Fire protection systems are meant to provide a reasonable degree of protection for life and property from fire. The fire protection systems include manual and automatic systems which uses water, foam or inert gases as the extinguishing medium. For an adequate and efficient fire protection system the design and installation of the system should be based on sound engineering principles, test data, and field experience.
Planning for fire protection involves an integrated approach in which system designers need to analyze building components as a total package. In most cases, the analysis needs to go beyond basic code compliance and the owner’s minimum legal responsibilities for providing protection.