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An Introduction To Fire Sprinkler Systems Sydney

by Eagle Fire Protection Owner
Fire Sprinkler Systems Sydney are a great way to safeguard your commercial or residential building from the threat of fire. If your building is connected with a sprinkler system then you have every right to feel more safer. You can stay calm, knowing that if and when a fire breaks out, your system will detect it through in-built sensors and trigger off water stored in the pipe that is connected to different sprinklers. Your system will control the fire until a fire department arrives to neutralize it completely.

However, you should only expect it to work for you at the right time if you have ensured that regular inspection and maintenance was carried out by an expert fire protection service provider. Fire protection systems that are not maintained properly may not work they way they are designed and built to perform. So let's read about what goes into how fire sprinklers function and when their inspection should be carried out.

How Fire Sprinklers Work: Let's take a quick look at how automatic fire sprinklers work. Each sprinklers head triggers off water only when the temperature around it is hot enough to melt the fusible link which blocks the flow of water. So this means that a fire could only trigger off couple of heads which work to control the flames until fire department arrives on the scene for a greater damage control. Each sprinkler head needs its own maintenance so that each one of them can trigger when temperature around them is hot enough to let the water off from sprinkler heads.

The Control Valve: Talk about fire sprinkler system maintenance and you cannot leave the control valve untouched. It's an integral part of any sprinkler system and it is also comparatively easy to inspect. There's a valve in your building that must remain open so that the water supply remains uninterrupted. If the control valve is off, you are putting your Fire Safety Sydney at risk because there'll be no water in your sprinklers which will not work in case of fire. Another unfortunate fact is that closed valves are one of the leading cause of widespread fire damage. You can check it easily once a week to ensure that it is locked in the open position.

Inspecting Sprinklers: When you want to inspect the actual sprinklers, you need to shut off the control valve, as mentioned earlier in the article. Tie a colourful tag on it to remind anyone who passes it by that the valve needs to be turned on later on. You also need to inform local authorities, your alarm company, and your insurance company prior to conducting fire sprinkler maintenance.

General Understanding

It is also important for a reliable and credible fire protection company to have a well-trained and qualified staff working on its behalf to carry out instalment and routine inspection. They should be experienced and knowledgeable to carry out different phases of fire protection system instalment and repairs efficiently to the satisfaction of their clients.

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