So, first of all, to understand what is Special Hazard Fire Protection Systems, we must know what a ‘Special Hazard’ is.
Special Hazards can be bracketed as:
Standard fire sprinkler systems might not prove to be adequate for putting out a fire in the aforementioned areas. Special hazard fire protection systems are fabricated specifically to extinguish fires and minimize the destruction of valuable equipment, articles, and processes.
(1) Where Are Special Hazard Fire Protection Systems Mostly Used?
As mentioned above, Special Hazard Protection Systems are installed in spaces where valuable assets and processes are kept and executed, respectively. A few examples of areas where you would find special hazard fire protection systems are:
1. Power Generation
2. Chemical Plants
3. Aircraft Hangars
4. Healthcare and Wellness Centers
6. Historical Archives
7. Art Galleries
8. Records Storage
9. Manufacturing and Testing Facilities
10. Data Centers
11. Telecommunication Centers
12. Machinery Spaces and more.
These areas are extraordinarily challenging from a fire protection standpoint. The fire alarm and sprinkler systems that we install at our homes are certainly not appropriate as the only line of defense in such premises.
What Are The Most Commonly Used Special Hazard Fire Protection Systems?
Special hazard fire protection systems offer invaluable safety to property and life. So, following is a list of the most commonly used Special Hazard Protection Systems:
What Is So ‘Special’ About Special Hazard Fire Protection Systems?
Special Hazard Fire Protection Systems speciate in their extremely swift and efficient act of extinguishing fires. These systems utilize the effectiveness of clean agents.
But, what are clean agents?
Clean agents are electrically non-conductive, volatile, or gaseous elements that do not leave a residue behind after discharge. As these agents do not necessitate the act of cleaning assets after a fire occurs — they lessen the downtime and lower the amount of revenue lost. Their effect of not destroying the invaluable possessions brackets them to be the most distinctive feature of special hazards fire protection system.
These fire protection systems are, therefore, fabricated to:
(1) Instantly identify an incipient fire or heat condition
(2) Suppress fires when regular sprinklers are not appropriate (as the sole means of fire protection)
(3) Alleviate the chances of business interruption
(4) Limit the loss of assets (such as those of art galleries or historical archives — which cannot be replaced), information, and revenue
Special Hazard Fire Protection Systems demand proficiently trained and qualified personnel to design, install, service, repair, and maintain them.
At Millbrook, we can help you in determining the right system based on the particular special hazards present in your building.
Our team of experts can service your system, provide maintenance and repair as needed to ensure your property and valuable items are protected properly from fire emergencies throughout the year.
So, what are you waiting for?
If you want to protect your valuables, your loved ones, your business operations — contact (631) 254-1315 or mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.