Maintenance 6;348765]You quoted one line out my original post and then told me I was incorrect. I only tried to clarify my original post. I stand by my original statement. A dry pre-action sprinkler system will not flow water just by the activation of a sprinkler head, either by accident or in a fire situation. A specific chain of events is required.
I';; accept that. While you do understand and actually use the proper terminology of "pre-action" and dry systems, I was mixing the two together. A pre-action as well as an air over water system are often called generically; dry systems, when in fact, neither technically is. They are more properly called "dry pipe" systems while a gaseous system would more properly be called a dry type system.
I understand and agree with your facts.
The point is that just because you see a sprinkler head, don't assume that water will come out of it in case it accidently opens
. I would much rather assume it does. It is better to be more cautious than not and unless you know for sure, err on the side of caution.
Fire suppression systems are mandated in data centers, the same as any other commercial establishment. The type selected could be wet sprinkler, dry sprinkler, or chemical. All will extinguish fires, some with more or less damage to the equipment and the occupants. All are acceptable by code. Not all carry the same level of passive risk. If that's an argument, well so be it.
that really wasn't the arguument and I agree with what you just stated.