Whether your fire suppression system uses chemical agents, inert gas, or water-based agents, it is important to maintain them properly. Below are some easy ways to keep your FM 200 fire suppression system in shape. Read on to learn how. And don’t forget to contact your fire protection company if you aren’t sure how to do it! After all, you have the system’s safety in mind.
Maintenance of fire suppression system:
Proper fire suppression system maintenance is crucial to its safe and effective operation. Regular inspections are necessary to identify malfunctions and potential problems and to ensure that you have adequate protection. Fire Safety Supply technicians perform visual checks to identify system status, recent discharges, and layout changes. Experts can make recommendations for repairs, including budget and length of work. They will also advise you on any necessary repairs. Maintenance of fire suppression systems can help keep the safety of your employees and customers at the highest level.
There are several types of fire suppression systems available today. A water mist system is the most common, but chemical agents are the most effective from a cost-per-pound standpoint. HFC-125 is one example of an agent requiring only 35 percent less than non-brand FK-5-1-12. In a commercial setting, chemical agents are most effective for keeping buildings safe, as they prevent the spread of fire.
Inert gas systems:
Inert gas systems combat fires with carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and argon. These gases are released into a fire-suspension system’s designated area quickly to suppress the flames without harming any assets. As an added benefit, inert gas systems are non-toxic and do not create toxic byproducts. In addition, they do not affect human embryos or the central nervous system.
Clean agents are volatile, electrically non-conductive compounds that leave no residue behind when they evaporate. These agents are used to extinguish fires during the initial stage of the fire. They come in either liquid or gaseous form and are released when the system is activated. Clean agents remove heat, oxygen, and the fuel source, making them ideal extinguishing agents. The purpose of fire suspension is to suppress a fire, but proper cleaning and maintenance are necessary to prevent fires from spreading.