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Fire Suppression Systems

When it comes to protecting your business against fire, suppression systems are an ideal choice. Perfect for IT and data centres, they can help stave off the fire before it develops and takes hold, neutralising the environment effectively to ensure flames won't spread. At CFS, we offer a range of fire suppression systems, designed to accommodate all types of industry sectors and individual requirements. What's more, we're experts in fire safety training, ensuring your workforce is clued up and up to speed on how to handle emergencies and deploy your fire-fighting systems to their full effectiveness.

What Are Fire Suppression Systems?

Fire suppression systems can refer to any number of automatic systems designed to control and neutralise fires without the need for human intervention. These can range from conventional fire sprinklers, to more advanced designs involving gases and condensed aerosols. Fire suppression systems are also the best choice if you're looking to prevent an outbreak of fire, rather than deal with the consequences. By utilising early detection measures, such as smoke detection, suppression systems can then get to work in helping neutralise the environment so a fire can't take hold. This can involve reducing the amount of oxygen in a room, or deploy heat absorption technologies.

Halt the Spread of Fire Fast

Fire thrives when provided with enough heat, oxygen and burning fuel. Fire suppression systems are designed to minimise and remove these from the environment, minimising the effect of fires or preventing them from forming entirely. They're an ideal choice if you're looking to protect high-value assets and work environments, such as data centres, or if you the outbreak of fire might lead to further damage and fire outbreaks.

Types of Fire Suppression Systems

There's several different types of fire suppression systems, each utilising different approaches to fire prevention and suppression. Systems relying on inert gas focus on eliminating levels of oxygen in the environment, reducing the chance of combustion and preventing fires from really taking hold. Such systems reduce oxygen levels low enough to stave off combustion, while leaving them safe enough for re-entry by individuals. Chemical fire suppression is another leading system. Utilising chemicals similar to refrigerants, these types of systems are highly concentrated, requiring less space for chemical cylinders. Their more compact nature, along with the fact they don't interfere with oxygen levels too much, makes them a suitable choice for small spaces.

Conventional Fire Suppression Systems

At CFS, we offer more traditional fire suppression systems for businesses. One tried and tested a way to nip fire outbreaks in the bud is conventional water sprinkler systems. These systems work by dousing the target area, rendering them inert and preventing the fire from consuming them as fuel. While they're more affordable and less invasive, they can end up damaging equipment and assets, making them unsuitable for data centres and environments with a lot of electronics. Another worthwhile consideration is high expansion foam suppression. While these systems still utilises water to an extent, they're a solid choice for larger spaces. The steady expansion of foam allows for flammable agents to be diffused quickly, rendering even larger spaces inert.


Get in touch with the team at CFS today to discuss your fire suppression system requirements. Our expert team can talk you through all the options available to you, arranging a bespoke solution that's right for you and your individual needs. Drop us a message through the online enquiry form, or email us direct at Alternatively, call our team directly on 0844 801 2700.


CFS welcomes enquiries for the design of fire suppression systems for the most diverse, dynamic and challenging of situations