Transformer vaults can be found in almost every building and in every industry. They are a critical part of any industrial process, and of any city’s economical activity. However there is also a very high potential for a fire hazard.
The oil they contain and the heat they generate can be the start of the most severe fires and the most difficult to extinguish.
When using standard deluge systems, control of the fire is the only objective. Tremendous amounts of water must be discharged to cool the transformer and contain the flame.
Securiplex FIRE-SCOPE® 2000 water mist system offers a new approach to even the most severe transformer fires. The small water droplets are the ideal means to provide complete extinguishment of such a fire with a minimal amount of water.
- The transformer vault on the left was fitted with 20 nozzles @ 3.2 USGPM to protect the three transformers.
- Nozzles are placed in order to provide full coverage of the transformer surfaces and away from the busbars.
- Requirement : Water = 60gpm Air = 360scfm at 95psi
- Uses up to 20 times less water than conventional systems.
- Limits the environmental impact.
- Extinguishes completely.
- The system uses facility water and air and is equipped with 2 banks of back-up air cylinders.
- The system is controlled by an addressable control panel that communicates with the central control system. The panel is also ready for future vault protection.
SECURIPLEX FIRE-SCOPE® 2000 water mist system used water mist on outdoor transformers to control fire and cool transformers. Pictures show the result of a water mist discharge.
After 30 seconds of discharge.
After 3 minutes of discharge.
Industrial Engines and Generators
In today’s machinery spaces, fires can lead to problems that go beyond loss of life and the loss of the equipment. It can lead to the destruction of a facility or the loss of a vessel. The SECURIPLEX has the approvals that are right for your application, whether it is a self contained or electric driven system, we have systems that protect emergency diesel generators in industrial / commercial applications worldwide for total flooding or local application fire protection through our many installations worldwide. In certain applications, the emergency generator is usually the last line of defense with respect to a power failure. Many facilities, from hospitals, to wireless carriers to major world manufacturers, cannot afford to have their emergency systems damaged during a fire.
The FIRE-SCOPE® 5000 high pressure water mist system (whether in a total flood or local application) will ensure fast extinguishment time with a minimal amount of damage to equipment allowing for quick cleanup and fast turnaround so that you are up and running again as quickly as possible. The FIRE-SCOPE® 5000 nozzle is constructed in materials that are the most corrosion resistant in the industry. Manufactured out of stainless steel and titanium allow, it is the highest quality nozzle in the world today. In addition to the many benefits that a water mist system offers, all of SECURIPLEX’s products require no additives! Some of the key features of water mist in machinery spaces is that they system is designed to extinguish even the most severe fires including pressurized spray fires, engine oil fires and turbine bearing fires. If you have regular 100 PSI plant air or water available, we also have the FIRE-SCOPE® 2000 low pressure in hybrid or self-contained versions available. The FIRE-SCOPE® 2000 can offer advantages in terms of lower system installation costs depending on system configuration parameters. Some other features include:
- Cooling of hot metal to prevent re-ignition without warping of engine components.
- Scrubs out toxic gases.
- Extremely high cooling capacity of ambient temperature to prevent damage to other equipment in vicinity of fire.
- Maintains high oxygen content in area.
- Easy re-charging procedure whether using our self contained systems or electric drive versions. Just pour in water!
The SECURIPLEX water mist systems are the solution when life cycle costs are a consideration, in addition to safe and effective fire protection. These systems are the most cost effective solution over the service life of the system. Usually, it takes just one discharge from an FM-200 or other type of system to make the upfront cost of installing a competing fire protection system cost inhibitive. Whether you are looking for an FM approved, ABS/USCG certified or even a Navy tested system, we have the experience and the approvals that are required to meet any challenge you have in any size space. We have specialized equipment that can take advantage of a regular pneumatic supply or a regular water supply whether you need an electric drive version or a self-contained system (PPU).
Our systems are approved to international standards such as FM5560, IMO MSC/Circ. 913 and IMO MSC/ Circ. 1165.