How Do Fire Sprinklers Know There’s A Fire?

There’s a big fire in the building and suddenly all the sprinklers turn on — that’s not really how works. Let science extinguish this myth.

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How do sprinklers work?
“Contrary to what many Americans think, we are not at greatest risk from fire in hotels or other public places; it is at home, where most of us feel the safest, that we are actually at highest risk of fire.”

Sprinkler system types
“Wet – Wet type systems are the most common type of sprinkler system that is installed. A wet pipe system has water in the pipes in the ambient or normal condition and has heat responsive elements on all sprinklers. Thus, water is instantaneously discharged from a sprinkler when it actuates.”

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