When a fire breaks out, system-critical areas and areas where a fire needs to be contained quickly may require additional protection. Fire suppression systems offer this protection, quickly controlling or extinguishing a fire in order to safely contain it and ensure minimum disruption is caused to the business following the outbreak.
A gas suppression system will detect a fire, and will quickly and automatically disperse gas within a room in order to smother and extinguish the fire. A minimum of two detectors will need to detect fire, in order to prevent false alarms, with a warning alert provided after the first alarm in order to enable site personnel to investigate a potential hazard.
We can provide bespoke gas suppression systems with a variety of extinguishants, each with their own benefits (including FM200, Argonite, NovecTM 1230 and Carbon Dioxide), and conduct room integrity testing in order to ensure the correct operation of the gas suppression system.
Sprinkler systems are a network of pipes charged with water, with sprinkler heads connected to the pipes in the areas requiring protection. When hot air – usually 68 to 74 degrees Celsius – reaches a sprinkler head, it will disperse water, suppressing and/or extinguishing the fire. Sprinkler heads do not activate all at once, and will only provide suppression where the heat threshold is reached, thereby minimising the amount of water dispersed during an activation. If the fire is severe enough and spreads quickly, the next closest sprinkler head will actuate when the required temperature is reached.
An ANSUL (cooker hood) fire suppression system provides a system designed specifically to protect areas associated with cooking equipment. Capable of automatic or manual activation, the system will quickly discharge a fire suppressant over designated areas, immediately smothering the fire and thereby reducing business costs associated with damage, clean-up and downtime following an incident.