Fire Suppression for Electrical Equipment, Control Cabinets, and/or Electric Drives

The Next Generation of Fire Protection

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Trains have been moving across the land for over 200 years. They remain a modern mode of conveyance because they are so efficient. Plus, they are versatile. Trains can transport all manner of freight as well as passengers.

Trains offer many advantages over highway transport of people and materials. Some include:

  • For passengers, trains are safer than cars or buses.
  • Trains are more cost efficient for both freight and passenger travel.
  • Trains are more environmentally friendly than trucks for shipping freight.
  • Trains are more reliable in terms of keeping to a schedule.
  • Trains can move much larger loads than trucks.

Most modern trains run off of electricity in some configuration. Diesel-electric trains use diesel generators to produce the electricity used to drive traction motors. Purely electric trains receive electricity from overhead lines or a third rail to power the traction motors. It takes quite a bit of electricity to power a train. All this electrical current must be managed carefully to ensure the power gets to where it needs to go and remains confined to the electrical circuitry.

The Fire Risk

Whether the electricity is produced onboard the train or harvested from external sources, there will always be electrical equipment, cabinets, and drives. Since these components are directly involved in using or managing high volumes of electricity, there is an associated fire risk. A fire can originate from overheated motors, short circuits, arcing, or other electrical faults.
A fire in any of these electrical areas can have immediate negative effects on the control of the train. This not only affects the life safety of those on the train, but it may also affect the life safety of those near the rail line.

While the potential risk to life safety is enormous, there is also considerable value in the train itself. Trains represent an immense financial investment. A fire that damages even a portion of the train will carry a high price tag.

Aside from the life safety risk and the cost of direct fire damage, there are also the loss-of-service costs. Losing a key component like the locomotive can cause substantial delays, lost revenue, and damage to the company image.

The Solution

Providing highly effective fire protection in control cabinets and areas that house electrical equipment and electric drives is paramount. The Stat-X® total flooding condensed aerosol fire suppression system is an ideal choice for all these enclosures. The compact design of Stat-X units allows them to be easily installed in tight spaces without affecting other components.

Stat-X electrical units can be connected to fire detection systems for activation, or the thermal units can be specified to activate at a pre-determined temperature. The rapid response of a Stat-X system can quickly suppress fires while they are manageable, thereby protecting life safety while reducing damage and train downtime.

Stat-X fire suppression is currently protecting fire suppression for electrical equipment, control cabinets, and/or electric drives worldwide. Find out more today.

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"After researching available special hazard (fire) systems for the very best protection as well as compliance with safety and environmental issues we found Stat-X technology as the product leader."

— Engineer, Leicestershire, UK

An affordable, simple solution for safeguarding fire suppression for electrical equipment, control cabinets, and/or electric drives special hazards

Operators need a compact, durable fire suppression systems for fire suppression for electrical equipment, control cabinets, and/or electric drives that quickly detects and suppresses fire, compiles with regulation and keeps employees and environment front of mind.

Stat-X has many listings and approvals that supports these criteria, offering quick and effective fire suppression, durability, minimal maintenance, and environmental safety in the challenging conditions of an fire suppression for electrical equipment, control cabinets, and/or electric drives.

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Stat-X Fire Suppression Features:

An alternative to traditional special hazard Fire Protection

  • Effective Agent PerformanceHighly effective based on required density
  • Compact and ModularOffering adaptable design especially when space and weight are critical
  • Simple and Economic InstallationNo piping required, resulting in significant savings on parts and labor
  • DurableIdeal for harsh environments and remote locations
  • Made in the USA
  • Long service lifeService life of fifteen (15) years
  • Virtually Maintenance FreeNo cylinder weighing requirement or leakage risks
  • U.S. EPA SNAP listed for normally occupied and unoccupied spacesRegulatory certainty. No risk of future regulations interrupting supply
  • Environmentally FriendlyZero potential for global warming or ozone depletion
  • Installed on every continent
  • 329 distributors
  • 750,000 sold worldwide
  • 94 countries

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Performance you can trust

Stat-X is an ideal fire suppression alternative to HFC based systems that are being regulated out of use through various global movements; and to PFAS based systems that are starting to face significant regulatory pressure at the local level, and likely to be more widespread in the coming years.

Fireaway Inc. designs and manufactures the Stat-X® condensed aerosol fire suppression product line.