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What is a fire system made up of?

Updated: Aug 1, 2023

A comprehensive vision to ensure safety

Protection against fire is essential in any building, be it residential, commercial or industrial. An efficient and effective fire fighting system can not only save lives, but also prevent property damage and economic losses. At Grupo Inco, as a leading pipe distribution company, we are pleased to share knowledge and experience in this important field with our network of LinkedIn professionals. Next, we'll explore the key components of a fire system and how they can ensure safety in any structure.

Fire system steel pipe
Fire system

Detection and alarm in fire systems

The first step in firefighting is to detect the fire in its early stages and alert building occupants. This is achieved through the installation of smoke, heat and flame detectors, which, upon identifying the presence of fire, automatically activate audible and visual alarms to evacuate the place safely.

Fire Suppression

Once a fire is detected, it is crucial to have the means to fight and control it. Fire suppression systems fall into two main categories: active and passive.

  • Active systems: These include sprinkler systems, portable fire extinguishers, foam systems, and clean agent systems (inert gases, chemicals, or CO2). These systems are designed to attack the fire automatically or manually, depending on the nature and magnitude of the fire.

  • Passive systems: These are those that help prevent the spread of fire and maintain the structural integrity of the building. These include fire walls, fire-rated windows and doors, and fire-retardant sealants and coatings.

Pipes and accessories

At Grupo Inco, we understand that pipes and accessories are essential for the proper functioning of any fire-fighting system. Pipes carry water or extinguishing agent from the source to sprinklers, nozzles, or discharge devices. Accessories, such as valves and brackets, ensure proper connection and controlled flow of extinguishing agent.

Design and maintenance

An effective fire system requires careful design and regular maintenance. The design must be adapted to the specific characteristics of the building and comply with local rules and regulations. Periodic maintenance is essential to ensure that all components function properly in an emergency.

At Grupo Inco, we pride ourselves on offering comprehensive solutions in pipes and accessories for fire-fighting systems. By understanding and applying the key components of these systems, we can ensure the safety and security of people and property. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like further information or advice in this crucial area. Together, let's make the world a safer place.

Grupo Inco fire system
Fire protection system

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