Fire Suppression Systems

Fire Suppression Systems
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A fire suppression system generally includes fire detection, fire alarm and dispersal of a fire suppression agent.

To be effective, a fire suppression system must meet numerous critical needs while also being designed to best protect the specific environment in which it is being used. The wrong type of fire suppression system can cause too much damage to the equipment and property it is supposed to protect. That's why it's understand your environment and requirements so you know which system type is best for you 

The types of fire suppression systems include:

  • Clean Agent Suppression System - Ideal for a wide range of applications and instances when delicate equipment must be protected.
  • CO2 Suppression System­ - Uses either high-pressure or low-pressure CO2 and can protect a large room or a specific piece of equipment.
  • Dry Chemical Suppression System - Used for situations that require a special fire suppression response, such as gas stations.
  • Foam Suppression Systems - Requires cleaning of affected area.
  • Aerosol Suppression System - Best for protecting relatively small enclosures.
  • Water suppression - While a fire suppression system often refers to non-water-based systems, technically a water fire sprinkler is one of the most common kinds of fire suppression systems.
Inspection Cycles

Like most fire and life safety systems, fire suppression systems require an annual inspection. Depending on your type of system, there may be additional requirements.

For example, both CO2 and clean agent suppression systems require a 6-month inspection of containers to confirm proper weight and pressure. They also both require a 1-year inspection and testing of entire suppression system, and a 5-year inspection. Additionally, CO2 suppression systems require a 12-year Hydrostatic Test if cylinders the have never been discharged. 

For more information about the inspection cycles for your specific fire suppression system, fill out the form a the bottom of this page.

Common Deficiencies

A deficiency is identified during regular inspections when the devices and components do not meet acceptable standards. Here are a few commonly found deficiencies for fire suppression systems: 

  • Clogged nozzles 
  • Semi-annual inspection not completed
  • Tank weight is incorrect and not inspected
  • Cylinders have lost pressure or are leaking
  • Liquid level indicators show leakage
Related Services
  • Inspection & Maintenance 
  • System Installations 
  • Repair
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