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The Benefits of Sidewall Fire Sprinklers

Posted on: July 16, 2013

Residential fire sprinkler technology, especially in apartment complexes, has greatly advanced and continues to do so, in order to meet consumer’s needs. All major residential fire sprinkler manufacturers have developed horizontal sidewall sprinklers for home fire sprinkler system applications.

Sidewall fire sprinklers, as the name suggests, protrude from the side of a wall, as opposed to hanging down from the ceiling. Sidewall fire sprinklers are ideal to use in situations where ceiling access is limited or where freezing is a potential concern.

Most of the models available in the market feature a small, heat sensitive, glass bulb and the actual sprinkler which is usually available in various finishes and temperature ratings to meet diverse design requirements.

Optional finishes, in various colors, are available. Some manufacturers may even be able to customize the finishes so they match the colors of the wall where the sprinkler is installed, making them virtually invisible except when they’re needed.

Product manufacturers assert that “sidewall sprinklers can provide cost savings in certain situations where it is not economical to run piping across a room,” and “provide the required residential flow rates at reduced pressures, enabling smaller pipe sizes and water supply requirements.”

At Guardian Fire Protection, we can install sidewall fire sprinklers in apartment complexes and other residential facilities. We have done work in numerous facilities, including the Huntington at King Farm.

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