If you have sensitive electronics or cooking equipment in your building, you require something other than water to put out fires. After all, some machines are so delicate that water from ordinary fire sprinklers would cause just as much damage as flames and smoke.
This is where a fire suppression system comes in. Permanently installed equipment discharges specific chemicals to smother the fire and prevent it from causing extensive building damage. Smoke detectors and heat sensors allow the system to engage automatically to ensure the fastest possible response when a rogue blaze ignites.
United Fire Protection installs fire suppression systems in buildings across Central Florida. To learn more, or to schedule services, please call us at 407-218-8348 today.
Types of Fire Suppression Systems
You have two primary types of fire suppression to choose from: wet chemical and dry chemical. These have different applications that may make one more suitable for your business than the other.
Wet chemical systems
Due to the high heat and flammable nature of cooking oils, wet chemical fire suppression is most appropriate for commercial kitchens. In fact, attempting to douse a cooking fire with water could cause the hot grease to splatter and spread the flames further. Wet chemicals include potassium acetate, potassium carbonate, and potassium citrate. They work by reacting with cooking oils to produce soapy foam that cools the surface, causing the fire to go out and preventing re-ignition.
Dry chemical systems
Dry chemicals are suitable for automatic fire suppression in various industrial applications. These systems are affordable, are easy to install, and provide excellent coverage if a fire occurs.
Dry fire extinguishing chemicals include monoammonium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate, and urea complex. Each of these dry chemicals is suitable for extinguishing Class B (flammable liquid) and Class C (electrical) fires. Monoammonium phosphate can also put out Class A (ordinary) fires by cooling the area and preventing burning materials from re-igniting.
Why You Need Automatic Fire Suppression
The purpose of a fire suppression system is to provide early detection and a quick response to a potentially destructive and life-threatening fire. If your goal is to protect your business and assets from fire damage at any time of day or night, you need automatic fire suppression. After all, a fire can ignite whether you’re there or not. Thankfully, your fire suppression system always stands guard, with keen sensors on the lookout for heat and smoke, and nozzles ready to discharge extinguishing agent at a moment’s notice.
Our Fire Suppression Installation Services
United Fire Protection installs wet chemical fire suppression systems in commercial kitchens located in restaurants, hotels, hospital and school cafeterias, and banquet facilities in Central Florida. We also install dry chemical fire suppression systems in storage facilities, paint booths, dip tanks, and other industrial facilities in the region.
We install all fire suppression systems in accordance with Florida Fire Prevention Code and insurance regulations. This means you can count on our services to comply with NFPA 17, NFPA 33, NFPA 96, UL 300, and other applicable standards.
Install a Fire Suppression System in Your Orlando Business
Whether you’re opening a new restaurant in Central Florida or you’re excited to get your paint booth up and running, be sure to choose United Fire Protection to install your fire suppression system. Our experience installing wet and dry chemical fire suppression systems dates back since 1994. We’re here to keep your business safe by installing the fire suppression system you need!
To learn more about your options, or to schedule fire suppression installation, please call United Fire Protection at 407-218-8348 or contact us online today.
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