Types of sprinklers


The different types of installations using water supply for the control and extinguishing of fires. These systems include fast- and standard response sprinklers wet and dry pipe systems, deluge systems, pre-action systems, foam water sprinkler systems, water spray systems, and water mist systems. Their preferred usage cases, advantages and disadvantages.

Alternative labels

types of fire prevention sprinklers
types of sprinkler systems
kinds of fire sprinklers
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sorts of fire sprinklers
range of fire prevention sprinklers
typology of fire sprinklers
types of fire prevention sprinkler
range of fire sprinklers

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Types of sprinklers is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Sprinkler fitter: Sprinkler fitters are responsible for the installation of fire protection systems that sprinkle water. They connect pipes, tubing and the necessary accessories. Sprinkler system installers also test the systems for leaks.

Irrigation technician: Irrigation technicians specialise in the installation, maintenance and repair of sprinklers, pipes and other irrigation systems. They operate machinery used for irrigation systems handling, and ensure compliance with environmental standards.

Optional knowledge

Types of sprinklers is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022