Product Showcases

A buyer’s guide to fire products and solutions available in the region.


Explosion Proof Actuator with Supervision

The Explosion Proof Actuator with Supervision from TLX Technologies is UL HazLoc, ATEX, and IECEx certified for use in fire suppression systems in hazardous locations. It features a top-mounted design, acts as its own enclosure, and has customizable force output. It also meets NFPA 2001: Sec standards for supervision.

Improving the reliability of fire suppression systems was a key consideration when designing the actuator. Many systems rely on a series of electric and pneumatic actuators to route discharge pressure through the system. Each of these components creates a new potential leak point where it connects to the system. The Explosion Proof Actuator with Supervision overcomes this problem. Because it is a top-mounted linear actuator, it does not act as a pressure vessel on the discharge valve. This means the only potential leak point is at the top of the discharge valve at the discharge valve pin.

Specific design features and material grade selections were included to allow the actuator to also act as an enclosure, eliminating the need for additional components. If a spark were to ignite any gas found within the actuator, external flame propagation is prevented. All potential flame paths are specifically designed to stop flame egress.

Additionally, the actuator’s force output can be modified to meet the operating pressure requirements of any system. This allows the actuator to open the valve effectively without damage to the system.

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Advanced Engineering Makes Dry Chemical A New Solution

Not all dry chemical systems are the same. Janus Fire Systems® has the only Engineered, UL Listed total flooding and local application dry chemical system developed in accordance with NFPA 17. Flame-extinguishing effectiveness is attributed to the glow-retarding coating that forms on hot, combustible materials as they are consumed by fire.

The Janus Engineered Dry Chemical System utilizes electrically non-conductive, ABC Multi-Purpose specially fluidized and siliconized mono-ammonium phosphate as the extinguishing medium. The system is listed between -40 to 130˚F (-40 to 54˚C). At approximately 350°F (176˚C) dry chemical solidifies, chemically insulating Class A fires and interrupts the chemical chain reaction of Class B fuels. Dry chemical agents are not suited for hazards that contain their own oxygen supply.

Dry Chemical protects a variety of large industrial applications including: Chemical Storage, Paint Storage, HazMat, Paint Spray Booths, Oil Extraction/Storage, Metering Stations, and Compressor Enclosures. Because dry chemical is non-conductive it can also be used to suppress fires involving live electrical equipment.

This is the first of its kind to couple hardware with software for dry chemical fire protection. The R&D team fine-tuned the Janus design software to deliver the appropriate quantity of dry chemical to the fire. The software has the capability to calculate variable nozzle orifices, unbalanced piping arrangements, and tee side splits within the parameters of the UL Listing.

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