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Special fire protection equipment is sometimes used to quickly extinguish fires within the generator housing. One method that has been used releases water into the generator enclosure on detection of a fire. A better system injects carbon dioxide into the generator rather than water. This is safer and does not add to the damage caused by the fire.
Many large machines operate in a hydrogen-cooled environment. Since hydrogen will not support combustion, additional fire protection is often not considered necessary for these units. Instead, a method is required to monitor the purity of the hydrogen to make sure no air is mixed with the hydrogen to form an explosive mixture. Most generator shells are designed to withstand such an explosion of the maximum intensity possible from a hydrogen and air mixture.

Power Generator Fire Suppression Systems

Automatic fire suppression may be for a small charging station, mobile generator or clean energy storage device that could easily be forgotten about when it comes to fire protection, however, the equipment will be expected to work at a moment’s notice and then have a demanding schedule.

Fires will start small and the key is stopping them at the earliest stage to limit the damage but also stop the spread to nearby structures, which could be occupied buildings increasing the risk to life.

This highlights how easy it is to just focus on the main risk when it comes to local or object fire protection. An important note to take away from this is that mobile power generators can be used in unlimited locations so the risk from a fire can extend to that of just the generator unit.

When it comes to wind energy and wind turbines, a specialist automatic fire suppression system is required. The design of a Wind Turbine means that only compact systems and robust fire detection systems can only be effectively used, ruling out the traditional methods such as sprinklers and portable fire extinguishers.

The location of the turbine nacelle is high up and typically in a remote location. They are normally unoccupied and subject to harsh environments with debris. This is where a compact fire suppression system combined with a durable detection tube comes into its own. These fire suppression systems can be sited within the nacelle and avoid the common false alarms of traditional detection systems used in these environments.

Clean Agent systems from Reacton® offer fast and effective detection and fire suppression in a convenient package and are easy to roll out in a modular approach across your wind turbine requirements.

High-Performance Systems

The purpose of Power Generation applications is to provide power, in many instances, they are providing backup and critical power so disruption and power interruption from fire damage is not an option. You must have a product you can rely on to mitigate this possibility.

Our Power Generator fire suppression system
features include:
  • Latest technology in extinguishing mediums
  • Specific nozzle innovation
  • Stainless steel components
  • Approved systems
  • Purely a pneumatic detection system.
  • All systems designed, manufactured, and tested in ISO 9001: 2015 certified facilities

What Extinguishing Agent?

Equipment associated with power generation cannot strictly be classified as just one type of extinguishing agent. Whilst some applications have sensitive electronic equipment and energy storage devices such as solar energy, others will have large quantities of fuels and hydraulic oils, as found in mobile generators.

Whatever the application is it will be covered by the Clean Agent and Dual Agents from Reacton®.

Clean Agents provide great protection from such a small amount of agents, making them ideal for the compact nature of many applications. Not only can you protect the energized equipment, but it will also provide full protection for any Flammable liquids.

In a Dry Powder or Dual Agent configuration, you can protect areas having significant leakage and/or ventilation. In fact, you can actually protect a hazard that does not have an enclosure, Reaction tests for these scenarios in globally recognized testing facilities offer repeatable data and approvals.

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Aanchal Gupta

Welcome to my website! I'm Aanchal Gupta, an expert in Electrical Technology, and I'm excited to share my knowledge and insights with you. With a strong educational background and practical experience, I aim to provide valuable information and solutions related to the field of electrical engineering. I hold a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Electrical Engineering, which has equipped me with a solid foundation in the principles and applications of electrical technology. Throughout my academic journey, I focused on developing a deep understanding of various electrical systems, circuits, and power distribution networks.

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