway tunnels and to all kinds of underground facilities. In addition, we also supply a wide range of accessories for dampers. Our dampers are delivered on-site in a perfectly identifiable format, including all relevant information related to the project.
BYP Modules are called to mark a watershed in safety and in the speed of building modules for tunnels. Our supplied module is unique in the world thanks to its standardization, “turnkey” delivery and a significant reduction in building time. It provides a maximum level of safety and supports the local buffer while ensuring the necessary equipment for the safety, maintenance, and communication of the shelters with connections to electrical power and data grids.
- Standardization of the construction of by-pass crosses connections.
- Modular “turnkey” installation.
- Reduction of the time taken to execute installations.
- High level of safety.
Intersec is the leading trade fair for safety and security worldwide and it is undoubtedly the most successful communication platform for the protection and security industry. Every year in Dubai, this show attracts thousands of visitors and hundreds of exhibitors from all over the world. Dutco Tennant LLC has always been looking out for new ways to improve the fire safety standards of business facilities. And for that, every year we visit this exhibition to demonstrate our latest firefighting products.
So what can you expect to seat our stall this year? Let’s have a look
Altitude valves are ideal for maintaining a preset maximum water level. The valve functions as a two-position control valve, either fully open or fully closed. It allows the normal forward flow to fill the reservoir to the maximum level and then closes drip-tight at the set-point. It opens to allow reverse flow through the valve when the supply pressure drops a fixed amount below the reservoir head.
- No overflows
- Superior repeatability
- Positive shut-off
- Easily serviceable at ground level
Mineral Insulated Cables are undoubtedly the ultimate fire survival electrical cable system. It is composed of inorganic materials (copper conductor, highly compressed magnesium oxide insulation (MgO), and the copper or Alloy 825 Sheath. MI Cable is a stand-alone product that contains no polymer, uses no zinc and does not require conduit protection. It is unaffected by the issues associated with cable-in-conduit systems and there have been no changes to the product that has consistently met the requirements for a two-hour fire-resistive system
Air Release Valves which are also referred to as “small orifice valves” are often fitted at the highest point on a pipeline to continually release air during system operation to protect against unwanted surges and maintain system efficiency.
- Unconditionally guaranteed stainless steel floats
- Simple Lever and Compound Lever Models
- Stainless steel 316 internal trim
- Resilient seating for positive shutoff
Expansion Joints especially the Gimbal type is designed to permit angular rotation in any plane by the use of two pairs of hinges affixed to a common floating gimbal ring. Two single gimbal expansion joints combine together to make a double gimbal expansion joint. The advantage of this arrangement is the ability to absorb large lateral movement in any plane at each end.
- Protects the pipeline systems against collapse and breakages by compensating seismic motions (earthquake) and large lateral and angular movements.
- The movement of bellows is more controlled.
- Internal flow liners for eliminating velocity problems may be fitted.
- Anchors only require absorbing spring forces.
- Pressure thrust is restrained by the hardware
For checking the flow rate on fire pumps, flow meters are used. Advantages of this product help users to check the pump values which are shown on their labels. They come in butt-welded or grooved connection and are FM approved. Our products have proven themselves over the years by standing every environmental condition over the years.
Fire Hydrants have been in use in fire protection for over a century. We supply Fire Hydrants having a simple design, easy to install, maintain and repair. Our product sets a standard for quality in the industry and meets or exceeds all requirements for AWWA C502 latest revision, and is UL listed and FM approved.
Dutco Tennant LLC has been a leading supplier of firefighting products in the Middle East and GCC region for more than four decades and has built relationships and partnerships in over 100 countries. We always strive to enhance & support the efforts of independent fire sprinkler designers & contractors with our comprehensive, integrated solutions for any fire protection challenge. Like every year, this year also we will be showcasing our exemplary range of firefighting solutions at the Intersec 2020. As the leading trade fair for Security, Safety & Fire Protection, Intersec’s influence has spread not only across the Middle East, Africa and the Indian subcontinent but has gone well beyond. Over 34,800 visitors (+20%) from 135 countries attend this spectacular event every year.
Let’s take a look at the products which will be on display at our store this year.
Flexible Sprinkler Hose with Fittings is to connect directly to Fire Sprinkler is designed to work on a returnable piping system into a small space in a wet system or dry system. It allows users to adjust any detailed dimension freely but is also economical as it reduces the time required for installation and that in fine finishes. Adding to that, these are to be used in accordance with NFPA 13,13D and 13R for limited flexibility applications.
- Available in two types-Braided and Unbraided flexible hoses.
- Can be supplied in different length 700mm, 1000mm, 1200mm, 1500mm, 1800mm, etc.
- It can be installed into a tiny space
- Easy Installation
- Economical Installation
CPVC Pipes and Fittings
Formulated through chlorinated polyvinyl reaction, CPVC is the resin drastically improving the heat resistance, impact resistance, mechanical strength and pressure resistance over the commercially and widely available PVC. These pipes are ideal for use in automatic fire sprinklers which provide superior hydraulics, ease of joining, increased hanger spacing in comparison to other thermoplastics and ease of assembly.
- Excellent corrosion resistance and anti-chemical strength.
- Excellent heat and pressure resistance.
- High constant temperature characteristics due to the low heat conduction rate.
- Convenient workability & excellent economy.
Pressure Reducing Valve
A pressure reducing valve is ideal for automatically reducing a higher inlet pressure to steady lower discharge pressure, regardless of fluctuations in flow or inlet pressure. These valves are based on the 106-PG control valves and are available in a complete range of sizes from 2 in / 50 mm to 8 in / 200 mm. Our Pressure Reducing Valves are known all over the Middle East for their superior performance, reliability and long service life. They are UL Listed.
Pressure Relief Valve
A pressure relief valve is a device that protects a fire protection system by automatically relieves the excess pressure to discharge. By an overpressure event, any condition which would cause pressure in a vessel or system to increase beyond the specified design pressure or maximum allowable working pressure is referred. The main goal of a pressure relief valve is the protection of life and property by venting fluid from an overpressurized vessel.
We offer two types of Pressure Reducing Valves, the RPS series which will also automatically modulate to relieve excess pump capacity during the pump start-up and shut down, allowing the pump to operate without causing surges.
The second model 18-FR is a remote sensing, high capacity, spring, and diaphragm operated, normally closed valve.
Flow Limiting Control Valves are ideal for limiting the flow to a pre-determined maximum. Excessive flow is prevented by these valves by limiting flow to a preselected minimum rate, regardless of changing line pressure.
- Accurately limits flow to a pre-set maximum
- Easily adjustable flow limit
- Paddle-style orifice plate included
- Optional orifice plate housing
The leading trade fair for safety and security worldwide, Intersec is the ideal platform for businesses to showcase their latest products and attract businesses. Every year this spectacular event takes place in Dubai where several exhibitors line up and visitors from all over the globe come forward. Being one of the most renowned suppliers of Firefighting products, Dutco Tennant LLC have been showcasing their newest products in this exhibition over the years. We always look forward to upgrading our product range every now and then to make an increase in the safety of your facilities more. This year, visitors to our stall will be able to explore a collection of our new and bestselling products.
Our Fire Water Storage Tanks are designed to last longer, offer unmatched quality and have passed FM and LPCB approvals. This sectional site bolted tanks come in rectangular and cylindrical forms and are manufactured from either a high grade galvanized steel or a marine alloy of aluminum. They come along with a wide range of capacities and with several ancillaries and accessories. These Storage Tanks can offer a cost-effective solution for small to medium capacities of water storage.
Our Standard and Quick response sprinklers are thermosensitive glass bulb sprinklers available in different finishes and temperature ratings to meet design requirements. These sprinklers are standard spray patterns to meet the approval agencies’ requirements. Especially, the Nickel-Chrome plated sprinklers are decorative and attractive adding that, Nickel-Chrome plating might be utilized to extend the life of copper alloy sprinklers.
- Upright fire sprinkler heads for the parking area and public lounges fire protection.
- Pendant fire sprinkler for fire protection of buildings with false ceiling.
- Sidewall Fire sprinkler heads for Fire Protection of the areas with limited ceiling access.
- Decorative Flush type fire sprinkler heads to provide smooth and aesthetic ceiling appearance.
Our Standard and Quick Response Concealed Pendent Sprinkler are thermosensitive glass bulb spray sprinklers with the cover plate. The sprinkler is pre-assembled with a threaded adapter for installation with a low-profile cover assembly that provides up to 10mm of vertical adjustment.
The two-piece design allows installation and testing of the sprinkler prior to the installation of the cover plate. The “thread-on”, “thread-off” design of the concealed cover plate assembly allows easy installation of the cover plate after the system has been tested and the ceiling finish has been applied. The cover assembly can be removed and reinstalled, allowing temporary removal of ceiling panels without taking the sprinkler system out of service or removing the sprinkler.
- Concealed fire sprinkler with a low profile aesthetic cover plates for building fire protection.
Alarm Check Valves
As an essential part of a wet sprinkler system, our Wet Alarm Check Valve is used as a device that detects water flow in the fire equipment installed in a residential area, manufacturing areas, and so on. The valve is designed to initiate an alarm during a sustained flow of water (such as the flow required by an open sprinkler) by operating an optional water motor alarm and/or a pressure switch.
- Sizes 4”, 6” and 8″
- Cast iron body for extra hydro-static strength
- Quick removal and easy service for rubber-faced clapper
- Available Maximum Working Pressure: 175 psi, 250 psi
- Hydro-static Test Pressure: 25 bar (350 psi)
- Approvals – UL and FM
Our offered Pre-action & Deluge Valve with external resetting function is a differential latch type valve designed for the fire protection system. This feature of the valve provides easy resetting of a pre-action system without opening the valve cover for manual repositioning of the clapper and latch mechanism. The actuation of the electric system automatically releases the valve by allowing water to flow into the sprinkler piping system and to be discharged from any sprinklers that are open.
Features and advantages
- Simple configuration for easy maintenance
- No False Alarm
- Outstanding Durability
- Anti-corrosive Trim
- Reliable Operation
- Field replaceable diaphragm and clapper seat
- Maximum Working Pressure: 175 psi (12 bar)
- Flange Connection: ANSI B16.1 FF Class 150
- Hydrostatic Test Pressure: 25 bar (350 psi)