The aerosol fire extinguishing systems produced by Firecom Automotive are based on potassium salts, an effective, economical and absolutely environmentally friendly extinguishing agent. The solid compound - called compound - is contained in aerosol generators: non-pressurized metal containers equipped with devices that allow to trigger the discharge of the compound and to cool the aerosol during dispensing.
Aerosol extinguishing agents offer a unique method of extinguishing fires through a very fine dispersion in the environment. As a result of the energy released by the activator, the solid compound becomes gaseous, resulting in an aerosol that interrupts the combustion chain, without reducing the oxygen present in the environment.
HOW TO USE IT
The action of a potash aerosol fire-fighting system is characterised by a chemical and physical component. Switching off takes place by saturation of the environment.
It manifests itself through the creation of stable chemical bonds between potassium radicals and those produced by combustion, which interrupt the chain. Due to the particular chemical composition of the aerosol, it is able to extinguish fire outbreaks even if not directly sprayed.
It results from the tendency of alkaline salts in the form of aerosols to stratify in the environment effectively hindering the interactions between fuel and combustive. This allows a sufficient inertisation of the same and avoids dangerous restarts of the fire.
Advantages of shutting down aerosols
- does not damage electrical and mechanical equipment
- residues easy to remove
Advantages of the aerosol system
- no overpressure during discharge
- sophisticated design
- ease of maintenance
- cost-effectiveness of the system
WHERE YOU CAN USE
AN AEROSOL EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM?
Electronically controlled fire protection system for the protection of the engine compartment and the pre-heater compartment of buses and minibuses, without cylinders and nozzles. It is easy to install even in retrofit.
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Automatic, without cylinders or nozzles, aerosol systems do not cause damage to the electronic boards. The residues deposited are dry, easy to remove and non-invasive.
Systems designed for the protection of large or small environments, to be installed either individually or in multiple combinations and activated automatically or manually.
Thanks to the dielectric powders, aerosol fire-fighting systems are ideal for extinguishing fires in the presence of medium and low voltage electrical systems, without the risk of short circuit.
Systems specially designed for recreational craft, with protection of engine compartments up to 30 cubic metres. Effective, small in size and light, with RINA approval.
ARCHIVES AND PLACES OF VALUE
Systems designed to prevent damage to paper materials or valuable furniture. The residual dust is dry, easily removable and prevents the re-ignition of the outbreaks.
- UNI ISO 15779:2012 - Fixed firefighting installations. Condensed aerosol extinguishing systems - Requirements and test methods for components and design, installation and maintenance of systems.
- NFPA 2015 - Standards for fixed aerosol fire extinguishing systems. Revision of guidelines for the approval of fixed aerosol fire extinguishers.
- UNI 9795:2013 - Fixed automatic fire alarm detection and signalling systems. Design, installation and operation.
- UNI 11224:2019 - Initial inspection and maintenance of fire detection systems.
- UNI EN 54 - Fire detection and fire alarm systems - Part 1 to 25.
- UNI ISO 7240-19 - Fixed fire detection and fire alarm systems. Part 19: Design, installation, commissioning, maintenance and operation of voice alarm systems for emergency purposes.
- CEI 20-45 - Cables insulated for elastomeric compound, fire resistant, non fire propagating, halogen free (lSOH) with rated voltage U0/U of 0,6/1 kV.
- CEI 20-105 - Fire resistant, flame retardant, halogen free, electric cables with rated voltage 100/100 V for applications in fixed automatic detection and fire alarm systems.
- CEI EN 50200 Test method for the fire resistance of small unprotected cables for use in emergency circuits.
- Decree no. 37 of 22 March 2008 on "Regulations concerning the implementation of article 11-quaterdecies, paragraph 13, letter a) of Law no. 248 of 2 December 2005, reorganising the provisions on the installation of systems inside buildings" has partly modified the documentation to be produced to obtain the fire prevention certificate. Reference: Authorisation letter 'G' of D.M.37/08: fire protection systems.
- UNI 10877-1:2000 Gaseous fire extinguishing systems - Physical properties and system design.
- Ministerial Decree DM 20 December 2012. Technical rule of fire prevention for active fire protection systems installed in activities subject to fire prevention controls.
BUSES AND COACHES VEHICLES
- Regulation No 107 of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UN/ECE) - Uniform provisions concerning the approval of category M2 or M3 vehicles with regard to their general construction [2018/237]
- ISO 16750:2018 Road vehicles - Environmental conditions and testing for electrical and electronic equipment
- Regulation No 10 on electromagnetic compatibility and immunity (EMC) for automotive electronic equipment
- Regulation No 118 of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UN/ECE) uniform technical prescriptions concerning combustion and/or repulsion of fuels or lubricants used in the manufacture of certain categories of motor vehicles [2015/622].
- UNI EN ISO 9094:2017 - UNIT OF SMALL DIMENSIONS - Fire protection. Standards for type approval of fixed aerosol fire extinguishing systems for yachts not exceeding 24 m in length.
-IMO MSC.1/circ 1270 of 4/06/2008 Revision of guidelines for the approval of fixed aerosol fire extinguishing systems equivalent to fixed gas systems, as referred to in SOLAS 74, for machinery spaces.
- Standard UNI 11565:2016 Railway vehicles - Design, installation, validation and maintenance of fire detection and extinguishing systems for railway vehicles - General principles.