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The ANSUL JET-X High-Expansion Foam Generator range from TYCO FIRE SUPPRESSION & BUILDING PRODUCTS [TFS&BP], a business unit of Tyco International Ltd., is fast establishing its effectiveness for both total flooding and local application firefighting across a broad spectrum of Class A and Class B [Class B and Class C in Europe, Australia and Asia] fires hazards. This includes high-hazard high-risk applications such as aircraft hangers and flammable liquid stores, gas turbine generators and transformer rooms, hazardous waste storage facilities and ships’ holds and engine rooms. Specific models are also proving their reliable efficiency in controlling Liquefied Natural Gas [LNG] fires. This is because the ANSUL JET-X High-Expansion Foam Concentrate blocks heat feedback from the flames to the LNG thereby reducing the vaporization rate. It also reduces vapour concentrations downwind from unignited LNG and other hazardous low-boiling-point gaseous products, such as ammonia spills. Among its many firefighting and end user benefits, JET-X High-Expansion Foam Generators require only a small amount of water to produce large quantities of expanded foam. In addition to minimising the damage to the structure or its contents, this extremely low water content means that high-expansion foams can be used in and around many types of electrical equipment, as has been confirmed by tests conducted by the world-renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT]. The potential for hazardous run-off is also significantly reduced.Add to Compare
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Tyco will launch FireClass 501 panel, i-Flow inert gas system, 42bar SAPPHIRE system and AquaMist range Tyco Fire Protection Products will be exhibiting its latest innovations at this year’s FIREX International 2013 in Birmingham. New products launched into the fire detection, suppression and protection markets include the FireClass 501 addressable panel, i-Flow inert gas system, 42bar SAPPHIRE system and the launch of the re-engineered AquaMist range. Launching at the show will be the FC501, the latest FireClass addressable fire detection solution for small systems. Designed to be easy to install and use, the FC501 combines the simplicity of a conventional system with the benefits of addressable digital technology at a price point for less complex applications such as small factories and warehouses, schools and hotels. The FC501 addressable technology saves installers valuable time and is cost effective, with no need for a handheld device to test or programme the system. It enables end users to pinpoint an incident fast and control the system remotely for ultimate ease of use. The i-Flow technology system uses inert gases to extinguish fires in commercial and industrial applications and is one of the safest and most natural extinguishing methods with minimal impact on the environment. Its cylinder racking design concept offers architects flexibility and adaptability when systems have to be installed in tight spaces and it also provides cost benefits due to lower venting requirements. i-Flow features patented technology and incorporates three innovations working together: the i-Flow valve, the i-Flow check valve and the matrix cylinder racking design. The i-Flow valve regulates the flow and eliminates the peak pressure spike associated with conventional orifice systems. VdS approved, the i-Flow valve limits the output pressure, even in the event of a discharge occurring against a closed distribution valve, making it one of the safest valves on the market. Also launching at the show is a higher pressure 42bar SAPPHIRE system, the latest addition to Tyco Fire Protection Product’s award winning SAPPHIRE range of gaseous fire suppression systems. The latest system is designed to work at pressures of 42 bar, offering greater flexibility than the conventional 25 bar system and the ability to reduce pipe sizes and provide a more cost-effective solution. Installers now have the opportunity to protect multiple areas from a single point offering a space-saving solution, as well as the possibility of more remote storage container locations. Tyco Fire Protection Products will additionally be showcasing its latest innovation in water and engineered fire suppression with AquaMist. AquaMist fire suppression system uses enhanced Watermist technology to deliver small droplets into a protected space during fire conditions. There are three systems within the portfolio that are suitable for a variety of applications. The fine mist generated following operation is designed to limit fire growth at an early stage and to significantly reduce the amount of water required without any detrimental effect on fire fighting capability. As the system uses just water, there is no adverse effect on the environment. Jan Schumer, territory manager, UK, Ireland and Africa at Tyco Fire Protection Products comments: “We are very pleased to be exhibiting at FIREX International 2013. It is a key industry event and an ideal opportunity to connect with our customers. Our product innovations demonstrate our ongoing commitment to providing sustainable solutions that draw on the latest technology and representatives will be available on stand to share knowledge and offer technical expertise and engineering support. We look forward to meeting visitors at the show.”
ANSUL R-102 features minimum and maximum piping restraints and minimum and maximum temperature limitations Tyco Fire Protection Products is taking the lead in commercial kitchen and restaurant fire protection solutions with its ANSUL R-102 Restaurant Fire Suppression System, protecting more food service kitchens than any other brand. Since introducing automatic fire suppression into restaurants in 1962, the ANSUL brand has developed to represent the pinnacle in engineering and materials technology. The R-102 Restaurant Fire Suppression System continues to be the number one fire protection solution across the world for hotels, restaurants, fast food outlets, food courts, hospitals, nursing homes, schools and other food service kitchens. ANSUL R-102 is a pre-engineered, wet chemical, cartridge operated system tested for fire extinguishment in worst case scenarios, with minimum and maximum piping restraints and minimum and maximum temperature limitations. The system has been performance tested under these strict controls and is certified to meet UL300 and LPS1223 approvals. The advantage of the ANSUL R-102 fire suppression system lies in its ability to quickly detect and extinguish a fire whether it starts from an appliance, a plenum or a duct. Using ANSULEX liquid fire suppressant, an advanced wet chemical agent, to extinguish grease and cooking oil fires, the ANSUL R-102 system rapidly knocks down flames and cools hot surfaces whilst generating a robust, vapour securing blanket that helps prevent reflash. The ANSULEX agent is also easy to clean-up and can usually be cleaned from appliances and kitchen areas within 2-4 hours, ensuring minimum business disruption and down-time. Tyco Fire Protection Products currently offers its ANSUL R-102 system in two designs – appliance-specific, which targets individual appliances to reduce the fire hazard risk, and also an overlapping design, where the fire suppression nozzles provide a fire-free zone. Design and specification guidance is provided by Tyco Fire Protection Products’ network of fully trained distributors who will take into account the requirements for each individual system. ANSUL R-102 complies with UL300 and ULC standards and carries MEA, ABS and CE approval, ensuring customers can be confident in a reliable, safe and robust fire suppression system. Chris Prideaux, UK Business Development Manager for the ANSUL R-102 systems comments: “Through our network of fully trained and audited distributors, ANSUL R-102 currently protects 95% of the industry’s top 100 restaurant chains across the world. A 2003 report by the National Fire Protection Association in the US found that over 40% of fires caused within eating and drinking establishments were from cooking equipment, so the need for active fire protection and suppression has never been greater. 1 in 5 businesses suffer a major disruption every year, with 80% either never re-opening or having to close within 18-months. “Our system offers customers reassurance that their business is protected 24 hours a day from the serious damage caused by kitchen fires and ensures that in the event of a fire, they will be back up and running as soon as possible with the minimum amount of disruption.”
Tyco's integrated offering is morefocused on the environment Tyco Fire Suppression & Building Products [TFS&BP], a business unit of Tyco International Ltd., showcased its latest innovations at Interschutz in a greatly expanded offering that enables the business to provide unrivalled integrated fire safety and building mechanical solutions globally across commerce and industry. While several key new products were spotlighted for the first time in Europe, TFS&BP also used Interschutz to announce that its SKUM brand, which in the past 75 years has become a world leader in foam systems hardware, is to add the full range of Towalex foam concentrates to its portfolio to transform the brand into a truly end-to-end solutions provider for commercial and industrial markets. It also unveiled plans to launch a number of new SKUM concentrates later in the year that will make significant changes to the global foam concentrate landscape. These new leading-edge SKUM foam concentrates will include the SKUM Towalex 3x3AP that has been described as a truly viable alternative to fluorine-based and fluorine-free based foam concentrates. It is a non-fluorine product based on novel performance chemicals providing high performance at minimal environmental impact and low toxicity. Other new SKUM foam concentrates are the SKUM Towalex ARC 1x1 concentrate that can be used with any type of discharge equipment without having to resort to any modifications, and the new detergent-based, UL-listed Meteor P+ high-expansion foam concentrate. Both are suitable to fight Class A and Class B [Class B and Class C in Europe, Australia and Asia] fires. The new products on show at Interschutz also included the Tyco Fire Products Ultra Low Flow [ULF] Aquamist watermist system, the innovative G-Press Piping System – the latest enhancement to the extensive Grinnell grooved piping products offering – and the Ansul JET-X High-Expansion Foam Generator. They were on show alongside a broad cross-section of other Tyco top-performing water-based, foam and chemical fire suppression solutions, including the market leading Hygood Sapphire environmentally acceptable and sustainable fire suppression system. The Tyco stand also featured the latest SKUM foam hardware and proportioning systems. The new Tyco ULF Aquamist suppression system is being heralded as a complete fire protection solution, with several significant installer and end user benefits. Compared with other watermist systems, it uses less water more effectively, reduces pipe sizes, cuts installation costs and minimises clean-up and water damage. The system offers the ease, simplicity, dependability and high-performance fire suppression of conventional sprinkler systems with the added benefit of using nearly 70 percent less water. Tyco ULF Aquamist utilises small-droplet water technology without the high water pressures and exotic components required by some watermist systems. Grinnell G-Press Piping System brings a number of innovative features that, until now, have not been available for sprinkler fire protection installations and satisfies the market's growing demand for quicker, more precise sprinkler pipe installation and the increasing expectation of improved site safety and security. The system requires only a press tool to complete the installation, and takes up far less space than traditional threaded, welded or flanged systems. Another bonus is that it is up to 50 percent lighter when compared with traditional threaded piping systems. The Ansul Jet-X High-Expansion Foam Generator requires only a small amount of water to generate large quantities of expanded foam. In addition to minimising the damage to the structure or its contents, this extremely low water content means that high-expansion foams can be used in and around many types of electrical equipment. The potential for hazardous run-off is also significantly reduced. It is water motor powered and does not require electrical power.