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.
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.”
DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won’t find anywhere else! New videos twice daily.
Watch More DNews on Seeker http://www.seeker.com/show/dnews/
DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews
Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez
DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews
DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews
Discovery News http://discoverynews.com
Download the Seeker Daily App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI