A fire sprinkler system discharges water when it exceeds a predetermined temperature. It system consists of a two-part metal fusible link or a glass bulb with liquid and as the temperature exceeds, the bulb breaks allowing water to sprinkle.
Additionally, only the sprinklers at the fire affected area get working as each of them are independently activated by exceeding the set threshold, thereby maximizing the entire water pressure over the affected area. There are also different types of sprinkles available for residential and industrial usage.
A fire extinguisher is a portable fire protection device that can be used to put out small fires, often in emergency situations, however, It would very less effective on an out-of-control fire. It consists of a cylindrical pressure vessel containing a foamy substance which can be discharged to put out a fire.
Fire extinguishers are available as per different class of fire and in different sizes. Some extinguishers could be ineffective in some class of fire so it is important to know which extinguisher to use for a particular class of fire.