EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS BY WATER
The automatic sprinklers known, as sprinklers are one of the oldest systems known and are designed for the fire prevention in all types of structures, i.e. buildings, the objective of the sprinklers is the automatic control of the fire once it originates, preventing its propagation, and even totally extinguishing it. The sprinklers have been designed based on the type of system where they will be used. Those systems are “Humid Systems” and “Dry Systems”.
Manual Extinguishing with or without own discharge
The fire extinguishing systems by manual means are those that need the human factor for their functioning from the beginning until the end of the extinguishment of the fire or its control. Normally these types of systems are used in small initial stages or in fires that are controllable through this type of manual extinguishing systems.
A hose is a hollow flexible tube designed to carry fluids from one place to another. A fire hose is used by firemen to extinguish fires with water.
The monitors with their nozzles are equipments for fixed or portable systems, designed to fight fires at distances, always sheltering the life of the fireman in action. This type of equipment can be used in fire extinguishing systems based on water or on foam.
The hydrants outdoor networks are elements destined to supply the Fire Departments as well as companies for their protection. They are designed in the outdoors close to the facades of buildings and are used to refrigerate the buildings’ structures, thus avoiding their collapse or a chain reaction to others. They can also be used to control and extinguish fires in external outdoor areas.
CLEAN AGENTS EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS
Clean Agent: The element that extinguishes the fire, not conductive electrically, and in the form of gas or vapor, volatile and that does not leave a residue after its evaporation. - Co2 Systems High pressure - Co2 Systems Low pressure - F.M.-200 Systems - Argonite - Sprayed Water systems - Ecaro 25 - Novec - Inergen Risks and protected equipment:
- Inflammable Liquids.
- Transformers and Motors´ Rooms.
- Computers, Electronics and related equipment Rooms.
- Ships and Marine Systems.
What advantages does the use of NOVEC have? It does not leave residues to clean, and allows the equipment to continue functioning. It has an atmospheric life of 5 days, and does not damage the ozone layer. It has the amplest margin of security due to its low toxicity and combined high efficiency of extinguishing. It is the only extinguishing agent that can be sent by air and recharged in situ, since it behaves like a liquid at room temperature. It is a vertible liquid, low viscosity, easy to handle, and harmless to the people and the environment. It is a fluoridated ketone that does not damage the environment. Its function is based in extinguishing the fire absorbing the calorific energy of the flames, reducing the production of inflammable gases. It is a colorless and odorless agent that it is generally used in situations where water cannot be used extinguishing the fire, since it would damage electronic equipment, places like museums, banks, hospitals etc.
What advantages does the use of INERGEN have? It is a gas designed for fire extinguishing. It has multiple levels of protection: - Fire detection and suppression. - It does not damage your valuable files. - Ample range of applications.