TLX Technologies is excited to announce that our Explosion Proof Actuator with Supervision has recently completed all testing to meet the UL HazLoc, ATEX, and IECEx requirements for use in fire suppression systems in hazardous locations (a certificate of conformity is available upon request).
The patented Explosion Proof Actuator with Supervision is uniquely designed as a top-mounted linear actuator, so it does not act as a pressure vessel on the discharge valve. As a result, the only potential leak point in the system is inside the top of the discharge valve at the discharge valve pin. This provides a distinct advantage over systems that use a combination of pneumatic and electric valves, which result in multiple leak points due to the number of connections required to route discharge pressure through the system.
Specific design features and material grade selection were included to allow the actuator to also act as an enclosure, eliminating the need for additional components. If a spark were to ignite any gas found within the actuator, external flame propagation is prevented. All potential flame paths are specifically designed to stop flame egress. The actuator’s force output can be modified to accommodate any system’s operating pressure requirements. This allows the actuator to open the valve effectively and without damage to the system.
All linear actuators designed and produced by TLX Technologies meet NFPA 2001: Sec 126.96.36.199 standards for supervision. The integrated supervisory feature provides fully-engaged installation detection to indicate that the actuator has been correctly installed or disconnected from the system.
For over 20 years, TLX Technologies has been pioneering innovative actuation solutions for fire suppression systems by designing new solenoid valves and linear actuators for the fire protection market.
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