Most traditional fire suppression software is designed to work with water in mind. But is it possible for fire suppression systems to operate and be successful when working with materials other than water? This is a question that many large and technologically-based enterprises have had to answer over the years. Let’s take a look.
The short answer to this question is yes. When you need to protect a building filled with electronics or expensive and advanced technology, the goal of fire suppression is expanded upon.
Now, instead of simply suppressing the fire, fire systems need to suppress the fire and offer as much protection as possible to the technology housed within the space they’re installed in. In order to do that, engineers had to experiment with materials other than water to help suppress fire.
Their experiments were successful, too. Now, it’s possible to have fire suppression systems that spray different kinds of foam solutions that can both suppress fires and preserve the function of the electronics that are at risk.