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Pre-engineered systems with thermo-sensitive tubing

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Applications


Control and power panels, relays, data centers;
Chemical e biomedical (hoods, storages of chemicals materials, labs);
Heavy machinery (forklifts, computer numerical control machinery, washing machinery);
Manufacturing (Milling machines, Electro-discharge machining, robotic welding);
Vehicles (busses);
Isolated installations ( TV receivers and transmitters, radios);
Shelvings


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Systems with thermo-sensitive tubing are simple and effective systems of detection and extinguishing fires. The effectiveness of these systems derives from an innovative high-tech polymer tubing, which breaks when exposed to flames.

Polymer tubing is connected to the storage cylinder and allows the discharge of the extinguishant within the protected volume

Depending on mechanisms of detection and discharge, these systems are divided into two sub-categories:

  • DIRECT: the polymer tubing works either as detector and distribution line of the extinguishant. Flame exposure causes tubing rupture in the point which is nearest to flame. Gas is discharged through the tubing itself, which is connected to pressurized storage cylinder

  • INDIRECT: polymer tubing works only as a detector; when it breaks, a counter-pressure valve opens and the gas is released through a metal pipeline (copper, brass or stainless steel) which connects the cylinder to discharge nozzles


The advantages


  • Fully automatic and autonomous activation, no power supply is needed
  • Protection of areas which are inaccessible with a traditional gas-based system, thanks to a flexible hi-tech polymer tubing
  • Linear and continuous detection along the tubing, no need for other detection devices
  • Fire is suppressed in few seconds and damages are minimised
  • High reliability
  • Compatibility with different extinguishing gases (CO2, HFC227ea, HFC125, etc)
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Easy and quick to install


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