An electrical fault leading to a fire starting behind cabinet doors could be ‘game over’ for expensive and difficult to replace equipment.
In-cabinet fire suppression systems and services avoid costly damage. Although fire safety regulations require premises to have portable firefighting equipment, when it comes to cabinets, fire safety is less regulated. Yet this doesn’t mean you should skimp on fire safety.
Learn more about what an in-cabinet fire suppression system is and why you need to use registered technicians to service in-cabinet solutions to ensure optimal function and fire safety.
It is important to use an SAQCC-registered technician, so that you can be assured that your suppression system is in capable hands and will be fully functional post-servicing.
However, for maximum safety it is recommended to have fire detection and suppression systems serviced every three months, so that any flaws may be identified and resolved early
The recommended frequency for inspection depends on the type of system you have installed and other factors. Most fire suppression standards recommend a basic service at least every twelve months.
How do you choose between standalone, pre-engineered and engineered fire safety solutions?
Our trained technicians can inspect your facilities to determine which kind of in-cabinet solution would provide the maximum protection to your equipment.
Depending on the classes of fire risk, you will then be recommended a system with the correct suppression agent for your facilities.
Most fires in industrial environments start as electrical fires. Wherever there are switches, fuses and electronics, there is a higher risk of fire. In many environments, by the time overhead fire detection systems have triggered it may be too late for equipment in cabinets to be saved. That’s why an in-cabinet fire suppression system is vital for providing an early, first line of defence.
Our system designers are accredited at Level 5 by the SAQCC (the South African Qualification & Certification Committee). Your system may be configured to the exact requirements of your facility and cabinetry to ensure full fire protection.
Create the ultimate protection and safeguard important equipment.
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With over fifty years in the fire safety and protection industry, East Rand Fire offers the experience and understanding necessary to ensure your cabinets and facilities are fully protected.
Suppression systems we supply and maintain include:
Ensure you have effective in-cabinet fire prevention providing the highest level of protection. Effective equipment regularly maintained provides peace of mind.
Gas fire suppression systems
Automatic water and water/foam suppression
Automatic dry chemical powder suppression systems
Systems for kitchens, cars and electrical cabinets
What is an in-cabinet fire suppression system?
An in-cabinet fire suppression system is installed within an enclosed space such as an electrical switchboard cabinet or inside machinery cabinet enclosures to ensure that in the event of fire, sensitive equipment has good protection against damage.
A cabinet system does not require electricity to operate, providing fire protection regardless of whether or not your facilities have power in the event of an emergency or electrical incident.
There are three main kinds of in-cabinet fire prevention tech – standalone systems, pre-engineered systems, and engineered systems. Learn more about each of these fire safety solutions below.
These fire suppression systems are not integrated into a bigger fire prevention system. They provide the simplest means to prevent a fire that starts inside a cabinet from spreading to the rest of the building.
The system is heat-activated. When ambient temperatures rise above a specific threshold, the system releases the fire suppressant. Other types use chemical reactions triggered at high temperatures to release the extinguishing agent.