Ansul special hazard fire protection products are designed and manufactured to strict standards and tested under the scrutiny of national and international independent testing laboratories and approval agencies and include:
3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Suppression Systems
Although stored in liquid form, 3M Novec 1230 fluid will turn to a gas upon discharge making it an effective total flooding agent for a variety of hazards. As a clean agent, it leaves no residue behind and will not affect sensitive high-value electronics.
3M Novec 1230 fluid suppresses fires via its cooling effect, utilizing design concentrations ranging from 4-6% in conjunction with a Sapphire total flooding system. With the NOAEL (No Observable Adverse Effect Level) measured at 10%, 3M Novec 1230 fluid provides a substantial margin of safety in occupied spaces.
Sapphire Fire Suppression Systems
Using water as a fire suppressant in areas where electronics operate and irreplaceable, high-value assets are stored, could be as devastating as fire itself.
The Sapphire Clean Agent System quickly suppresses fires and protects sensitive equipment without causing harm to people or the environment.
The system is especially suited to suppress fires in areas where an electrically non-conductive medium is required, where electronic systems cannot be shut down in an emergency, where cleanup of other agents poses a problem, and in normally occupied areas that demand a non-toxic agent.
The Sapphire system uses 3M Novec 1230 fire protection fluid for total flooding applications. The clear, colorless agent has zero ozone depletion potential, an atmospheric lifetime of just five days, and a global warming potential of 1.0.
The Sapphire system suppresses a fire before it can be fully engaged and once the fire is suppressed, Novec 1230 quickly evaporates without harming any valuable assets.
FM-200 Fire Suppression Systems
Those responsible for managing and protecting high-value assets, processes, and facilities demand the quality fire suppression offered by the Ansul FM-200 Clean Agent Fire Suppression System.
FM-200 systems are internationally accepted as providing reliable, effective, affordable fire protection solutions for applications found in telecommunication sites, data centers and archives, museums, oil and gas facilities, power plants and more.
The system uses FM-200 (HFC-227ea) fire extinguishant which has zero-ozone depletion (ODP). This colourless, odourless agent vapourizes upon discharge and absorbs heat to rapidly suppress fire while leaving no residue to clean up.
It is electrically non-conductive, will not short-out electronic equipment or thermally shock delicate circuitry resulting in less damage to critical equipment, facilitating a much shorter recovery time and reducing downtime.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Fire Suppression Systems
Carbon dioxide suppresses fire without leaving behind any residues after discharge thus avoiding damage to sensitive equipment. With no agent clean-up, there is less downtime after an incident.
When properly designed, the carbon dioxide system will suppress fire in Class A, B, and C hazards by displacing the air containing oxygen that supports combustion.
Typical hazards protected by carbon dioxide systems include printing presses, vaults, open pits, dip tanks, spray booths, ovens, engine rooms, coating machines, process equipment, hoods and ducts, flammable gas or liquid storage areas, and generators.
Dry Chemical Systems
Ansul Dry Chemical Fire Protection features large dry chemical systems with superior firefighting capabilities to take on some of the most hazardous fires on the planet.
Ansul Dry Chemical Piped Systems
An Ansul Dry Chemical Piped System provides automatic fixed-nozzle capabilities that include detection and alarm, electric or pneumatic manual actuation, and shutdown of any accessory equipment.
Users appreciate system flexibility in employing a variety of detectors including:
- ionization, and
Ansul Large Dry Chemical Manual System
The ideal dry chemical system should combine the flexibility of hand portable fire extinguishers with the power to knock down large Class B (flammable liquids and gases) and Class C (electrical) fires.
Featuring large agent capacity and long discharge time, the Ansul Large Dry Chemical Manual System offers the chance to use only the amount of agent necessary to suppress the fire.
Plus, the tremendous dry chemical flow rate provides the confidence needed to fight three dimensional fires and pressurized gas/liquid fires. In short, it’s especially effective in areas where hand portable and wheeled extinguishers may not typically provide sufficient capacity.
Inergen Fire Suppression Systems
The Inergen Fire Suppression System protects enclosed areas where people may be present, fire may strike day or night, and damage from conventional agents cannot be tolerated.
Upon discharge, Inergen agent fills the room, mixing with the air to suppress fires quickly and effectively. Once discharged, it returns to the atmosphere in its natural state.
Inergen agent is safe for people, non-synthetic and made of naturally occurring gases:
- argon, and
- carbon dioxide.
Inergen agent is free of residues and corrosive by-products that may produce further property damage. And because it poses no ozone depleting or global warming threat, Inergen agent will never be subject to future legislative bans.
Detection & Controls
Analog Addressable Systems
Autopulse detection, control and fire suppression system releasing panels provide automatic 24/7 fire protection.
Agent Releasing Control Panels are designed with modularity and easy system planning. The panels can be configured with just a few devices for small building applications or for a large campus or high-rise application. Peripheral equipment can be added to suit the application.
Autopulse detection, control and fire suppression system release panels provide automatic 24/7 fire protection. Detection options include smoke, heat, and flame detection. The control panels process detection signals from protected areas and immediately perform key operations including sounding alarms, shutting down equipment and releasing the fire suppression system.