Deluge Fire Sprinkler System
If there are concerns where highly flammable materials are present installing a deluge fire sprinkler system may be optimal for your facility or at least the specific area where flammable materials are present. The deluge fire sprinkler system is a network of pipes, connected to control valves, fire detection, smoke, or fire alarms, fire sprinkler heads that remain open and/or the heat sensing element is removed from the fire sprinkler head or the fire sprinkler heads are designed specifically for the deluge fire sprinkler system.
The fire sprinkler pipes remain void of water until the deluge fire sprinkler is activated causing the pipes to be filled with water. The deluge fire sprinkler system is not pressurized, which means it is atmospheric pressure so for the water not to pour out of the sprinkler heads a special deluge fire sprinkler valve will need to be installed.
NFPA 13D has created a standard for the installation of fire sprinkler systems, detailing information for the combined dry pipe and pre action system. “1.1* Scope. 1.1.1 This standard shall cover the design, installation, and maintenance of automatic sprinkler systems for protection against the fire hazards in one- and two-family dwellings and manufactured homes. 1.1.2 This standard assumes that the sprinkler system is designed to protect against a fire originating from a single ignition location.”