Victaulic Fire Protection System in the Eiffel Tower Featured in Fire Protection Engineering
The April issue of Fire Protection Engineering featured an article describing the Victaulic fire protection systems used throughout the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. A Victaulic preaction fire protection system was selected by the Eiffel Tower Safety and Security Team to prevent the possibility of a premature water response. Because water is distributed to the system only if a sprinkler is heat activated, the possibility of a premature water response is greatly reduced. With a pressure rating of up to 21 bar, the Victaulic preaction fire protection system was selected for the job because of its superior rating over other systems, most of which are only rated up to 17.5 bar, and because it is approved by the National Centre for Prevention and Protection (NCPP), a quality which allowed the structure to be insured.
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