FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM
Fire suppression systems are used to extinguish or prevent the spread of fire in a building. Suppression systems use a combination of dry chemicals and/or wet agents to suppress equipment fires.
Fire suppression systems always consist of at least one component designed to extinguish a fire through the application of an external substance. Many fire suppression systems also consist of fire detection systems, as well as signaling mechanisms designed to alert workers to the problem and prompt responsible persons to take further suppressive actions. The detection of a fire often automatically activates the extinguishing component of the system; however, some fire suppression systems require manual activation.
In Fire Suppression system, a sustainable technology is one that extinguishes fires effectively. It is economical to install and maintain and perhaps most important in today's business climate, offers a favorable environmental, health and safety profile-allowing it to be used both today and in the future with little or no regulatory restriction. Chemical used for suppression system is noncorrossive, nonconductive and leaves no residue after discharge, so it will harm delicate electronics, radar, navigation and other equipment.
And unlike other fire products, it leaves no messy residue to clean up, so system can remain operational even after discharge.
Upgrading a fire protection system can be done by integrating your existing system's control equipment with the newly available chemical in the market such as FM-200, FE-13 or using the new Novec 1230 gas from 3M. And because fire protection systems are typically built into infrastructure intemded to last for years, it makes sesnse to choose one that offers more years of company's economic well being for years to come.
The FM-200 component is composed of:
1. Agent containers, container supports (racks), and discharge nozzles.
2. The control panel is the brain of the system and is used to monitor the detection of the accessories.
3. The detection, alarm devices and accessories are the external devices that act as the eyes and voice of the system as they give audible or visual signals.
4. The completer lit consists of warning signs, hoses, connection fittings,pressure gauges or solenoid values, and the actuator required to operate cyclinder valve.
How does a Fire suppression System Work?
This system works in three ways. First and foremost, it detects smoke. Next on, it uses a powerful Oxygen reduction system combined with a heat removal system to reduce oxygen levels by 12-14% and reduce heat by around 6%. A combination of electronic sounders and bells are connected to the control panel, so when the system detects smoke, the alarm goes off. It takes about 30 seconds for the fire suppression agent to be discharged.
Benefits of Fire Suppression Systems
As an increasing number of companies are using these systems to protect their buildings and employees, it is worth studying the benefits of a fire suppression system.
- Safe & Very Easy to Use: these systems are specially designed to activate automatically, which means they do not require human intervention. However, they offer a manual override option in certain cases of emergency.
- Early Detection: compared to the previous generation of fire detection systems, these modern fire suppression devices offer immediate response to fire and smoke.
- Eliminate Fuel Sources: the electrical or fuel source of a fire contained within equipment will more than often continue to feed the fire long after it has been ignited. A huge benefit of fire suppression systems is that they eliminate this fuel source automatically due to the powerful agents used.
- Can be Used Almost Everywhere: fire suppression limited systems can be installed in almost any environment, from simple storage units to archive centres, telecommunication or computer servers. Companies can choose either of the two types of fire suppression systems: synthetic agent or inert gas. Regardless of the choice, the system operates efficiently to protect the property and the lives of the employees.
- Tested to Ensure Success & Pre-Engineered: all of these systems are tested in stringent laboratories, being designed to comply with all fire & safety regulations. These devices are pre-tested to extinguish any type of fire.