Stop a fire before it takes hold! Equipment fires can rapidly get out of control, so installing fire suppression systems such as smoke detection alarms, water sprinklers and gas suppression systems can prevent a fire from igniting or re-igniting.
What exactly is a fire suppression system, you may be wondering? In short, a fire suppression system uses a combination of preventative equipment and measures to either prevent or stop an electrical and/or chemical fire from breaking out or re-igniting.
The types of suppression agents that might be utilised in these and other equipment type fires may include the following:
• AFF Foam
• Chemical based cooker hood systems
• 3M Novec 1230
• Halon (special applications only)
Why would you choose one type of system over another? Automatic fire suppression systems are automatically triggered in the event of a fire. There are many different types, from water sprinklers to inert gases and it really depends on who, or what you are trying to protect.
However imperative to install the correct automatic fire suppression system, some suppression agents are hazardous to human life. This can be due to high concentrations of carbon dioxide being emitted in a confined space such as a ship's engine room. High levels of carbon dioxide can kill within seconds if inhaled; in situations like these other preventative measure and systems will need to be in place to prevent the loss of life.
It's vital, therefore, to consult with certified fire suppression experts such as ourselves when considering the optimum fire safety plan for your premises.
FirePro is our valued supplier of industry-leading, environmentally-friendly automatic fire suppression systems. FirePro products are used in 110 countries globally, and by some of the most recognised names in industry from the likes of De Beers and Bloomberg to Coca Cola and Samsung. The systems are tested and certified according to the most stringent international standards and requirements. They use the latest FPC compound consisting of potassium salts and non-pyrotechnic materials which are designed to protect both conventional and more specific situations.
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Wayne Fantauzzi, Electrical Engineer
I'm Wayne, I'm an electrician but I do enjoy getting involved in the fire protection side of the business, especially fire suppression systems. I am also a qualified PAT tester but when I am not working I enjoy cooking and spending my weekends in my allotment.
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