Upright Head

What is Upright Head?

Definition of Upright Head in Construction

A sprinkler head that instead of facing down, which is the common orientation, faces up to spray the upper structure with water. The upright head is designed and used for areas that are above the reach of the normal downward facing sprinkler heads. In larger, open plenum ceilings, or in industrial areas where there are high bays, the use of upright heads is prevalent. The sprinkler engineer will designate the use of these type of heads, and will determine positioning and the engineering of the head. An upright head is in many instances used in industrial and storage facilities due to the extensive volume of space above the floor. In addition, the upright head will be used in attic spaces and areas that require high coverage as well as areas of difficult access.