What is a CO2 Fire Suppression System?
There are a number of different
types of automatic fire
systems available to handle a variety of applications. A
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) fire suppression system is an unmonitored system which
detects the presence of a fire and quickly discharges appropriate amounts of
CO2 to suppress and extinguish the fire as efficiently as possible.
CO2 fire suppression
are a popular choice in industries where traditional fire
suppression systems such as water sprinkler systems can cause serious damage to
expensive and critical equipment. Examples of typical uses include heavy-power
equipment, computer server rooms, ships and vessels.
These systems can be used in
any application where effective fire suppression is necessary, but the costs of
potential water damage either equal or outweigh the cost of the damage from the
fire itself. CO2 suppression systems can also be used in other less sensitive
applications where there is no readily available water source nearby for a fire sprinkler
Why Use CO2 to Suppress Fire?
Carbon Dioxide is a well-known
fire suppressant that is widely used in the fire protection industry. CO2 fire
suppression systems are very versatile systems that can offer protection from a
number of different hazards. CO2 can be dispersed very quickly into an area to
contain different types of hazards where the gas will effectively smother
combustion that may be present.
Two of the most important
benefits of using CO2 are the cost and clean nature of the gas. CO2 is readily
available and affordable making it economically feasible to keep large amounts
of the gas on hand for use with the suppression system. While CO2 is extremely
effective at suppressing fires, it is also environmentally friendly and
requires no clean-up. The gas is also non-damaging to property (including
sensitive electronics) and unlike other types of chemicals or gases, CO2 leaves
no residue behind.
CO2 is also non-conducive which
makes it an excellent choice where electricity and electrical fires are a
Finding the Right Fire Suppression System for Your Needs
Every fire protection project in
Ontario is different – there are different needs, different environments to
consider and a different budget. The best fire protection consultants will
understand the uniqueness of every situation and take the time to find the best
possible fire suppression system to meet every client’s needs. A full-service
fire protection company will provide skilled and knowledgeable staff as well as
expert technicians to ensure every project is a success. This includes working
with insurance underwriters and local fire jurisdiction for every custom
In addition to designing and
installing fire suppression systems, a full-service fire protection company
will also provide the following services to clients:
- Regular system inspections
- Any necessary repairs to the system
- Training and testing on the system
- Scheduled maintenance
A fire suppression system is one of the most important
investments you can make in protecting your business and property from fire.
Speak to a respected leader in fire protection services today and discover how
a CO2 fire suppression system can protect your important equipment and provide
valuable peace of mind.