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Fire sensing and suppression in barns

Question asked by Kim Hunter on May 8, 2016
Latest reply on May 9, 2016 by Shawn Mullen

I am new to this site and I'm interested in learning about fire sensing and suppression that is currently being used in barns - specifically horse barns.  We are about to build a new barn and we know that the barnyard environment is dirty, dusty and muddy - often causing false alarms.  Plus barns are filled with highly flammable material (i.e. dried boards, hay, sawdust, fuel cans for the farm equipment) They are drafty which creates the chimney effect. They are really hot in the summer and below freezing in the winter. Often they have limited to no pressurized water source and/or limited or no electricity source.  They are often quite large too.  Any solution needs to be non-toxic to the animals.

 

Plus many horse people do not have a lot of money, so the solution needs to be affordable.

 

What are some of you doing?  Have you seen innovative solutions?

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