In many industries such as Semiconductor fabrication, food processing, pharmaceutical plants, even a small fire can cause a significant loss as both the product and the machinery can become contaminated with smoke, as well as the water used to fight the fire. Kidde has a range of products to detect fire at its earliest stage, as well as suppression agents that leave no residue.
Clean manufacturing facilities, or clean rooms, are most often associated with the production of semiconductor chips. Due to extremely high value of the chips being produced and the resulting high cost of downtime, a fire, even a small one, can contaminate an entire production run and cause costly delays.
Companies who are seeking to achieve “green” status for their buildings and operations are evaluating every type of system from HVAC to fire protection. The intent is to maximise resource efficiency and enhance productivity while having the least possible adverse effect on the environment. When it comes to protecting vital enclosures such as data centers, process control rooms and automated manufacturing machinery, the fire protection challenge is to balance effectiveness versus environmental impact.
Kidde offers a unique approach to fire protection—total system solutions. With this approach in mind, we have established a total fire protection package ideal for Green Facilities. Listed below are Detection and Suppression Systems most commonly used for this type of application.
Kidde Senator HSSD® System
Laser-based high-sensitivity smoke detection system designed to detect fire in the incipient stage. Recommended for critical facilities such as data centres. Thousands of times more sensitive than conventional detectors, the Kidde Senator employs particle size discrimination technology to reduce the occurrence of nuisance alarms. System consists of a detector head, piping network and optional LCD display module.
Kidde Detect-A-Fire® Detectors and Release Devices
Standard-of-the-industry detector functions as an alarm device to sense overheat and fire conditions and trigger an alarm or as a release device to sense fire and actuate the fire suppression system. Rate-compensated for versatility and reset able for economical performance.
Kidde Engineered System Designed for Use with 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid
The Kidde Engineered System designed for use with 3M Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid provides clean fire protection that is safe for people and the environment. There’s zero Ozone Depletion Potential and the lowest Global Warming Potential of any halon replacement agent. The Kidde System is also engineered to discharge within ten seconds to stop fires before they can damage sensitive equipment, destroy data or cause major business interruption.
Engineered system for total flooding of enclosed spaces. Uses Argonite, an inert gas consisting of a mixture of argon and nitrogen that suppresses fire by depleting oxygen in the protected space. Environmentally safe and requires minimal post-fire cleanup. System includes detectors, a control unit, agent storage cylinders, piping and discharge nozzles.
ADS FM-200 System
The Kidde ADS FM-200 System is an advanced system innovation developed by Kidde engineering to provide economic protection for larger enclosures requiring longer agent flow distances. FM-200 Systems provide active fire protection that works automatically and stays on duty around the clock.
ECS Series FM-200 System
The preferred fire suppression system for vital facilities that can't afford fire-related business interruption of process controls, automated industrial operations, robotics, etc.
Kidde Carbon Dioxide Fire Suppression System
The Kidde Carbon Dioxide Fire Suppression System uses the proven Kidde Detect-A-Fire detector to sense fire in its earliest stages. Carbon dioxide in a gaseous form is then applied locally to the protected area for quick fire suppression. Carbon dioxide will not contaminate or leave residue requiring time-consuming cleanup operations.