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Misting Fire Suppression Systems

Misting Fire Suppression Systems

We constantly train on the latest techniques and equipment to help prevent and suppress fires. Our Training and certification is paramount to maintaining the ongoing operation of your business.  When fire strikes it can put a business out of operation for days, weeks or even months.  There is an old adage that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.  No one takes that more seriously than we do.  Our technicians are trained to make sure your suppression systems will handle a fire before it becomes an emergency.

Case Study: Fog or Misting Fire Suppression Systems

A water mist system is a fire protection system which uses very fine water sprays (i.e. water mist). The small water droplets allow the water mist to control, suppress or extinguish fires by:

  • cooling both the flame and surrounding gases by evaporation
  • displacing oxygen by evaporation
  • attenuating radiant heat by the small droplets themselves

The effectiveness of a water mist system in fire suppression depends on many things. One is its spray characteristics.  This can include the droplet size distribution, flux density and spray dynamics.  Another is the fire itself.  This includes the shielding of the fuel, fire size and ventilation conditions.

The use of water mist fire suppression has many benefits when compared to the use of gaseous agents and traditional sprinkler systems. Some of which are:

  • Immediate activation
  • High efficiency in the suppression of a wide variety of fires
  • Minimized water damage
  • Environmentally sound characteristics
  • No toxic problems

To learn more about our  partner, FogMaker- please chick here

Training On Misting Fire Suppression Systems

At Fire Equipment Services, we understand how a Misting Fire Suppression System works.  In addition, we train our technicians on maintaining these systems for maximum efficiency.

Join Our Family

Please give us a call at (772) 461-6845 so we can show you the benefits of joining our family of customers.  Even if you have equipment installed by another company, we can inspect, test and correct any issues that we find.

 

 

Mel Folbrecht

Mel Folbrecht is President and co-owner of Fire Equipment Services of St. Lucie, Inc., a firm established in 1946. Fire Equipment is licensed by the State Fire Marshal and U.S. Dept. of Transportation, to provide and maintain fire equipment. Mel's expertise is the design of commercial automatic fire suppression systems primarily for paint spray booths, vehicles and commercial kitchens. Mel developed a pre-engineered fire suppression program, which he certified with the Florida State Fire Marshal's office, and has been teaching to Fire Marshals around the state of Florida for 30 years. Mel teaches at Indian River State College located in Fort Pierce, FL, where Mel and his wife, Lucy, sponsored and outfitted a fully functional fire suppression lab. Additionally, Mel developed submittal and inspection checklists to aid fire authorities in their review and initial functional tests of pre-engineered systems. Mel is also a co-owner of a fire alarm and a fire sprinkler company. Highlights: Served in U.S. Air Force 1967-1972 Attended both Florida State and Barry Universities Worked in restaurant management and consulting 1974-1985 Served as a board director of AGC 1998-2007: AGC North Region Golf Committee (8 yrs- chairman 4 yrs). AGC North Region Advisory Committee, Chairman (3 yrs). AGC Board Member of the Month, 2002. Served on the Board for Florida Restaurant Association and President of the Treasure Coast Chapter Vice President of Operations for S & S Food Management Vice President of Solutions Plus, a restaurant consulting firm

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