Having the earliest warning possible is a large part of a fire protection system helping save not only lives, but limiting damage caused by fires. A fire can happen at any time and in often the least likely place you think of, but having automatic detection systems that are designed to warn the occupants inside and begin to help suppress the fire are now possible with today’s technology. There are many different types of fire detection systems available, but having an automatic detection system gives you the peace of mind that you are protected no matter what time a fire happens to begin.
Detection systems are a critical piece of any fire protection system. Having a system that can both detect the fire, so it can send a signal to the fire alarms to let everyone that there is danger present, and also send a signal to your fire suppression system as well that there is danger can save a lot of precious time. Detection systems also can be tied into a call tree. The system will notify all the proper authorities of what is going on at your facility. These systems also can work for intruders, gas leaks, and many other types of emergencies. It will also notify the building manager so that the proper emergency plan will begin. Having these automatic notifications help get the proper authorities moving towards your facility as quickly as possible and also with information about your facility and what type of danger they are facing.
Once the detection system is alarmed to a fire, it will then send a signal to the suppression system of the presence of a fire as well. Depending on what type of system you have installed will determine what happens next. If you have a wet system, one where the pipes are always filled with the suppressant, your system will begin to suppress the fire as soon as a sprinkler head detects the fire. This type of system can be quickly triggered but does not work in colder climates where the pipes can be exposed to freezing temperatures. A dry system is where the pipes are either empty or filled with compressed air or nitrogen. The system when activated will then fill with the suppressant and stand ready to suppress the fire when a sprinkler head is triggered. These types of systems can be used in all types of climates and situations. When the system requires two steps for activation it can also protect against accidental discharge of the fire suppressant which could cause unintended damage.
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Fire protection systems help save lives and limit damage. There are many things to think about when planning to install a fire protection system for your facility. Visiting with a NICET certified fire protection agent will help you decide which fire protection system will fit your specific needs and will meet the building codes for your type of facility. Most will give you a free quote and offer maintenance and inspection programs to keep your fire detection system working as needed. Check out this automatic fire detection system for more information about these types of systems.