Suitable for: Marine, automotive and enclosed environments - locations that are occasionally or permanently unmanned, or anywhere requiring an instant extinguishing reaction. Choose powder fire extinguishers for vehicle and marine engine compartments; inert gas fire extinguishers for computer rooms and enclosed compartments.
Automatic fire extinguishers in boats are usually containing powder. They are installed facing slighly downwards above the engine. They are triggered when the ambient temperature rises to a level typical for a fire being present. The powder rapidly discharges over the engine and kills of the flames. No human interaction is required.
Automatic fire extinguishers used for computer cabinets usually contain an inert gas, which is released when the temperature reaches a trigger point. The inert gas then suffocates the fire. As the gas spreads evenly in the computer cabinet, it is important that the size of extinguisher matches the volume of the cabinet. If the gas concentration after discharge is too low, the fire will not be suppressed. If the cabinet has too many openings, the gas disperses into other areas and will not be effective any longer. It is therefore important that the cabinet door for example is closed when the cabinet is not being worked on. The position of the extinguisher is usually above the equipment so that the rising heat triggers the extinguisher as quickly as possible.
The gases in our automatic extinguishers are environmentally friendly.