What Sprinkler Designs Are The Best?
Fire sprinkler designs are the way that fire sprinkler systems are configured to protect a building from fires. There are different types of fire sprinkler designs that are used depending on the specific needs of the building and the local fire codes. Some common fire sprinkler designs include wet pipe systems, dry pipe systems, and pre-action systems. Each of these designs has its own unique set of characteristics and advantages, and they are used in different situations to provide effective fire protection.
What Sprinkler Designs are there?
When protecting a building from the dangers of fire, one of the most effective measures is installing a fire sprinkler system. This system uses a network of pipes and sprinkler heads to automatically detect and suppress fires, providing a critical layer of defence against spreading flames.
But not all fire sprinkler heads are created equal. Different types of sprinkler designs are created to address specific fire hazards and environments, and choosing the right ones is crucial to ensuring that a building is adequately protected.
There are two main types of fire sprinkler designs: the wet pipe sprinkler design is the most common. As the name suggests, they are connected to a water supply that is kept pressurized at all times. When a fire is detected, the sprinkler head is activated and water is immediately released to suppress the flames. The wet pipe sprinkler design is best suited for buildings with a low risk of freezing temperatures, as the water in the pipes could potentially freeze and cause damage
Whereas the dry pipe sprinkler design is used in buildings where the risk of freezing pipes is high, such as in unheated buildings or in areas with very cold climates. In a dry pipe sprinkler system, the pipes that carry the water to the sprinkler heads are filled with air instead of water. When a fire is detected, a valve opens and allows water to flow into the pipes and out through the sprinkler heads, activating the sprinkler system and extinguishing the fire. Dry pipe sprinkler systems are typically more expensive to install and maintain than wet pipe systems, but they are important in protecting buildings from fires in cold environments.
RAD Fire Sprinklers
At RAD Fire Sprinklers, we have been designing, installing, and servicing fire sprinkler systems for nearly 20 years in England and Ireland. Our team is knowledgeable about the fire regulations that may apply to your building, and we can tailor a sprinkler design to your specific needs. If you want to learn more about our services or request a quote, please fill out our form or call us at 01892 680 090 to speak with a professional. Alternatively, follow us on Twitter to stay up to date.