There are several different types of fire suppression systems that you can invest in for your home, business, or other commercial property. While you may already have a fire suppression system installed, it never hurts to learn more about this life-saving technology. Let’s take a look at a few different types of fire suppression systems.
The two most common types of fire suppression systems are wet and dry systems. You can find these fire suppression systems in homes and businesses around the world.
The primary difference between the two lies in their piping. In a wet fire suppression system, the pipes are filled with water from the time they’re installed, regardless of whether there’s a fire or not. In a dry system, the pipes are full of air until a sprinkler head is activated by fire. When that happens, water will flood the pipes and get distributed out by sprinkler heads.
It’s also possible to invest in a fire suppression system that uses inert gases to suppress fires. These fire suppression systems often use a combination of nitrogen, argon, and CO2 to suppress fires. They operate by reducing oxygen levels to the point where combustion is no longer possible.