Fire Suppression System
About Fire Suppression Systems
A Fire Suppression System is used to contain, extinguish and sometimes prevent fire entirely from occurring or spreading. There are many different types available and commonly used today.
Systems are governed under National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes, they are the body who recommend and set regulations on proper installation and maintenance of all fire suppression systems, they set the list of criteria that must be met.
Some are still currently in use, but are no longer in production and actually illegal to manufacture. Make sure you know the difference between these systems, as using the wrong fire suppression system can actually do more damage than the fire itself.
What is a Fire Suppression System?
Simply put, a Fire Suppression System is a set of units built to extinguish fires through applying a substance, generally they have built-in components detecting fire in its early stages through smoke, heat and other warning signals. This then is attached an alarm system, and generally and automatic release of whatever form of substance the system uses to extinguish the fire.
The difference between a sprinkler system and a suppression system?
The main difference is simply what they are used for and how they extinguish a fire. Sprinkler systems will use water to control and put out a fire, while the fire gas suppression systems use a number of different types of agents. So consider the additional damage you may cause using a water sprinkler before deciding on a system.
A sprinkler system will often just control fires until extra help arrives, whereas suppression systems use the chemicals, gas or foam to totally supress the fire. A well-designed gas suppression system means that water is not always necessary to tackle a fire.
About Gas Fire Suppression Systems
Gaseous fire suppression systems use inert gases and chemical agents to extinguish a fire. This is also called clean agent fire suppression. They can extinguish electrical fires by releasing concentrations of gas in specific rooms, therefore removing the oxygen and putting out the fire.
Should you have a fire suppression system installation?
These types are mostly found in places such a server rooms, computer rooms and other communication areas, where you often find a lot of electrical equipment.
Siege Fire Systems are specialists in the installation of Gaseous fire suppression systems. We either use chemical gases or inert gases. They both have the same principal and reduce the oxygen levels in the atmosphere while also cooling.
How can we help with your fire suppression maintenance?
Siege Fire Systems are specialists in the fire suppression maintenance for those using Gaseous fire suppression systems. Keeping your system regularly maintained is not only legally necessary but also vitally important for them to maintain their worth over time. We regularly conducts fire suppression maintenance checks on fire safety systems of all shapes and sizes.