Three Types of Fire Suppression Systems

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When you think of fire suppression systems, the first thing that comes to mind is likely the standard sprinkler system installed in the ceiling. While sprinkler systems certainly have their place, they aren’t necessarily the most effective fire extinguishing solution. There are some alternative fire suppression systems that are ideal for commercial businesses and vehicles that can provide the necessary safety response when a fire breaks out.

Three Types of Fire Suppression Systems

  • CO2 Fire Suppression Systems. When a fire breaks out, it needs oxygen to keep burning. With a CO2 fire suppression system, the fire extinguishers release pressurized CO2 onto the flames. Because CO2 is heavier than oxygen, it will blanket the flames, preventing them from getting the needed oxygen to continue burning. Additionally, these fire suppression systems reduce the heat from the flames, eventually causing them to burn themselves out. The result is an effective fire suppression system that can save your building and protect your people.
  • Foam Fire Suppression Systems. Fires need oxygen and heat to burn, but they also need fuel. With foam fire suppression systems, all three of these points are targeted to reduce and eliminate a fire quickly and efficiently. When the foam is released, it not only covers the fuel the fire is burning on, but it reduces the ability of the fire to get more oxygen and the water in the foam cools the flames. That’s the perfect trifecta for fighting fires.
  • Vehicle Fire Suppression Systems. There are many types of commercial vehicles that should be outfitted with fire suppression systems. Whether you operate a stand-alone commercial vehicle, or your business owns a fleet, knowing that the proper fire suppression systems are installed is a major plus. Vehicle fire suppression systems come in several types and can be installed, inspected, and maintained to meet the needs of your commercial business.

At Life Safety Inspections, we believe in saving lives, one fire extinguisher at a time. If you have questions about fire suppression systems or would like to schedule a consultation, contact us today.