Chubb provides service solutions for a range of mechanical firefighting systems across a wide range of businesses. Our multi-skilled engineering team is able to maintain most manufacturer's mechanical firefighting systems.
FM200™ is a clean fast acting agent that can extinguish a fire within ten seconds through heat absorption. FM200 systems are compact and offer space savings benefits and can be used in occupied spaces.
NovecTM 1230 fire protection fluid is stored as a liquid and discharged in to the protected space as a gas. Novec™ 1230 systems are compact and offer space savings benefits. They put fires out quickly by a combination of heat absorption and chemical interference with the flame. Novec™ 1230 can be used in occupied spaces and this system does not leave any residue behind, so there is no need for costly cleanup operations.
Inert gases are naturally occurring environmentally neutral gases. They extinguish fire by reducing the oxygen level below that which will sustain combustion. Inert gases can be used in occupied spaces and do not leave any residue behind, so there is no need for costly clean-up operations. Chubb can service Argonite, Argon and Inergen inert gases fire suppression systems.
Carbon dioxide is a naturally occurring gas, it extinguishes fire by cooling and reducing the oxygen level below that which will sustain combustion. It has zero ozone depletion potential and is effective on deep seated fires or local application requirements. Carbon dioxide should be used in unoccupied spaces and does not leave any residue behind, so there is no need for costly clean-up operations.
Testing the 'integrity' of a room is vital to ensure the protected area is well sealed and the gaseous extinguishing agent won't escape. All gas systems rely on the correct concentration of gas, it is therefore important that the room protected can hold the correct amount of gas for a minimum number of minutes or more to prevent re-ignition. By carrying out a room fan test the integrity of the system and room can be proved (without the need for a discharge test which is both expensive and environmentally unfriendly).
Sprinkler systems are generally fitted to protect large floor areas as well as protecting areas where fire can start unnoticed such as floor ducts and roof spaces. In a sprinkler system only the heads in the vicinity of the fire open and discharge water hence reducing the water used and potential water damage.
In a deluge system extinguishing medium discharges from all sprinkler heads once the system is activated. These systems are used where the application of high velocity water is required over a large area. Deluge systems are used in industrial type hazards such as power plants, chemical/petrochemical plants and aviation hangers.
Water mist systems provide safe fire protection for occupied spaces and critical assets using water, deployed as a highly efficient very fine water spray. The application rate for a water mist system is far less than that for a sprinkler system, so some of the problems of possible water damage are greatly reduced.
Foam suppression systems are particularly effective at protecting flammable and combustible liquids. The foam will form a blanket over the burning liquid cooling and smothering the fire at the same time.
A dry/wet riser is a system of valves and pipework which enables the Fire & Rescue Service to pump water on to any floors of a high rise building. If your fire risk assessment concludes that you would need the intervention of the Fire & Rescue Service to fight a fire, you must ensure that your riser systems are working properly, as they are prone to neglect and vandalism. There are severe penalties should the rising main fail to work for the Fire & Rescue Service.
Large premises, such as hospitals, universities or holiday caravan parks usually have privately owned fire hydrants installed on site for use by the Fire & Rescue Service in the event of a fire. It is the responsible person(s) duty to ensure these are properly tested, and maintained by a competent person and it is essential that fire hydrants are not blocked from use from parked vehicles or bins for example.