Learning The Science Behind Fire Suppression Systems

Fire suppression systems are a fundamental part of every building, but it’s not often that we see them in action. Fire sprinklers are one of the most popular fire suppression systems, and in this article, we will learn about how they work.

Each sprinkler system has a glass bulb that contains liquid, and it sits above the sprinkler part itself. When a fire starts that heat in the room causes the liquid to expand until eventually it bursts the glass tube and allows the water to flow out.

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As the water starts to flow out it hits the sprinkler part of the system. This part spreads the water out over a greater area of the room.

It is important to note that different sprinkler systems have different types of liquids in them. For example, a sprinkler that has an orange liquid in its bulb has an operational temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit. The bulb with the highest operational temperature is black bulbs, which have an operational temperature of 440 degrees Fahrenheit.

As you can see sprinkler systems are very complicated with many moving parts. Hopefully, you can take the knowledge of this article with you in case you ever need to work on fire safety.