Brochures


  • Fire Detection Systems for Special Hazard Applications

    In today's complex industrial environments, the potential for downtime and financial losses caused by overheat and fire can be disastrous if not detected and located quickly. That is why Protectowire Linear Heat and Fire Detection Systems are the first choice of many design professionals.

  • Protectowire Linear Heat Detector

    Protectowire Linear Heat Detector is a proprietary cable that detects heat anywhere along its length. The sensor cable is comprised of two steel conductors individually insulated with a heat sensitive polymer. The insulated conductors are twisted together to impose a spring pressure between them, then wrapped with a protective tape and nished with an outer jacket suitable for the environment in which the Detector will be installed.

  • Specialists in Tunnel Fire Detection

    Underground transport facilities are sensitive links in the economic chain that carry thousands of people and tons of goods every day and they are increasingly more important to society.

  • Water Mist Fire Protection Systems for Rolling Stock

    High pressure water mist systems are an effective and efficient way of extinguishing fires in engine bays and passenger compartments of rail vehicles.

Data Sheet


  • Protectowire Linear Heat Detector

    Protectowire Linear Heat Detector is a proprietary cable that detects heat anywhere along its length. The sensor cable is comprised of two steel conductors individually insulated with a heat sensitive polymer. The insulated conductors are twisted together to impose a spring pressure between them, then wrapped with a protective tape and finished with an outer jacket suitable for the environment in which the Detector will be installed.

  • Protectorwire CTI Series

    The Protectowire family of Confirmed Temperature Initiation Linear Heat Detectors, are advanced multicriteria detectors consisting of models with alarm temperatures ranging from 68°C (155°F to 180°C (356°F).

  • PIM-430 Series Protectowire Dual Input Interface Module

    The PIM-430 is a detection module that interfaces between a main control panel detection circuit(s) or addressable node(s) and Protectowire Linear Heat Detector. The module may be configured to provide two (2) Class B (Style B) alarm initiating circuits each capable of operating up to 2,000m (6,560 ft.) of Protectowire Linear Heat Detector or one (1) 3-wire Class B (Style B) dual input initiating circuit capable of operating up to 2,000m (6,560 ft.) of Protectowire Type TRI (TRI-WireTM). The PIM-430 initiating circuits are also compatible with other types of normally open non-resistive contact devices.

  • Chemical Resistance Chart - EPC

    Chemical resistance chard for Protectowire EPC Jacket material

  • Chemical Resistance Chart - EPR

    Chemical Resistance chart for Protectowire Jacket material

  • Chemical Resistance Chart - XCR

    Protectowire Type XCR demonstrates excellent overall chemical resistance. In general only a few species are known to chemically attack the jacket and significantly swell the polymer causing damage to the jacket material.

  • Installing Protectowire Linear Heat Detector

    The purpose of this guide is to ensure coverage of the area to be protected in accordance with accepted fire protection principles and to assure uniform installations. Whenever there is a choice between two or more possible procedures, the one which results in increased protection should be followed.

  • Protectowire Alarm Point Location Meter & Scanner

    The PWM-D (ACR-1600 Series) and PDM-1000-1 (FS2000 Series) Alarm Point Location Meters are designed to locate a heat actuated point on Protectowire Linear Heat Detector. The Meter provides a means to display the alarm point location in feet or meters from the start of the Protectowire portion of the circuit to the heat actuated alarm point.

  • Protectowire Alarm Point Locator

    This Protectowire Alarm Point Locator Meter Adapter Model APL-90 is manufactured by the Protectowire Co. Inc.

  • Protectowire Manual Fault Locator

    The Protectowire Manual Fault Locator System MFL-92 is copmprised of two (2) modular units. A Tone Generator Model FDG-92 and a Tone Receiver Model FDR-92.

  • Tri-Wire™ Dual Temperature

    Protectowire Dual Temperature Linear Heat Detector, Type TRI™ is a unique sensor cable that detects heat anywhere along its length. The Detector is comprised of three steel conductors each individually insulated with a unique heat sensitive polymer. The insulated conductors are twisted together to impose a spring pressure between them, then wrapped with a protective tape and finished with an outer jacket designed to provide excellent mechanical and environmental protection.

Application Profiles


  • Overheat and Fire Detection in Aircraft Hangars

    Aircraft hangars present special fire protection problems due entirely to the nature of their contents. State-of-the-art high value aircraft, with expensive electronics and large fuel loads, present new challenges for fast reliable fire detection and suppression systems. Protectowire Linear Heat Detector and FireSystem control panels, provide an effective solution for the risks associated with this unique hazard.

  • Overheat and Fire Detection in Bridges and Piers

    Hostile environments – contaminated and combustible wood construction – difficult access for fire fighters – all render bridges and piers especially vulnerable to fire. Flexing timbers and extreme ambient temperatures compound the difficulties encountered in designing a fire detection system for these vital locations. These challenges are met by Protectowire Linear Heat Detector and controls in proven, long-term installations.

  • Overheat and Fire Detection in Cable Trays

    A relatively minor cable fire can cause widespread disruption and consequential losses out of all proportion to the incident itself. Protectowire Linear Heat Detector detects the location of an overheat condition anywhere in a plant’s cable tray system. Power and control cables are protected and vital systems are kept in operation.

  • Overheat and Fire Detection in Conveyors

    Conveyor fires are typically caused by friction due to belt slippage, bearing problems, static electricity, welding operations adjacent to the conveyor or spontaneous combustion. Given the rapid spread of a fire on a moving conveyor, a Protectowire FireSystem designed for fast response can mean the difference between a controlled fire situation and a major disaster.

  • Overheat and Fire Detection in Cooling Towers

    Protectowire Linear Heat Detectors are a proven, practical method of detecting overheat and fire in cooling towers. Fire is usually caused by overheating of a fan motor. Wooden tower framework and plastic impregnated fiberglass supports and dividers (fill) are an everpresent combustible hazard.

  • Overheat and Fire Detection in Dust Collectors/Baghouses

    Protectowire Linear Heat Detector is a highly effective method of detecting fire in dust collectors/baghouses and overheating of associated motors.

  • Overheat and Fire Detection in Floating Roof Tanks

    Protectowire Linear Heat Detector is a simple cost-effective form of fire detection in floating roof fuel storage tanks. The Detector, when used with a Protectowire intrinsically safe control panel, provides early warning of lightning-caused fires in the seal area of tanks. The Detector can also be used to warn of overheating in the motor and shaft of the mixing blade.

  • Overheat and Fire Detection in Material Handling Systems

    Protectowire Linear Heat Detectors are readily adaptable to all types of conveyors used in material handling systems. The Detector will provide early warning of overheating throughout the entire system and can be used to protect auxiliary equipment and adjacent areas.

  • Overheat and Fire Detection in Power Distribution Apparatus

    The inherent flexibility of Protectowire Linear Heat Detector permits installation in high risk areas such as motor control panels, switchgear, substations, transformers and resistor banks.

  • Overheat and Fire Detection in Self-Storage Warehouses

    The origins of self-storage go back over 40 years when crude makeshift buildings began housing the belongings of migratory workers and seasonal tourists. The industry has grown as the economy has expanded and we have become an increasingly mobile society. With thousands of properties and millions of square feet under roof, this has become another natural application for Protectowire Linear Heat Detector and its unique properties.

  • Overheat and Fire Detection in Tunnels

    The construction and environment of a vehicular tunnel poses unique and difficult fire safety problems. The life safety risks and potential danger facing people who travel through these enclosed structures are compounded when passengers are forced to evacuate through smoke-filled roadways or other emergency exits in the event of a fire.

  • Overheat and Fire Protection for Transformers

    Protectowire Linear Heat Detector is uniquely suited for protection of power transformers. The Detector can be easily installed adjacent to or directly on transformers in outdoor installations to provide detection of any overheating condition. The inherent flexibility of the Detector allows it to be placed easily at any spacing desired. Non-metallic cable ties are recommended for fastening directly on transformers.

  • Sprinkler Activation in Refrigerated Storage Areas

    Protectowire provides the most dependable and cost-effective fire detection for refrigerated storage applications. When coupled with double interlocked pre-action sprinklers this system is virtually false alarm free.

Approvals


  • 135 XLT FM Report 3026472

    Approval Report Model PHSC-135-XLT linear hear detector

  • FM Approval Report

    Type EPC Linear Heat Detection Cable

  • UL Approval Reports

    Approval Report