Firetrace - The 1st UK valve manufactured fire suppression company to get LPCB approval

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FIRETRACE Ltd is proud to announce that it is the first UK valve manufactured fire suppression system company to have met the requirements to be certified in the new LPCB Standard, LPS1666 for its direct low pressure Novec 1230 system.

The LPCB approval is recognised around the world specifying products for their ability to conform every time. The new standard was developed to verify the performance of direct pneumatic tube based suppression systems and to confirm to potential customers that they are manufactured by an ISO9001 approved manufacturer.
 
To comply with the standard, Firetrace proved its fire suppression system to extinguish fires in small enclosures in the electrical industry using its pneumatic trace detection tubing.
 
Novec 1230 is a non-conductive extinguishant which does not damage electrical components or leave a residue. From the 3M company, Novec 1230 is both non-toxic and the most environmentally friendly agent currently available.
 
SO HOW DOES IT WORK?

Firetrace 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.
 
For more information about the Firetrace LPCB approved Fire Suppression Systems please contact the company on 01473 744090 or email info@firetrace.co.uk

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