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How Do I Know Which Fire Sprinkler System I Need?

How Do I Know Which Fire Sprinkler System I Need?

How Do I Know Which Fire Sprinkler System I Need?

How Do I Know Which Fire Sprinkler System I Need?

Fire sprinkler systems should be a must have in commercial and public buildings as they will help stop the spread of fire as well as saving lives. If you’re looking to have a system installed or you need to get your existing fire sprinkler system upgraded, then below we cover everything you need to know.

What are the different types?

There are quite a few different types of fire sprinkler systems and it can be confusing to know which one is going to be right for you. Below are a few of the most common systems.

Wet pipe systems

This type of fire sprinkler system is highly effective and reliable and as the name suggests water is delivered through pipes when the alarm or heat around the sprinkler heads reaches a specific temperature.

Dry pipe systems

Dry pipe systems are also common and can be found in unheated buildings, the reason for dry pipes is that in this type of location there is a danger the water in the pipe could freeze.

However, with this system the water in the pipe is replaced by air pressure and when the sprinkler heads are activated the drop in air pressure allows the water to flow through the pipes.

Deluge systems

Deluge fire sprinkler systems are installed in environments where the risk of a quick spreading fire is high. Therefore, the sprinklers connected to the water supply are open and when the alarm is raised the deluge valve opens allowing water to flow and extinguish the fire quickly.

Pre-action systems

Pre-action systems should be installed as added protection against accidental activation and can be found in locations such as museums, data centres or places where there are electrical cabinets or control rooms.

There are two pre-action systems: single interlock and double interlock, the first is triggered by a smoke alarm while the double interlock is fitted with automatic sprinklers.

Foam water sprinkler systems

This type of fire sprinkler system is amazingly effective and ideal for any business that stores or handles flammable liquids.

When a fire is detected, the system is activated, and water will immediately pressurise the foam in the bladder tank. Once pressurized the foam moves to the foam proportioner and this is released into the pipes that combine the water.

Water mist systems

Water mist fire sprinkler systems can also be used in both residential and commercial premises. One of the major benefits is that as well as controlling the fire they reduce the risk of water damage as they use compressed gas to atomise the water turning it into mist.

Contact us

If you require more information which fire sprinkler system is right for you or if you need one serviced or inspected, you can get in touch with one of our professional team here.

Alternatively, please call us on 01772 822 133, we will endeavour to get in touch with you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you soon.