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VESDA aspirating smoke detectors provide the earliest possible warning of an imminent fire hazard.
Why is this important? It buys time.
All fires (both smoldering and fast flaming types) are comprised of four stages: Incipient (Pre-Combustion), Visible Smoke, Fast Flaming and Intense Heat.
Notice how smoke levels are extremely low in the first stage (Incipient Stage) of a fire and rise dramatically as the fire ignites and begins to burn, sometimes uncontrollably.
This Incipient Stage and it is by far the most docile stage of the fire. During this stage, the density of the smoke is so low that it is virtually invisible to the human eye and below the detectable range of conventional devices.
During the second stage, (Visible Smoke), smoke becomes more visible and reaches a critical density. It is only at this late point in the progression of the fire that conventional-type smoke detection systems alarm to the presence of smoke.
Smoke becomes more visible when it transitions into the third stage (Flaming Fire). This is where smoke density increases, and flaming fire erupts, narrowing response options, increasing danger and damage, which results in business disruption.
During stage four, (Intense Heat), both smoke density and flaming fire increase exponentially, causing devastating damage and triggering fire suppression systems.
Clearly the BEST time for detection is the incipient stage, the point where damage is minimized and response options maximized, and it is here where VESDA affords you a critical advantage: ...time
VESDA monitors the entire progression of a fire - easily detecting fire long before smoke is visible and long before any other forms of detection.
With the world's widest sensitivity range, VESDA produces multi-level warnings at the very early stage of an impending fire. This provides the valuable time necessary to initiate a flexible, appropriate response. Within the Incipient Stage of the fire, VESDA easily detects minute levels of smoke present in the air and offers up to three levels of alarm, all with adjustable thresholds, before there is visible smoke, flaming fire, or intense heat, and often long before disruption, damage, or injury can take place.
To provide complete protection, VESDA offers a fourth alarm, Fire 2, operating throughout the later stages of a fire. Fire 2 is typically programmed to release suppression. This enormously wide range allows a single detector to uniquely monitor the entire progression of a fire.
BETTER FOR YOUR PROPERTY
SAPPHIRE suppression systems represent the most effective fire protection on the market today. These systems are especially suited to suppress fires in areas where an electrically non-conductive medium is required, where electronic systems cannot be shut down in an emergency, where cleanup of other agents poses a problem, and in normally occupied areas that demand a non-toxic agent.
NOVEC 1230 is absolutely free of residues and corrosive by-products that may produce further property damage.
BETTER FOR YOUR PEOPLE
Because it is used at concentrations of only 4 to 6% by volume, well below the 10% concentration maximum for safe exposure, Novec 1230 provides the widest safety margin of any chemical clean agent available today. In accordance with NFPA 2001, Novec 1230 is safe for occupied spaces.
BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
An ozone depletion potential (ODP) of zero, a global warming potential (GWP) of one and a five-day atmospheric lifetime (the next closest product is 33 years) makes Novec 1230 the cleanest, most environment-friendly chemical agent in existence.
APPLICATION THAT BENEFIT FROM SPECIALTY FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS:
- Automated Tape storage Libraries
- Computer and Data Processing Facilities
- Cultural and Historical Sites
- Hospital and major Medical Facilities
- Museums and Art Galleries
- Power Generation Facilities
- Telecommunication Facilities
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