Fire sprinkler head is a type of equipment used in the overall fire safety and prevention systems. Fire sprinkler head are required to ensure safety of the occupants of the structure where the sprinkler system is installed. They are also useful in the prevention of fires in residential and commercial spaces, thus ensuring little or no loss to life and property. An alternative fire safety mechanism is a fire hose like the ones used in fire engines. However, such hoses use a large amount of water and also may cause water-damage to the property where the fire is being doused.
Sprinkler systems score over their alternative in this respect, as they use lesser water and are safer to use. The sprinkler head gets activated when a glass bulb contained within the sprinkler head reaches a certain threshold temperature, which causes the glycerin in the bulb to expand. This, in turn, activates the sprinkler system. A fire sprinkler head contains a glass bulb (which is temperature sensitive), a deflector, a frame, and a sealing assembly. The fire sprinkler head can be replaced by following requisite safety precautions; however, it is not recommended as the repercussions of even a minor error could lead to a malfunction in the overall sprinkler system.
Rising concerns regarding the damage caused due to fire and increasing awareness among residential users of sprinkler systems about the need of fire safety mechanisms are anticipated to drive the demand for fire sprinkler head. Expansion of the construction industry is expected to provide a direct benefit to manufacturers of fire sprinkler head due to their applications. These applications include the use of fire safety systems in residential and commercial sectors. Furthermore, companies are focusing on expansion, which in turn is likely to drive the global fire sprinkler head market. Furthermore, new product development, mergers & acquisitions, and partnerships among key players operating in the fire sprinkler head market are projected to drive the market.
Lack of consumer awareness regarding appropriate fire safety mechanisms and esthetic concerns about the design of the sprinkler head are expected to restrain the global fire sprinkler head market during the forecast period.
The low rate of adoption of fire sprinkler head and unpenetrated markets offer significant opportunity to manufacturers operating in the global fire sprinkler head market. Rise in infrastructure spending is expected to prompt manufacturers to spend larger amounts on purchase of fire safety systems and spend more time researching the model most suitable for their needs in the case of residential users. This presents a growth opportunity in the new product space.
The global fire sprinkler head market can be segmented based on type, coverage, end-user, distribution channel, and region. Based on type, the fire sprinkler head market can be classified into pendant, upright, sidewall, and concealed fire sprinkler head. Based on coverage, the fire sprinkler head market can be divided into standard and extended. In terms of end-user, the market can be bifurcated into residential and commercial. In terms of distribution channel, the market can be split in to online and offline. The offline segment can further be sub-segmented into direct store sales or official company distributors. Based on region, the global fire sprinkler head market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America.
Quick Response Fire Supply LLC, Viking Group Inc, Fire Systems, Inc, Fireline, Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc, Kauffman Co., Allied Rubber & Gasket Company, Platinum Fire Supply, UBM, and Triangle Fire Systems are key manufacturers operating in the global fire sprinkler head market. The main strategy adopted by these companies and their peers is new and innovative product launches and targeted marketing activities in order to capture new markets and consolidate their positions in existing markets.