So, to most people’s astonishment, they might not have realized if I said that an alarm valve is something used in a sprinkler system which we can find in many buildings, offices, companies, industries, factories, production facilities, manufacturing companies, housing areas and many more. It is common that people tend to call all of this valve a sprinkler or wet sprinkler as it does exactly what it is called as, which is sprinkling water once it detects heat or any type of substances or molecule which is able to trigger its system.
Mostly used in the piping system in order to keep control of the flow . The use of this alarm valve is usually related to one thing, fire suspension. Yes you heard it right, any infrastructure that installs sprinkler systems in their site or buildings has to make sure the presence of an alarm valve is present throughout the entire sprinkler system or device. The alarm valve has many roles in ensuring the functionality of the sprinkler.
The Use Of Alarm Valve
There used to be misconceptions regarding the use of alarm valve in a water sprinkler system, therefore allow me to elaborate more on this issue. People used to believe that the alarm valve which was used by the water sprinkler system was causing a backflow of the water that should be flowing to the sprinkler device. I might not know why it was labeled and misunderstood in that way, but one thing that I would like to clarify here is that this alarm valve is not causing any type of backflow to the sprinkler system. But in contrast, this alarm valve prevents water storage from back flowing back to its source, by also preventing water contamination of the water supply which has been gathered by the sprinkler’s piping system.
In addition, the alarm valve’s primary role is to also hold back water pressure in the sprinkler device system until it is needed to be used.
Basic Things About Alarm Valve
The alarm valve is most commonly found in high areas of a building or infrastructure. This is actually somehow due to the piping system which is used by these types of sprinkler systems. Most of the time, the alarm valve are always considered to be place on the top surface like ceiling of buildings where most of the core web standpipe system can be found
The alarm valve is able to minimize the corrosion process in the sprinklers water supply, since the job of the alarm valve is to hold back the pressure from the sprinkler device until it is needed, therefore, the only way the alarm valve ensure the level of corrosion is by limiting the pressure within the pipelines. This is why, once the sprinkler is activated, the alarm valve will open and will allow a full pressure of water to fill into the system to produce more water to the sprinkler device. Lastly, the alarm valve is known for controlling the flow of water automatically throughout the system by itself.