Fire Suppression

Custom Solenoids and Valves

Choosing a TLX solenoid actuator for your fire suppression system ensures a faster, more durable, reusable solution—expertly tailored to your exact needs. Our fire suppression actuators and solenoids are designed for compliance to UL, FM, CE, LPCB and VDE.

Observing industry trends and incorporating customer feedback allows TLX engineers to pioneer many fire suppression actuation solutions, including several patents. This ingenuity helped TLX create multiple UL recognized components while working with customers to achieve system approval with regulatory agencies.

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Experts in Speciality Applications Fire Suppression Actuators

Your Design Partner in Fire Suppression Technology

TLX Technologies is the go-to partner for the design and development of tomorrow's fire protection systems.

Fire Suppression System
Regulatory Compliance
Designed to meet requirements of NFPA 2001, UL 2166, UL 2127 and FM 5600. Recognized components to UL 864.
Fire Extinguishing System
Complex Environments
Optimization of actuators and solenoids for applications that require high pressure and high speed in challenging environments.
Fire Panel Supervision
Security
Fully-engaged installation detected through integrated supervisory component as required. Designed to safeguard against tampering.
Valve Flow Control
Increased Performance
Designed to handle various actuation force requirements. Durable components can be reset for future use.
Latching Solenoid with Power Applied
Limiting Power Consumption
Latching technology utilized to minimize overall power consumption.
Custom Configuration
Interfacing options available to meet system dimensional differences. Optional manual actuation assembly and reset tool attachment.

With localized production facilities in the USA and China, TLX provides unparalleled service and solenoid manufacturing capabilities to fire protection system manufacturers around the world. See our capabilities →

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Fire Suppression Solenoid Examples

Supervised Latching Solenoid Actuator
TLX’s UL recognized and patented component allows for fully-engaged installation detection to meet industry standard NFPA 2001, Sec. 4.3.4.1. Rugged construction, ultra-fast response and the ability to be reset ensures consistent performance over the solenoid’s entire life span.
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Supervised Direct-Acting Solenoid
This component allows for standard removal of the coil for testing with indication that the solenoid has been properly re-installed every time. The solenoid has been designed with an internal supervisory feature that eliminates the need for an additional component or electrical connection.
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Increased Force Supervised Latching Actuator
UL recognized component allows for fully-engaged installation detection with increased force for higher pressure systems. Designed with an internal supervisory feature that eliminates the need for an additional component or electrical connection.
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Latching Solenoid for Fire Suppression System
Designed to replace pyrotechnic burst devices in fire suppression applications. The solenoid remains in the latched position until receiving a release signal. At this point, the solenoid drives a burst pin into a compressed gas cylinder, releasing pressure through internal ports.
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High-Pressure Supervised Latching Actuator
The high-pressure supervised latching actuator developed by TLX allows for fully-engaged installation detection and is tailored to systems with operating pressures of 200-300 bar.
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Patented Fire Suppression Technology

Decades spent refining the delivery of extinguishing agents (clean agent, inert gas, water, CO2) has led TLX engineers to pioneer many actuation solutions for fire suppression systems, including several patents. One such component, a mechanism which helps detect whether a pressure valve is connected to a latching solenoid actuator, meets industry standard NFPA 2001, Sec 4.3.4.1.

US 20130126328 A1

Latching Solenoid Actuator with Container Installation Detection

Awarded June 2015

A mechanism that allows operators to detect whether the pressure valve is fully connected to the latching solenoid. Compliant to NFPA 2001, Sec. 4.3.4.1 required by January 1, 2016.

US 9,062,788 B2
US 20130126328 A1

Sensor for Connection Detection and Actuator Including Same

Awarded July 2017

A mechanism incorporated into a direct-acting solenoid that allows operators to detect if the valve is fully connected to the solenoid. High pressure version capable of withstanding up to 300 bar also available.

US 9,714,718 B2
US 20130126328 A1

Solenoid with Supervision Switch

Awarded February 2018

A solenoid designed with integrated supervision that provides detection that the coil has been properly re-installed after testing.

US 9,890,873 B2

Technical questions? Ask our experts.

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Quality Policy

TLX Technologies LLC will consistently provide products that meet or exceed the requirements of our customers. The company complies with all the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Standard and TS16949:2009 where applicable. We will establish, monitor and work to continuously improve customer satisfaction, technology, productivity, quality and employee engagement.