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Fire Suppression Systems: Top 3 Systems Your Commercial Business Should Know

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Here’s what you need to know about fire suppression systems and their operations within your commercial building.

Chesapeake Sprinkler Company has provided fire protection solutions for commercial businesses since opening its doors in 1978. As a commercial business, it’s critical to adequately ensure the protection of your property and all building occupants through vital life safety systems. Fire suppression systems are incredibly valuable, particularly in commercial businesses equipped with expensive machinery or valuable goods. Here’s what you need to know about fire suppression systems and their operations within your commercial building.

Sprinkler Systems for Fire Suppression 

Under Maryland law, the National Fire Protection Association mandates that all new-builds are required to have fire sprinkler systems installed. Additionally, fire sprinkler systems are the bare minimum when it comes to being code-compliant and following your local jurisdiction’s regulations. A fire sprinkler system can serve as fire suppression by dousing copious amounts of water from sprinkler heads to reduce fire damage and potentially eliminate the fire. This particular system is typically the number one choice for commercial buildings occupied by employees. 

Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems

Clean agent fire suppression systems operate by pumping a clean agent through pipes instead of using a traditional fire sprinkler system. The clean agent is typically odorless, colorless, and uses a CO2 system. This can help eliminate oxygen within a room, which fire needs to spread. While this particular system isn’t recommended for human-occupied buildings, it can be incorporated into commercial buildings used for data centers or valuable assets that employees don’t occupy.

Industrial Fire Suppression Systems

An industrial fire suppression system will typically incorporate a dry chemical that can help combat flammable gases and oils that have the potential to ignite and start a fire within a building. Commonly, ABC or BC powder is used that does leave behind a residue compared to clean agent systems. It is typically less expensive than a clean agent system and safe for human-occupied buildings. Interested in learning more about various fire safety systems? Contact Chesapeake Sprinkler Company today!

Contact Chesapeake Sprinkler Company Today!

Chesapeake Sprinkler Company is a leading fire sprinkler contractor in the region, which is now a 100% employee-owned (ESOP) company. As a full-service fire protection company, we offer design, fabrication, installation, testing, maintenance, and inspection of fire protection systems. Everything you need from your fire suppression specialist.

For more information, please email or call our Odenton location at 410-674-7041, our Ashburn location at 703-729-5150, or for service / maintenance Chesapeake Protection Services at 410-674-7577. For emergencies, call 800-298-3473 (FIRE). Feel free to keep in touch through Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn!

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