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Choosing the right Fire Suppression System for your businessFebruary 28th, 2019 | by Vancouver Fire | in Security and Fire Monitoring | 1
Fire suppressions systems are an essential defence mechanism in protecting your business from spreading fire. There are many options to choose from, and you will want to ensure that you choose the right system to provide your business fire protection. Some available options are:
- Clean Gas Suppression
- Co2 Fire Suppression
- Dry Chemical
- Water Pipes
The most popular fire suppression system tends to be clean gas suppression systems. The fire suppression agent that this system uses no only extinguishes fire in seconds, but does so with minimal collateral damage, especially when compared to water. This is a great option when you are looking to protect your business equipment and assets from both fire, and the suppression system as well.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) suppression systems work by releasing carbon dioxide into the area and diluting the available oxygen that the fire has for fuel. Like clean gas suppression, CO2 does not typically damage equipment, providing not only protection against fire, but also not causing further damage in the meantime.
Dry Chemical Applications are specialty fire suppression systems that tend to be more specific for automotive shop and industrial spray booths. These systems use a dry chemical agent as a suppressant, and are designed to perfectly fit the size of the booth. These systems are code requirements for spray booths.
Traditional water pipes are also an option for business fire protection. These systems utilize pipes full of high pressure water. Sprinkler heads can detect heat and turn on, quickly delivering large amounts of water on top of the fire. The downside with these systems are this can lead to water damage of both your business assets, and building itself.
Whichever fire suppression you choose to go with, make sure that you contact a fire suppression system installations expert to receive professional information on which system will be best for your business, and best protect you.