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Victaulic Vortex™

Next Generation Hybrid


Fire Suppression System
Victaulic Corporate History
• Since 1919
• Philosophy of constant innovation and challenging the status quo
• R&D driven company with over 150 patents
• Staff of 100 R&D engineers and technicians

• 2003 Victaulic began research into special hazards market


• In 2008 - FM approval of the Vortex system as a:
• HYBRID FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM
Victaulic Vortex

How it works Nitrogen gas actively dilutes the oxygen level to quickly
as an inert suppress small fires
gas • Even in large rooms
• Room integrity is NOT required for the Vortex System

Atomized water absorbs heat from the fire to vaporize as


How it works steam
as a water • As effective as high pressure water mist system in larger fuel based fires
mist system • Flame is cooled while steam displaces oxygen at fire
• High pressure pumps NOT required
Victaulic Vortex
• Emitter Flow
Nitrogen

Nitrogen pressure at emitter


is 1.72 bar

Water pressure is reduced


to only 0.35 bar at emitter

Water Input
Droplet Pattern Disbursement
Victaulic Vortex
• Relative Surface Area of Heat Exposure
90
81
80

70

60
Square Inches
Per Minute, 50
normalized
Standard 40
Sprinkler = 1
30

20
7
10
1
0
Standard Sprinkler High Pressure Mist Vortex
Room integrity Graph from Hughes
Associates, Clean
Agent System
Design, by Eric
Forssell and Scott
Hill, presented at
NFPA World Fire
Safety Congress &
Expo, May 14, 2001

Pure
Nitrogen
Victaulic Vortex
• Fire Extinguishing Mechanics
Oxygen Concentration Levels and Effects
%
22
20 21% Normal oxygen level
18 15% No immediate effects
16 VORTEX
14
O2 @ 12%, exit < 5 min.
12 12% Fatigue, Impaired Judgement
10 10% Dizziness, shortness of breath O2 @ 10%, exit < 3 min.
8 7% Stupor sets in
6 O2 @ 8%, exit < 30 sec.
4 5% Minimum amount that supports life
2 2-3% Death within 1 minute
0
Victaulic Vortex Approvals
• FM 5580 Approval Machine Spaces/Turbine
Enclosure
• UL2127 Test Report by UL and FM for Class A and
B fires
• Compliant with NFPA 750 & NFPA 2001
• EPA SNAP approval as an “inert gas water based
APPROVALS AND THIRD system”
PARTY REPORTS • New standard under review by NFPA: NFPA 770
Victaulic Vortex Approvals

3 minutes Min. 10
1-2 minutes
or higher minutes

NFPA 2001 NFPA 770 NFPA 750


Clean Agent Hybrid Water mist
Systems Systems
Design
• Single or Multi-Zone
• Nitrogen sized per largest volume area
• Multiple zones become very cost efficient
• Storage tanks or Bottles
• Dependent on size of the area
Design
• Vortex Combination Enclosure
(single zone)

Needle Valve

High Pressure Safety Valve


Design Multi-zone Layout
Transducer Main Control Panel
High Pressure Valve feedback loop
Supervisory Switch

Nitrogen Gas
Supply* Emitter: Series 953
Fluid Control Module

Zone Control Modules


Water Supply
(local pressure/captive water tank)

Emitter: Series 953


Design
• Installation Overview: Multi-Zone
Local Application
Room Integrity (UL2127 Testing)
Class A/C: Data/MCC /Switch Gear Rooms
Class B: Turbine/Generators/Machine Space
Strong Points

No Room Integrity Low refill costs Low water requirement

Flexible Design No equipment damage Green System


Victaulic Vortex EMEA-I
• Cedric Verstrynge
• Vortex Sales Specialist EMEA-I
Cedric.Verstrynge@victaulic.com
+32 477 39 40 35

• Local Victaulic Sales Team

Thank you for your attention!