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Authorities, Specifications and Codes & Standards

For many years, insurance companies were the main driving force for the installation of sprinkler protection in buildings. Sprinklers, as highly protected risk insurance companiesthese insurance companies require their insured clients to conform to strict protection requirements, and management of those protection features. Factory Mutual Global is an example of a highly protected risk insurer. well understood, had and still have a good track record of fire control in industrial, commercial and institutional buildings. Insurance companies may have required sprinkler protection as a condition of insuring a property.

Over time, large property and facility managers realized the same benefit, and sprinklers became the norm in most large industrial and commercial facilities. That is not to say that all properties of significant size and importance were outfitted with sprinkler protection, but the presence of sprinklers in large buildings is common.

Today, the model building codes are beginning to require sprinklers in many new buildings, including dwellings. It will probably not be long until sprinkler protection is the norm in all buildings that are constructed new, or in which occupancy or other major changes are made.

One other point must be made in this respect. A building that is protected with sprinklers designed for a specific occupancy, especially in an industrial occupancy, will typically be safer for the occupants. This is because industrial operations typically require more water to control a fire. If more water is applied to a fire people should be safer.
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