Three Types Of Fire Sprinkler Systems Commonly Used In New Jersey

The right sprinkler system can be the difference between your home or business getting through a fire intact or being burned to the ground. Most sprinkler systems can be described as dry-pipe, wet-pipe or deluge, and the best type to use depends on the kind of space being protected and the environment it is in. There are a number of excellent fire protection companies in NJ you can work with to determine which is right for you.


Wet-pipe systems have pressurized water in overhead pipes at all times. When the temperature outside a given sprinkler head rises to a certain level, the sprinkler activates. This type of system is usually the first choice because it is so reliable; however, wet-pipe systems should not be used in environments where the temperature falls below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.


Dry-pipe systems are used in cold environments where a wet-pipe system will not work. The pipes in the system are filled with either air or nitrogen, and the pressurized water eventually used to put out the fire is kept behind a closed valve. When the temperature in the area being protected rises to a certain point, the sprinkler heads activate and release oxygen into the space. This, in turn, changes the pressure differential between the two different sides of the valve holding back the water, and, at a certain point, it is released.


Deluge systems are designed to put out fires fast. They are connected to atmospheric pressure and are triggered by an outside fire detection system. Typically this type of system is used in spaces full of combustible materials such as airplane hangers and chemical factories. Turn to one of the qualified fire protection companies in NJ to have this type of complex system installed.

For more information, contact Newark Professional Fire Protection Corp.