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What You Should Know About Life Safety Fire Protection Systems

Published Date: March 23rd, 2017 | Category: Fire Protection

As a company that specializes in fire protection systems in Akron and surrounding areas, we are often asked questions about fire protection, its systems and their significance. As passionate as we are about fire protection and life safety, we’ve decided to come up with a rundown of the basic fire protection systems including fire alarms, sprinkler systems, and specialty fire protection agents.

Fire Detection & Fire Alarms

These devices are a major part of fire protection systems when properly installed and maintained, notify you and your building’s occupants of a fire emergency. They are essential in the event of a fire, can save lives and reduce damage to your property. As experts in installation and servicing of fire alarm systems, we only supply and install top of the line fire detection systems for you and your business. Implemented by NICET-certified technicians; every single technician is current and up to date on all of the codes, regulations and laws that pertain to fire alarms and fire protection.

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Sprinkler Systems

If a fire does break out, the sprinkler works to begin suppressing it. Many fire protection systems use water to cool the flame and control fires until the fire department arrives to take control. This helps mitigate damage and give the building’s occupants more time to safely evacuate. The most important elements of a sprinkler system include the alarm valve, control valve, fire pump, sprinkler head, gauge, main drain and tamper switch. These components combined in a system work together to mitigate the damage caused by a fire.

Clean Agent Fire Suppression Agents (for mission-critical space)

There are several different types of fire suppression agents including FM-200, NOVEC 1230 and more. Here is a short rundown on a few:

FM200. Great for spaces that have normal occupancy. It is a waterless system and will suppress a fire in seconds. FM200 is the worlds most used clean, people safe fire suppression agent. It is a dry system, used for data centers, medical facilities, telecommunication facilities and other similar critical spaces.

NOVEC 1230. A gaseous fire suppression and fire protection agent. A great option for rooms where there is equipment that could be damaged by water: clean rooms, hospitals, computer rooms and more benefit from this type of agent. It is not harmful to the environment or people, which also makes it a desirable choice.

No matter your fire suppression needs, Hard Fire has got you covered. Call us today and we can tell you more about our fire detection and fire suppression services.

Are you ready to learn more about our fire protection systems in Akron? Call Hard Fire at 1-800-848-1301 or 614-882-2990 or you can Contact Us.

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