Are Fire Sprinklers Required in Walk-In Freezers?

Posted May 11, 2023 by Koorsen Fire & Security


Fire sprinklers are a critical component of fire protection and safety, and in many cases, codes and regulations mandate their installation in specific types of buildings or areas. One such example is walk-in freezers. A walk-in freezer is a large enclosed room used for storing food and other perishable items at low temperatures. It is important that these rooms are equipped with fire suppression systems in order to minimize the risk of fire and to prevent the spread of fire should an incident occur.

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What Codes Require Sprinklers?

The code that requires fire sprinklers in walk-in freezers varies depending on the jurisdiction and the building code in effect at the time of construction. However, some commonly referenced codes that may include this requirement include the International Building Code (IBC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 13, and local building codes and fire codes.

What Type Of Walk-In Freezers Require Fire Sprinklers?

According to these codes, fire sprinklers are required in walk-in freezers that are greater than 400 square feet and have a ceiling height greater than 7 feet. Additionally, the sprinkler systems must be specifically designed and installed for this type of room, taking into consideration factors such as the low temperature, ceiling height, and occupancy.

In conclusion, the code requirement for fire sprinklers in walk-in freezers is an important aspect of fire safety in commercial and industrial buildings. The installation of fire sprinklers can help minimize the risk of fire and provide effective protection for both the building and its occupants.

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Do you own a restaurant, grocery store, or other business with a walk-in freezer? Do you want to ensure the safety of your employees and customers in case of a fire emergency? If so, it's time to consider the installation, inspection, and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems for your walk-in freezer by the experts at Koorsen Fire & Security.

Koorsen Fire & Security has extensive experience installing, inspecting, and maintaining fire sprinkler systems for walk-in freezers and other commercial and industrial applications. Our team of experts can design a customized solution to meet the specific needs of your walk-in freezer, ensuring that it is equipped with the best possible fire protection.

Don't wait; contact Koorsen Fire & Security today to learn more about installing and maintaining fire sprinkler systems for your walk-in freezer. Our team is available to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process of ensuring the safety of your employees and customers in case of a fire emergency. Don't compromise on safety; contact Koorsen Fire & Security now!

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Disclaimer: The information in this article is for informational purposes only. It is believed to be reliable, but Koorsen Fire & Security assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this article. It does not constitute professional advice. The user of this article or the product(s) is responsible for verifying the information's accuracy from all available sources, including the product manufacturer. The authority having jurisdiction should be contacted for code interpretations.