The cost incurred to shut down a production line due to a fire can exceed the cost of the actual fire damage. With dry chemical fire suppression systems, fires in process equipment can be rapidly detected, extinguished and production resumed.
Depending on the nature of the equipment under protection, dry chemical systems can be activated manually or automatically using fusible links or heat and smoke detectors.
Dry Chemical powder is an extremely effective fire fighting agent that suppresses fire by inhabiting the chain reaction of combustion and coating the surface of the burning material. The coating separates the fuel from the oxygen supply, and prevents re-flash. Typical hazards protected include dip tanks, flammable liquid storage areas, mechanical rooms, exhaust ducts, quench tanks and coating equipment.