What is a Fire Suppression System and Which Do I Need?

June 1, 2015

Fire suppression systems have been around for some time and they can be an added asset for your home or your business. Automatic fire suppression systems control fires and put them out without human intervention. If your business can't afford down time or can't operate due to a fire, then you are in need of a fire suppression system.

There are numerous types of fire suppression systems, all of which fall into two categories:

  • Engineered Fire Suppression Systems. These are design specific. You'll find these systems in public and private buildings, computer clean rooms, electrical switch rooms and anyplace where the system has been designed for that particular application.
  • Pre-Engineered Fire Suppression Systems. These use pre-designed components in places such as commercial kitchens, paint rooms, storage areas and residential locales such as group homes or assisted living.

In days gone by, the only extinguishing agent used was water. Now, other agents have been introduced. Among there are:

  • Clean agent
  • Foam
  • Dry-chemical
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Water mist

When you have a fire suppression system professionally installed you will have added the benefit of knowing that it meet all NFPA, Factory Mutual, and local standards and requirements.

A fire suppression system is ideal for anyone or business where fire prevention is more than fighting fires; it protects against loss of life and loss of critical data for your company. Fire suppression systems are found everywhere. World-renowned museums, schools and universities, emergency hospitals, transportation networks, and large marine vessels all rely on fire suppression systems to guarantee the safety of staff and patrons.

Every company runs the risk of fire interfering with its everyday operations. Don't let the risk of loss by fire keep you from achieving your goals. Your priorities include safety and risk management for everyone.

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