What Do You Know About A Fire Suppression System And How It Works?

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Fire Suppression System

In any construction project, there are many important tasks to be carried out. One of the most important things includes a fire suppression system. You might be wondering, what fire suppression is.

Fire suppression refers to a group of engineering units that are responsible for putting out a fire.

There are numerous ways to extinguish fire. However, a few common ones comprise of application of extinguishing substances, like water, foam, and chemical compounds. In this article, we will have a quick look at the range of applications that include the fire suppression technique so that the owners of commercial or residential projects can ensure the safety of their tenants and occupants.  

How fire suppression system works?

As a fire suppression system is designed to extinguish a fire, it has in-built fire detection components that identify fires as early as possible. These components first detect the existence of flames and smoke.

The suppression system will then activate an alarm, so the burst can be stifled before it spreads.

This system is considered an active method of fire protection as the system is generated in response to the presence of fire.

Therefore, the alarm warns of danger and it also has components that help to extinguish flames and smoke.

How do I differentiate between a fire suppression system and fire sprinklers?

A fire suppression system and a fire sprinkler both are used for the same purpose, I.e. identifying smoke and extinguishing a fire.

Let’s have a look at the fire suppression system vs. sprinkler system.

A main similarity between the two is that the fire suppression system and sprinkler system both are activated by smoke.

However, a fire sprinkler uses water to put off the fire. While there are fires that cannot be extinguished by water. So, a fire suppression system uses gaseous, chemical, or foam agents to suppress such a fire.

Sprinklers can be cost-effective as they use water, while fire suppression system can be expensive as it helps to extinguish fire and uses sources other than water.

People hire professional fire protection estimator companies to get a complete detailed analysis of fire protection system cost installation.

When are fire systems required?

The fire suppression requirements include areas that must have a defense and protection against fire. Commercial buildings and high-traffic buildings like schools, offices, hospitals, malls, etc. Even at restaurants and hotels fire suppression system must be installed to avoid accidents.

Fire suppression systems are mainly installed at places where sprinklers are less beneficial. For instance, a room that contains large amounts of electrical equipment or irreparable assets or items that are prone to water damage.

What are the benefits of installing fire suppression systems in your projects?

To avoid accidents and damages, fire extinguishers, sprinklers, and fire suppression systems are installed in various projects.

There are several advantages of the installation of fire suppression systems:

Quick response:

When there are flammable materials around, even a spark can cause raging flames. Therefore, putting off the fire immediately is mandatory. Fire systems are furnished with sensitive detectors that activate alarms as soon as they sense smoke and heat.

Lesser collateral damage

The immediate response of the fire systems halts the spread of fire. In this way, everyone’s safety is guaranteed and minimum collateral damage is caused. As well as, the vital belongings are preserved.

To prevent accidental damages, loss of precious lives and infrastructure destructions installing fire suppression system is a necessity.

How is an automatic fire suppression system more useful?

Conventional fire systems contain detective systems that sense smoke and heat and activate the alarm and suppression agent container. However, in case the suppression agent has not activated automatically, there is an option to initiate it manually.  

The major advantage of an automatic fire suppression system is that human activation is not required after the alarm warning. This could reduce the risk to occupants’ lives as well as it is favorable for remote areas or less accessible areas of a building.