Fire Suppression System Gujarat
Fire suppression systems are used to extinguish, control, or in some cases, entirely prevent fires from spreading or occurring. Fire suppression systems have an incredibly large variety of applications, and as such, there are many different types of suppression systems for different applications being used today. Of these, there are some that are still in use but are no longer legal to manufacture and produce.Suppression systems
Fire suppression systems are governed by the codes under the National Fire Protection Association, also known as the NFPA. This organization writes codes, regulations, and recommendations on the proper installation and maintenance of these fire suppression systems. Likewise, the NFPA also lists criteria that must be met for the requirements of certain types of fire suppression systems.
Wind Turbine Fire Suppression System
|Type||Fire Suppression Systems|
|Capacity||as per design requirement|
|System type||Pre-Engineered System|
|Fire Suppression Type||Cylinder, Pipeline, Fire Extinguisher|
|Certification||CE & UL|
When addressing fire protection for wind turbines (prevention as well as suppression), the best practices include both passive and active fire protection measures.
Passive fire protection is pretty much what the term “passive” implies, i.e., it is fire protection which, once implemented, does not require active action. Some examples of passive fire protection of wind turbines are:
Choosing noncombustible materials during construction (in this case, specifically, the nacelle)
Selecting/using noncombustible hydraulic and lubrication oils
Compartmentalizing the nacelle area
Installing lightning protection systems
Installing systems to monitor the conditions of components/equipment
So what are the best, most effective systems to use once a fire has been ignited in a wind turbine?
No matter the extent of passive fire protection measures which are employed, one can never assume that a fire will not occur. And once a fire does occur, immediate measures must be taken, particularly before a very small, undetected, and remote fire evolves into one which significantly damages or totally destroys a wind turbine.
In the case of a wind turbine fire (as with many other industrial fires), active fire protection involves:
Instant fire detection
Instant triggering of fire alarm systems
Quick-acting fire suppression systems
The most widely used and most effective fire suppression systems in wind turbines are aerosol systems. A connected smoke/heat detector sends a signal to the aerosol system which immediately activates a discharge of the fire extinguishing agent. The fire is extinguished almost as quickly as it started, minimizing both the risk of extensive property loss, as well as potential loss of life.
All wind turbines should be equipped with an intelligent fire detection and clean agent suppression system. The cost of having such a system is minimal; yet, in the event of a fire, the cost of not having such a system would most likely be catastrophic.
Therefore, a proactive approach to wind turbine fire protection is essential. The simple, non-obtrusive installation of a proven detection and suppression system is a must for these confined, remote, and costly assets.