Explosion suppression systems are used to extinguish or control fires and are activated by heat, smoke, or a combination of both. However, fire suppression systems use gas, chemical, or foam fire extinguishers to suppress the fire, rather than water.
Because water can damage certain types of property such as electronics, areas like server rooms, or semiconductor manufacturing facilities, you will benefit from fire suppression equipment. You can also browse the internet to learn in detail about an explosion suppression system.
Devices that work with highly flammable materials or oil and gas also need a fire extinguishing system, as water is not an effective agent for burning oil and some other materials.
In most cases, ventilation remains the optimal choice for suppressing explosions. However, venting is often used in conjunction with explosion suppression systems. Explosion suppression systems have a number of advantages:
1) Extinguishes fire within the equipment preventing fire damage.
2) Prevents pressure piling and secondary explosions.
3) Complies with NFPA standards preventing venting of explosions indoors.
4) Retains toxic or valuable materials within the process equipment.
5) Integrates with the process controls to enable other protection systems.
6) Suppresses class ST III dust hazards.
7) Uses gas cartridges instead of explosive devices to release suppressants.
8) Provides more flexibility in fire protection strategies.