A fire suppression system is used to extinguish the fire. It is an important part of a fire protection infrastructure. A fire suppression system applies an extinguishing agent like foam, chemical compounds, or water to put out the fire. This blog post will cover the working and applications of a CeaseFire fire suppression system. This information will help you protect your building’s belongings and occupants in case it catches fire.
Working on a fire suppression system
Built-in components of a fire suppression system help detect fires quickly. First, these components identify the existence of smoke and flames. Then, the fire suppression system activates an alarm to subdue the blaze before it spreads. As soon as there is some smoke or flame, the fire suppression system activates to help suppress the fire.
Difference between a fire suppression system and a fire sprinkler
Both fire sprinkler systems and fire suppression systems can extinguish or control fires and are triggered when detecting smoke or heat. However, fire suppression systems do not utilize water as they might be useless in certain situations. For instance, a building that uses oil or gas would not benefit if its fire suppression system utilizes water as a suppressing agent. This is why fire suppression systems are commonly used in industries as compared to water sprinkler systems.
Reasons why you should prefer automated fire suppression systems over manual ones
Same as the manual system, automatic fire suppression systems comprise a component that detects smoke or heat and a suppressing agent container. Also, there will be a manual activation method if in case the automatic system does not work.
Its key benefit is that it eliminates the requirement for human intervention or activation. It not just helps improve occupant’s safety but is also perfect for suppressing fires in less accessible or far-flung areas of a real estate or building.
Moreover, an automatic fire suppression system is a good investment for companies and industries containing high-value goods or flammable materials. Automatic fire suppression systems are also preferred by insurance companies with low premiums as these systems take preventive measures.
Why buildings need a fire suppression system?
In buildings where fire sprinklers are not most effective in controlling fires, there is a dire need for fire suppression systems. For example, rooms that have lots of electrical machinery, perishable goods, or irreplaceable assets that can be prone to water damage.
Though fire suppression systems do not have any requirements for installation, both residential and commercial property owners should hire professionals to carry out fire risk assessments. That assessment, either external or internal, may identify the requirement for fire suppression systems.
When you are looking for the best fire suppression system, it’s recommended to understand the working of both passive and active fire safety systems in response to extinguishing flames. It is important for risk management, decreasing the threat of structural destruction in addition to protecting the building’s inhabitants. Almost every industry uses fire suppression systems to provide a safe working environment and to decrease property damage.