Fire sprinkler systems use water to extinguish or control flames and minimize the spread of a fire until firefighters arrive.
When fire sprinkler system heads detect heat usually at a pre-set 68 degree they activate. Fire sprinkler systems are ideal for everyday applications and to reduce property damage caused by a fire. When water can contain the specific type of fire facilities use fire sprinklers.
Types of Fire Sprinkler Systems and Applications
Wet Pipe Sprinkler
Always filled with water and ready to go
Commonly found in office buildings, hotels, and high-rise buildings
Dry Pipe Sprinkler
Fill with water when the system activates
Ideal for unheated buildings such as warehouses
Sprinkler heads always open, pipes fill with water when activated
Used in areas of high hazard such as aircraft hangars and chemical storage facilities
Requires activation of supplemental fire detection system
Ideal in situations where accidental activation could cause a large amount of damage such as in libraries, data centers, museums etc.
Despite their differences, both fire sprinkler and fire suppression system's purpose is to control or extinguish a fire. Based on the type of fire hazard and code requirements there's a fire sprinkler or fire suppression system solution to fit your facility's needs.