Designed to control and neutralise fires
Fire suppression systems
Prevention, as they say, is better than cure and fire suppression systems are very much in this vein, preventing the spread of fire rather than leaving you to deal with the consequences of a large fire.
Fire suppression systems can refer to any number of automatic systems designed to control and neutralise fires without the need for human intervention. Rather than ‘putting the fire out’, as you would get with a sprinkler system (which can cause extensive damage in itself), most suppression systems are designed to starve the fire of oxygen; without oxygen, the fire cannot take hold.
Designing and installing a fire suppression system is a skilled job that must be undertaken by an approved and qualified company. It might also be the case that if a fire suppression system is installed without the certified contractor, it might invalidate your insurance.
Where can fire suppression systems be used?
- Power generation wind turbines, mobile electrical generators
- Kitchen environments restaurants, hotels, canteens
- Industrial equipment forklifts, engine protection for machinery, industrial processing equipment
- Electrical enclosures electrical distribution cabinets, process control cabinets, communication racks
- Material storage fume cupboards, chemical stores, flammable material stores
- CNC machines, robotic welding machines, injection moulding machines, machining centres
- Transport trains, boats, buses – engine compartments