Engineered Fire Suppression Systems
- Computer Server Room Fire Suppression Systems
- (clean agent fire extinguishing systems)
- Manufacturing Clean Room Fire Suppression Systems
- High Value Product Fire Suppression Systems
- VESDA Aspirating Smoke Detection (very early smoke detection apparatus)
- Spark Detection Systems
- Flame Detection Systems
- High Pressure CO2 Systems
- Low Pressure CO2 Systems
- Foam Suppression Systems
Computer server room fire suppression systems are typically installed as an alternative to water sprinkler systems to protect the high value equipment from potential water damage in the event of a fire or inadvertent sprinkler head activation. These systems contain a clean environmentally friendly fire suppression agent that leaves no residue or mess following discharge. Some of the more common names and chemicals associated with this type of system are Inergen, SHUROUT, FM200, FE25, FE227, HFC227ea, FE13, Sapphire, and other less common names and acronyms. Many older systems used Halon and other Chlorofluorocarbons, commonly known as CFC©s. These began to be phased out in the 1980s as part of the Montreal Protocol because they were found to be destroying the ozone layer.
Manufacturing clean room fire suppression systems are used in many high tech facilities that are required to maintain very high level of air purity during the manufacturing process. These systems utilize the same gases detailed above.
High value product fire suppression systems also utilize the clean agent gases detailed above. These systems often work in conjunction with the VESDA Aspirating Smoke Detection System to provide very early detection of potential fires prior to even being noticeable or detectable to the human eye or nose. The VESDA system provides a level of notification that would potentially allow for the detection and abatement of an issue prior to it progressing to a level that could cause damage to the high value items.
Spark detection and Flame detection systems are utilized most frequently in manufacturing processes that produce dust and fine particles that could potentially catch fire and cause an explosion. These systems are typically installed in the ductwork of the dust collection system and utilize a photo eye that detects very small sparks or flames. The system then discharges a small quantity of water into the duct to extinguish the spark and/or flame. These systems can typically be installed in such a fashion that they will not interrupt the manufacturing process at all. The most common systems are GreCon, Flamex, SenseTronic and PyroGaurd.
High pressure CO2 and low-pressure CO2 systems are typically installed on manufacturing and fabrication industrial machines. CO2 is an alternative to the clean agent fire suppression agents detailed above, and is sometimes referred to as, the original or natures fire suppression agent.
Foam suppression systems are typically designed and installed for protection of flammable and combustible liquid storage areas and aircraft facilities.