Special Hazards – Fire Suppression Systems

Special Hazards

The concept of Special Hazard fire protection grew out of the need to consider certain applications more thoughtfully than just water application from standard fire sprinkler systems. Equipment vital to operations may not respond well to a direct spray of water. Unique fuels and processes may create dangerous conditions better served by agents other than water, or water applied in a specific manner. Special Hazard fire protection is a rethinking of traditional approaches to ensure the safety of personnel and prevent costly business interruption.

Through experience and ingenuity, United States Alliance Fire Protection will develop cost effective Special Hazard Fire Suppression Systems for your unique fire protection challenges.

To determine the preferred combination of detection and systems for a given application, United States Alliance Fire Protection:

  • Performs a hazard analysis to evaluate the relevant sources of fuel, ignition, heat and oxygen necessary for combustion or detonation to occur.
  • Carefully considers the specific environmental and physical conditions present at the hazard that will influence fire behavior.

Collaboration with your in-house special hazards fire suppression experts, consultants and insurance underwriters will optimize a solution to accomplish the Fire Protection objectives with the least investment.



  • Conveyors
  • Electric Transformers
  • LPG Storage Containers
  • Rolling Mills (Steel/Aluminum)
  • Water Cooling Towers


  • Aircraft Hangars
  • Flammable Liquid Loading Racks (Truck/Rail)
  • Flammable Liquid Outside Storage
  • Flammable Liquid Warehousing


  • Turbine Generators


  • Computer Rooms
  • Data Storage Centers

United States Alliance Fire Protection is the distributor of SEVO™ Systems for northern Illinois, Wisconsin, northwest Indiana and northeast Iowa. SEVO manufactures a line of equipment for the installation of engineered and pre-engineered systems for the exclusive application of 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid. 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid. 3M Novec 1230, also known as FK-5-1-12 (ASHRAE) and chemically as C6-perfluoroketone, is an environmentally superior clean agent extinguishing fluid. This innovative alternative to traditional halon and hydrofluorocarbon agents is backed by the 3M 20 Year Blue Sky Warranty. 3M Novec 1230 may also be submitted as a candidate for a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) innovation credit under Energy and Atmosphere (EA) Credit 4.

Like 3M Novec 1230, all products directly manufactured by SEVO Systems are produced here in the United States. Domestic procurement and Buy American stipulations can be met with this product line.

The SEVO™ 1230 FORCE500™ Clean Agent Fire Suppression System is the only product line that capitalizes on the unique physical characteristics of 3M Novec 1230 and stores it at 500 psi in standard welded cylinders. The associated benefits include, smaller or fewer cylinders, smaller yet longer pipe runs and fewer nozzles - all of which translates into less material, labor and cost.

Other interesting Fire Protection products offered by SEVO Systems include:

  • The FireFlex® DUAL, a combined automatic preaction sprinkler and clean agent integrated fire suppression system in one cabinet.
  • The SEVO™ Flex™ , a unique local application system for small, enclosed, high value equipment such as server enclosures and CNC machines.

SEVO System’s full line of product literature may be found here.

To schedule an appointment or request a quotation for our Special Hazard Fire Suppression Systems:

Greater Chicago, northern Illinois and northwest Indiana:
Contact: Jamie Reap: (847) 816-0050

Greater Milwaukee, Greater Madison and Wisconsin:
Contact: Rob Hassler: (262) 782-3311

Please contact us today about all our Fire Protection services.

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