A sprinkler monitoring system is an important and useful tool for moinitoring your water supply. It will continuously test the sprinklers in your building for flowrate and water supply.
These tests are done for the purpose of making sure your sprinklers are working all the time. This way, you can have peace of mind to know that your fire sprinklers will work when needed.
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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