Det-Tronics- United Technologies

Ultra-High Speed Solutions for Energetic Materials Manufacturing

Response to energy sources in the manufacture of munitions and other energetic materials requires ultra-high-speed activation of deluge systems, 100ms or less between the presentation of the energy source and the flow of water.

When milliseconds count

The manufacturing of energetic materials, chemical explosives and munitions are among the most hazardous industries in the world. They present unique challenges for the protection of lives and property. These processes require a safety system response in milliseconds because of the extraordinarily rapid response of the materials to exposure to an energy source. In these instances, the maximum response time between exposure to an energy source and water flow is 100 milliseconds (ms).

A systems approach is more than a good idea, it's required

Because of the hazard associated with these manufacturing processes and the significant loss of life and damage that can occur in an event, Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) are requiring operators of these processes install listed systems. These systems are characterized by having both their individual components and the assembled system verified by approval agencies to meet the applicable codes and standards. Among the standards that must be satisfied are:

  • Unified Facilities Criteria—UFC 3-600-01 Fire Protection Engineering for Facilities
  • National Fire Protection Association—NFPA 15 Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection; and NFPA 72® National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code®

The Det-Tronics difference is in the details and the experience

With more than 45 years of experience providing solutions to the most demanding fire and gas life safety challenges around the world, you are tapping into one of the most extensive pools of industry expertise in the world. Our products are designed to perform flawlessly in harsh, demanding environments. Our earlier high-speed deluge systems have been operating for decades. With changing technologies, dwindling access to parts and more stringent codes and requirements, it’s time for the new generation to take over and serve your needs for decades as well.

A listed system from Det-Tronics tailored to your specific requirements

Our engineers and high-speed specialists tailor the system to meet your specific and exacting requirements. System engineering can include cause and effects, factory acceptance testing and comprehensive drawing packages.

Typical components of a listed system include:


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