Fully automatic fire sprinkler systems are widely regarded as the most effective method of controlling a fire.
Balaji Fire Services designs, installs and commissions cost-effective sprinkler systems by carefully analysing a building and its contents in terms of occupancy, operation and fire risk .
These systems are engineered to comply with the relevant Indian/International Standards.
Sprinkler systems automatically detect a fire, transmit an alarm and control or extinguish the fire. They are located in places where people cannot always be present and operate only as needed in the immediate vicinity of the fire.
They have important life safety connotations, and can prevent fires from reaching destructive proportions, which may mean the difference between a minor interruption and a prolonged permanent shutdown.
Automatic fire sprinklers provide a significant level of protection for the occupants of a building together with protection of the environment by minimising the effects that a major structural fire could have. Sprinklers also safeguard against loss of product, equipment and building contents in general as well as minimising disruption to normal operations
Frequently Asked Questions About Fire Sprinkler Systems
CAN THE SPRINKLER GO OFF BY ACCIDENT?
Only one in 16 million sprinkler systems trip for no reason or because of a manufacturing defect. Sprinkler systems are specifically designed for your building and will be rigorously tested to minimize such accidents. We also inspect existing systems to ensure that there is no mechanical damage which might cause such an accident.
IF ONE SPRINKLER GOES OFF, DON'T THEY ALL GO OFF?
Only the sprinkler over the fire will activate. Sprinklers in each room react to temperatures individually; usually between 155 and 165° F. So, fire in a kitchen will activate only the sprinkler(s) in that room.
AREN'T SPRINKLER SYSTEMS UGLY?
Sprinklers can be neatly concealed with no more than a 3/4" cap showing. Custom caps and covers are available in a range of colors. Ceiling and sidewall mount sprinkler heads blend into your home decor, and yet are effective fire protection.
WHY DO I NEED SPRINKLERS IF I HAVE A SMOKE DETECTOR?
Smoke detectors will save lives by providing a warning of smoke existence, but they can do nothing to extinguish a growing fire. Too often, battery operated smoke detectors fail to function because the batteries are dead or have been removed. Detectors must be maintained in good working order to help save your life. The combination of smoke detectors and sprinkler systems can reduce the loss of life by 98.5%, which is an increase of 48.5% over smoke detectors alone.
DO SPRINKLERS CAUSE WATER DAMAGE?
Sprinklers are designed to start putting water on a fire while it is still small, in the early stages of development, before it gets to the flashover point. If the fire can be extinguished in the early stages, not only will it reduce the water damage, but it will reduce the fire damage too. Not nearly as much water is required to extinguish the beginnings of a fire, whereas hundreds of gallons would be necessary for a full-fledged fire.
Your sprinkler system will severely limit a fire's growth. Therefore, damage from sprinkler system will be much less than the smoke and fire damage if the fire had gone on unabated or even the water damage caused by water from fire fighting hose lines. Quick response sprinklers release 13-24 gallons of water per minute compared to 125 gallons per minute released by a fire hose. An uncontrolled fire will cause significantly greater damage.