Portable extinguishers are one of the popular products in fire prevention. They are placed in key locations in each building to ensure they are actually easy to use in case of an emergency. At the same time, they represent a key solution when it comes to the first line of defense when dealing with a fire emergency.
Fire hoses are mounted in many public buildings such as hotels or administrative spaces. They include single jacket hoses, double jacket hoses, nitrile coated hoses, pink rack hoses and booster fire hoses which can handle 800 PSI pressure.
Fire hoses need to be maintained together with the rest of the fire protection products. Hydrostatic testing services are available and they are part of the regular maintenance checks with the fire protection products.
Emergency lighting is required in public spaces such as hotels, restaurants, and museums. They provide a quick solution when residents need to flee the building. Emergency lighting is installed in corridors and stairways. Their main purpose is to signal exit passageways. Under normal circumstances, these signs can seem redundant. But in case of a fire or a power outage, they provide crucial exit direction passageways for the residents or the people in the building.
Fire suppression systems are mainly installed where there is an increased risk of fire. It is why they are often associated with kitchens or other cooking places in restaurants. But they have a vast complexity. Fire suppression systems can use a clean agent, industrial, foam or dry chemicals. These systems are used together with fire extinguishers and they do not replace them. It is recommended to have these suppression systems checked, just as with the fire extinguishers. This significantly reduces malfunction when needed the most.
There are various types of sprinklers for fire hazard. For example, pre-action sprinklers are categorized in single interlock and double interlock. They are mainly different due to their purpose, the area where they are installed and the surface they need to cover. Sprinklers are installed for the purpose of being the first line of automatic defense in case of a fire. Dry pipe and wet pipe sprinklers are chosen depending on the location’s temperature and the type of building which can be different according to the assets in it. At the same time, all sprinklers need to be regularly maintained, just as fire extinguishers or any other type of fire protection products.
As their name suggests, explosion suppression systems are installed in buildings with a risk of explosion. This can certainly include industrial spaces which deal with hazardous materials. A typical explosion suppression system includes a detector which is connected to a control unit and a suppressor. The system is installed to react in milliseconds and it needs to be installed by licensed professionals.