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The Fire Protection Terms Every Business Owner Needs To Know

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It’s important to familiarize yourself with the essential fire protection terms.

When you own a business, it is imperative that you maintain proper fire safety precautions. In fact, if you familiarize yourself with certain fire protection terms, you can end up protecting your business from a disaster.

Wet System

When it comes time to install the sprinkler system for your business, you need to know the difference between wet and dry. In fact, these two main types of systems are essential for any fire sprinkler system. As a result, it’s important to know the difference. Wet systems are typically the most common systems used for fire sprinkler systems. These types of sprinklers provide

fire protection through the use of a water supply. Essentially, what this means is that water pressure and water flow are based on the connection between the fire sprinklers and the system within your business.

Dry System

When it comes to dry systems, the system works as water is contained by air pressure. In fact, the actual system piping is dry compared to the wet systems (as one would expect) and filled with compressed air. When a sprinkler head happens to discharge, this releases the air pressure and opens up the valve which then allows the water to flow. Typically dry sprinkler systems end up getting installed in places that are subject to freezing.


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