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Growing Demand for Unique Benefits of New Aerosol
NORTHFORD, Conn., - Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell (NYSE: HON)
now offers a Conventional Agent Release Control Panel (Flex GR506R) that can
provide powerful fire protection, while simultaneously controlling the release
of one or two fire suppression agents. The Flex GR506R panel is compatible with
nearly 40 releasing control devices for as many as 12 sprinkler and fire
suppression agents, and is currently one of only two UL-Listed releasing
systems for the new aerosol suppression agents growing in popularity since the
NFPA’s (National Fire Protection Association) introduction of its 2010 Standard
for Fixed Aerosol Fire-Extinguishing Systems.
Aerosol fire suppression agents are designed to quickly
extinguish a fire with minimal effect on equipment and other property contents,
plus no long-term negative effects on human health or the environment. These
unique benefits, coupled with the NFPA 2010 standard outlining the requirements
for the design, installation, operation, testing and maintenance of aerosol
fire-extinguishing systems, have caused a wide variety of facilities from
high-value and high-hazard applications to buildings with simple server rooms
or paint booths to request this new suppression technology, explains
Gamewell-FCI Vice President of Sales, Steve Birdsall.
“Customers have been requesting a control panel that can tie
into more third-party vendors’ suppression systems, but demands for
compatibility with aerosol systems have led the pack,” Weaver says. “Getting
the UL listing on this panel was huge, because nearly all approving authorities
require it. And before us [Gamewell-FCI], there was only one other UL-approved
option on the market.”
In addition to fire detection and signaling, plus
suppression system monitoring and release, the Flex GF506R Agent Release
Control Panel transmits trouble signals when connected detectors require
cleaning – a common need in many applications where this control panel is used.
The GF506R also monitors the ambient temperature of the protected space,
sending a supervisory signal when it falls below its compatible detectors'
ratings of approximately 45˚F. More robust protection against circuitry damage
caused by transient voltage was also included as part of this panel’s new
More information on the fire protection and releasing
capabilities of Gamewell-FCI’s Flex Series of control panels is available on
www.gamewell-fci.com. Product information and case studies on other fire alarm
and emergency communications solutions from Gamewell-FCI are also available
online. Contact a Regional Manager to request a product demonstration or locate
nearby Gamewell-FCI Engineered Systems Distributors.
EDITOR’S NOTE: High- and low-resolution images of Aerosol
systems, the Flex GR506R control panel and real-world installations are
available in the online pressroom. Please direct all Gamewell-FCI leads to
Melanie Cobb at Melanie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gamewell-FCI, part of the Honeywell (NYSE: HON)
Life Safety Group, is a manufacturer and single-source provider of fire alarm
and emergency communication systems. In cooperation with a global network of
Engineered Systems Distributors, Gamewell-FCI delivers cutting-edge technology
designed for a broad scope of public, private and military applications. For
more information, visit www.gamewell-fci.com.
Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100
diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide
with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes
and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials.
Based in Morris Township,
N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York,
London, and Chicago Stock
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www.honeywellnow.com Fire-Lite Alarms is part of the Honeywell Automation and
Control Solutions business group, a global leader in providing product and
service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory
compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and
industry. For additional information, visit www.firelite.com.