|Fire Foe Automatic Fire Extinguisher
Fire Foe uses our patented technology and specially formulated
heat-intelligent nylon tubes. Because each unit has all-in-one
technology there is no need for any external sensor system or
power supply making Fire Foe the most cost effective automatic
fire extinguishing system available on the market. The narrow
tube profile and snap-on simplicity saves time and money when
fitting or retro-fitting fire protection systems, minimizing
down-time on plant and machinery.
Tubes are normally pressurized to 100psi at room temperature.
Below 175°F (80°C) the Fire Foe tube remains robust
and stable. The rugged construction ensures tubes are damage
resistant. When a fire builds the heat in the affected space
above 175°F (80°C) it triggers the heat-intelligent
nylon tube which begins its activation countdown. The rising
temperature of the fire softens the tube while increasing the
internal pressure of Envirogel SB to the point at which the
tube ruptures along a pre-designated strip, releasing the agent
that floods the space. As soon as the Envirogel SB is released
it reverts from gel to gas which instantly interrupts the combustion
process, absorbing heat and chemically extinguishing the fire.
The non-toxic and non-corrosive powder element travels with
the gas, coating combustible material to prevent re-ignition
and absorbing the dangerous Hydrogen Fluoride,( that is a normally
an unavoidable by-product of HFC fire extinguishants), to levels
that US Environmental Protection Agency have deemed safe for
use in occupied spaces.
Fire Foe reacts to all fires, slow burning over time as
well as flash fires. At 316°F (150°C) tubes will instantly
discharge. The specially milled release strip provides a controlled
and directional release to ensure maximum operational effectiveness.
Tubes are 1.5" (3.8cm) in diameter and are available in
various lengths from 8" - 32" (20.3 cm - 81.3 cm)
sized according to the volume of the protected space Tube
Fire Foe tubes are easy and quick to install using the
supplied instructions, brackets and fixings. Compact and self
contained they provide ideal protection for virtually any enclosed
space up to 130 cu feet (3.7 m³) that has an inherent risk
of Type B&C fires. (Fire Foe can extinguish Type A
Tubes are vibration and corrosion resistant, and are unaffected
by low temperatures and will not activate before the pre-determined
temperature has been reached (500 successful and sequential
individual activation tests were initiated to secure UL approval).
Fire Foe is suitable for temporary or permanent installations.
Where installation requires automatic machinery shut down and/or
remotely sited discharge indictor, Fire Foe is available
with an integral pressure switch for wiring to ancillary systems
or connected to an optional LED indicator. Fire Foe tubes
are fitted with integral pressure gauges for easy monitoring.
Maintenance consists of a simple visual gauge check at room
temperature and check-weighing at regular intervals.
Fire Foe units are guaranteed for 5 years
Self contained, compact, all-in-one heat-intelligent
Self activated by temperature
No mechanical, electrical, battery systems required
Rugged construction and maintenance free