Fire suppression systems are a comprehensive mix of dry chemicals and wet agents which help in controlling, preventing and extinguishing fires on properties or objects. Nowadays, automatic fire suppression systems are used extensively. These suppression systems are automatic. The releasing valve electric actuator is connected to and supervised by the Fire Alarm Control Panel and will be activated to release the extinguishing material when receiving a signal from the control panel. By installing a fire control system, you not only protect your valuable assets but also secure the lives of many people working in your office buildings or commercial centers. For this purpose, you need to choose the right type of fire suppression system for your property. To help you with that, let’s take a look at a few common types of fire suppression systems in detail.
Gas (Clean Agent) Suppression Systems.
Gas suppression systems have nitrogen gas stored in a liquid form. This liquid nitrogen is kept under pressure with the help of FM200 chemical. The FM200 chemical reacts with the fire and extinguishes it. Such types of fire suppressors are good for small places which can be damaged if water is used to put out the fire, e.g., electrical switch rooms, small office data cabins, etc.
Chemical Foam Suppression Systems
Chemical foam suppression system makes use of chemicals such as potassium carbonate. Potassium carbonate is a safe chemical to extinguish fire near edible items. Hence, the chemical foam suppression system is explicitly used in large commercial kitchens for kitchen fires. They are also commonly known as kitchen fire suppression systems. In these systems, the emitting nozzles are placed under the cooker canopies. When a fire takes place, these nozzles release a water-based chemical foam to put the fire out. A chemical foam system could either be triggered by heat or by a manual switch.
Water Sprinkler Suppression Systems
Water sprinkler suppression system is the most common type of fire extinguishing system used worldwide. It is either manual or automatic. When the detectors of the automatic system come in contact with smoke or heat, the sprinklers turn on to put out the fire. Manual suppressors need to be turned on manually when there is a fire.
Reaction Tube Suppression Systems
Reaction tube suppressor is basically a valve-based extinguisher. It consists of a reaction tube which works as a detector. When the room temperature reaches dangerous levels around the tube, it blows a small hole in the tube. The pressurized hole then releases the reactive agent directly onto the fire. This system is manual and requires human intervention. It is ideal for small places such as vehicles and switch cabins. Also, you can only extinguish a small fire breakout with this system.
When you own a commercial property, it is essential to safeguard the property, and the people present on the property from fire incidences. To ensure this, it is essential to choose a fire control system which fulfills the property requirement. If you need a complete understanding of which system is best for you, get in touch with the experts of fire alarm systems in Edmonton.