While it may seem like the possibilities for fire suppression units are endless for your commercial space, there are certain systems you should avoid if you have the sensitive equipment. So how do you know if you need a special hazard suppression system in your business? Read on to find out!
Where Are Special Hazard Suppression Systems Used?
Special hazard suppression systems are typically used where sprinkler systems could damage the equipment used in the space. Fire sprinkler systems may seem like a great option but the water from these systems can damage electronics and paper files. Typically used in data centers, museums, file rooms, and in computer labs, special hazard systems are used to extinguish fires while keeping your equipment dry.
How Special Are Special Hazard Suppression Systems?
There are several different kinds of special hazard suppression systems including CO2, dry chemical, and Inergen systems. Carbon dioxide, commonly known as CO2, is used to reduce the oxygen content in the air to the point where combustion becomes impossible. This system is available in three configurations: total flooding for unoccupied areas like data centers and storage areas, a hand-hose line, and a local application. The next system is a dry chemical system that uses a fixed pipe of dry chemicals to extinguish the fire. These chemicals do not harm your equipment but do coat objects in the area they spray. Inergen systems use a mixture of chemical gasses to put out the fire. This system can be used where people are present and is known for quick reactions.
While sprinkler systems are certainly handy and efficient, there may be areas of your business you do not have to be flooded with water. These areas should be fit for a special hazard suppression system by Fireline. For more information on installing one of these systems in your business, call us today!
Commercial Fire Alarm Tests with Fireline
At Fireline, we offer an array of portable fire extinguishers, fire alarms, and sprinkler systems to keep commercial kitchens safe. Fireline offers the highest quality alarm systems to keep your business safe from fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. We also offer fire suppression systems as well to help keep commercial fires controlled should they break out. Our trained technicians will work with you to determine which air sampling smoke detection system is best for your business. We will also help install and maintain the system for your commercial building.