Slight differences between pendent, upright, sidewall, and concealed sprinklers have a big impact on life safety.

Installing new fire sprinklers – or replacing old ones – can be a difficult process. While all types of fire sprinklers bear a close resemblance to one another, different fire sprinkler heads are designed for different environments and different applications, and require careful consideration.

All fire sprinklers are one of four types: pendent, upright, sidewall, or concealed. In this article, we'll review the types of fire sprinklers and offer an in-depth look at the distinctive features offered by a few major manufacturers.