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Why Is Sprinkler Monitoring Important?February 26th, 2020 | by Vancouver Fire | in Security and Fire Monitoring | 0
A sprinkler monitoring system is an effective method of testing the water supply system to the sprinklers in a building. It tests flowrate and water supply to the water distribution piping system onto which sprinklers are connected.
The purpose is to make sure your sprinklers are working all the time. If you need your sprinklers in an emergency, you need them instantly, so, it's super important to monitor that the sprinklers are always working exactly as they should be.
There are different kinds of sprinkler monitoring which include pre-action, wet pipe, deluge, and dry pipe. These options give different environmental and hazard protection, designed for each specific situation.
Pre-action Sprinkler Systems
These kinds of sprinkler systems are found in water-sensitive places such as refrigerated warehouses, and computer rooms. Pre-action sprinkler systems need systems that will work only in an actual risky condition to save structures and their elements from dangerous fire damage.
You can't be actually turning them on to test them or you will damage exactly what you're trying to prevent damage to.
Wet Pipe Sprinkler Systems
Wet pipe sprinkler systems are the most popular systems. These kinds of sprinkler systems have few numbers of components and need less installation time compared to other systems.
A wet pipe sprinkler system is comprised of a series of pipes fixed to regularly distributed sprinkler heads and powered by the main riser.
Wet pipe sprinkler systems cannot be fixed in a place where distribution pipes are connected to freezing temperatures, such as garages.
Deluge Sprinkler Systems
These are installed in high hazard places such as munitions plants, power generating stations, petrochemical, and aircraft hangers that store flammable liquids. Deluge sprinkler systems operate like wet pipe sprinkler systems.
Dry pipe systems are fixed in places where distribution pipes are prone to freezing temperatures, such as parking garages, and unheated structures. Dry pipe systems contain an alarm port and a valve clapper.
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