Sprinkler systems detect and report fires and automatically initiate the extinguishing process with water. The underlying principle of selective extinguishing makes them extremely efficient: In the event of a fire, only the sprinklers located in the immediate proximity of the fire will be activated. Immediate extinguishing action using water is taken, while the remaining sprinklers remain closed. Sprinkler systems provide reliable fire protection for buildings and industrial plants. For special fire risks, a film-forming foaming agent can be added to the extinguishing water to increase the extinguishing effect.
Classic sprinkler systems
- People, property and the environment are protected, the loss of customers and market shares after a fire is avoided
- The principle of selective extinguishing makes sprinkler systems extremely effective and ensures a careful use of the natural water resource
- Sprinkler systems create architectural opportunities and facilitate operations, as in many cases they are a cost-effective alternative to additional fire walls.
- The use of water in the event of a fire also reduces smoke and pollutants and protects the environment
- Sprinkler systems are quickly ready for use again after a replacement.
Sprinklers from the Minimax Undercover product range are the perfect solution when it comes to integrating a fire extinguishing system into a ceiling unobtrusively and harmoniously. They are exactly what is required when high aesthetic standards need to be met in prestigious settings such as luxury hotel rooms, museums, showrooms of department stores or offices.
Architects and clients with a keen eye for design invariably consider conventional sprinkler heads and traditional escutcheons that protrude from the ceiling to be unattractive and highly conspicuous. Virtually flush with the ceiling and available in a surface finish to match your interior design, the innovative Undercover-Sprinklers open up a whole host of new interior design opportunities. In addition, they continue to meet the official prerequisites for planning permission to be granted and for premium rebates on fire insurance to be guaranteed.
If a sprinkler is damaged, for example during works on building facilities, water may leak, causing damage to the building or equipment. Particularly in areas with water-sensitive equipment, which can have very severe consequences for the organization, for example the failure of the IT system.
These special sprinklers can can be simply connected to the existing or planned sprinkler pipework, providing double safety against the unwanted release of the sprinkler system, while offering the same fire protection. Before sprinkling water is released, both sprinklers must always release a preaction sprinkler unit. The risk of water leakage and related damage through accidental damage to a sprinkler is therefore dramatically reduced.
Preaction sprinklers are installed in sprinkler systems with wet and dry pipework in exactly the same way as conventional sprinklers. A major difference however is that preaction sprinklers can be wired to a monitoring panel. The electrical elements of the preaction sprinklers serve solely for monitoring and fault display: their release is purely mechanical.