Clean Agent Systems:
Clean agent suppression systems consist of halogenated, non-halogenated and inert gas. These suppression systems are typically used in rooms, or areas, where a water based sprinkler suppression system is not desired, or where equipment, or process down times, need to be greatly reduced in the event of a fire. These systems are safe for occupied spaces and reduce costly clean-ups. These systems are typically installed in computer rooms, server farms, or other facilities where critical equipment down time is costly.
Carbon Dioxide Systems:
CO2 suppression systems are highly efficient, non-conductive, suppression systems that typically are used in non-occupied spaces and large rooms or areas where other suppression systems can cause costly clean-ups. These systems are typically installed in dust collectors, turbine generators and engine rooms.
Dry Chemical Systems:
Dry chemical suppression systems are primarily used on flammable liquid fires. It is also non- conductive, allowing it to be used around energized electrical equipment that is subject to flammable liquid fires. These systems are typically installed in paint spray booths, oil quenches and oil filled transformers.
Foam suppression system types are characterized as low, medium and high expansion, with many different types of foam solutions available. Low expansion foam is typically used to extinguish flammable or combustible liquid fires and used as flammable vapor barrier. Medium and high expansion foam systems are used protect areas or rooms that are difficult or impossible to reach. These systems can be found protecting aircraft hangars, flammable liquid storage and liquid natural gas spills.
Water Mist Systems:
Water mist systems can be high or low pressure, but, either way, use specialized nozzles and equipment designed to produce a fine mist (i.e. smaller water droplets) to absorb heat, displace oxygen and block radiant heat to control, suppress or extinguish a fire depending on its application. These systems often times will use less water than traditional sprinkler systems and therefore cause less water damage in the case of an incident. This type of system is commonly used in special situations that might typically be services by dry chemical systems, but with less hazard of harming people working in the area.