Fire suppression is essential to all types of paint booth systems. Without it, your facility risks violating NFPA codes and possibly your insurance policy requirements. If you are installing a new paint booth or are looking to add fire suppression to your existing setup, here’s what you need to know.
A fire suppression system is built to detect fires at the beginning stages through heat, smoke, and other warning signals. It is also able to extinguish fires.
A system typically includes:
Fire suppression is needed inside a paint booth because paint spraying materials are often flammable or explosive. Further, some booths can cure as well. This means the suppression system must accommodate high temperatures without being triggered.
For fire safety, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) governs the industry, mainly through two codes. The NFPA 33 is intended for large-scale, indoor spray paint applications, while the NFPA 13 regulates the booth’s sprinkler system.
To install paint booth fire suppression, contact your local provider. They will be able to design and install a code-compliant system based on your operational needs. For example, the highest temperature the booth will rise to must be considered.
Accudraft, a leading paint booth manufacturer, can provide drawings and technical equipment data to the fire suppression system company. We can also provide insight into where the sprinkler heads can be installed. For more information, contact us online.