Fire sprinkler systems are one of the most effective tools in preventing a fire from ruining your property or injuring people. A sprinkler system can extinguish a fire, preventing it from reaching other parts of the building and allowing people to safely escape.
How Do Fire Sprinkler Systems Work?
Fire sprinkler systems put out fire by dousing it with water. In order for this to happen, a fire must be detected, activating the sprinkler systems. Many fire sprinklers are activated by heat. When the temperature in a room reaches between 135-155 degrees Fahrenheit, the sprinkler systems react quickly and release water from the sprinkler pipes, through the sprinkler heads, and onto the flames.
Pros and Cons of Wet Pipe Sprinkler Systems
A wet pipe fire sprinkler system is a type of fire sprinkler that contains water within the sprinkler pipes. Wet sprinkler systems are the “traditional” form of sprinklers and the most common.
Pros of wet pipe sprinkler systems include:
- Easy installation process
- Simple to maintain
- Highly effective at putting out fires
- Not too costly
Some cons of wet pipe sprinkler systems are:
- Not effective in areas that reach temperatures below freezing
- Water could cause damage to sensitive equipment
If you are looking for a basic fire sprinkler system for your residential facility, office building, or retail space, a wet pipe sprinkler might the right choice for you. It fulfills most basic fire protection needs. However, if your facility has sensitive equipment, hazardous materials, or is unheated, you may need an alternative fire sprinkler or suppression system.
Fire Sprinkler System Design, Installation & Service
At International Fire Protection, we design, install and service wet pipe sprinkler systems. We can design a fire sprinkler system that fits the needs of your facility and meets NFPA standards and local code. Our qualified technicians will install your fire sprinklers and test them to make sure they are ready to go.
IFP also offers ongoing inspections and service to keep your system code compliant and prevent it from breaking down. If you’re unsure what fire protection system your facility needs, the team at IFP can assist you in figuring out what system is right for you.
If you are interested in a fire sprinkler system from IFP, request a quote today!