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Fume hoods and fume cupboards provide valuable protection from hazardous or toxic fumes. With the risk of ignition of these fumes, it is vital to protect against serious fire using fire suppression.
Laboratory enclosures present fire risks from chemicals and ventilation mechanisms which can produce sparks or overheat. Automatic fire suppression systems can stop a fire before taking hold.
An automatic fire suppression systems provide fire protection 24/7 which ensures you storage facilties are always protected day and night without the need for human intervention.
Producing extreme heat, a furnace creates greater fire risk than many laboratory equipments, therefore, an automatic fire suppression system can mitigate major damage caused by a fire.
For those working in laboratories, fume cupboards provide critical protection from vapours, gases and aerosols. Acting like a type of exhaust ventilation system, fume hoods control exposure to chemicals such as hazardous gases, dust and mists, helping protect workers from dangers relating to inhalation.
Working with hazardous materials and volatile chemicals presents serious challenges, the airflow that provides protection from the risk of fume inhalation also contributes to the risk of fire. Ignition sources such as hot plates, Bunsen burners and the inherent volatility of many chemicals found in a laboratory can easily result in a fire incident.
If a fire breaks out in a fume hood, the flames and heat will follow the airflow pattern through the cabinet. If a sprinkler system is installed with a heat sensor mounted above the fume hood, the design of the flow of air through the cabinet will likely mean that the temperature required to activate the system may never reach and, therefore, trigger the detection device.
Our High Performance Laboratory Fire Suppression System
When protecting vehicles that keep the transportation and logistics sector moving, your fire suppression products should meet or exceed the same vehicle testing standards that they were subject to. This is exactly what Reacton have done.
Our high quality laboratory fire suppression system features include:
The solution is to install an automatic fire suppression system in and around the fire risk areas. With detection tubing located in the hoods’ airflow path, in the event of a fire the heat and flames will burst the tubing, delivering extinguishing agent straight to into the heart of the fire.
Automatic fire suppression removes the need to rely on people to discover or tackle a fire. These systems don’t need power to operate, so if a fire starts during a power outage or at night when everyone has gone home, the system will kick into action and suppress the fire within seconds. Meaning that with little or no clean-up, the cupboard will be back in use straight after the fire event.
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