Fire Suppression System
Fire Suppression Systems
Fire suppression systems are among the essential fire protection systems for commercial and industrial spaces. While they can also work in residential buildings, these systems are recommended for areas where other solutions cannot be effective. In case there is some high value equipment or facilities in your building that could experience catastrophic damage from sprinklers, a fire suppression system is the best fire protection solution to install.
An effective fire suppression system is designed to save lives and minimize damage to your belongings during a fire emergency. Studies indicate that integrating fire suppression systems with standard fire protection systems like fire alarm and detection systems can reduce chances of accidents and fatalities by 82% and property damage by 71% in any kind of fire incident on a commercial building.
These systems are the best for ensuring protection from the impacts of fire in areas like data centres, hospitals, museums, IT rooms, factories, and telecommunication enclosures. Unlike some fire protection systems that rely on water discharge, fire suppression systems put out fires without any footprints.
How Fire Suppression Systems Work
Fire suppression systems are considered superior fire protection agents to conventional agents like sprinklers. One of the reasons for that is because the systems use unique techniques to control and stop fires. Waterless fire suppression systems are the preferred type in most commercial spaces today that you too should consider installing in your office or business. However, it is important that you first know how the system works to determine how it can benefit your property and its occupants during fire emergencies.
A fire suppression system uses gaseous discharge to extinguish fires. That means it can effectively diffuse even fires that cannot be attacked with water and other conventional measures. Whenever the system is installed on your building, it comes with cylinders that contain the clean agent, which is normally FM200 / Novec 1230 / NN100. The cylinders are separately kept in a protected area and connected to the rooms in the building using pipes.
Whenever fire is detected in part of the building, electronic signals are sent to the fire suppression system’s control unit to trigger the release of the clean agent from the cylinders. The clean agent will travel along the pipes within seconds to the area where there is fire. As the gaseous agent hits the rooms, it quickly begins to dilute the oxygen concentration therein, thus stopping combustion. The discharge from the cylinders is very clear and will not leave any dampness or residues on your equipment after use.
Fire suppression systems can effectively put out combustible, explosive and electrical fires. Today, advanced fire suppression systems can be optimized to release the clean agent to the specific area or section where the fire is experienced. Besides, the systems can also be programmed to raise alarms, turn off electrical equipment or even close doors and ventilations to avoid the quick spread of fires.
Benefits of Fire Suppression Systems
There are many reasons why most businesses in Singapore today have fire suppression systems. Below are the unique features and benefits that make fire suppression systems an essential fire protection system for every commercial and industrial space.
Fire suppression systems are very fast in attacking fires, allowing you to easily diffuse fires in just minutes. Apart from just putting out the fire, it will also minimize the smoke that fills up the area during fires. As a result, you will be able to resume your normal business activities without so much downtime.
Due to the fast response of a fire suppression system in combating fires, there is always reduced chances of injuries, accidents and destruction to property. The system can go a long way in ensuring the safety of the people in the building as well as equipment and other belongings during a fire emergency.
Fire suppression systems are also eco-friendly, offering you the best fire protection without any impacts on the environment or humans.
FM200 Fire Suppression Systems
FM 200 is a clean agent fire suppressant that works by removing the heat from the fire triangle (oxygen, heat, and fuel). It is a colorless, odorless, and electrically non-conductive gas that leaves no residue to clean up. It is safe for use in occupied spaces and for the ozone layer.
FM200 fire suppression systems are widely accepted and respected around the world, with a history of protecting the world’s most crucial and irreplaceable assets. It’s used in thousands of applications—including cultural property, data centers, and critical infrastructure—across more than 70 countries.
The Benefits of Choosing FM200 Fire Suppression Systems
FM200 fire suppression systems offer exceptionally fast fire protection, reaching extinguishing levels in ten seconds or less. They stop ordinary combustible, electrical, and flammable liquid fires before they cause significant damage, and are safe for use around people. FM200 fire systems are also the superior choice, particularly in applications where space is a premium.
The FM200 agent is stored in cylinders as a liquid and pressurized with nitrogen, saving significant storage space. In fact, for the same amount of protection, FM200 fire systems take up to seven times less storage space than systems based on CO₂ and inert gases.
Novec 1230 Fire Suppression System
Novec 1230 is a clean agent fire extinguishant that is stored as a liquid and discharged as a gas. It is designed to protect people, equipment and the environment from fire hazards.
A Clean, Effective Solution for Fire Protection
Novec 1230 is a fluorinated ketone that belongs to a family of chemicals called halocarbons. It has a global warming potential (GWP) of less than one, which means it has minimal impact on the climate. It also has zero ozone depletion potential (ODP) and a short atmospheric lifetime of about five days.
Novec 1230 fire suppression systems work by rapidly removing heat from the fire, causing it to extinguish in seconds. It does not harm the equipment or leave any residue behind, unlike water-based or powder-based fire suppression systems. It is electrically non-conductive and compatible with most materials.
NN100 Fire Suppression System
Today, the global environmental protection becomes one of the most serious issues for human beings to survive. Fire suppression systems are also in the new stage where it must meet requirements given from the point of view of the global environmental protection and safety for human beings.
NN100 system is successfully developed by employing nitrogen gas as an agent which has place 78% in the air. The NN100 system has the capability for both environmental protection and fire suppression which is required for fire suppression systems in the new page. The NN100 system has been provided with a high level of safety to human beings, a high cost-performance and no influence to valuable equipment and property, in accordance with our development concept.
System will be a ‘standard’ fire suppression system in future since the NN100 system is friendly to both human being and our planet.