FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS
For this blog I’m going to be talking about Fire Suppression Systems. This topic has been approached on a previous blog (https://mclfire.com/fire-suppression-systems-on-boats/) which you are welcome to check out.
Fire Protection Systems are a market that is forever growing and this can be shown by a report done by Grand View Research. Who state that the market size value in 2022 was a staggering 77.88 Billion USD, with a 2030 revenue forecast of 13.37 billion USD. This shows a CAGR (Compound annual growth rate) of 6.7% over the next 8 years. The same can be said for the Fire Suppression Market which has a market value of 21.11 billion USD in 2023. With a 2030 revenue forecast being set at 29.54 billion USD. This shows a CAGR of 4.8% from 2023 to 2030. These two revenue forecasts it indicate that the potential growth the fire safety sector has is substantial.
WHAT DOES A FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM USE
The job of the fire suppression system is to either contain or extinguish fires the rooms of buildings. As well as the engine/mechanical parts of vehicles, especially if its critical equipment. With the overall goal of the system being to detect the fire as soon as it starts and instantaneously attempts to supress it. The type and size of the fire suppression system can vary depending on where it is and how its intended to be used. The design of the system is based on the type of asset that is in need of protection and the type of fire hazard that can occur. There are two main type of fire suppression systems they include engineered systems and pre-engineered systems.
A fire suppression system that is engineered works by using a cleaning agent to flood a whole room. The cleaning agents that are used to supress fires are gases that are harmful to humans and equipment. Making it the perfect option for facilities that house electrical equipment that is critical to the business. With clean agents there are 3 main category types which includes Carbon Dioxide, Halocarbon agent and inert gas. It works by primarily reducing the available oxygen for combustion and secondarily cooling and inhibiting the chemical chain reaction.
Pre-engineered fire suppression systems work in a slightly different way whereby this system won’t flood an entire room. Instead, they are designed more for protecting smaller enclosures or special hazards.
SO, WHY DO YOU NEED TO GET A FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM
It would be the advice of any fire safety company at this moment in time that a fire suppression system is one of the best available options for your fire safety. This is because they provide protection, safety and easy clean ups. It will also reduce the time taken to reopen your business after a fire has occurred. This is because they can give you complete protection if a fire breakouts, stopping documents and electrical equipment form getting damaged. It’s safe to use due to the majority of the components being safe for humans, non-corrosive and eco-friendly. Very little mess is made with the chemical agents used in these suppression systems. Which means that the clean up process becomes a lot easier.
INDUSTRIES THAT WOULD COMMONLY USE FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS
Almost all industries will have fire suppression systems in place. In order to create a work environment that is safer and to reduce property damage. However, some industries would prioritise it more due to specific requirements as they would need to maintain a fully compliant fire suppression system. These industries include industrial and manufacturing, warehousing and storage and data centre and server rooms. For these 3 industries fire suppression systems are described as critical investments.
Industrial & Manufacturing
For Industrial and manufacturing companies, fire suppression systems are seen as critical investments. Due to the excess of raw materials within the industrial setting. This is one of the biggest fire risks due to its highly flammable nature. Which could cause potential disruptions with supply chains and therefore a lack of income.
Warehouse & Storage Facilities
The warehouse and storage facilities are all about making the most out of the space available. As longas it complies with the regulations involving health and safety. Within this industry a fire suppression system is tasked to effectively manage the risks involved with having a large amount of flammable goods that are in close proximity. while also providing a large commercial space with its needed amount of coverage.
Data Centres & Server Rooms
With data centre and server rooms data centre fires are only the second most common cause for data centre outages. With the number one cause being power supply issues. Regardless of that fire suppression systems are critical for this industry. This is because data centres and server rooms would hold a vast amount of electrical equipment that can be highly sensitive to temperatures. If a piece of equipment were to catch on fire the outcome would be catastrophic, as many business would rely on data centres.
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