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Different Types of Fire Suppression System

Different Types of Fire Suppression System

Choosing the correct fire suppression system for your office or commercial space can be a tedious job. You need to know which type you need to acquire and which company can install the system professionally. To make things easier for you, we have made a list of the types of fire alarm suppression system that you can choose from and their advantages.

1. Gas System – FM200

The Gas fire suppression system is stored in liquid form and in order to pressurise it nitrogen is used. This fire suppression system is best used in areas like data rooms, switch rooms and communication rooms.

This system is compact and easy to store. It is easy to install because the cylinder storage for the FM200 chemical agent is stored in the same room. Additionally, there is no oxygen reduction when you use it, so it is safe for humans and there is no risk of suffocation. However, this fire suppression system contains hydro fluoride chloride (HFC) and if you have reservations with using products that are not good for the environment then this system might not be the right fit for you.

2. Kitchen Fire Suppression System – Chemical Foam

For commercial kitchens the chemical foam fire suppression system is the best choice. The nozzles for this system are installed under the cooker canopies and in an event of a fire, it will propel a water-based agent with chemical foam. Usually, you activate this using a heat link or a manual pull switch. This fire suppression system is easy to use and provides no damage to your commercial area. It also doesn’t require you to have electronics or electrical work for it to function. However, this system is rather expensive and it takes too much time to clean up the residue compared to using a water mist fire suppression. In addition, there is no British Standard to this system yet.

3. Foam Deluge System

Sometimes, there are instances in which you cannot use water or gas as it will make the problem worst. For these situations, it is best to use foam deluge systems. This fire suppression system is best used in large, external areas. There are downsides to using this as it requires heavy cleaning after discharge. It is also a wet agent so you need to consider the electrical risk when using it.

4. Reacton Tube

This fire suppression system is basically an extinguisher that has a valve and length similar to a reacton tube. It serves as early detection and propellant feed for the agent. Once the temperature in a certain area rises, it creates a small pressurised hole in the pipe and it sprays the agent directly to the risk. This system is easy to install and is mobile which means you can remove it and install it elsewhere. The installation and maintenance cost for this system is also low since it only requires a small amount of agent. But, the downsides are having no standards to the design and installation and no guarantee that it will work if the fire is already big, lastly it cannot be used in large areas with high ceilings.

5. Water mist Fire Suppression System

Water mist fire systems are now in demand and are starting to replace sprinklers in areas like large data rooms, electrical rooms and other commercial areas. You can even use the water mist fire system to extinguish flammable liquids. Water mist fire systems have a number of great advantages which makes them a great choice. First, the agent is cheap, making it easy to replace after discharge. It also does not cause the area to be grubby unlike a chemical kitchen fire suppression system and there is no flooding risk unlike fire sprinkler systems. Lastly, it does not require large water storage or power pump requirements. The only difficult thing about water mist fire system is that there is only a handful of distributors available in the market. Good thing is, we at Total Mist are a proud supplier and installer of this great fire suppression system and we can help you along the way!

What are you waiting for? Upgrade your property into something better and safer! Total Mist Ltd can provide you with a quality fire protection service through the installation of water mist fire system. If you have any concerns, give us a call today on 0203 0703 360 or email us at director@total-mist-ltd.co.uk for further enquiries or information.

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