What is a Fire Sprinkler System?
Fire Sprinklers are an invaluable addition to any home or business. They are a system of piping, valves, and sprinkler heads that are designed to automatically detect and respond to a fire, releasing water to help control the fire and limit damage to the property.
Where are Fire Sprinkler Systems used?
Fire sprinklers are used in many residential and commercial buildings to protect occupants and property from the effects of fire.
They are particularly important in businesses such as factories and warehouses, where there is a greater risk of fire due to the presence of flammable materials. Fire Sprinklers are also important in residential buildings, especially those with high occupancy levels, as they can help to reduce the risk of injury or death in the event of a fire.
What are the different Types of Fire Sprinklers?
Sprinkler Delivery Systems can be classified into three types: Mains Fed, Boosted Mains Fed, and Pump and Tank.
Mains Fed refers to a connection directly to the town's main water supply. In this case, back flow protections are needed to prevent water from the Sprinkler System from reentering the mains supply. To ensure adequate flow and pressure, Mains Fed Systems need to be tested prior to installation. There are some additional requirements associated with shared water supplies.
Boosted Mains Fed is a connection to a boosted water supply. Typically, in blocks of flats, a tank of water will be pumped to guarantee pressure and flow of cold water services to the flats. This can be used for sprinkler supplies, however, special measures must be in place to safeguard the sprinkler supplies and sometimes prioritise them.
Pump and Tank supplies can be either solely for the sprinkler use or share the tank with other services. In shared use, there must be specific requirements met. Sprinkler Tanks and Pumps will be sized by the hydraulic calculations using the risk category run time and number of heads calculated. Tanks can vary from 1200L category 1 up to 9000L category 3. All tanks can have a reduced storage amount by using a proven infill from a mains backup.
Why choose Concept Fire Sprinklers?
At Concept Fire Sprinklers, we specialise in the design, installation and maintenance of all Fire Sprinkler Systems.
Our team of engineers have extensive knowledge of fire safety regulations and are able to provide tailored solutions to meet your requirements. We are able to design and install a wide range of fire sprinkler systems, from single zone systems... to complex networked systems!
With every new build home or office building requiring Fire Suppression Systems, it's important you choose the correct ones! We've been in the Fire Security Industry for over 20 Years and our Lead Engineer, Terry, has been working in Fire Prevention for over 25 Years! This means we're unbeaten when it comes to providing expertise and recommendations on the best Fire Prevention Systems for your home or business.
If you require a dependable and knowledgeable team to design and set up a Fire Sprinkler System at your premises, Concept Fire Sprinklers is the ideal choice.
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