Preventing The Spread …
Fire suppression systems are designed to complement the overall fire protection of a building, to extinguish, contain and prevent the spreading of a fire.
The most common type of fire suppression systems is that of a sprinkler system. Fixed to the ceiling, a water sprinkler system can be retrospectively fitted, and will dissipate water automatically when a fire is detected. This type of fire suppressant will not be activated by smoke alone.
With wet pipe, dry pipe, deluge and pre-action options, all our sprinkler systems are designed, installed and maintained to BS EN 12845.
It is possible to protect every building, including those where a more conventional sprinkler system is unsuitable for use, such as in telecommunication and data centres, or museums! In this instance, in the event of detecting smoke or a fire, rather than emitting water, they automatically disperse a non-toxic, mist like powder, providing an alternative means of fire prevention.
These types of fire suppression systems are best located at the entry and exit points of a building, or in areas where there is a high level of footfall, thus ensuring that in the event of a fire, people can quickly and safely vacate the building.
They can also be retrospectively fitted to high value, individual items such as static machinery, and it is even possible to protect diggers and other driveable construction equipment.
It is not always necessary to have a fire suppression system in place, and it is largely dependent on the size of the premises and the number of employees, so it’s always best to consult with a specialist company, such as Unique Fire Protection.
If you would like a complementary assessment of your fire protection, or advice on the many fire suppressant systems available, be sure to get in touch!