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, 8.16.2.5.3.5*, A8.16.2.5.3.5).

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® Auxliary Drain upgrades prevent system trips from improper maintenance or vandalism and, with regular maintenance, help prevent system breakdowns as a result of freeze-ups.

M5300A and M5300ALBV

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.

Give your occupants a sense of security and your building a consistent, appealing appearance by upgrading to a COLLECTanDRAIN® M5300A Auxiliary Drain. The M5300A is a pre-assembled auxiliary drain designed to meet NFPA 13 and 25 guidelines addressing proper drainage while offering easy identification and a consistent appearance. The COLLECTanDRAIN® M5300ALBV features a M5100ALBV. Water Detector and Alarm that emits a visual and audible warning when the unit needs servicing.

5300A 5300ALBV
M5300A Item ID Description
5300A M5300A Basic Auxiliary Drain
M5300ALBV Item ID Description
5300ALBV M5300ALBV Basic Auxiliary Drain with Water Detector

M5100A and M5200A

Improve your building's appearance, meet NFPA Code, and pro-actively deter improper maintenance and vandalism

Auxiliary drains often become targets for vandals, since most auxiliary drains do not provide standard protection against tampering. The COLLECTanDRAIN® M5100A and M5200A provide a consistent and clean appearance, and they feature our Patented Anti-Trip Plate that only allows one valve to be open at a time so sprinkler systems cannot be tripped by improper maintenance or vandalism.

The COLLECTanDRAIN® M5100A and M5200A both use the M5300A as the base of their design covered by our Patented Anti-Trip Plate. Our Anti-Trip Plates meet NFPA signage requirements and feature a signal red, powdercoat finish for added durability against weathering. The M5100A features a M5100ALBV Water Detector and Alarm that emits a visual and audible warning when the unit needs servicing.

5100A 5200A
M5100 Item ID Description
5100A M5200A Basic Auxiliary Drain with Anti-Trip Plate and Water Detector
M5200 Item ID Description
5200A M5200A Basic Auxiliary Drain with Anti-Trip Plate

M5100ALBV

Water Detector and Alarm

Stop guessing when and what auxiliary drain needs maintenance. By detecting even the slightest amount of water in the collection assembly the COLLECTanDRAIN® M5100ALBV alerts you when maintenance is needed.

The COLLECTanDRAIN® M5100ALBV Water Detector Alarm is available separately and can be used to replace existing auxiliary drain valves; they can also be installed on small volume trapped pipe sections. Includes alarm and ball valve. For remote notification capabilities the M5100ALBV can be wired to the Fire Control Panel or BMS.

5100ALBV
M5100ALBV Item ID Description
5100ALBV M5100ALBV Water Detector Alarm with Ball Valve

M5150ALBV

Water Detector and Alarm with Reversible Water Collection Tee

For auxiliary drains that frequently collect water the COLLECTanDRAIN® M5150ALBV will alert you when the desired amount of water has been collected. The Reversible Water Collection Tee can be positioned to collect either 1 or 2 ounces of condensation.

The COLLECTanDRAIN® M5150ALBV Water Detector Alarm with Reversible Water Collection Tee is available separately and can be used to replace existing auxiliary drain valves; they can also be installed on small volume trapped pipe sections. Includes alarm, ball valve, and reversible tee. For remote notification capabilities the M5150ALBV can be wired to the Fire Control Panel or BMS.

5150ALBV
M5100ALBV Item ID Description
5150ALBV Water Detector Alarm with Reversible Tee and Ball Valve

M5400A

Improve your building's appearance, meet NFPA Code, pro-actively deter vandalism, and with proper maintenance NEVER worry about your auxiliary drains freezing and breaking again!

Every year building owner's spend thousands of dollars from their operating budget fixing auxiliary drains that collect water, freeze, and break. NOT ANYMORE! The COLLECTanDRAIN® M5400A features a heated cabinet so freeze-ups are a thing of the past. With normal auxiliary drain maintenance you will never inconvenience your tenants with unwanted drain repair or replace a broken auxiliary drain again.

The COLLECTanDRAIN® M5400A goes beyond the prevention features of the M5100A and M5200A by providing a temperature controlled environment to deter system failures due to freezing condensation. The heated and insulated cabinet contains an auxiliary drain with a float switch to monitor condensation levels. When condensation reaches a level where maintenance is needed the float switch activates an audible alarm and an LED warning light. The M5400A also features Fire Control Panel and BSM notification capabilities.

5400A
M5400A Item ID Description
5400A M5400A Cabinet with Auxiliary Drain and Heater

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