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Why You Need a Fire Suppression Systems for Your Office?

An increasing number of office buildings in Johannesburg Gauteng and Nelspruit Mpumalanga are upgrading to clean agent suppression systems to fight fires. Because of the many computers and electronics found in office environments, clean agent suppression is often a superior fire extinguishing option. This way, you don’t have to trade fire damage for water damage.

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What Is Clean Agent Fire Suppression?

Clean agents are electrically non-conductive gaseous substances used to extinguish fires. They put out flames by inhibiting the combustion process that requires heat, oxygen, and a fuel source. The systems are fundamentally designed to protect irreplaceable assets and the people around them. A clean agent fire suppression system will take either an inert gas or a chemical that is stored in a container and discharge it, when necessary, to extinguish a fire in its incipient stage. For instance clean agents are most effective when combined with an early fire detection system. This allows the agents to control a fire in its initial stage before it has a chance to spread.

Types of Clean Agent Systems

Bizzy Fire Control installs and services the following clean agent systems in Gauteng and Mpumalanga office buildings:

FM-200: This is one of the most popular clean agents because its non-ozone depleting and safe to use in occupied spaces. While FM-200 does displace the oxygen around a fire, its primary extinguishing capabilities is through heat absorption. FM-200 is effective for fighting Class A, B, and C fires.

CO2: A carbon dioxide system uses a high concentration of CO2 gas to replace the oxygen in a room and smother a growing fire. It’s highly effective, but not appropriate in places where people are present.

INERGEN: This clean agent uses a combination of argon, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide gases to fight fires in an environmentally friendly way. Just like FM-200, it also won’t deplete the ozone or hurt the environment.

3M NOVEC Fire Protection Fluid: The most eco-friendly chemical clean agent available. It extinguishes fires with minimal collateral damage and cleanup, and does so with zero ozone-depleting potential and a global warming potential of just one.

Why Use Clean Agent Suppression Systems in Office Buildings?

Offices that use clean agent suppression enjoy the following advantages:

Fast response time: Clean agents smother fires quickly, often suppressing the flames in 10 seconds or less.

Limited property damage: With no water required and no particle residue left behind, a clean agent suppression system is perfect for protecting your office from fire without risking damage to your equipment.

Less downtime: The time between when a fire ignites and when you can return to business as usual is brief with a clean agent suppression system. Little to no cleanup is required, and your electronics should be unaffected by the clean agents.

Our Clean Agent Suppression System Services

When your fire suppression system requires service, turn to Bizzy Fire Control. We offer the following:

Clean agent suppression system installation: Interested in upgrading to a clean agent system in Johannesburg and Nelspruit office building? We can carefully design and install a solution that will work for you.

Clean agent suppression system maintenance: You can’t ignore your suppression system if you want it to stay up and running. We can perform all the maintenance you need, including inspections and tests required by national and local fire codes.

Clean agent suppression system repair: When something goes wrong with your fire suppression system, you need a reliable company to fix it quickly and efficiently. We offer 24-hour emergency repairs when you need them most.

Clean agent suppression system recharge: If your system discharges in response to a fire, you need to recharge the equipment without delay. Speedy services from Bizzy Fire Control ensure you aren’t left defenseless if another blaze breaks out.

Schedule Office Fire Protection Services in Johannesburg and Nelspruit

If your office needs a new clean agent suppression system installed, or is due for annual maintenance, Bizzy Fire Control is at the ready to assist you. Whatever questions you may have about the operation and maintenance of your clean agent system can be answered by our experienced technicians. It is important to us that you understand how the system works and that you feel protected in the event of a fire.

Contact us now to schedule your office fire protection services in the Johannesburg and Nelspruit Province!

Are Fire Sprinkler Systems worth it?

As a business owner, you know how important it is to make sure your fire protection systems are safe and well-maintained. So how can you keep your fire sprinkler system in great shape at all times? By scheduling routine fire sprinkler inspections with a professional fire protection company is that ASIB approved you can rest assured that your fire sprinklers will work in case of an emergency. However, it’s important to take care of your fire sprinklers in between those inspections.

Fire Sprinkler Maintenance Tips

When it comes to your fire sprinklers, there are some practices you should (and shouldn’t) do.

Do:

  • Test your fire sprinkler system monthlyweekly by opening the test valve and listening for the alarm bell.
  • Know the location of your fire sprinkler shutoff valve.
  • Ensure that the fire sprinkler control valve stays open.
  • Have your system reevaluated for potential upgrades.

Don’t:

  • Paint the heads of the fire sprinklers.
  • Forget to report any signs of damage on the sprinkler system.
  • Hang objects from the sprinkler heads.
  • Obstruct or cover the sprinklers.
  • Obstruct the sprinkler alarm valve
  • Tampering with sprinkler system
  • Neglecting 3 year overhaul sprinkler service

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Frequently Asked Questions About Fire Sprinklers

At Bizzy Fire Control, we strive to provide our customers with the best information possible about our products and services. Here are answers to some of the most frequent questions we receive about fire sprinkler systems:

Is a Fire Sprinkler System Worth the Cost?

For most commercial properties, the amount that fire sprinkler systems cost is minimal compared to the damages they can prevent. A working, well-maintained fire sprinkler system can limit the spread of a fire significantly or even extinguish it completely. Plus, they protect your property 24/7, even when no one is there.

According to the ASIB, commercial properties with fire sprinklers receive an average of 75% less property damage during a fire than those without.

Can Fire Sprinklers Cause Water Damage?

Yes, fire sprinkler systems can cause water damage if they are activated, but the damage will typically be far less than a fire would cause, and it is easier to repair. Plus, fire sprinklers activate as soon as the heat from a fire is detected, and they supply less water than emergency services will when they respond. Sprinklers can provide about 28 gallons per minute compared to the 60 gallons per minute or more from the fire hoses.

Do All the Sprinklers Activate Simultaneously?

Typically, no. In most systems, the sprinkler heads respond to heat, so only the sprinklers in the area affected by the fire will activate. This reduces both water damage during a fire and the recovery costs afterward. For properties with flammable materials, chemicals, or other dangers, deluge systems can be installed that activate all sprinklers at once.

Will Smoke or Cooking Odors Set Off the Sprinklers?

No, smoke or odors will not accidentally activate the sprinklers. The sprinkler heads respond only to heat, and the activation temperature can be adjusted by installing different sprinkler heads according to the environment they will operate in and the hazards expected.

Schedule Your Fire Sprinkler System Installation in Johannesburg, Gauteng & Mpumalanga

If your fire sprinkler system suffers damages that require repairs, call a professional fire protection company today! They will be able to fix your system and make sure your building stays safe and up to code.

In addition to providing inspections for your fire sprinkler system, the experts at Bizzy Fire Control can help you with all of your fire sprinkler system needs, including:

Think you might be interested in more options for fire protection beyond fire sprinkler installation, repair, or inspection? Check out our commercial kitchensfire alarmsfire suppression, and fire extinguishers,

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