Iron and Steel production processes present a number of significant fire hazards. The heavy machinery required to process and transport materials are subject to some of the most extreme conditions possible. Slag removal and handling equipment are often exposed to temperatures reaching 1093°C and present extreme hazards to both personnel and equipment. The business critical nature of this heavy machinery, which often is running around the clock, make minimising down-time and preventing business interruptions paramount.

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 Iron and Steel Machinery. Listed below are FM Approved Detection, Suppression and Control Systems most commonly used for this type of application.


Kidde DCS Suppression System

Stored pressure dry chemical delivery systems like the Kidde DCS provide the highest possible reliability for fire protection. Dependable ABC dry chemical powder with a full 90% potency provides solid fire fighting capability in the DCS. The agent is maintained in an inerted atmosphere inside the cylinder. The system status can be readily ascertained by checking the cylinder gauge or in the system control unit via the optional supervisory pressure switches installed on the system cylinders. We don’t compromise – why should you?

Kidde LS Suppression System

The Kidde LS Suppression System utilises Aquagreen XT; an all new innovative aqueous agent that provides exceptional performance over an expanded temperature range. Aquagreen XT suppresses, cools, and secures and does so with a formula that is environmentally responsible and safe for personnel. Designed and approved for use as a primary fire fighting system, the LS can also be combined with a dry chemical DCS discharge to provide sequentially delivered fire suppression charges that provide exceptional knock-down and securement for the most challenging applications.


Kidde SA1 Detection & Control System

Designed to control detection and suppression functions for the Kidde Sentinel vehicle fire suppression system, the Kidde SA1 Control Unit provides status information and user controls in a rugged compact die-cast aluminium enclosure. The SA1 is cost-effective, versatile and is fully compatible with the full range of Kidde Sentinel detection technologies. Multiple power management options are available, providing reliable detection, annunciation and system releasing. Integration into your application has never been easier.

Kidde NET Detection & Control System

The Kidde Sentinel NET is the heart of a full-featured package of control, annunciation and releasing technologies that provide a flexible array of configuration options: Multiple protected spaces, cross-zoning, and event logging are combined with a high-quality text status display adding up to an unbeatable package. With advanced networking capability and robust Triple ‘R’ redundancy, to prevent unwanted discharges, the Kidde NET is the premier choice for the protection of critical assets in the toughest environments.


Kidde Detect-A-Fire® Heat Detectors

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. The Detect-A-Fire is rate-compensated for versatility and self-restoring for economical performance.