Actuation for Fire Suppression Systems to 300 Bar

A latching actuator with an integrated supervisory feature suitable for gaseous suppression systems that operate at pressures up to 300 bar.

Customer Problem

In 2016 new codes and standards were implemented in the gaseous extinguishing market that require an audible or visual signal at the fire alarm control panel (FACP) if the actuator is removed from the suppression system’s discharge valve. There was a need to supply the necessary supervisory component for suppression systems that operate at pressures up to 300 bar, particularly systems that use CO2 as the suppressant agent.

The TLX Solution

TLX Technologies developed a latching actuator with an integrated supervisory feature for systems operating at pressures up to 300 bar. This actuator uses a strong mechanically compressed spring and a magnet to hold the spring in place while the actuator is latched prior to firing. Because the supervisory feature is self-contained, TLX’s High Pressure Supervised Latching Actuator is easier to use and install than add-on supervisory components offered by other companies. It is also suitable for systems that use CO2 as the suppressant agent.

High-Pressure Supervised Latching Actuator

Specifications
Supply voltage
24 Vdc
Operating temperature range
-20 to 55°C
Firing pin force
500 N (112 lbs) min
Firing current
0.5 Amps
Body diameter
75.4 mm
Length
161.7 mm
Length with manual cap
205.3 mm

All TLX components are customized to fit system requirements, meaning technical specifications are unique to each customer and design. Examples given on our website are for illustration purposes only.

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