When it comes to fire suppression, efficiency is key. You need a sprinkler system that is efficient, fast, and thorough. There are many types of systems to choose from. The hazard class and facility type will determine the kind of sprinkler system that is installed. The technology of fire sprinkler systems is vast and growing as manufacturers find more efficient ways to protect buildings. Leaders in the fire sprinkler industry have developed products that can make fire sprinkler systems more efficient. Read on to learn more!
ESFR Sprinkler Heads
Early suppression fast response (“ESFR”) sprinklers are quick, responding, high-volume sprinkler heads that provide exceptional protection for high-piled, rack storage occupancies. ESFR systems are all designed to suppress fire through the discharge of a large amount of water directly on the seat of a fire. These kinds of systems are installed at the ceiling and in storage racks to deliver larger droplets of water than a traditional sprinkler. ESFR systems vary from traditional sprinkler systems, mostly in the speed of initiation, water volume, and the size of water droplets. ESFR sprinkler heads discharge approximately 100 gallons of water per minute instead of 25 or 30 gallons per minute of conventional sprinklers.
Improved Deluge Valves
Deluge sprinkler systems deliver a great quantity of water quickly, to protect against risks. They’re complex systems with different components than dry or wet sprinkler systems. Deluge valves control and deliver water to deluge sprinkler systems, used to protect hazards requiring large volumes of water. These systems are usually used in applications that involve the protection of transformers, tanks containing flammable liquids, or process areas that contain volatile chemicals. Advantages of deluge systems include their reliability and use of water as an extinguishing agent.
Mechanical Pipe Couplings
Couplings are what connect pipes, valves or other devices in a sprinkler system. Some sprinkler systems and accessories use threaded pipe, couplings, and fittings. Mechanical pipe couplings can be faster and more efficient to install and repair, if necessary.
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 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.