In your Maryland, Virginia or Washington, DC building, your fire sprinkler system is the single most important fire protection system you can have. Fire sprinkler systems respond to fires in seconds, often putting them out completely or at least knocking them back until the fire department arrives. There are many different type of fire sprinkler systems available, each one designed to protect a different type of building. At Guardian Fire Protection, we provide full fire sprinkler installation for any type of fire sprinkler system.
Types of Fire Sprinkler Systems
Wet Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems – the most commonly used type of fire sprinkler, wet pipe fire sprinkler systems are a type of sprinkler system that uses automatic sprinkler heads attached to a piping system that comes pre-charged with water from the fire pump. With this type of fire sprinkler system, the fire sprinkler heads open in response to heat and water is discharged instantly after the heads open.
Wet pipe fire sprinkler systems are found in most typical office buildings and provide a standard level of fire protection.
Dry Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems – a dry pipe fire sprinkler system uses fire sprinkler heads that are attached to pipes filled with pressurized air as opposed to water. When the sprinkler heads open, the air is released and a valve is opened allowing water to flow through the pipes and out the open sprinkler heads. While this causes a slight delay in water discharge, it is useful in buildings where water could freeze if kept in the pipes.
Dry pipe fire sprinkler systems are less common than wet pipe fire sprinkler systems because they are more expensive and more complicated. However, they are very useful in certain situations, such as in unheated buildings, parking garages and refrigerated coolers where temperatures get cold enough that water could freeze in the fire sprinkler pipes.
Deluge Fire Sprinkler Systems – a deluge fire sprinkler system uses open fire sprinkler heads attached to a piping system which is itself connected to a water supply by a valve. When the smoke or fire alarm goes off, this valve open and sends water through the pipes and sends water through all of the sprinkler heads at once. Deluge fire sprinkler systems are used in applications where fires could spread quickly unless large quantities of water are delivered as quickly as possible.
Pre-Action Fire Sprinkler Systems – pre-action fire sprinkler systems are basically a combination of a deluge fire sprinkler system and a wet pipe fire sprinkler system – water enters the pipes via a valve and flows through the sprinkler heads when they are activated by heat. They are commonly used in spaces containing expensive and valuable equipment that could be damaged by the accidental triggering of the sprinklers.
No matter what kind of sprinkler system is installed in your building, Guardian Fire Protection can maintain, repair and inspect it! Our technicians are available 24/7 to respond to your sprinkler needs.
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Why call Guardian Fire Protection?
Guardian Fire Protection has over 30 years of experience providing complete fire protection services for businesses, organizations, government buildings and restaurants in the Washington, DC area. Our number one focus is your safety – we want to make sure your employees, property and valuables are safe from the dangers of potential fires. We take pride in our “customer first” reputation, and will do whatever it takes to make sure your property and valuables are protected from fire hazards and that your building meets fire safety codes.
The best thing about partnering with Guardian Fire Protection is that we are your single source solution for all fire protection services. Our experienced fire safety professionals specialize in all aspects of fire protection – from fire suppression system design and engineering, to sales, installation, testing and inspection, maintenance and repairs; from fire sprinklers, fire pumps and commercial kitchen fire suppression to fire alarms, extinguishers and emergency exit lighting – we do it all!
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