When a heat sensitive plug that is attached to a piping system that is also connected to a water source then its referred to as a fire sprinkler. In the piping system the liquid present is usually temperature sensitive. The water in the fire sprinkler is produced when the heat and smoke from a fire triggers the system. As the heat increases the water expands bursting the glass meanwhile the deflector on the bulb distributes the water aiming at the core of the fire. By targeting the core of the fire it helps reduce the heat and prevent the fire from further spreading. Triggering of the fire sprinkler system is activated when the heat of the fire reaches it.
The set temperature of a room results to the fire sprinkler going off. It is a known fact that sprinklers work independently of each other but two or more sprinklers are required to in order to stop the fire. In order for a fire sprinkler not to fail when needed then the installation process is very important. When installing a fire sprinkler the best choice is to hire a trained and certified contractor as they are able to follow the rules and guidelines. The preinstalling meeting involves reviewing of the blue prints as well as the materials in the first process of installing a fire sprinkler.
Not only does the second step involve delivery of fire sprinkler materials but also pipes set storage spaces for inspection. The parts of a fire sprinkler include; sprinkler heads, control valves, main drain hangers, branch lines, calculation plate among others. Correct installation of the fire sprinkler system is then done as the next process. Not only are fire sprinkler systems tested but also a final inspection is done. Various tips are considered when wanting to maintain a fire sprinkler. In order to avoid blocking the passage way of sprinkler heads then it should not be painted. The sprinkler head should not be covered nor be hanged on any items.
Stacked items are required to not be too close to the sprinkler head but rather at least eighteen inches below. As a maintenance action, individuals need to ensure the system is periodically evaluated in order to check for upgrades. Knowing the location of the shut off valve is the other action maintenance. Checking of the tamper switch every day allows for ensuring the control valve stays open. Individuals need to carry out inspection by following the directives from the user manual or association of fire sprinklers.
Every part of the fire sprinkler needs to be inspected at least once a year but also doing more often is recommended. Monthly, quarterly or annual inspections are some of the ways in which regular inspection is divided.