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Power Generators and Gensets

Fire protection for power generation equipment

Fire protection for power generation and distribution equipment from Firetrace.

Virtually all power generators and power distribution equipment – from portable standby generators to utility grade power turbines – present significant fire risks. These generators operate using highly flammable fuels and lubricating oils. In many cases these generators operate under punishing conditions that stress mechanical and electrical components to the limit. A fuel leak, a buildup of oil mist on electrical components, or electrical arcing leads to intensely hot, fast-burning fire that can quickly damage or destroy equipment and result in serious revenue losses and downtime.

A hot-burning power generator fire has the potential to spread to adjacent equipment and property and threaten the life safety of occupants within the building. This results in a high-risk situation that has the potential to not only destroy a high value capital asset, but also threaten lives and property.

Installing a Firetrace automatic fire detection and suppression system on power generation equipment is a very inexpensive form of insurance that can save countless dollars in lost revenues and safeguard lives and property. Upon detection of a fire, the Firetrace system will discharge a “clean” fire extinguishing agent that will suppress a fire in seconds. Clean fire suppressing agents (such as Chemours FM-200 and Novec 1230) are non-conductive, non-corrosive, and safe to use on energized equipment. These agents are also safe to use in occupied areas.

A Firetrace system is ideal for protecting your mission critical power generation and distribution equipment.