Innovation within the fire protection industry, like all other, has been technology-driven. Regulation, legislation, and code development can hinder the growth of innovation, however, technology is moving it forward. The growing complexities of modern infrastructure and the demand for more sustainable solutions can also fuel the need for innovation. Thankfully, there are various companies at the forefront of developing solutions for safer, better, and more efficient ways to prevent and put out fires. Read on to learn more!
Advanced Smoke Detection for Protection
New standards that were announced in 2016 require that all smoke alarms and detectors to meet two essential criteria. These are increased sensitivity and the ability to distinguish smoke from cooking sources and other, more serious fires. Modern smoke alarm technology can differentiate between fast flaming and smoldering fires and standard home nuisance alarms. These changes were made so that homeowners will not just remove smoke detectors and will instead take them more seriously.
Water Mist Fire Suppression Systems
A serious concern for the fire protection is sustainability. Water mist fire suppression systems can fight fires with significantly less water than the traditional sprinkler systems. Water stored under pressure in cylinders is released using special sprinklers and spray heads. The water is able to reach a more extensive surface area since the water is evenly dispersed in small amounts, like a fog. Advanced water mist suppression systems cool the fire and surroundings, shield radiant heat, and separate oxygen from the fire. These kinds of systems are commonly used where there are inadequate water supplies or in applications where the threat of water damage would be catastrophic, such as data centers, museums, and historic facilities.
Video Smoke Detection
Video imaging smoke detection technology has been around for some time, but video-based detection is now being used for many applications. The idea of modern video image smoke detection technology is that cameras can detect the signature of flames and smoke. This is great for warehouses, paper mills, electrical power plants, or stadiums where fires might be hard to detect using the traditional smoke detection methods.
Fire Protection Services from Fireline
Whether you need smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, or an automatic sprinkler system installed at your commercial property, Fireline has you covered. We have been protecting people and property from fire damage since 1947—and our experience shows in our excellent work! We are known for our superb customer service, our expertise, and our reliability. For more information on how we can help your residential or commercial property, visit us online or give us a call at (800) 553-3405. We are located in Baltimore, MD, with a second office in Leesburg, VA. For more fire safety tips, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.