Fire Suppression for Utilities

Condensed Aerosol Fire Suppression for the Utility Industry

The Risk: Costly Fires in Utility Transmission and Distribution

Utility fires can cost millions of dollars.

They happen quickly and may spread fast, destroying critical company assets. Even worse, fires endanger utility 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, cable trays and vaults, and electrical cabinets are real fire hazards where active fire protection is needed.

Power utilities strive for reliability goals of 99.9% or more, so quick response is essential. Expert risk 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® advanced technology. It’s why more power utilities are turning to Stat-X for their fire protection needs.

The Solution: Stat-X Fire Suppression Advanced Technology

Stat-X aerosol fire suppression is a versatile and cost-effective solution for power utility 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.

Versatile Solution

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. Thermal and manual actuation models require no external power source to operate.

Economical and Safer

Compared to expensive water deluge, gas, or dry chemical piped systems, Stat-X 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 easily vented out 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.

The Stat-X Advantage for Fire Suppression for Utilities

  • Preserve the core of your business operations by safeguarding crucial assets from potential hazards.
  • Keep your operations running seamlessly by significantly reducing disruptions and costly halts caused by fire incidents.
  • Prioritize the well-being of every individual, creating a secure environment for all employees.

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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

Embrace the future of fire suppression

Suggested Product Lines

Stat-X Condensed Aerosol Fire Suppression 2500E Model

Stat-X® Fixed System: Electrical Units for Ordinary Locations

Stat-X 250T Fire Suppression Generator

Stat-X® Fire Suppression System: Thermal Units

Stat-X 250T Fire Suppression Generator

Stat-X® Fixed Systems: Thermal/Manual Units

Stat-X First Responder® Aerosol Fire Suppression Tool (FST)