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There are two major types of fire protection:

Passive Fire Protection

  • Building structure
  • Fire doors/shutters
  • Fire walls/separating barriers
  • Pipes/cables
  • Ductworks
  • Fire-resisting glazing systems

  Active Fire Protection

  • Flame detection
  • Smoke control
  • Sprinkler  
  • Powder fire suppression
  • Gas fire suppression   

The fire protection equipment market is generally divided into two main segments:

  • Fire detection and alarm systems - reactive fire protection products and systems
  • Fire extinguishing equipment and materials - portable fire extinguishers, fixed fire suppression systems, fire hoses and the agents used in extinguishing and suppression equipment and systems

The fire protection market depends on the performance of the construction industry. The fire protection industry depends on new construction activity and the repair and maintenance of existing buildings (i.e. refurbishments) to generate sales.

The market is mature with fire protection equipment being mandatory in many commercial and industrial and multiple-occupancy residential buildings for some time now. Therefore, the majority of buildings which require fire protection equipment already have it in place. Examples of these buildings/structures are listed below:

  • Private buildings
    • Homes
    • Multi-occupant
  • Public buildings
    • Schools
    • Churches
    • Museums
  • Industrial buildings
    • Power plants
    • Sewage plants
    • Chemical treatment facilities
    • Waste treatment facilities
    • Packaging plants
    • Laboratories
    • Chemical factories
    • Gas stations
    • Pumping stations
    • Power stations
  • Commercial buildings
    • Theaters
    • Hotels
    • Hospitals
    • Airports
    • Parking Garages
    • Warehouses
    • Offices
  • Mining/oil field structures
    • Drilling Platforms
  • Waste treatment facilities
    • Biomass plants
    • Biofuel plants
    • Biogas plants
  • Ships

Legislation, regulations and industry standards are also a dominant force within the fire protection industry and they continue to get stricter and enforced. One example of such legislation and regulation is the inclusion of fire sprinklers in residential properties as a way of preventing death and reducing injury among householders and firefighters. Such legislation and existing regulations mean that fire protection equipment is always going to be in demand and has prevented a worse slide into negative growth which would have ordinarily have occurred given the scale of the slump in construction output.

Advances in technology including hypoxic air technology, water mist technology; laser/infrared optical smoke detectors; voice evacuation announcements; wireless fire alarm systems; and the increasing integration of fire protection into building management systems will continue to provide the market with momentum for some time to come.

Nema Enclosures manufactures NEMA-rated enclosures to house crucial fire protection equipment. We produce custom enclosures that encase CO2 bottles, equipped with cradles and structural support to accommodate weigh bars as part of a fire suppression system. To identify fire safety enclosures, we routinely use safety red powder in the coating process. Our fire protection enclosures are available with full size windows to view critical monitoring instruments and custom brackets for 19" rack mounted fire suppression equipment.

Types of electrical enclosures used in the fire protection industry:

  • Wall Mount
  • Floor Mount
  • Free Standing

Designing the electrical enclosure should not be the last thing you think about.

Nema Enclosures designs and fabricates quality safety rated powder coated carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum electrical and instrument enclosures to your exact specifications and that meet your lead times. We believe that by thinking about your enclosure needs while you’re configuring what goes into it will save you time, money and frustration. 

Our standard enclosures are available in wall-mount, free standing, floor mount, junction box and trough types – depending on what fits your needs best. All electrical enclosures are designed and manufactured in compliance with NEMA standards; are UL listed, and/or IP rated. Nema Enclosures electrical enclosures adhere to strict Nema Enclosures Quality Standards to ensure product performance and reliability.

Contact us today to learn how we can expedite a custom or standard-sized design and produce cost-effective safety rated enclosures to protect you and your equipment.