Hazard Fire Protection Products
A global brand of Tyco Fire Protection Products, Ansul systems are designed to extinguish fires. There are different Ansul products ranging from individual portable fire extinguishers to pre-engineered industrial, restaurant, and vehicle systems, and sophisticated fire suppression and detection systems.
Ansul fire protection products also include foam, dry chemical, and gaseous clean agents used for fighting fires, as well as agents manufactured specifically for chemical spill control and for mitigating vapor.
All Ansul fire protection products are designed and manufactured in accordance with strict standards and are tested and scrutinized by national and international approval agencies and independent testing laboratories.
Aware of the different needs of different industries, because of specific hazards that vary, Tyco offers solutions for different industries including:
- Clean manufacturing
- Cultural properties including museums and buildings where archives are stored
- Data centers
- Marine and offshore platforms
- Metal processing
- Oil and gas, petrochemicals, and other chemicals
- Power generation
- Waste and recycling
So, for instance, in the aviation industry which has high risks due to the highly flammable fuels that are used to fly aircraft, specific Ansul solutions for the industry include detection and control systems, gaseous fire suppression systems, industrial systems that use dry chemicals and twin agents, suitable portable fire extinguishers, and foam concentrates and hardware.
Although not as potentially hazardous as the aviation industry, the healthcare industry requires broader solutions, largely due to multifunctional facilities from kitchens and laboratories to data centers, generator rooms, document and archive storage areas, and even heliports and helidecks. Ansul solutions for the healthcare industry include the same detection and control systems designed for the aviation industry, and gaseous fire suppression systems and portable fire extinguishers that are slightly different. Additionally, certain spill-control products and restaurant systems are suggested.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers NFPA 10-2018 defines five primary classes of fire:
Class A: Fire that results from ordinary combustible material including wood, paper, cloth, and many different types of plastic.
Class B: Fire-burn that occurs in flammable liquids and gases, combustible liquids, oils, petroleum greases, and alcohol.
Class C: Fires that involve energized electrical equipment.
Class D: Fires that occur in combustible metals including lithium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, titanium, and zirconium.
Class K: Fires in cooking appliances that involve some type of combustible cooking medium including animal and vegetable oils and fats.
Additionally, an LNG fire involves liquefied natural gas.