Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The Benefits of Sidewall Fire Sprinklers

Bison Fire's Benefits to Sidewall Sprinklers

Residential fire sprinkler technology has come a long way over the past few decades.

This is especially true within apartment complexes, where all major residential fire sprinkler manufacturers have developed horizontal sidewall sprinklers to offer an additional layer of protection.

What Are Sidewall Fire Sprinklers?

Sidewall sprinklers, as their name suggests, are mounted to the side of a wall instead of hanging down from the ceiling. These sprinklers are used in areas where ceiling access may be limited, or where freezing is a concern.

Most of the sidewall sprinkler models available on the market feature a small, heat-sensitive glass bulb. The bulb, when broken by intense heat, triggers the sprinkler which begins spraying water over the affected area.

These sprinklers are available in various finishes and temperature ratings, which means there’s no “one size fits all” sidewall sprinkler. These devices should be selected based on their heat activation threshold, and if you’re not sure which you need, ask your Bison Fire Protection specialist for help.

Get Custom

If you’re concerned about the aesthetic appearance of a sidewall fire sprinkler, never fear! Many manufacturers offer a variety of finishes in order to match the colour of the wall or surrounding area.

This allows your sidewall fire sprinkler to blend in with their surroundings, making them virtually invisible except when they’re needed during an emergency.

A Cost-Effective Option

Sidewall fire sprinklers can provide cost savings in situations where it’s not economical (or physically feasible) to run pipes across the length of a room in order to supply a ceiling-based sprinkler.

Additionally, because of how they spray water during an emergency, sidewall fire sprinklers can provide the residential required flow rates at reduced pressure, which allows for smaller pipe sizes and water supply requirements.

If you have questions about installing a sidewall fire sprinkler, or would like to know about the benefits of installing sidewall fire sprinklers in your apartment complex or residential facility, contact the experts at Bison Fire Protection at 1-866-441-3473 today.

Posted by Rob Read at 9:33 AM

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