Minimise the impact of a fire on your business.

High value equipment such as electrical panels, CNC and EDM machinery, generator enclosures and transformer cabinets are exposed to the risk of fire.

By targeting the source of a fire rapidly and accurately, DAB Direct Fire Suppression Systems suppress the fire in seconds, preventing further damage and minimising remedial work.

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Why DAB Direct Fire Suppression Systems?

Inexpensive to install and maintain

The cost-effective systems are easy to install and maintain, and can be quickly reinstated after deployment.

No power source required

DAB Direct Systems require no electricity, offering round the clock uninterrupted service.

Immediate fire detection and delivery

The extinguishing agent discharges at the closest point to the fire, suppressing it in a matter of seconds.

Highly reliable in harsh environments

The DAB high-grade detection and distribution tubing is tolerant of dirt, debris and harsh operating conditions.

How do DAB Direct Systems Work?

The DAB Direct System utilises high-grade flexible detection tubing that is routed around the fire hazards within an enclosed area and connected to the cylinder valve. The tubing, pressurised with nitrogen, is designed to burst when exposed to heat generated by a fire, initiating the release of the extinguishing agent.

The extinguishing agent is discharged through the tubing directly from the burst hole, which will be the closest point to the fire. This means the fire is suppressed in seconds, minimising damage to the equipment.

The pressure gauge in the cylinder valve indicates the pressure of the system is adequate (green segment).

DAB offers a range of extinguishing agents that provide the best protection to each specific fire risk. These are safe to use on electrical components and also include a choice of ‘clean’ agents that do not leave a residue.

Our Technical Team will assess the risk of fire on your specific piece of equipment and recommend the most effective extinguishing agent for each application.

Direct System Components

Applications for DAB Direct Systems

  • Electrical panels
  • CNC / EDM machinery

  • Generator enclosures

  • Transformer cabinets

  • Fume / exhaust cabinets

  • Data processing areas and cabinets
  • Flammable chemicals storage

  • Wind turbines

  • Tumble Dryers

  • Many other applications

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Key Technical Data

Fire detection method Linear heat detection tube
Extinguishing agent Choice of extinguishing agents available
Agent tank capacity 2 kg; 4 kg; 6 kg
Agent tank construction Mild Steel with red corrosion resistant paint (RAL 3000 powder coated)
Canister operating temperature range -30°C to +60°C
Discharge time 8 to 14 seconds
Charge Pressure 15 bar at 20°C

For the complete technical specification and operating instructions, please refer to the system manual or contact us.