If you’re concerned about the freezing temperatures in and around your buildings, here’s an alternative fire protection system solution for you – a dry sprinkler system. While wet sprinkler systems are more commonly used, they do not support temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s where the use of a dry sprinkler system comes into the picture.
Dry sprinkler system – What is it?
Unlike a wet sprinkler system, a dry sprinkler system contains nitrogen or pressurized air. The air comprises a remote valve, also called a dry pipe valve, in a locked position. This valve prevents the entry of water into the pipe until one of the sprinkler heads detects a fire and the system begins to operate. Once the fire is detected, the air trapped in the valve gets released, and water starts flowing into the pipe. The sprinklers then release the water to douse the flames.
Where can a dry sprinkler system be used?
Wherever there’s a scenario where you can’t protect the pipes from freezing temperatures, you can make the most of a dry sprinkler system. Some places where you can use a dry sprinkler system include:
- Docks or drive-through loading areas
- Freezer storage or cooler
- Supply centers
- Attics that are unconditioned
- Warehouses that are not heated
- Garages that are exposed
- And more…
Benefits of a dry sprinkler system
Dry sprinkler systems do not have water resting in the pipes
Water sitting in a pipe can lead to damage or rusting. Plus, the absence of water in the pipes can prevent dripping and condensation. This is especially important for storage units that are water-sensitive.
Dry sprinkler systems protect spaces where freezing is possible
During long periods of below freezing temperatures, exposed, water-filled sprinkler pipes can freeze. Freezing will expand the pipe to the point where it will break, causing damage to the system and, potentially, your facility.
Dry sprinkler system heads operate independently
Each dry sprinkler operates individually. A sprinkler won’t activate until it reaches the threshold temperature. This helps a great deal in shielding valuable assets against fire, as only the sprinkler heads required to subdue the fire-affected area will activate. So, you won’t have to worry about valuables unnecessarily getting drenched.
Robust dry sprinkler systems for your facility
If you’re looking for a durable, efficient, and robust dry sprinkler system for your facility, we’re here to help. At Marco, we provide all our customers with the best dry sprinkler systems to help them protect their facility from fires. The right sprinkler system can minimize the damage and prevent loss of lives. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started.
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