In many situations, fire sprinklers are adequate for providing building-wide fire protection. However, some fires spread when you spray water on them. In other instances, delicate equipment or artifacts could be destroyed by water. To prevent unnecessary damage, you may need a fire suppression system that can extinguish fires in special hazard areas without using water.
If you need special hazard fire protection in your Houston building, call Kauffman Co. at 713-893-1090 to discuss your options.
Your entire building or a specific room inside could be considered a special hazard area if extinguishing a fire with water would do more harm than good. This includes any area containing systems or processes of exceptionally high value, buildings storing flammable liquids or irreplaceable artifacts, and rooms where the equipment inside generates substantial revenue.
Examples of special hazard areas include:
With a properly designed and installed special hazard fire protection system, you can expect your equipment to:
Due to the wide range of special hazards that exist and the differing requirements of each one, Kauffman Co. offers multiple types of fire protection systems to meet your needs. These include:
In some cases, water is a suitable extinguishing agent, but regular fire sprinklers aren’t good enough. In this case, we can install:
This type of system smothers fires by separating the fuel from its oxygen source. Large quantities of foam fire suppressant can be stored in a concentrated form, which expands once released to cover a wide area.
The production of new Halon has been banned since 1994. However, if you need your system inspected, repaired, or recharged, we can perform these services. We also offer Halon system replacement if you’re ready to upgrade to a more environmentally friendly fire suppression option.
For assistance selecting, designing, and installing the right type of special hazard fire protection system for your Houston building, call Kauffman Co. today. With over 35 years of experience to draw from, you can trust us to be your fire protection partner. Choose us for all your special hazard fire protection needs, and we’ll ensure everything is taken care of!
To learn more, or to schedule a consultation at your Houston-area business, please contact Kauffman Co.
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