Firing on All Cylinders: A Guide to Our Motorsport Fire Extinguisher Firing Head Types
In the world of fire safety, it's imperative to have the right tools and equipment in place to respond swiftly and effectively to potential fire hazards. Fire extinguishers are a cornerstone of fire safety, and their efficiency largely depends on the type of fire head they employ. At Protrust Solutions, we take fire safety seriously and we aim to shed light on the different fire head types used in our fire extinguisher systems.
Automatic Firing Head
An automatic firing head is a crucial component of a motorsport fire extinguisher. It works by detecting heat and triggering the release of the extinguishing agent without requiring manual intervention.
The firing head is mounted on the bottle within the cockpit. In case of an emergency, the heat-sensitive bulb inside the head will burst, causing the extinguishing agent to flow through the tubing and into the engine and cockpit compartments.
This allows for a rapid and effective response to a fire, which can save the driver's life and prevent costly damage to the vehicle. Overall, an automatic firing head is a critical safety feature in motorsports.
The Automatic feature is a secondary activation mechanism with the manual activation using the push button switches provided.
360 Firing Head
Motorsport cockpits are compact, with drivers harnessed snugly into their seats, surrounded by a complex array of controls and instrumentation. Traditional fire extinguishers, with their manual levers, can pose a challenge in this environment due to their bulk and the limited space available. This is where the 360-degree orientating electrical firing head shines.
Allowing the bottle to be installed in any position, the firing head can be turned to the exact position required to connect the tubing and electrical connectors.
This unique feature is ideal for installations in extremely tight areas
Mechanical Lever Valve
The Mechanical lever valve is a staple of motorsport fire extinguishers, offering a cost-effective option to those not wanting to have to install costly electrical activation systems.
Utilising pull cables, the driver or marshal can operate the system with one pull, with the lever valve retaining clips holding the valve open for continuous suppressant flow.
With the pull cables being easily distinguishable, the possibility of an accidental activation of the system is reduced compared to any electrical version.
Selecting the right fire head type is crucial for effective fire safety. Protrust Solutions' range of fire extinguisher fire head types ensures that you have the right tool for the job, no matter the type of fire you may encounter. Understanding these fire head types is the first step in making informed decisions to protect your property, assets, and, most importantly, lives.
If you're interested in learning more about our fire head options or need assistance in choosing the right fire extinguisher for your specific needs, don't hesitate to contact us. At Protrust Solutions, your safety is our priority, and we are here to help you make informed decisions in the world of fire safety.