Kidde are world leaders in special-hazard fire and explosion suppression systems for land-based, vehicle and marine applications. Our state-of-the-art delivery systems utilise a broad array of extinguishing agents, including the latest gaseous agents as well as wet and dry chemicals, water and CO2.
The Kidde Argonite fire suppression system uses a blend of inert gases that offers effective fire protection with zero environmental impact.
Argonite is a simple blend of 50% Argon gas and 50% Nitrogen gas with a density similar to that of air. Both Argon and Nitrogen are clean, naturally occurring gases that are readily available throughout the world. The system has no direct global warming or ozone depletion potential. Argonite requires minimal post-fire cleanup and will not decompose or produce any by-products when exposed to a flame from a fire situation.
The Kidde Argonite system is an engineered system for total flooding of an enclosed space. It extinguishes a fire by means of reducing the oxygen content within a room to the point at which flame can no longer be sustained, but without compromising the safety of individuals present.
Argonite is safe and effective for use on many applications. It is well suited for leaky enclosures such as flight simulators, substations, and control rooms and for application with multiple hazards.
All of our ‘Clean Agent’ Inert Gas Range contains gasses that already exist within the atmosphere that we breathe, which mainly includes Argon and Nitrogen. The extinguishing method of Inert Gas Suppression Systems is to reduce the normal atmospheric oxygen level of 20.9% down to a level where combustion can no longer be sustained, which for most common fires is below 15%.
The Kidde Inert Gas range does not emit any toxic decomposition products and does not contain any ozone depleting substances. It also has no global warming potential.
The Inert Gas range is approved as a ‘Total Flood’ system. This requires the enclosure to be adequately sealed to achieve and hold, at design concentration, the fire suppression agent for at least 10 minutes after the fire has been suppressed/ extinguished. This is to ensure no re-ignition before fire fighters are in attendance.
The Kidde Inert Gas Range of Fire Suppression Systems includes our globally recognised Argonite™ (IG55 – 50% Nitrogen/50% Argon); the other agents are:
All of the Kidde Inert Gas Range of Fire Suppression Systems are approved for use within normally occupied areas using concentrations up to the NOAEL (No Observed Adverse Effects Level) 43% with NO restrictions, other than to provide a time delay device to allow personnel to evacuate prior to agent discharge
ECS Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems are the preferred fire suppression solution for facilities that cannot afford the downtime associated with a fire or typical water-based fire suppression systems. ECS Clean Agent systems extinguish a fire by removing the heat from a fire and chemically breakdown the fire. The suppression agents do not harm the equipment or personnel in the protected room or cause a mess to clean up afterwards.
An ECS system can be filled with either FM200™ or NOVEC1230™ with each having similar but distinct properties and advantages. NOVEC1230™ is a better choice for the environment. FM200™, with it’s higher vapour pressure, can atomise easier allowing more flexibility in piperuns and cylinder location. Clean Agents offer rapid fire extinguishment, suppressing fires within seconds of the agent being discharged into the protected area. The agents are usually ventilated out of the space and do not leave behind a residue to be cleaned up, allowing your
ECS Clean Agents are non-toxic when used for Class A and Higher Hazard Class A fires. They do not impair breathing or obscure vision in an emergency situation, providing an added
In seconds, not minutes, the ECS System discharges the suppression agent into the hazard area providing the fastest fire protection available. This results in less damage, fewer repair costs and reduced downtime when combined with an appropriate detection method.
Removed from the hazard area by ventilation, ECS Clean Agents allow a virtually immediate return to “business as usual” without the interruption of a costly clean-up and the expense of damage to assets from residue.
ECS Clean Agents are non-toxic, when used in compliance with AS ISO 14520. ECS Clean Agents do not impair breathing or obscure vision in an emergency situation, providing an added measure of safety for personnel.
The Kidde ADS with FM200™ Clean Agent Suppression System was developed by Kidde engineers to provide economical protection for larger enclosures requiring longer agent flow distances.
With the patented-technology of “piston flow”, the ADS with FM200™ System is capable of delivering greater mass flow rates 2.5 to 3 times faster than a standard clean agent system. This innovation allows networking of longer pipe runs in complex configurations with smaller pipe sizes for protection of larger hazard areas.
What do you get when you combine 3M™ NOVEC1230™ Fire Protection Fluid stored at 360 PSI with Nitrogen at 1,800 PSI? The Kidde Clean Agent ADS System with NOVEC1230™ Fluid. This results in the best coverage, highest nozzle, smallest diameter pipe and longest pipe runs.
Finding the proper storage area for your clean agent cylinders near your protected space can be problematic. With the Kidde ADS system, the cylinders can be stored more than 60 metres from the protected space. This gives you the flexibility to protect multiple hazards from a single cylinder bank location. Piping runs can be reduced by adding directional valves at strategic locations.
If space is not a restriction, placement in or near the hazard area allows the smallest possible pipe diameter, thereby lowering your piping costs. flexibility in design These characteristics allow the Kidde ADS System with NOVEC1230™ Fluid to be a more flexible in the design (placement of nozzles and cylinders and flexiblity in the pipe runs).
Flammable materials and vapors present a significant risk of fire for many industrial processes and environments. The Kidde High Pressure (HP) Carbon Dioxide Suppression System was designed to provide complete fire protection for a wide range of challenging applications from printing presses and generator enclosures to dip tanks and commercial fryers.
The Kidde HP CO2 is ideal for industrial processes where flammable materials and vapors present a potential hazard. For this reason, it is essential to have sufficient fire protection on site. The Kidde HP CO2 System, designed specifically for the hazard and operated automatically, assures immediate detection and rapid suppression.
Carbon dioxide is a colorless, odorless, electrically-nonconductive gas whose density is approximately 50% greater than air. A Kidde HP CO2 System suppresses fire by providing a blanket of heavy gas that absorbs heat from the fire and reduces the oxygen content of the atmosphere to a point where combustion becomes impossible.
A naturally-occurring atmospheric element, carbon dioxide dissipates into the air allowing an almost immediate return to “business as usual” without the interruption of a costly clean-up and the expense of damage to assets from suppressant residue. This results in fewer repair costs and reduced downtime.
Because carbon dioxide is an ideal suppressant for a wide variety of industrial applications, Kidde offers three system configurations to efficiently protect different hazard types: Total Flooding, ideal for enclosed hazard areas, Local Application, used to protect a specified hazard area in an open floor plan, or a Local Hose Line, cost effective protection for fighting smaller fires throughout a hazard.
The vast majority of systems installed are Total Flood systems and all Kidde Gas Suppression Systems are approved for Total Flood applications. Kidde Carbon Dioxide Systems however, are approved for both Total Flood and Local Applications.
In a total flooding system, a predetermined amount of agent is discharged through fixed piping and nozzles into an enclosed space or enclosure around the hazard. Total flooding is applicable when the hazard is totally enclosed and when all openings surrounding the hazard can be closed automatically prior to or at the start of system discharge. The agent extinguishing concentration must be maintained for a sufficient period of time, generally a minimum of ten minutes.
Local application systems differ from total flooding in that the nozzles are arranged to discharge directly onto the fire. Local application is practical in those situations where the protected equipment can be isolated from other combustibles so that fire will not spread beyond the area protected, and where the entire hazard can be protected. One of the principal uses of local-application systems is to protect open tanks containing flammable liquids, but this technique can be generalized to protect three-dimensional hazards such as paint spray booths and printing presses. Suppression by local application is transitory, and will not be effective unless suppression occurs quickly and all potential re-ignition sources are eliminated.
The Inert Pressure Relief Damper Fire Integrity Section is fitted with balanced weighted blades, hinged on stainless steel rods and bronze bearings. The precision engineering and blade overlap provides a positive shutter to the wall opening and minimum leakage
All Pressure Relief Dampers are available with an external Self Closing Door or ‘Cat Flap’, held in place with a magnetic catch. This provides weather proofing when used on external walls, an intrinsic sound barrier and a positive air, dust & noise seal
The Self Closing Door or ‘Cat Flap’ will provide a natural thermal barrier between the two areas, ideal when fitted in external walls. This will help to prevent condensation forming on the Inner Fire Section blades. Additional insulation can be fitted to increase the thermal and sound absorption characteristics
The Dual Flow damper Inner Fire Section is fitted with balanced weighted blades, hinged on stainless steel rods and bronze bearings. The precision engineering and blade overlap provides a positive shutter to the wall opening and minimum leakage
All Dual Flow Dampers are fitted with integral ‘Cat Flap’ or positive shutoff closing door held in place with a magnetic catch - this provides an intrinsic sound barrier and a positive air, dust and noise seal
The integral ‘Cat Flap’ will Provide a natural thermal barrier between the two areas, ideal when fitted in external walls, this will help to prevent condensation forming on the Inner Fire Section blades. Additional insulation can be fitted to increase the thermal and sound absorption characteristics
Equipped with ranges, broilers, fryers and a myriad of other high temperature cooking appliances, no other environment demands proper fire protection more than today’s modern cooking facilities.
The Kidde WHDR system is specifically designed for the challenging demands posed by cooking applications. By offering one of the most flexible system configurations in the industry, Kidde provides efficient, economical protection for all types of cooking facilities and design layouts. Our customised approach allows you to specify the type of detection, control and cylinder sizes to fit your application. Investing in a Kidde WHDR system guarantees more than just code compliance – including UL300, NFPA 96 & 17A and AS3772 – it provides automatic, round the clock protection from the devastating consequences of fire.
How the WHDR™ system works
The kidde ind dry Chemical system offers the choice of two dry chemical agents effective on Class A, b and C fires.
It is available in two basic configurations: as a local application system or a total flood system. A local application system is designed to protect a specific piece of equipment, while a total flood system is recommended for protection of enclosed rooms or spaces. In addition to the configurations, the Kidde IND System also offers options for detection and control to create a system that will be ideal for your application.
Could you afford to have your production line shut down due to a fire? Is there room in your operating budget to replace machinery and facilities damaged by fire? If your company is typical of today’s high-productivity, cost-conscious facilities, the answer is, “No.” The Kidde IND Dry Chemical System is your best choice for protection of any industrial process or machinery where hazardous liquids or hazardous materials are involved.
Kidde Fire Systems designed the Sentinel DCS Dry Chemical System to protect haulers, graders, forestry, waste management machines and trucks, and other vehicles and machines. The DCS System employs multiple means of actuation, providing flexibility for how the system is controlled and activated. The Sentinel DCS system utilises long-proven fire suppression technology, with the multi-purpose ABC Dry Chemical agent. With fast flame knockdown and chemical interference with the propagation of flame, ABC Dry Chemical is utilised throughout the world.
Kidde Fire Systems designed the Sentinel LS Wet Chemical System to protect haulers, graders, forestry, waste management machines and trucks, and other vehicles and machines. The LS System employs multiple means of actuation, providing flexibility for how the system is controlled and activated. The Sentinel LS system utilizes the multi-purpose AquaGreen XTTM Wet Chemical agent. With fast flame knockdown and chemical interference with the propagation of flame, AquaGreen XT provides excellent class “B” and class “A” suppression. The system can also be used as a secondary securement against re-ignition after a dry chemical discharge.
The Kidde Fire Systems Sentinel NET Detection and Control System is specifically designed to protect large haulers, graders, shovels, trucks, and other vehicles/machines critical to operations. It uses a variety of technologies to detect fires. The Sentinel NET System is designed to reduce the cost of ownership and offer fast installation while minimizing the required time to maintain the system.
The Kidde Fire Systems Sentinel NET Detection and Control System is specifically designed to protect large haulers, graders, shovels, trucks, and other vehicles/ machines critical to operations. It uses a variety of technologies to detect fires. The Sentinel NET System is designed to reduce the cost of ownership and offer fast installation while minimizing the required time to maintain the system.
Stat-X® highly-advanced fire suppression technology offers a highly compact and economical fire extinguishing solution. A Stat-X® unit consists of an extremely rugged, hermetically sealed, stainless steel canister containing a stable, solid compound. The canister is durable and non-pressurised, and is capable of withstanding harsh, corrosive environments. In the event of a fire, Stat-X units automatically release ultrafine particles and propellant inert gasses which quickly and effectively extinguish fires without depleting oxygen levels and has zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and zero Global Warming Potential (GWP).
Compared to traditional pressurised gas or chemical agent piped systems Stat-X® advanced technology is economical to install and own. No special storage space or distribution piping is needed. And since the Stat-X® agent is generated only when the system actuates, you don’t have regular agent level inspections or containers to weigh and hydro-test over the years. When discharged, the aerosol agent remains buoyant protecting the space for an extended period of time. Afterwards, it is easily vented out for clean-up leaving little residue. Spent Stat-X® units are simply replaced and the system can be restored.
FlameStop has partnered with Coltraco and is their Distributor in the Australasia region. Coltraco products are globally renowned and onboard nearly 10,000 vessels. Key markets for this range of products include Fire Suppression, Marine, Shipping, Oil and Gas, Defence, Power Generation, Data Centres, Rail and many more sites where high value or safety critical assets require inspection and monitoring.
The range of products is widely used in the areas of fire safety and watertightness, notably monitoring liquefied and non-liquefied gaseous extinguishing systems. The SCANNER is used for testing for water/air-tight integrity.