Fire Suppression System Installations Vancouver
What is the best choice of fire suppressant for your facility?
Would a chemical- or gas-based fire suppression system protect your building and its assets better than a water-based system?
- Building owners and managers often opt for clean gas fire suppression systems to protect valuable equipment.
- Carbon dioxide acts quickly as a fire suppressant.
- A dry chemical agent is required for spray booth applications.
Vancouver Fire’s team of experienced installers can help you select and install the fire suppression system that best suits your application. Our fire protection professionals evaluate your situation based on performance, costs, logistics, maintenance requirements and personnel safety, before making a recommendation.
And we install your fire protection system in accordance with all applicable regulatory requirements and industry best practices. Only a properly installed fire suppression system can adequately protect your building. It must work as designed when needed. Lives and property depend on it.
Experience the difference Vancouver Fire’s commitment to life safety and quality service makes.
Full-Service Fire Protection
At Vancouver Fire, we want to provide you with the best fire protection service in B.C. And do so with unmatched passion--each and every day, every hour of the day. That’s why we invest in:
- Rigorous in-house and manufacturers' training for our large team of certified fire protection technicians, installers and troubleshooters
- GPS monitoring for our service vehicles
- Follow-up calls after installations and service calls
- Our own central monitoring station, located in Metro Vancouver
We bring the same expertise and exceptional service standards to a complete range of fire protection services, from installation to monitoring and inspections to repair.
If you depend on us at Vancouver Fire for installation, monitoring and inspections, co-ordination is simpler. There is less chance for miscommunication and error. And it becomes our sole responsibility to take care of your fire suppression system and repair it.
Our goal is to take care of all your fire protection needs. And to do it with skill and dedication you won’t find anywhere else.
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Clean Gas Fire Suppression Systems
When protecting occupied spaces and critical assets, your best choice may be a clean gas fire suppression system. 3M™ Novec™ 1230 agent extinguishes fires in seconds and minimizes damage. That makes it ideal for spaces where high-value equipment must remain operational. Examples include:
- Telecommunication switch rooms
- Computer and electronic control rooms
With zero ozone depletion potential, low atmospheric lifetime (only five days) and a global warming potential of 1 (about the same as naturally occurring carbon dioxide), Novec™ 1230 offers a viable, long-term sustainable technology for special hazards fire protection.
Chemetron, a world leader in special hazards fire protection for more than 60 years, uses Novec™ 1230 in its fire suppression systems. These systems are produced under ISO 9002 guidelines to strict manufacturing specifications ensuring product purity. These safeguards give you absolute confidence that Novec™ 1230 will not leave any residue or oil deposits in your sensitive application area.
Vancouver Fire is an authorized distributor of Chemetron Novec™ 1230 fire suppression systems. Yet another example of our unwavering commitment to quality fire protection.
Contact us today to learn more about how a clean gas fire suppression system can protect your most valuable assets.
CO2 Fire Suppression Systems
Carbon Dioxide (CO2), a colourless and odourless inert gas, extinguishes fire primarily by diluting the oxygen in the air and providing some cooling. CO2:
- Penetrates an entire hazard area within seconds.
- Occurs naturally in the earth's atmosphere and is one of the byproducts of combustion.
- Typically does not harm equipment, materials or property. It does not cause spoilage, requires no clean up and leaves no residue, thus minimizing downtime after a fire.
- Does not conduct electricity, making it ideal for a wide variety of special applications.
- Is effective on a wide range of flammable and combustible materials. It works on both surface and deep-seated fires.
- CO2 fire suppression systems work by flooding an enclosed protected area to the proper concentration, or directly applying this gas in appropriate amounts and at required rates to cover the protected hazard. Resulting small dry ice particles help project the discharge into the fire and improve hazard coverage.
Contact us today to learn more about CO2 fire suppression systems.
Dry Chemical Applications for Spray Booths
Pre-engineered dry chemical fire suppression systems are specifically designed to protect automotive shop spray booths and industrial spray booths. Regulatory codes and industry standards:
- B.C. Fire Code (section 5)
- NFPA 17, Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems
- NFPA 33, Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials
- UL 1254, Pre-engineered Dry Chemical Extinguishing System Units set out specific guidelines for the design, construction and maintenance of these spray booths and their fire suppression systems.
These spray booth fire suppression systems include an attached cylinder containing the dry chemical agent and are customized to fit the size of the booth. The extensive regulations reflect the flammable nature of paints traditionally used in spray booths. Although today’s booths use water-based paints, the code requirements remain in place and must be met.
Contact us today to ensure your spray booth’s fire suppression system complies with all applicable codes and bylaws.