Sprinkler systems are the most effective means of life and property protection available. Fire sprinkler protection is required in all kinds of buildings: schools, office buildings, theatres and industrial premises.
Commercial and industrial sprinkler systems are designed and installed to a number of standards, in the UK mainly to BS EN 12845 incorporating the LPCB Technical Bulletins, but also to EN 12845 (European Standard), NFPA and FM Global Standards (both North American Standards).
Depending on the type of construction, occupancy, storage limits and other relevant risks, the sprinkler systems are designed to suit each risk profile.
Over and above the life-saving benefits of fire sprinkler systems, the construction of the building may be afforded benefits from cost-saving incentives available or ‘trade-offs’. By committing to fire sprinkler installations, the property may be eligible to offer trade-offs in the form of reduced physical fire separation, increase in fire compartment sizes, increase in storage limitations, that decrease costs and improve overall profitability.