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Carlysle Engineering, Inc.
132 Brookside Ave
Boston, MA 02130

Office:  617.522.6650
Fax:   617.522.9021

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Office Hours:
Mon-Fri  8am to 5pm



At Carlysle Engineering, Inc, our knowledge and experience provides our commercial and residential customers the assurance of the best in the industry.  We are proud to provide the following services:


Fire Protection Systems

  • Preliminary design and calculations

  • Specifications

  • Securing approvals (insurance, building dept., etc)

  • Cost estimates

  • Working Plans and hydraulic calculations on very specialized systems

  • Inspection or installation


  • Evaluation of capabilities of existing systems
  • Recommendations for improving systems where hazards have increased
  • Preparation of preliminary plans, hydraulic calculations and specification for new systems or improvements to existing systems
  • Cost estimates

Insurance Requirements & Rate Reviews

  • Analyze insurance company fire protection requirements
  • Prepare preliminary plans, hydraulic calculations and specifications to meet requirements
  • Prepare cost estimates
  • Recommend alternate solutions where appropriate


  • Establishment of procedures and schedule for testing all fire protection equipment
  • Training plant personnel in these testing procedures
  • Establishment of maintenance procedures for all fire protection equipment

Fire Protection Justification Study

  • Cost of fire protection
  • Fire extinguishing systems
  • Water supply including underground piping, fire pumps, suction tanks or pressure tanks
  • Manual fire fighting equipment

    1.  Standard pipes and inside hose stations
    2.  Outside hydrants, hose houses and equipment
    3.  Portable extinguishers

Potential Cost Savings with Designed Fire Protection

  • Insurance Premiums
  • Reduction in number of exits
  • Reduction in fire resistance of building components
  • Elimination of fire cut offs
  • Increase in flame spread rating of interior finishes
  • Inspection or installation
  • Reduction in manual fire fighting equipment

Other Factors Not Easily Related to Cost

  • Life safety
  • Continuity of Business
  • Flexibility of building design
  • Insurability (casual and liability)
  • Increase in usual or rentable space



VIDEO:  Benefits of An Automatic Fire
Suppression System


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