Know More About The Different Types of Fire Sprinkler Systems
Believe it or not, around 80 % of fire casualties are preventable! Fire cannot spread if it’s controlled in the first few minutes. Therefore, it’s crucial to equip your property with advanced fire control systems to ensure a small spark doesn’t turn into an inferno.
Among various fire control systems available in the market, fire sprinklers have proved to be one of the most effective forms of fire protection.
The fire sprinklers are designed in such a manner that they respond quickly to a fire, controlling it before it manifests into a blazing fire. They play an important role in limiting the casualties, by protecting lives and property, before the firefighters arrive on the scene.
Since there are a plethora of fire sprinkler systems, which makes it difficult to choose the right one that can address the specific needs of your property.
Wet Pipe Sprinklers - This is one of the most common types of fire sprinkler system. As the name suggests, this sprinkler contains water in its pipes. One of the best things about this sprinkler systems is that it’s easy to install and maintain. These sprinklers are great for homes and office where a basic system can easily control fire.
Dry Pipe Systems - A dry pipe system is similar to its counterpart in many ways, except that there’s no water within the pipes. The pipes have pressurised air or nitrogen, along with water being held back by a valve. The water is released from the sprinklers once the system activates. This type of sprinklers works best in the environment where the atmospheric temperature usually tends to dip below the freezing point.
Deluge Systems - Usually installed in the high-risk facilities, these systems come with an open sprinkler head where the water is restrained by a valve. On detecting fire, the water is released through the system and is pumped out via the open heads flooding the affected area.
ESFR or Early Suppression Fast Response Systems - An ideal option for the warehouses, this system can be used a replacement of in-rack sprinklers. A high volume and high-velocity system an ESFR system is usually placed in the ceiling to protect the storage areas.