You probably have a fire alarm in your home and while that piece of equipment is important to warning you and your family about potential fire breakouts, it’s not the only form of fire protection available to homeowners. Metro Fire Protection Ltd. carries and installs a wide selection of fire protection systems in Calgary for homes, businesses, warehouses, and industrial properties. We know that a single system isn’t one-size-fits-all and that careful consideration of the type of building you own, the daily use of that building, the number of residents within it on a regular basis, and other key factors play a vital role in determining the type of fire protection systems you will need.
At Metro Fire Protection Ltd., we have years of experience designing and installing systems for single and multi-family homes, retail stores, commercial warehouses, factories, and more. Our knowledge allows us to customize your fire protection system to fit your specifications.
Wet Sprinkler Systems: This type of system is connected to a water supply through pipes and will automatically activate when a fire is detected.
Dry Sprinkler Systems: Rather than water, this system uses pressurized air or nitrogen to suppress fires.
Pre-Action Systems: This system has a two-step process in which first it identifies smoke or heat and then activates a pre-action valve that allows water to flow into the piping to create a wet pipe sprinkler system. The second step involves the sprinkler heads releasing the water flow.
Deluge Systems: This system is not pressurized with either air or nitrogen. It does use water, but like pre-action systems, the water doesn’t occupy the piping system until heat or smoke is detected. These systems are designed for special hazard areas where there is a high risk of fire spreading.
Antifreeze Sprinkler System: In addition to water occupying the system like a wet sprinkler, this system also uses an antifreeze solution. This type of system is best used in areas where water could freeze and damage the equipment of the system.
Special Hazard Systems: When you have high value assets, a special hazard system can help protect the area from irreparable damage. A special hazard system is best for control rooms, medical facilities, and other places with delicate equipment and instruments.
Fire Pumps & Controllers: These types of control panel devices using various electrical components like circuit breakers and switches, fire pumps and controllers are used for areas where water pressure is not sufficient for a proper sprinkler system.
A fire protection system that’s good for a single family home might not be best for a business or factory. Finding the right fire protection systems for your Calgary property is important for not only maintaining safety, but ensuring your assets aren’t accidently damaged by the system you use. If you’re a retail store selling electronics, you may need a special hazard fire suppression system that doesn’t rely on water. If your warehouse is in an area where temperatures reach below freezing, an antifreeze sprinkler system is what you need to ensure the water in the system’s piping doesn’t freeze over. At Metro Fire Protection Ltd., we can evaluate your building and property to match you with the system that works best. Contact us today to learn more.
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