Fire Sprinkler System Benefits

Fire sprinklers are most effective during the fire’s initial flame growth stage.

A properly selected sprinkler will detect the fire’s heat, initiate alarm and begin suppression within moments after flames appear.

In most instances sprinklers will control fire advancement within a few minutes of their activation.

This will in turn result in significantly less damage than otherwise would happen without sprinklers.

The benefits of using fire sprinkler systems include:

  • Immediate identification and control of a developing fire – Sprinkler systems respond at all times, including periods of low occupancy.
  • Immediate alert – In conjunction with the building fire alarm system, automatic sprinkler systems will notify occupants and emergency response personnel of the developing fire.
  • Reduced heat and smoke damage – Significantly less heat and smoke will be generated when the fire is extinguished at an early stage.
  • Enhanced life safety – Occupants will be subject to less danger when fire growth is checked.
  • Design flexibility – Fire and smoke barrier placement becomes less restrictive since early fire control minimizes demand on these systems.
  • Enhanced Security – A sprinkler controlled fire decreases demand on security forces, minimizing intrusion opportunities.
  • Decreased insurance expenditure – Sprinkler controlled fires are less damaging than fires in non-sprinklered buildings. This results in lower insurance reimbursements. Insurance underwriters will usually offer reduced premiums in sprinkler protected properties which can save a large amount of capital.