Overview Of Fire Suppression Systems For Commercial Property Owners

Posted on: 30 April 2021

Certain types of businesses are not suitable for fire sprinkler systems. In some cases, the owner of the business or building might prefer not to have a fire sprinkler system installed. However, this does not mean that these two situations exempt property owners from installing a fire suppression system. A fire sprinkler system is a type of fire suppression system that uses water as a means of extinguishing fires. Water is not the preferred option or best option when there are circumstances involving expensive equipment or circumstances where water could make a fire worse. The following points identify fire suppression system options that can serve as alternatives to a traditional fire sprinkler system.

Dry Chemical Suppression Systems

This type of suppression system is ideal for industrial environments. When smoke or a fire is detected, a dry suppressant is sprayed in the target area. The dry chemical can be effective to ensure safety when there are chemicals or other substances such as paint that might have adverse interactions with water. It is most often seen in environments that harbor hazardous materials.

Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems

Restaurants require special suppression systems. Special fire extinguishers can be used to extinguish simple kitchen fires. However, kitchen fires can spread quickly, and the presence of flames, grease, and other combustible substances makes it necessary to have a fire suppression system in place to contain fires and minimize spreading. This type of suppression system involves the use of wet chemicals.

Clean Agent Suppression Systems

This type of fire suppression system is ideal for commercial property owners who have environmental concerns and want a solution that will be easy to clean up. The chemical agent dispersed is eco-friendly and has properties that absorb heat and stop the combustion process.

Carbon Dioxide Suppression Systems

Fires need oxygen. Carbon dioxide suppression systems work by counteracting oxygen levels to the point that they are too low to allow a fire to continue. This suppression option is ideal for certain fire classification. This is why it is ideal to get a property assessment to determine which type(s) of fire a business is most vulnerable to.

If you own a commercial property, you cannot underestimate the importance of having a working fire suppression system installed. A fire suppression system installation company is a good resource to use to determine the best suppression system(s) for your commercial property. Some commercial properties may have more than one type of fire suppression system installed. The type of system installed may depend on what is located in each designated area.