Fire Sprinkler System
A sprinkler head will spray water into the room if sufficient heat reaches the bulb and causes it to shatter. Sprinkler heads operate individually. *Note the red liquid in the glass bulb*
Fire sprinkler system is an active fire protection measure, consisting of a water supply, providing adequate pressure and flow rate to a water distribution piping system, onto which fire sprinklers are connected.
A fire sprinkler is the part of a fire sprinkler system that discharges water when the effects of a fire have been detected, such as when a predetermined temperature has been reached.
Fire sprinkler application and installation guidelines, and overall fire sprinkler system design guidelines, are provided by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 13, (NFPA) 13D, and (NFPA) 13R. All new buildings now require installed sprinkler systems. Existing building are usually grandfathered (not required).
BC FIRE CODE requires:
- Annual Inspection of your Fire Sprinkler system
- Annual Winterization (dry systems) - As the weather changes and temperature drops, your dry pipe system may experience condensation which may result in water accumulation in the sprinkler piping. This build up of water in the piping may be subject to freezing which could cause cracks or burst piping.
- 3 year full flow trip test – Ensures adequate operation or dry pipe value and quick opening device (QOD), confirmation that water flows through the system efficeintly to the end of line within 60 seconds
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