Dry chemical suppression systems function automatically in suppressing the fires. They can also be activated manually through fusible links. In automatic mode, they interact with smoke and heat detectors to detect a fire early and then suppress it. Basically, the dry chemical compounds coat the burning surface thus separating the fuel from the oxygen supply to stop the flames from reigniting.
Imagine having to shut down a production factory due to fires you could prevent with dry chemical suppressants. That could be a serious halt to your company and many people could lose jobs. With our extinguishing systems, we guarantee complete protection against fire damage. Our technicians will assess your area and then design a full coverage of these systems.
Can Dry Chemical Extinguishing System combine with other systems?
Fie emergency damages could be exorbitant that they prompt you to consider supplementary fire protection systems. However, other combinations are impractical and may even be more detrimental to your protection services unless if the other system is to be actuated manually.
There is no need to combine dry chemical suppressants with other fire suppressants. The system alone is more effective with its dry chemical compounds. Either with sprinklers or wet chemical suppression systems, that combination shouldn’t even be entertained.
Is a dry chemical extinguishing system safe?
This is probably a point everyone loves to know about the safety of these systems. Since we’ve been installing these systems, we have never heard any safety issues provided they are installed in the right places. Besides, the dry chemical compounds such as potassium bicarbonate and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) are not hazardous.
The only caution though is that, in total flooding application of the dry powder, stay clear from the area to avoid suffocation. NFPA 17 introduces limitations of applications in enclosed or partially enclosed areas. Our technicians are knowledgeable in all those restrictions to ensure that your system is wholly acceptable and approved.