What triggers fire sprinklers? Fire sprinklers are triggered by the air around the sprinkler head in the room reaching a certain temperature. Usually the temperature to trigger a residential sprinkler is 56oC. Heat of 63oC is required to trigger fire sprinklers in larger warehouses where lots of heat is generated...Read More
There are two British Standards for sprinkler systems in operation: BS 9251: 2014 – Sprinkler Systems for Residential and Domestic Occupancies. (formerly BS 9251: 2005) BS EN 12845:2004 – Fixed Fire Fighting Systems. Automatic Sprinkler Systems. Design, Installation and Maintenance. If you would like to read more about BS 9251 or read more about the product requirements...Read More
Domestic or Residential Property? A domestic property in BS 9251:2005 is defined as dwelling that has no more than one family unit. This could be a house, individual flats and maisonettes. BS 9251:2005 requires that a sprinkler system must be designed to ensure that two sprinkler heads can be fed by...Read More
In February 2011 the Welsh Government made history by becoming the first country in the world to pass legislation requiring the installation of sprinkler systems into all newly built domestic and residential properties. It’s true to say that England and Scotland will be watching fire sprinkler legislation developments within Wales...Read More
Legionnaires in fire sprinklers is not a problem, if systems are designed and maintained correctly. The pipe work which is installed (CPVC) is of a food quality standard, negating legionella possibilities. Technical Briefing Note 14 (May 1999), produced by the LPC “Legionella and Fire Fighting Systems” states, “The conditions normally...Read More
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