Livetap - Under Pressure Drilling

Livetap is a major innovation for carrying out 'live' modifications to sprinkler system. No drain down required, making it the simplest, fastest and most cost effective way to make modifications while complying with all fire sprinkler system codes.

Because there is no need to drain down when using Livetap fire protection is maintained at all times and the building remains in use. The Livetap system is quick and easy to use, saving huge amounts of water and minimising disruption, Watch the short video below and see how it works.

Livetap is a very versatile system and can be used across a variety of building types such as:

Shopping Malls
High Rise Buildings
Residential Buildings

No drain down - no fees
'Green' saves large volumes of water
No loss of sprinkler protection
Cost effective installation
No activation of any fire pumps or fire alarms
Only test new works
No suvey of existing system required
No risk of draining the wrong valve set
No dirty water discharge
No out of hours working
No difficult backfilling of the system
Reduced system pipework corrosion
No complicated system drain down arrangments
Removes more swarf/metal debris from the system

How it works

The no drain T fitting is first installed in a suitable locations on the existing sprinkler pipework.

The Livetap drill is attached to the no drain T fitting to firstly air test and hydraulic pressure test new pipework only.

New sprinkler piping and heads are installed and fixed to the new branch tee connection.

On completion of a successful test the pressure is reduced inline with the existing system. Then the Livetap drill is fed through the no drain T by means of operating a simple hand ratchet drive or power drill (requires gearbox). The drill is then withdrawn and the metal coupon is removed by means of special drill magnet.