Currently there is an issue in the fire/life safety industry that has not been addressed until now. That issue is not being able to conduct a functional test in plenum air spaces. We here at Williams Concepts and Designs have addressed this issue with a patented protected tool designed to do just that. (US Patent 9,842,487) Take a moment to view the use of a prototype tool that we at Williams Concepts and Designs have created. (Proof of Concept Video) A tool designed to functionally test smoke detectors in plenum air spaces. (H.V.A.C. duct work, data centers sub flooring, and plenum spaces)
Duct taping a rubber hose to the opening of a Gator Aid bottle with the bottom cut out is not exactly how any system integrator want their certified technicians to test detectors in such environments. Sadly, to say, but that is what’s happening in our high-tech society? Yes, it is. (Current Tools Being Used Video) Think of the wasted time in using such tool antiquated tools, not to mention all of the wasted can smoke test aerosol, coupled with the danger of standing on top of a ladder.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using this innovation?
We here at Williams Concepts and Designs like to rely on our thirty (30) plus years of experience. We want to think outside the box. (Smoking Gun YouTube Video) That is why we have developed a tool specifically designed to functionally test detectors in difficult to reach environments. Advantage number 1 is that it will take only one person on a ladder to test smoke detectors in difficult to reach locations. Advantage number 2 is less waste of smoke test aerosol. Advantage 3 will result in increased technician productivity The disadvantages are continued use of antiquated tools is unreliable and require two technicians, resulting in continued waste of smoke test aerosol, coupled with the safety issue, and of course wasted technician time at the customer site.
Imagine if there was a tool that could cut your labor expense in half. We here at Williams Concepts and Designs believe you can do just that with this innovation when it comes down to commissioning and inspecting smoke detectors in difficult to reach locations. You have your numbers, take a moment to run the calculations to see for yourself just how much you can save in labor and test smoke aerosol. Feel free to reach out for further inquiries.