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An addressable loop-powered multi-sensor, with smoke, heat and CO sensing elements. The unit offers 24 different modes of operation*1 and seamlessly matches the other sensors in the ESP Range. The CO sensing element can be used to detect smoke as well as life-threatening CO levels (acting as a CO alarm). ACD-EN Features Low profile Heat, Optical and CO sensing elements CO Alarm (COHb) facility 10 year CO sensor life Programmable fire threshold level RI & LED controllable separately if required*1 2 colour LED (Polling: Green, Fire: RED) Multiple modes
FireVu is a complete solution which can be used in a wide array of challenging environments for a variety of applications, unlike some other detection methods: Aspirating smoke detectors and beam detectors can only be used indoors and struggle with large voluminous areas as they rely on smoke reaching the beam or pipes. Historically they have issues with dusty, dirty environments triggering false alarms or going into a trouble/fault state as filters become blocked, resulting in frequent extra maintenance Thermal imaging cameras are often prohibitively expensive and unless accompanied by an additional CCTV image provide little or no situational awareness, preventing the end user or system operator from being able to identify the true nature of the risk and adopt the most appropriate course of action. Triple IR detectors have a limited range, the greatest of which is listed at 65m. A complete lack of any visual ouput means that any alarm received cannot be verified, with end users or fire authorities unable to assess the situation prior to attendance. Field experience has shown that this technology is susceptible to false triggers as a result of direct sunlight, either if used externally or from nearby entrances when deployed internally. FireVu solves this situational awareness issue through full visual verification, courtesy of the real-time video stream: Draws attention to exactly what triggered the alarm and where in the field of view it is through the use of coloured boxes. Lets you immediately know the size and scale of the fire so appropriate action can be taken. From allowing someone to tackle it with a fire extinguisher to immediately evacuating the building. Provides footage of the incident which will allow for post-event analysis to help determine the cause of the fire. This means processes can be improved and the site made safer in order to ensure there’s no repeat incident.
The Taktis product range combines the very latest hardware and software to produce a control and indication system, which is powerful and sophisticated, yet simple to use and understand. Intuitive interface The large graphical touch screen provides a clear, uncluttered and intuitive interface so the end user requires minimal training. Initially configured as a fire detection and alarm system, the flexibility of the Taktis platform is such that it can be re-configured to realise many other control and indication applications, with direct integration into intelligent buildings. Slot variants Available in 4 slot and 8 slot variants, with each slot supporting a 2 loop detection card, the Taktis fire control panel ranges from 2 to 16 detection loops. The generous quantity of sounder circuits, relays and inputs provided as standard can be further increased by the addition of one or mode Taktis I/O plug in expansion cards. The Taktis Network Card allows networking of up to 128 panels and repeaters meaning that Taktis can provide reassurance to all building owners/ operators whether responsible for a small system or a large complex.Add to Compare
The Apollo XP95 Optical Smoke detector uses an internal pulsing infrared LED and a photo-diode at an obtuse angle. In clear air conditions the photo-diode in the XP95 detector receives no light from the LED and produces a corresponding analogue signal. The signal increases when smoke enters the chamber and light is scattered onto the photo-diode. The optical smoke detector has a clear indicator LED which emits red light when the detector is in alarm.
The Badger B15V-1 industrial fire extinguisher is extremely versatile and ready to tackle flammable liquid and electrical fire hazards. It is ideally suited for indoor applications where delicate equipment or processes require a clean extinguishing agent. It’s suitable for use on Class B and C fires. Its features include: Heavy-duty chrome plated brass valve Stainless steel handle, lever and hose band Aluminium internal siphon tube 6- year warranty 5-year periodic hydrostatic test interval UL Listed and USCG approved - Meets D.O.T. requirements Easy-to-read two-piece nameplate 15-pound capacity
Edwards Signaling E-HD fixed temperature heat detector is an intelligent analogue device that can be configured as either a 135F fixed temperature heat sensor, or a combination rate-of-rise with fixed temperature. The heat sensor monitors the temperature of the air and determines whether an alarm should be initiated. The E-HD heat detector is capable of performing comprehensive self-diagnostics and storing the data. Due to its advanced thermistor technology, the E-HD detector is ideal for sensing fast, flaming fires and for applications where smoke detection is inappropriate. It is particularly well-suited to areas such as laundries and industries where fluctuations in ambient temperature is expected.
The Chubb Novec 1230 fire protection fluid is stored as a liquid and discharged into the protected space as a gas. It puts fires out quickly by a combination of heat absorption and chemical interference with the flame by reaching extinguishing concentrations in ten seconds or less. It does not leave any residue behind, and there is no need for costly clean-up operations. Since the fluid is at room temperature it is unique amongst gaseous agents and it therefore offers compact storage. It is electrically non-conductive and offers a safety margin of up to 100%, which is higher than any other type of clean fire suppression agent. The Novec 1230 fluid has a zero Ozone depletion potential, a Global Warming Potential of just one and an atmospheric lifetime of only five days.
Delta Fire hydrant valves are suitable for both offshore and onshore application. They are manufactured to BS 5154 and BS 5041 part 1. The valves are manufactured in corrosion resistant materials with a LG2 gunmetal body and are available with both British Instantaneous female outlet to BS 336 and a wide range of International outlets. All Delta Fire hydrant valves are dual seat type. The primary valve seat is hard rubber with an additional secondary metal to metal seat.
Brandschutz SECRETLY C 10 complies with EN 1866-1: P3-03 / 99 standards. Its operating temperature is -30 ° to 60 ° C, while its operating pressure is at + 20° C: 58 bar. Its typical applications include: electronic systems, chemical industry, areas with special hygienic requirements, machinery and equipment and more. The C 10 fire extinguisher is built of tubular steel and comes with a floor stand and holder for fire-fighting equipment. It’s throwing range is approximately 3 m and the fire hose length is 6 m. The SECRETLY C 10 is easy to handle and operate with no extinguishing agent residues. It’s environmentally friendly and easy to maintain.
The ANSUL® PREFERRED Commercial Low Pressure CO2 Fire Suppression System is designed to meet the requirements of NFPA 12, Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems and is also Factory Mutual (FM) approved. The system consists of a low pressure storage unit, master valves, selector valves, manual and automatic controls, distribution nozzles, alarms, indicators, and supervisory devices as required to maintain a supply of carbon dioxide in a stand-by discharge ready state, and to provide effective distribution of agent on demand.
Chubb F850346N heat detector provides accurate temperature measurement data to the fire control panel. This intelligent analogue addressable device is compatible with the Chubb Controlmaster range of fire control panels. It provides a common communications platform for future integrated systems. The Enhanced Digital Systems Protocol (EDSP) has many unique features, including a very high level of data security.
Badger B-30-A carbon dioxide cartridge-operated extinguisher is fitted with low maintenance swivel discharge nozzle to accommodate both left and right-handed operators. It is designed with increased extinguishing agent for higher fire ratings, longer range, extended discharge times and higher flow rates. The B-30-A is UL Listed and USCG approved.
Victaulic V2702 is a standard and quick response upright fire sprinkler. The fire sprinkler is designed to produce a hemispherical spray pattern for use in light hazard occupancies which require minimal water discharge, such as bathrooms, closets and other small area applications.
The Badger ADV-20 fire extinguisher is ideally suited for addressing a wide range of DOT, USCG and commerical application market needs. It has an ergonomically designed handle and lever for ease of use. The valve threads are indexed to accomodate and permit field replacement. Additionally, heavy square thread on valve is designed for added ease of installation.
GST I-9102(UL) is an intelligent photoelectric smoke detector that can form part of a fire alarm system via connection to a fire alarm control panel. The detector illuminates to indicate its fire alarm status and transmits a fire signal to the control panel. Using infrared scattering technology, the detector receives very weak infrared light under normal smokeless conditions. If smoke particles enter the chamber, the received light signal will increase by scattering. When smoke density reaches a pre-set level, the detector will sound its alarm. In order to reduce interference and power consumption, the emitting circuit works in pulse mode to prolong the life of IR LED. GST I-9102(UL) smoke detector features: Electronically addressed Built-in microprocessor can store 14 history records Drift compensation, to suit extensive changing environments Self-diagnostic Standard: UL 268
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The original fire suppression agent has always been, of course, water. In the age of sail, it was ideal. Not so with the advent of the combustion engine, however. When applied to burning petroleum, the fire spreads. It also simply destroys electronics. Carbon dioxide (CO2) and Halon derivatives were the first widely used commercial fire suppression solutions, gaining popularity in the 1950s and '60s. Unlike water, they were highly effective, electrically non-conductive and didn't leave any residue. As compressed gases, storage wasn't a major issue. Unfortunately, Halon was found to be a high ozone depleting chemical; as a result, production was banned in 1990. Evolution Of Fire Suppression Systems Ideal for marine applications, HFC227 is fast, effective and clean With the sunsetting of Halon and the search for alternatives, CO2 gained prominence. However, it has three significant drawbacks: it's a greenhouse gas, requires a large number of cylinders and is potentially fatal if breathed at design concentrations. In the 1990s, HFCs rose to dominance as a fire suppression solution. Ideal for marine applications, HFC227 is fast, effective and clean. Like Halon and CO2, however, it's a greenhouse gas and contributes to global warming. Discharging an average-sized cylinder of HFC227 has the same CO2 equivalent as driving a car 268,760 kilometers. This is why it is being eliminated as part of a phased-down mandate from the EU, and restricted or taxed by various countries such as Australia and Norway. It is expected that similar legislation will begin to affect Canada and US-flagged vessels. Environmental Profile Of HFCs In 2002, 3M introduced Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid. It offers a number of important advantages over other clean agents in marine fire suppression applications. It has low acute toxicity and high extinguishing efficiency. This gives it a wide margin of safety compared to other chemical clean agents such as HFC227. A fluid, it vaporizes rapidly during discharge, is non-corrosive, non-conductive and leaves no residue. It is, importantly, a long-term, sustainable solution with virtually zero global warming potential, e.g., it has an atmospheric life of about a week versus HFC227's 34 years. So confident is 3M of its product, it offers its BlueSkySM Warranty; if it is ever banned or restricted from use due to its environmental properties, the company will refund the cost of the fluid. Unlike CO2, a gas, Novec 1230 fluid can be flown to the vessel or platform allowing less downtime waiting for supplies to arrive by ground For the marine and offshore oil and gas industries, Novec 1230 fluid offers distinct advantages. Because it's a fluid, recharging is simple. Unlike CO2, a gas, it can be flown to the vessel or platform. This means less downtime waiting for supplies to arrive by ground. It also takes up significantly less space. Recently, Sea-Fire Europe ceased distribution of HFC227. The move was strategic and ethical, given the environmental profile of HFCs. Novec 1230 Fluid For Recreational Marine Market With the phase-down of HFCs, supplies are running out. This means in the immediate future there will be a serious inability to service systems. Also, with shortages beginning, costs are rising, making the switch to Novec 1230 fluid a smart move financially. While 3M will obviously benefit from this, the real winner here is our planet and the people we share it with" Sea-Fire recognizes that it may lose business in the short term as boat and shipbuilders continue to choose HFC-based fire systems strictly based on cost alone. But, ultimately, eliminating the use of hydrofluorocarbons is the right thing to do for the marine industry as a whole. As the first manufacturer to introduce Novec 1230 fluid into the recreational marine market in 2012, Sea-Fire is fully prepared for the phase-out of HFCs. Benefitting The Marine Industry "As a corporation, 3M is committed to improving every life," said David Olds, 3M account executive for fire suppression applications. "Sea-Fire Europe made a difficult decision when announcing it would cease distribution of HFC227. While 3M will obviously benefit from this, the real winner here is our planet and the people we share it with." Sea-Fire Marine has long held the belief that it is in the business of protecting people and property at sea. With its recent declaration that its master European distributor Sea-Fire Europe is ending distribution of HFC-based fire suppression fluids, it can add the environment to its list.
Products for electrical systems that are installed into modern, complex buildings have to be fit-for-purpose for today’s challenging demands. With the background of numerous incidents still being felt by the fire performance industry, how is it to set the benchmarks for the future to make sure there is never another Lakanal House or another Grenfell? The long-term answer is for clearer guidance and legislation, if necessary, to enable the whole supply chain to make decisions which are compliant when choosing products. In the meantime, with the Grenfell inquiry projected to go on during 2019, what is the benchmark?The development of LSZH materials was accelerated following the King’s Cross Underground disaster in which 31 people died Cables With LSZH Materials We have standards through British Standards (BS) and testing regimes which cables should meet to validate that they meet these standards with approvals from various industry bodies including BASEC and LPCB. At AEI Cables, we have developed our Total Fire Solutions range of cables and accessories for all fire safety applications, incorporating Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) features. Traditional PVC cables which produce vast amounts of dense black smoke, toxic fumes and acid gas when exposed to fire, bring an added danger to people who may be caught in the fire. Cables which incorporate LSZH materials emit very little of these substances. In a real fire situation, the cables will enable the fire and rescue services to find and evacuate people and help to protect property Smoke And Noxious Gases Cause More Casualties The development of LSZH materials was accelerated following the King’s Cross Underground disaster in which 31 people died, many of them from toxic fumes. London Underground has banned the use of PVC cables as a result. The adoption of LSZH for cables and other materials is also endorsed by the Building Regulations themselves. According to Part B, referencing fire safety, it says clearly: “The primary danger associated with fire in its early stages is not flame but the smoke and noxious gases produced by the fire. They cause most of the casualties and may also obscure the way to escape routes and exits. Measures designed to provide safe means of escape must therefore provide appropriate arrangements to limit the rapid spread of smoke and fumes.” Helping Fire And Rescue Services The very latest in technology and science, including LSZH materials, offers enhanced fire performance cablingThe very latest in technology and science, including LSZH materials, offers enhanced fire performance cabling, accessories and technical support ensuring critical fire-safety circuits can continue to operate in the event of a real fire from 30 minutes up to 120 minutes. In a real fire situation, these cables will enable the fire and rescue services to find and evacuate people and help to protect property. At the same time, there is still evidence of non-approved cabling still coming onto the market, and we simply cannot compromise quality of these products being used in these applications. Applications include residential and commercial buildings, shopping malls, airports and protected buildings with a track-record ensuring that fire alarms, sprinkler systems, building monitoring and security systems can continue to operate in a fire.
While whole room protection – sprinklers or gas systems – is a common choice, there is an argument for thinking smaller; taking fire detection and suppression down to the equipment, enclosures and even the components where a fire is most likely to start. Traditional Fire Suppression Methods A traditional water-based sprinkler system is the most common form of fire protection found in commercial and industrial buildings. They offer reasonable cost, large area protection for entire facilities, safeguarding the structure and personnel by limiting the spread and impact of a fire. Every square foot of the protected area is covered equally regardless of the contents of the space, whether it’s an empty floor or an object with an increased risk of fire. Sprinklers aren’t always the most appropriate choice. Not all fires are extinguished by water of course, and in some cases, water damage can be just as harmful or even more so than the fire. They are an impractical choice for instance for facilities housing anything electrical, such as data centres and server rooms. There is also the risk of accidental activation, with an estimated cost of up to $1,000 for every minute they are left running. Water damage can be just as harmful or even more so than any fire, so sprinklers may not be appropriate Targeted Supplementary Fire Suppression An alternative method to protect whole server rooms and data centres is gas fire suppression, which either suppresses the fire by displacing oxygen (inert) or by using a form of cooling mechanism (chemical/synthetic). These aren’t without risk; in the case of inert gas, oxygen is reduced to less than 15% to suffocate the fire, but must be kept above 12% to avoid endangering the lives of personnel. Similarly, clean agent gas can be toxic in high doses. There are smaller, focused systems that give the option of highly targeted supplementary fire suppression within fire risk areas. Installing a system directly into the areas most at risk, means that fires can be put out before they take hold and cause serious damage. Both sprinkler and gas systems can contain a fire, but micro-environment or closed space systems are completely automatic, detecting and suppressing the fire so rapidly that activating a sprinkler or gas total flooding system often isn’t necessary. The most popular enclosure fire suppression systems achieve this though the use of a flexible and durable polymer tubing that is routed easily through the tightest spaces. The tubing is extremely sensitive to heat and, because it can be placed so close to potential failure points, detects it and releases the fire suppression agent up to ten times faster than traditional systems. An airline was forced to cancel over 2,000 flights after a “small fire” in one of its data centers Cost-Effective Fire Protection Highly customizable, small enclosure fire suppression is specifically designed to protect business critical spaces and equipment. It is typically used inside machinery like CNC machines, mobile equipment like forklifts and inside server rooms and electrical cabinetry but is suitable for any hazard that’s considered to have an elevated fire risk. Some may question the need or cost-effectiveness of protecting micro-environments. However, examples abound of where fires that have started at component level have gone on to cause damage of the highest magnitude, and the cost of downtime can be crippling to many time-sensitive facilities and processes. An airline was forced to cancel over 2,000 flights in August 2016 when what was described as a “small fire” in one of its data centers ultimately led to a computer outage. The cost of that small fire, and the domino effect that quickly escalated from it, has since been announced as $150m. Admittedly that number is unusually high - the average cost of a data centre outage today is estimated at a more conservative $730,000 – but this is still an expense businesses can ill afford. Preventing Major Losses Staying with the transport industry, newer metros systems have redundant systems in place to prevent interruptions. However, older metro lines, such as the one in New York City, have experienced electrical fires that started small, but grew to such a magnitude that service was affected for months.Older metro lines, such as New York City's, have experience electrical fires that start small but grew exponentially A wind energy customer experienced a fire in a turbine converter cabinet. The loss of the cabinet was valued at over $200,000 and disabled the turbine for six weeks. Following investment in fire suppression systems inside the electrical cabinet, a subsequent fire was detected and suppressed before major damage could be caused. The cost on this occasion was therefore limited to a $25,000 component and downtime was less than two days.Equally - happily - there are also many instances where the installation of small enclosure fire suppression has prevented disaster. In the manufacturing world, CNC machines are valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars and need to be constantly operational to justify the investment. Oil coolant used in the machines can create a flash fire in an instant due to failed components or programming errors. The fact that many of these facilities are run ‘lights out’ with no personnel present further exacerbates the risk. If a fire is not dealt with immediately, the machine will be destroyed; sprinklers don’t react quickly enough for this scenario and would be ineffective. Ensuring Business Continuity One such flash fire occurred inside a protected CNC machine at a machine shop in Iowa. The polymer tubing ruptured within a fraction of a second, releasing the suppression agent and extinguishing the flames. The machine was undamaged and was operational again with a few hours. Contrast this to a previous fire at the same facility in an unprotected machine; it was out of operation for 4 days, costing the business thousands of dollars in downtime In short, fire protection is an essential element of our industrial and commercial environments to ensure both safety and business continuity. However, the nature of that protection is changing, as capacity increases to cost-effectively protect specific areas where fires are most likely to start. Risk mitigation analysis needs to look beyond what has been accepted in the past and find ways to further limit the impact of a small fire using this next level of protection. The benefits can really have a positive effect on the bottom line in the event of fire.