Sprinklers will not be activated by smoke. Sprinklers are so successful because they are so quick to react. They lessen the danger of death or injury from a fire by drastically reducing heat, flames, and smoke, providing people enough time to flee their homes.
Forget everything you've seen on the big screen. Fire sprinklers are not activated by smoke, nor do they all go off at the same time during a fire, soaking everything in a structure (unless, of course, you purposely install a deluge sprinkler system).
During an actual fire, your fire alarm system will be activated first, which will cause some sprinklers to open up and release water throughout the building. After a certain amount of time has passed, the local fire department will send out their engines to put out any fires that have been started. When they arrive at a location with activated fire sprinklers, the firefighters will know not to enter until they have turned off the flow of water from the sprinklers. This prevents them from getting caught in another flood if there's still water in the pipes.
So, yes, a fire sprinkler system can go off at once, but only when intended by the installer. Other types of sprinklers would need to be activated separately by smoke or heat.
Because fire sprinklers are activated by heat, smoke or dust in the air cannot set them off by accident. It is also critical to examine sprinkler heads on a regular basis for corrosion and debris. Corrosion or other damage may prevent water from activating the system.
Fire sprinkler systems are critical for safeguarding buildings from fires since they are active systems that will activate when triggered. Fire sprinkler systems work so quickly to extinguish fires and smoke that they assist to reduce the quantity of dangerous smoke that residents and firefighters are exposed to. Also, fire sprinklers help prevent structural damage to buildings due to excessive heat. Finally, fire sprinklers limit damage to property due to water leaks.
When a fire sprinkler system is activated, it releases a fine spray of water that covers the floor and walls in an attempt to douse the flames. This method works because water has a high temperature when it is vaporized, and temperatures can reach as high as 500 degrees Fahrenheit (260 degrees Celsius) or higher in some cases. Heat from the fire causes the water to evaporate, reducing the temperature below its boiling point (212 degrees Fahrenheit [100 degrees Celsisus]), which prevents any more water from being released.
In addition to preventing further fire growth, fire sprinklers also help control fire intensity by putting out hot spots. Sprinklers distribute water over a large area, which helps cool off heated parts of the room and reduces the risk of further fire spread. They also produce a lot of water compared to other fire suppression methods, which helps put out small fires before they become big ones.