Property protection and life safety are the two main reasons why automatic fire sprinkler systems are implemented. For almost a century, their effectiveness in controlling and extinguishing flames has safeguarded lives and the environment in both circumstances.
The water supply is an important aspect of the system in both of these scenarios. This can be a direct feed from the local water main with or without a booster pump, or more reliably from a sprinkler tank with a pump for sending water to the sprinkler system.
A single water storage tank with two fire pumps, each capable of covering the sprinkler system’s needs, is the most frequent configuration.
The water storage tank can be divided into two half-capacity tanks for increased reliability. This ensures that the sprinkler system is never without water, even if one of the tanks (or any of its components) is being serviced or maintained.
In both cases, their effectiveness in controlling and extinguishing flames has protected lives and the environment for over a century, and it should be assumed that all sprinkler systems will safeguard lives by limiting fire spread and providing escape pathways.
Property protection systems are generally implemented at the request of the building occupier’s insurer, to safeguard the business and ensure that the building and contents are fire-resistant.
Some systems are installed to meet building or fire codes, particularly to protect employees, the general public, and firefighters from the dangers of fire. This type of system is more accurately referred to as ‘enhanced availability’ sprinkler systems, but they are more commonly referred to as ‘life safety’ sprinkler systems. They include a number of additional features that reduce the likelihood of the system ever becoming non-operational due to scheduled service and maintenance.
Are you planning to install sprinklers as part of a renovation or a new construction? A sprinkler tank should be included in your strategy. If you’re not convinced why you need a sprinkler tank, consider the following five advantages:
Deliver Water Instantly
Water is stored in a sprinkler tank for the sole purpose of fighting fires. Buildings with sprinkler tanks have a constant supply of water, allowing them to battle fires 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This means that even in the middle of the night, water can be supplied to the point of a fire and begin suppressing flames.
Helps Suppress Fires Quickly
Firefighting can start right away since a sprinkler tank is ready to go the moment an automatic sprinkler system senses heat. This usually signifies that a fire has been put out before fire and rescue crews arrive. It’s not unusual for a fire to be totally extinguished by the time firemen arrive.
Can Be Fitted Anywhere
Sprinkler tanks of all shapes and sizes are available from Nationwide Water Solutions Limited. Each tank is custom-made for its specific area. More information about this specialised service is available from our in-house technical staff.
Sprinkler tanks that will last for years are available from us. Glass coated steel tanks, galvanised steel tanks, epoxy coated steel tanks, stainless steel tanks, and concrete tanks are all covered by our tank installation service.
We can assist you if an inspection report indicates that your sprinkler tank is showing signs of wear. While some tanks will need to be replaced because they are too old or damaged, others can often be relined. Our liners come with a guarantee, so you can rest assured that they will last.