Expert design for your fire protection system components
Whether you are building a new facility or renovating an existing one, it is important that it have reliable and fast-acting fire protection systems. Fire protection systems are used to detect, contain, and extinguish any fire that may break out within a building. These systems have become more complex and intelligent over the years, so working with a mechanical engineer with expertise in designing fire protection systems will be crucial to ensure safety and efficiency.
Fire Protection System Components
Depending on your needs, your custom fire protection system may encompass the following components:
Early Detection Technology
Intelligent early detection technology can include maintenance alerts to notify you when an alarm has become dirty and needs to be cleaned out. This technology ensures that your system will always be operating as needed.
Fire detection system
Fire detection is the first line of defense in saving life and property. Three out of 5 home fire deaths occur because of an absence of smoke alarms or lack of quality ones. The threat isn’t just in homes, however. Dormitories, barracks, and a wide range of commercial properties also rely on fire alarm and detection systems.
There are two types of detection systems used: a smoke detection system or a heat detecting system. These systems are able to detect that a fire has broken out within the facility due to the presence of fire smoke, or extreme heat given off by the fire. When a fire is detected, these systems trigger the alarm system, alerting occupants about the fire.
Fire alarm system
Alarm systems have advanced over the years. They can notify the occupants inside the building via audio and visual cues, while automatically alerting police and firefighters to the fire. These systems can even automatically send a snapshot of the floor plan where the fire broke out so that police and firefighters will be well informed on arrival.
Fire suppression system
The most common fire suppression system is the water-based sprinkler system, traditionally designed so that each sprinkler has a sensor that can detect heat from a fire and automatically activate. These sprinkler systems are a must, for recent studies have shown that they greatly reduce the total damage a fire causes within the facility. Additionally, residential structures that use sprinklers also report much higher fire survival rates.
Our sprinkler systems designs comply with government and insurance requirements. From wet fire to dry pipe systems, we specialize in a variety of solutions for residential and commercial properties.
We’ll ensure your safety by designing the comprehensive fire protection system, from alarm and detection, to sprinklers and fire suppression. Contact us today to discuss your fire protection design project.