Fire suppression system

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An Ansul fire suppression system in a hospital cafeteria

Fire suppression systems are used to extinguish or prevent the spread of fire in a building. Suppression systems use a combination of dry chemicals and/or wet agents to suppress equipment fires.

United States[edit]

In the USA fire suppression systems are governed by the codes under the National Fire Protection Association. Suppression systems have become a necessity to several industries as they help control damage and loss to equipment. Common means of detection are through heat sensors, wiring, or manual detection (depending on system selection).


Vehicle fire suppression systems[edit]

Although most fire suppression systems are static and are used to protect a building against damage, some systems are available for use in vehicles.

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