Firefly Quick Suppression System

A complete system designed for extremely quick detection and suppression of fires can be used for spot protection of any type of high risk area and can be combined with Firefly’s unique Spark Detection System.

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Technical Description – Quick Suppression System

Principal of the Quick Suppression System

  • Complete system – designed for extremely quick detection and suppression of fires
  • Can be used for spot-protection of any type of machine or high-risk area
  • Can be combined with Firefly Spark Detection System

Fast Response Flame Detectors

  • High performance flame detectors
  • Quick reaction time
  • Many different type of detectors to suit each application

Quick Acting Water Mist

  • Efficient suppression of flames
  • Uses an extraordinarily little amount of water
  • Water system designed for rapid response time

The Quick Suppression System can also be combined and Integrated with a Firefly Spark Detection System

Firefly Quick Suppression System
Firefly Quick Suppression System

A Closer Look

The purpose of a Quick Suppression System is to act quick enough to avoid or significantly reduce damages and production downtime. Also preventing the fire from escalating and spreading into other areas.

Risk factors to consider when designing a Quick Suppression System

  • The amount of fuel available in the machine or area will affect the risk
  • After a Risk assessment visit, we often give the customer recommendations of improved dust extractions or improved housekeeping

Other Risk factors to consider

  • Dust accumulations / housekeeping
  • Pressured air, lubrication oil etc
  • Foreign material (fuel for a fire)
  • Sensitive equipment inside the Defined Risk Area
  • Other potential ignition source generators close to the machine or risk area

The Specs at a Glance

Until 2017 – All available test protocols were made for sprinkler systems or conventional water mist systems. No applicable standard or test protocols for systems like Quick Suppression System.

There was a need for a test protocol for Complete systems (detection, extinguishing and control) and with requirement of a quick response times of the system. Year 2016-2017 DFL(*) developed a new test protocol for Quick Suppression Systems – DFL TM170307-1261

The Firefly Quick Suppression System is fire tested and approved by Danish Fire Laboratories ApS and DNV GL towards the following test standard:

DFL TM170307-1261.

Certificate/Verification statement issued by:
Danish Fire Laboratories ApS Certificate of Compliance no: 161212-190-A

DNV GL Verification statement no: N141G1VE

All components are FM approved

Firefly Presents the World’s First Third Party Approved Quick Suppression System

Higher Safety with Quick Response Time

When protecting critical machinery or high-risk areas from fires, the response time of a fire protection system is essential. The quicker a fire can be detected and extinguished, the less damage it will cause, production losses can be kept to a minimum and employee safety will be greatly enhanced.

By using an appropriate fire protection system with a quick response time, the risk for the fire to be spread to other areas can also be minimised.

Conventional sprinkler or water mist systems gives a good overall protection of a facility or a building, but is not ideal for protection of high-risk areas or critical machines. By the time a sprinkler system is activated, the fire has most likely already caused damages and possible even spread into other areas.

The purpose of a Quick Suppression System is to act quickly enough to avoid or significantly reduce damages and production downtime, as well as preventing the fire from escalating and spreading into other areas, and to increase personal safety.

Firefly Quick Suppression System

What is a Quick Suppression System?

A Quick Suppression System is a Fixed Automatic Discharge Fire Suppression System, including flame detection, water mist suppression and control system, with strict demands on quick system response times and fast extinguishing performance.

The system is designed for quick detection and suppression of fires/flames around critical machinery or high-risk areas.

The Quick Suppression System in its design is similar to a Spark Detection System, which combines detection, extinguishing and a control panel. The spark detection system however, is designed to detect and extinguish ignition sources preventing a fire, whereas the Quick Suppression System is designed to detect and extinguish fires/flames at a very early stage.

Firefly Quick Suppression System

The Firefly Quick Suppression System is based on Firefly’s own high performance flame detectors and efficient water mist systems. Firefly has a number of different flame detectors with different characteristics, to match the conditions of each application.

The Firefly water mist suppression systems have remarkable flame suppression capabilities, utilising a very small amount of water. The unique design of the hydraulic system enables a very quick system response time.

The complete system response time for a Firefly Quick Suppression System is normally as short as 1-3 seconds. Even shorter response times can be achieved for special applications.

The Firefly Quick Suppression System uses the same control panel as the Spark Detection System, so the two systems can easily be integrated, combining prevention and protection, to achieve an optimised system functionality.

Firefly Quick Suppression System

Examples of applications where Firefly Quick Suppression Systems are used

  • Tissue Machines
  • Converting Machines
  • Protection of IR Dryers in Paper Machines
  • Planers and Moulders
  • Wood Panel Presses
  • Oil Pump Rooms
  • Shredders
  • Conveyors
  • Loading and unloading areas
  • Transformers
  • Mill room protection
  • Turbines
  • Etc.
Firefly Quick Suppression System

Test Protocol for Quick Suppression Systems

The test protocol for Quick Suppression Systems is called ‘DFL TM170307-1261 – Quick Suppression Systems for certain high-risk areas typically found in industry applications’. It has been developed by DFL, an ISO/IEC 17025 certified test facility, accredited to conduct full scale fire-tests.

The test protocol includes 9 different test series for different applications as well as comparison test with other fuels and response tests of the system, to verify the Complete System Response Time.

The test protocol also requires that the installation of a Quick Suppression System must be preceded by a Risk Assessment of the application.

Firefly Quick Suppression System

Firefly – The worlds first third party approved Quick Suppression System
In April 2017 – Firefly performed tests according to DFL test method no. DFL TM170307-1261. The tests were conducted at DFL, an ISO/IEC 17025 certified test facility and witnessed by several insurance companies.

During the tests in April Firefly did fire tests in test series 1,2,4,5,8 and 9 and all tests were successfully performed and approved.

Firefly Certificates & Approvals

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