Fire sprinklers and
water mist systems are the ultimate
solution for fire safety and
fire protection in buildings. They are
constantly on guard and will attack a fire
automatically even if the occupants are infirm, asleep or not even there.
As well as industrial and commercial situations, sprinklers can be
domestic and residential buildings.
see how effective fire sprinklers are, have a look at these video clips.
Automatic fire suppression systems can also often be used to advantage for
other purposes, such as:
reduction of other passive fire
reducing the need for, or in some instances allowing
removal of self closing fire doors;
increasing travel distances;
allowing buildings to be used for purposes other than
which they were designed for;
allowing buildings to be built or converted to other
uses which planning restrictions would otherwise prevent, etc.
Every fire brigade in the UK
supports the installation of sprinklers in
most circumstances, including domestic and residential property.
We have been successful in changing the requirements made
by fire authorities which not only achieved
the desired effect, but also reduced costs and made the property much
We also offer a Domestic/Residential
sprinkler design checking service, mainly for the benefit of local
authority building control departments. We can check the design of systems
to ensure they comply with BS EN12845, BS 9251, NFPA
(National Fire Protection Association - USA) or FM (Factory Mutual)
standards, whichever is appropriate. This service is intended to give an
unbiased opinion if doubt exists about a system at design stage. We can
also provide a physical check of an installed system, whether partially or
fully completed. See
Sprinkler Verification Service
Insurance companies are beginning to look much more
closely at industrial fire risks, and
insurance premiums are set to rise. In some cases, clients could find it
impossible to obtain insurance cover. Fire
sprinklers, along with good fire safety
management can help.
They cause water damage.
use only a fraction of water compared with a fire
hose. Sprinklers operate very early in the
development of a fire, and consequently only
require a relatively small quantity of water to extinguish it.
In over half of activations, fires
are controlled by 4 sprinkler heads or less, and in many instances only 1
The pipes burst through
can be provided with various forms of frost protection, just like hot
water heating systems.
They might accidentally go off.
are very reliable, the chances of a sprinkler going off without mechanical
assistance are 1 in 16 million (fork lift truck drivers soon learn to
When they go off, all heads will
operate and everything will get wet.
This one is largely thanks to Bruce
Willis films. When he gets into a tight corner, he shoots a sprinkler head
and they all go off, allowing him to make his escape.
In actual fact,
each head is
activated by heat, so only the heads involved in the area of the
fire are activated.
Sprinklers are the most efficient and effective safety device know to
man, they have over a 99% success rate in service world wide.
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