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Direct Release Systems

Direct Release Low-Pressure (DLP) Fire protection systems from Firetrace keep your equipment safe
Firetraces fire protection direct release systems utilize the Firetrace tube as both the detection device and
suppressant delivery. As the fire begins, the portion of the tube nearest the point where the most heat is
detected ruptures, forming an effective spray nozzle.
The pressure will then drop as the Firetrace tube releases the entire contents of the cylinder through the
distribution nozzle to effectively suppress the fire. More than one Firetrace tube can be used enabling the
system to cover more area. Our fire suppression systems are critical for safety and protecting your valuable
equipment.

Indirect Release Systems

Protect your facility with Indirect Release Low-Pressure (ILP) fire protection systems from Firetrace
Firetraces fire protection indirect release systems use the Firetrace Tube as a Fire Detection and System
Activation device, not as the discharge tube.

Once the tubing senses the fire, it then ruptures resulting in a drop of pressure causing the Indirect Valve to
activate. This diverts flow from the detection tube to the larger outlet ports.
Then the fire suppression system kicks in the Extinguishing Agent is discharged from the cylinder through the
diffuser nozzles, flooding the area in a proprietary mix of fire extinguishing chemicals, effectively suppressing
the fire quickly and thoroughly.
This system is typically used in larger areas that require a high volume of Extinguishing Agents, to effectively
suppress the fire.
Multiple diffuser nozzles may be added to meet the specific application requirements.

High-Pressure Systems

Make safety a priority with Co2 fire suppression from Firetrace Indirect High-Pressure (IHP)

he Firetrace Indirect CO2 fire suppression system uses the Firetrace Tubing as a Fire Detection and System
Activation Device, not as the discharge tube.
Once the tubing senses the fire, the tube then ruptures and the resulting drop in pressure causes the Indirect
Valve to activate. Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is then discharged from the cylinder through a fixed piping network
and out of the diffuser nozzles, flooding the area with agent and suppressing the fire quickly and thoroughly*.
Multiple diffuser nozzles may be added to meet the application requirements.
CO2 (carbon dioxide) is a colorless, odorless, electrically non-conductive gas that is highly effective at
suppressing a wide variety of Class A, B and C fires. A high-pressure systems CO2 discharge penetrates all areas
within a protected enclosure in seconds, lowering the level of oxygen below the point at which combustion
occurs. A CO2 discharge leaves behind no residue, eliminating the need for agent clean up and helping reduce
downtime.
*Always use caution when considering a CO2 fire protection system as the protected areas must NEVER be
occupied by a person or persons. Even small amounts of CO2 can be harmful or fatal if inhaled.
The Difference Between Direct and Indirect Firetrace Fire Suppression Systems

DIRECT LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS


A Direct Low Pressure Firetrace System suppresses the fire before it has time to take hold. Our Unique
Pneumatic Detection Tubing is routed around the risk area.
When the temperature reaches 120C or the Detection Tubing is touched by a flame, the Detection Tubing
bursts and the extinguishing agent is expelled through the burst.
Because we design our systems against the specific risk environment, not only will our system extinguish the
fire, we also have enough extinguishing agent to inert the area to avoid re-ignition.
We recommend connecting our volt free pressure switches to the systems that will cut the power source and/or
activate an alarm in the event of activation.

INDIRECT LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS


Our Indirect Low Pressure Firetrace System suppresses the fire before it has time to take hold. Our Unique
Pneumatic Detection Tubing is routed around the risk area.

When the temperature reaches 120C or the Detection Tubing is touched by a flame, the Detection Tubing
bursts and the extinguishing agent is expelled through plumbed diffuser nozzles located around the risk area.
This not only suppresses the fire, but inerts the area to prevent re-ignition due to its design.

Like the Direct Low Pressure system, we recommend connecting a volt free pressure switch to cut the power
source and/or activate an alarm in the event of activation.