Knowledge Base

Fire protection and safety is of the utmost importance in any location, so that we are able to mitigate the risk of destruction to property.

It is a non-negotiable to be ready for any circumstances that threatens the survival of any business. In various businesses, it is necessary to guarantee that all facilities follow the fire safety regulations enforced locally.

  • Passive Protection – installation of firewalls, fire rated floor assemblies to form fire compartments so that the spread of fire is limited, and contain high temperatures as well as smoke within a confined area
  • Active Protection – Manual and automatic detection and suppression system of fires such as fire suppression clean agent systems, sprinkler systems and (fire alarm) systems.
  • Education – updating and providing information on above to all stakeholders, reaching an understanding of fire safety systems and plans

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The Need for Special Hazard Fire Protection Systems

To understand the need for Special Hazard Fire Protection Systems, it is important to understand what a ‘Special Hazard’ is.

Special Hazards Can Be Defined As But Not Limited To:

  • Any area containing equipment or processes of exceptionally high value.
  • Any area containing unique or irreplaceable assets (Museums, Archives, Art Galleries, Records Storage, Data Centres, Sever Room, Electrical Room).
  • Any area or process where the revenue produced or its function is of greater value than the equipment itself.

Special Hazards are everywhere and are very wide ranging. A Special Hazard can be a building, an area, a room or a piece of equipment. Some examples of places where you would find special hazards include data centers, telecommunications, power generation, manufacturing and testing facilities, machinery spaces, healthcare facilities and more.

These areas are exceptionally challenging from a fire protection standpoint. The fire alarm and sprinkler systems we see every day may not be appropriate as the only line of defense. That’s where Special Hazard Fire Protection offers unique solutions.

Special Hazard Fire Protection systems are:

  • Designed to quickly detect an incipient fire or heat condition.
  • Designed to suppress fires when sprinklers are not appropriate as the first and only means of fire protection.
  • Designed to protect people.
  • Designed to mitigate business interruption.
  • Designed to limit the loss of assets, information and revenue.
  • Require uniquely trained and qualified personnel to design, install, service, repair and maintain these systems.

Special Hazard Fire Protection systems include detection and control coupled with a fire suppression system.  Some common fire suppression agents used in these systems include:

  • Clean Agents
  • FM200 System
  • Novec 1230
  • Inert Gases
  • IG-100(N2 system)
  • CO2
  • Water Mist
  • Foam
  • Hybrid Systems
  • Dry Chemical
  • …and more.