An Overview of Fire Sprinkler Systems
Fire sprinkler systems are a worthwhile investment of fire protection available and reducing fire losses. Research states that sprinklers are an effective and reliable fire suppression strategy for buildings, and they respond quickly to fire for protecting lives and property, reducing the risk of injury to workers, customers, or tenants before the fire department arrives on the scene. But how exactly sprinklers system work? A fire sprinkler system is one of the fire prevention systems that release water to control and extinguish fires. Automatic fire sprinkler systems are activated by heat or smoke (or both).
Fire sprinklers consist of sprinkler piping along with a ceiling that contains water under pressure, with an additional source of water for a constant flow and automatic sprinkler system attached to the pipes that are placed at selected locations. When a fire occurs, a seal in the fire fighting sprinkler head breaks at a pre-established temperature, and a steady stream of water flows.
A fire fighting sprinkler system or sprinkler fitting comprises a series of individual components like Pipe, Stop Valve, Alarm Valve, Fire Sprinkler (head), Alarm Test Valve, and Motorized Alarm Bell (Gong). In addition to this, there are additional components including, a Valve Monitor, Pressure Switch, and Flow Switch, which support this arrangement. Additionally, fire sprinkler system installation can be less expensive to operate, as they use water, a relatively inexpensive commodity.