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 or vehicle. 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).

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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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