Benefits of fire sprinklers
Buildings protected by sprinkler systems offer the following advantages.
Protection of persons
The building owner should protect the occupants against fire. One possible measure is to install fire sprinklers. By reducing the risks, a better environment for working, living and shopping is created and the building’s reputation as a safe place is ensured.
The actual value of the asset is reduced by the value of the risks to which the asset is exposed. By reducing the fire risk, the value of the asset increases. Sprinklers are the most effective fire protection equipment and significantly reduce the likelihood of total damage. Therefore, they are often required by insurance companies that trade risks.
The interruption of a production plant due to a fire could have an impact both on the customers, who would be missing one part to complete the assemblies, and on the suppliers, who would have to reduce production. This is particularly critical for products and unique technologies for which it is not easy to find a replacement supplier. Customers typically maintain a reserve inventory of raw materials and input materials of only one truckload. Subcontractors to automotive companies may be prescribed a required level of security by the buyer, including the installation of fire sprinklers.
The prescribed spacing between buildings may be smaller when buildings are equipped with fire sprinklers.
Building fires release large quantities of combustion products, including CO2, into the environment. Sprinklers prevent fires and thus protects the environment.