Firetrace News

Firetrace Ltd is proud to announce that they are the first UK valve manufactured fire suppression system company to have met the requirements to be certified in the new LPCB Standard, LPS1666 for their direct low pressure Novec1230 system.

The LPCB approval is recognised around the world specifying products for their ability to conform every time. The new standard was developed to verify the performance of direct pneumatic tube based suppression systems and to confirm to potential customers that they are manufactured by an ISO9001 approved manufacturer.
To comply with the standard, we proved our fire suppression system to extinguish fires in small enclosures in the electrical industry using our pneumatic trace detection tubing.
Novec 1230 is a non-conductive extinguishant which does not damage electrical components or leave a residue. From the 3M company, Novec 1230 is both non-toxic and the most environmentally friendly agent currently available.


Firetrace fire suppression systems use the patented detection tubing which is installed throughout the enclosure and connected to the cylinder valve.

The tubing is then charged with nitrogen and this pressure is utilised to hold back the extinguishant in the cylinder.
Should a high temperature or fire occur then the pressurised tubing will burst and the extinguishant will be deployed directly from the burst hole onto the fire.
This effectively means the fire has formed the discharge nozzle so it is always exactly in the right location.
A switch is also added to the system and is held closed by the pressure. Should the tubing burst or the pressure be lost for any reason then the switch will open and this signal can be used to isolate the power and raise an alarm.

For more information about our LPCB approved Fire Suppression Systems please contact us on 01473 744090 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.