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What Fire Sprinkler Design Is Best For Commercial Buildings

Fire sprinkler design is an important consideration for commercial buildings to ensure the safety and protection of occupants, as well as the building itself. There are several factors to consider when determining the best fire sprinkler design for a commercial building, including the size and layout of the building, the type of occupancy, and the local fire code requirements.

What Type Of Sprinkler Design Is Best For Me?

One key aspect of fire sprinkler design is the type of system that is installed. There are two main types of fire sprinkler systems: wet pipe and dry pipe. Wet pipe systems are the most common type of system and involve pipes that are filled with water at all times. 

These systems are typically installed in buildings where the temperature is above freezing to prevent the pipes from freezing and bursting. On the other hand, dry pipe systems involve pipes filled with pressurised air or nitrogen. When a fire is detected, the pressurized air is released, allowing water to flow into the pipes and out through the sprinkler heads. Dry pipe systems are typically installed in buildings where the temperature may drop below freezing, such as warehouses or factories.

Another factor to consider when designing a fire sprinkler system for a commercial building is the layout and size of the building. The layout of the building, including the number and location of floors, rooms, and corridors, can impact the number and position of sprinkler heads. The size of the building, as well as the occupancy type and the type of fire load present, will also affect the design of the sprinkler system. For example, a large building with a high fire load, such as a manufacturing facility, may require a more extensive sprinkler system with a larger number of sprinkler heads to ensure sufficient coverage.

What Impacts The Design Of A Sprinkler?

In addition to the type of system and the layout and size of the building, local fire code requirements must also be taken into account when designing a fire sprinkler system for a commercial building. These requirements vary by location and may include specific standards for the type and placement of sprinkler heads, as well as the minimum water flow rate and pressure. It is important to work with a qualified fire protection engineer to ensure that the design of the fire sprinkler system meets all applicable code requirements.

There are several other factors that can impact the design of a fire sprinkler system for a commercial building. These may include the type of sprinkler heads used, the type of water supply available, and the presence of any special hazards, such as hazardous materials or high-voltage electrical systems. A professional fire protection engineer will be able to consider all of these factors and design a fire sprinkler system that is created to the specific needs of the building.

Things To Take Away

In conclusion, the best fire sprinkler design for a commercial building will depend on various factors, including the size and layout of the building, the type of occupancy, and local fire code requirements. It is important to work with an experienced fire protection engineer to ensure that the fire sprinkler system is properly designed and installed to provide the necessary protection for the building and its occupants.

RAD Fire Sprinkler Systems

Our home fire sprinkler systems are installed in compliance with all applicable laws, including BS9251, and according to industry standards. We have developed all the skills necessary to ensure an impeccable installation of your sprinkler system. For more information or a quote, fill in our form here. Or, give us a call on 01892 680 090. Alternatively, follow us on Twitter to stay up to date. 

Mist system was a great solution for our renovation needs and them team at RAD have been great. Always communicated clearly and been on hand to discuss over the phone as needed. Would highly recommend!
09:32 17 Jul 22
I have used RAD for a couple of projects and found them to be good to deal with. They did a pair of 3 storey open plan houses and seven three and four story town houses. The sprinklers were to improve fire safety, allow more flexible space and comply with building regulations. The sprinklers were far more cost effective than the mist type systems and look very discrete when installed.
Paul Jeary
15:50 11 Jul 22
It has been a pleasure to deal with RAD for installation of fire sprinklers at our site is Sevenoaks. They were fast, professional, working to time and quote, which made it easy to work with them.
Katrina Horobin
12:03 29 Jun 22
My requirement was a bit unusual for RAD in that I wanted a mist system in one room of a rented house. I had no drawings or technical back up. RAD were very helpful and repositioned the unit after the initial installation. Luckily with the help of Sonny, the engineer it all worked out very well.
Simon Gurney
16:16 12 May 22
I have used RAD for the last 10 years for all of my housing developments in need of a sprinkler system. Easy process from start to finish and no issues or problems throughout. Always someone at hand to answer a querie and we have a great working relationship with the team at RAD. Would highly recommend.
15:33 12 May 22
Diligent & a very professional team. A joy to deal with. Will certainly be calling on them to help with many more future schemes.
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22:17 08 Jul 19
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17:53 01 Jul 17
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As somebody who feels that it should be a necessity for all properties to have fire sprinkler systems, I am a big fan of this company. I have used them numerous times to service my home system and they are very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend their service.
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09:25 30 Mar 15
One look at Rad Fire Sprinkler's website will tell you that these guys know exactly what they are talking about when it comes to Fire Sprinklers and the legislation surrounding fire safety. A very trustworthy company.
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