When you install a fire suppression system in your business, you will have the choice to go with a wet fire sprinkler system or a dry fire sprinkler system. Both systems will spring into action at the first sign a fire, but they operate in two very different ways and one could very well be better for your business than the other. In order to make the right decision, you need to consider how each system works and pick the one that would be better for you. Check out the differences between the two below.
Wet Fire Sprinkler Systems
When you use a wet pipe system for fire suppression, the overhead sprinkler piping in the system will be filled with water that is under an immense amount of pressure at all times. So when a fire starts and your sprinkler system is activated, the water located in the sprinkler head will start shooting out of it immediately. Wet pipe systems are the most common types of sprinkler systems, and they are very reliable and simple to use. There isn’t much maintenance that you will need to do to them, and the installation process is easy.
Dry Fire Sprinkler Systems
When you use a dry pipe system for fire suppression, the overhead sprinkler piping in the system will not be filled with water. Rather, dry fire sprinkler systems have pressurized air or nitrogen located in them. It prevents water from getting into the piping until a fire is detected. These kinds of systems are perfect for piping that is located somewhere that gets very cold, like a walk-in refrigerator or a warehouse. But dry fire sprinkler systems are a lot more complex than wet fire sprinkler systems, which can make installation and maintenance more complicated and costly.
Are you trying to figure out whether a wet or dry fire sprinkler system would be better for your business? RG Fire Company can help make the decision a lot easier. Call us at 330-456-8848 today, and we would be happy to talk you through the process of installing and maintaining both systems and tell you more about which would work best for you.