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THE 10 BIGGEST ADVANTAGES OF SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
Sprinklers protect human life, property and company assets as well as the environment, and they have been doing this reliably and effectively for more than 100 years. More and more buildings and systems in a wide variety of areas are being equipped with sprinkler systems in order to meet fire protection requirements and ensure an optimal level of security. Sprinkler systems have a multitude of advantages, here you can find out more about the top ten:
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Sprinkler systems are designed in such a way that only those sprinklers that are in the vicinity of the source of the fire trigger. All others remain closed. Only as much water as is required to fight the fire is released. Over 80 percent of all fires are extinguished with a maximum of four open sprinklers.
The biggest problem in the event of a fire is usually the smoke - it is the most fatal. The quick response of the sprinkler system in the event of a fire offers a decisive advantage here: the fire is fought as soon as it develops, so that the formation of large quantities of dangerous smoke gases is prevented from the outset. In addition, the extinguishing water from the sprinklers binds smoke particles and any pollutants released by the fire.
YOU PROTECT AROUND THE CLOCK
Sprinkler systems do not have an evening or weekend, they are on standby around the clock. Due to the way they work, in the event of a fire they are automatically triggered without manual intervention and immediately start fighting the fire.
THEY ARE EXTREME
FAST AND EFFECTIVE
Sprinkler systems trigger quickly and reliably before the fire can spread. In 67 percent of all known fires that were fought by sprinklers, only 1 sprinkler was required to successfully fight the fire, in 80 percent of all cases it was up to 4 sprinklers. Due to the early and targeted fire fighting, a sprinkler system uses considerably less extinguishing water than the fire brigade, which inevitably can only arrive later, when the fire has already got bigger.
THEY REPORT FIRE
If a sprinkler system is triggered, a so-called alarm valve is activated by the flow of water. This triggers an acoustic alarm locally and the fire brigade is alerted at the same time. Since the system shows the area where the sprinklers are active, the source of the fire can be identified immediately.
YOU REDUCE THE EXTENT OF DAMAGE
Sprinkler systems reduce the extent of damage by quickly fighting the fire. By using them, they can prevent the direct threat to a company's very existence from data loss, production downtime or business interruption - factors that almost always lead to a loss of market share or even bankruptcy.
YOU ENSURE FREEDOM IN PLANNING
Sprinkler systems create architectural leeway as an inexpensive alternative to fire protection walls and doors. This gives architects and builders greater freedom in realizing their ideas and makes planning to optimize operational processes easier.
YOU'RE HELPING THE FIRE DEPARTMENT
When using a sprinkler system, the emergency services are not confronted with a full fire scenario, but at most with a limited fire. That means they are exposed to far less danger from smoke and fire. This allows the fire brigade to concentrate on its most important task: the safe evacuation of people. Often the fire is extinguished completely by the use of sprinklers when the fire brigade arrives.
THEY ARE FLEXIBLE
Sprinkler systems can be tailored very precisely to the requirements of their special area of application. They therefore offer preventive fire protection for large industrial buildings as well as for small businesses, for shopping malls as well as for office or residential buildings. If a sprinkler system is included in the fire protection concept, passive fire protection measures can be partially reduced.
THEY DO NOT ONLY PROVIDE PROPERTY PROTECTION, BUT ALSO PERSONAL PROTECTION
Sprinkler systems prevent major fires and offer very extensive protection for people and the environment as well as property and company assets. Existence-threatening effects of a fire through the loss of customers and market shares as well as damage to the image are avoided through rapid fire fighting. It is even more serious that the use of sprinkler systems saves lives: They are therefore prescribed by law in many special building regulations, for example the regulation on places of assembly
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The bvfa - Federal Association of Technical Fire Protection e. V. is the leading association in Germany for preventive and defensive technical fire protection. Major manufacturers of stationary and mobile fire protection technology as well as systems for structural fire protection have joined forces in the bvfa.
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