The Gorham Paper Mill in Gorham NH was a complicated project. CFP was asked to connect (through our design) the new massive addition’s fire sprinkler system to the existing water supply in a very tight area.

The structure posed quite a few problems for the design, since beam spacing and sizing had to take into account, not just the roof, but also cranes, large ductwork, mezzanines, access to immense machines, and cost. Verifying beam locations was challenged to our fear of heights as well. We were thankful for safety harnesses and secure railings.

But, compared to the old paper mills we have designed systems for (the ones where you breathed sulphuric acid and could almost watch your tape measure dissolve), this plant was a joy to work in.

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Please contact Comprehensive Fire Protection for any fire protection project. It doesn’t have to be this big a project. We like them small too.