Kidde Fire Systems has launched its new clean agent fire suppression platform, the Advanced Delivery System (ADS™) using 3M™Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid. The new system offers the best coverage, highest nozzle, smallest diameter pipe and longest pipe runs, while leveraging an environmentally sustainable fire protection agent with ozone depletion potential of zero, global warming potential of one, and five days atmospheric lifetime. Kidde Fire Systems, a world leader in the development of fire detection and suppression systems, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The Kidde® Clean Agent ADS system offers increased flexibility, as cylinders can be stored more than 200 feet from the space they are protecting. The system accommodates complex pipe networks to protect multiple hazards from a single cylinder bank location, and piping runs can be reduced by adding directional valves at strategic locations.
Kidde’s patented ADS nozzles offer increased agent flow rates for better coverage – up to 42.5 feet by 42.5 feet with a single nozzle. Improved agent vaporization allows nozzles to be mounted 18.5 feet above the floor deck, enabling tall rooms to be protected by a single level of nozzles.
“This remarkable improvement in flow performance delivers the most flexibility when it comes to placement of the storage cylinders and nozzles,” said Lance Harry, director of marketing and product management, Kidde Fire Systems. “The result is better coverage and lower installation costs for medium-to-large spaces such as data centers, power generation, petroleum, oil and gas facilities and marine applications.”
The Kidde ADS system using Novec is cULus listed and FM and U.S. Coast Guard approved, and is available and shipping for land- and marine-use applications. Various other U.S., marine and international approvals are in process. The release of the ADS with Novec 1230 continues Kidde’s legacy as a single-source provider of fully integrated detection, control and suppression systems. To learn more, visit www.kiddefiresystems.com.