Permalevel® rangle of fixed monitoring solutions for fixed fire fighting systems
Permalevel Featherweight – Latest technology for monitoring CO2 & Inert Gas cylinders
Permalevel Single Point – Flexbible non-invasive level technology for monitoring a variety of tanks
Permalevel Load Weigh – Counterweight monitoring mainly for CO2 cylinders
Complimentary servicing technology of Portalevel® Range of portable Ultrasonic Liquid level indicators
At Coltraco Ultrasonics we have been providing ultrasonic level sensors for over 30 years. Our liquid level instrumentations have been designed to be handheld, reliable, accurate portable inspection products. We are now meeting the current and predicted requirements of our customers and are now moving towards constant monitoring systems. Our range of systems are designed to save you costs, time and risk. We welcome you to get in touch to discuss how we can help you improve your testing with our continuous level measurement devices.
Do you protect your assets with fire suppression systems? Fire suppression systems safeguard vitally important infrastructure against special hazards. Failure to continuously monitor fire suppression systems, which are fundamental to the protection of the workers and assets, is inadmissible. It imperils the lives of occupants of the premises. It risks incurring crippling financial and reputational loss to the facility if a fire event comprises the critical infrastructure. Constant monitoring of fire suppression systems must be implemented: people’s lives depend upon it. We are here to help you ensure critical safety.
Why does discharge occur?
Fire suppression cylinder monitoring is essential, because the pressure switch and select valve in them commonly break. There are cases when the select valve does not open i.e. fused and therefore the pressure switch on the delivery pipe will not be able to notify about this manual accidental discharge. If and when this select valve does not open, there is potential that accidental discharge will cause the agent in the fire suppression system to accumulate. This built up pressure may cause the manifold to burst. In cases where the select valve opens, but the pressure switch is broken no notification will be given about the discharge. If maintenance is being carried out in the protected enclosure as well, accidental discharge could cause the protected enclosure to be filled with agent. This could potentially lead to fatality of the occupants of the manned space, but no notifications could be given about the discharge because the pressure switch is broken.
How soon can you identify discharge?
Regulations demand maintenance of the clean agent fire suppression systems to ensure that they are operational in the event of a fire: ISO 14520-1:2015(E) assumes that these systems accidentally discharge and leak. The reality is that gaseous systems are checked for contents annually because they are pressurised and anything that is dynamic offers risk of loss of contents, but this fails to deal with the probability of discharge or leakage for the 364 days per annum in the interim between certification checks. Given the potentially fatal consequences of unintentional discharge of CO2 from fixed fire-extinguishing systems, the current ‘fit and forget’ approach to bottle valves is unsafe. Regular inspection and continuous gas weight monitoring is of paramount importance in ensuring the safety of these systems.
What range of continuous monitoring systems do Coltraco offer for fire suppression systems?
The Permalevel® MULTIPLEX is the first system worldwide that is capable of monitoring the liquid level of critical fire suppression bottle systems on a constant basis with ultrasonic sensors. It gives a facility total visibility on the real-time status of all their critical fire systems. This system is designed for 5 + bottles. Permalevel® SINGLE POINT Ultrasonic Level Sensor monitoring solutions was originally developed for the UK Atomic Energy Sector and has now been in service for over 12 years as fixed 24/7 fire suppressant monitoring system. It is designed for up to 5 individual gas suppression system cylinders. Permalevel® LOAD WEIGH SYSTEM offers businesses with a low-cost alternative to continuous fire-suppressant cylinder monitoring. It is capable of monitoring the contents of any number of cylinders and is ideal for CO2 systems. The unit, after being fitted to individual cylinders, closely monitors the weight of the fire suppression agents they contain.
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