Power generation facilities, whether hydroelectric, nuclear, or fossil fuel, all represent significant and varied fire hazards, from both the fuel and the rotating machinery. Fire also poses a significant business risk in the industry, not only because power plants are a major capital investment, but also because downtime can have serious repercussions for those who depend on an uninterrupted supply of electricity. Kidde has a complete range of fire protection products to protect everything from the largest coal-fire plant, to the smallest compartmentalized gas turbines.

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 Turbine Generators. Listed below are Detection and Suppression Systems most commonly used for this type of application.


Kidde Carbon Dioxide Fire Suppression System

The Kidde Carbon Dioxide Fire Suppression System is designed to detect a fire rapidly before it can grow out of control. Since the turbine is enclosed and unoccupied, Carbon Dioxide is the ideal suppression agent for this application.

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.

Argonite System

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

Environmentally-friendly. The preferred fire suppression system for vital facilities that can't afford fire-related business interruption of process controls, automated industrial operations, robotics, etc.

Marioff Hi-Fog Watermist Systems

HI-FOG® is a very flexible fire protection system. Compact and light weight, it can be configured to fit the tight compartments of, for example, wind turbine nacelles. HI-FOG® can also be configured to provide fire protection for the wider spaces of surrounding infrastructure. Tested for a many types of spaces, HI-FOG® can protect individual turbines, transformers, substations, hydropower plants, nuclear power plants, and similar facilities.


Kidde Senator HSSD® System

Laser-based high-sensitivity-smoke detection system designed to detect fire in the incipient stage. Recommended for critical facilities. Thousands of times more sensitive than conventional detectors, the 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.

Det-Tronics Flame and Gas Detectors

Detector Electronics' flame and gas detectors offer solutions for applications in which risk to personnel is high and where fire might result in a large loss of equipment. Beyond critical life-safety concerns, Det-Tronics products have proven to minimise total cost of ownership while minimising false alarms.

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.