December 7, 2021
Integrated portable switch rooms are becoming increasingly more prevalent in their use and application across a multitude of industries and applications. Housing critical switchgear, UPS or portable data centres from open cut mines, processing operations and infrastructure projects, they provide industry with flexible and cost-effective power and data solutions to remote locations.
The pre-engineered nature of these switch rooms fits perfectly with pre-engineered fire suppression systems such as Sapphire Plus. The rooms are factory built with all fire services, detection and suppression housed in the room, factory tested and ready for deployment worldwide. Torvac solutions have recently provided several Sapphire plus gaseous suppression systems coupled with Vigilant MX1 detection technology to local and international projects. Torvac solutions design team rose to the challenge and has shown a depth and capacity to not only cater for the Australian market but for international applications as well.
SAPPHIRE clean agent systems contain 3M™ Novec™ 1230 fire protection fluid, an effective fire suppressant designed for special hazard, high value applications. This environment friendly halo carbon liquid is a clear, colourless, low odour, liquid that is super-pressurized with nitrogen and stored in high-pressure containers. Although it is stored as a liquid, it will turn to gas upon discharge, making it an effective total flooding agent for control room fire hazards. As a clean agent, it leaves no residue behind and will not affect high value electronic equipment.
Advanced SAPPHIRE PLUS system technology enables engineers to reduce storage container footprint, complexity and size of the pipe network. Its innovative electric actuator contains a built-in placement indicator, eliminating the need for a secondary device. The technology also provides a storage pressure of 70 bar (1013 psi) enabling greater agent capacity in fewer containers. The increased storage pressure also facilitates extended pipe run capabilities.
Sapphire Plus is the ideal flexible solution for portable switch rooms that need to be transported and deployed to local and international sites.