Wet Pipe Fire Sprinkler System
The most common for residence and reliable source of fire protection through automatic fire sprinklers is the wet pipe fire sprinkler system. The wet pipe fire sprinkler system is relatively simple in its design and operation. Water is held under pressure in the fire sprinkler pipes, the automatic fire sprinkler heads when activated by a fire detector, fire alarm, or the heat sensing element located inside the fire sprinkler head (like a light bulb, will pop and activate the automatic fire sprinkler head) that allows the pressurized water to evacuate the fire sprinkler heads.
Water remains constantly within the pipes of a wet pipe fire sprinkler system, make sure the temperatures of the building or facility will not freeze or temperatures not to drop below 40 degrees. The wet pipe fire sprinkler system will get things wet in the event of a devastating fire, if you have precious valuables, or possessions that may be damaged when wet (Artwork) then you may consider a dry pipe, foam or combined fire protection system.
The wet pipe fire sprinkler requires the least maintenance due to the fact there are less components connected to it. This will mean lower operating costs and will help save money over time. Check with your fire hazard insurance provider to see details on discounts offered for having an installed fire protection system in your home or office. Contact us for an bid on the installation of your new wet pipe fire sprinkler system, we will offer a detailed quote that will itemize the expenses involved and help you calculate the costs.
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.”