Fire Suppression Systems
At IPH, our experts have huddled together and come up with a list of fire suppression systems that we not only know very well, but we…
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The FirePro® system is suited to a wide range of Fire risk, Types A, B, C & F, as defined by EN2.
It is the only fire suppression agent, apart from water, that will suppress a Lithium Ion based fire.
It is the only condensed aerosol to have LPCB approval.
Natural + Clean
The rapid expansion of this gaseous agent allows fires to be targetted even in the most inaccessible areas of the risk
It is generally specified in locations where people will not be working, since it is hazardous to humans in the concentrations deployed by fire suppression systems.
Natural + Clean
Wide flexibility in selecting storage area, as cylinders can be stored at some distance away from protected area.
Suitable for low temperature applications and rooms that are hard to seal (open spaces e.g. museums, labs).
By far the largest safety margin for total flooding in occupied spaces of any clean agent currently available.
Colourless, electrically non-conductive and noncorrosive and effective on Class A, Class B and electrical fires
Fast firefighting by reaching extinguishing concentrations in less than ten seconds.
FM-200™ systems are becomming phased out.
IPH Fire Solutions, continue to offer installation and servicing of FM-200.
However, where appropriate to do so, we will also introduce the benefits of other suitable alternatives.
A water mist system uses very fine water droplets to allow the water mist to control, suppress or extinguish fires by cooling both the flame and surrounding gases by evaporation while also displacing oxygen by evaporation.
IPH are dedicated to offering developers, architects and property owners a compliant, discreet and modern water mist system for the home.
When it comes to Commercial Kitchens, we leave nothing to chance by installing a responsive, reliable and ready system for your peace of mind.
PAFSS KitchenGuard® utilises a sophisticated wet chemical agent. This extinguishing medium is more than 99% biodegradable and is therefore not a hazardous waste.
It can also be used as a cleaning agent, since it has excellent cleaning and fat-dissolving properties. This agent uses an extinguishing mechanism called saponification. Saponification helps to turn cooking fat into a soapy substance, smothering/cooling the fire and preventing re-ignition.
IPH Fire Solutions offer expertise in all areas of Fire Suppression
. Fire Suppression Systems
. Kitchen Suppression Experts
. Removal & Decommissioning
. Room Integrity Testing
. Service & Maintenance
Contact our dedicated team of expert engineers for a no obligation consultation regarding your fire risk/project.
What are your choices of Fire Suppression Systems?
A Leader in the Industry
IPH Fire Solutions was originally formed in 2003 with an office located in the North West just outside Manchester. Since then, IPH have continued to expand, offering fire suppression services both across the UK and on an International level.
Aerosol Fire Suppression
Aerosol Fire Suppression
FirePro Fire Suppression systems contain the latest generation of FPC Compound, consisting mostly of Potassium salts with non-pyrotechnic materials. When activated, the FPC converts into a fast expanding, highly efficient and effective fire suppression condensed aerosol that is distributed evenly in the protected enclosure, using the momentum developed in the transformation process.
In comparison to the traditional fire extinguishing methods (gaseous or fire sprinkler systems), the fire is extinguished predominately by intruding the chemical chain reactions in the flame as per the tetrahedron of fire, without draining oxygen. Additionally, FirePro is compatible with conventional and addressable fire alarm systems.
FirePro Condensed Aerosol Systems are used as a substitute for traditional gaseous type agents or in applications where pressurised storage systems were not viable or economically practical.
Advantages of FirePro are that there is no storage space of Cylinder Banks required, no pressure test required for components over the system lifetime and it has a lifespan of up to 15 years and is environmentally safe.
Suitable for use in environments with an ambient temperature range of -54°c to +100°c
Suitable applications include Electrical Cabinets, Control Rooms, Transformer Rooms, Power Generator Rooms, Archives / Storage, Plant Rooms, Port Cranes, Marine applications, Renewable Energy, Storage Facilities, Cable Risers and Ducts.
Natural Suppression Systems
Natural Suppression Systems
Carbon Dioxide – Co²
CO2 is colourless and odourless and after extinguishing a fire it vaporises fully, leaving no residue. With non-conductive properties, it can be used on energised electrical equipment and safely used to protect delicate electronic equipment, electrical hazards, antiquities or archive materials. It is generally specified in locations where people will not be working since it is hazardous to humans in the concentrations deployed by fire suppression systems.
Carbon Dioxide is a standard commercial product with many other uses and is readily available throughout the world. Because of its universal use, it can be obtained inexpensively – this is an important consideration when frequent recharging of storage containers is necessary such as in local application systems, where fires may occur frequently.
Total flooding systems extinguish fires by rapidly discharging CO2 into an enclosed area to create an atmosphere that is incapable of supporting combustion. This concentration of CO2 presents a serious hazard to personnel and under no circumstances should the gas be released into areas that might be manned at the time of discharge.
This method of system is designed to protect hazards that are open or only have partial enclosure, located within a larger area that would be unsafe or uneconomic to protect using a total flood system – discharge nozzles are placed to provide direct agent flow at the points and areas prone to fire.
Argonite (IG-55) Nitrogen (IG100) Argon (IG-541
IG-55 (Argonite) is an inert gas comprising of 50% Argon & 50% Nitrogen, it is naturally present in the atmosphere, hence its greenhouse effect is nil, and its ozone layer depletion potential is zero. IG-55 Fire Suppression systems are based on the certainty of reducing the oxygen concentration inside the protected hazard. Each system is designed to decrease oxygen at specific levels – when discharged, it is quickly and consistently distributed within the enclosure, reaching design concentration in 60 seconds. IG-55 is chemically inert, non-conductive, colourless & odourless, it is too non-corrosive and may be used at normal temperatures with such materials as nickel, steel, stainless steel, copper, brass, bronze and plastics. Suitable applications are DATA Centres, Comms Rooms, Telecommunication facilities, UPS Rooms and Medical facilities.
IG-541 is one of the most popular Fire Protection agents, comprising of 52% Nitrogen, 40% Argon & 8% Co2 which is too naturally present in the atmosphere, having no effect on the ozone layer and zero greenhouse effect. This Suppression system reduces the oxygen concentration inside the protected hazard – this is minimised by the application of IG-541 until it reaches a level where combustion is no longer supported, and like the other Inert Gases, it is quickly distributed within the enclosure when discharged. IG-541 is stored in high-pressure cylinders in the form of compressed gas, thus space required for such cylinder storage depends on pressure and capacity.
IG-541 is safe for use in occupied areas and excellent visibility is maintained during discharge. Ideal for the protection of archives, museums, libraries and any other hazard including valuable or unique property. Likewise, it is suitable for the protection of computer rooms, telephone exchange equipment and any other electrical installation that may present a fire hazard.
Nitrogen (IG-100) is a clean fire extinguishing agent consisting of 100% Nitrogen and is used in total flooding systems. Like both the other Inert Gases, it is environmentally friendly and has zero effect on the ozone layer. Nitrogen (IG-100) suppression systems are based on the principle of reducing the oxygen concentration inside the protected hazard. The oxygen concentration is minimized by the application of Nitrogen (IG-100) until it reaches a level where combustion is no longer supported. Each system is designed so as to decrease oxygen to a specific level. When discharged, Nitrogen (IG-100) is quickly and uniformly distributed within the enclosure, achieving design concentration in 60 seconds. Typical Applications, Clean Rooms, Computer Suites, Operation Rooms, Control Rooms, Substations, Generators.
Water Mist Fire Suppression Systems
Water mist fire suppression systems have been proven to offer advantages over conventional sprinkler technology in all residential and domestic housing applications including:
- No accidental activation due to a double knock system.
- The most discreet nozzles on the market.
- Ensuring minimal water damage in the event of a fire.
- Flexible hosing to navigate difficult areas.
- Operating weekly self testing.
- No need for large water storage tanks.
- Real-time alerts to smart phone.
- Highly competitive pricing.
A water mist system is a fire protection system which uses very fine water sprays (i.e. water mist). The small water droplets allow the water mist to control, suppress or extinguish fires by cooling both the flame and surrounding gases by evaporation while also displacing oxygen by evaporation.
A pending Government Legislation change (READ: New Building Regulations) is soon to enforce fire suppression systems as mandatory for a wider set of residential and domestic properties. IPH Mist Suppression are deliberately positioned to respond to this Government action and offer a discreet solution for all residential and domestic fire suppression requirements.
Welcome to the next generation of Fire
Suppression and revolutionary
Water Mist System!
IPH have partnered with iCO who design and custom make a revolutionary fire suppression systems, offering discreet protection coupled with industry leading software, efficient system design and easy install.
iCO’s lightweight mist nozzles sit just 3mm below the ceiling making them non-intrusive and aesthetically pleasing whilst offering complete protection. These patented nozzles connect to a compact pump unit using IPH’s flexible high powered hoses and premium fittings.
*** Our expertise of the water mist system allows a creative delivery to design and flexible installation solutions to any challenges that may present themselves when attending a live site. The IPH approach ensures that both small and large scale projects remain on time and to budget.
Chemical Fire Suppression Systems
Chemical Fire Suppression Systems
Novec 1230 Fire Suppression System
Novec™ 1230 is known as a fast, and environmentally clean agent, ideal for areas of critical risk and suitable for the protection of most enclosed areas – Computer Suites, Data Centres, Telecom Enclosures, Server Rooms, Power Generators, Museums and Archives. Approved for use in normally occupied areas where personnel safety is paramount. It is stored under pressure as a liquid with nitrogen as the propellant gas. The Novec™ 1230 agent is discharged through a piping network into the protected area.
Novec™ 1230 is discharged rapidly into the protected area with a discharge time of under 30 seconds. It extinguishes a fire by heat absorption and chemical reaction at the flame front. It is nonconductive and non-corrosive. One of the most important aspects of Novec™ 1230 is its green credentials it has no Ozone Depleting Potential, a global warming of rating of 1, and it is considered that Novec™ 1230 has no impact upon climate change.
FM-200™ Fire Suppression
FM-200™ extinguishes fires through a combination of chemical and physical mechanisms. A typical design concentration of 7% v/v provides the required amount of gas to extinguish the flame.
FM-200™ systems are a trusted choice for waterless fire protection. Applications range from computer and electronic suites to military vehicles. From the largest Fortune 500 companies to small art museums: all rely on FM-200™ systems for fast, effective, and safe fire protection. If your application is an ordinary combustible, electrical, or flammable liquid fire, then a FM-200™ system is most likely right for you.
FM-200™ is stored as a liquid in pressurized cylinders. When discharged, the liquid flows through a piping network into the protected area, where it vaporizes. The amount of gas delivered from each nozzle is carefully calculated to deliver the proper amount of FM-200™ to each protected area.
Exhaustive testing has been conducted to assess the safety of FM-200™, giving it the most comprehensive toxicity database of any clean agent. In fact, FM-200™ is so safe that it is used as a propellant in pharmaceutical inhalers that dispense asthma medications. FM-200™ is a single, pure compound; there is no active ingredient in FM-200™.
FM200 is more cost-effective when the maintenance and disposal costs are left out of the equation. It is expected the price of FM200 will continue to raise adding potential additional cost for recharging or service exchange.
The disposal of FM200 can only be carried out by licenced companies. All this additional licencing puts additional responsibilities and expense on the end user, who are often not aware of their responsibilities around this gas.
Any Engineer working on an FM200 Fire Suppression system, even for maintenance purposes, must be trained and certified in working with F-Gases.
The PAFSS KitchenGuard Fire Suppression System detect automatically at the source of a fire and extinguish it early and before it more fully develops, minimising the damage of valuable assets and enabling a quicker recovery of operations.
*** The PAFSS KitchenGuard range of systems is our Company recommendation for kitchen fire suppression.
Our IPH Engineers are highly qualified and very experienced in Designing, Installing and Servicing this reliable system.
How does it work?
The PAFSS KitchenGuard System uses a linear method of detection which requires no mechanical processes or power to function. The pressurised detection tubing is how the system operates which means there is less to go wrong than in other systems on the market that require mechanical actuation to function.