Types of Fire Suppression Systems
Different environments demand different types of fire suppression systems, depending on the type of equipment and environment you need to protect, the type of system could vary drastically. In a case where you are trying to protect critical assets such as IT systems, data storage rooms and manufacturing’s equipment’s, or irreplaceable items like intellectual property, art, and antiques, using water will just compound the damage.
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Two of today’s most popular suppression systems are:
Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems
- Novec 1230 Clean Agent Fire Suppression System
- FM-200 Clean Agent Fire Suppression System
- INERGEN Clean Agent Fire Suppression System
These types of systems involve filling an area with inert gas. Fires require oxygen to thrive, so by filling an area with an inert gas, you can smother the fire.
- Novec 1230 Fire Suppression Systems use Novec 1230 which is a liquid to suppresses fires by displacing the oxygen around the fire. The liquid is vaporized as it is discharged just like FM-200, but different from FM-200 which suppresses fires through cooling.
- FM-200 displaces the oxygen around a fire, however it is known for its key capability of heat absorption.
- INERGEN Fire Suppression System uses inert gases to reduce the oxygen level around a fire and suppress it. The inert gases in INERGEN include nitrogen, argon, and carbon dioxide.
Foam Fire Suppression Systems
Foam is best used in highly flammable environments, as it expands rapidly to remove oxygen from a fire’s source and prevents combustion. The foam can expand 100x the original size and works well in large areas like kitchens, manufacturing warehouses and airports.