In warehousing and storage where produce or equipment is stored on racks and often moved using mechanical equipment, it can be tricky for personnel to get to fires when they break out.
In-rack fire sprinkler systems make it simpler to respond fast at the first detection of smoke or other signs of fire.
Learn more about fire sprinkler rack systems, the benefits of installing in-rack sprinklers, and how rack-located fire suppression systems work.
Fire sprinkler rack systems are installed using a network of piping between racks/pallets. In SA, fire sprinkler systems must be approved by ASIB (the Automatic Sprinkler Inspection Bureau) prior to installation, but East Rand Fire offers pre-approval for faster installation turnaround.
A full risk assessment conducted by a registered technician will ensure that the requirements of your shelving type and layout are considered. If you have an existing system that requires a valve overhaul or other sprinkler servicing, your technicians will be able to identify components that require replacement or repair.
For all fire sprinkler and suppression systems, East Rand Fire recommends monthly inspection by a competent member of your staff. We recommend quarterly (every three months) service intervals, with services conducted by an SAQCC-certified technician for maximum fire safety.
Our pipes are manufactured and pre-painted off-site, and epoxy-coated for the ultimate durability. Our systems fit all conventional shelving and racking systems and can easily be adapted to meet the growing needs of your facilities as your infrastructure changes and expands.
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What are the benefits of a fire sprinkler rack system?
Fire sprinkler rack systems have the edge in storage facilities in that you can respond faster to fires precisely where they break out.
Advantages of a rack-installed fire fighting solution include:
The system is localised, closer than traditional overhead sprinklers, and is triggered upon fire detection (or may include a manual trigger)
What types of in-rack fire sprinkler are there?
Several kinds of in-rack fire suppression provide protection for storage facilities. These include:
This is the most common type of in-rack fire prevention in warehouses. Water is kept in piping, ready to be released in the event of fire. It is ineffective in environments where storage is kept below freezing temperatures.