While there are many ways to install a versatile Salamander Reservoir on a wet fire sprinkler system, the following illustrates a typical installation on a wet sprinkler riser.
It is important that any installation be done by a qualified professional, and that all modifications to the system be done with the approval from a design engineer. 
Step 1: Preparation for Installation

To install in existing drained system, begin by drilling 1.5” hole in the pipe to accommodate a 1.5” threaded mechanical tee. This tee will then receive a pipe nipple, ball valve and the Salamander Reservoir.

Step 2: Install the Salamander Reservoir

After the mechanical tee has been installed, thread a pipe nipple, ball valve and the Salamander Reservoir. Leave the large ball valve in the closed position until all seals are good and watertight.

The Salamander Reservoir should be oriented with its ball valve at the top of the reservoir to bleed air as it gets filled with water from the system.

Step 3: Bleed the Air from the Salamander Reservoir

Slowly open the large ball valve between the system and the Salamander Reservoir just enough to begin filling the Salamander Reservoir with water.

Slowly open the ball valve at the top of the Salamander Reservoir to bleed the air out as the reservoir begins to fill with water from the system.

The reservoir is full of water when water begins to come out from the top bleed valve. At this point, the Salamander Reservoir will also be at equal pressure with the rest of the system. Close and plug the ball valve on the Salamander Reservoir.

Step 4: Final Positioning

Fully open the ball valve between the system and the Salamander Reservoir and ensure connectivity between the Salamander Reservoir and the Salamander Control System and secure the sensor battery pack. 

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