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20130025888METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR HOT AISLE/COLD AISLE DATA CENTER FIRE SUPPRESSION - Methods and apparatus for hot aisle/cold aisle data center fire suppression according to various aspects of the present invention include a detection system that is configured to be located proximate to a side of a computer cabinet facing a hot aisle and a discharge system that is configured to be located within a subfloor having a cooling airflow that is directed upwards from the subfloor through one or more vents in the subfloor and into a cold aisle. The detection system may be configured to detect a fire condition such as smoke exiting the cabinet and in response generate a signal that activates the discharge system. The discharge system may be configured to inject a fire suppressant into the cooling airflow, whereby the cooling airflow may facilitate delivery of the fire suppressant into the cold aisle and the computer cabinet.01-31-2013
20130075115Flame Suppression Agent, System and Uses - Aqueous droplets encapsulated in a flame retardant polymer are useful in suppressing combustion. Upon exposure to a flame, the encapsulated aqueous droplets rupture and vaporize, removing heat and displacing oxygen to retard the combustion process. A polymer encapsulant, through decomposition, may further add free radicals to the combustion atmosphere, thereby further retarding the combustion process. The encapsulated aqueous droplets may be used as a replacement to halon, water mist, and dry powder flame suppression systems. In one embodiment of the invention, the aqueous droplets include a gelling agent, such as sodium alginate, and are encapsulated in an alginate-based material.03-28-2013
20130037280Methods for treating "plunge zone" issue when extinguishing full surface liquid tank fires - A method for extinguishing a full surface liquid tank fire including addressing plunge zone issues, the attack including throwing at least one primary stream over a tank wall, the stream landing with a force of impact in, and defining, a plunge zone; the method including extinguishing a full surface heavy liquid tank fire by teasing the fire prior to employing a non-feathered stream to create a foam blanket.02-14-2013
20130087348LIQUID-AUGMENTED, GENERATED-GAS FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS AND RELATED METHODS - Fire suppression apparatuses include a housing with gas generant material disposed therein, an initiator for igniting the gas generant material, and a cooling system. The cooling system includes a first chamber with a coolant material disposed therein and a second chamber. The coolant material is caused to flow from the first chamber into the second chamber to cool gas formed by the ignition of the gas generant material upon exiting from the housing under pressure. The cooling system may further include a piston disposed within the first chamber and movable responsive to gas pressure. Methods for cooling a fire suppressant gas and methods for suppressing a fire include flowing a fire suppressant gas into first and second chambers of a cooling system, flowing a coolant material from the first chamber into the second chamber, and contacting the fire suppressant gas with the coolant material to cool the fire suppressant gas.04-11-2013
20120217027EXTENDED DISCHARGE OF ODORANT - A method for fire suppression includes flowing a first inert gas output into an enclosed space at a high rate of discharge and flowing a second inert gas output into the enclosed space at a low rate of discharge. The method further includes metering an odorant into the second inert gas to provide an extended warning that inert gas is present in the enclosed space.08-30-2012
20100089599SPRAYING HEAD, FIRE-EXTINGUISHING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A spraying head, which comprises a body (04-15-2010
20130062080SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FIRE SUPPRESSION - A fire suppression apparatus, including a support stand including: a rigid surface; a support tube rigidly coupled to the rigid surface, the support tube having a major axis; a pipe disposed within the support tube, the pipe comprising a body having a first end and a second end, the pipe slidably and lockably coupled within the support tube and adjustable in a direction parallel to the major axis, wherein a length of the pipe is greater than a length of the support tube, and wherein the pipe is configured to transport a fluid from the first end to the second end; a valve coupled to the first end of the pipe; and a nozzle coupled to the second end of the pipe. A fire suppression method includes deploying interconnected apparatus at a desired separation distance and gradually increasing water flow through the apparatus.03-14-2013
20110011600METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR HAZARD CONTROL - A hazard control system according to various aspects of the present invention is configured to deliver a control material in response to detection of a hazard. In one embodiment, the hazard control system comprises a pressure tube having an internal pressure and configured to leak in response to exposure to heat. The leak changes the internal pressure and generates a pneumatic signal. A fire detector may also detect a fire condition associated with fire. A valve may be coupled to the fire detector and the pressure tube. The valve is configured to change the internal pressure and generate the pneumatic signal in response to a signal from the fire detector. The pneumatic signal triggers a delivery system to deliver the control material.01-20-2011
20120193110EQUIPMENT FOR CONTROLLING A TRAIN FIRE IN A LONG RAILWAY TUNNEL AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING SAME - The invention relates to equipment including fixed fire detectors (08-02-2012
20080271900Method and Device for Controlling and/or Putting Out Fires - The object of the inventive method and device for controlling and/or extinguishing fires is to extend the range of means for transporting devices to a fire site, substantially reduce the time for the operating preparation thereof and to exclude a fragmentation field caused by the device explosion which ensures the momentary conversion of a fire-extinguishing composition into a fine cloud associated with a simultaneous airblast effect produced to a fire area and a maximum distribution of said fire-extinguishing composition through the fire volume. Said method for controlling and/or putting out a fire consists in effecting the fire area by an airblast and the high-speed flow of the air-dispersed mixture of the fire-extinguishing composition (11-06-2008
20090014187Method and device for preventing and/or extinguishing fires in enclosed spaces - The invention relates to a preventing and extinguishing fires in enclosed spaces in which the internal air atmosphere is not permitted to exceed a predefined temperature value. In order not to have to increase the cooling capacity of an air conditioning system when inert gas is added to the internal air atmosphere to set or maintain a specific inertization level within an enclosed space, a system for the regulated discharging of inert gas into same is provided. The system includes a container for the provision and storage of the inert gas in liquified form, and a vaporizer connected to the container for vaporizing at least a portion of the inert gas and discharging same into the internal air atmosphere of the enclosed space. The vaporizer thereby directly or indirectly extracts the heat energy needed to vaporize the liquid inert gas from the internal air atmosphere of the enclosed space.01-15-2009
20120234563In-Computer Fire Suppression - In-computer fire suppression, the computer comprising an in-computer flame detector and an in-computer fire extinguisher including detecting, by an in-computer flame detector, a flame, releasing, by the in-computer fire extinguisher, an extinguishing agent in response to the flame detector detecting the flame; and disabling the power supply to the computer having within it the in-computer flame detector and the in-computer fire extinguisher.09-20-2012
20100089598Fire Suppression System and Method Thereof - A fire suppression system and method thereof is provided. The fire suppression system includes at least one inlet pipe, at least one outlet pipe, and a valve. The inlet pipe is at least partially filled with a fluid substance, wherein the fluid substance creates a first pressure in the inlet pipe. The outlet pipe is in fluid communication with the inlet pipe and contains a gaseous fluid, wherein the gaseous fluid creates a second pressure in the outlet pipe. The valve is in fluid communication between the inlet pipe and the outlet pipe, wherein the fluid substance enters the outlet pipe through the valve when the second pressure is altered to a predetermined pressure.04-15-2010
20110278028FIRE PROTECTION METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SLOPED CEILINGS - A method of using a residential fire protection sprinkler. The method includes providing a fluid supply conduit extending along a ceiling, having a pitch up to 12/12, at a predetermined distance relative to the ceiling and connected to a source of fluid having a predetermined source pressure. The method also includes connecting at least two residential fire protection sprinklers to the fluid supply conduit such that the sprinklers are spaced at least eight feet (8′) apart from one another, wherein the sprinklers have a K-factor of at least 2.8. A residential fire protection sprinkler system is also provided. The system includes a fluid supply conduit extending along a ceiling, having a pitch of up to 12/12, at a predetermined distance relative to the ceiling and connected to a source of fluid having a predetermined source pressure. The system also includes at least two residential fire protection sprinklers connected to the fluid supply conduit such that the sprinklers are at least eight feet apart from one another, wherein the sprinklers have a K-factor of at least 2.8.11-17-2011
20110278027In-Computer Fire Suppression - In-computer fire suppression, the computer comprising an in-computer flame detector and an in-computer fire extinguisher including detecting, by an in-computer flame detector, a flame, releasing, by the in-computer fire extinguisher, an extinguishing agent in response to the flame detector detecting the flame; and disabling the power supply to the computer having within it the in-computer flame detector and the in-computer fire extinguisher.11-17-2011
20110272169Rapid deployment fire retardent gel pack - The instant invention relates to a super absorbent polymeric material which when added to water produces a gel that enhances the fire extinguishing properties of the water. A pre-measured quantity of the polymeric gel material is packaged in a small easily opened dispenser type container. The disposable container is readily accessible for easy and rapid use of the gel by the individual under exigent circumstances to mitigate the effects of a rapid rise of temperature within a burning vehicle. The use of the gel providing sufficient time for the vehicle to leave the hostile zone prior to the individual exiting the vehicle. The gel provides extinguishing properties and is capable of long term storage.11-10-2011
20110139469DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF FIRE SUPPRESSION - The present application includes disclosure of various embodiments of a dip tube device, included in fire suppression devices and systems, and methods of using the same. In an exemplary embodiment, the dip tube is comprised of a first cylinder defining a first lumen having a first diameter, a second cylinder defining a second lumen having a second diameter, and a joining member operably connecting the first lumen with the second lumen to allow a substance to pass therethrough, the joining member allowing movement of the second cylinder relative to the first cylinder. In an exemplary embodiment, the first diameter and the second diameter are substantially unchanged upon exposure to pressure greater than one atmosphere.06-16-2011
20100032176FIRE EXTINGUISHER - A method and apparatus is disclosed for ejecting material. The ejected material is ejected as liquid and/or liquid vapour via an explosive process which can provide a very fast ejection as well as an ejection which has a large throw. The material can be water or other fire suppressant material to provide a successful fire extinguishing system.02-11-2010
20090188682Fire extinguishing system for a casing - A fire extinguishing system for a casing, preferably an electronics casing, consisting of an extinguishing agent container, in which the extinguishing agent is stored, and a control device for the flow of extinguishing agent is provided, wherein a preferably cuboid extinguishing agent container (07-30-2009
20110259615Extinguishing Device, Extinguishing System, and Method for Local Firefighting - The invention relates to an extinguishing device designed for local firefighting in buildings on site at the source of a fire, said extinguishing device having a nozzle device having an extinguishing unit comprising a plurality of extinguishing nozzles designed for applying an extinguishing agent at the location of the source of the fire and for decentralized arrangement in the building, further comprising at least one extinguishing agent container connected to the extinguishing nozzles in a fluid-communicating fashion, at least one pressure-generating device for applying the extinguishing agent via the extinguishing nozzles, and at least one fire alarm sensor. According to the invention, the pressure-generating device is designed to generate an application pressure of at least 10 bar on the extinguishing agent.10-27-2011
20110186312INERT GAS SUPPRESSION SYSTEM FOR TEMPERATURE CONTROL - A fire suppression system is disclosed that includes a suppressant source system configured to hold fire suppressant. In one example, the fire suppressant is an inert gas. A temperature sensor is arranged in a suppression area and is configured to detect an undesired temperature or temperature increase in the suppression area. A suppression system is in communication with the temperature sensor and in fluid communication with the suppressant source system. The suppression system is configured to selectively release the fire suppressant to the suppression area at initial and subsequent rates. The initial rate is greater than the subsequent rate. The subsequent rate is configured to displace a volume from the suppression area through the leakage system in response to the undesired temperature.08-04-2011
20120227989Temperature-Based Fire Detection - A fire detection device and method therefore are able to provide automatic activation so as to extinguish a fire. The fire detection can be rapid and temperature-based. In one embodiment, a heat collector can be provided to enhance thermal responsiveness. Activation of the fire detection device can be electrically induced to release an extinguishing agent at the fire. The activation can be protected such that it is durable and unaffected by vibrations.09-13-2012
20090120651WATER POWERED FIREFIGHTING VEHICLE AND METHODS FOR USE - A self-misting, thermally and structurally fortified, water powered vehicle is provided as well as methods for its use in extinguishing and suppressing various types of fires.05-14-2009
20100078183System and method for supplying sea water during fire fighting operations on a naval vessel - A method for pumping water on a naval vessel is disclosed, the method including but not limited to pumping fresh water from a fresh water reservoir into a fresh water flush tank; pumping salt water from a salt water reservoir into a a fire water reservoir during fire operations; controlling a valve in liquid communication to alternately connect the fire water reservoir to the salt water reservoir to supply salt water to the fire water reservoir during fire operations and connecting the fire water reservoir to the fresh water flush to flush salt water from the fire water reservoir after fire water operations. A system is disclosed for practicing the method.04-01-2010
20130098643System and Method of Automatic Hose Bay Jam Prevention - A system resides on a fire truck carrying at least one fire hose in a hose bay. The system comprises a target device coupled to the at least one fire hose, a proximity sensor coupled to the hose bay and operable to detect the presence and absence of the target device, and a controller coupled to the proximity sensor and control valve and operable to enable opening of the control valve in response to the proximity sensor detecting the absence of the target device indicative of a substantially complete removal of the at least one fire hose from the hose bay of the fire truck, and operable to disable opening of the control valve in response to the proximity sensor detecting the presence of the target device indicative of the at least one fire hose remaining in the hose bay of the fire truck.04-25-2013
20080210442Process for Preparing Low-Viscosity Polymer Gels - The invention relates to a process for preparing low-viscosity polymer gels by mixing a water-absorbing polymer with water, in which the viscosity is reduced by adding a chelating agent, and also to the use thereof for firefighting.09-04-2008
20110168415DISPENSING VALVE AND METHOD FOR DISPENSING A FLUID UNDER PRESSURE - A dispensing valve apparatus and method for rapidly dispensing fluid from a fluid reservoir of a pressure vessel include a piston translatable within a cavity that closes a discharge passage opening the cavity when positioned in a first position and opens the discharge passage to fluid flow from the fluid reservoir when positioned in a second position. The piston may be rapidly repositioned from its position to its second position by venting a cavity disposed between the piston and an actuator cap by selectively opening a check valve to vent the pressure within the cavity to the discharge passage.07-14-2011
20110203813FIRE PROTECTION APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADDRESSING A FIRE WITH A MIST - Fire protection apparatus, systems, and methods for addressing a fire with a mist are provided. More particularly, the invention provides systems and their method of design which provide a water mist to address and preferably suppress a fire. The invention further provides systems and methods for total flooding volume protection of a space to address a fire, preferably control, suppress, and more preferably extinguish a fire. The invention further provides atomizing devices for use in such systems and methods.08-25-2011
20100101809FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR PROVIDING FIRE PROTECTION - A fire protection system and method for providing a fire protection for a cooking unit (04-29-2010
20080251263Deformed pipe method of extinguishing oil fires - Equipment and method for extinguishing an oil fire where said oil is delivered through a 10 to 60 inch diameter pipe. The oil feed pipe is crushed in place, and the feed of oil to the fire is eliminated or largely reduced. This method is more economical than prior art methods, and response time is faster than prior art methods. With pipe crushing, explosives and other oxygen starvation techniques are not needed, but they could be used in combination.10-16-2008
20080210443Fire Suppression System and Emergency Annunciation System - A fire suppression and annunciation system using a flexible conduit and a wire rope is provided. The wire rope may be connected to a knob assembly at a universal pull station and to a release mechanism of the fire suppression system. An operator may pull a handle of the knob assembly at the universal pull station, thereby activating the release mechanism to release fire suppression agent. A flexible conduit may house the wire rope along at least a part of the connection from the universal pull station to the release mechanism. A material on the liner of the flexible conduit and/or on the wire rope may be used to reduce the coefficient of friction of wire rope in the flexible conduit. The fire suppression system may further include a pulley block system connected to the universal pull station. The pulley block system may comprise bearings, and may lower the force necessary to activate the release mechanism.09-04-2008
20080271901Compact mobile fire attack vehicle mountable to an emergency vehicle - A compact mobile fire attack vehicle detachably mounted to an emergency vehicle. The compact mobile fire attack vehicle is intended to be mountable to the rear end of a fire truck. In response to an emergency call, the mobile fire attack vehicle can be quickly disengaged and deployed to the fire. Likewise, after the emergency has been mitigated, the mobile fire attack vehicle can be quickly and conveniently be re-mounted to the fire truck.11-06-2008
20090178814METHOD FOR EXTINGUISHING A SMOULDERING FIRE IN A SILO - The invention relates to a method for extinguishing a smouldering fire in a silo by introducing inert gas into the silo. The inert gas is introduced through a venturi-type nozzle above the stored content in the silo with a slow streaming velocity in such a way that mass ratio of the entrained surrounding gas to the incoming liquid inert gas is between 0.5 and 20. Thus a closed inert gas layer is formed above the smouldering fire.07-16-2009
20080257566PORTABLE LIFE PROTECTION APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD - Provided is a portable life protection apparatus comprising: a portable unit; a fire sensor attached to the portable unit; a fire alarm in communication with the fire sensor; a fire retardant material dispenser in communication with the fire sensor; and a reservoir of fire retardant material connected to the fire retardant material dispenser. A corresponding method for protecting life through operation of the life protection apparatus is also provided.10-23-2008
20120181051ROCK DUSTING COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - A rock dusting composition composed of rock dust, e.g., limestone or other mineral dust, water, pumping aid, and polymer, e.g., acrylamide homopolymers, acrylamide copolymers, and combinations thereof, and a method for applying the composition to the surface of a mine. The composition has a water content and a polymer content sufficient to allow the polymer to (i) disperse water molecules within the composition and, upon drying of the composition, (ii) dissipate forming void spaces in the dried composition. The composition is useful for suppressing propagation of a flame and/or fire caused by ignition of coal dust and/or gas within a coal mine.07-19-2012
20120067600Method and Apparatus for Wildfire Extinguishing - A large size fire blanket folded in one pack is provided and delivered to the area of wild fire over the air by manned or unmanned aircrafts. Being deployed over the air to the wild fire area, the fire blanket attached to aircrafts is unfolding above the fire by stretching it out with aircrafts slowly moving apart until fire blanket is fully unfolded. After that the aircrafts starts simultaneous landing and covering with fire blanket the affected area. In result the fire blanket cuts off oxygen flow to the fire area and extinguish fire therefore. To prevent “hot air balloon” effect, the fire blanket has multiple perforations equally spread along the surface.03-22-2012
20090321090Fuel Cell System for Extinguishing Fires - A fire fighting system for extinguishing a fire, which has a fuel cell for producing a nitrogen-enriched cathode exhaust air. The fuel cell is supplied with air and a fuel. Within the fuel cell, the air is then reduced to a determined oxygen content. The exhaust air is supplied to the fire source.12-31-2009
20090071662MULTI-CLASS FIRE EXTINGUISHING AGENT - A fire extinguishing agent may include a foam and at least one inert gas combined with the foam. A method of extinguishing a fire including a burning metal and/or a burning metal compound and also including a burning plastic material and/or a burning paper material may include combining a foam and at least one inert gas to form a fire extinguishing agent, and applying the fire extinguishing agent to the fire.03-19-2009
20090200046Novel cryogenic firefighting and hazardous materials suppression system - A cryogenic fire and hazardous materials suppression system is described for use by firefighting and hazardous material handling personnel in combating fires and hazardous materials spills. The cryogenic liquid fire and hazardous materials suppression system has at least one cryogenic liquid vessel for storing a cryogenic extinguishing agent that is one of a number of inert cryogenic liquids. The cryogenic extinguishing agent is dispersed through a removably attached cryogenic fluid supply conduit having two ends, said first end attached to the cryogenic liquid vessel, and a second end that is also removably mounted to a dispensing apparatus for controlling the flow of the cryogenic extinguishing agent toward a fire or hazardous material suppression target. The cryogenic fire and hazardous materials suppression system is used for delivering said cryogenic extinguishing agent to a target including fires and hazardous materials spills of all types that require heat or oxygen to burn including Class A, B, C, D, K, and pyrophoric material fires.08-13-2009
20080277125Releasing Control Unit For a Residential Fire Protection System - Systems, methods and aspect thereof for a fire protection system including a releasing control panel. In one aspect a fire protection system for a residential unit as defined in the 2002 Edition of the National Fire Protection Association Standard 13, 13D and 13R having at least one dwelling is provided. The fire protection system preferably includes a liquid supply source along a main line and a network of pipes in communication with the dwelling. The system includes at least one sprinkler in the network to discharge a fluid within about fifteen seconds of sprinkler activation. In addition, the system includes at least one fire control panel disposed between the main line and the pipe network to control release of a fire fighting fluid under various control modes. The system further include at least one fire detector disposed in the at least one dwelling and in communication with the at least one fire control panel. In one aspect of the preferred system is sectional control to the first and at least a second dwelling.11-13-2008
20090211773FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A fire suppression system includes a fire panel carried by a control unit of a containment system. The fire suppression system also includes a suppression agent containment device in communication with the fire panel. The control unit is in communication with a containment unit for containing an electronic component. The containment unit includes a containment area and a damper for allowing air flow into the containment center through a vent. A suppression agent containment device is in fluid communication with the damper to discharge the suppression agent into the containment area responsive to a signal received from the fire panel.08-27-2009
20100263886FIRE FIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FIRES IN JUNGLES, REFINERIES AND OIL PIPELINES - The various embodiments herein provide a system and method for fire extinguishing in forests. The fire extinguishing system herein includes a first storage tank, a second storage tank, a first fire extinguishing element, a second fire extinguishing element, a cover provided on top side of the first storage tank, a compressed air inlet, an air regulator, one or more hosing hasps, one or more tarpaulin hoses, one or more hooks, one or more clips and locks, a nozzle attached to a bottom side of the tank and a pipe to lead compressed air to nozzle. In the first stage the helicopter carries the sand tank from the station/depot to the firing woods and starts bombarding the sand around and top of the fire and a second helicopter carries the water tank from the station to the top of the bombarded flames and starts spraying water before the flame starts again.10-21-2010
20090260837SPRAYING HEAD, SPRAYING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FIRE EXTINGUISHING - A spraying head, especially a spraying head intended for fire extinguishing, which comprises a frame part, an inlet for extinguishing medium and at least two nozzles. At least one first nozzle (10-22-2009
20120103639Fire extinguishing foam, methods and systems - An improved fire extinguishing, suppressing, and preventing mixture, method, and system for various classifications of fires which exhibits superior characteristics to knock down the fire, helps to prevent flash and re-ignition, and contains only a trace amount of fluorochemicals. When the mixture is spread on burning surfaces, including fuel and other liquid surfaces, the agent suppresses vaporization, extinguishes flames and helps to suppress re-ignition and reflash of the fire. The mixture is friendly to the environment. It causes no harmful reaction to a burn victim and aids in cooling the victim to slow the burning of skin. The mixture can be washed off a bum victim with soap and water. Other embodiments are described herein.05-03-2012
20120103638FIREPROOF SYSTEMS IN AIRCRAFT ENGINES - A fireproof system is provided for protecting a structure during a fire event. The system includes a fire resistant panel defining a first attachment opening and disposed adjacent to the structure; a canister including a side wall defining a first end and a second end, and an end wall enclosing the first end and defining a second attachment opening that is aligned with the first attachment opening; a fastener extending through the canister at the second attachment opening and the fire resistant panel at the first attachment opening such that the canister, the fire resistant panel, and the structure are fastened together; and a fire retardant agent disposed within the canister in an inactive condition and configured to transition out of the second end of the canister in an active condition at a predetermined temperature05-03-2012
20100155089CEILING-ONLY DRY SPRINKLER SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADDRESSING A STORAGE OCCUPANCY FIRE - A ceiling-only dry sprinkler system configured to address a storage occupancy fire event with a sprinkler operational area sufficient in size to surround and drown the fire. The system and method preferably provide for the surround and effect by activating one or more initial sprinklers, delaying fluid flow to the initial activated sprinklers for a defined delay period to permit the thermal activation of a subsequent one or more sprinklers so as to form the preferred sprinkler operational area. The sprinklers of the operational area are preferably configured so as to provide sufficient fluid volume and cooling to address the fire-event with a surround and drown configuration. The defined delay period is of a defined period having a maximum and a minimum. The preferred sprinkler system is adapted for fire protection of storage commodities and provides a ceiling only system that eliminates or otherwise minimizes the economic disadvantages and design penalties of current dry sprinkler system design.06-24-2010
20100193202Apparatus and Method for Automatic Conversion of Sprinkler System - Apparatus and method for converting a fire suppression system from a single interlock electric or double interlock electro-pneumatic system to a single interlock pneumatic system which draws no electrical power. A pneumatic actuator is in fluid communication with a pressurized piping network and a control valve controlling flow of fire suppressant to the network. The pneumatic actuator is isolated from the piping network by a check valve and a latching solenoid valve. In the event of a power failure the latching solenoid valve is opened, placing the pneumatic actuator in fluid communication with the piping network. Electrical power is drawn only to change the state of the latching solenoid valve, it otherwise draws no power. When the latching solenoid valve is open the pneumatic actuator controls actuation of the control valve, and triggers the control valve when there is a pressure change in the piping network indicative of a fire.08-05-2010
20100193201FOAM EXTINGUISHING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING IT - The invention describes a foam extinguisher device with an extinguisher water supply unit for an extinguisher water-foaming agent mixture and with a pressurizing gas supply unit with a pressure regulating device for a gaseous medium, in particular compressed air. In a gas injection mechanism, the medium is added to the extinguisher water-foaming agent mixture and then delivered to a discharge mechanism. The pressure regulating device is provided in the form of a pressure reducing valve. Via an adjusting device of a pressure-regulating element, an output pressure of the medium within a pre-selectable differential pressure range is adapted to a pressure level of the flow of extinguisher water prevailing at the adjusting device constituting a reference pressure.08-05-2010
20100252283Fire Extinguisher And Method - A device for fire extinguishing is described, comprising a fire retardant cloth, which is arranged to cover objects upon a fire or the beginnings of a fire, to put out or prevent the fire from developing, wherein the fire retardant cloth is mounted in a release mechanism arranged to release the fire retardant cloth, in such a way that the cloth covers said objects, upon detection of the fire or development of the fire. A method for same is also disclosed.10-07-2010
20100236796FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A fire suppression system includes a high pressure inert gas source that is configured to provide a first inert gas output and a low pressure inert gas source that is configured to provide a second inert gas output. A distribution network is connected with the high and low pressure inert gas sources to distribute the first and second inert gas outputs. A controller is operatively connected with at least the distribution network to control how the respective first and second inert gas outputs are distributed.09-23-2010
20100243280FIRE RETARDANT COMPOSITION AND METHOD - A method of controlling fire by using a composition that fuses glass in situ when exposed to flames. A fire retardant and extinguishing composition that fuses a glass layer when exposed to flames. The glass layer envelops a combustible material to delay or inhibit combustion of the combustible material, or to extinguish flames. The composition comprises an aqueous suspension of glass powder. The glass is preferably formed from oxides of silicon, aluminum, boron and combinations thereof.09-30-2010
20120125645ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND FIRE MONITORING METHOD USING THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device performs a fire monitoring method in where the electronic device controls a mobile platform to move along a predetermined path, to capture the temperature distribution of an area to be monitored by an infrared capturing device, and detect a consistency of a flammable chemical substance with a smoke detector. The electronic device determines whether the area meets fire conditions by detecting whether the temperature distribution complies with a predetermined temperature distribution, or by detecting whether the consistency is greater than a predefined value. If the area meets the fire conditions, the electronic device determines a fire position, selects one fire extinguisher from the mobile platform to extinguish the fire position.05-24-2012
20130126194SPRINKLER AND METHOD FOR TESTING A SPRINKLER - A sprinkler head and a method for testing the sprinkler head, including an inlet device to lead fire-extinguishing medium and air from a distribution system into the sprinkler head, an outlet device to release fire-extinguishing medium and air from the sprinkler head, a flow passage to lead fire-extinguishing medium and air from the inlet device to the outlet device, a valve to be held in first non-activated state by a triggering device in the sprinkler head, so the flow passage is closed, and in activated state to open the flow passage, when the triggering device is activated in a heated state, so air and fire-extinguishing medium may flow from the inlet device to the outlet device. The valve in a second non-activated test state operatively opens the flow passage, so air and fire-extinguishing medium may flow from the inlet device through the flow passage and out through the outlet device.05-23-2013
20100252284Apparatus And Method For Combating Fires - In some embodiments, a fire fighting device can include: (a) a blower portion with an air input region and an air output region; (b) at least one container configured to hold a fire suppressing solution; (c) first piping; (d) a first pump mechanically coupled to the at least one container and configured to at least partially pump the fire suppressing solution from the at least one container into the first piping at a first pressure; (e) a second pump coupled to the first piping, the second pump is configured such that the second pump increases a pressure in at least a part of the first piping from the first pressure to a second pressure, the second pressure is greater than the first pressure; and (f) two or more nozzles located at the blower portion and mechanically coupled to the first piping such that the two or more nozzles are configured to emit the fire suppressing solution. Other embodiments are disclosed.10-07-2010
20100218962FIRE CONTAINMENT AND MONITORING SYSTEM - A fire containment and monitoring system includes a control system that communicates with a fire protection system and an array of alarms, smoke detectors, heat detectors, ventilation dampers, fire dampers, fire doors, and manual call points. The system has particular usefulness for kitchens onboard watercraft, especially large ships, where fire containment is critical to the survivability of the vessel, passengers, crew, and cargo. The control system communicates with the alarms, smoke detectors, heat detectors, ventilation dampers, fire dampers, fire doors, manual call points, and fire protection system, and it initiates a comprehensive list of actions if a smoke detector, a heat detector, or a manual call point is triggered within the monitoring portion of the system.09-02-2010
20100163256RANGE ENHANCED FIRE FIGHTING NOZZLE AND METHOD (CENTERSHOT II) - An enhanced range and landing pattern, straight stream and fog, fire fighting nozzle including solid bore and annular discharge ports wherein the nozzle discharges an inner stream surrounded by an outer stream.07-01-2010
20100218961FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM WITH FREEZE PROTECTION - A water and inert gas fire suppression system (09-02-2010
20090038812SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPRESSING FIRES - A method and apparatus for suppressing in a space includes structure and/or function for generating a first oxygen displacing fire suppressing gas mixture from at least one non-azide solid propellant chemical, the first fire suppressing gas mixture having at least a first gas. The first gas comprises nitrogen. At least the first gas is delivered into the space, thereby delivering a clean agent fire suppressant into the space that reduces the concentration of oxygen in the space to below a level necessary to sustain combustion. Preferably, the method and apparatus are used in inhabited spaces.02-12-2009
20090038811Method and device for preventing and extinguishing fire in an enclosed space - A method and device for preventing fire and for extinguishing fire in an enclosed space in which a permanent negative pressure is set, includes fresh air being supplied in a regulated manner to the compartment atmosphere as supply air and exhaust air being discharged from the compartment atmosphere in a regulated manner, and wherein should a fire occur or to prevent a fire, an extinguishing agent which is gaseous under normal conditions is supplied to the compartment atmosphere as the supply air. In order to achieve a relieving of pressure without changing the set negative pressure, or upon a sudden flooding of the space with the gaseous extinguishing agent, the total volume flow of fresh air and/or extinguishing agent supplied to the compartment atmosphere as supply air is at all times less than or equal to the volume flow of the exhaust air discharged from the compartment atmosphere.02-12-2009
20100314139Target-Specific Fire Fighting Device For Launching A Liquid Charge At A Fire - The present invention relates to a single-target-specific fire fighting device for launching a liquid charge towards a localized target portion of a fire. The firefighting device is capable of highly precise target engagement at a single, localized area. In this manner, the fire fighting device can launch a single liquid charge effectively to a target location within a fire, such as the seat of a fire, in order to effectively extinguish the fire. The firefighting device includes at least a liquid charge having a flight integrity component, a barrel, a sighting structure coupled to the barrel, and a launching system for launching the liquid charge down the barrel at a target location.12-16-2010
20120031632Dual Mode Agent Discharge System With Multiple Agent Discharge Capability - An emitter system capable of discharging an atomized liquid-gas stream or a liquid stream which atomizes into a spray has a source of pressurized gas and one or more sources of pressurized liquids. Flow of gas and liquid to an emitter is controlled by valves, and the emitter can be used to discharge either the atomized liquid-gas stream or the liquid stream. The emitter system may be used for fire suppression.02-09-2012
20110127051Compressed Gas Foam System - A compressed gas foam system is provided. The compressed gas foam system includes one or more optional fluid pumps, one or more mixing devices, one or more optional foam systems; one or more optional gas compressors, and a system controller. A method of using the compressed gas foam system is also provided.06-02-2011
20110024136METHOD FOR EXTINGUISHING A SMOULDERING FIRE IN A SILO - The invention relates to a method for extinguishing a smouldering fire in a silo by introducing inert gas into the silo. The inert gas is introduced through a venturi-type nozzle above the stored content in the silo with a slow streaming velocity in such a way that mass ratio of the entrained surrounding gas to the incoming liquid inert gas is between 0.5 and 20. Thus a closed inert gas layer is formed above the smouldering fire.02-03-2011
20100263885PROTECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES - Protection systems and methods for heat-generating electronic devices are provided that include thermal management fluids that are fire extinguishing agents or can extinguish flames. The provided systems and methods include a recirculating thermal management fluid. The fluid circulates through a conduit that includes at least one valve. The valve can be opened in response to a stimulus, such as a flame or fire, diverting the fluid onto the heat-generating electronic device or onto a flame.10-21-2010
20110209884FIRE-EXTINGUISHING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A method in the fire protection of an area, in which in the area are arranged several fire extinguishing spraying heads (09-01-2011
20100155088SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING OR EXTINGUISHING FIRE - Described herein are an inerting method as well as an inerting system (06-24-2010
20100212920INERT GAS FLOODING FIRE SUPPRESSION WITH WATER AUGMENTATION - A method and system are provided for suppressing a fire inside a defined volume within a structure. To suppress a fire, the defined volume is flooded with a flow of inert gas into which a limited amount of water is introduced into the flow of inert gas; the flow of inert gas and the limited amount of water introduced therein being sufficient to establish a fire extinguishing atmosphere within the defined volume having a volumetric oxygen concentration of at least about 14%. A cartridge for storing a limited amount of water has a water outlet in flow communication with a spray nozzle that is in flow communication with a supply of pressurized inert gas. The water storage cartridge has a gas inlet in flow communication with a supply of pressurized inert gas for pressurizing the water storage cartridge to cause water to flow therefrom to the spray nozzle.08-26-2010
20100059236FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Tools and techniques for suppressing fires. Such tools might transmit a signal that generates one or more waves (which might be mechanical waves, electromagnetic waves, and/or the like) that is sufficient to disrupt the relationship between the electrons in a fire and the ionized nuclei to which those electrons are attracted. The resulting repulsion (between the nuclei and/or the electrons) that form the plasma of the fire can serve to disperse the plasma, thereby suppressing the fire.03-11-2010
20120241176 APPARATUS AND METHOD OF SUPPORTING AND POWERING A MONITOR MOUNTED TO A MULTI-FLOOR PIPE APPARATUS - A system for use in a multi-story building is provided. The system may include a pipe apparatus having an inlet and an outlet. The inlet is coupled to a supply of fluid and the outlet directs the fluid. The system may include a frame assembly for supporting the pipe apparatus and enabling the inlet of the pipe apparatus to couple to the supply of fluid at a first floor of the building and enabling the outlet to deliver fluid to a higher floor of the building relative to the first floor. The system may include an electrically controlled fluid delivery device mounted at said outlet and in fluid communication with the pipe apparatus. The system may include a power supply having a power source located remotely from said electrically controlled fluid delivery device and supported by the frame assembly.09-27-2012
20110100650METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DUAL STAGE HAZARD CONTROL SYSTEM - Methods and apparatus for a dual stage hazard suppression system according to various aspects of the present invention include a housing containing a first hazard control material that is configured to be located close to a hazard source and a container containing a second hazard control material located at a distance from the hazard source. The housing may be configured to release the first hazard control material in response to a breach of the housing and/or the hazard source. The container may be configured for a timed release of the second hazard control material in response to the release of the first hazard control material. Alternatively, a sensor may be used to trigger the release of the second hazard control material in response to a triggering event separate from the initial breach of the housing and/or the hazard source.05-05-2011
20090242217FIRE RESISTANT MATERIAL AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - A fire protection layer is provided which includes a fabric of relatively pliant fibers and a fire resistant coating comprising silicone. The relatively pliant fibers may be selected from the group comprising glass fibers, polyester fibers and cotton fibers. The fire protection layer may be used in a fire protection blanket. Such a fire protection blanket may comprise a central part and a relatively lighter peripheral edge part. The fire protection layer may also be bonded to one or more structural layers to form a laminated structural fire protection material. Also provided is a method of extinguishing a burning object, comprising the steps of providing a fire protection blanket having a central part and a peripheral edge part, arranging the fire protection blanket over the burning object such that the peripheral edge part contacts an area surrounding the burning object, and smothering the fire.10-01-2009
20090151964FIGHTING FIRES WITH WATER - A method of suppressing a naturally occurring event that requires heat to sustain itself, comprises the steps of generating artificial snow in the vicinity of the event and introducing the snow into the event to melt therein. One application of this method is extinguishing a fire by generating artificial snow in the vicinity of the fire and introducing the snow into the fire to melt therein. For example a fire boat or truck may carry on a movable structure a snowmaking machine for generating artificial snow and projecting the snow in a desired direction. In another example, a sprinkler system may be modified to spray artificial snow.06-18-2009
20090126949Inerting method and device for extinguishing a fire - The present invention relates to an inerting method for extinguishing a fire in a closed room in which the oxygen content in the closed room is reduced to a specific inerting level within a given time (x), as well as a device for carrying out the method. In order to achieve the most exacting design possible to the inert gas fire-extinguishing system used during the inerting method, and in particular the most precise dimensioning possible to the inert gas to be provided, while simultaneously adhering to the required fire-fighting stage and re-ignition prevention stage necessary when extinguishing fires, the invention provides for the inerting level to be kept to the re-ignition prevention level within a given regulation range.05-21-2009
20120199370METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-STAGE FIRE SUPPRESSION - A multi-stage fire suppression system according to various aspects of the present invention is configured to deliver a fire suppressant material in response to multiple detections of a fire condition over time. In one embodiment, the multi-stage fire suppression system comprises at least two pressure tubes each having a different internal pressure. Each pressure tube is adapted to generate a pneumatic signal in response to exposure to a different trigger event. The pneumatic signal is used to activate a suppression system and release the fire suppressant material from a container. The multi-stage fire suppression system may also be configured to signal a secondary hazard detection system that a fire has been detected.08-09-2012
20110253396INERT GAS FIRE-EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM FOR REDUCING THE RISK OF AN EXTINGUISHING FIRES IN A PROTECTED ROOM - The invention relates to an inert gas fire-extinguishing system for reducing the risk of and extinguishing fires in a protected room. So as to have the inerting of the protected room ensue according to different variable sequences of events, the inert gas fire-extinguishing system includes a pressure-reducing device having at least two parallel branches, wherein each parallel branch has a pressure-reducing mechanism. Each parallel branch is connectable to a high-pressure collecting line and a low-pressure extinguishing line via a controllable valve, whereby each pressure-reducing mechanism is designed to reduce a high input pressure to a low output pressure according to a known pressure-reducing characteristic curve.10-20-2011
20110108291SPARY DEVICE AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF - A spray device includes a normally closed valve, and a spray head having a spray nozzle, wherein the valve includes a valve body, a piston element, a thermal sensitive mechanism having a thermal sensitive element and a bracket supporting the thermal sensitive mechanism. The valve body has an inlet chamber, a control chamber, and an outlet chamber. The spray device normally operates in a standby state in which the thermal sensitive mechanism is arranged to press against the piston element which is driven to block physical access between the inlet chamber and the outlet chamber. The control chamber is located at a lateral position of the outlet chamber in such a manner that axes of the control chamber and the outlet chamber are approximately perpendicular to each other. The spray head has an atomizing chamber, and is supported for such as to avoid the thermal sensitive mechanism from being blocked.05-12-2011
20110168414Advanced Airborne Fire Fighting System - A system for dispersing liquid over a desired location, the system comprising a pressurized tank having a main body, an inlet in fluid communication with the main body for introducing liquid to the main body, an outlet in fluid communication with the main body for dispersing the liquid, and an air inlet for charging air under pressure into the main body, where the improvement comprises providing a diffuser for slowing down pressurized air entering the main body from the inlet.07-14-2011
20110259617ATOMIZING NOZZLE FOR A FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM - A nozzle for a fire suppression system has a bonnet and a deflector base. An inlet port extends through the bonnet along the axis of symmetry of the bonnet. The inlet port receives an outlet end of a fire suppression delivery pipe to mount the bonnet to the pipe. The bonnet has a frustoconical surface which extends radially outward and downward from the inlet port. The deflector base is secured to and co-axially aligned with the bonnet at a predetermined distance to create a flow passageway therebetween. The flow passageway imparts a down angle to a suppressant flow discharging from the nozzle to better disperse the suppressant within the fire zone. A discharge port at the circumferential edge of the bonnet and deflector base constricts the suppressant flow to atomize the droplets of liquid suppressant discharged into the fire zone.10-27-2011
20110259616Method and apparatus for automatically extinguishing fires on or in the surrounding area of the wind energy installation - The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for automatically extinguishing fires on a wind energy installation or in the surrounding area of the wind energy installation, in which the wind energy installation (10-27-2011
20110073331Ionic Liquid Flame Retardants - The present invention relates to the use of ionic liquids as flame retardants. The compounds of the invention may be used as flame retardants in various materials without causing damage to the environment and or health of humans or animals. Ionic liquid flame retardants maybe applied alone or in combination with traditional flame retardants. Ionic liquid flame retardants can be applied to finish textile, plastic, leather, paper, rubber or as wild fire flame retardants.03-31-2011
20090126950Residential Flat Plate Concealed Sprinkler - A pendant sprinkler preferably includes a body having an inner surface defining a passageway. The passageway includes an inlet and an outlet spaced apart along the longitudinal axis and defines a K-factor of about 5. The sprinkler also includes a closure assembly adjacent the outlet to occlude the outlet and a thermally responsive support means for maintaining the closure assembly adjacent the outlet. Also provided are means for distributing a flow of fluid over a protection area ranging from about 144 square feet to about 400 square feet, the fluid distribution having a density of at least 0.05 gallons per minute per square foot (0.05 gpm/ft05-21-2009
20090314502Methods for Treating "Plunge Zone," Heavy Liquid, Large Tank, Structural Impediment and Timing Issues, When Extinguishing Tank Fires - A method for extinguishing a full, or substantially full, surface liquid tank fire including addressing large tank, difficult fuel, structural impediment, timing and plunge zone issues, the attack including throwing at least one primary stream over a tank wall, the stream landing with a force of impact in, and defining, a plunge zone; the method including potentially achieving flame collapse leaving a plunge zone flame and subsequently, at least for a period of time, diminishing force of impact per unit area of a primary stream upon said plunge zone flame; alternately the method includes achieving a partial flame collapse including collapse against back tank wall portions and subsequently diminishing stream impact force upon a plunge zone including moving a plunge zone forward in the tank; the method also includes extinguishing a full surface heavy liquid tank fire by teasing the fire prior to employing a non-feathered stream to create a foam blanket; the method may include restaging to create a secondary footprint, and/or coordinating the timing of addressing plunge zone, smiley face and secondary footprint issues; the method may also include teasing and/or rooster tailing structural impediments.12-24-2009
20110315408Fire Extinguishing System for an Airplane and Method for Fire Fighting in an Airplane - An airplane fire extinguishing system comprises an extinguishing agent storage unit with an activatable closing device, which makes possible, when active, an outflow of extinguishing agent from the extinguishing agent storage unit, and a supply line, connected with the closing device and an outlet opening, via which the extinguishing agent can be conducted from the extinguishing agent storage unit to the outlet opening, in order to eject it there for firefighting, wherein one or more sensor systems are present, by means of which a current airplane state can be determined, and a control unit, connected with the closing device and an actuatable input element, is present, via which the closing device can be activated, the control unit constructed and configured in such a way that the closing device is activated, as a function of the current airplane state, which exists at the time of an actuation of the input element.12-29-2011
20120043097Light Ultra High Pressure Fire Vehicle System - A firefighting apparatus on a small all-terrain utility vehicle has a U-shaped water tank closely spaced from the driver's cab. A reel for a high-pressure hose is mounted in the U of the water tank. A high-pressure engine driven pump is connected to the reel and a high-pressure hose through a water management system, which directs water from the water tank to the pump, and from the pump to the hose. The pump has a pressure valve which sets the engine idle when the high-pressure water nozzle is closed. A pressure unloader valve recirculates water from the pump outlet to the pump inlet when the nozzle is closed. A check valve is used between the water tank and a point where water recirculates to the pump. A prefilter is connected between the check valve and the water tank.02-23-2012
20120043096Microemulsion Fire Protection Device and Method - The present disclosure is directed, in one embodiment, to an exothermic event protection and suppression system comprising exothermic event detectors, suppression system controller, and fire suppression device.02-23-2012
20110155398Vehicle Fire Extinguisher - A solid propellant fire extinguisher or a hybrid fire extinguisher is incorporated into a vehicle fire suppression system. The system is activated according to at least one condition selected from the group consisting of acceleration, deceleration, speed, time, temperature, fuel, fuel level, fire, smoke, light transmittance and optical signature.06-30-2011
20120061109SILENT RESPONDER FIRE FIGHTING SYSTEMS - Silent responder fire fighting systems comprises a method and apparatus for suppressing and combating a fire. In one embodiment, a silent responder projectile may be launched from either a short-range gun or a long-range rifle into a fire from a distance. In an alternative embodiment, silent responder fire fighting system may take the form of a hand grenade and may be activated and thrown strategically into a fire. The silent responder projectile of the present invention may comprise an exterior housing having a bullet-shape and comprising a heat-resistant, non-ferrous material such as aluminum. The inside of the silent responder projectile comprises a first ignition assembly, a second ignition assembly, and a potassium-based compound for suppressing a fire. In use, the first ignition assembly is activated upon firing the silent responder projectile from a projectile launcher. A time delay of about 5 seconds occurs before the first ignition assembly triggers the second ignition assembly. Thereupon, the fire suppressing agents are released through exhaust holes.03-15-2012
20110048746AUTOMATIC REVERSIBLE TEMPERATURE RESPONSIVE VALVE AND FIRE SPRINKLER - A fire sprinkler including a generally tubular body having inlet and outlet ends is disclosed. The body defines a fluid flow passage extending between the inlet and the outlet such that the outlet is in fluid flow communication with the inlet. A magnetized member is disposed within the fluid flow passage and is movable between a first position wherein fluid flow communication between the outlet and the inlet is blocked and a second position wherein fluid flow communication between the outlet and the inlet is open. A temperature sensitive magnetic member is coupled to the body and has sufficient magnetic properties to attract the magnetized member below a predetermined temperature, thereby maintaining the magnetized member in the first position. The temperature sensitive magnetic member loses a sufficient percentage of its magnetic properties at and above the predetermined temperature, thereby allowing the magnetized member to move to the second position.03-03-2011
20120018178Oil Fire and Boil Over Attenuation Using Buoyant Glass Materials - A method is described for using cellular glass blocks, cellular glass nodules, hollow glass spheres, or other buoyant glass materials to attenuate oil fire, limit thermal radiation from an oil fire, and reduce the risk of boil-over phenomenon. Cellular glass blocks, cellular glass nodules, hollow glass spheres, or other buoyant glass products may be deployed passively, prior to an ignition event, or actively, as a response to an ignition event to provide control. Cellular glass or other buoyant glass materials may be in any physical shape such as block, sheet, aggregate, or nodule.01-26-2012
20120061108FIRE-FIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM - Systems and methods are described herein for remotely controlling the operation of a fire-fighting device coupled to a pump and a valve. The system may comprise a base component and a remote component. The base component comprises a transceiver operable to control operation of the fire-fighting device. The remote component comprises a transceiver configured to wirelessly communicate with the base component and is positioned near a discharge end of a hose coupled to the fire-fighting device wherein an input end of the hose coupled to the fire-fighting device. The remote component also includes an input device for receiving input from a user and is configured to wirelessly communicate the received input to the base component. The base component is configured to control at least one of the pump and the valve based on the received input communicated to the fire-fighting device subject to a set of rules.03-15-2012
20110056711PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A fire suppression device including a fire suppression agent generator. The device further includes trigger mechanism adapted to begin generation of the fire suppression agent from the fire suppression agent generator. A container at least partially surrounds the fire suppression agent generator and the trigger mechanism, the container includes a discharge port that directs fire suppression agent in at least two opposed directions. In one example, the discharge port extends substantially around a perimeter of the container.03-10-2011
20120312564METHOD AND DEVICE FOR QUENCHING OIL AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS IN TANKS - Method and device for quenching oil and petroleum products in a tank in which a fire-extinguishing mixture is fed through a floating sprinkler surfacing above a burning liquid surface. A floating sprinkler connected to a discharge pipeline via an opening-closing device with an injector is installed under the burning liquid layer. After a fire alarm signal is sent, the opening-closing device on the injector is opened, and the fire-extinguishing mixture is fed through the pipeline and the floating sprinkler under the layer or onto the surface of the burning liquid in the form of compact jets from the center to the periphery. The floating sprinkler surfaces above the surface of the burning liquid.12-13-2012
20090056960Warehouse Zoned Sprinkler System - A fire prevention system optimized for warehouses, hangars, and similar structures that require zoned protection utilizing multiple risers to feed zoned arrays of sprinklers. The system is preferably supplied with water by a pump housed within the structure. The pump supplies water to a supply line that runs the interior perimeter of the building along the ceiling. Extremely large warehouses may require additional supply lines that run across the center of the building along the ceiling. Feeder lines run from the supply lines down to individual risers which control the water supply to individual sprinkler circuits arranged in zones that cover distinct areas.03-05-2009
20120312563COOLING ARRANGEMENTS FOR FIRE SUPPRESSION SPRINKLER SYSTEM FIRE PUMPS - A building sprinkler system includes a pump having an input for receiving water and an output that is connected to selectively feed a plurality of sprinkler heads. A driver is operatively connected to the pump for driving the pump. A cooling arrangement is provided for cooling the pump during pump testing operations. The cooling arrangement includes: a heat exchanger with a primary loop formed by a flow path for delivering water from the output of the pump through the heat exchanger and back to the input of the pump, and a secondary loop formed by a flow path for delivering coolant from the heat exchanger through a radiator and back to the heat exchanger so that heat is transferred from the water to the coolant via the heat exchanger and from the coolant to air via the radiator.12-13-2012
20120312562METHOD FOR FIGHTING AND/OR PREVENTING FIRES IN LITHIUM ION CELLS AND LITHIUM ION POLYMER CELLS - A method for fighting and/or preventing a fire in one or more battery cells, preferably lithium ion cells, using a hydrous solution of calcium salts and a fire extinguishing gel.12-13-2012
20100018724Precision Container Aerial Delivery System - An aerial fire suppressant delivery system uses an outer box or like structure and an inner liner. The inner liner may be a polyurethane bladder with two or more plastic straps RF welded to the polyurethane bladder. The two or more plastic straps are attached both to the bottom surface of the bladder and to the top of the outer box, which is not attached to the sides of the outer box. A fixed or rotary wing aircraft drops the container filled with fire suppressant material. As the container falls, the top of the box flies from the sides of box and the top pulls against the straps. Because the straps are attached to the bladder by RF welding, the straps tear the bladder at their attachments and cause the bladder and container to release the fire suppressant material into the air over the target.01-28-2010
20100012335FIRE SUPPRESSANT DEVICE AND METHOD, INCLUDING EXPANSION AGENT - A device for suppressing and/or extinguishing a fire associated with a container may include a housing defining a hollow sleeve and a column configured to be received within the hollow sleeve. The column may define a first chamber, a second chamber, at least one aperture, and a piercing end configured to pierce a barrier. The first chamber may be configured to receive an expansion agent, and the second chamber may be configured to receive a fire extinguishing agent. The device may be configured such that upon activation of the expansion agent, the column extends from the housing so as to enable the piercing end to penetrate the container and to enable the fire extinguishing agent to be delivered into an interior of the container via the at least one aperture.01-21-2010
20120073840FIRE SUPPRESSION CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD - An air management system including a component rack with shelves, a retractable air management structure mechanically attached to the component rack, and an activation apparatus including an electromechanical release device and a fire detection sensor. The retractable air management structure includes a flexible sheet rollably mounted on a spring loaded roller mounted internal to a housing. The flexible sheet is configured to extend from a rolled position on the spring loaded roller to an extended position. The flexible sheet in the extended position is configured to direct a flow of air through the component rack. The flexible sheet includes a thermally insulative and fire retardant material. The electromechanical release device is configured to automatically release the spring loaded roller if the fire detection sensor detects a fire within a specified area surrounding the component rack.03-29-2012
20120118590Fire extinguishing agent and method of use - A fire-extinguishing composition has a water-thickening agent and a foaming agent. The fire-extinguishing composition contains less than 10 vol % water. The ratio of water-thickening agent to foaming agent is from 99:1 to 1:99 volume ratio. The composition is in the form of a powder or flake. A method of extinguishing a fire is by applying a mixture of a fire-extinguishing composition and water to a fire, the fire-extinguishing composition having a water-thickening agent and a foaming agent.05-17-2012
20120186835HYBRID CARGO FIRE-SUPPRESSION AGENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - A hybrid cargo-fire-suppression agent distribution system and method is disclosed. The hybrid cargo-fire-suppression agent distribution system comprises vehicle ducting means operable to distribute at least one fire-suppression agent. Further, preliminary fire-suppression supply source means is coupled to the vehicle ducting means and is operable to provide a high volume flow of a preliminary fire-suppression agent.07-26-2012
20120255745Coal Fire Extinguishment Method and Apparatus - A method and apparatus for controlling and extinguishing subterranean coal fires. Suitable detection and measuring devices are initially used to determine the extent of the fire and develop a plan of extinguishment. Flow control devices are added to all the mine's access points in order to control gas flow into and/or out of the mine. In addition, new access points may be added. Gaseous carbon dioxide is pumped into the mine until a positive pressure is developed (with respect to atmospheric pressure. Pressurized and liquefied carbon dioxide is directed into the area of the combustion face. The liquid carbon dioxide blankets the combustion area with a gas which will not support combustion and absorbs a tremendous amount of heat from the burning coal.10-11-2012
20120267126Fire Fighting System for a Railway Vehicle - The invention relates to a fire fighting system, in particular for a railway vehicle, with a supply line for supplying at least one extinguishing nozzle with extinguishing fluid, wherein at least one section valve is arranged between the extinguishing nozzle and the supply line, wherein the section valve includes a signal processing means for controlling an adjustment means of the section valve, wherein the signal processing means can be electrically connected via a data communication network to a central control unit.10-25-2012
20110017479METHOD OF EXTINGUISHING A FIRE AND THE EXTINGUISHER - The purpose of the present invention is to provide the method of preventing the expansion at a minimum and extinguishing oil fire easily and to provide an extinguisher. The method of extinguishing oil fire which occurs in cooking equipment for household use or for business use is to spray extinguishing agent to firing cooking equipment as consecutive liquid drops at the flow rate from 20 ml/min to 1200 ml/min per one excretory pore at the height from 0 cm to 300 cm.01-27-2011
20120298385Fuel System Inlet Check Valve with Flame Arresting feature - An inlet check valve assembly with flame arresting feature. An internal flame arresting feature utilizes a flame arrester body attached to a valve member which protrudes into the valve throat. An external flame arresting feature utilizes a hood concentrically disposed relative to the valve member. The flame arresting feature is configured relative to movement of the valve member with respect to the throat such that fluidic communication between the fuel fill pipe and the fuel tank is limited to less than the minimum flame propagation distance of the fuel and air mixture in which a combustible mixture may exist in the fuel fill pipe, whereby any flame front in the fuel fill pipe will quench thereat before reaching the fuel tank.11-29-2012
20100230119Mist generating apparatus and method - The present invention provides, inter alia, an apparatus for generating a mist. The apparatus includes (a) a first transport fluid passage having a first transport fluid inlet, a first transport fluid outlet, and a throat portion intermediate the first transport fluid inlet and the first transport fluid outlet, the throat portion having a cross sectional area which is less than that of either the first transport fluid inlet or the first transport fluid outlet; (b) at least one working fluid passage located radially outwardly of the first transport fluid passage and having a working fluid inlet and a working fluid outlet; (c) at least one second transport fluid passage having a second transport fluid inlet and a second transport fluid outlet in fluid communication with the working fluid passage; and (d) an outlet nozzle in fluid communication with the first transport fluid and working fluid outlets, wherein the second transport fluid passage has an outlet located in the working fluid passage upstream of the working fluid outlet. Systems and methods of generating a mist using such an apparatus are also provided. Methods for fire suppression and decontamination using such an apparatus are further provided. Mists generated using such an apparatus are further provided.09-16-2010
20120318537SUPPRESSING A FIRE CONDITION WITHIN A CARGO CONTAINER - Various concepts are provided for suppressing a fire condition in an aircraft. In one embodiment, the presence of a fire condition in an aircraft is detected. After such a detection, extinguishing agents can be dispensed and/or certain areas of the aircraft can be depressurized.12-20-2012
20120090860DEVICE FOR SETTING THE LEAKAGE RATE FOR A LEAKAGE AT A GAP-LIKE OPENING - The present invention relates to a measure for minimizing an undesired passage of fluid from a first sector (04-19-2012
20120285708FIRE ENCLOSURE AND SAFETY SYSTEM FOR AN INKJET PRINTER USING A RADIANT DRYER UNIT - Fire control and containment for a production printing system that includes a dryer unit, an air intake fan, and an exhaust fan. A fire control and containment system includes an enclosure surrounding the dryer unit. The enclosure includes controllable doors, a temperature sensor, and an air pressure sensor in the enclosure. The fire containment and control system also includes a controller operable to detect a fire event based on changes in air pressure and air temperature in the enclosure detected by the air pressure and air temperature sensors. In response to detecting the fire event, the controller closes the doors of the enclosure to prevent the print medium from entering, controls the air intake fan and the exhaust fan to reduce the air pressure in the enclosure, and controls the dryer unit to reduce temperature in the enclosure to suppress fire.11-15-2012
20100170684SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SODIUM AZIDE BASED SUPPRESSION OF FIRES - A fire suppressing gas generator includes a cylindrical housing comprising an array of discharge ports distributed generally uniformly therearound; a cylindrical filter disposed within the housing and spaced from the interior wall of the housing; a plurality of azide-based propellant grains inside the cylindrical filter; and at least one ignition device associated with the propellant grains. The propellant grains when ignited by the ignition device generate a fire suppressing gas which passes through the filter and out of the discharge ports of the cylindrical housing for delivery into a space.07-08-2010
20100175898FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM FOR A CLOTHES DRYER - A fire protection system for a clothes dryer comprising a temperature sensitive device (07-15-2010
20100132963Method and Device for Fire Fighting - The invention relates to a method and a fire fighting device, wherein at least one extinguishing fluid container 06-03-2010
20130175060NEW METHOD FOR EXTINGUISHING FIRE - A new method for extinguishing fire is provided, characterized in that a pyrotechnic agent is used as a heat source (energy) and a power source (driving gas); during use, the pyrotechnic agent is ignited, and the high temperature generated by the combustion of the pyrotechnic agent is utilized to make a fire extinguishing composition produce a large amount of fire extinguishing substance, which is sprayed out together with the pyrotechnic agent, so as to achieve the purpose of extinguishing a fire. As compared with conventional aerosol fire extinguishing systems, gas fire extinguishing systems and water-based fire extinguishing systems, the fire extinguishing method of the present invention is more efficient and safer.07-11-2013
20130175058Initiator for Fire Suppressant Canister - A container holding a fire suppressing powder has a top, a cylindrical sidewall and a bottom with a hole, the bottom having a score line defining a segment. An explosive material housing containing an explosive material is mounted to a head of a mounting member. The mounting member has a lower portion smaller in cross-sectional dimension than the head, depending downward from the head and extending through the hole in the bottom. A retainer is secured around the lower portion of the mounting member below the bottom to secure the mounting member to the bottom. A fuse extends through the hole in the bottom, a passage in the mounting member, and into the explosive material housing. A plate is mounted within the container a selected distance below the top, the plate being movable a short distance toward and away from the top in response to ignition of the explosive material.07-11-2013
20130175059MAN-RATED FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS - A fire suppression system for producing an inert gas mixture having a minimal amount of carbon monoxide, particulates, or smoke. The inert gas mixture may be generated by combusting a gas generant. The gas generant may be a composition that includes hexa(ammine)-cobalt(III)-nitrate. The fire suppression system also includes a heat management system to reduce a temperature of the inert gas mixture. In one embodiment, the system includes multiple gas generators and is configured to ignite the respective gas generant of each gas generator in a predetermined, time based sequential order. For example, the gas generant of each gas generator may be ignited in a sequential order at specified time intervals. Methods of extinguishing fires are also disclosed.07-11-2013
20130112440Smart compact Indoor Firefighting Robot for Extinguishing a Fire at an Early Stage - The proposed invention is an indoor firefighting robot which has the capability to climb stairs and negotiate several types of floor materials inside buildings. it can withstand very high temperature up to 700 Celsius for as long as 60 minutes using multiple thermal insulation technique. It can communicate with trapped and injured persons inside the fire scene and can send back video and audio information describing the fire environment inside the building to the controller. It has also an insulated container at the rear with oxygen masks to help victims to breathe safely in the smoke environment in the early stage of the firefighting process. Several of these compact firefighting robots can be launched and can work together inside the room or multiple rooms under fire with assistance of remote control unit. The fire robot can avoid obstacles while trying to rescue injured victims.05-09-2013
20130118763PROPORTIONAL DYNAMIC RATIO CONTROL FOR COMPRESSED AIR FOAM DELIVERY - A compressed air foam delivery system includes a control unit to monitor and/or adjust components within the system so as to deliver a compressed air foam agent mixture with a desired agent:air ratio at a desired flow rate to one or more active discharges. In one embodiment, the control unit can be equipped to control one or more of a pump engine, water pump, foam delivery unit and air compressor so as to deliver and maintain the desired ratio of agent mixture at the desired flow rate.05-16-2013
20110214888DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATING FIRE EXTINGUISHING UNITS - A system of operating a plurality of fire extinguishing units. The system comprises a plurality of valve control units each set to activate one of the plurality of fire extinguishing units when triggered and to trigger the activation of another of the plurality of fire extinguishing units by another of the plurality of valve control units substantially simultaneously and an actuating element which triggers one of the plurality of valve control units.09-08-2011
20080196908Fire Fighting Foam Concentrate - Fire fighting foam concentrates, expanded foam compositions, and processes of forming a foam composition using a composition comprising: a carbonised saccharide composition, a cross-linking agent or inorganic salt, a surfactant, and water. Augmented with urea or derivatives thereof and/or magnesium salts the disclosed compositions provide improved foaming compositions which also exhibit good biodegradability and environmental compatibility and have particular utility in addressing polar solvent fires such as those of methanol or acetone.08-21-2008
20110240318Water Vapor Based Fire Suffocating Apparatus and Method Thereof - A fire suffocating apparatus and method that utilizes water vapor to suffocate a fire. The fire suffocating apparatus and method utilizes a low volume of water, has a high flow rate in application, has a long-lasting effect, and can be contained in a small apparatus. The fire suffocating apparatus comprises a tank to contain water; a heating element, a temperature monitor, and thermal controller to maintain temperatures high enough to vaporize the water when it is released; a discharge tube to serve as a conduit for the vapor to escape; and a projectile to puncture a hole in the tank to allow the superheated water to flow into the discharge tube. A shell containing a plurality of holes may enclose the tank as a safety feature.10-06-2011
20110232924SURFACTANT COMPOSITION FROM POLYFLUOROALKYLSULFONAMIDO ALKYL AMINES - The present invention relates to aminosulfonate and aminocarboxylate compositions derived from a mixture of polyfluoroalkylsulfonamido alkyl amines including at least one polyfluoroalkylsulfonamido alkyl amine and its analog, a di(polyfluoroalkylsulfonamido alkyl) amine. The aminosulfonate and aminocarboxylate compositions are useful for many purposes including amphoteric surface-active agents and aqueous film forming foams in fire fighting applications.09-29-2011
20130180739SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SODIUM AZIDE BASED SUPPRESSION OF FIRES - A fire suppressing gas generator includes a cylindrical housing comprising an array of discharge ports distributed generally uniformly therearound; a cylindrical filter disposed within the housing and spaced from the interior wall of the housing; a plurality of azide-based propellant grains inside the cylindrical filter; and at least one ignition device associated with the propellant grains. The propellant grains when ignited by the ignition device generate a fire suppressing gas which passes through the filter and out of the discharge ports of the cylindrical housing for delivery into a space.07-18-2013
20110308824FIRE HYDRANT LOCKING SPRINKLER CAP, HYDRANT VALVE SEALS AND LUBRICATION ACCESS - A method for delivering water through a fire hydrant is described. The method includes unlocking a sprinkler cap control lock on the fire hydrant, removing the sprinkler cap control lock to access the operating nut of the fire hydrant and activating the operating nut to deliver water through the sprinkler ports in at least one cap on the fire hydrant. A fire hydrant with a sprinkler cap having a plurality of sprinkler ports and a sprinkler cap control lock, wherein the sprinkler cap control lock covers and prevents access to the operating nut is also described. Systems and methods for lubricating the operating nut and for improved sealing surfaces in the fire hydrant valves are also described.12-22-2011
20110308823PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLER FOR A FIRE PREVENTION SYSTEM - A programmable controller for a fire suppression system includes a rewritable memory module and a processor module as well as multiple sensor inputs and control signal outputs.12-22-2011
20130186653FIRE-FIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM - A nozzle system is provided for use in a fire-fighting environment. The nozzle system includes a nozzle, and a remote component that is communicatively coupleable to a base component and that is associated with the nozzle. The remote component includes an indicator configured to provide a status signal associated with the nozzle system.07-25-2013
20130199804PRESSURE ASSISTED VARIABLE FLOW CLEAN THROAT AERIAL RETARDANT DELIVERY SYSTEM - An aerial retardant delivery system comprising a retardant tank mountable in the fuselage of an aircraft. The tank includes a pressure opening in fluid communication with the fuselage such that pressure in the fuselage may act on retardant contained in the tank. The tank includes an outlet extending through a sidewall of the aircraft's fuselage, through which retardant may be delivered to a target. The system also includes a discharge gate operative to open and close the outlet. An actuation mechanism is disposed on the exterior of the tank and operatively coupled to the at least one discharge gate. A variable flow controller controls the discharge gate open position in order to provide retardant over a desired area of terrain. A one-way flapper is disposed in the pressure opening and is operative to allow pressure in the fuselage to enter the tank while inhibiting retardant from spilling from the tank.08-08-2013
20130199805FOAM BUN FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM - The present disclosure provides a bun fire suppression system that includes a wand, a valve, and a hose. The wand is configured to pierce into a foam bun. The wand further includes a plurality of holes extending from the hollow portion inside the wand to the exterior of the wand. The valve is coupled to the wand and is in fluid communication with the hollow portion of the wand. The valve includes a shut-off that selectively stops and releases water flow from the valve to the hollow portion of the wand. The hose is coupled to a water source to direct water to the wand.08-08-2013
20120085556INFLATOR-BASED FIRE SUPPRESSION - A fire suppression apparatus that includes a housing defining a first chamber containing a gas generant. The apparatus further includes an initiator operatively associated with the first chamber and in reaction initiating communication with the gas generant. The initiator, upon actuation, acts to ignite at least some of the gas generant to form gas. The housing further defines a second chamber adjacently disposed to the first chamber. The second chamber contains an endothermically-alterable material and a piston assembly including a piston. Upon actuation, the piston moves to expel at least a portion of the endothermically-alterable material from the second chamber such that the expelled endothermically-alterable material contacts and cools gas formed by the ignition of the gas generant. The housing further has at least one discharge opening to permit cooled gas to exit the housing. Corresponding or associated methods for suppressing a fire are also provided.04-12-2012
20130206429Method and Apparatus for Fire Fighting Efficiency and Safety - A small lift vehicle with an articulating boom can maneuver into very small spaces in front of, alongside or behind burning buildings, especially residences. The lift vehicle can quickly deploy with deployable outriggers capable of multi-directional status for support. The boom can support a basket that can have a water cannon. The boom can be controlled by a fireman in the boom itself, and can move into the right position to put water on the seat of a fire. The boom can be equipped with a waterproof camera and/or a thermal imaging system, a hydraulic chainsaw, a gas monitor, a piercing nozzle, a stick chainsaw, and a protective heat curtain. The preferred base has 4-wheel drive and steering for maneuvering on any type of terrain including snow.08-15-2013

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