Special hazard fire protection systems are used in facilities where traditional fire sprinkler systems will not be adequate at suppressing a fire. These areas are often highly hazardous or have valuable materials that could possibly be destroyed by water damage. A special hazard fire suppression system is designed to mitigate damage the property based on the needs of the application or assets that need to be protected.
Common Types of Special Hazard Systems
There are many types of special hazard systems that work well in varying applications. A special hazard system typically consists of a fire suppression system along with fire detection. Some special hazard suppression systems include:
CO2 Fire Suppression Systems
CO2 suppression systems use CO2 to displace the oxygen needed for a fire to burn. This is a fast-acting fire suppression system that leaves no residue, requires no clean-up, and is non-conducive.
Clean Agent Suppression Systems
Clean Agents are gaseous fire suppressants that are electrically non-conducive, leave no residue behind, are safe for humans, and environmentally friendly. Clean agent systems are ideal for environments with sensitive or delicate equipment.
Deluge systems are a water-based sprinkler system that work well in high hazard areas due to the open nozzles that quickly release a large douse of water over a wide area.
High Expansion Foam Systems
Foam fire suppression uses a blanket of foam to smother a fire. These systems work well in areas where there are highly combustible materials present, such as aircraft hangars.
Water Mist Systems
A water mist system uses very fine water droplets or mist to put out a fire. The fine droplets cool the flame using less water and creating less water damage than traditional sprinkler systems.
Why Choose A Special Hazard System?
Special hazard fire protection systems are designed to limit property damage and respond quickly to a fire. The fire detection system will quickly detect the presence of a fire and set the fire suppression system in action. Special hazard suppression systems are highly effective and fast-acting to protect the facility’s high hazard areas. In hazardous areas, if a fire is not detected and suppressed quickly, a fire could become uncontrollable and devastating very quickly. Special hazard systems are designed to protect the people in your building as well as prevent damage to valuable property and limit downtime to your business.
Choose Reliance for Special Hazard Fire Suppression
Reliance Fire Protection is a fire protection contractor that is qualified to design, install, and service special hazard fire protection systems. When you work with Reliance, our team will design a suppression and detection system that fits the needs of your facility. We can install many suppression systems including water mist systems, CO2 systems, deluge systems, and foam fire suppression. After installation, we can also provide ongoing inspections, service, and repair of your systems. Contact Reliance Fire Protection today for a no obligation quote!