Fire Suppression Systems for Airports...

Airports are busy complex places and are an important element of the UK’s economy. Millions of people pass through them every year and ensuring that they operate without any disruptions and that passengers and airport staff are safe is critical.

Firetrace offers a fully automatic, standalone fire protection system for the most important areas in an airport, including battery charging rooms, backup generators, escalators and lifts, fuel stores and baggage carousels. Firetrace’s unique fire suppression system can also be fitted to a wide range of airport vehicles, such as baggage trucks, freight loaders, passenger buses and refuelling tenders.

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The Firetrace Solution

Firetrace has developed a range of Automatic Fire Suppression Systems suitable for the protection of the many different areas in an airport. The systems use our unique patented (is it still patented?) linear detection tubing which is installed throughout the risk areas making it ideal for airport equipment protection.

This tubing can not only swiftly and accurately detect a fire but also extinguish it before it can damage adjoining components. The 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.

Airport support vehicle with Firetrace fitted.

So How Does it Work?

Once the detection tubing is installed, it is pressurised with nitrogen, which has the effect of holding the extinguishant safely inside 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.


On larger applications when the tube ruptures the extinguishant is rapidly discharged directly on to the fire via dedicated plumbed diffusers.
A switch can also be 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/or raise an alarm

Airport fire engine at Teeside Airport with Firetrace's suppression system fitted to it.

Why Choose Firetrace?

Firetrace is an affordable automatic fire suppression system that can be easily fitted to a wide range of equipment. You can be confident of our system's quality since it is certified to meet the ISO 9001:2015 standard and also carries the CE mark. Firetrace is also recommended by many major insurance companies and is LPCB accredited.

Using only small quantities of extinguishant, without complicated electronic components, Firetrace automatic fire suppression systems can be fitted in convenient locations on the plant or machinery. This includes retrofitting for equipment currently in use.

Read our success stories to find out how our systems have quickly reacted to fire and put it out at the source, saving expensive equipment from being damaged and put out of action.

West Midlands Company escaped disaster with Firetrace.

Firetrace’s Automatic Fire Suppression system saved a precision turned parts manufacturer in Ludlow.

WHY FIRETRACE WERE CONTACTED

In January 2018 Firetrace installed an Automatic Fire Suppression System to a CNC machine for protection whilst working unattended. However, only two months later Firetrace were contacted after a member of staff had witnessed the system deploy and machine shutdown.

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How We Deliver

Our fire suppression system design and technical team have many years experience in designing systems to suit specific applications.

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