PAFSS – Fast Fixed Fire Extinguishing Systems


PAFSS is a brilliant system which offers a real alternative to traditional fire suppression systems and can offer a much lower cost to solutions such as traditional Gas Suppression, Water Mist, or Sprinkler Systems.

AFSS are approved PAFSS installers, and work closely with the UK manufacturer to ensure we’re a specialist you truly can rely on for innovative quality fire suppression solutions.

It is ideally suited to protecting at source high risk areas such as IT Racks, Electrical Cabinets, Machine Enclosures, Industrial equipment and vehicle engine bays, Power generation plant, and much more.

Imagine protecting your Comms room at a fraction of the cost, and no longer needing room integrity testing, expensive duplication of smoke and fire detection, and no more need to control access due to risk of discharge.

Imagine your fleet of very expensive plant and vehicles no longer being destroyed due to an engine fault.

Imagine fire in high risk areas being put out in approximately the same fraction of time it takes for a fire alarm to detect and operate.

You don’t have to imagine it. AFSS can deliver it today. PAFSS is proven and works in all of these situations and many more too.

PAFSS Gas Suppression | AFSS Fixed Suppression

Not only can we offer this in place of much more expensive Gas Suppression or Sprinkler systems, we can also offer it in places these systems just can’t reach. PAFSS can fit into smaller enclosures, such as electrical cabinets, can be used in remote locations, does not need a water supply, does not need an electrical supply, and can be completely self-contained, and will not be compromised by loss of power or water supply. Why pay to protect a whole room for one or two boxes in it?

It can be monitored by a fire alarm, or by a standalone panel through integral flow and pressure switches, if required.

Typically, PAFSS is installed in less than a day, and is protecting your plant, machines, IT rooms, electrical rooms, and more very quickly, and very efficiently. Did we mention, it also costs a lot less than typical solutions?

PAFSS also makes less installation mess as we don’t, for example, need to engineer whole rooms – just the cabinets within them, and it takes up so little space, none of your equipment will be displaced. It is very effective and uses only very safe extinguishing media such as Co2 or NOVEC 1230, and it won’t damage a thing.

When you consider that a typical IT room can be protected for a third of the cost of a typical solution, it won’t set your budget on fire either.

PAFSS Fast Fixed Fire Suppression | AFSS Ltd

PAFSS works essentially the same way whichever of two types of delivery system we determine is best for your application. It uses a very reliable method of detecting fire using a linear detection tube – this means that it detects fire along it’s entire length and not just at points in a room, so it acts much more quickly, and because it’s enclosure based, it operates far faster, and far more efficiently too, putting out fires in around 30 seconds. The type of delivery you require is part of what we calculate when you request a quotation.

With Direct systems, there is just one tube system which provides both detection and discharge of the extinguishing media when required. Indirect systems have a second set of stainless steel pipes, and nozzles to discharge the media. Whichever we use, the detection tube is designed to be resistant to knocks, bangs, jolts, and everyday action, yet is easily ruptured by fire, directing the extinguishant exactly where it is needed. The detection tube is in effect a linear heat detector, meaning it will detect fire along its entire length with no blind areas. Both types of delivery operate very quickly when needed, yet are almost impervious to typical false alarms associated with fixed gas suppression systems.

We also have a specialist solution for kitchens to protect cooking areas, which again has a lower cost than traditional systems such as Ansul or Amerex – please see our KitchenGuard page for further information.

AFSS are Approved Installers of PAFSS and KitchenGuard. We undergo manufacturer training, we have top line support from the manufacturer, and we have fast access to spares and support, technical advice, and application guides.

We are also one of only a small handful of Approved Installers in the South East, and across the UK, which means you can be sure we are real experts in the system. We are one of only a few installers who can supply, design, install and maintain this leading system.

Contact us today on either 08453 884711 or 03330 884711, or use our contact page to get in touch – we’d love to help and save you money with PAFSS.