All of our automatic fire suppression systems are engineered to meet the standards of NFPA 13 and other loss prevention councils, and they comply with the requirements of governmental codes, ordinances and standards where applicable.
Wet pipe systems are the most common of the automatic fire suppression systems, and they have been around since the late 1800’s. When wet pipe fire sprinkler systems are triggered by extreme heat, they can quickly extinguish a fire in an area where it started. The process in this system is designed to be automatic when needed–from the automatic alarm check valve, to an automatic water supply that provides water under pressure, to the system piping.
Wet pipe sprinkler systems may be installed in any structure that is reliably maintained above 40 °F (4 °C) in order to automatically protect the structure, contents, and/or personnel from loss due to fire. Using water as its extinguishing agent, one wet system riser (or combined system riser) may cover as much as 52,000 square feet of floor area on any one floor for light and ordinary hazards. For extra hazards (hydraulically calculated) and storage occupancies, the limit is 40,000 square feet. For extra hazards (pipe schedule), the limit is 25,000 square feet. Note that NFPA 13 limits the maximum area of each floor; it doesn’t limit the number of floors that can be protected by a single riser.
Do you have a wet pipe sprinkler system that needs inspection or repair? Call us today at 800-707-5414. We are able to work on all wet pipe sprinkler systems.