Fire sprinkler systems have become standard features in most commercial or industrial facilities, and are increasingly being used in residential construction as well. The reasons for this are obvious as a properly installed fire sprinkler system can help to slow or stop the spread of a fire while waiting for the fire department to be dispatched and arrive. Deluge fire sprinklers are a special type of system that may be used in certain commercial settings. These are some of the benefits of deluge fire sprinkler systems.
Deluge fire sprinkler systems are similar to traditional systems in that they spray water through pipes and sprinkler nozzles to slow or stop a fire once activated. Unlike many systems that have closed nozzles and lines that are pressurized with air, deluge sprinklers feature open nozzles and empty, non-pressurized lines. In the event of activation, a control valve opens and floods the sprinkler lines with water that is discharged through all nozzles in the system.
Deluge sprinkler systems are frequently used in settings where a large volume of water would be required to control a fire. Common examples of facilities that use deluge sprinkler systems include aircraft hangars, oil extraction facilities, and buildings where quantities of chemicals or other materials with a low flash point are stored.
Since these systems are designed to discharge water to all sprinkler nozzles, they offer the best protection for control of a fire. Another benefit of deluge sprinkler systems is that they can also be used in conjunction with foam concentrate to better control certain types of fire.
R.G. Fire Protection is committed to helping keep your business safe with state-of-the-art fire suppression and prevention systems. We know that one size does not fit all when it comes to fire protection, and tailor our services to meet the specific needs of your business. Contact us today at 330-456-8848 to learn more or to request a quote.