Certain mission-critical locations like data centers and colocation facilities use a pre-action fire protection systems. It’s very important that water get to a fire, but only if fire conditions exist to trigger the pre-action system. However, if there is residual water in the dry side of a pre-action system and a sprinkler head gets compromised, the residual water can present a significant hazard to the equipment inside.
We recommend installing a dry Salamander Reservoir at strategic points in the pre-action system to alert when accumulation of water is detected. This way, it can be safely drained in a timely manner without posing a threat to the equipment the pre-action system has been designed to protect.