Fire Suppression 101: Tips For Choosing Your System


When you're installing a fire suppression system, there are many factors to consider in choosing the right solution. You might be surprised to find out that fire suppression systems come in many styles and forms. The right one for your application will depend on the environment that you're installing it in, the means of activation that you need, and a few other key factors. Here are some of the things that you need to think about.

Suppression System Structure

Fire suppression systems come in two forms. You can choose from side cartridge or pressure system designs. A pressure system contains fire retardant under pressure, much like a traditional fire extinguisher design. This is ideal in environments where you're dealing with lesser-intensity fire risk. 

Alternatively, side-cartridge systems keep propellants in separate canisters where they can be protected from the vibrations and environmental fluctuations of any facility. When you are concerned about dependability and eliminating the risk of leaks in the system, you need a structure like the side-cartridge design.

Actuation Options

Fire suppression systems can be manually or automatically actuated. Consider the equipment or environment in question and how important it is to have real-time response even when there's nobody in the building. If you are concerned about timely fire suppression, an automatic actuation system is a better investment. If you are concerned that the sensors are not going to function as they should, consider investing in a system that can be both manually and automatically actuated. That way, it can be triggered by hand if necessary for an adequate response.

Suppression Agent Choices

There are many different fire suppression agents to consider when you choose your system. If you are in an environment where there is no exposure to electricity or grease, you might consider a water-based suppression system. If you are concerned about water damage and residue from chemical products, consider a CO2 system instead. The CO2 system will flood the space with carbon dioxide, eliminating the oxygen and starving the fire. You might also need to consider chemical suppression for grease exposure or electrical fires. Talk with your suppression system installation technician ahead of time to choose the product that's right for your space.

The more you understand about your system options and how they affect the operation, the easier it is for you to get the right system for your building. Talk with a contractor today for guidance and to learn more about fire suppression systems.


28 December 2022

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