Most commercial buildings now have a fire detection system to protect the occupants and the building, but is just detecting the fire enough? Surely and automatic fire suppression system is the next step. After all, if your building is empty and the fire alarm goes off, who is going to call the fire brigade?

The problem with having just detection is that although you know you have a fire (the fire alarm sounders or bells are ringing) there is no way to safely suppress the fire yourself and that’s if you are there. The Fire Service will put it out when called but the smoke damage occurring before they arrive and the water damage after can be quite significant.

Fire suppression systems & automatic extinguishing systems are used to reduce the level of damage and down time by automatically suppressing the fire ready for the Fire Service to get there and ensure it is out and safe to return. This ensures that your critical processes within your business such as the server or communications room or manufacturing process etc are up and running again in the minimum time. The ultimate success of the extinguishing system is that your customers didn’t even know you had a fire.

The operation of the automatic fire suppression system in a fire situation can greatly reduce in most cases the level of damage and with some cases very little loss of production and downtime. Leaving you to replace a small PCB or piece of equipment that caused the fire, rather than all the equipment within the room.

Concept Fire are experienced experts in the design and installation of fire suppression systems and, with bases in London, Leeds (for Yorkshire) and Edinburgh (for Scotland), we are sure to be your local engineers of choice.