Valley Fire Protection Services

Special Hazard Suppression & Applications

In facilities containing highly valuable or combustible materials, special hazard suppression and application systems are a must. For example, art galleries, museum archives and record storage facilities are commonly outfitted with customized special hazard systems.

Using gases rather than water as the agent to put out the fire is preferred in those situations where adding water can do more damage than good. Some systems are designed with a variety of fire repellents, such as dry chemicals.

Special hazard fire protection services

With complete turnkey design-and-build fire protection systems, Valley Fire is a trusted contractor for clients in special hazard application industries like refining, petrochemicals, data hosting and power generation.

Our special hazard fire protection solutions are a perfect match for:

  • Telecom facilities
  • Laboratories
  • Control rooms
  • Art galleries
  • Medical facilities
  • Pharmaceutical facilities
  • Petroleum plants
  • Power plants
  • Many more…

What We Do

Special Hazard Services

  • Automatic fire detection systems
  • Design-build services
  • Retrofitting old equipment with new technology
  • Enclosure design for hazardous and industrial areas
  • 24/7 emergency services

With a team of professional technicians, project managers and installers, we have worked on many different types of these systems, including those installed at:

  • Coal-fired power plants
  • Oil refineries
  • Fuel storage facilities, including tank farms
  • Chemical production plants
  • Aircraft hangars
  • Fertilizer and explosives manufacturers

Our special hazard systems are designed to protect any facility containing high-value assets from irreparable damage.

Special hazard suppression systems – maintenance & service

Companies in special hazard application industries have unique processes that require custom solutions, Valley Fire works with our clients to make sure their specific challenges are addressed to protect high-value assets and high-risk materials.

We recommend that special hazard systems maintenance be performed on a semiannual basis to ensure that these systems are ready to respond when called upon. Regular maintenance keeps the system ready to respond at a moment’s notice while also identifying and eliminating potential problems to help extend the system’s life.

System maintenance includes services to all:

  • Signage
  • Special hazard control panels
  • Agent discharge nozzles
  • Alarm notification applications
  • Alarm strobes and bells
  • Agent cylinders and hoses
  • Cylinder pressure
  • Shutdown and evacuation circuits
  • Input and output circuits
  • Cylinder and hose hydrotest dates

Because special hazard suppression systems can be more difficult to maintain than traditional systems, Valley Fire continually educates its professionals on new technologies and advancements in our industry. If any component needs to be replaced, Valley Fire is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide emergency services or remedy any maintenance service upon request.

Special hazard suppression & applications

Special hazard applications are designed for each specific industry we work with. For example, our solutions for a computer server room knock down fire without damaging the sensitive technology within the facility. Instead of releasing water, the fire protection system will release gas to snuff out flames.

We design, build and install the following types of special hazard systems:

  • AFFF
  • Halon
  • Clean agent
  • Foam
  • Deluge
  • Clean agents, such as ECARO-25, CO2 and FM-200

In areas that aren’t occupied by humans, we can install custom systems that use materials like carbon dioxide or aragonite. These inert gas fire suppression systems suppress fire by removing its fuel source, oxygen.

Our sales and design staff has the skills to help determine the right special hazard solutions for your needs. We will design and build the system, and then expertly install it. Our installation team has the equipment and know-how to guarantee your system will be ready to respond when needed.


Emergency Response & Service

When a crisis occurs, you want it dealt with fast, but you also want it fixed the first time. Valley Fire Protection does both!

The Illinois Department of Public Health has certified Valley Fire as compliant with state provisions, rules and regulations, and has licensed us as a certified plumbing contractor. We are commercial fire and plumbing experts with the required skills to design, install and repair a variety of fire protection and plumbing systems.

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