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The Science of Fire Sprinklers

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Have you ever noticed fire sprinklers around buildings, classrooms or homes? Have you ever wondered what makes them work? This video explores how heat transfer, thermal energy and material properties are used to create an automated life safety device – the fire sprinkler!

Guiding Questions

  • How do a fire sprinklers work?
  • What causes a fire sprinkler to activate, and what are some common misconceptions about their activation?
  • How do fire sprinklers keep us safe?

This resource was created in partnership with the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) to raise awareness of sprinkler operation and benefits.

Be sure to check out the Fire Sprinkler Use and Efficiency Data and Fire Sprinkler Interactive Experience.

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