Chemical Fire Suppression

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Wet Chemical Fire Suppression vs
Dry Chemical Fire Suppression

Chemical fire suppression systems are used in areas where highly combustible materials are present. In these situations, regular water sprinklers would not be able to control or extinguish a fire. There are two types of chemical fire suppression systems available: wet chemical and dry chemical.

Wet chemical systems are often used in commercial kitchens and restaurants. It utilizes a potassium carbonate based solution that, when combined with grease, forms a soapy or foam layer to extinguish the fire. Wet chemical systems are flexible when it comes to design and installation, making them the top choice over dry chemical systems.

Dry chemical systems are used in areas where a water supply is not readily available. They use a sodium bicarbonate based dry powder and suppress more fire than any other agent. To learn more about installing a pre-action sprinkler system, call us at (618) 343-6032.


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Chemical Suppression System Installation

When it comes to installing your wet or dry chemical fire suppression system, it is important that the job is handled by certified professionals who can ensure your system’s security. At Kane Fire Protection, we have performed thousands of installations on buildings ranging from small homes to tenant buildings and even large industrial facilities. 

Our full-service installation covers consultations, inspections, engineering, testing, permits, approvals, and design drawings. We strive to make the installation process smooth and easy for you and the rest of your building, which is why we work closely with you to determine the best plan of action to minimize disturbance. Our installation team is professional, courteous, and ready to answer any questions you may have during the chemical suppression system installation process.

When we design and install your fire suppression systems, we start by asking you a few questions about your facility. Contact us today to get started!

Maintenance For Your Chemical Fire Suppression System

At Kane Fire Protection, we understand that when your fire suppression system needs repair, you don’t have time to spare. That’s why we have 24/7 repair services available to our customers and carefully trained technicians on call to identify and fix your problems. 

Chemical fire suppression systems are known to be extremely reliable, but they do need repair and maintenance every now and then. Many of our customers call us with concerns but aren’t sure how to tell if they are in need of repair. Here are some signs that you need to give us a call:

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Tripped alarm

This could be a sign of a bad device (flow switch/pressure switch) or could mean you have a leak on a dry system and the air compressor can’t keep up.

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The best way to tell if you are dealing with corrosion is if you see signs of rust, discolored water, or smell a foul odor. You can tell whether or not there are signs of rust by looking for a green tint on the exterior of your sprinkler head or pipes.

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You can determine whether or not there is leakage if you start to notice watermarks on your ceiling or if your sprinkler heads start to drip or spray. For dry systems you may have a leak if your air compressor is running frequently. 

Chemical Fire Suppression System Inspections


Even though our design systems and installation are tested and proven to be reliable, regular inspection is critical to ensure safety in your building. Chances are, your chemical fire suppression system sits idle a majority of the time, making it easy for any breaks or problems to go unnoticed. Having your system regularly tested not only protects your investment in the system, but also protects your building and its occupants.

Regular testing is also required by the IFC (International Fire Code) and the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association Codes). Our detailed inspections help keep you up to date on the state of your suppression system without feeling overwhelmed. Our testing process includes inspection of air pressure level, water pressure levels, fire alarms, water flow alarms, chemical or powder supply, and connections to the pump, tank and fire department.

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