Fire sprinkler systems are one of the best forms of fire protection out there. They respond to fires, protect property and people’s lives, all before the fire department shows up to the scene of the accident. If you want to keep your property safe from any potential fire issues, you must be familiar with the types of fire sprinklers. You’re going to want to choose the right kind of system to cover the needs of your facility. Whether you’re replacing them or installing new ones, here are five types of sprinklers to consider for your fire sprinkler installation.
Wet Pipe Sprinklers
This is the most common type of fire sprinkler available. These sprinklers contain water in their pipes. They’re very simple to maintain and install, and an excellent option for applications that need a simple sprinkler system for protection. An excellent choice for your next sprinkler installation.
Dry Pipe Systems
These are similar to wet pipe sprinklers except that the water isn’t contained within the pipes. Instead, the pipes contain pressurized nitrogen and water is held back by a valve until the system is turned on. Dry pipe systems work better in areas where the pipes are at risk of freezing solid.
If you’re considering this system for your sprinkler installation, just know that they are usually installed in high hazard areas. In a deluge sprinkler system, sprinkler heads are open, and water is also held back with a valve. When the fire is detected, water is then pumped through the system and released through the open heads to splash the affected areas.
Pre-action systems are very similar to a dry sprinkler system. The big difference is that water is held back by an electronically operated valve. Once a fire is detected, the valve opens up, and each sprinkler head is turned on individually. Consider this system for your sprinkler installation for applications where accidental discharge from sprinklers would cause severe damage.
If you work in a warehouse, this is the system to consider for your sprinkler installation. They can be used in place of in-rack sprinklers and provide better protection from any accidental discharge. ESFR systems are high volume, high-velocity systems that can protect storage areas securely. An ideal choice for many businesses that deal with shipping and packaging.
Fire Protection Services from Fireline
Whether you need smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, or an automatic sprinkler system installed at your commercial property, Fireline has you covered. We have been protecting people and property from fire damage since 1947—and our experience shows in our excellent work! We are known for our superb customer service, our expertise, and our reliability. For more information on how we can help your residential or commercial property, visit us online or give us a call at (800) 553-3405. We are located in Baltimore, MD, with a second office in Leesburg, VA. For more fire safety tips, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.