Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Is Your Fire Suppression Outdated?

Bison Fire Protection Is you fire suppression outdated?

Do you know how well your clean agent fire suppression system is working?

Clean agent fire suppression systems are critical for keeping data centers, museums, and other facilities protected from fires without using water to suppress the flames and heat.

That’s why it’s essential to book regular inspections of your clean agent fire suppression system, because without them you have no way of knowing if your fire suppression system will save your equipment and personnel in an emergency.

Like a car that’s been sitting idle in the garage for a decade, a suppression system that goes unserviced may not start back up again when you need it. This makes booking an inspection of your fire suppression system a “must do” for any business.

What should you know about keeping your clean agent fire suppression system up-to-date? Keep reading to find out:

Check The Manufacturer’s Recommendations

Every fire suppression system comes with a recommended maintenance schedule. This means if a Bison Fire Protection technician installed your system, we strongly advise that you maintain the schedule we recommended when the system was first installed in the building.

If you weren’t present when the fire suppression system was installed, or if you’re not sure what your suppression systems maintenance schedule should be, give us a call at 1-866-441-3473.

Know The Best Times to Have Your System Inspected

Whenever the building changes hands. If you’ve recently moved into a new facility, or if you’re the new facility manager of a business, then we recommend booking a fire suppression system inspection as soon as possible.

Booking an inspection will allow you to familiarize yourself with the system, and to ask any questions from our technicians so you have all the information you need in the event of an emergency.

These inspections also allow transitions to go more smoothly by ensuring that no information is lost, misplaced, or forgotten when it comes to maintaining your fire suppression system.

Today. If you don’t remember when you had your last fire suppression system inspection, call Bison Fire Protection today. An outdated fire suppression system poses a major threat to everyone and everything in your building, and should be updated or replaced as soon as possible.

Making sure that your clean agent fire suppression system is up-to-date and working properly isn’t just about peace of mind: it’s also about keeping the people who work for you safe and protected in the event of a fire.

For more information about maintaining your clean agent fire suppression system and keeping it up-to-date, call the experts at Bison Fire Protection at 1-866-441-3473 to schedule an appointment with a fire safety expert.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The Benefits of Sidewall Fire Sprinklers

Bison Fire's Benefits to Sidewall Sprinklers

Residential fire sprinkler technology has come a long way over the past few decades.

This is especially true within apartment complexes, where all major residential fire sprinkler manufacturers have developed horizontal sidewall sprinklers to offer an additional layer of protection.

What Are Sidewall Fire Sprinklers?

Sidewall sprinklers, as their name suggests, are mounted to the side of a wall instead of hanging down from the ceiling. These sprinklers are used in areas where ceiling access may be limited, or where freezing is a concern.

Most of the sidewall sprinkler models available on the market feature a small, heat-sensitive glass bulb. The bulb, when broken by intense heat, triggers the sprinkler which begins spraying water over the affected area.

These sprinklers are available in various finishes and temperature ratings, which means there’s no “one size fits all” sidewall sprinkler. These devices should be selected based on their heat activation threshold, and if you’re not sure which you need, ask your Bison Fire Protection specialist for help.

Get Custom

If you’re concerned about the aesthetic appearance of a sidewall fire sprinkler, never fear! Many manufacturers offer a variety of finishes in order to match the colour of the wall or surrounding area.

This allows your sidewall fire sprinkler to blend in with their surroundings, making them virtually invisible except when they’re needed during an emergency.

A Cost-Effective Option

Sidewall fire sprinklers can provide cost savings in situations where it’s not economical (or physically feasible) to run pipes across the length of a room in order to supply a ceiling-based sprinkler.

Additionally, because of how they spray water during an emergency, sidewall fire sprinklers can provide the residential required flow rates at reduced pressure, which allows for smaller pipe sizes and water supply requirements.

If you have questions about installing a sidewall fire sprinkler, or would like to know about the benefits of installing sidewall fire sprinklers in your apartment complex or residential facility, contact the experts at Bison Fire Protection at 1-866-441-3473 today.

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