If you use a paint booth in your business, then you there are some special rules and fire codes regarding fire protection that you need to be aware of in order to ensure that your business is in compliance with local fire codes and insurance company requirements.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, the most common causes of fire in spray painting operations are a result of the improper separation of the paint booth from other areas using ignitable equipment–welders, grinders, cutters–and electrical equipment. NFPA Standard 33 outlines the safety requirements for paint booths and is included in the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) standards.
Of course, you can wade through the long list of rules on your own, or you can elect to let the experts at All Florida Fire Protection take care of all your paint booth fire protection needs. From automated fire suppression systems to High-Flow fire extinguishers, we make it our business to know what’s required to meet the local fire codes in the greater Tampa area for paint booth operators.
We are proud to have been meeting the fire protection needs of businesses like yours in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Lakeland, Largo, Sarasota, and Bradenton since 1999.
The most efficient way to protect your paint booth is via an automatic fire suppression system. Paint booth fires are often sudden and burn extremely hot and quick suppression is vital to prevent damage to people and property.
An automated system is ready to go 24-hours a day and is designed to require no human presence to suppress an unexpected fire. The automated fire suppression systems sold by All Florida Fire Protection provide automatic detection and actuation. All of our systems use the most effective dry chemical fire agents for quick fire suppression. When activated, the automatic fire suppression systems will emit a loud alarm to warn workers to clear the area safely.
When a fire is detected by the fire sensors in the control panel, the system automatically activates. The system will emit a loud alarm to warn workers to clear the area safely, while at the same time the air flow into the area is shut down to rob the fire of oxygen. The discharge pipes and nozzle will propel the dry chemical agent throughout the area and suppress the fire.
Automatic fire suppression systems use pressurized ABC dry chemical agent for Class A, B and C fires and BC dry chemical agent for Class B and C fire.
All Florida Fire Equipment has a variety of automatic fire suppression systems designed to protect your paint booth.
We install and maintain the Kidde Fire Suppression for Paint Booth (8548, 8550, and 8601) system. We also have the Ansul R-101 system available. However, the fire suppression that has proved to be the most popular with our paint booth customers has been the Pyro-Chem Monarch fire suppression system for paint booths.
Our expert engineers will are ready to sit down with you and review your fire protection needs for your paint booth. We can help you determine the advantages/disadvantages of the different system, thus ensuring that you’ll make the correct decision on the right automated fire suppression to protect your business.
We also recommend that you maintain some High-Flow fire extinguishers in the area of your paint booth. They are perfect for areas where highly combustible materials, such as paint, are present, and can quickly knock down a small fire before the automatic system activates. All Florida Fire Equipment offers the best in High-Flow fire extinguishers from Amerex and Pyro-Chem.