AUTOMATIC FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS
CNC MACHINING CENTERS
When using an automatic fire suppression system for CNC machines, the patented detection pipe is able to quickly detect an incipient fire. Apart from that, it is possible to have a second detection method, such as an aspiration system, control the suppression system in parallel.
For many CNC Machines, Wiejelo Equipment recommends the use of a suppression system with Novec1230. Novec is a liquid at room temperature. When suppressing a fire, Novec extracts heat from the fire which terminates the chemical reaction, so the fire is cooled and immediately extinguished. Because of the cooling effect, the risk the fire re-igniting is non-existent. During a suppression, all unused Novec immediately evaporates, and within 5 days the product has totally absorbed in the atmosphere.
Novec1230 has absolutely no effect on any equipment. Nothing has to be cleared away, cleaned or repaired as a result of the extinguishing of a fire.
Important requirements for an automatic fire suppression system in CNC machines are:
- Fast and reliable detection.
- Fast and assured suppression of the fire.
- Prevention of re-ignition of the fire.
- Use of extinguishing agents which do not damage sensitive equipment.