13 Dec The Ultimate Guide to Fire Fighting Pipes : Therma Plus Pipes
Fire fighting or thermaplus pipes are used in automatic sprinkler systems and other water systems for putting out fires. These pipes typically have red paint on them to help firemen and other people recognize them. It is also used to prevent them from entering other water systems. This article will discuss the many types of fire suppression pipes and how they operate.
Which fire safety systems are most popular?
All across the world, fire prevention systems are regularly used. Additionally, we commonly see systems like Dry chemical fire protection systems, Deluge systems, Pre-action systems, Special hazard fire protection systems, Gaseous fire suppression systems, Wet fire sprinkler systems, Dry pipe systems, and Foam fire suppression systems.
Out of these, three kinds of systems are most frequently used. They include gas, foam, and water fire fighting systems. Let’s explore to read more:
1. Wet Fire Sprinkler Systems
Sprinklers that are linked to a pipe system are used in wet fire suppression systems. These automated sprinklers successfully put out flames while your water supply is functioning since they are always connected to a water source.
The sprinklers are turned on when there is a fire, and water is promptly discharged. The systems are often made only to allow heat-activated sprinklers to release water in the event of a fire.
2. Sprinkler Systems with Dry Pipes
In systems with dry pipes, sprinklers are equipped with automated fire suppression. On the other hand, these sprinklers are not linked to a pipe system that is constantly supplied with water. Instead, the pipe system contains air or nitrogen that is under pressure.
Dry pipe systems are useful when there is a chance that the water in the pipes may freeze. Heat triggers the sprinklers to turn on, successfully putting out fires without using a lot of water.
3. Deluge Systems
In places where there is a high potential for fire damage, deluge systems are used. For instance, this kind of structure would frequently be used on a shipment dock in a stockroom. This technology would also activate in a high-rise structure through an alert. The nozzle is constantly open; thus, the alarm would turns on a water valve.
4. Pre-Action Systems
Pre-activity frameworks incorporate components from dry and wet frameworks. Water is not allowed to enter the pipes until a fire has been found. These devices are typically employed in commercial settings like workplaces because of their quick reaction times.
5. Special Hazard Fire Protection Systems
Systems designed for special hazards are used in places where regular systems are insufficient. They will locate and extinguish flames in these locations.
What is the mechanism of the fire sprinkler system?
Most residential and commercial buildings have fire sprinkler systems already installed. In some places where there may be a greater than normal risk of fire, they are actually necessary. They typically include a network of pipes that convey water, sprinkler heads, and a water source.
Although they are not activated by smoke, fire sprinkler systems discharge water on their own. Because they discharge enough water when a fire is detected, they serve as both fire detection and suppression systems.
Because the air above a fire warms up so fast when a fire starts, a sprinkler system is activated by intense heat. Unlike the typical shift in temperature that takes place when cooking in a restaurant, this abrupt surge in temperature is unusual.
In the event of a fire, heated air rises and flows along the ceiling. Each sprinkler head is connected to a trustworthy water source, so when it is activated, a valve opens and pressured water may pour out.
Which pipes are used in fire fighting systems?
Fire fighting pipes with a red paint finish are made of materials which do not catch fires. There are different types of pipes available for putting out flames. There are also light wall variations that are galvanized and have a silvery appearance.
KPT’s ThermaPlus pipes are made of PPR with fire retardant substances, which makes it excellent for fire fighting applications as the flash ignition temperature of KPT ThermaPlus pipes is more than 600℃ with a limiting oxygen index (oxygen needed in surrounding atmosphere to sustain a flame) at 24.3% which is higher than Earth’s 21%.
All in all, KPT ThermaPlus fire fighting pipes can be used in multiple areas, whether it be residential or commercial. Our Pipes are made 100% with No.1 Hyosung R200P PPR raw material, which offers the highest MRS (Minimum Required Strength) of 13. They will, therefore, always be prepared to execute in any circumstance that may happen.