ABSTRACT

Coffee Break Training: Automatic Sprinklers: Water Spray Distribution Patterns   [open pdf - 137KB]

"Firefighters who suppress fires with hand-held nozzles might expect that automatic sprinklers are expected to do the same: discharge water directly onto the flames to extinguish the fire. Except for special early suppression fast response (ESFR) sprinklers, that is not the case. Most sprinklers are designed to alter the overall fire environment by lowering temperatures and controlling flame spread by wetting combustible materials to prevent their ignition. A key difference between residential and commercial type sprinklers is the water distribution pattern."

Report Number:
Coffee Break Training - Fire Protection Series No. FP-2012-40
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Date:
2012-10-02
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Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/
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pdf
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