Helpful Information About 3 Types of Fire Suppression Systems

Posted on: 20 February 2015

Many homeowners are looking for different options for fire safety in their home. Since home and building fires are more common than you think, it is important that you take extra precautions to ensure your family and employee's safety. A fire suppression system might be the best way to keep hem safe. There are a couple different suppression systems. Here are three of the most common and what you need to know about each.

1. Home Fire Sprinkler System

One of the more common options is to get a fire sprinkler system. What happens is that when the fire begins the sprinkler system will detect the smoke and the heat. The sprinkler system will immediately dispel water to extinguish the fire. Sometimes it will completely extinguish the fire before the fire department arrives.

This is one of the best ways to keep your family and belongings safe. Since 8 out of 10 deaths by fire occur in the home, it is important that you make sure that there is a system that can protect your family while you sleep, play or do anything else in the house. A sprinkler system is an affordable and great way to do this.

2. Condensed Aerosol Suppression System

A condensed aerosol suppression system is generally used in commercial buildings that have a high probability of fire. For instance, an electronics room has lots of heated wires, so it is important to make sure that there is a quick way to extinguish a fire should it come. Condensed aerosol fire suppression is one of the most efficient ways to do it.

What happens is that there is a spout that is placed in the rooms that have a hire probability of fire. Then when they detect the heat or smoke the system will emit small particles of chemicals that suppress fire through an aerosol form. Then the particles fall over the fire and stop it from spreading.

3. Gaseous Fire Suppression System

Gaseous fire suppression is very similar to aerosol suppression. It is used in commercial buildings and is a very effective way to extinguishing fires. The difference in the two systems is that one emits gas and the other emits aerosol. A gas system only has gas within its pipes and will try to extinguish the fire using a specifically designed gas to suffocate the fire.

Whatever suppression system you choose for your home or office is up to you. The important thing is to make sure that you have some sort of way to extinguish the fire quickly and safely. 

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