Fire suppression systems are used to extinguish or prevent the spread of fire in a commercial or multi-family building. Automatic fire suppression systems extinguish fires without any form of human contact. Some well-known examples of automatic fire suppression systems include sprinkler systems and condensed aerosol fire suppression. In addition, a sprinkler system is a water supply that provides adequate pressure and flows to a tubing system that connects open sprinklers to a vast area of distribution tubes.
This differs from condensed aerosol fire suppression as this system is a particle-based form of fire suppression similar to dry chemical fire extinguishing. The aerosol employs a fire extinguishing agent consisting of very fine solid particles and vapor to extinguish fires. All suppression systems use a combination of dry chemicals and wet agents to suppress commercial factory or building fires.
Fire suppression systems are constructed of many components: an alarm system, backflow valve, pipes and heads, storage tanks, flow switches, and much more. If even one of these components malfunctions, the property is susceptible to extreme fire damage and even loss of life. Our customers who manufacture these systems have the additional challenge of connecting the plumbing to a backup supply of power — a diesel or natural gas engine, typically — that picks up when electricity is interrupted in a fire.
If you manufacture systems like this, you need tubing that is made of durable metal in the sound process such as mandrel bending, roll-form bending, or dual tube bending. Our customers who manufacture these systems know that we can fabricate their fire suppression connections in complex configurations — as one-offs up to a few hundred at a time.
A fire suppression system depends almost entirely on its tubing. If there is a single leak, the suppressants may be blocked from fully reaching the spread of the fire. At Detroit Tube Products, we think about our customers’ end uses — like fire suppression, and make our parts with care about the safety of both you and your property.