Fire sprinklers are by far the most efficient and effective fire devices available with a whole series of reports indicating a worldwide success rate of over 99%. Although smoke detectors are also valuable they can only provide a warning of fire and their success at preventing disaster is dependent on someone alerting the Fire Brigade.
When a fire sprinkler activates, an audible alarm will sound that not only warns of a fire but also acting immediately to extinguish the blaze, regardless of anyones presence.
Dry Pipe Sprinkler System
A dry pipe sprinkler system is one in which pipes are filled with air above a dry valve. This air holds a clack with the aid of a latching mechanism in a closed position. The valve is located in a heated space, the dry valve opens and releases water in the pipe system in case of a pressure drop in the pipe work due to a sprinkler operating; the pressure release can be accelerated. When this happens the air escapes and the dry pipe valve releases water, this fills the pipe flowing through the open sprinklers onto the fire.
Pre-Action Sprinkler System (PAS)
Pre-action system combines all the features of wet pipe, dry pipe/alternate valve systems.
Pre-action systems are designed to control fires in a similar manor to a normal sprinkler system, they normally operate on a double knock basis activated by an attached fire alarm system, when the 1st smoke head activates a warning alarm is sounded once the 2nd smoke head activates, the pre-action valve operates to fill the pipe work ready to extinguish any fire that develops. This type of system helps protect sensitive areas in which they are installed such as computer rooms & data storage areas from false activations.
Foam Water Sprinkler System
The foam water sprinkler system is designed as a normal wet sprinkler installation but foam is added before the sprinkler head discharge point by means of a proportioning valve. This system uses both water and foam that will allow foam to spray from the sprinkler head. These systems are usually used with special hazards occupancies connected with high challenge fires, which include generator rooms and airport hangars.
If your system activates or malfunctions for any reason we are there for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 52 weeks of every year and that includes bank holidays to get your system back in service promptly and efficiently, Your fire protection is our number one priority and if it is humanly possible we will leave your fire protection system in service before we leave your location.
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