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Most Common Types of Automatic Sprinkler Systems

Last updated 5 years ago

Fire codes set forth by the NFPA are designed to ensure that all automatic fire sprinkler systems quickly extinguish fires and minimize damage to a home or workplace. However, the code provides for flexibility with the type and style of automatic sprinkler used in a multi-family, commercial, or office building.

The simplest and most commonly used sprinkler system is the wet pipe system, in which water is readied within a system of pipes behind walls. Dry pipe systems use water that is stored outside of the pipes, but held back by pressurized air. Both systems utilize heat-sensitive sprinkler heads that open up when exposed to high temperatures. However, wet pipe fire sprinklers release water immediately, while dry pipe systems must first release the pressurized air. 

To learn more about your automatic fire sprinkler options in Queens, contact Capitol Fire Sprinkler today at (718) 533-6800. We are NYC’s most trusted fire sprinkler service with over 60 years of installation and maintenance experience.


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