The Basic Parts of a Fire Suppression System

The Basic Parts of a Fire Suppression System

Fire sprinkler and control systems, though crucial to many setups, are actually not as complicated as you may imagine. They are essentially made up of a handful of specialised components which can, to some extent, be accessorised or enhanced by others. They serve a single purpose to minimise the spread of fires whenever they occur in sensitive areas. To help you gain a better understanding of what these systems are and how they work, here is a rundown of their most basic and commonplace components.

 

Fire Alarm Panel

This component is pretty much the central hub of the system. It monitors the other components and relays information being sent between them. It helps diagnose the system in terms of its effectiveness and health, and should be paired with the type of environment that the system is being installed to.

 

Initiating Devices

Automatic and manual initiating devices cause the system to respond whenever there is a relative change in the immediate environment, such as is the case when a fire breaks out. Automatic ones use sensors to do this, while manual systems require a user to take action, such as breaking the glass in case of a fire.

 

Primary & Secondary Power

Circuitry for fire systems are generally isolated and dedicated to ensure that they work even when the power fails (as may be the case with an electrical fire). There are however, systems with a backup supply that makes use of off-grid battery packs to ensure that no outages pose a risk of danger.

 

Notification Appliances

These inform personnel of a change in the environment when the system is active. They may include sirens, strobe lights or guidance lights that inform individuals to evacuate when a fire breaks out.

 

Contact Mackantra Engineering Projects for Details

These systems can be imbued with additional functionality depending on the needs of the environment where they are used. To find out more about our available fire sprinklers & control systems, be sure to contact one of our representatives from Mackantra Engineering Projects today, or visit our website for further details on our offers.

 

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