Fire Sprinkler Systems
About Artius Sprinkler Systems
Artius Property Protection Ltd is one of the UK’s leading specialists in providing high-spec Commercial and Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems. We design, supply, install and commission Residential and Commercial Sprinkler Systems.
Our top-quality systems offer a full package which can be customised to suit your needs. Packages can include design, supply and installation of fully compliant sprinkler systems for your residential or commercial property.
With a dedicated workforce of 30 professionals and a handpicked team of talented, in-house trained and sub-contractors. Artius PP prides themselves in delivering excellent service from initial contact through to completion of the project and beyond. We’re here to provide you with the best client experience as well as our specialist fire-safety services.
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Types of Fire Sprinkler Systems
Sprinkler systems can be set up in a multitude of ways, this will depend on the building they are being fitted in and the type of sprinkler system being installed. The four different types of fire sprinkler systems include the following
Types of Fire Sprinkler Heads
As well as the types of fire sprinkler systems, there are other differences to be found. Below is a list of the four different types of sprinkler heads and a little information on how they are used:
The correct positioning of sprinklers is so important, even down to the angle at which they are fitted – all of these factors can affect the pressure and projection of the water. If you’re unsure about which type of fire sprinklers you need, don’t hesitate to contact us using our live chat function or give us a call on 0808 178 8276.
How Fire Sprinkler Systems Work
Automatic sprinkler systems detect fire by the change in the temperature of a room and use high-pressure water to suppress the flames.
Sprinkler systems are equipped with a plug, a heat-reactive element, a deflector and a frame. The plug blocks the flow of water and is often made from a fusible alloy, of which the melting point is around 70°C – this is known as Wood’s metal and is a mix of tin, bismuth, lead, and cadmium.
Another design uses a glass bulb which is filled with a glycerin-based liquid that expands inside the bulb, causing it to shatter and leading to the sprinkler water being released. There are a variety of bulb sizes and types, which will give different reaction times, depending on how much heat they can withstand. The speed at which a fire sprinkler system is activated depends on the size of the glass bulb used. Quick response fire sprinklers will often use 3mm bulbs which make the liquid very sensitive to heat changes in a room, whereas standard response sprinklers use 5mm glass bulbs which mean they withstand a higher temperature. Response time can also differ based on the room and the fire’s characteristics.
Only the sprinkler that is above the fire will activate (unless it is a deluge fire sprinkler system) which maximises the available water pressure, greatly reducing the intensity of the fire and in some cases extinguishing it entirely.
Why have a Fire Sprinkler System?
Having a good fire sprinkler system in place in your workplace can severely reduce the damage caused by fires and helps to control the spread of the flames. Sprinklers are triggered when the heat of the fire reaches the required temperature to activate the heads, so this means fires can be caught and controlled earlier, allowing those in the building to evacuate more safely.
Sprinkler systems are a brilliant investment which will last you a long time, especially when maintained well. 99% of fires are controlled or even put out by sprinkler systems, so you’re investing in your safety and the longevity of your property.
Always get a professional to install your fire sprinkler system. Artius Property Protection Ltd is fully qualified and accredited to carry out every step of sprinkler system installation as well as a number of other fire safety implementations. If you want to discuss your own fire safety systems, whether residential or commercial, then get in touch with us today. We’ll happily guide you through all of our services and can’t wait to work with you.