Fire Suppression System

Wet Chemical System

Different types of fires require different extinguishing systems.

A wet chemical system is one of the most common used fire suppression system. Kitchen fires, typically caused by oil, need a wet chemical system that uses a strong alkali to neutralize the fire. A process known as Saponification is used to suppress fire. It is basically a chemical reaction that takes place when a strong alkali is mixed with animal fat or a vegetable oil. A value is calculated (called Saponification Value) that measures the quantity of potassium hydroxide required to neutralize 1 gram of oil or fat.

Dry Chemical System

Dry chemical systems are mostly used to extinguish flammable liquid fires which are not of appreciate depth. Due to the non-conductive nature, these systems are also relevant for flammable fires involving live electrical equipment. These systems basically remove the oxygen by interrupting the chemical reaction. A sticky residue is left on the burning material by the decomposed monammonium phosphate that seals the flowing material from oxygen.


Our technicians know which system will best suit your needs, and will be able to advise you on all the current industry requirements. They will also be able to carry out regular inspections and maintenance work on your fire safety systems to ensure they remain in good working order.

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