New Euralarm guidance document on maintenance of condensed aerosol fire extinguishing systems
Typical applications of this type of equipment include electric power generating and distribution facilities, electrical panels, machinery spaces, storage rooms, battery energy storage systems and mobile and transportable equipment.
Automatic condensed aerosol fire extinguishing installations
Automatic condensed aerosol fire extinguishing installations are used to extinguish a fire at an early stage in its development to safeguard, property, people, and business continuity. Systems are controlled by means of automatic fire detection systems designed to detect a fire early and release the extinguishing agent before the fire can get out of control.
The systems are an effective way to protect critical hazards, in normally unoccupied and unoccupiable spaces. They are suitable for rooms, which are not perfectly sealed and with limited space, especially when a modular system configuration and relatively straightforward installation is required.
The aim of this new guidance document is to make all users having a condensed aerosol fire extinguishing system in their premises or users planning to install one, aware of the importance of maintenance to ensure the availability of the systems in case of fires. The correct performance of extinguishing systems is essential to quickly extinguish a fire and reduce damage to the protected assets.
The document specifically covers condensed aerosol fire extinguishing systems, but the content may also be generally applicable to other fire extinguishing or fire prevention systems.
Copies of the new Guidance document on maintenance of condensed aerosol fire extinguishing systems/equipment controlled by electronic detection systems can be downloaded from the Euralarm website.