Fire suppression systems are your first line of defense, and can prevent severe losses in higher-risk environments, such as commercial kitchens, where fires are a serious threat, and involve gas, and oils at high heat. They are also vital in spaces which contain valuable and sensitive equipment, such as telecommunications centers, and computer rooms, where even a small fire can result in extreme monetary losses.
The APNA fire suppression systems experts will design and install a system that will be best suited to your particular property and risk factors. With over 20 years of fire systems experience, we are well-versed in the various types of fire suppression systems available, and which systems meet the current codes and regulations.
There are several different types of fire suppressions systems, including water-based, and chemical and gas-based systems, which extinguish fires while protecting valuable and sensitive equipment from collateral damage, which would occur with a water-based system. Chemical and gas-based clean-agent systems also do not leave residue which must be cleaned up to restore the space to use.
The APNA team will consult with you about your property and equipment, and which fire suppression system will be ideal for your space.
Inspection of your fire suppression system should be done at regular intervals to ensure that it is fully functional and to confirm that it meets the requirements of current fire codes and regulations. Inspection frequency is governed by manufacturer’s specifications, as well as fire code requirements, but generally, physical inspections should be conducted on a monthly basis, while more thorough inspection should be done annually.
With older fire suppression systems, there is the possibility that the system no longer complies with current fire codes, which is a particular problem with “dry” fire suppression systems. In such cases, upgrading or replacing the system may be required.
APNA Fire & Electrical provides complete fire suppression system design, installation, inspection, and testing services in Surrey, Vancouver, Richmond, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Ladner and Chilliwack. Call today for a consultation or inspection with our expert team.