Whether it’s a small enclosure or a large facility, if there is a potential risk of fire, Koetter can custom build a suppression system using Firetrace products to protect your critical machinery and valuable business assets. Don’t take the risk, contact Koetter Fire Protection today and see how we can use Firetrace products to help protect your business.
Indirect Heat Systems By Firetrace
The Firetrace Indirect System uses the Firetrace tube as a fire detection and system activation device, not as the discharge tube. Once the tubing senses the fire, the tube ruptures and the resulting drop in pressure causes the Indirect Valve to activate. This diverts flow from the detection tube to the larger outlet ports. Extinguishing agent is then discharged from the cylinder through the diffuser nozzles, flooding the area in extinguishant and suppressing the fire quickly and thoroughly.
This system is typically used in larger areas that require a high volume of extinguishant to effectively suppress the fire. Multiple diffuser nozzles may be added to meet the application requirements.
Direct Release Low-Pressure (DLP)
The Firetrace Direct Release System utilizes the Firetrace tube as both the detection device and suppressant delivery system. 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 drop in 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.
Firetrace High Pressure CO2 Systems
Make safety a priority with an indirect high-pressure CO2 system. Carbon dioxide is a colorless, odorless, electrically non-conductive gas that is highly effective at suppressing a wide variety of Class A, B, and C fires.
In areas with delicate electronic equipment, such as server rooms and data rooms, and storage areas with potentially combustible materials, sprinkler systems are not the ideal extinguishing agent.
Advantages of Firetrace Products
- Flexible, narrow tubing enables it to be inserted into small narrow spaces
- No electricity required; it will work even in electrical failure
- Virtually no installation limitations
- Simple design reduces maintenance
- Always activates at hottest point of the fire
- Suppresses fire in seconds, minimizing damage
- Quick, simple installation
- Extinguishing agent is site-specific, minimizing damage
- Available extinguishant includes water, foam, dry chemical or clean gas
- Cost-effective and practical vs other extinguishing systems
Other Systems (foam, dry powder, etc)
The extinguishing agents that have been tested and used in Firetrace systems include: FM-200®, ABC powder, BC powder, foam, water, Halotron I, carbon dioxide as well as other specialty agents.