Automatic sprinklers – perception and reality - Build 198 (2023)

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Automatic sprinklers – perception and reality
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Devin Glennie and Kevin Frank
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BUILD article
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Description

There are some common misconceptions about the use of fire sprinklers and how effective they are at mitigating fire risk in residential buildings in Aotearoa New Zealand.

What we think about fire sprinklers can often be wrong. In this article we clear up five common misconceptions.

Scope

In this article:

  • Misconception 1: Sprinklers are required in new multi-storey residences
  • Misconception 2: All sprinkler systems are created equal
  • Misconception 3: Sprinklers prevent all damage and put out all fires
  • Misconception 4: Sprinkler effectiveness
  • Misconception 5: Sprinklers will eliminate all fatalities and injuries
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Description

There are some common misconceptions about the use of fire sprinklers and how effective they are at mitigating fire risk in residential buildings in Aotearoa New Zealand.

What we think about fire sprinklers can often be wrong. In this article we clear up five common misconceptions.

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Automatic sprinklers – perception and reality - Build 198 (2023)
Description

There are some common misconceptions about the use of fire sprinklers and how effective they are at mitigating fire risk in residential buildings in Aotearoa New Zealand.

What we think about fire sprinklers can often be wrong. In this article we clear up five common misconceptions.

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Automatic sprinklers – perception and reality - Build 198 (2023)

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