Special Hazard Fire Protection Systems in Michigan
No matter what type of business you operate in Michigan, you need adequate fire protection to keep your building, merchandise, and people safe. This is relatively straightforward if your building contains normal fire hazards and everyday objects—simply design and install a fire sprinkler system and keep fire extinguishers handy.
However, things are different if you operate a business with special hazards. When traditional fire sprinklers won’t do, let Fire Pros help you select an appropriate special hazard suppression system for your needs. we also offer commercial and industrial special systems inspections for businesses with a special hazard suppression system.
What Is a Special Hazard Fire Suppression System?
The purpose of special hazard fire suppression is to extinguish fires while preserving the integrity of assets in the area. These assets may be unique or irreplaceable, of exceptionally high value, or critical to the function of the building.
Special hazard suppression is also suitable for businesses where unique fires start, including electrical fires, grease fires, or flammable liquid fires that only worsen if you throw water on them.
Clearly, special hazard applications require a fire extinguishing method besides water. Suitable alternatives include:
- Novec 1230
- Halon 1301
- N2 nitrogen
- Carbon dioxide
- Wet foam
- Dry chemicals
- Water mist
These special hazard extinguishing agents minimize damage to facilities and assets, require little to no clean-up, and reduce downtime for your business. They are also fast-acting and highly effective against fires that can ignite in special hazard applications. Most are safe to use with personnel in the room and don’t leave residue behind after discharge.
What Types of Businesses Need Special Hazard Fire Protection?
Special hazard applications can constitute an entire building, an isolated room, or a single piece of equipment. You might need special hazard fire suppression or an industrial special system inspection if you need to protect important paper documents, collectibles, and archives, computers, and electronics, or industrial equipment.
Specific businesses that are considered special hazard applications include:
- Data and IT centers
- Computer server rooms
- Museums and hospitals
- Aircraft hangars and airports
- Hazardous material storage areas
- Chemical and power plants
Our Special Hazard Application Services in MI
When installed and serviced correctly, a special hazard fire suppression system should be able to act quickly in response to fire, knock back the flames effectively, protect people, and mitigate property damage. Uniquely trained and qualified technicians must set up and service your system if you hope to accomplish all this. Choose Fire Pros if you need any of the following:
Design & Installation
Whether you’re upgrading the fire suppression equipment in your existing facility or seeking the proper fire protection for a new special hazard application, the system must be carefully designed to meet your needs. Then, professional installation ensures proper functionality if the time ever comes to use it.
Inspection & Maintenance
Once installed, you can’t simply ignore your special hazard suppression system. Routine commercial and industrial special system inspection and maintenance are necessary to comply with standards set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), state and local fire codes, and your insurance company. At the completion of each service visit, we’ll provide you with a detailed inspection report for your records.
Repair & Refill
If your special hazard suppression system activates in response to a fire, it’s critical that you refill it as soon as possible to restore it to fully operational status. We refill contained gas systems and perform repairs as well.
Special Hazard Fire Suppression in Michigan
If you think your business could benefit from special hazard fire suppression, let Fire Pros set you up with the system you need to protect against fire and prevent harming sensitive equipment. We are a certified and licensed fire protection contractor working in Michigan. With our help, your business will be as safe as possible from a fire!
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We Offer the Following Types of Special Hazard Systems:
If you are interested in our special hazard services, call our fire protection contractors. Fire Pros prides itself on helping people just like you prevent significant fire damage.
To schedule special hazard fire suppression services such as an industrial special systems inspection in MI, please contact Fire Pros by calling (800)968-2871 today.
Special Hazard Suppression System FAQs
What are common causes of fires?
The most common causes of commercial fires are cooking equipment, heating equipment, electrical and lighting equipment, smoking materials, and intentional fires. By knowing what may cause a commercial fire, your business can take proper precautions, such as special hazard suppression systems, to prevent damage to your property.
What is a special hazard area?
It depends – your entire building or a specific room could be considered a special hazard area if extinguishing a fire with water would do more harm than good. This includes any area containing systems of high value, buildings storing flammable liquids or irreplaceable artifacts, and rooms where the equipment inside generates substantial revenue.
What do special hazard suppression systems do?
With a properly designed and installed special hazard suppression system, you can expect your equipment to:
- Quickly detect heat and fire in its early stages
- Suppress fires in areas where water isn’t an appropriate extinguishing agent
- Protect the people in your building
- Limit the loss of property and data
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