Suppression systems use chemicals or water to suppress fires and can usually be activated manually, by alarm systems or fusible links. Suppression systems help control damage to property, prevent loss of equipment and can reduce down-time after a fire.
Special Hazard Systems
Special hazard systems or clean agent systems are used to protect areas, rooms, or equipment where the use of water based sprinklers may not be appropriate. Special hazard systems use chemicals that will reduce the amount of damage to surrounding equipment not directly affected by the fire.
Wet Chemical Systems
Wet chemical systems are used in commercial cooking operations in conjunction with an exhaust hood. These pre-engineered systems are usually activated by a fusible link, and have a fixed-nozzle distribution network and contain a liquid solution that suppresses cooking fires by cooling and covering the fire.
Dry Chemical Systems
Dry chemical systems are used in industrial operations. These pre-engineered systems use ABC dry chemical to suppress fires in spray booths, mixing rooms, dip tanks and hazardous storage areas.
Fire sprinklers are the minimum protection system for commercial buildings. In a fire sprinkler system, a network of piping filled with water under pressure is installed behind the walls and ceilings, and individual sprinklers are placed along the piping to protect the areas beneath them.