FireWater Services, Inc. of Houston Texas

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 FYI: Preaction Fire Suppression System  

Preaction systems are designed to protect properties in which the danger of serious water damage from premature operation of sprinklers or broken pipes is unusually severe, such as computer rooms.  The system is also designed for those properties which, due to climatic conditions, must otherwise be equipped with a dry system.  In a preaction system, the action of a heat-responsive device releases a preaction valve, the water fills the piping system, and an alarm is given in advance of the activation of sprinklers.  The alarm often gives an opportunity to extinguish the fire by manual means before a sprinkler activates.

For an excellent animated illustration of a preaction system, go here.  A new window will open.  When you are finished, simply close this new window and you will return to this web page. 

To discuss a preaction fire suppression system for your business, call one of our specialists at (281) 855-1970, or contact us on-line.

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