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Automatic Fire Sprinkler System

Automatic Fire Sprinkler System

fire sprinkler system also known as an automatic fire sprinkler system or fire (sprinkler) protection system is an active fire protection method comprising a water supply providing adequate water flow and pressure through a water distribution pipe network onto which fire sprinkler heads are connected.

An automatic fire sprinkler system typically comprises a series of individual components including;

  • Pipe;
  • Stop Valve;
  • Alarm Valve;
  • Fire Sprinkler (head);
  • Alarm Test valve; 
  • Waste (drain down) valve;
  • Motorised alarm bell (also known as a gong).

In addition to this there may be additional components that support this arrangement including;

  • Valve Monitor;
  • Pressure Switch;
  • Flow Switch.


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