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Fire suppression query

Post by witsd » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:43 pm

Hi all,

I'm trying to find more info on a product that I think was mentioned here within the last 18 months.

It's a standalone tube of extinguishing substance that is affixed within electrical supply cabinets and similar set-up. When exposed to heat, the tube ruptures and spills the chemical, extinguishing the fire.

So, can anyone remember where this was mentioned and what the product was?

And, does anyone have any opinions on the effectiveness of this type of product?

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Re: Fire suppression query

Post by bernicarey » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:00 pm

It's made by Envirograf, and called the Enviroburst.

https://envirograf.com/product/envirobu ... on-system/

Video available on their website where even the most cynical of electricians can see if it works or not, unless they are conspiracy nuts with whom there is no sensible discussion.... :lol:

They do a small version for fitting in Mobility Scooter battery boxes too...
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Re: Fire suppression query

Post by Messy » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:44 pm

And another

https://rotarexfiretec.com/categories/e ... protection

In fact there's quite a few of them on the market now. I am not sure whether there is a British or European standard from them yet, so we won't be ordering any until we have that reassurance.

I have already had my fingers burnt - so to speak :roll: - by procuring clever innovation to find it underperforms (video smoke detection and in some ways, hypoxic fire systems as two examples)

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Post by bernicarey » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:39 pm

Messy
that one you've discovered seems to be a far more substantial system. I can understand your reluctance to commit to something like that without further evidence.
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Re: Fire suppression query

Post by witsd » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:23 am

Yeah, I'm thinking of an ad hoc usage for places that are already high risk due to factors that are out of our control...

Thanks guys, I'll let you know if this leads to any additional data (positive or negative).
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