There are a wide range of fire suppression systems available for use within buildings.

Misting Systems are relatively new on the market but provide systems for most types of buildings but use a reduced amount of water due to the droplet size.

Sprinkler systems are one of the most widely used systems and can be highly effective in controlling or extinguishing fires. This can have major benefits in relation to fire safety, as well as reducing the potential damage to the building in the event of a fire.

Other systems are also available such as gas suppression, foam, oxygen reduction or chemical extingushant.

Each type of system has their own advantages and disadvantages. Before specifying a system it is therefore essential to review what the purpose of the extinguishing system is, what are the priorities and then to identify the most appropriate solution.

Fire engineering can sometimes provide an alternative way to design a building that avoids the need for automatic suppression. FCS have the expertise to review the fire safety requirements for the building, recommend the most appropriate fire safety system and assist in the design and specification of that system.