HOW IT WORKS
Firetrace offers two distinct fire suppression systems to suit the needs of the environment.
Firetrace Direct System
The Firetrace Direct Low-Pressure System provides simple, reliable protection for critical
assets. During the installation, the red Firetrace Detection Tubing (FDT) is run into and
throughout the cabinet, ensuring that detection is close at hand should a fire start.
Should a fire break out, the point on the pressurized FDT nearest the heat source will
burst, allowing the fire suppression agent to flow from the Firetrace cylinder through the
tubing, and out of the rupture hole directly at the source of the fire. The result is a long
discharge of agent in the immediate vicinity of the fire, suppressing the fire
where it starts.
Firetrace Direct Systems can also be used in cable runs and trays. Direct systems are fully
automatic and cannot be manually activated.
Firetrace Indirect System
The Firetrace Indirect Low-Pressure System uses the same red Firetrace Detection
Tubing run throughout the cabinet’s components to quickly detect a fire. When the tubing
ruptures, the system activates and delivers the agent through a separate piping set,
quickly filling the cabinet enclosure with agent and suppressing the fire.
Firetrace Indirect Systems also offer the option to activate via a smoke detector or external
alarm system (using the Firetrace Solenoid Valve) or via a manual release.
Regardless of the system selected, the Firetrace Detection Tubing is the reliable solution
for detecting fire at its source quickly, before adjacent equipment can be damaged. Either
Firetrace system can utilize one of a variety of clean fire suppressing agents, selected
specifically to suit the environment.