The UK statistics show that electricity is still the main source of accidental fires in commercial buildings which can not only cause severe disruption to businesses, but can also be a threat to the buildings and their occupants.
The inability to operate your business after even a small electrical fire can be very costly and in some cases can lead to the loss of both short and long term contracts. This can be far more damaging and the consequential losses are not always fully recoverable from the insurers.
The Firetrace® Solution
These systems use our unique patented linear detection tubing which is installed throughout the panels and cableways. This tubing can not only quickly and accurately detect a fire but also suppress it before it can damage adjacent components.
These systems do not need complex electronic detectors or panels and operate simply using pneumatics.
This alleviates the need for separate power supplies or battery backups and also makes the entire system fail safe with minimal moving parts.
A choice of non-conductive extinguishants are available which will not damage the electrical components or leave a residue. These include Novec 1230 from the 3M company which is both non-toxic and the most environmentally friendly agent currently available.
So how does it work?
Firetrace® electrical fire suppression systems use the patented detection tubing which is installed throughout the enclosure and connected to the cylinder valve. The tubing is then charged with nitrogen and this pressure is utilised to hold back the extinguishant in the cylinder.
Should a high temperature or fire occur then the pressurised tubing will burst and the extinguishant will be deployed directly from the burst hole onto the fire.
This effectively means the fire has formed the discharge nozzle so it is always exactly in the right location.
A switch is also added to the system and is held closed by the pressure. Should the tubing burst or the pressure be lost for any reason then the switch will open and this signal can be used to isolate the power and raise an alarm.
Key Features of Firetrace®
When choosing suppression systems to safeguard technical equipment, effectiveness and affordability both need to be borne in mind.
In terms of effectiveness, Firetrace® offers state-of-the-art protection. Our manufacturing process meets the ISO 9001:2008 standard, while recognition from leading insurance companies is another testament to our quality.
As well as sounding the alarm swiftly, our systems immediately spring into action to tackle any outbreak of fire. In the case of an older style detector attached to the ceiling, sensors only react to the smoke once it has started to spread from the original fire site. Our systems enable a faster response, minimising damage and disruption to your operations.
Testimonials from satisfied customers bear this out, telling how our equipment speedily found an electrical fire in their workplaces and put it out at source, with either no damage or very little.
At the same time as being highly effective, Firetrace® systems are designed to be affordable, avoiding the expense of complex electronic solutions. Also, where the need is to protect equipment which is already in use, retrofitting can be carried out simply, helping to keep down your costs.
In addition to being highly experienced manufacturers of suppression systems, we are expert designers and installers and offer full after-sales care.