How Do Concealed Fire Sprinkler Systems Work?
Reliable fire protection is essential in all properties, especially in buildings that are more susceptible to the fire breakouts such as warehouses and high-rise buildings. In residential and domestic properties, concealed fire sprinkler heads are the most popular option, as they can blend into the existing decor discreetly. Unlike pendant sprinkler heads, concealed sprinklers make themselves visible at the first sign of a fire, dispersing the appropriate amount of water. But how do concealed sprinklers work?
All sprinkler systems are installed following an intricate design process, ensuring you have the very best operating system for your property. Concealed sprinklers are the most popular choice amongst our clients. They are a two-stage device which means that the flat cover plate drops away before the heat-sensitive bulb is activated. The cover plates drop away at an earlier stage of the fire because they are secured by 3 small areas of solder designed to melt at a pre-determined level of heat. The second stage is that the heat-sensitive trigger for the sprinkler itself will then activate and release water spray to extinguish the fire. Another great advantage of this type of sprinkler head apart from the visual aspect is that they are much more difficult to tamper with making them very suitable for social housing and student accommodation.
The Fire Sprinkler Process
Concealed fire sprinkler heads are a popular, more aesthetically pleasing option simply because they make no visible disturbances to your ceiling. The glass bulb within the sprinkler is covered, but it still pops open when heat from a fire is detected, releasing water to extinguish the blaze at the source. The plate falls to the floor to allow for a quick response to a fire, keeping your fire safety standards high.
Fire sprinkler systems are the best choice for ensuring the safety of your property’s inhabitants from the dangers of fire. They can react quickly and can save your property from fire and water damage. Concealed sprinkler heads just have a more decorative edge, making them a good choice for a range of buildings…
Where Are They Most Popular?
In buildings such as warehouses and industrial spaces, there aren’t many concerns about the sprinklers being visible. In fact, fire sprinklers that you can clearly see might give employees and visitors peace of mind that safety measures are being taken. However, in professional offices and homes, they can be quite visually intrusive to their surroundings and don’t look all that pleasant. Therefore, they’re recommended for spaces frequented by professional people and in-home settings. They still keep you safe, but they have a more discreet design that doesn’t interfere with the overall aesthetics of your property.
However, if you do decide to have concealed fire sprinklers in your property, you must try to avoid tampering with or hindering them in any way. For example, try not to paint over the cover plates, because this will impede the release of the cover plate which will consequently allow the deflector plate to drop below the ceiling level.
The Benefits of Concealed Sprinkler Heads
As previously mentioned, concealed sprinkler heads are favoured in offices, homes, flats and residential care homes due to their appealing aesthetic nature. Like all fire sprinkler systems, they work to extinguish fires quickly and effectively, keeping fire and water damage to an absolute minimum.
Here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, we can design and install your sprinklers for a bespoke price suitable for you and your property. Your safety is paramount, and we always work to ensure your fire sprinkler system is working in a reliable and high-quality manner. To find out more, or to receive a quote, please give us a call on 01892 680 090. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form here.