Mide Awarded Patent for Shape Memory Alloy Fire Sprinkler Valves
Posted by Chris Ludlow at Dec 16, 2015
Mide was awarded a United States patent for its innovative approach to using shape memory alloy materials as actuators for fire sprinkler valves. Most fire sprinkler valves use some form of solder or a glass bulb device to open the fire sprinkler valve in the event of a fire. Shape memory alloy offers unique capabilities including fast reaction time and reliable operation.