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What is a fire system?

Updated: Aug 1, 2023


What is a fire system? Safety and fire protection is a crucial aspect in any building. Fire systems are sets of measures and devices designed to prevent, detect and fight fires, minimizing risks and damage to people and property. At Grupo Inco, as experts in pipe distribution, we know that an essential part of these systems are the pipes and their components. In this article, we will explore how fire systems work and the advantages that piping offers in these systems.

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How do fire systems work?


A well-designed, effective fire system combines several key components, including fire detection, active suppression, passive protection, and proper design and maintenance. Pipes play a critical role in active suppression as they carry water or other extinguishing agents from the source to discharge devices such as sprinklers or fire extinguishers.

Advantages of pipes in fire systems

  • Durability and resistance: The pipes used in fire systems are made of strong and durable materials, such as stainless steel or carbon steel, which offer a long useful life and resistance to corrosion.

  • Efficient transport capacity: High quality pipes allow a constant and efficient flow of water or extinguishing agent, guaranteeing a fast and uniform distribution in case of fire.

  • Design flexibility: The pipes are available in different diameters, thicknesses and lengths, which allows the fire protection system to be adapted to the specific needs of each building and to comply with local standards and regulations.

  • Reduction of pressure losses: Superior quality pipes, such as those distributed by Grupo Inco, significantly reduce pressure losses, which translates into better performance of the fire-fighting system and greater effectiveness in fighting fires.

  • Ease of Installation and Maintenance: Fire system piping and accessories are designed for easy installation and maintenance, minimizing the time and cost associated with these tasks.

  • Reliability and safety: By using high-quality pipes, the reliability and safety of the fire system is guaranteed, resulting in greater protection for people and property.


Fire systems are essential to ensure safety in any building, and pipes play a key role in their operation and effectiveness. At Grupo Inco, we pride ourselves on distributing the highest quality pipes for fire fighting systems, thus ensuring the protection and safety of our customers. If you want more information on how pipes can improve your fire system, do not hesitate to contact one of our specialists or visit our website where you can find information on all the parts that make up these systems.

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