What are Auxiliary Drains?
Auxiliary Drains (also called low-point drains or drum drips) are required for each section of trapped pipe in a dry or pre-action fire protection system. They collect the moisture that condensates from the pressurized air in the system while minimizing loss of air pressure during maintenance (see NFPA 13, 184.108.40.206.3.5*, A220.127.116.11.3.5).
Dry and pre-action fire protection systems need to be maintained by emptying the auxiliary drains that collect water. Sprinkler system repairs can cost $5,000 to $10,000 or more every time an auxiliary drain fails, is vandalized, or is improperly maintained. AGF Manufacturing's COLLECTanDRAIN® auxiliary drains prevent system trips from improper maintenance or vandalism and with regular maintenance, help prevent system breakdowns as a result of freeze-ups.
Improve your building's appearance and meet NFPA Code
Auxiliary drains become eyesores when they are not maintained properly. Signage falls off, valves break and water stains walls, replacement valves don't match, paint chips, and metal oxidizes. Poorly maintained auxiliary drains make your building look bad, and they lower your occupants trust in the building's infrastructure.