If you own a space or any type of building, it is crucial to know the type of fire suppression system to have. A wrong fire suppression system is likely to cause more damage than the actual fire. Fire suppressions have a large variety of applications, which makes different types of fire suppressions be used differently.
Different kinds of fire suppression systems
Gas suppressions are used as liquid and pressurized by nitrogen. When it gets released, it uses its chemical to react to a fire and extinguishes it. Moreover, the gas system is recommended and suited for data and telecommunication rooms.
- Easy to install
- Doesn’t take much space
- Safe for humans
- Gas is highly flammable
- Expensive infrastructure
Kitchen fire suppression
Kitchens are a high fire risk and it can be uncontrollable within a short space of time. Kitchen fire suppression releases wet chemicals to put out cooking fires. On the other hand, this fire suppression system is safe to use on grease and creates a soapy harmless substance that is safe on electric appliances.
- No electronic appliances damage
- Easy to use
- Takes longer to clean up compared to water mist
Water mist system
The water mist system usually replaces sprinklers in a larger space. These types of fire suppression systems can be used for flammable liquids and electrical rooms.
- No flooding
- No water storage or water tanks required
- There are a few suppliers and distributors
- Not recognized as an alternative for sprinklers
The foam system extinguishes the fire by separating the fuel from the oxygen. This is a fire suppression system mainly appropriate for large spaces where you cannot use foam or water. These could be transformers, airports, oil tanks, and oil storage.
- Good for external spaces
- Covers large areas
- Electric risk
- Requires clean up because it’s messy