Fire Protection Systems for Shopping Malls
Shopping is an important habit for people to breathe and eat. People who go shopping in order to meet their needs and sometimes to relieve their stress often realize these habits in the colossal centers called shopping malls. Risks that may be encountered increase as the number of people increases especially in shopping malls overflowing on weekends and holidays.
In order to prevent the loss of lives and property of people, fire protection systems and evacuation plans must be carefully designed when shopping malls are being constructed. When installation and projecting of these systems which are a necessity for obtaining shopping mall building license is done in a rational way, efficiency increases. In addition to increasing productivity, the success of the system is also high.
Shopping Center Fire Protection Systems
In large areas such as shopping malls it is most desirable to extinguish possible fires in a short time. In this sense, the use of the following systems in order to avoid damage to people significantly increases productivity and brings losses to zero.
Sprinkler system; As the name suggests, it is a system that gushes water and extinguishes the fire in a very short time just like it is raining. The most important aspect of this system is speed. This system, which is very effective in spreading fire, reduces the risk of smoke and eliminates poisoning cases. Another important aspect of the system is that it is a very economical option.
The main purpose of the Minifog system, which is very similar to the sprinkler system, is the low use of water. Water is used in a small amount with the fogging method, the fire extinguishes in the area of fire. One of the important features of these systems, which can be seen in shopping center ceilings, is that it provides extinguishing only in the area of fire and prevents wetting everywhere.
Use of Fire Protection Systems
By using fire protection systems, you can eliminate losses. All systems with extinguishing functions listed above also notify you of possible fires by means of acoustic warnings. Protection systems implemented in conjunction with evacuation projects take human life as a top priority. You can evaluate these systems which are used in areas where people are dense, especially in shopping malls.
Automatic or manual extinguishing system with extinguishing agent potassium carbonate should be used in kitchen hoods on the dining floors of shopping malls.
Firefighting equipment, fire detection system and minifog or sprinkler system should be used in stores, corridors and parking lots.
Fire extinguishers with tubing hose should be used in electrical panels.
Automatic extinguishing systems with carbon dioxide or aerosol gas should be used in transformer and voltage rooms.
Server, UPS, archive and so on. HFC 227 ea, Novec or aerosol gas automatic fire extinguishing system should be used in the rooms.