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Special Hazard Fire Suppression

At LVC we offer installation, inspection, repair, and replacement services for such properties helping to ensure the safety of your employees, property, equipment, and assets.

SUPPRESSION – CLEAN AGENT

Clean Agent is a class of fire suppression systems normally used in occupied spaces that offer distinct advantages when compared with the conventional sprinkler systems using water:

We offer these clean agents:

All of these environmentally safe agents are increasingly being used to replace existing Halon 1301 systems, which are no longer manufactured.

Clean Agent Applications:

SUPRESSION – INERT GAS

Here are the benefits of this all-natural extinguishant using Argon and Nitrogen:

Inert Gas Applications:

SUPPRESSION – HIGH & LOW PRESSURE CO2

Total Flooding and Local Application Systems

Both systems consist of a fixed supply of carbon dioxide (CO2) connected to a piping network for agent distribution.

How Does Carbon Dioxide Work?
Carbon Dioxide systems use intelligent, reliable, and fast acting control panels to quickly sense a fire before it can cause costly damage to your property. Carbon dioxide gas has a high rate of expansion which allows it to work fast. When applied to a fire, CO2 provides a heavy blanket of gas that reduces the oxygen level to a point where combustion cannot occur. Since carbon dioxide is a gas, there is no clean-up associated with a system discharge which means minimal business interruption.

CO2 Applications:

SUPPRESSION – FOAM

We provide a full line of foams including; Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF), High-expansion and Low-expansion. Three fire extinguishment mechanisms are in effect when using AFFF.

  1. An aqueous film is formed which works to help prevent the release of fuel vapor.
  2. The foam blanket from which the film-forming liquid drains effectively excludes oxygen from the fuel surface.
  3. The water content of the foam provides a cooling effect.

Foam Applications:

Foam Concentrate is intended for use on Class B hydrocarbon fuel fire having low water solubility such as various crude oils, gasoline, diesel fuels, aviation fuels, etc.

SUPPRESSION – STAT-X

Stat-X is a self contained extinguishing unit that contains an aerosol forming compound which, during a controlled combustion process within the canister, produces an ultra-fine aerosol extinguishing agent that is significantly more effective than currently available alternatives.

The units are constructed of stainless steel components, are listed for enclosed hazards, and require no piping, nozzles, or other distribution equipment. If effect, the canister acts as its own storage, production and delivery device. Units have a temperature rating of -40° F to +130°F. Stat-X can be activated via mechanical, electrical or thermal means.

Applications:

SYSTEMS – DRY CHEMICAL

The Dry Chemical fire suppression system is a pre-engineered, fixed nozzle system for protection of industrial type applications.

The Dry Chemical system consists of three major components: a container to store the dry chemical extinguisher agent; an actuation system operated manually or automatically and an agent distribution system which delivers the agent from the tank through the distribution piping to the hazard areas. Along with the fire suppression system, the total system design must include a hand portable fire extinguisher(s).

Applications:

SYSTEMS – MOBILE EQUIPMENT

Mobile Equipment Fire Suppression Systems are designed to suppress the fires that occur in the engine compartments and associated areas of mobile vehicles. Each system is uniquely designed based on the engine, hydraulic fluid, oil, and combustion fuel configurations and quantities to create a system that suppresses the fire.

Mobile Equipment Fire Suppression Systems always use a dry chemical and sometimes additionally use a Liquid chemical on very large equipment as its fire suppressant(s). These systems are activated by automatic or manual means.

The primary goal of these systems is to get the operators and passengers off of the vehicles in a safe manner, with the secondary goal to extinguish the fire on the vehicle.

The primary fire hazards of Mobile Equipment are highly flammable fuels, oils and hydraulic fluids. Along with the Mobile Equipment Fire Suppression System, the total system design must include a hand portable fire extinguisher(s) located on board the vehicle that can be used for the safe egress of operator & passengers or to manually suppress a fire that may be burning in an unprotected area.

Applications: