Are you planning on building a warehouse? Or a commercial building for a grocery store? Or something else? Well, whatever you are building that is somehow commercial, you need to have fire suppression equipment installed there. By law you are required to have a fire suppression system installed in the building in case of fire. Now usually, there are nitrogen gas cylinders that we see installed in most grocery stores or commercial buildings. But this is only enough for a small-time fire. If you own a building where fire is an occupational hazard you need more than a just a nitrogen gas cylinder to take out fire. If you are looking for quality fire suppression equipment you need to get in touch with fire suppression companies.
Now there may be numerous fire suppression in the market but it is a challenge to choose which one would work for your facility. Most of the times, there are other critical assets or the processes going around that makes the environment volatile, so occupants need safety. Therefore, we will be talking here about the hazard fire suppression systems, their benefits and their recommended applications. So, keep on reading.
Let’s start with the various types of fire suppression systems available these days. One thing should be clear that today’s fire suppression systems offer way better protection than the traditional water sprinkler systems. The fire suppression companieshave categorized them as following.
Chemical Clean Agents: The cleaning agents in this include ECARO-25® (HFC-125), FM-200 (HFC-227ea), 3MTM NovecTM 1230 Fire Protection Fluid and others. All of these are fast-acting and people-safe fire-suppressing solutions claimed by many fire suppression companies. These clean agents protect all sorts of irreplaceable assets such as computers, data servers, electronics, artwork, and things. These assets contain too much value for any company or warehouse and the traditional water sprinkler systems are not qualified to save them from damage. For that you only need fire suppressants.
Inert Gases: This one includes nitrogen, argon and CO2, or a combination of two or more gases. The companies try to reduce oxygen levels to a point where combustion cannot be sustained. The idea is to keep these inert gases safe for both people and the environment.
CO2 Systems: The CO2 systems offer a heavy gas that significantly provide a heavy flow of gas that reduces the oxygen level to a point where combustion cannot occur. However, it’s unsafe for people and environment. This CO2 systems are only recommended in areas that are usually inaccessible by employees or customers.
Water Mist Systems: Remember the old water sprinkler system? Now that same idea is improved by adding a producer for ultra-fine water droplets. It uses 50 to 90 percent less water than a fire sprinkler. It also results with less water on the floor and on other valuable assets. There would be no collateral damage. Water mist systems are usually connected to a building’s water supply. At remote locations, they are connected to a tank or reservoir located in or around the building.