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power-to-close type (solenoid is under power in aircraft hangars. pneumatic. One of the most popular in the industry is: Water supplies for deluge systems shall be of flow capacity and pressure capable of maintaining foam or water discharge Pneu-Electric Actuation . when the deluge valve The Inbal Deluge Valve is designed to allow for a variety of opens. Thus.In the design of the through a deluge valve which is closed when in set position. smoke. water flows into the piping system and are effectively used only in the areas which are still under discharges from all open sprinklers and/or nozzles in the emergency conditions. the use of selected water line pressure level. besides simultaneously generates and distributes foam. and by provision of adequate supplies of Electric Actuation . flame.A combination of pneumatic and or both. as the name implies. Wolverhampton WV6 8QT. E. atmospheric pressure. regardless of the suitable foam-solution densities.mail: inbal @ inbalvl. at the design rate for the required period of discharge. The deluge valve will close only if operational conditions. period of time. A supplemental detection system is Remote Resetting . water spray or foam. To reduce operation time. remote and/or local manual operation. Magisco Inbal Valves Ltd. costly than Hydraulic Actuation. are intended to deliver Hydraulic actuation is the simplest and least expensive large quantities of water over a large area in a relatively short release system. paint and varnish set position). Local Resetting . priority was given to fast There is no water in the sprinkler system pipe. In addition. Inbal Deluge Valves are available for: Besides the types of deluge valves included in this book. automatic actuation. discharge devices.United Kingdom. Deluge Systems A Deluge System is a sprinkler piping system employing the Local Resetting procedure. besides automatic actuation. or aqueous film forming foam Hydraulic Actuation . is exercised. damage is likely to occur in a relatively short period of time. practical. Tettenhall. or from other causes in the protected area. The over the entire area. petrochemical plants. Deluge systems are suitable for facilities that Pneumatic Actuation . provided in the protected area. A manual emergency valve can provide. fluoroprotein.com March 2000 / F03-01-01-002 . The releasing device of the deluge valve to discharge foam or water in case of normally consists of a solenoid valve. maintained position from the last control signal of a ! Control of fire to allow controlled burning of flammable millisecond duration). reset. and it is at and easy reset after testing or emergency operation. water flows into the piping system. Foam concentrate detection and release systems: [protein. the Deluge Systems are used for the purpose of: Inbal Pneumatic Actuators are designed for operation at a ! Extinguishing fire in the protected area by discharging minimal pressure drop of the dry pilot line. Since deluge systems produce a large Inbal Deluge Valve will open either by operation of the dry volume of water.The Inbal Deluge Valve can be remotely provided throughout the same area as the sprinkler system. When the to be fire extinguished or cooled. an optional accelerator may be considered.Once the deluge valve operates. under pressure. The remote resetting enables quick resetting from the The deluge valve is operated manually or automatically by control panel or control room for areas which no longer need actuation of the detection and release systems. 28 High St. the water resources deluge valve opens. Local resetting Inbal Deluge Valve. considered). connected to a water supply Inbal Deluge Valve in use. A remote manual electric operation and combustible materials where extinguishment is not and local hydraulic manual operation are normally included. Installation and maintenance are usually more protection of most flammable liquid hazards. a proper drainage system should be pilot line or the electric detection system. However. remote and/or local manual Foam-water deluge systems are especially applicable in the operation. A pressure control added feature is available on each of the actuation types (see section F06). functioning as a thermal detecting and a these systems are used for situations in which thermal releasing device. Fax: + 44-1902-561-113.The electric detection system consists of air-water at sufficient pressures. system. which could be of accumulation of hazardous materials from spills to afford power-to-open type (a back-up power source may be protection against ignition in such occupancies as garages. A manual emergency valve can provide. or radiative detectors and communicates ! Prevention of fire in the protected area by manual operation electrically with a control panel. and the resulting foam pressure and functions as thermal detecting and releasing solution through all sprinklers and spray nozzles device. applicable to the specific open sprinklers or nozzles.A dry pilot line contains air or gas contain combustible or flammable materials. electric actuation designed as non-interlocked action. Deluge systems. and/or electric actuation arranged as non-interlocked or double interlocked is available. it is there are many other variations as well as customized deluge latched in an open position and will not close even if the valves to answer specific requirements for functional and releasing device closes.Tel: + 44-1902-561-111.A wet pilot line contains water under (AFFF)] is injected into the water. or magnetic latch (impulse) type (self- plants. heat. Exposure protection to reduce heat transfer to Installation and maintenance are usually more costly than neighboring high hazardous areas can be accomplished by hydraulic or pneumatic control. In the foam-water deluge system. Any combination of hydraulic.