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Fire Suppression Systems for Paint Spray Booths

Paint spray booths / rooms are areas designed to confine or limit the escape of spray, vapor, and residue. A power ventilation system dedicated to these areas ensures the appropriate exhaust of residual material. Pyro-Chem's dry chemical extinguishing agents are appropriate for Class A, B, or C fires.

A careful hazard survey should be conducted to properly define the type of fire to be extinguished. In addition to flammable / combustible liquids, the material composition of the object to be painted must be considered as well as resident material in the protected area.

Total flooding and screening application techniques as defined by NFPA 17 are utilized by Pyro-Chem's Monarch® fire suppression systems to protect the entire hazard which includes the work area, exhaust plenum area, exhaust ducts, and the screening of the opening.

The National Fire Protection Association Standard No. 33 "Spray Application Using Flammable and Combustible Materials" and No. 17 "Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems" are primary reference sources and provide guidelines for the proper application and design of Pyro-Chem's Monarch® Industrial Fire Suppression Systems in the specialized protection of paint spray booths and rooms.

Underwriters Laboratories testing provides pre-engineered system application parameters allowing the flexibility to protect a variety of paint spray booth / room layouts to Underwriter's Standard UL 1254, effective September 1998, with confidence.
Fire System

Industrial Fire Suppression System Operation

Paint spray booth fire protection is a special application of Pyro-Chem's Monarch® Industrial Fire Suppression System. It provides a highly reliable response with the versatility of automatic or manual activation.

A modular concept of protection is used. A nozzle, with a prescribed area of protection positioned according to pre-engineered placement parameters, protects a modular area of hazard. Sets of nozzles supplied by a dedicated cylinder containing dry chemical extinguishing agent and piped in an approved pattern consistent with the application coverage are utilized.

Mechanical or electrical fixed temperature detectors are positioned strategically within the protected area to monitor ambient temperature and initiate an output should the rated temperature be exceeded. The detector input is "sensed" at the control head. The control head responds by discharging the system by pneumatically depressing the stored agent cylinder valve. A manual means of activating the system is also provided.

Expanded capability is available to provide remote manual acti­vation, auxiliary electrical outputs and / or audible alarms. This optional equipment will enhance the basic system functions and be applicable when designing custom configurations to suit a particular customer's needs and / or comply with local codes.

Industrial Fire Suppression System Features

  • Model PCI-Series Agent Storage Cylinders
  • Model MCH Control Head
  • Extinguishing Agent Discharge Nozzles
  • Fixed Agent Distribution Piping
  • Fixed Temperature Fusible Link Detector
  • Electrical Conduit Protecting Stainless Steel Cable
  • Alarm Bell
  • Remote Mechanical Pull Station

Hazardous Material Storage Building Fire Suppression System

A growing number of local, state, and federal ordinances con cerned with the storage and containment of hazardous materials has led to the development of special application prefabricated storage buildings. These secured structures are intended to segregate hazardous materials from a main facility where occupancy or the lack of proper spill containment can result in accidental injury or ground contamination. These relocatable structures can be designed in a variety of sizes with functional flexibility to suit a broad range of applicable codes. The need for fire protection in these structures is referenced in several major guidelines, including the Uniform Building Code, Uniform Fire Code, National Fire Protection Association Standard No. 30 - "Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code," and the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Pyro-Chem's Monarch® pre-engineered Industrial Fire Suppression System offers a cost-effective solution for most hazardous material storage buildings. Pyro-Chem's Monarch® dry chemical extinguishing agents are appropriate for Class A, B or C fires. A careful hazard survey should be conducted to properly define the type of fire to be extinguished. Resident material in the protected area must be considered in addition to the stored flammable / combustible liquids. Pyro-Chem's Monarch system utilizes a "total flooding" protection concept as defined by NFPA Standard No. 17 - "Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems." Underwriters Laboratories and Factory Mutual provide pre-engineered system application parameters allowing the flexibility to protect a variety of hazardous material storage building layouts with confidence.

Hazardous material Storage Building Fire Suppression System Operation

Hazardous material storage building fire protection is a special application of Pyro-Chem's Monarch Industrial Fire Suppression System. It provides a highly reliable response with versatility of automatic or manual activation.

A modular concept of protection is used. A nozzle, with a prescribed area of protection positioned according to pre-engin­eered placement parameters, protects a modular area of hazard. Sets of nozzles supplied by a dedicated cylinder containing dry chemical extinguishing agent and piped in an approved pattern consistent with the application coverage are utilized.

Mechanical or electrical fixed temperature detectors are positioned strategically within the protected area to monitor ambient temperature and initiate an output should the rated temperature be exceeded.

The detector input is "sensed" at the control head. The control head responds by discharging the system by pneumatically depressing the stored agent cylinder valve. A manual means of activating the system is also provided.

Expanded capability is available to provide remote manual acti­vation, auxiliary electrical outputs and / or audible alarms. This optional equipment will enhance the basic system functions and be applicable when designing custom configurations to suit a particular customer's needs and / or comply with local codes.

Hazardous Material Storage Building Protection

  • Fixed Temperature Mechanical or Thermal Detectors
  • Electrical Conduit Protecting Stainless Steel Cable
  • Model MCH Control Head
  • Model PCI-Series Agent Storage Cylinders
  • Fixed Agent Distribution Piping
  • Extinguishing Agent Discharge Nozzles
  • Alarm Bell
  • Model RPS-M Remote Mechanical Pull Stati
  • Enclosure
For Paint Booth & Building Fire Suppression Systems,
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307-237-8438. 
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