Firetrace is the ideal solution for many of the fire risks in airport facilities. Firetrace systems go right to the source of fire, in the very enclosures and cabinets where fires start. Firetrace systems utilize a reliable, yet highly effective detection – the Firetrace Detection Tubing – to activate the system. This pneumatic tube can be installed inside of the critical cabinets and enclosures where fire starts. When the heat and radiant energy of the fire contact the tube, it bursts forming a nozzle through which the agent passes. By utilizing this unique detection, fast detection is assured while false alarms can be virtually eliminated. By dealing with fire at its onset, many of the losses and inconvenience can be avoided.
THE PROBLEMS OF AND RIPPLE EFFECT OF A FIRE
Many of the problems associated with fire are obvious; damage to facilities and loss of equipment are concerns in any building. However, due to the large number of people and the secure nature of airport terminals, even a small fire can have a major effect on operations. Even a small trash fire requires evacuation of travelers from the immediate area — and possibly the terminal — into either operations areas or areas outside the security zone. In both cases air operations will be affected, either by the presence of travelers, or the delays due to the necessary security re-screening. These delays can create a “ripple effect” for air travel into and out of the region and ultimately can affect other airports as well, resulting in major costs and inconvenience.