Fire Suppression Systems & Services
Special hazards systems are used when the environment is very high-risk or prone to damage from traditional fire sprinkler systems. We offer certified and trained technicians who install, service and inspect special hazards systems such as FM200 Systems, CO2 Systems and high expansion foam suppression systems.
A special hazard fire suppression system is typically used in areas where the facilities or assets need to be preserved or where water damage would prove costly. These systems are ideal for aircraft hangers, chemical and power plants, data centers and museums. At IFP we understand the cost of downtime and process interruption. We work with you to install the right system and offer 24-hour support to make sure that you are up and running in a timely manner if your systems were to activate.
DESIGN OF SPECIAL HAZARD SYSTEMS
Special hazard systems are engineered systems designed specifically for a space. These systems:
- Quickly detect an incipient fire or heat condition
- Provide early notice to allow people to evacuate
- Suppress fires when fire sprinklers are not appropriate as the first and only means of fire protection
- Mitigate business interruption
At IFP, our special hazards systems are designed in-house. Our highly trained team will consider applicable industry regulations and standards, to engineer a system that is unique for your needs, mitigating downtime of your operation as cost effectively as possible. We can design, install and service many types of special hazards fire protection systems.
SPECIAL HAZARDS SYSTEMS DESIGNED, INSTALLED AND SERVICED BY IFP:
- Novec 1230 / Sapphire
- N2 nitrogen
- Hybrid and Water Mist - pre-engineered and engineered
- CO2 high pressure and low pressure
- Wet foam systems - high expansion, medium expansion, and low expansion
- Dry Chemical
IFP employs systems manufactured by Ansul, Fike, Kidde-Fenwal, Victaulic and Chemetron Legacy Products. We can provide foam systems, water spray mist, and dry chemical, and provide early warning air sampling.
SOME OF THE FACILITIES, ASSETS AND PROCESSES WE PROTECT INCLUDE:
- Aircraft hangars
- Chemical plants
- Power plants
- Data centers
- Paint booths
- Manufacturing facilities
- Marine Vessels
STANDARD FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM TYPES:
INERT GAS (IG) SYSTEMS
Inert Gas fire suppression systems are a safe, natural way to extinguish a fire and a great alternative to water. These systems typically provide the most flexible design options because they are stored at pressures exceeding 4,000 psi, and they are stored as a gas rather than a liquid. They permeate every cubic foot of a protected space and don’t leave behind a residue after discharge, so less there is downtime/clean-up and are sustainable and environmentally friendly.
HIGH & LOW PRESSURE CO2
These fire suppression systems extinguish or suppress a fire by using CO2 to displace the oxygen that is required for a fire to burn. CO2 systems are highly effective at suppressing fires, but they are not safe to use in occupied spaces. CO2 is typically used in water-sensitive environments where fire sprinkler systems are not suitable.
IFP installs high, medium and low expansion foam suppression systems. Foam systems are used in aircraft hangars and ships where highly flammable fuel is present and can cause a fire to spread quickly. Foam systems blanket the space with 3-4 feet of foam to prevent combustion.
FM-200 fire suppression systems are used in areas such as data centers and server rooms to suppress a fire without the use of water. FM-200 is a cost-effective solution that prevents downtime and protects valuable assets from a fire.
Novec 1230, also known as Sapphire, is a fire suppressant that is stored as a liquid but is dispensed as a gaseous mist. It suppresses a fire through the reduction of heat, and it is extremely environmentally friendly. These systems do not damage electronics and are used in areas where fire sprinklers are not suitable.
SPECIAL HAZARDS CAPABILITIES
IFP provides testing and inspections for your special hazard fire protection systems. Room integrity testing is performed to make sure that the system will be able to retain the agent in the room to effectively suppress a fire.
At International Fire Protection, our technicians can provide inspections of your system on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual basis, depending on your insurance or local and industry regulations. During our inspection, we will check gauges, make sure tanks are filled and check for leakage of gas.
Along with your special hazard fire suppression system, IFP can install a fire alarm and detection system to make sure that you are prepared for a fire. We also provide fire alarm and security monitoring for 24-hour protection for your industrial or commercial facility.
In addition to inspections, IFP also offers 24-hour emergency service if something goes wrong with your fire suppression system. Give us a call and we will send a technician to assist you. We can provide repairs to your suppression system to get it up and running as quickly as possible.
Work with IFP for your special hazards fire suppression system installation. We will help you determine which system is required for your facility based on the unique hazards present. Contact us for a cost estimate on a special hazard system.