Consulting Specifying Engineer June 2014-CSE : Page 65

ADVER TISEMENT World’s Highest Performing Low-Pressure Clean Agent System Achieves UL Listing Firetrace International, a leading manufacturer of fire suppression solutions for commercial, government and the military, is proud to announce that its advanced E4 Engineered Clean Agent Total Flooding System has earned the distinguished Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Listing. Firetrace E4 Clean Agent Systems E4 systems also feature a dramatic increase in capability over conventional systems in both vertical and horizontal cylinder-to-nozzle distance. Overall, E4 systems offer decreased design limitations resulting in greater design flexibility and lower overall hardware and installation costs. Compared to traditional clean agent total flooding systems, E4 systems typically use 25% to 40% less piping and provide 700% plus liquid agent to pipe volumes – the largest networks possible without the need for expensive supplemental nitrogen drivers. “E4 takes full advantage of the unique characteristics of 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Suppression Fluid”, said Mark Cavanaugh, president and CEO of Firetrace. “E4 Clean Agent systems have set a new standard for total flood-ing systems by using low cost, low pressure hardware while delivering performance that has been typically associated with high cost, high pressure systems.” E4 has already achieved success in several projects, most notably a new 300,000 square foot data center that required 128 1300lb systems and over 90,000 pounds of Novec. Many of these projects selected E4 due to its unmatched flexibility and reduced design limitations. E4 systems can be safely pressurized to 500 psi (34.5 bar) in low pressure hardware thanks to the properties of Novec 1230. The increased pressurization enables incredible performance gains when compared to traditional total flooding systems — systems that conform to conventions developed for Halon in the 1980s and continued by many HFC and Novec systems. Mark Cavanaugh President and CEO Firetrace E4 Installation E4 systems are available in eight cylinder sizes with fill volumes ranging from 8 to 1300 lbs. (4 to 590 kg), with the 1300 lb. system being the largest cylinder in the industry. E4 is compatible with most popular eleasing panels. Firetrace is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, with seven international regional offices to serve customers worldwide. For more information visit or telephone 1-866-607-1218 (USA and Canada). International inquiries telephone +1-480-607-1218. input #35 at


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