HOW DOES FIRETRACE WORK?
Firetrace employs a flexible detection and delivery system called Firetrace Tubing. The tubing is manufactured from specially processed polymer materials to achieve the desired heat detection and delivery characteristics.
The Firetrace Tubing, which is pressurized, is placed within an enclosed area above potential fire hazards and secured in place with fixings provided. Extinguishing mediums can be matched to the particular application. Various system sizes are available.
The Direct Firetrace system discharges the extinguishant directly from the burst hole in the tube, this will be the closest point to the fire, and will allow the fastest extinguishing time and minimum spread of the fire.
The Indirect Firetrace system discharges the extinguishant into the protected area via plumbed diffusers that are initiated by the Firetrace tube bursting.
The Advantages of FIRETRACE
Firetrace automatic fire suppression systems do not need any external energy / power supply. This makes it cost effective as no electrical installation / wiring is required. The Firetrace system is always operative even during energy break down. The various methods of installation of the Firetrace automatic detection tube allow adaptation to almost any object or fire risk that requires protection.
The Firetrace automatic detection tube should be considered as a lineal heat / flame detector. When the temperature is increased to above 120°C or the Firetrace automatic detection tube is touched by a flame the tube bursts and initiates the diffusion of the extinguishing medium.
The simple design of the Firetrace automatic fire suppression system allows for a minimum of maintenance work. There is a greatly reduced risk of malfunction because there are virtually no moving parts, which reduces the risk of false alarms. The Firetrace automatic detection tube is capable of working even when contaminated with oil, dust and debris as long as the contamination will allow heat to pass through to the tube.
The maintenance of Firetrace automatic fire suppression systems is necessary to ensure system reliability, and the periodic discharge requirements are comparable with standard portable fire extinguisher. In comparison to traditional automatic fire suppression systems Firetrace is inexpensive to install and because of the simple design it does not require specialist equipment or highly trained installers.
Vibrations or similar disturbances minimally affect the Firetrace automatic fire suppression system since there are no mechanical function mechanisms or electric contacts, unlike traditional higher cost systems.
Continuous development and testing of Firetrace components enables us to offer BAM approved High Pressure Firetrace systems, suitable for C02 and all other high-pressure applications. It should be noted that any automatic, remote or high-risk installation should have automatic fire protection. Firetrace has the ability to provide this automatic protection. The examples of areas that could benefit from a Firetrace installation are vast and virtually unlimited.
PATENTED DETECTION TUBING
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.
Fume Cabinets and Laboratory Equipment
Motor Vehicle Protection
AUTHORISED DISTRIBUTORS FOR FIRETRACE
Castle Fire Ltd are authorised distributors for the Firetrace systems. Our fully factory trained specialists will your premises to survey and design a system that willl fully meet your specific requirements. We offer a full refilling and maintenace package to all our clients.