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.
Benefits of a Fire Suppression System
- Safe and easy to use: these systems are designed to activate automatically, so they don’t require a person to initiate an activation.
- Early detection: compared to fire detection systems of the past, these modern fire suppression devices offer immediate response to fire and smoke.
- Eliminate fuel sources: removing the electrical or fuel source contained within equipment will ensure the fire isn’t continuing to be fed. Fire suppression systems eliminate the fuel source quickly, limiting any damage.
- Suitable for most locations: fire suppression systems can be installed in almost any area and are most suited to environments such as data centres, archive rooms and server stores.
- Tested and compliant: fire suppression systems are tested in laboratory settings to ensure they work efficiently to extinguish a faire. All of our systems are also designed to be compliant with industry regulations.
FM200 and Novec 1230 Fire Suppression Systems
A gaseous fire suppression system extinguishes a fire through releasing an agent. This agent works by either reducing the oxygen levels in the area, reducing the chemical reaction within the atmosphere or cooling the fire enough so it dissipates.
Both of these systems are synthetic gas suppression systems, and are designed to work quickly and efficiently, and require minimal clean up afterwards.
Novec 1230 suppression systems are environmentally friendly, andboth Noves 1230 and FM200 are safe to use in areas where personnel are present.
VESDA (very early smoke detecting apparatus) is the world’s leading air aspirating smoke detection equipment. Combined with a FM200 or Novec 1230 fire suppression system, VESDA smoke detection provides a highly reliable fire safety system for your business.
Room Integrity Testing
However, before any fire suppression system can be designed and installed, the area to be protected must be subjected to a room integrity test. A room integrity test ensures that the fire suppression system will work properly and extinguish a fire by checking enough gas is contained within the designated space for a set period of time.