Electrical enclosures can be found in virtually any industrial or commercial space. In some cases the enclosure might be a single small panel while in others it may involve a large room filled with electrical boxes. Should a fire occur in one of these cabinets, it would typically destroy the contents, but unchecked the fire could take the room or even the building, costing money and downtime.
Regardless of the number of enclosures, Firetrace® offers a reliable, cost-effective method to increase the fire protection of these areas by detecting and suppressing the fire in the cabinet itself. Typical enclosures include:
• Motor control centers
• Electrical panels
• Control closets
• Wiring harnesses
Below are the most common sources of fire in electrical enclosures:
• Wire fatigue
• Improper installation
• Overloaded circuits
• Equipment failures
• Other environmental causes
The Firetrace solution
Because Firetrace takes the fire detection and suppression inside of the hazard, a growing fire can be caught quickly, preventing the spread of fire to other parts of the building that would require firefighters or water sprinklers to extinguish.
By containing the fire to the individual enclosure damage is limited to that enclosure and the collateral damage often caused by traditional fire suppression is avoided.