Fire protection sprinkler systems are an active fire protection method, consisting of a closed or open interconnected pipe work. The automated water action is via a sprinkler valve connected to mains water pressure and is activated by flow from a burst and predetermined temperature rated sprinkler heads.
Sprinkler systems are heat activated. When a fire starts, the air heats rapidly and rises. Each sprinkler head has a bulb filled with an alcohol-based liquid that expands when hot. It shatters the bulb, triggering the water release to douse the fire. Only the sprinkler heads heated by the fire will trigger, minimising water damage to unaffected areas.
Total Fire Solutions usually install this type of fire suppression system in factories and large commercial buildings, but they may also work cost-effectively in smaller or domestic buildings or as an office sprinkler system.