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Common Fire Suppression Systems You May Want To Consider

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Fire is no joke. Whether you need a fire suppression system for your home, business, or public space, having the proper security in place is of paramount importance. Many people think that there is simply one type of fire suppression system - a system of metal sprinklers in which one alarm can activate all the rest. Today, this is less common with temperature control mechanisms allowing individual parts of the system to activate and prevent the spread of fire. Here are common fire suppression systems you may want to consider.

Antifreeze Sprinkler System

Premixed amounts of glycerin are then diluted with propylene glycol to create a substance that smothers fires and doesn't freeze. This is an excellent choice for colder climates.

Foam Suppression Systems

This involves the spraying of foam over liquid that has caught fire. The chemical foam retards the agents in the liquid and expands rapidly to prevent oxygen (necessary for fire) from reaching the liquid. When liquids such as flammable gas in airports, industrial complexes, and refineries, are stored nearby, a professionally installed foam suppression system is often your best choice.

CO2 Fire Suppression System

Industrial sites can greatly increase the safety of the workplace with this system. Used commonly in the automotive, electronics, power generation, printing industries and more, this system utilizes carbon dioxide in order to snuff out fires without conducting electricity or damaging the equipment.

Victaulic Vortex System

Using nitrogen and water, this suppression system can stop a fire from spreading quickly. The primary benefits are that this system will immediately reduce the amount of oxygen that can reach the fire and can be used within close range of people as it is bio-friendly.

Wet Pipe Sprinkler System

This suppression system utilizes a system that holds water - pressurized for instant use - at all times. This means that in the event of a fire, instant sprinkling ensues and captures the fire at its source. While there is a potential for leaks with this system, they are considered minor compared to the potential damage from fire hazards.

In the last few decades, huge strides have been made in the technology of fire suppression systems. While conventional methods, such as metal sprinklers, have proven effective for many applications, specialty cases require extra care. Electrical and chemical fires, for example, must be treated uniquely in order to avoid damage to equipment, buildings, and of course human lives. Hopefully you now have a better understanding of the best sprinkler system for your needs. To learn more, contact a company like Alexander Gow Fire Equipment Company.