Whether it be in their large exhibit areas or in their archive rooms, museums contain unique items (artifacts, paintings, sculptures). Often these items are one of a kind and are of important value. In general, these items can be considered extremely “fragile” and cannot be exposed to an uncontrolled environment.
To date, sprinklers have been the usual fire protection systems used to protect such areas. However, this method brings the concern of potential damage involved with discharging a high volume of water on such rare and sometimes fragile items, not to mention the associated clean-up cost.
SECURIPLEX FIRE-SCOPE® 2000 water mist system is the ideal solution to alleviate these concerns. Using only a fraction of the water which is usually used by a typical sprinkler system, water mist will limit damage and clean-up time and cost, while efficiently reducing the fire intensity and preventing its propagation.
Protected spaces can be of unlimited size. In order to reduce water requirements, large areas are subdivided into discharge zones . Each discharge zone is independently controlled using dedicated pneumatic zone valves.
The FIRE-SCOPE® 2000 low pressure water mist system is sized and configured for a continuous discharge duration of 30 minutes, as per NFPA 750.
FIRE-SCOPE® 2000 nozzles are located at the ceiling and positioned to provide coverage of the entire protected space. Nozzles are installed at a maximum of 16 feet from one another and a maximum of 8.2 feet from the nearest wall. One nozzle covers approximately a 269 square feet area.
The FIRE-SCOPE® 2000 high pressure single fluid system is driven by an electric fire pump. The water supply is provided from the city main or a water reservoir. The fire pump will boost the pressure to a working pressure of 52 barg (750 psig) with a minimum inlet pressure of 4 barg (60 psig). The pump capacity is sufficient to provide protection for multiple zones totalling up to 3,014 square feet.
Detection is achieved by using fusible heat activated detectors. The heat detectors have a nominal temperature fusing point of 57ºC (135ºF). Upon activation of a detector or combination of detectors, the pump system and the appropriate zone valves will be activated and all nozzles in that zone will discharge.
The FIRE-SCOPE® 2000 high pressure water mist system can be controlled by SECURIPLEX LLC addressable PROPAK panel, which can communicate alarms and faults back to the Centralized Alarm System.