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.
Since there is no water on the pipe and all the heads are open, a method of release is required for activation.
There are a few ways a Deluge system can be activated. These methods include hydraulic, pneumatic, electric, or manual release and depend on the type of system, which will be explained under the “types” section below. Systems can also use a combination of these methods. The Deluge Valve, however, can only be activated hydraulically.