Automatic Fire Suppression Systems
Firetrace manufactures reliable, cost-effective, automatic fire detection and suppression systems that can be installed in virtually any “micro-environment” or small enclosed space where critical assets are located or where an increased risk of fire could be mitigated by an automatic fire suppression system. Firetrace systems are completely self-contained, require no electrical power, and are easy to install and maintain – think of them as automatic fire extinguishers. Firetrace advanced fire protection systems are compatible with most commercially available fire-suppressing clean agents, foams, and dry chemicals and are the only systems of their type to carry major listings and approvals from UL, ULC, CE, FM, and more than 20 other international agencies.
Micro Environment Systems
Micro environments are applications where the potential for fire hazard can be contained within a specific enclosure, including:
- Storage compartments
Fires occurring in machines running oil-based coolant can cause significant damage in seconds—and potentially cause extensive damage by spreading through your entire facility. Even in the presence of operators, machines have been completely destroyed.
A Firetrace automatic fire suppression system can be installed on a machine to help alleviate much of this danger. Firetrace brings reliable CNC machine fire protection to equipment and other micro environments—ensuring that fires will be quickly detected and suppressed, often before damage is done to the machine.
Direct Release Systems
Firetrace’s fire protection – direct release systems utilize the Firetrace tube as both the “detection device” and “suppressant delivery”. As the fire begins, the portion of the tube nearest the point where the most heat is detected ruptures, forming an effective spray nozzle.
The pressure will then drop as the Firetrace tube releases the entire contents of the cylinder through the distribution nozzle to effectively suppress the fire. More than one Firetrace tube can be used enabling the system to cover more area. Our fire suppression systems are critical for safety and protecting your valuable equipment.
Indirect Release Systems
Firetrace’s fire protection – indirect release systems use the Firetrace Tube as a “Fire Detection” and “System Activation” device, not as the discharge tube.
Once the tubing senses the fire, it then ruptures – resulting in a drop of pressure causing the Indirect Valve to activate. This diverts flow from the detection tube to the larger outlet ports.
Then the fire suppression system kicks in – the Extinguishing Agent is discharged from the cylinder through the diffuser nozzles, flooding the area in a proprietary mix of fire extinguishing chemicals, effectively suppressing the fire quickly and thoroughly.
This system is typically used in larger areas that require a high volume of Extinguishing Agents, to effectively suppress the fire.
Multiple diffuser nozzles may be added to meet the specific application requirements.