Dry Chemical, Foam, Watermist
If your application is not a good fit for Clean Agent and/or Co2 protection, Getz has plenty of other options to get the job done. From Foam protection for Airplane Hangars and Load-Out Stations to Industrial Dry Chemical systems for Paint Booth applications, Getz is positioned to find you the right protection for your hazard.
Foam Fire Suppression Systems
There are a number of situations where water or carbon dioxide are not the most appropriate or effective extinguishing agents. When flammable liquids catch fire, it is important to use an extinguisher that is capable of covering the entire fire, without causing it to spread further. In the case of petroleum-based liquids, for example, water is of little value because it is denser than the fuel, and thus immediately sinks beneath it, then the suppression agent evaporates due to the heat, causing the burning oil to spread further, and faster. In these sorts of circumstances, foam or dry chemical fire suppression systems are more suitable options.
Click here for video showing partial discharge of a foam suppression systems Getz Fire installed at airport hangar
Foam or dry chemical systems work by covering the burning material with a layer that is impermeable to oxygen. Deprived of its oxygen supply (one of the requirements for a fire to thrive) the fire will quickly die down. Both types of systems are lightweight to use and cost-effective. This allows them to provide an optimal solution for niche environments where a prompt, effective response to fire is essential.
Water Mist Fire Suppression Systems
Getz is an authorized distributor for Water Mist fire suppression systems from Ansul and Fike. Water Mist Fire suppression systems are gaining in popularity with customers and AHJ’s for their performance and their options for endless or stored water supply and little or no downtime for recharge. Water Mist systems can be nitrogen-generated or pump-generated and can be hooked into a building’s continuous water supply or, if not feasible, can be configured with water storage tanks. And because they discharge a fine mist, there is not the flooded mess that comes with regular deluge or pre-action sprinkler system. In some cases, Water Mist fire suppression systems are being preferred over even CO2 suppression systems in industrial applications, for the cooling effect that comes with the mist and for the obvious life safety purposes.
Perfect Applications for Watermist include the following:
Industrial Paint Booths
Almost anywhere a traditional Pre-Action Sprinkler Suppression would go!
We offer a selection of fire suppression options that give reliable, effective protection against fires of many different sorts. Ideal for commercial environments, each product we sell is constructed to a high standard and designed to ensure maximum performance. Our knowledgeable team is always available to offer product recommendations if required. To find out more, call us at (800) 747-3473. Our services are also provided in Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri.