Firefighting Solutions Used in Critical Facilities

Critical facilities such as Data Centers, Oil & Gas facilities are always at a higher risk of catching fires if the operating conditions are not maintained properly. Moreover, such facilities hosts computing equipment (Data Centers) and inflammable liquids and gases all around (Oil & Gas). In the event of a fire, managing it can be difficult. It can cause massive damage to property and personnel, ultimately resulting in huge monetary losses.


Key Components of Firefighting Systems

One way to ensure that the risk of fires is minimized is by addressing the source. In other words, preventing fires from spreading.  This prevents property damage, pollution, and risk to human life.

The way out is to invest in robust firefighting solutions.

Let’s look at the core components of firefighting systems that can help prevent fires in oil and gas facilities.

  1. Fire Suppression Systems:

The risk of fires in oil and gas facilities can be reduced with the help of fire suppression systems. There are various types of solutions available such as clean agent gases and inert gases.

These systems are equipped with fire alarm system with sensors that help in the quick detection of fires anywhere in the facility. Moreover, the systems are designed not only to detect fires but also to extinguish active flames, thus preventing other areas from catching fire.

  1. Fire Extinguishers:

For the classes of fires that the oil and gas facilities are prone to, the BC fire extinguishers range is the best suited type that can support your firefighting efforts. These extinguishers are designed to manage fires that are triggered through wiring, electrical equipment, ordinary combustibles and flammable liquids and gases.

As part of implementing your firefighting solution, the company should train their personnel on the location of the fire extinguishers so that they can reach them quickly in the event of a fire. They should also be trained on how to use them.

  1. Fire Alarm Systems:

Fire alarm systems today are mandatory installations in oil and gas facilities. The system not only detects heat and flame but also gas leaks triggering automatic activation through sirens or strobe lights. However, installation alone is not enough. The alarms have to be regularly inspected and maintained in order to ensure effective functioning. In addition to that other high sensitivity smoke alarm systems can be used which will provide an early warning and can be installed in critical areas.

The fire alarms are a key inclusion in the firefighting system that can prevent fires from occurring in such high-risk environments. Ensure that they comply with all the defined regulatory codes and compliances.

  1. Fire Safety Training:

Even with the implementation of the best firefighting solutions, nothing can replace the value of fire safety training. It plays a vital role in your fire suppression efforts when you instil the knowledge of fire preparedness by adopting a safety-first approach in your employees. Plus, having a training manual on the usage of fire extinguishers with an SOP for evacuation and notifying authorities can go a long way in saving property and lives.

In Conclusion

The importance of firefighting solutions in critical facilities is evident. Get in touch with MMR, one of the trusted fire suppression companies to explore a range of firefighting systems for your business.