Commercial Fire Sprinkler Systems

Keep Your Business Safe With a Commercial Fire Sprinkler System

A code compliant fire sprinkler system is vital to protecting your facility and tenants. Uncontrollable fires can spread very rapidly. This accelerated speed of a fire is slowed down by the presence of a fire sprinkler system. When activated, a fire sprinkler system can extinguish or suppress a fire, keeping it contained long enough for professionals to arrive and eliminate it. A properly installed fire sprinkler system can give people within your business the time necessary to get out in a safe manner.

FireTron’s trusted team will design and install a commercial fire sprinkler system that is perfectly suited to fit your company’s needs and the specifications of your facility. We install a wide range of sprinkler systems during both new construction or modification projects. Our expert team of fire safety engineers will consult with you and help determine the needs of your space in order to keep your business safe.

Types of Commercial Fire Sprinkler Systems

The main types of fire sprinkler systems are wet pipe, dry pipe, pre-action, and deluge. Each of these systems have their own benefits, prevent flames from spreading, and reduce damage from fires. The key difference is how each fire sprinkler system is activated and their applications. Here are more details on each commercial fire sprinkler system:

Wet Pipe Fire Sprinkler System
As the name alludes to, the pipes in this fire sprinkler contain water. This is the most common type of fire sprinkler system. These fire sprinkler systems are good for office buildings, schools, high rise buildings and high hazard storage buildings. The sprinklers activate when the fire sprinkler element reaches a predefined temperature. These systems need to be maintained at a temperature above 40 degrees to prevent freezing.
Dry Pipe Fire Sprinkler System
The pipes in these fire sprinkler systems are filled with nitrogen or pressurized air. The air pressure holds a dry pipe valve to prevent water from getting into the system. The dry pipe fire sprinklers activate when they detect a sudden temperature increase which causes the air pressure to escape releasing the dry pipe valve to discharge water. These systems are great for unheated canopies, parking garages, and attic spaces.
Pre-Action Fire Sprinkler System
Similar to dry pipe, pre-action fire sprinkler systems contact pressurized air or nitrogen. These systems activate in two steps. First, a heat or smoke detector must detect a fire to send a signal to open the pre-action valve. Then the fire sprinkler head must detect an increased temperature - after this is detected, the fire sprinkler opens to pour water onto the fire. These systems are ideal to prevent accidental system activations for museums, server rooms, libraries and similar environments.
Deluge Fire Sprinkler System
This system has an open style of fire sprinkler to immediately discharge water. Unlike the first three systems, the sprinkler head always remains open and they activate simultaneously. Once a heat or smoke detector senses smoke or heat, the deluge valve opens and sends water to all the fire sprinklers. This system is primarily used for high hazard facilities that need immediate support with highly combustible materials. Facilities like aircraft hangars, industrial plants, and manufacturing factories.

Choosing The Right Fire Sprinkler System

Having the right commercial fire sprinkler system is vital for controlling and extinguishing fires. It is best to choose sprinklers based upon the utility of your building, potential hazards your business may encounter, and building conditions such as the age, height, type, temperature, and available water supply. A lot of research goes into fire sprinkler system design and implementation. You can do this research on your own of course, but we have found that it is a lot easier to rely on the experts. Firetron has been installing fire sprinkler systems for over 30 years. We should be able to help you find the right commercial fire sprinkler system based upon your needs.

That being said, here are a few factors to consider when you’re considering different fire sprinkler systems:

Design + Performance

Response Time



Temperature Rating

Systems That Similar Buildings Use

Lifetime Value

Need to Repair or Replace Your Current System?

FireTron has you covered with an experienced team of fire safety engineers. We will assess your current system, make sure it is up to date, provide recommendations, and implement the new fire sprinkler system. Fire sprinkler systems often go unnoticed until they’re needed. That’s why it’s so important to make sure they function properly when you need them the most. Call us today at 1 (800)-575-TRON and we can help you repair or replace your current fire sprinkler system.