Object Extinguishing Technology – protects laboratory fume hoods with linear fire detection and extinguishing
How can you protect laboratory fume hoods from fire and consequential damage such as business interruptions? With our Object Extinguishing Technology (OET). OET has been designed to meet the high risk of fire present in laboratory fume hoods caused by burners, evaporators and flammable or explosive substances. Via a tube-like, linear fire sensor installed in the laboratory fume hood, OET detects an open fire within seconds and extinguishes it right away by distributing an extinguishing agent.
The linear fire sensor is permanently pressurized to 16 bar and connected to the extinguishing cylinder via a valve. As soon as the ambient temperature rises above 110°C, the sensor bursts and thus pneumatically triggers the extinguishing process – the valve is opened and the extinguishing agent is introduced via a separate extinguishing line and nozzles inside the laboratory fume hood. To ensure efficient extinguishing, the sash of the laboratory fume hood must be shut and the ventilation turned off. Important system information like extinguishing agent loss, extinguishing blockage or extinguishing triggering is transmitted to the main panel.
OET fire protection components for laboratory fume hoods
The heart of OET is the patented linear fire sensor Lifdes™ (linear fire detection source), produced with a high-molecular polymer. Fires are detected and extinguished purely pneumatically – with no electrical source. This makes OET resistant to all kinds of technical interferences and thus increases operational reliability. In addition, it also reduces the maintenance effort.
Further components for the fire protection of laboratory fume hoods:
Extinguishing line – to transport the extinguishing agent from the extinguishing cylinder to the nozzle
Extinguishing cylinder – filled with CO2 or argon which are environment-friendly, safe for people in the calculated concentration and have poor electric conductive properties
Valve – with integrated activation and measuring unit for argon volume control
Optimally suited for laboratory fume hoods
Whether in laboratories of the chemical or pharmaceutical industry or in schools, universities and research facilities – OET offers reliable, efficient and safe fire protection for all types of laboratory fume hoods.
OET – your benefits
Effective fire detection – with patented linear fire sensor Lifdes
Excellent extinguishing effect – safe for people, assets and the environment
High operational reliability – no need for an electrical source
Resistant to technical interferences – thanks to pneumatic detection and triggering of extinguishing
Central alarming and monitoring – if integrated into a building automation system