How does a Fire Suppression System work?

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How does a Fire Suppression System work?

April 7, 2022

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Why Does My Business Need a Fire Suppression System?

Commercial waste facilities of all shapes and sizes are at risk of fires. Storing highly-combustible waste materials in proximity to electrical and mechanical equipment creates the perfect environment for fires to start and is, unfortunately, an inevitable consideration.

A fire suppression system can keep commercial waste facilities safe from the looming threat of fires. The Fire Rover automated fire suppression system is a perfect example of how this technology detects fires and stops them before they spiral out of control.

How Do Fire Suppression Systems Work?

A fire suppression system is the most effective way to detect early fire signs and prevent the fire from growing. The Fire Rover system uses state-of-the-art thermography and video analytics to locate hotspots before a flare-up. If the Fire Rover detects increased thermal activity, it sends a real-time alert to the FM Approved central monitoring centre, requesting human verification to eliminate false alarms.

Once the live-monitoring team is alerted of a heat increase, they can engage the Fire Rover’s automated fire suppression system. This system delivers higher volumes than recommended by the NFPA of fire suppression solution to the base of the fire, extinguishing it in minutes.

Fire Suppression System Examples

To understand how the Fire Rover fire suppression system works in commercial facilities, let’s review an example scenario. A worker is moving waste at one end of a tip floor while the Fire Rover camera detects an increase in thermal activity on the other end. It alerts an operator at the facility who determines that a fire has started. The Fire Rover quickly sprays the fire with a chemical agent while workers see what is happening and rush to the area to help. In under a minute, the fire is extinguished.

To see more fire suppression system examples, watch the videos on Wastech Engineering’s website.

Improving Safety Protocols at Your Facility

The Fire Rover fire suppression system has saved countless waste facilities from complete destruction due to metal, petroleum, plastic, agricultural, and waste fires. Early detection and prompt deployment of the fire suppression agent stop fires in their tracks.

The Fire Rover can also help your team improve safety protocols and response times. It is constantly monitoring your facility for thermal activity, so when your team responds to a fire alert, it captures video of the incident. After the fire is extinguished, your team can review the summary report to see where the fire started and how you can reduce the risk of reoccurrence.

Fire Suppression System Installation in Australia

A fire suppression system reduces one of the greatest risks for commercial waste facilities: fires. The automatic thermal detectors sense thermal upticks far before they turn into noticeable fires, reducing response time and getting the risk under control.

Wastech Engineering is a supplier of the Fire Rover fire suppression system in Australia and New Zealand. We work directly with commercial waste facilities to develop a custom fire suppression solution and place cameras to cover every angle of your facility. If your company is interested in modern fire prevention technology, get in touch with Wastech Engineering for a consultation on 1800 465 465 or find more information online.





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