Improving fire safety is important for any facility, especially when you have valuable equipment. Water, flames, and smoke can all damage your equipment. It might seem like adding fire safety measures, such as enclosures, can cost a lot of money, but if you do nothing, then it can cost a lot more since you will then have to replace damaged items. That’s where fire-rated enclosures come in.
Enhancing Your Building’s Safety
You should begin by looking at your building. The condition, materials, and use will all play a role in which type of enclosure you choose. Consider the fire sources, exits, doors, and any existing safety equipment. Also, look at the typical occupancy and the operational support systems. These will play a role in the type of enclosure you need.
There are wall-mounted and free-standing enclosures. Look at the type of fire-rated enclosure your application requires or ones that you might be able to modify and upgrade in the future.
When you are reviewing the layout, consider such things as the location of your enclosure, required openings, possible penetrations, maximum temperature requirements, in addition to the type of equipment inside. Ensure that there is enough space for air circulation and the enclosure in the desired area.
Adding Fire Safety Areas
Electrical enclosures keep the fire from spreading to your electrical equipment and circuits and damaging them. The goal is to keep your equipment safe, even if the rest of the building’s contents is destroyed by the fire. Fire-rated enclosures also enhance safety in your work environment. Make sure that you work with a company that helps you choose the right design, material, and construction to meet your needs.
You should also have your building inspected to make sure that your fire alarms and sprinklers are in working condition. Working with the right company will ensure the proper installation and maintenance of your alarms and other safety equipment. The company might be able to recommend places to install your fire-rated electrical enclosures, so they are the most effective at protecting your valuable investment.
Choosing the Right Manufacturer of Fire-Rated Electrical Enclosures
When it comes to choosing the right fire-rated enclosure, you want to turn to a manufacturer that has a full range of products to enhance the safety of your facility. DuraSystems is always happy to provide you with more information on our products and our company. If you want to know more, feel free to reach out to us or to give us a call to speak to a representative.