|CLASSES of FIRE|
|CLASS A – Ordinary combustible fires are the most common type of fire. Wood, paper, textile, and plastics||CLASS B – Flammable liquid or gaseous fuels such as gasoline, oil, butane, propane, & gas.||CLASS E – Electrical fires are fires involving potentially energised electrical equipment.|
|THE COMPONENTS OF A SPECIAL HAZARDS FIRE SYSTEM|
|SUPPRESSION SYSTEM this is the system that will extinguish the fire: can be Water(Sprinklers), Gas, AFFF Foam, Dry Chemical Powder or FirePro. The selection of the most appropriate agent will be done with the client, and is based on the risk design, location, and compliance issues.
DETECTION can be smoke. heat, linear heat, infrared, Vesda, or any combination depending on risk design and location
CONTROL SYSTEM how does it operate, is it automatic or manual operation, are shutdowns required, is a delay required – this will determine which Control panel is used. Selection is based on the system design and the compliance required for the risk. Can be AS4487 for land based risks, AS5062 for mobile plant risks, each have different requirements.
If you need assistance in determining the system design or compliance issues, ASK.