Perth Fire Protection Service

Posted: 27th September 2014

Fire is dangerous and for this reason its important to have a fire protection service in place for your business. One of the rising stars among fire suppression technologies is the Fogmaker Water Mist system and to date over 50,000 have been installed worldwide.

There are many reasons as to why it has become so popular and is one of the safest ways to put out a fire, in many areas.

Perhaps the most exciting feature of the Fogmaker system is that it is a small tank that can be installed in many locations with any orientation and still activate without a problem. There are different sizes of tanks available depending on what the system is needed for. It is also important to note that it is not an electric system, so if a fire manages to burn up some wiring, it won’t keep the Fogmaker from activating.

The Fogmaker system uses what is known as an aqueous film forming foam. Foams can be better than powder for fire suppression due to the simple fact that they will expand on their own. Also called AFFF, it is a synthetic foam made with water, a hydrocarbon based surfactant, and a fluorosurfacant. Fire protection services use this to put out liquid-based fires, such as a fire caused by petroleum fuels, because of the ability to smother the fire and block it from its fuel source.

The Fogmaker system works on three levels to put out a fire. The first is to cut the fire off from oxygen, which it does by using a high pressure mist that displaces oxygen. The mist helps with the second function, which is to rapidly cool the fire. The final function of the Fogmaker is to use the foam to blanket the fire and snuff it out while also cutting it off from the fuel source.

KBE Fire Protection (part of KBE Asbestos Removal & Roofing Contractors) specialise in Fire Protection and use the Fogmaker water mist system as its main form of fire protection. This is it due to the versatility and the quickness of the system to put out the fire, in many forms of machinery. For more information visit http://www.kbe.net.au/services/fire-prevention