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FireFlex DUALCOMBINED AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER AND CLEAN AGENT INTEGRATED FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS. Designed with user-friendly features, the FIREFLEX® DUAL units are easy to install and maintain.

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3M NOVEC 1230NovecTM 1230 Fire Protection Fluid

Description

Clean agent systems are designed with the purpose of protecting the contents of water sensitive hazards, such as IT or telecom equipment. Automatic sprinkler systems are intended and designed as primary fire protection as they offer life safety to occupants and provide building protection. A dual agent system provides the highest level of protection for mission critical facilities.

Automatic sprinklers are required in all compartments of completely sprinklered buildings as defined in NFPA 13. Preaction systems are specialized sprinkler systems that provide security against accidental water damage by using supervisory air or nitrogen pressure in the piping instead of water. When used in combination with sprinkler systems, clean agent systems are designed to serve as initial fire protection with the intent of extinguishing the fire, thereby reducing the potential for sprinkler discharge, and thus minimizing damage to the electronic equipment.

The FIREFLEX® DUAL provides an integrated solution for dual agent applications.

Features

  • Simple and quick installation thereby reducing costs
  • Compact factory assembled and tested systems
  • Lockable doors to avoid unauthorized handling
  • Clean agent safe for occupants
  • Environmentally safe long-term solution
  • Available in multiple sizes
  • Serial number for easy reference
  • FM Approved as an assembled unit
  • UL/ULC Listed as an assembled unit
  • Seismic type contruction, up to a 601 lbs cylinder, 46'' cabinet.

Cabinets

Factory assembly of the FIREFLEX® DUAL cabinets ensures that all components have been carefully integrated. All systems are fully programmed and tested at the factory which facilitates the onsite installation and commissioning process.

The FIREFLEX® DUAL cabinets are of the freestanding type and are made of robust 14 gauge steel with a corrosion resistant fire red paint finish, polyester powder-coated and oven-baked on a phosphate base. Cabinets are also provided with two locked frontal doors that are removable without special tools, reducing space requirements for ease of installation and maintenance. Furthermore, all doors are provided with a neoprene gasket to reduce vibrations.

Technical details:

Novec 1230 Extinguishing Agent

The FIREFLEX® DUAL system uses 3MTM NovecTM 1230 Fire Protection Fluid combined with a Viking Preaction System. This clean extinguishing agent is based on sustainable technology and is the only chemical agent currently available that not only meets current regulations but also those in the future regulatory framework. It is also the only extinguishing agent that allows a 1 to 1 cylinder replacement for existing halon systems. Factory assembly of the FIREFLEX® DUAL cabinets ensures that all components have been properly integrated. All systems are fully programmed and tested at the factory which facilitates the onsite installation and commissioning process.

Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is a new generation of halon replacement gas designed to mitigate concerns regarding occupant safety, extinguishing performance and the environment. Contrary to first generation HFC’s, the Novec™ 1230 fluid has key characteristics that define a clean extinguishing agent such as:

  • Ozone layer depletion potential of zero (ODP)
  • Global warming potential of 1 (GWP)
  • Atmospheric lifetime of only 5 days
  • Widest safety margin for occupants

The FIREFLEX® DUAL integrated systems are thus adapted for use in any mission critical facility requiring a clean extinguishing agent that is not only fast and efficient, but also safe for people and the environment.

SEVO Cylinders

The FIREFLEX® DUAL system uses SEVO™ 1230 FORCE500™ cylinders pressurized at 500 psi and designed for a high volume discharge rate in order to meet the rapid discharge requirements specified in the NFPA 2001 standard. Discharge valves are of brass construction and are designed as per the pressure differential concept. They are also provided with an integrated pressure safety device, a pressure indicating gauge and an electric actuator. The SEVO™ system is UL, ULC Listed and FM Approved. All systems are designed as per the NFPA 2001 standard and in compliance with the limitations and instructions found in the manufacturer’s design manual. All cylinders are factory-filled with the extinguishing agent and then pressurized with nitrogen allowing maximum flexibility at the time of installation. They are fabricated, tested and stamped according to D.O.T. 4BA500 or 4BW500 or TC specifications depending on their size and capacity.

FireFlex DUAL - SEVO CYLINDERS

SEVO Discharge Nozzles

FireFlex DUAL

The SEVO™ discharge nozzles are designed to provide a complete and rapid vaporization of the Novec™ 1230 fluid as well as properly distribute the agent within the protected space. Standard nozzles are made of aluminum and are available in various sizes, including ½”, 1”, 1½”, 2” and 2½”. Both 180º and 360º models cover a maximum area of 32’ x 32’ with a maximum height of 16’- 4”.

Preaction Automatic Sprinkler System

The FIREFLEX® DUAL system integrates a Viking preaction sprinkler system with the Model F1 Straight Through Deluge Valve. FIREFLEX® DUAL systems are provided with an integrated 2” or 3” diameter single or double interlocked preaction system.

Applications

  • Telecommunication centersFireFlex DUAL
  • Server rooms and data storage
  • Control rooms
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Medical treatment centers & laboratories
  • Archives
  • Emergency diesel generators

Approvals

The FIREFLEX® DUAL is FM Approved and cULus Listed as an assembled unit. Click on the link below to view the FIREFLEX® DUAL certificates.

Our adaptability, in order to better meet our customers' needs, is our main priority. Consequently, here is the available range of options for the FIREFLEX® DUAL units.

Seismic construction type Option

The FIREFLEX® DUAL seismic type construction option is available with or without panel, up to a 601 lbs cylinder, 46'' cabinet.

QUALIFICATIONS

The FIREFLEX® DUAL seismic construction type option is tested in accordance with:

  • International Building Code, 2009 Edition
  • California Building Code, 2007 Edition
  • ASCE Standard 7, 2005 Edition
  • ICC-ES AC-156

 

 

Air Supply Options

Two styles of air supplies are available for the FIREFLEX® DUAL units depending on needs or configurations. These air supplies are factory assembled and pressure tested.

Air supply style "A": is used to supervise the sprinkler piping network of preaction systems. This option includes an oilless piston-type air compressor with supervisory trim integrated in the FIREFLEX® DUAL cabinet and factory piped to the system riser.

AIR SUPPLY OPTIONS

 

 

 

Air compressors have open, single-phase motors with internal thermal protection.

Air supply style "B": is provided with an air pressure maintenance device factory mounted and adjusted in the FIREFLEX® DUAL cabinet and piped to the air inlet port of the unit. Used to supervise the sprinkler piping network of preaction systems when the external air supply (by tank-mounted air compressor, plant air or dry nitrogen cylinders) is provided by others.

Note: The air supply must be restricted to ensure that it cannot replace air as fast as it escapes when a releasing device or sprinkler operates.

 

Integrated Releasing Control Panel Option

FireFlex DUAL - NFS-320 NOTIFIER PANEL

The optional releasing control panel integrated in the FIREFLEX® DUAL cabinet is Notifier®'s by Honeywell model NFS-320.This panel includes two Class A or B, programmable detection zones; four Class B, supervisory zones and four Class A or B, programmable output circuits.

 

Programming of the control panel is done by FireFlex® Systems and is password protected. The panel is compatible with many types of fire alarm & supervisory devices such as linear heat detectors, spot-type heat and smoke detectors, water flow and release indicators, low and high air pressure switches, manual pull stations and abort switches.The control panel also includes an alphanumeric display with 2 lines of 40 characters describing all the system conditions, as well as a set of red and yellow LED lamps individually indicating the alarm and trouble conditions of the system. Easy to operate control buttons are also provided to activate and operate the system's various functions.

Remote-controlled Option

The remote-controlled option provides a junction box where all supervisory and control devices, are prewired to a set of terminals for field wiring to a releasing control panel to be provided by others. The system’s electric actuator must be compatible and listed with the releasing control panel.