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Deluge Water Spray Systems

Owners and operators of some industrial facilities such as chemical manufacturing plants, nuclear power plants and aircraft hangars have a higher risk of a fire growing uncontrollably. Deluge Water Spray Systems are effectively used in these and other high-hazard areas because they release water or other fire suppressants to all the open sprinkler heads simultaneously. This total flood method douses a fire before it has the chance to grow uncontrollably. Deluge sprinkler systems are ideal for the protection of hazardous materials/equipment as well as areas subjected to freezing conditions. They are commonly employed to protect transformers, conveyors, pits, and high-hazard materials including combustible dust and flammable liquids. Paired with fast-acting detection systems, they can protect against fires with a potential for rapid growth or spread as deluge systems quickly deliver a high volume of water. They can act to create to buffer between fire zones by thoroughly drenching and cooling surfaces to prevent damage. A deluge sprinkler system has open sprinklers attached to a piping system with a ready water supply. The deluge sprinkler system valve opens by operation of a fire detection system. The opening valve admits a surge of water into the piping and discharges through all open sprinklers simultaneously.

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PLC has the relevant experience and expertise to design, hydraulically calculate and evaluate fire protection systems for critical infrastructure and equipment, including deluge sprinkler and fixed water spray systems.

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