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FINE FIRE, the new FineMEP application for fire fighting installation design, combines Design and Calculations in a Fully INtegrated Environment, making all the required calculations for any Firefighting Building Installation directly from drawings, generating all the study results: Calculation sheets, technical reports, bill of materials and costing, as well as all the final drawings (plan views, panel diagrams, details) fully updated.

The brand new version of FineFIRE meets all the following needs:

- Tree systems
- Gridded or looped  systems
- Sprinkler spacing and location according classification of hazard
- Determination of area covered per sprinkler
- Determination of hydraulically most unfavourable area of operation
- Determination of 4 sprinklers under consideration in most unfavourable area (EN 12845)
- Determination of hydraulically most favourable area of operation
- Determination of 4 sprinklers under consideration in most favourable area (EN 12845)
- EN 12845 fully calculated systems
- NFPA 13 fully calculated systems - velocity pressures are considered
- Pump selection capable of providing the flow & pressure of most unfavourable and most favourable area
- Suction pipe calcualtion
- NPSH calculation
- Tank size calculation
 
   
FINE FIRE consists of two Components, synergistically interacting between each other:
  • The CAD Component, a powerful autonomous tool, based on 4MCAD, including a flexible cad interface for designing the installation plus an expert system for producing the final drawings (plan views of the installation, vertical diagram, construction details etc).
  • The Calculations Component, an advanced calculation environment, using a spreadsheet-like functionality and a rich methodological background. It provides all the calculation results of the Firefighting network and overall installation, in a perfectly presented and completely documented way.
   

Advanced CAD Interface

FINE-FIRE's advanced CAD interface supports the design of any Firefighting installation in two simple steps:


- Location of the Installation components (sprinklers, hoses receptors, collectors etc) on the view plan

- Piping design with simple or more sophisticated routing commands (i.e. “Pipes Parallel to Wall”, “automatically connected to the receptors” etc) to speed up the process. 
 

The view plan can be taken in a DWG or DXF file format or even a bitmap file. Or, it can be drawn from scratch through the AutoBLD (Architectural) commands of the package.

   

Complete Calculations directly through the Drawings

The calculation sheet is being automatically updated directly through the drawings thanks to the AutoNET group of commands. The network (composed of the piping network, risers, sprinklers, fire hoses, pressure pumps etc), is recognised and transferred into the calculation sheets.

Calculations rely on a rich Methodological background, which is based on detailed hydraulic calculations, following the NFPA standards.

As already mentioned, the last version of FineFIRE faces among others:

- Tree systems - Gridded or looped  systems - Sprinkler spacing and location according classification of hazard - Determination of area covered per sprinkler - Determination of hydraulically most unfavourable area of operation - Determination of 4 sprinklers under consideration in most unfavourable area (EN 12845) - Determination of hydraulically most favourable area of operation - Determination of 4 sprinklers under consideration in most favourable area (EN 12845) - EN 12845 fully calculated systems - NFPA 13 fully calculated systems - velocity pressures are considered - Pump selection capable of providing the flow & pressure of most unfavourable and most favourable area - Suction pipe calcualtion - NPSH calculation - Tank size calculation

Further to the piping calculations and to the selection of the necessary equipment, FineFIRE generates also the bill of the materials, technical descriptions/ specifications and many others. All the calculation outputs are properly organized and completely documented.

   
Automatic generation of all the project drawings

All project drawing are automatically created in a final form:

Detailed View Plan Drawings: Fully updated according to the calculation results.

Vertical Diagrams: They include all the information and can be edited by the user.

All the drawings can be edited and enriched, using the special utilities and the symbol libraries which are open to the user.
   
5 + 1 reasons for working with FINE-FIRE
  • Global Design based on Object Oriented Programming (OOP) philosophy, Implemented with the most advanced tools (C++) and a long-range software engineering technology.

  • Autonomous CAD (including 4MCAD along with its user license) providing full independency from other CAD environments, but keeping the most popular CAD standards and open dwg communication.

  • Work on real 3D model of the project (building plus sanitary installation networks) from the beginning to the end. Unlimited freedom to create and modify, through parametric dialog boxes, due to the object structure of the whole information.

  • Seamless Integration between the CAD Component and the Calculation Components (Sprinklers, Water Supply Network etc), plus Interactive Communication between drawings and spreadsheets.

  • Calculation environment based on a rich and reliable methodological background, adopting the most modern techniques and standards. Results completely documented and perfectly presented.

  • 4M-Suite Supports the close cooperation between the Mechanical Engineer and the Architect, Civil Engineer and Electrical Engineer, during all the stages of the Building Design process

   
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Step 1. Draw the fire fighting spaces

Step 2. Place the receptors

Step 3. Draw the network

Step 4. Get the calculations

Step 5. Select the fire pump

Step 6. Get the drawings