New Standard in Fire Protection for Electrical Industry

New Standard in Fire Protection for Electrical Industry


In a significant development for the electrical industry, global fire suppression manufacturer Firetrace International has just been granted the prestigious LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) approval for both its 3MTM NovecTM 1230 and FM-200 direct low pressure (DLP) systems.

The approval – the first of its type for a tubing system – is important to the electrical sector as it covers 1kg, 2kg and 5kg systems for electrical panels up to 2m3 in volume.

Firetrace’s detection tubing is a long proven and commonly used fire suppression solution. By using a pneumatic polyumer tubing for both detection and delivery, fire protection is elevated to the in-cabinet – and often even component – level protection.

Although widely acknowledged as a better way to cost effectively limit the damage and impact of a fire to a cabinet or component, adoption of detection tubing by the electrical industry has been slowed by a lack of recognized sector standards to allow an independent evaluation of the system’s effectiveness.

Mark Cavanaugh, CEO of Firetrace International, commented: “The LPCB test validates not only Firetrace, but this whole approach to fire suppression. This new quality standard will have a profound effect on the electrical industry, providing users with an entirely new level of fire protection that they simply haven’t had in the past.

“At Firetrace we pride ourselves on leading the way in the fire suppression industry, and being awarded this first-of-its-type approval for a tubing system is a further demonstration of our innovation and determination to provide the best and safest systems.”

Firetrace’s 3MTM NovecTM 1230 and FM-200 DLP systems are now live in the LPCB ‘Red Book’, a list of all its approved fire and security products and services. The Red Book is a key reference for specifiers, regulators, designers and end users, with every product and service listed having been robustly checked by independent experts to ensure that is delivers and will continue to deliver the performance expected.

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February 27, 2017
Filed in: Global