Today, society expects uninterupted electricity supply. Not only does a power outage affect your reputation but power generation fires can cost millions of dollars. Power generating equipment needs a well thought out fire safety plan as fire presents a significant risk. Fire suppresion systems protect many applications in the the power generation industry within special hazard enclosures and in adjacent structures.
Fires happen quickly and may spread fast, destroying critical company assets. Even worse, fires endanger workers and first responders. Effects are far-reaching and can impact the supply of power to customers, disrupting businesses, and lowering public trust.
Designing with passive fire protection may lower risk but ignition sources and fuel supplies remain. Remote and unoccupied spaces with indoor and outdoor switchgear, transformer equipment, turbine rooms, and electrical cabinets are real fire hazards where active fire protection is needed.
Power utilities strive for maximum reliability goals, so quick response is essential. Expert risk and safety managers know that robust, reliable, and effective fire protection can help support utility performance goals. They value technology that suppresses fires quickly but realize it must also have low capital cost and recurrent maintenance expense.
These performance elements are all found in Stat-X condensed aerosol advanced technology fire suppression. It’s why more power generating companies are turning to Stat-X for their fire protection needs.
Stat-X aerosol fire suppression is a versatile and cost-effective solution for power generation fire protection. Each sealed, stainless steel generator contains a solid, stable, and specially formulated fire suppression compound unmatched in the industry.
When a fire occurs, the Stat-X generator activates, producing and releasing an advanced aerosol fire suppression agent.
Agent fills the protected space and chemically interrupts the combustion process. Fire is suppressed, and the micron-sized agent particles remain suspended to help prevent possible re-flash.
Stat-X generators come in a range of compact, rugged, non-pressurized units. Modular design allows versatile configuration by mixing and matching units to protect a variety of spaces, from small to large.
Electrically actuated models work with popular linear, aspirating, or spot detection and control systems. Thermally and manually operated models require no external power source to operate.
Compared to expensive water deluge, gas, or dry chemical piped systems, Stat-X aerosol technology is economical to install and own.
Stat-X units do not need piping. What’s more, no special catch basins are required to collect any waste water and oil mix after a fire, which could overflow and make soil remediation necessary.
When discharged, Stat-X aerosol agent remains suspended, protecting the space longer. Afterwards, it’s vented for clean-up. Spent Stat-X units are simply replaced so the system can be restored to continue protecting the asset.
Stat-X agent is also safer for people, equipment, and the environment. Unlike many conventional systems, it doesn’t work by depleting oxygen, or by releasing ozone-harming chemicals.
And since Stat-X agent is stable and generated only when the system actuates, there’s no need for periodic agent level inspections or container hydro-testing.