After an earthquake, even if structures are minimally damaged, impairment of the fire protection systems can result from breaks in pipings or from damage to water tanks. The water released from a pipe break, according to its position, can ruin building non-structural systems, like ceilings, equipment and cleanrooms.

With an impaired fire protection system, any fire after an earthquake can potentially become uncontrolled and produce a large loss.

A fire protection system carefully designed through anti-seismic solutions greatly improves the prospect to remain efficient and in working condition after the tremor, and minimize possible water damage from unexpected water leakage.