that you may see on your system is called a sidewall head, and lo and behold its name tells you a lot about it. It goes high up on a sidewall, just a few inches below the ceiling. Sidewall heads are often used in finished spaces where the piping is concealed within the wall. Like the pendent and upright heads, there’s the deflector plate and the little shaping teeth, but in the case of a sidewall head the flow pattern is fan-shaped, projecting the fan of water horizontally across the room. Sidewall heads present advantages of not having to have sprinkler heads or piping in the middle of the ceiling, and if provided adequate pressure they can spray outward
a long distance protecting large areas with a single head. Finally, let’s cover sprinkler head finishes, the color of those little life and property
authority types are going to make you remove and replace every single one that you’ve tediously painted. If you must have rose red sprinkler heads, ask your sprinkler designer if they can have some painted at the factory to accomplish your décor. Where to from here? We never did get to those fire SIDEWALL SPRINKLER pumps, and we haven’t COURTESY VIKING CORPORATION talked about alarm systems or chillers. Let’s see where saving wonders! the next few months take us in the wild The sprinkler heads world of fermentation and distilling! Be that you’ll see most well and distill safely! often are unfinished brass, these having been installed for over a century. The Shawn Bergeron is an NFPA and ICC next most common will be factory-painted, certified fire protection specialist and building official with Bergeron Technical Services in usually white but on rare occasions black. North Conway, New Hampshire. For more Note the factory-painted sprinkler heads information or assistance call (603) 356-0022 have to be painted at the factory in order or visit www.bergerontechnical.com. They will to maintain their UL, FM or other listing. be happy to help you with your distillery no If you choose to paint them rose red matter how near or far. after installation, rest assured one of the
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