70 Bar SAPPHIRE Plus
25 Bar System
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70 Bar SAPPHIRE Plus
25 Bar System
Selector valves allow one bank of containers to be used to protect multiple areas.
The selector valve is used in applications where multiple areas require protection from a single bank of containers. The valves are pneumatically operated by a nitrogen pilot container that provides the pressure to open the valve. The nitrogen enters through the inlet port of the pneumatic container. When the selector valve is fully open, the nitrogen exits through the outlet port. Nitrogen from the outlet port is directed through a pilot line to operate the specific number of containers required to protect a particular hazard. The selector valves are full bore therefore reducing the pressure loss through the valve and ensuring maximum efficiency.
UPS/Battery Room is designed to provide back-up power in the event of a failure of the main power supply.
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70 BAR SAPPHIRE PLUS FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM
The SAPPHIRE Plus system is now available at pressure of 70 bar, which helps reduce the footprint, installation and service time by providing higher fill densities to reduce the number of containers.
The increased pressure also permits the containers to be located much further from the protected space and increases the ability to introduce selector valves to protect multiple hazards from a single container bank. Additionally pipe sizes may be reduced increasing the economy and design flexibility.
The container assembly consists of a seamless container fitted with a valve and internal syphon tube, factory filled with Novec 1230™ fire protection fluid and super-pressurized with dry nitrogen to 70 bar at 20 °C (1015 psi at 70 °F)
The higher pressure provides for several advantages over conventional 25 bar and 42 bar systems, depending on the characteristics of the particular hazard. The containers can be positioned further away from the protected space, allowing the user to avoid taking up valuable floor space within or close to the hazard area. Selector valves systems are easily configured, allowing for multiple hazards to be protected from one bank of containers, reducing footprint agent and quantity, thereby potentially offering cost reductions. The fill density can be extended upto 1.4 kgs/litre, allowing more agent to be stored in a given container size.
Container bracket assemblies are used to secure containers to a wall or supporting structure.
FLEXIBLE DISCHARGE HOSE
SAPPHIRE agent containers may be connected to the systems pipework with a flexible discharge hose. This enables containers to be disconnected for maintenance or recharge without dismantling other container mountings, manifold connections and pipework.
MANIFOLD UNION ADAPTOR
Manifold union adapters connect threaded manifolds to the system pipework. They are available in NPT x NPT and NPT x BSPT thread types for 65 mm (2.5 in.), 80 mm (3 in.) and 100 mm (4 in.) nominal sizes.
PILOT CONTAINER SOLENOID
The pilot container solenoid is factory fitted to the pilot container valve to allow for electrical activation of the pilot container.
PILOT CONTAINER MANUAL ACTUATOR
The pilot container manual actuator is fitted to the pilot container to allow for the pilot container to be activated manually, thereby overriding the electrical activation of the system.
A steel safety pin prevents accidental operation. To allow the use of the manual actuator the steel safety pin is removed and the lever pulled in the direction indicated by the arrow embossed on the body of the device.
The pneumatic actuator operates the slave system container and is fitted to the top of the valve assembly.
ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT ADAPTOR
Small unavoidable variations in container heights can cause installation issues when manifolded systems are used. The adjustable height adaptor provides height adjustment to overcome these variations, and is installed between the hose outlet and manifold check valve allowing for a variation of upto 35 mm (1.4 in.).
It may be necessary to manifold agent containers to provide the required amount of agent for a hazard, or to make available the proper increments of agent weight for the protection of multiple hazards.
Manifolds can either be assembled from threaded pipe and fittings or be of welded construction. They enable multiple containers to connect to a common pipe network. They may also be used in systems where Main / Reserve container arrangements are required.
A manifold bracket assembly consists of two lengths of unistrut, mounted vertically on a wall or bulk head to enable height adjustment of the manifold assembly.
COMPUTER ROOM WHITE SPACE
The White Space within the Data Center is the heart of the facility and is the reason for building everything else around it. Within this
space will be located all of the IT equipment together with the other component parts of the supporting infrastructure,
necessary to keep it operational.
The Equipment found within the White Space will include; server equipment, storage equipment, LAN & WAN equipment, cabling Infrastructure, power distribution, cooling equipment, monitoring equipment, fire protection equipment and security equipment which will either be located within racks (server, storage, networking, cabling), around the periphery of the room (cooling, power) or located at high level, in the racks or within the floor void or above false ceilings (monitoring, security, fire protection). The design of the equipment layout is similar, regardless of the size and type of data centre, provided that the basic design rules are followed i.e. Hot aisle Cold aisle arrangement. The main concern within the White space is how well Moves, Adds and Changes (MAC) are managed, as this is when issues can occur and standards and regulations compromised, including fire safety. The fact that IT equipment may be changed every 3 years means that the configuration of the space is constantly evolving and therefore careful attention must be paid to ensure that the space remains compliant with fire regulations.
The container label details the container valve assembly part number, agent weight, tare weight, gross weight, fill density, charge date and fill location.
CONTACTED PRESSURE GAUGE
The contacted pressure gauge is factory fitted to the valve.
It allows for a visual indication of container pressure as well as providing an electrical signal in the event that the container pressure falls by 10% or more. The gauge is also available in a standard format, without the electrical contacts. Both versions are field replaceable.
PILOT CONTAINER ASSEMBLY
The pilot container assembly is supplied charged with nitrogen at a pressure of 100 bar (1450 psi) and is used to provide pneumatic pressure to activate other devices, including the selector valves and system containers.
The capacity of the container is either 3.4 litres (TPED/PESO) or 3.0 litres (DOT). It is supplied with a solenoid, manual release actuator and a contacted pressure gauge. The contacted pressure gauge is factory fitted to the pilot container valve and allows for a visual indication of the container pressure as well as providing an electrical signal in the event that the container pressure falls by 10% or more.
DISCHARGE PRESSURE SWITCH
The discharge pressure switch is activated from agent pressure during discharge and signals to a control panel to confirm that the system has discharged. The pressure switch latches upon operation and contains a reset plunger, enabling it to be manually reset.
The Manifold Check Valve is fitted between the adjustable height adaptor and the manifold inlet port. It is designed to allow the flow of agent in one direction only and to prevent the loss of agent in the event that a container is disconnected from the system pipework. It is available in 50 mm (2 in.) and 25mm (1 in.).
SELECTOR VALVE SOLENOID
The selector valve solenoid is installed between the pilot container and the selector valve and allows pneumatic release of the system and selector valves, via pneumatic tubing, upon receipt of an electrical signal from the system control panel.
The solenoids are offered as standard with manual release and are available in metric and imperial tube connections.
The Container Valve is a pressure differential valve that operates when the pressure in the top chamber of the valve is released by one of the actuation devices.
The Container Valve Assembly comprises of the valve including a burst disc and pressure gauge as standard and is available in two sizes, 50 mm (2 in.) and 25 mm (1 in.). The 50 mm (2 in.) valve is used on the 60, 120 and 180 litre containers and the 25 mm (1 in.) version is used on the 8, 16, 32 and 45 litre containers.
Novec 1230 fluid distributes within the protected area by the discharge nozzle which is sized to ensure the correct flow of agent for the risk.
Nozzles are available with seven port (180°) or sixteen port (360°) horizontal discharge patterns. Ports are drilled in 0.1 mm increments to the specified system design. Nozzles are supplied in aluminium, brass, or stainless steel.
NOVEC 1230 GAS
SAPPHIRE Plus system utilises NOVEC 1230 GAS manufactured by 3M. The gas is none toxic, none conductive and environmentally friendly.
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