Fire Suppression Systems are used to extinguish, control, or in some cases, entirely prevent fires from spreading or occurring. Fire Suppression has an incredibly large variety of applications, and as such, there are many different types of suppression systems for different applications being used today. Of these, there are some that are still in use but are no longer legal to manufacture and produce.
Fire suppression is governed by the codes under the National Fire Protection Association, also known as the NFPA. This organization writes codes, regulations, and recommendations on the proper installation and maintenance of these suppression systems. Likewise, the NFPA also lists criteria that must be met for the requirements of certain types of suppression systems.