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ProInert®
Installation Section
System Installation Section
NFPA 2001 Standard for Clean Agent Fire
Extinguishing Systems

Fike’s ProInert™ Design, Installation and


Maintenance Manuals

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System Installation Instructions

The Following steps will be reviewed, in order


throughout the Installation Section

Step 1: Confirm the cylinder location and mount the cylinder rack
and manifold supports.
Step 2: Position the cylinders in the racking.
Step 3: Secure the cylinders and mount the manifold.
Step 4: Fit the discharge bend assemblies to the manifold.
Step 5: Install and test the discharge pipe network.
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System Installation Instructions
The Following steps will be reviewed, in order
throughout the Installation Section
Step 6: Remove and retain the valve protection caps and valve
outlet caps.
Step 7: Remove and retain the Pressure Gauge blanking plug.
Step 8: Install the Pressure Gauge.
Step 9: Remove and retain the plug from the valve actuation port.
Step 10: Install the UVO, connect the Actuation hoses to each
cylinder valve and install Relay Actuator if appropriate. (Do NOT
fit to the valves until the system is fully commissioned.)
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System Installation Instructions

Steps 1 thru 3: Cylinder, Racking and Discharge


Manifold Pipe Installation

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Cylinder Mounting Instructions

• NFPA 2001 Requires that all


Containers (including the Actuator
cylinder) be installed in areas where
they are Protected from Vibration,
Harsh Chemicals, Weather and other
Physical Damage (This includes
indirect exposure to heat, humidity
and moisture)
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Cylinder Mounting Instructions
IMPORTANT:
• Listed Ambient Temperature Range
- 4°F to +120°F (- 20°C to +49°C)
• Look for both “direct” and “indirect”
heat sources (sunlight, exhaust
airflow, ambient heat build-up, etc.)
• Cylinders can discharge even when
installed within acceptable Ambient
Temperature range due to direct heat
sources!!
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Cylinder Mounting Instructions
IMPORTANT:
• Even small temperature changes can affect cylinder
pressure!

• IG-541 shown

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Cylinder Mounting Instructions
NOTE:
• The pressure difference for a 300 Bar cylinder of
IG-541 at 30°F and 90°F is over 750 psi!

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Cylinder Mounting Instructions

Safety Disc

• Installing cylinders in direct sunlight or inside


non air-conditioned enclosures can result in
cylinder venting through safety disc due to over-
pressurization!!
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Cylinder Mounting Instructions

• Cylinders and Actuators must


be Installed in a manner that
permits ease of service
without prolonged down-time.
(this is especially critical
when installing cylinders
more than 2 rows deep in
cylinder racking)

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Cylinder Mounting Instructions

• Cylinder Racking available in


single, double and triple-row
configurations to allow
installation of up to 15
cylinders in a single rack.
• Multiple racks can be used to
accommodate large systems.

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Cylinder Rack Options
RACK CYLINDER ARRANGEMENT (Cylinder qty. per row) TOTAL
ASSEMBLY CYLINDER
PART NO. BACK ROW MIDDLE ROW FRONT ROW QTY.
IG71-081-001 1 - - 1
IG71-081-002 2 - - 2
IG71-081-003 3 - - 3
IG71-081-004 4 - - 4
IG71-081-005 5 - - 5
IG71-082-001 1 1 - 2
IG71-082-002 2 2 - 4
IG71-082-003 3 3 - 6
IG71-082-004 4 4 - 8
IG71-082-005 5 5 - 10
IG71-083-001 2 2 2 6
IG71-083-002 3 3 3 9
IG71-083-003 4 4 4 12
IG71-083-004 5 5 5 15
IG71-084-001 4 3 - 7
IG71-084-002 5 4 - 9
IG71-085-001 5 5 1 11
IG71-085-002 5 5 3 13
IG71-085-003 5 5 4 14

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Cylinder Mounting Instructions
• Racking is composed of Unistrut, threaded rod and
special clamps designed to secure the cylinders in
an upright position.

Front Support

Rear Support

Clamp Rod
Double-Row
Configuration shown
Cylinder Mounting Hardware
Rear Bar (P1000)
Hex Nut & Washer
(1/2-13UNC)
Rod w/ Protective Sleeve

Hex Nut and Coupler


(1/2-13UNC)

End Cap

Channel Nut w/ Spring


(1/2-13UNC)
Hex Bolt & Washer
Flat Plate
(1/2-13UNC)
(P1064)
Front Bar (P3300)
End Cap

Rack Assembly IG71-082-001 Shown for reference


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Cylinder Mounting Instructions
• Cylinder rack rear support rail
must be secured to a load
bearing wall or appropriate
structural member
Rear Support

Clamp Rod

Double-Row 17
Configuration shown
Cylinder Mounting Instructions

• Special attention must be


paid to floor loading when
utilizing multiple cylinders in
a single bank.
• A filled cylinder with attached
discharge hose weighs
approx. 350 lbs. / 160 kg)

Double-Row
Configuration shown
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Cylinder Mounting Instructions
A 11.25” (285.75 mm)
B 65” (1651 mm)
C 69” (1753 mm)

• Cylinders MUST be mounted


in the upright position.
• Dimensions shown are
approximate.

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Manifold Support Hardware

Manifold Brackets are available for the


following cylinder configurations:
• Single-Row
• Double-Row
• Triple-Row

Bracket consists of a wall mounting


bracket with a Unistrut channel arm
and optional Floor Mount kits. Material
finish is Hot-Dipped, Galvanized.
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Manifold Support Hardware

P/N 02-11883, 1 row deep


P/N 02-11884, 2 rows deep
P/N 02-11885, 3 rows deep

• Two manifold brackets are used to support overhead


manifold piping, spanning 1 to 5 cylinders wide.
• Single row bracket accommodates 1 horizontal pipe run.
• Double row brackets accommodates 2 horizontal pipe runs.
• Triple row brackets accommodates 3 horizontal pipe runs.

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Manifold Support Hardware
• Manifold Support Assemblies Manifold Bracket

include:Manifold Mounting Support


Part No. Qty. Description
Tee Plate
02-4229 1 Post Base
IG71-0191 1 Unistrut Channel (86” long)
Unistrut
As noted 1 Manifold Bracket Channel
(86”)
02-4230 6 1/2” Hex Bolt Tee Plate
02-4373 12 1/2” Flat Washer
02-4372 6 1/2” Lock Washer
C02-1209 6 1/2” Nut
02-4233 2 Tee Plate
Post Base
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Manifold Support Hardware
“A

• Manifold Support ”

Assemblies include (1)


Manifold Bracket each:
Manifold Mounting Support
Assembly Item 3 Length
80” to 83”
Part No. Part No. “A” (2 to 2.1 m)
54”
IG71-065-1 02-11883 12” (0.38m) (1.4 m)

IG71-065-2 02-11884 18” (0.68m) 24”


IG71-065-3 02-11885 30” (0.99m) (0.6 m)

• Rail heights as indicated


Floor
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Manifold Installation
• Manifold configuration and pipe sizes to be in
accordance with ProInert Flow Calculations

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Manifold Installation
• Manifold Safety Disc required to relieve
pressure in the event of a “closed” piping
manifold (i.e. Check Valve or Selector Valve)

IG71-076
(1/2” NPT)

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Manifold Installation
• IG71-240, Optional Wintergreen
Odorizer may be installed on
pipe network prior to any stop
valves or selector valves to
provide Wintergreen scent in
the event of a discharge
• Must be installed in the upright
position!

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Manifold Installation
• Post activation Reload Kit: IG71-241
(Consists of items 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 & 10)
Manifold Installation

• IG71-202, Discharge
Pressure Switch may be
installed on piping network
prior to any stop valves or
selector valves to provide
positive pressure indication
during discharge
Manifold Installation
• 1/4” NPT pressure
connection
• Use 1/4”, Schedule 40 pipe,
stainless steel tubing or
high pressure rated hose
• Reset plunger on top of unit
(push down to reset after
system activation)
System Installation Instructions
Step 4, Discharge Bend Installation

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Discharge Bend Installation
• Discharge Bends required to make
connection between valve outlet and
piping manifold.

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Discharge Bend Installation
• Maintain smooth bend. Avoid sharp bends or kinks.
• Check Valve REQUIRED for final manifold connection.
• BSP version available as needed.

1” NPT Manifold Connection

1” NPT Check Valve

R5/8 to ISO 7-1 Connection

Discharge Bend

G5/8 to ISO 228-1 Female


Check Valve Rc5/8 to ISO 7-1 Female
Swivel Connection
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Discharge Bend Installation

• Check Valve must be installed in the upright position


• Do not remove Check Valve when removing Cylinders
for service

Check Valve installed in


the Up-Right position

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System Installation Instructions

Step 5, Discharge Pipe and Nozzle Installation

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Pipe Network Installation Instructions
• All Pipe and Fittings must conform to Requirements
outlined in NFPA 2001
• All Pipe and Fittings must have a Minimum Design
Working Pressure of 870 psig
• Refer to ASME B31.1, Power Piping Code
• Refer to Pipe Table inside the Installation Section of
the ProInert Manual
• Cast Iron Pipe, Steel Pipe Conforming to ASTM A120
or Non-Metallic Pipe Shall Not Be Used

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Pipe Network Installation Instructions
The following pipe types and configurations
are acceptable:
• Sch. 40 Threaded • Sch. 80 Threaded
• Sch. 40 Welded • Sch. 80 Welded

Refer to the pipe table in the Fike ProInert


Installation Manual for an expanded listing of
acceptable pipe types and grades (based on FSSA
Pipe Design Handbook)
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Pipe Network Installation Instructions

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Pipe Network Installation Instructions

• Clean (swab) pipe internally after preparation and


before installation with non-flammable cleaner to
clear any cutting debris and oil residue.
• Pipe shall be blown clear after installation and prior
to nozzle installation to remove any chips, scale or
metal shavings.

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Pipe Network Installation Instructions

• Teflon tape or joint


compound on male threads.

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Pipe Network Installation Instructions
• In general, grooved fittings are NOT acceptable due
to 870 psig requirement.
• To qualify, fittings must have a UL listing for use in
fire protection at the minimum design working
pressure of 870 psig.
• Many grooved fittings are “rated” for 1000 psig but
are de-rated by UL when used for fire protection and
therefore are not UL listed for use in fire protection
systems at 870 psig.

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Pipe Network Installation Instructions
• Reducing tees are acceptable, provided
that nominal tee size is equal to the
inlet pipe size.
• Pipe size reductions may be made by
installing bell reducers directly after the
tee and prior to any fittings.
• Pipe reductions made immediately prior
to a tee are not acceptable.

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Pipe Network Installation Instructions
• Pipe system to be securely supported with allowance
for thrust forces and thermal expansion / contraction.

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Pipe Network Installation Instructions
• Pipe system shall not be subject to mechanical,
chemical, vibration or other damage.
• Galvanized pipe may be used where corrosion of the
pipe network is likely.

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Pipe Network Installation Instructions
• Pipe hangers shall be
spaced at intervals
appropriate for pipe
diameter.

• Table Taken from:


FSSA – PDH-01

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Pipe Network Installation Instructions
• Rigid Bracing required to support the “live-load” of
the piping system during discharge.
• Rigid Bracing required at each directional change,
fitting, tee and nozzle.

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Pipe Network Installation Instructions
• Consult the FSSA Pipe Design Handbook for
additional pipe support details.
• Details taken from FSSA – PDH-01

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Pipe Network Installation Instructions
• System discharge nozzles must be
installed per the system flow calculations
and drawings.
• Nozzles are marked with drill codes to
insure proper installation location.
• Special care must be taken to identify and
address nozzle obstructions which may
not have been present during system
design.

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Gauge Installation Instructions
Steps 6 thru 8: Pressure Gauge Installation

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Gauge Installation Instructions
• All “Primary” Cylinders are fitted
with a Pressure Gauge with Low
Pressure Switch Assembly.
• All “Secondary” Cylinders are
fitted with Pressure Gauge only.
• Gauges are field removable and
can be replaced if necessary.
• Low Pressure Switch to be
monitored by control panel as
“Supervisory” input.
Pressure Gauge with Switch

Pressure Gauge Specifications


IG-55 IG-541
Assy. Part No. 02-13131 (200 bar) 02-14013 (200 bar)
02-14066 (300 bar) 02-14014 (300 bar)
Pressure Connection M10 x 1
2,434 psi/168 bar 2,335 psi/161 bar
decreasing (200 bar) decreasing (200 bar)
Pressure Setting
3,395 psi / 234 bar 3,480 psi/240 bar
decreasing (300 bar) decreasing (300 bar)
Body Material Stainless Steel
Pressure Gauge with Switch

Pressure Gauge Specifications


-40°F to 120°F
Temperature Limits
(-40°C to 49°C)
Single pole, 4.5 to
Contact Rating
24VDC/VAC, 5 100mA
Electrical Connection (2) 18 gauge x 8.5” (0.21 M)
long wire leads
Pressure Gauge with Switch
Pressure Gauge without Switch

Pressure Gauge Specifications


IG-55 IG-541
Assy. Part No. 02-13441 (200 bar) 02-13662 (200 bar)
02-13541 (300 bar) 02-13663 (300 bar)
Pressure Connection M10 x 1
-40°F to 120°F
Temperature Limits
(-40°C to 49°C)
Body Material Stainless Steel
Listings & Approvals UL / FM
Pressure Gauge Installation Instructions
• Pressure Gauge
Assembly includes the
Gauge and O-ring.
• Pressure Gauge 02-13131
shown for reference

IMPORTANT: Do not remove the pressure


gauge until familiar with proper procedure!
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Pressure Gauge Installation Instructions

• Lubricate O-ring with Molycoat 55


or similar prior to installing.
• DO NOT USE TEFLON TAPE!

IMPORTANT: Do not allow lubricant or other


debris to get into small pressure bleed-hole
or cover end of adaptor!
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Pressure Gauge Installation Instructions
• Remove and retain plug from Pressure Gauge Port.
• Hand-tighten assembly until pressure is detected.
• Use flats on rear of gauge to gently wrench tighten up to
one additional turn to align gauge face. (Avoid over-
tightening gauge to prevent valve core damage!!)
• Leak test around the connection
port using snoop or similar.
• If leak is detected, remove
assembly, clean or replace the
O-ring and repeat steps above.
Pressure Gauge Installation Instructions
• When removing the pressure gauge assembly from a
pressurized cylinder, a loud pop will be heard when
trapped pressure is released from Pressure Gauge Port as
the O-ring clears the surface of the Pressure Gauge Port.
• Should a rapid pressure leak
persist after the O-ring “pop” is
heard, the valve core or O-ring
could be damaged. Retighten the
gauge and contact Fike.

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System Installation Instructions

Steps 9 and10: Universal Valve Operator


and Relay Actuator Installation

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Actuator Installation Instructions
• The UVO and Relay Actuators
should be the LAST
components installed on the
system and should only be
installed after the cylinder, pipe,
nozzles and control panel have
been installed and tested.

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Actuator Installation Instructions
• Each UVO and Relay Actuator is
capable of activating 60
subsequent valves.
• 1 UVO can activate 59 ProInert
cylinders and 1 Relay Actuator.
1 Relay Actuator can activate 59
ProInert cylinders and another
Relay Actuator
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UVO Installation Instructions
• The UVO should be test fired and
reset prior to installation (See
Reset Tool use and instructions)
• Test fire UVO both manually and
electrically prior to installation,
resetting the UVO between each
test.
• Connect UVO to releasing circuit
of control panel for electrical firing.
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UVO Reset Instructions
• Do Not attempt to reset the UVO without using the
reset tool provided by Fike – UVO can be damaged
• Tool P/N: 02-14782
• Same tool is used on Clean Agent IVO’s
UVO Reset Instructions

1. Remove UVO from ProInert


Valve
2. Remove Safety Pin and pull the
Manual Strike Button until you
hear it click, indicating the strike
button has reset internally
UVO Reset Instructions
3. Slip the small pin cover over the Firing Pin
4. Place tool around UVO as shown and
squeeze until Firing Pin resets
5. Make sure to replace Retaining Clip before
re-arming!
UVO Installation Instructions
Universal Valve Operator Kit Specs
Supply Voltage 24VDC
Alarm max: 912 mA
SHP Pro
Supervision max: 33.4 mA
Current Consumption
Cheetah Xi / Alarm max: 930 mA
Xi 50 Supervision max: 25.4 mA

Electrical Connection DIN Connector w/ cable & 1/2” NPT conduit connection

DFIA Material Stainless Steel body / Brass end-cap


Temperature Range 32°F to 120°F (0°C to 49°C)
Listings and Approvals UL / ULC / Factory Mutual

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UVO Installation Instructions
• Insure that UVO is in the armed position with the
Firing Pin retracted and safety/retaining pin in
place before installing UVO into the ProInert Valve!

Safety Pin
secured

Firing Pin retracted

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UVO Installation Instructions
• UVO Supervisor (UVOS) is
provided to secure the UVO
into the ProInert Valve!
(replaces the U-Clip that ships
with the cylinder and valve)
• NFPA 2001 Requirement!

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UVO Installation Instructions

Universal Valve Operator Supervisor Specs


Item Description
Part Number 02-14267
Normally Closed (Black)
Switch Normally Open (White)
Common (Red)
.25” I.D. SST Flexible Conduit, 50” Long
Conduit
w/ 1/2” Knockout Connector
Wire Leads 22 AWG, 60” Long
Temperature Range 32°F to 120°F (0°C to 49°C)
Listings and Approvals UL / ULC / Factory Mutual
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UVO Installation Instructions
• SHP Pro UVO Wiring Diagram

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UVO Installation Instructions
• CheetahXi UVO Wiring Diagram
• (Maximum 1 UVO per Releasing Module)

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UVOS Installation Instructions
• SHP Pro Wiring Diagram

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UVOS Installation Instructions
• CheetahXi Monitor Module Wiring Diagram

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UVO Installation Instructions

• Remove Retaining Clip


• Using Reset Tool IG71-0166,
remove the Blank Plug from
the Actuation Port
• Retain Clip and Blank Plug
for future use

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UVO Installation Instructions
• With the Safety Pin in place, insert the UVO into the
ProInert Valve
• Do not force actuator nor push the red button!

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UVO Installation Instructions
• Orientate the UVO as needed
• Secure UVO with UVO Supervisor
• Insert/Secure Safety Pin

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UVO Installation Instructions
• Valve and Cylinder are now “Armed”!

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Relay Actuator Installation Instructions

• The Relay Actuator shall be reset prior


to installation
• (Use Reset Tool IG71-0166)

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Relay Actuator Installation Instructions
• Insure that Relay Actuator is in the armed position
with the Firing Pin retracted before installing into
the ProInert Valve!

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Relay Actuator Installation Instructions

• Remove Retaining Clip


• Using Reset Tool IG71-0166,
remove the Blank Plug from
the Actuation Port
• Retain Clip and Blank Plug
for future use

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Relay Actuator Installation Instructions
• Insert Relay Actuator into ProInert Valve Actuation
Port
• Re-install Retaining Clip

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Relay Actuator Installation Instructions
• Valve and Cylinders are now Armed

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Pneumatic Actuator Installation Instructions
• Pneumatic Actuators are used to actuate all
“secondary” ProInert Cylinders.

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Pneumatic Actuator Installation Instructions
• Each Pneumatic Actuators a flexible hose used to
connect subsequent actuators on multiple cylinder
systems.

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Pneumatic Actuator Installation Instructions

• Remove Retaining Clip


• Using Reset Tool IG71-0166,
remove the Blank Plug from
the Actuation Port
• Retain Clip and Blank Plug
for future use

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Pneumatic Actuator Installation Instructions
• Insure that Pneumatic Actuator
Firing Piston is reset prior to
installing the Pneumatic Actuator.
(utilize Reset Tool IG71-0166 to reset
the piston to proper depth)
• Insert Actuator into ProInert Valve
and secure with Retaining Clip

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Pneumatic Actuator Installation Instructions
IMPORTANT:
• Prior to installing the pneumatic actuator onto the
valve, insure that the actuator firing pin has been
reset utilizing the hollow end of the ProInert Plug
Removal Tool

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Pneumatic Actuator Installation Instructions

• When properly reset, the firing pin


will be slightly recessed

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Pneumatic Actuator Installation Instructions

• Each Pneumatic
Actuator comes with
a hose for
connection to
subsequent
valves/cylinders.

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Pneumatic Actuator Installation Instructions

• Install Vent Assembly w/


Sealing Washer and
Adaptor on last cylinder Pneumatic
Pneumatic Actuator Actuator

IG71-026, Vent
02-10926, Washer
02-10797, Adapter

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Vintage ProInert Equipment Installation Notes

• Original style ProInert utilized


pneumatic actuation via
Nitrogen actuator cylinder for
cylinder and selector valve
activation
• Old style actuators are now
OBSOLETE and should be
replaced!

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Vintage ProInert Equipment Installation Notes

• New style “Primary/Secondary”


Nitrogen Actuators may be used
as replacements on older
systems.
• Primary/Secondary Actuators
may also used on existing SAV
Clean Agent cylinders, Carbon
Dioxide systems and Selector
Valves.
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Vintage ProInert Equipment Installation Notes
Primary / Secondary Nitrogen Actuator Specs
Item Description
70-325-1 (DOT Filled Nitrogen Cylinder)
*Nitrogen Actuator Only*
70-325-2 (DOT Unfilled Nitrogen Cylinder)
Fill Pressure 1,800 psig (124 bar)
Classification DOT 3E1800 / TC-3EM 124
Temperature Range -4°F to 120°F (-20°C to 49°C)
Listings and Approvals UL / ULC / Factory Mutual

*IMPORTANT*
UVO Actuator NOT included with Nitrogen
Actuator – Must be ordered w/ Completer Kit 92
Vintage ProInert Equipment Installation Notes

• Completer Kit IG71-114 Required to make


connection to existing ProInert Valve

• Completer includes UVO, all fittings,


adapters and hose for connection to 1st
cylinder
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System Commissioning
HAZARD AREA CHECK
• Look for New Penetrations or Unclosed Openings
• Verify Hazard Integrity with Door Fan Test
• Changes to the Equipment or Room Layout that
might affect Nozzle Placement
• Additional Room Volume due to Removal of Walls,
doors, etc.
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System Commissioning
EQUIPMENT CHECK
• Verify that All Cylinder Mounting Brackets are
Secured
• Verify Cylinder Pressure on Pressure Gauge
(including Pneumatic Actuator Cylinder)
• Confirm Proper Operation of all HVAC Shutdowns,
Door Closers, Dampers, etc.

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System Commissioning
SYSTEM FUNCTIONAL TEST
• Operate Detection Initiating Circuits (1st & 2nd Alarm)
– Verify Operation of Appropriate Alarms and Relay
Functions
• Operate Manual Release Stations – Verify Operation
of Appropriate Manual Release Functions
• Operate Abort Stations – Verify Operation of
Appropriate Abort Functions and Confirm Supervisory
Signal Received by Control Panel 96
System Commissioning
SYSTEM FUNCTIONAL TEST
• Confirm System Power – Dedicated Circuit
• Confirm Full System Operation on Standby Power

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System Commissioning
SYSTEM PIPING
• Pneumatic Test Pipe at 40 psig for 10 Minutes
(pressure loss must not exceed 20%)
• Perform “Flow-Test” using Nitrogen to Insure gas
flow through Pipe Network and Nozzles

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System Commissioning
DISCHARGE TEST
• If a discharge test is to be performed, the cylinder
pressure shall be checked and verified prior to the
discharge, as well as after the cylinder(s) have
been refilled.
• Use of Oxygen Sensor can determine the Inert Gas
concentration within the hazard after discharge.
• Normal duration of protection is 10 minutes (see
NFPA 2001 for further guidelines) 99
System Commissioning

NFPA REQUIREMENTS
• REFER TO NFPA 2001 FOR ADDITIONAL SYSTEM
TESTING REQUIREMENTS

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System Maintenance
EVERY 3 MONTHS:
• Check Cylinder Pressure
Gauge
• If Loss Exceeds 5% Check
Container for Leaks and
replace or repair when
necessary

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System Maintenance
EVERY 6 MONTHS:
• Repeat 3 Month inspection procedures
• Check Discharge Pipe for Damage/Corrosion
• Check Pipe Supports and Hangers
• Check Nozzles to Insure that Orifices are not
Obstructed and that new equipment does not Block
Nozzle Discharge “Line-of-sight”

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System Maintenance
ANNUALLY:
• Repeat 3 Month and 6 Month inspection procedures
• Visual inspection of Discharge
Hoses Required
(if damage is noted, hose shall be
replaced or pressure-tested in
accordance w/ NFPA 2001)

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System Maintenance
ANNUALLY: (continued)
• All Systems Shall be Thoroughly Inspected and
Tested for Proper Operation (including detection
and control system)
• Enclosure to be thoroughly inspected to
determine if new penetrations exist or if changes
to hazard volume have occurred
• Inspection Report with Recommendations Shall
be Filed with the Owner 104
Hose Test Schedule
EVERY 5 YEARS:
• Discharge Hoses shall be replaced every 5 years or
when annual visual inspection reveals damage or
corrosion
• As an alternative to replacement, hoses can be
pressure-tested at 1.5 X the maximum pressure of
the cylinder at 130°F (3,563 psi / 245 bar)
• Test procedure defined in NFPA 2001
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Cylinder Test Schedule
DOT Cylinders:
• Cylinders may be in “Continuous” Service
(without Discharge) for 12 Years
• Cylinders Continuously in Service (without
Discharge) Shall be given complete “external”
visual inspection every 5 Years. (in accordance
with Section 3 of GCA Handbook C-6)
• Cylinders may not be Recharged if More than 5
Years since Last Inspection or Test
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Cylinder Test Schedule
DOT Cylinders Continued:
• Refer to CGA C-6, Standard for Visual Inspection of
Steel Compressed Gas Cylinders
• If Visual Inspection Reveals Damage defined by C-6,
Hydro-Testing is Required
• Cylinder Inspections and 12-year Hydro-Testing must
be Performed by DOT Certified Inspectors
• REFER TO NFPA 2001 FOR FURTHER CYLINDER TEST
REQUIRMENTS 107
Any Questions?