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Types of Fire Sprinkler Systems

Fire sprinkler systems are essential in reducing the danger that fire can bring. Blackstone can provide you with the best type of sprinkler system to suit your needs. .

Wet Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems

A wet pipe system is one of the most common and less costly types of sprinkler systems. This type of sprinkler system only uses simple pipes that contain the water and sprinkler heads. This is a great option for those who need a basic sprinkler system for fire protection. Wet pipe systems reduce possible damages in case of a false alarm as only one sprinkler will be activated at a time.

Dry Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems

Unlike a wet pipe system, the dry pipe sprinkler system does not contain its water within its pipes. The system can discharge water to the pipes using pressurized gas when the sprinkler heads are activated. Due to this, they have increased response times. This type of system works well in cold climates where there is constant risk of freezing.

Pre-action Fire Sprinkler Systems

A pre-action system is a hybrid fire protection system: it crosses the features of the wet pipe and dry pipe system. These systems are likely needed for applications in commercial properties such as museums or data centres where an accidental discharge can be cause for significant damage. Pre-action sprinkler systems are complex and have high maintenance demands.

Deluge Fire Sprinkler Systems

Deluge systems are needed for high hazard areas, like in industries that use or contain flammable liquids. With this system, the sprinkler heads are always open, and the water is only held back by valves that share a common trigger. Once the water is discharged, all the sprinkler heads spray at once to cover a large area to prevent further damage.

Residential Sprinkler Systems

Residential systems have low flow sprinkler heads that limits the amount of water used to extinguish fires. These life safety systems are usually used for places that will only ever have need to control small fires during evacuation. Residential fire sprinklers feature virtually hidden pipework and sprinkler heads.

Single/Two Family Dwelling Sprinkler Systems

Sprinkler systems for dwellings and manufactured homes are usually very small and simple, and are only tasked with detecting and controlling fires to make evacuation possible. Dwelling sprinkler systems can either be connected to the common piping in the household or have a standalone water supply.

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