What type of valve is a deluge valve?
A deluge valve is a type of system actuation valve that is opened by a detection system that is installed in the same areas as the spray nozzles or by remote manual operation supplying water to all spray nozzles.
What is a deluge valve system?
A deluge fire protection system has unpressurized dry piping and open sprinkler heads. The system is directly connected to a water supply and when the system is activated, a deluge valve will release the water to all the open sprinkler heads. The valve is opened when activated by a heat or smoke detection system.
Where are deluge valves used?
What are Deluge Valves? Deluge systems deliver large quantities of water, over a large area, in a relatively short period of time. They are commonly used in fixed fire protection systems whose pipe system is empty until the deluge valve distributes pressurised water from open nozzles or sprinklers.
What is the difference between deluge and sprinkler system?
The main difference between a deluge sprinkler system and any other sprinkler system is the sprinklers themselves. The sprinkler heads in wet pipe systems, dry pipe system, and even pre-action systems all remain closed unless they detect heat from a fire. A deluge system, however, has open sprinkler heads at all times.
What is trim in deluge valve?
The basic trim or type is required on deluge valve regardless of the release system. It contain those components which are required in all types of installation, such as the main drain valve, priming connection, drip check valve, emergency release valve and pressure gauges.
How is a deluge system activated?
How is a Deluge System activated? The sprinkler heads on a Deluge system are fused together and operate as one when activated. The valve is opened when activated by heat or smoke detection systems. Once activated, the water is released into the piping and out of the sprinkler heads.
Why deluge system is required?
Deluge systems are used in places that are considered high hazard areas such as power plants, aircraft hangars and chemical storage or processing facilities. Deluge systems are needed where high velocity suppression is necessary to prevent fire spread.