Fire Sprinkler System

Fire sprinklers are a great choice for most buildings. With a sprinkler system, you can be total protection against fire emergencies since they are known to significantly minimize damage and prevent loss of life.
Sprinklers have come a long way today and there are types you can consider depending on your building fire protection requirements. We will cover the following types of sprinklers available in the market today.

Wet Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems- a type of sprinkler contains pipes that are filled with water and sprinkler heads. During a fire the temperature causes the core of the sprinkler head to burst discharge of water. The sprinklers are not activated at once since each one of them is independent. It will depend on whether they are exposed to heat and temperature or flames. The main advantage of this system is that it can help to significantly reduce damage and loss of wealth and human lives, in the event of a false alarm since only one sprinkler head will be activated, most commonly used sprinkler systems in the market today.

Dry Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems- it is used in locations that experience cold climates, the wet pipe sprinklers may be at risk of freezing and becoming inefficient to work and stop the water. In this case, we can use, the dry pipe system, which is filled with air as opposed to water in the pipe system, which is recommended for cold storage and chiller room. This dry pipe sprinkler system is designed to only discharge water to the pipes when the sprinkler heads are activated. They are usually more complex than the wet pipe sprinklers and therefore it is costly. The water is not supplied to the pipes this kind of system has an increased fire response time. It is often recommended in cold climates where the risk of freezing of water in the system is so high that it could undermine other fire protection systems.

Foam Fire Sprinkler Systems- There is other fire protection systems that are designed to discharge water and foam to put off a fire risk and flame. The foam fire sprinkler system works this way as discussed. It is mainly recommended in buildings that handle highly hazardous components and flammable liquids like oil and natural gas plants, chemical processing industries and aircraft hangers.

Pre-action Fire Sprinkler Systems- it is hybrid fire protection systems are designed to take advantage of the flexibility of wet pipe systems and the complexity of dry pipe sprinklers system, the major drawback is that they can be very costly to install and have high maintenance demands. This type of system is often installed in commercial properties such as libraries, museums, data centers, bank lockers, and currency printing press where if there is an accidental discharge it can lead to significant losses.

Deluge Fire Sprinkler Systems- it is designed without the heat sensing elements that are contained in both wet and dry pipe systems. They have a common trigger that causes the valves to open when the valve opens; the water is discharged to the piping system and sprays on all the heads at once covering the whole area. This type of system is not commonly used at homes but is mainly found in industries with flammable liquids.

Hydrant System
Hydrant System