Picture an automatic sprinkler system as a network of charged hose lines suspended throughout a facility and ready to deliver water through regularly spaced nozzles. Water is automatically released when a sprinkler's glass bulb is heated equal to or above its temperature rating. When the bulb burst, water is released under pressure and hits the sprinkler's deflector to form an umbrella-like spray pattern over the fire.
Automatic Sprinkler Systems
Frequently Asked Questions:
If I already have smoke detectors in my house, is it worth it to install a sprinkler system.
- Smoke alarms alert occupants the the presence of danger but do nothing to extinguish the fire. Sprinkler systems respond quickly to reduce heat, flames and smoke from a fire. Smoke detectors reduce the risk of dying in a fire by about one-third while sprinkler systems reduce the risk of dying by about 80%
If I live in New England, will my pipes freeze and cause water damage in the winter?
- With proper installation, sprinkler systems will not freeze in cold settings. NFPA 13 identifies guidelines on proper installation to avoid pipe freezing.
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