Introduction: A break in the production process is always linked to financial losses for companies. Therefore, it is extremely important to detect and put out a fire at its earliest stage as well as harness extinguishing equipment in a non-destructive way to protected premises. The ideal solution may be found in the use of acoustic waves. This article describes research associated with the characteristics of acoustic waves, accompanied by a suggestion to utilise this phenomenon as one element of established fire fighting installations.

Keywords: acoustic waves fire suppression, extinguishing effect, fire retardation