Control Valves and Drains Introduction
Automatic sprinklers are the most reliable and effective fire-protection devices available today — provided they operate correctly. To determine if a sprinkler system can adequately protect a property, underwriters should be familiar with the components, operation, and testing of the systems, as well as potential causes for failure.
A sprinkler system consists of the following components:
- a water supply and fire department connection
- underground and aboveground pipes
- valves and drains
- alarms and test connections