The Wet Pipe Sprinkler System is the simplest and most common type of fire sprinkler system. Since the piping system stays filled with water, these systems are frequently installed where the potential for freezing does not exist. This system employs sprinkler heads that contain either a heat-responsive glass bulb or a fusible element. The water is contained in the pipes until the heat-responsive glass bulb or fusible element is activated due to the heat from a fire. Once activated, the water is released and discharged through the sprinkler head. In a Wet System, the only sprinkler heads that will discharge water are those that are activated. Water will not be discharged from sprinkler heads where the heat and fire do not exist.
Properly designed, installed, and maintained systems is key to their proper operation. BFPE International can assist you with making the right choice of sprinkler system for your application. We appreciate the opportunity to design, install, service, and test & inspect your system.