Types of Fire Suppression Systems In Fire Protection

There are numerous types of fire suppression systems that serve different needs depending on a given building’s particular assets and occupants it needs to protect in the event of a fire. We’ll cover the basic benefits and unique uses of each type of fire suppression.

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Chemical Clean Agent Suppression System
This type of fire suppression system is most commonly used in settings with sensitive equipment or machinery where water suppression is not viable. The sensitive assets (e.g. non-fungible documents, hospital equipment, computer servers, etc.) cannot run the risk of being compromised in the event of a fire.

Clean agents such as Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid offer the advantage of quicker fire extinguishment than water suppression that leaves no residue, with the highest safety rating for human occupants among clean agent alternatives.

Co2 Suppression System:

This fire suppression system uses pressurized carbon dioxide to extinguish and effectively asphyxiate a fire by reducing oxygen levels in the space. However, It is only recommended for isolated settings inaccessible to people due to the potential harm it may cause.

Inert Gas Suppression System:

This fire suppression system operates similarly to a Co2 suppression system where a combination of inert gases (i.e., nitrogen, argon, helium, etc.) are used to asphyxiate a fire by depriving it of oxygen. This is a safer alternative to carbon monoxide that is safe for spaces to use with machinery, equipment, and people. It’s also one of the greener alternatives to fire suppression compared to chemical clean agents.

Water Mist Suppression System:

This is fire suppression system is the most commonly used system for many residential and commercial settings due to its cost-effective and environmentally-friendly qualities. An advancement on the traditional fire sprinkler, a water mist system uses significantly less water, reducing the risk of residual or collateral damage.

However, this alternative isn’t ideal for all settings, particularly ones with sensitive equipment, machinery, or other assets that may be ruined by exposure to water. A water mist suppression system is typically connected to the building’s water supply or in certain remote settings hooked up to a dedicated tank or water reservoir.

Key Takeaways:

There are many factors to consider when choosing the right fire suppression for your case. Different types of fire suppression systems are recommended depending on the particular setting and emergency scenarios.

Consult the Fire Protection Experts

Trust the experienced pros at Majestic Fire to help you figure out the right fire suppression system suited to your case. Our certified technicians are equipped to handle residential and commercial spaces of all sizes. Fire suppression along with fire pump inspections, testing, and maintenance is all within our wheelhouse as the premier fire protection experts in Los Angeles and the greater Southern California Area.