Dry Pipe Sprinkler System

Dry Pipe Fire Sprinkler System in Houston, Texas

Fire Sprinkler Texas will upgrade your home business with a dry pipe sprinkler framework to serve as a safeguard in the event of a fire. A dry pipe sprinkler system typically is located in a parking garage, a large refrigeration area or in an outdoor structure to serve as a backup option when conditions make it impossible to use a wet pipe framework.

When you need a dry pipe fire sprinkler system for your business in the Greater Houston area, as well as throughout Southeast Texas, Fire Sprinkler System Texas is the company to call. To learn more about our products and services, contact us online or give us a call at 281-603-0304.

What Is a Dry Pipe Sprinkler System?

In situations where a traditional wet pipe sprinkler framework is either unreasonable or incapable, individuals frequently lean on dry pipe sprinkler frameworks. The sprinkler framework is fundamentally the same for both set-ups, but with a couple of significant differences.

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Instead of holding water, a dry pipe framework's funnels are loaded with pressurized air. The water is held in a different supply and interfaces with the pressurized air. To achieve the desired results, the water goes through three valves. Because of rising temperatures when placed in close proximity to a fire, the heat causes the sprinklers to open. While the air has no impact, the loss of pressurized air is the thing that trips the valves, enabling the water to move through the pipes and douse the blaze.

Benefits of Having a Dry Pipe Sprinkler System in Houston

Although a dry pipe sprinkler system is used only in unique circumstances, it remains the second most common sprinkler system type in the Greater Houston area. Dry pipe systems are installed in spaces where the ambient temperature may be cold enough to freeze the water in a wet pipe system, rendering the system inoperable.

When one or more of the automatic sprinkler heads is triggered, it opens and allows the air in the piping to vent from that sprinkler. Each sprinkler operates independently, as its temperature rises above its triggering threshold. As the air pressure in the piping drops, the pressure differential across the dry pipe valve changes, allowing water to enter the piping system. The water flow from the sprinklers needed to control the fire is delayed until the air is vented from the sprinklers.

Dry pipe sprinkler systems are particularly useful in:

  • A large refrigerated area or freezer
  • A parking lot or parking garage
  • A warehouse
  • A detached garage or storage shed

NFPA Regulations Regarding a Dry Pipe Fire Sprinkler System

In regions using NFPA 13 regulations, the time it takes water to reach the hydraulically remote sprinkler in a Dry Pipe System is known as the "Maximum Time of Water Delivery." In these situations, the sprinkler must be activated within 60 seconds. In industry practice, this maximum time of water delivery may be required to be reduced, depending on the hazard classification of the area protected by the sprinkler system.

Many property owners and building occupants view dry pipe sprinklers as advantageous for protection of valuable collections and other water-sensitive areas. This perceived benefit is due to a fear that wet system piping may leak water without attracting notice, while dry pipe systems will not leak in this manner.

Let Fire Sprinkler Texas Install Your Dry Pipe System in Houston 

Contact Fire Sprinkler Texas online or give us a call at 281-603-0304 when you are ready to install a dry pipe sprinkler system to guard against the danger of fire at your businesses in Houston or throughout Texas.