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Sunday, August 10, 2014

AlarmLine™ Linear Heat Detector Series LHD4

AlarmLine™ Linear Heat Detector Series LHD4
AlarmLine™ Linear Heat Detector Series LHD4AlarmLine™ Linear Heat Detector Series LHD4AlarmLine™ Linear Heat Detector Series LHD4
Brand: Kidde Fenwal
Product Code: 197691109
SKU No: 73-117068-047
Availability: 10-15 Days
Price: $886.99
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Kidde Conventional AlarmLine 4-Wire Interface Module w/ Relay & 7.0" H x 5.1" W x 3.0" D (178 x 130 x 75) Enclosure. P/N: 73-117068-047 (K82013) 
The AlarmLine™ Linear Heat Detector provides early detection of fire or overheating conditions by detectingchanges in temperature in localized areas or over its entire length. It is especially suited for onfined areas or harsh environments where adverse ambient conditions cause other detection devices to be unreliable or difficult to use. The system consists of two major components: a small diameter sensor cable and an interface module. The sensor cable is constructed with a negative temperature coefficient material, where a change in temperature results in an exponential decrease in resistance of the sensor. The interface module interprets this resistance change and provides an output to a control panel once the field programmable alarm set point is exceeded.
The AlarmLine interface module P/N 73-117068-047 is a 4-wire device suitable for use with any FM approved fire alarm panel. The device is powered by an external 24 VDC source and is connected to a fire alarm control panel via alarm and trouble relay contacts which connect to the control panel’s detection input circuit. The interface module monitors the resistance of the sensor cable, and generates an alarm whenever the resistance drops below the preset threshold. The module also supervises the sensor cable for opens and shorts to generate a fault condition. These conditions are displayed on the module faceplate by the two LED indicators: FIRE - red LED and FAULT - yellow LED.
The AlarmLine module P/N 73-117068-047 is shipped complete with an IP 54 rated gray polycarbonate enclosure P/N 73-117068-044 of dimensions 7.0" H x 5.1" W x 3.0" D (178 mm x 130 mm x 75 mm). Including the front cover that allows access to the Test / Fire / Fault switch, the depth increases to 3.9" (99 mm).The module design uses a 12-position jumper block (3 pins X 6 pins). Earlier designs of the module used a 12-position rotary switch (numbered 0 to 11).
AlarmLine’s analog heat sensing characteristics offer several distinct advantages:
• Field adjustable: Alarm setpoint may be programmed to meet specific system requirements.
• Restorable: Cable does not need to be replaced after an alarm event up to 257°F (125°C).
• Integrating: It is not necessary to reduce sensor spacing with increased ceiling height per NFPA 72, Section 5- Exception (1). System sensitivity remains constant as ceiling height increases without reducing the spacing.
• Short circuit: The system will produce a trouble condition instead of a false alarm in the event of a conductor to conductor short due to damage or electrical faults.
The AlarmLine sensor cable consists of four 26 AWG copper conductors, each color-coded in an insulated sheath containing a negative temperature coefficient polymer. Two of the conductors are enameled, and provide loop continuity supervision, but not temperature sensing. The conductors are twisted at 30 turns per foot (90 per meter) and protected by a flame-retardant outer extrusion (see Figure 1). The color-coding of the four inner conductors is repetitively marked on the outer coating every 3 feet as an aid in installation. 
Note: The maximum length of sensor cable per zone depends on the maximum ambient temperature defined on the nomogram. Regardless of ambient, however, the maximum length of cable is 3200 ft. (1000m) per zone. Sensor cable is available with the following part numbers:
• Standard Sensor Cable, P/N 73-117068-013 and -113: Recommended for environments ranging from clean and dry to moderate dust and moisture.
• Nylon Coated Sensor, P/N 73-117068-016 and -116: Recommended for use in wet, oily or corrosive environments or outdoors. Use in freezer warehouses.
• Phosphor Bronze Braided Sensor, P/N 73-117068-019 and -119: Recommended for applications requiring superior abrasion protection or increased tensile strength.
• Open area protection
• Cable trays
• Rack storage
• Freezer warehouses
• Belt conveyers
• Floating roof fuel tanks
• Cooling towers
• Dust collectors
• Waste fuel drum storage
• Power distribution apparatus
• Escalators
• Flexible:
– Mechanical–Allows installation at point of risk.
– Electrical–Compatible with all central control panels.
– Alarm Levels–Adjustable for different temperatures.
• Durable:
– Extrusion and Braiding options to satisfy environmental conditions and project risks.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Can You Suppress a Fire Without Smothering Your Business?

Spherical System using FM-200
Engineered Sysetms 
using Novec 1230 fluid
Until it was proscribed by the Montreal Protocol, Halon 1301 was your best choice for a fire-suppression agent. Now, clean agents offer all the performance of Halon without the environmental or substitute-system drawbacks in systems that combine active fire-protection, the benefits of clean agent systems and people-safe, environmentally friendly performance.

Clean Agents are fast and effective.

It penetrates every nook and cranny of the protected facility as it snuffs out fires in seconds.

Clean Agents are clean.

It minimizes fire-related downtime leaving no residue to damage sensitive electronic equipment, vital software or irreplaceable objects. There's no time consuming, expensive cleanup, and you can get your business operations back on line faster.

Clean Agents are safe for people.

It is non-toxic when used in accordance with NFPA Standard 2001. It causes no breathing problems for people and won't obscure vision in an emergency situation.

Clean Agents are environmentally friendly.

FM-200, Argonite and Novec 1230 fluid offer zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and low atmospheric lifetime.

Clean Agents are tested and accepted by.

Underwriters Laboratories, Factory Mutual and the National Fire Protection Association (2001 Standard).

Clean Agents are versatile.

Clean agents have been tested on the widest range of Class A and Class B fuels, from heptane to ethanol, from wood to sensitive electronics.

If you have any questions or concerns. Please feel free to contact us any time through this web site or through this E-mail: | Web:

Monday, May 19, 2014

Marine Fire Protection

Kidde Marine FM-200 System
Kidde Marine CO2 System
Kidde Marine Novec 1230 Fluid System 

Kidde Marine ECS Series FM-200 System

The Kidde ECS Series Marine Suppression System is an engineered system employing clean, fast, people-safe FM-200 gaseous agent. The system offers versatile waterless protection for small, medium and large shipboard applications including machinery spaces and other Class B fire hazards. The system provides flexible location of agent storage cylinders. Compact design reduces weight and maximizes available installation space. 

Kidde Marine ADS FM-200 System

The Kidde Marine ADS System is the most optioned system as a Halon replacement system. Often, the system can be dropped into existing pipework reducing retrofit time and costs. In addition, the Kidde Marine ADS System is ideal for specialty applications where the hazard has a large enclosure or requires enhanced performance for challenging configurations. 

Kidde Marine Engineered System Designed for Use with 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid

Kidde Engineered Marine Fire Suppression System designed for use with 3M Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is engineered to provide clean, fast, people-safe protection for applications requiring a “green” solution to fire suppression. The system includes detectors, a control unit, agent storage cylinders, piping and discharge nozzles. The system is computer calculated to provide system discharge within 10 seconds. 

Kidde Marine Carbon Dioxide Fire Suppression System

The Kidde Carbon Dioxide Fire Suppression System is an engineered system available in three application configurations: total flooding (for unoccupied areas), local application or hand-hose line. System includes detectors, a control unit, agent storage cylinders, piping and discharge nozzles. Gaseous carbon dioxide rapidly suppresses fire by a combination of cooling and oxygen displacement. Discharge duration and agent flow rates are customized for the individual application. 

Kidde Marine WHDR Wet Chemical System (Galley)

The Kidde WHDR Wet Chemical System provides 24-hour protection and superior integrated detection capabilities for cooking appliances, as well as galley ventilation equipment. The WHDR System uses a wet chemical agent specifically designed and tested to extinguish fires and prevent reflash in these applications. 
Brochure & Sell Sheets

Fire Protection for the Marine Industry 

The New Option for Marine Fire Protection...The Kidde Marine Novec 1230 Suppression System

Marine Certificates

American Bureau of Shipping

Carbon Dioxide System CertificateFM-200 System CertificateNovec Design Assessment Certificate

Det Norske Veritas

Novec 1230 System Certificate

Det Norske Veritas 

Marine Equipment Directive
FM-200/Novec Systems CertificateFM-200 System CertificateNovec 1230 System Certificate

Lloyd's Register

Carbon Dioxide System CertificateCarbon Dioxide Web CertificateNovec 1230 System Certificate

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

FM-200 System Certificate

United States Coast Guard

Carbon Dioxide System CertificateADS FM-200 System CertificateECS FM-200 System CertificateSBS FM-200 System CertificateNovec 1230 System Certificate

Please contact TTL’s technical support team at with any questions.  As always, TTL LLC appreciates your business. 

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Clean Agents FAQ

What is special hazards fire protection?
Special hazards are defined by the critical nature of an operation or how easily the protected items or functions can be replaced. To determine if you need a special hazards fire suppression system, start by asking these questions. Can the items be replaced? Can you afford down time caused by fire damage or clean-up? Are there redundant systems? Can you still operate if this system goes down?"
If you answer no to these questions, then you need to look at fire protection not only for the structure of the building, but for the assets it contains. That is special hazards fire protection.
The special hazards family consists of five types of suppression systems. They include clean agent, foam, dry chemical, carbon dioxide and water mist systems.

What are clean agents?
Clean agents are gaseous fire suppressing agents. Because they suppress fire as gases, there is no damage to protected areas from the discharge and no residue to clean up. Thus, the term "clean" agents.

I heard these agents have been banned or are about to be banned from use. Is this true?
No. Starting in the 1960s, Halon 1301 was the principal agent used in clean agent extinguishing systems. However, Halon was found to have a high ozone depletion potential, so manufacture of Halon was banned in 1994. There is no ban on the use of Halon, however, and many Halon systems are still in service.
There are also no plans to ban Halon use at any time in the future. However, the EPA strongly recommends using one of the recently developed Halon alternatives. There are three commercially available Halon alternatives that are very effective at suppressing fire.

How do I know these new clean agents are safe?
The EPA phased out Halon production as part of the Clean Air Act of 1990. Another part of that Act was the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP). Under SNAP, the EPA evaluated substitute chemicals and alternative technologies to ensure that they wouldn't cause greater damage to human health or the environment that the potential ozone depleters that were being replaced. Each of today's clean agents is SNAP approved.

Can people be exposed to clean agents?
Yes, part of the SNAP approval process includes testing for adverse effects in humans at recommended design concentrations. Each of today's clean agents is safe for humans and safe for the environment as well.
Halon 1301 is also safe for occupied areas at recommended design concentrations. However, some people consider carbon dioxide a clean agent as well because it shares the non-corrosive, no clean-up features. While carbon dioxide is a very effective fire suppressing agent, it is not safe for use in occupied areas.

What are the new clean agents?
At this time, the three commercially-available clean agents for total flooding applications are INERGEN, manufactured by Ansul, FM-200, manufactured by Great Lakes Chemical Company, and FE-13, manufactured by Dupont.

Which of the new clean agents is best?
Each of today's clean agents is SNAP-approved and very effective at suppressing fire. They do, however, have different features. The best way to decide which agent is right for you is to meet with an FSSA-member installer to go over the specific details of the hazard.

Must Halon fire suppression systems be dismantled?
No. You have no current legal obligation to remove Halon systems from service. Also, there is no federal legal requirement to remove systems from service by any specific date.
In order to minimize Halon emissions, EPA strongly encourages Halon users to explore non-ozone depleting alternatives. However, this has not been mandated in part not to put an undue burden on businesses.

What happens when a Halon system discharges?
First, you can legally recharge your system using recycled Halon or Halon produced before the ban on manufacturing. Recycled Halon is still readily available, although somewhat costly.
Again, EPA strongly encourages switching to a non-ozone-depleting agent. Unfortunately, none of the alternatives are drop-in replacements for Halon, so that is a costly proposition. If you should have a system discharge. This may be the time to weigh the cost of conversion against the cost of recharging the Halon system.

Where can recycled Halon be purchased?
In some cases, you can purchase recycled Halon from a fire protection equipment distributor. You can also purchase Halon directly from other owners who are decommissioning their systems. Remember, of course, that EPA requires appropriate training of those who will be handling the Halon.
You can also use the Halon Recycling Corporation. The HRC is a non-profit information clearinghouse established to assist sellers wishing to dispose of Halon in a responsible manner and to help buyers with critical uses locate supplies of Halon 1301 and 1211 for recharging their existing systems.
The HRC was established by members of the fire protection community and the Halon Alternatives Research Corporation, an industry consortium that promotes the research, development and use of alternatives to Halon for fire protection.

Can Halon be Imported?
It is legal under the Montreal Protocol and the U.S. Clean Air Act to import recycled Halon, that is, Halon that has been recovered from a fire suppression system. Each individual shipment of recycled Halon requires prior EPA approval. Approved imports that enter the U.S. must be reported to the EPA on a quarterly basis.
Newly produced Halon or Halon never installed in a fire suppression system may not be imported into the U.S.
Also, the IRS imposes a tax on certain ozone depleting chemicals.
If you choose to import Halon, know your source. Manufacturing standards in other countries are not always the same as in the U.S. and may affect the purity of the agent. There have been some problems with imported Halon containing water, causing the cylinders to rust from the inside.

What federal laws pertain to Halon?
EPA's final rule on Halon was published in March of 1998. It sought to ensure environmental benefits by requiring a set of practices already widely adhered to, that would minimize unnecessary releases of halons.
First, the rule banned creating blends of halons on the grounds that the infrastructure to recycle and reuse such blends isn't generally available and that growing stocks of non-recyclable Halon blends would pose a significant environmental risk.
Next, the rule prohibited the venting or intentional release of halons during most technician training exercises or during the testing, repair or disposal of Halon containing equipment.
The rule also requires that technicians who work with Halon-containing equipment be trained about Halon emission reductions.
Finally, the rule requires that halons and Halon-containing equipment be properly disposed of. The only permissible means of disposing of these items, aside from destruction, are by recovering the Halon with minimal losses to the atmosphere and by recycling it using facilities that operate in accordance with NFPA 10 and 12A
Sources for this training would include NICET, manufacturers' technical training programs and the Fire Suppression Systems Association. If local licensing requirements exist, that license should be sufficient to constitute appropriate training.

Are there any exemptions?
In recognition of the special needs of certain critical halon applications, the rule provided for some exemptions. For example, the release of halons during the testing of fire extinguishing systems or equipment is exempted if four criteria are met:
First, systems or equipment using suitable alternative agents aren't available.
Next, system or equipment testing requiring the release of the agent is essential to demonstrate system or equipment functionality.
Third, system failure would pose great risk to human safety or the environment.
Finally, a simulant agent can't be used for testing purposes.

How must the system be maintained?
EPA's final rule makes it clear that the owner of Halon-containing equipment is responsible for proper maintenance in accordance with NFPA standards. NFPA 12A, which pertains to Halon 1301 fire extinguishing systems, requires that, at least semi-annually, all systems be thoroughly inspected, tested and documented for proper operation by trained and competent personnel.
The standard goes on to say that agent quantity and pressure of refillable containers must be checked. If a container shows a loss in net weight of more than five percent, or a loss of pressure of more than 10 percent, it must be refilled or replaced. All Halon removed from these containers during service or maintenance must be collected for recycling.
According to D.O.T., Halon 1301 cylinders must be retested every five years if the cylinder has discharged. If the cylinder has never discharged, a visual inspection will suffice.
Maintenance must also include a visual inspection of all system components as well as the enclosure being protected. If the visual inspections turn up anything questionable, testing is required.
Finally, all maintenance and testing must be performed by personnel trained regarding Halon safety issues. Personnel working in a Halon-protected enclosure must also be trained on Halon safety. The owner of the system should keep a documented report of each inspection along with recommendations.

How Can I Dispose of Halon?
When it's time to dispose of your Halon, you have five options.
You can make it available to critical users through the Halon Recycling Corporation.
You can donate it to the Department of Defense Ozone Depleting Substances Reserve. You can return it to your distributor for resale.

You can send it to a Halon recycler.
If you have a very small amount of Halon 1301, or if you have Halon 1211 or 2402, Friends of the Earth can help you locate a regional organization that will take your Halon as a service.

Remember, Halon must be disposed of in accordance with EPA regulations.

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