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Accel Fire Systems, Inc.
4510 Gambell Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99524
Phone: (907) 349-1490
Email: mike@accelfire.com
Accel Fire Systems, Inc.
915 30th Avenue, Suite 110
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Phone: (907) 456-3990
Email: brian@accelfire.com 

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Backflow Preventer Service and Testing

Call 907-349-1490 or Complete and Forward the Service Request Form on this Website

Accel Fire provides our testing/service technicians with all regulatory required training and certification and it is renewed as required every two years. We provide them with the best quality test equipment available.

We provide:

  1. New installation and retrofit installations including initial testing and commissioning.
  2. We also provide annual testing and certification as required by state law and health codes.
  3. We are experts at repair and rebuild of these devices.
  4. If needed we can also provide replacement if for any reason an existing device cannot be repaired or continued to be used.

We have direct contact with the various manufacturers of these devices and their technical assistance groups for the times that we may need to verify an issue regarding specific brand or model of backflow device.

We are able to provide replacement parts and repair kits for any backflow device through our contacts throughout the family of manufacturer s of these devices.

We also provide hydraulic calculations to verify that a specific backflow size and model will allow the water supply system to provide the water demand volume and pressure required.


Let Accel Fire Provide the Backflow Preventer Testing For Your Facility and Be Confident That You Are Being Provided the Best Available Assurance That They Are Maintained and Functioning As Required   

Call 907-349-1490 or Complete and Forward a “Service Request Form” on this Website.  

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What is backflow?

Backflow is the reverse flow of water from the normal direction in a water system. This reverse flow may result in the pollution or contamination of the water system by other substances, through a cross-connection. A backflow incident can happen anywhere “contaminated water” has the potential to mix with “potable water.” A backflow condition can occur due to loss of system supply pressure, failure to properly close control valves when system components are being repaired or serviced, or accidental breakage of piping in the potable water side of the system allowing pressure to reduce in the piping system.  A backflow preventer between the potable water and non potable water will serve to prevent the possible contamination of the potable water supply. Water can be contaminated through the use of chemicals in certain processes, in medical facilities, food processing, fire sprinkler and lawn sprinkler systems, as well as HVAC systems. In other words anyplace that potable water system is connected to supply a process that creates water that has various chemicals, biological contaminates or where water is allowed to remain in piping systems for extended period of time such as Fire Sprinkler Systems and Refrigeration Systems.

What is a Backflow Preventer?

A backflow preventer is a device designed, tested, certified and listed by Underwriters Laboratory and the University of California to prevent the cross-connection of substances that can contaminate the water supply during a backflow condition

Why does the backflow prevention device have to be tested annually?

A backflow preventer has seals, and or gaskets and moving parts that operate perpetually as water is called for in the system that is being protected from backflow by the device.  These seals, gaskets, and moving parts, like any other mechanical device can fail over time to properly perform their intended function as a part of the backflow prevention device. Failure to regularly test a backflow preventer could allow a backflow event to contaminate the water supply, which could lead to possible illnesses or death to individuals that consume water from the connected potable water supply through drinking and or cooking with it.  Annual tests simulates the action of a backflow preventer to prevent a backflow circumstance to confirm and verify that it is performing as designed and intended to.

Cross-Connection Survey & Investigations

For the purposes of  providing a safe, clean drinking water system to employees, visitors, an on-going Cross-Connection Control Program (CCCP) is not only REQUIRED, it is essential. Water system supply cross-connections, which are defined as actual or potential connections between a potable (drinkable) and non-potable (non-drinkable) water supply, are regulated by local authorizes,  OSHA, Environmental Agencies and Public Health Agencies.

Accel Fire Systems, Inc. 907-349-1490