Fire detection systems developed by experts for high-risk industries.
Selecting the right fire detection system is key, with early detection playing a central role in minimising the damage caused by a fire.
We work with a broad spectrum of fire detection system manufacturers from across the world, using our expertise to find the perfect fire alarm systems for your business.
If you would like to see our products in action, the video below shows how we protect a biomass and waste wood processing plant:
What is a fire detection system?
An automatic fire detection system detects fires in their early stages and notifies building or site occupants of the fire before activating any programmed emergency protocols, such as alerting the fire and rescue service and activating fire suppression systems.
As well as being automatically activated, fire detection systems may also a control panel and manual calls points, enabling manual activation and control when required.
Types of fire detection system
A wide range of fire detectors are available for purchase and installation, with each one suited to different businesses. At Fire Shield, we work with you to ensure you have the most effective system possible. Some of the options we provide are:
Thermal imaging systems detect subtle changes in temperature, alerting you when action is required and acting automatically to de-escalate the situation as quickly and effectively as possible.
By reacting to more subtle changes in temperature, thermal imaging detectors can alert you to the risk of a fire developing much earlier than alternatives, giving you crucial time to react accordingly and minimise damage.
A flame detection system will detect the presence of a flame and react accordingly, from sounding your fire alarms to activating fire suppression systems.
The mechanisms used to detect flames can make flame detectors faster to react than smoke or heat detectors. Saving time in a situation where every second is vital.
Spark detectors are vital in industries which commonly produce dust and sparks and are commonly used in the ducting process, which takes raw material from one part of a machine to another.
In this situation, a rogue spark could be enough to cause an explosion and severe damage. Spark detectors immediately detect sparks in your systems, extinguishing them and acting to close down both ends of the machine if required.
Ember detectors are well-suited to detecting fires on moving production lines, where just one overheated item could contain enough energy to start a fire and travel the length of your plant.
Ember detectors work on a much subtler level than flame detection systems, as the heat required to start a fire isn’t always enough to trigger flame detectors. For example, and overheated, sparking battery may not trigger flame detectors until it has started a fire. Ember detection systems would detect the battery and act before a fire started.
Addressable linear detection
Addressable linear detection methods use linear heat detection cables to detect heat throughout an area and trigger fire suppression systems accordingly. Durable and easy to maintain, these cables are suited to particularly confined areas where alternatives would struggle to fit.
Rate of rise heat detection
Unlike traditional heat detection systems, which detect an area reaching a specific temperature, rate of rise heat detection systems detects rapid rises in temperature over a short period of time. This allows for operation at a lower fire condition temperature than standard heat detectors, with the increased sensitivity allowing for faster reactions.
All systems are suited for specific applications, and a combination may be required to ensure a complete solution. Our team performs a full risk assessment and gets to know your business inside-out before working on a systems design ideal for your requirements.
Why install a fire detection system?
Installing an effective fire detection system in your business provides numerous safety and financial benefits.
By ensuring you receive an early warning of any fire and can quickly act and evacuate you are, first and foremost, protecting the lives of your staff. A fire starting naturally causes panic to swell throughout the building, something which can result in devastating consequences. Alerting and evacuating staff before the fire has properly taken hold plays a key role in ensuring a safe, efficient evacuation.
In addition to this, early detection also reduces the damage any fire causes to your equipment. Fast, automatic activation of any fire extinguishing systems alongside fire brigade notification keeps the fire contained, limiting the damage caused to your premises.
If you’re unfortunate enough to suffer a fire at your business, effective fire protection solutions help it result in a blip in activity, rather than a catastrophic end to the company.
Often, insurance companies look favourably on businesses with comprehensive fire protection systems installed, meaning you could also benefit from discounts on essential insurance policies following installation of the system.
At Fire Shield Systems Ltd, we design, install and maintain bespoke, accredited fire protection solutions.
Our team has over 25 years’ experience designing and installing fire protection systems in a wide range of industries. We understand that each business is unique and work closely with you to ensure you have the perfect system for your needs.
With Fire Shield, you can always be confident you’re getting the perfect fire protection system.
If you’re looking for a fire detection system, contact us today on 0800 975 5767 to discuss your requirements with a member of our team.