What Are the Parts of a Sprinkler Head?
As more and more buildings are being fitted with fire safety procedures, it is important to fully understand the different types of systems. The main function of a system is to efficiently and concisely release water to stop a fire from spreading. But this does not mean you cannot choose a design that works for you and have knowledge of what each part’s job is. For more information on the different types and components of a sprinkler head, continue reading.
Different Types of Sprinkler Heads
Typically, a sprinkler system will feature pendant sprinkler heads that are not concealed and all visible below the ceiling. The exposed sprinkler head may be worth considering in commercial buildings, as it shows workers or customers that there is a fire sprinkler system in place. Even in residential homes that have more of a rustic feel, pendant sprinkler heads might be worth considering.
However, as fire safety technology has advanced, there are more designs that will fit into any building. A concealed fire sprinkler is classified as a “fast response” head. Much like the traditional pendant, these sprinkler heads will react independently, releasing only in the room the fire is located. But, as they are not exposed, they do not draw as much attention to themselves and can fit into any aesthetic. These are ideal for those who do not want them to stand out, but still want to have a fire protection system in place.
Find out which sprinkler head is right for you here.
What are the Components?
There are various mandatory components in a sprinkler head that allows just the right amount of water to be released when a flame is detected. Every sprinkler head has a metal frame that holds everything together, connecting it to the sprinkler pipe. A Deflector is the metal plate that directs the water that is released in the proper direction. If a blaze is detected and water released, the water will hit the deflector and spray outward onto the flame to stop it from spreading.
A Plug, like the one in your bath, keeps the water in. In the sprinkler head, the plug will keep the water maintained in the pipes until it is needed. Then the Heat-sensitive Activator will trigger the head once a temperature over 56°C is detected. The specific sprinkler head that is closest to the flame will go off and the deflector will point the stream in the right direction.
For an in-depth sprinkler installation guide, make sure you work with a professional fire sprinkler company.
RAD Fire Sprinklers
Here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, we design and install fire sprinkler systems around the London and South East area. We work with architects and developers to find the easiest solutions on how to implement fire safety procedures in commercial and residential buildings. From the right sprinkler head to the location of each one in every room, we are here to help and will be there every step of the way.
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