A motor control center or room is an assembly to control some or all electric motors in a central location. It consists of multiple enclosed sections having a common power bus and with each section containing a combination starter, which in turn consists of a motor starter, fuses or a circuit breaker, and power disconnect. A motor control center can also include push buttons, indicator lights, variable-frequency drives, programmable logic controllers, and metering equipment.
The fire risk of a motor control room at land would be based on what motors are being controlled within those rooms. If a motor control room was controlling and powering a fire pump, then its loss would represent a general loss of fire protection to the facility being served by the fire pump. The probability of this event would be relatively low because an initial fire would have to develop in either the control room or the building. In other words, there would be a need for general fire protection that is affected by the fire pump, and the motor control room would simultaneously be on fire. If both of these events happened, major property damages and possible fatalities and injuries would result.
For these reasons, the motor control should be protected with fire suppression.
Protecting High Risk Special Hazards with Fire Suppression Systems
Stat-X® Condensed Aerosol Fire Suppression is a self-contained automatic fire suppression system that provides rapid fire suppression in enclosed spaces. It is a low-profile fire suppression system that is simple to install.
A Stat-X Condensed Aerosol Fire Suppression system will typically detect and suppress the fire before it causes significant damage to the equipment, the building associated with the equipment, or an interruption to your business, property loss, or potential casualties and injuries.