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INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE AND USER MANUAL FOR


CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2) FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS

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ORIGINAL DATE OF ISSUE OF DOCUMENT:

March 2006

CHANGE CONTROL LIST.


PAGE
54

PARAGRAPH
5.3.2.

MODIFICATION
Drawing
modified
Text box
modified

DATA
29/01/2007

AUTHOR
A. Llorente

87-88

New text

29/01/2007

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INDEX.
1 INTRODUCTION.

2 MANUAL UTILIZATION.

3 GENERAL.

4 DESCRIPTION OF CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2) SYSTEMS.

4.1 SYSTEM 1: CYLINDER BANK OF 8 OR LESS CYLINDERS OF 402 &


67 LITRES.
10
4.2 SYSTEM 2: CYLINDER BANK UP TO CYLINDERS OF 402 & 67
LITRES.

11

4.3 SYSTEM 3: CYLINDER BANKS FITTED WITH SELECTOR VALVES. 12


4.4 SYSTEM 4: CYLINDER BANKS PROVIDED WITH WEIGHING
SYSTEMS.

14

4.5 SYSTEM 5: SELF-CONTAINED CYLINDER.

16

5 INSTALLATION.

17

5.1 MECHANICAL / PNEUMATIC INSTALLATION.


5.1.1
5.1.2

18

Support system.
Installation of brackets.

5.1.2.1
5.1.2.2

18
19
19
23

Installation of brackets with vertical support columns.


Installation of brackets for self-contained cylinders.

5.2 STORAGE SYSTEM.


5.2.1
5.2.2
5.2.3
5.2.4
5.2.5
5.2.6
5.2.7
5.2.8

24

Carbon dioxide (CO2) LPG valve: LPG 128-20.


Carbon dioxide (CO2) LPG valve: LPG 110-00.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) Pressure Gauge.
Pressure Switch.
Manifold discharge pipe.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) check valve.
deviator.
High pressure slave cylinders.

5.2.8.1
5.2.8.2

24
29
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43

Cylinder inscriptions.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) identifying label.

5.2.9 " R2F hose.


5.2.10 Teflon (PTFE) discharge hose.
5.2.11 Pneumatic delay-time device.
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5.2.13
5.2.14
5.2.15
5.2.16
5.2.17
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Diverter.
Pressure switch with locking device.
Odorizer.
Selector Valve.
Safety disk fitted with controlled escaped.
Load cell weighing device system.
Mechanical system for weighing monitor.

44
46
47
48
49
50
51

5.3 RELEASE SYSTEM.

52

5.3.1
5.3.2
5.3.3
5.3.4
5.3.5
5.3.6

Pressure pilot cylinder.


Manual lever release.
Solenoid valve.
LPG110 Pneumatic release heads.
Decompression screw.
R Decompression valve.

5.3.8
5.3.9
5.3.10
5.3.11

Solenoid valve + manual release.


Release system fitted with delay-time device + pneumatic siren.
Release system for selector valves.
Cut-off valve.

5.3.7

Release line Teflon flexible hoses.

5.4 DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM.


5.4.1
5.4.2
5.4.3

53
54
55
57
58
59
60
61
63
65
68

69

Pipe and fittings.


Supports.
Nozzles.

69
70
73

5.5 ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION.

75

5.6 INSTALLATION FINAL REQUIREMENTS.

77

6 COMMISSIONING AND MAINTENANCE.

78

6.1 SYSTEM COMMISSIONING AND HAND-OVER.


6.1.1
6.1.2
6.1.3
6.1.4
6.1.5
6.1.6
6.1.7

78

Component revision.
Commissioning operations and operational tests.
Blow out with nitrogen.
Gas integrity pneumatic test for open pipes.
Operating Test for the pressure switch with locking device.
Release circuit pneumatic integrity test.
Operating test for Master cylinder release solenoid valves.

78
78
79
80
81
82
84

7 MAINTENANCE.

87

8 USE OF INSTALLATION.

89

8.1 GENERAL FUNCTION OF A FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM.

89

8.2 GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS.

90

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8.3 MANUAL USE OF DEVICES.


8.3.1
8.3.2
8.3.3
8.3.4
8.3.5
8.3.6

92

Re-assembly of pressure switch with locking device.


Actuation of manual lever release and manual pneumatic release.
Manual actuation of solenoid valves + manual release device.
Delay-time abort device.
Selector valve manual Opening/Closing.
Release line decompression.

93
93
94
94
95
96

8.4 ACTUATION IN THE EVENT OF FAILURE OF FIRE


EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM AUTOMATIC ACTIVATION.

97

8.5 ACTUATION AFTER CYLINDER BANK DISCHARGE.

98

9 ANNEX I. STANDARD DRAWINGS FOR CARBON DIOXIDE


(CO2) SYSTEMS

101

10 ANNEX II. REPORT ON TECHNICAL DATA FOR CARBON


DIOXIDE (CO2) SYSTEM COMPONENTS.

109

11 ANNEX III REGULATION EXTRACT AND CHECKING LIST


FOR RECEPTION AND ROUTINE INSPECTION FOR FIRE
EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS.

137

12 ANNEX IV TECHNICAL INSTRUCTIONS COMPONENTS FOR


CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2) SYSTEMS.
145
13 ANNEX V: CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2) GAS SAFETY DATA FILE. 147

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1 INTRODUCTION.
This manual is written for those who install, operate and maintain carbon dioxide (CO2) fire
extinguishing systems manufactured by LPG Tcnicas en Extincin de Incendios S.A. It
contains system installation, operation and maintenance instructions.

IMPORTANT
This information is the property of LPG Tcnicas en Extincin de Incendios S.A. who
reserve the right to carry out changes without prior notice. No reproduction, modification,
total or partial translation is allowed for any purpose than internal use. Every effort has
been made to ensure accuracy of information contained herein, however, LPG disclaims any
liability for the use that may be made of this information. Anyone using the data contained
in this manual does so under his own responsibility and takes whatever consequence he
may encounter.
Any questions concerning the information presented in this manual should be addressed to:

LPG Tcnicas en Extincin de Incendios S.A.


C/ Mestre Joan Corrales, 107-109
08950, ESPLUGUES DE LLOBREGAT
Barcelona - ESPAA
Fax: + 34 93 473 74 92
Telephone: + 34 93 480 29 25
e-mail: lpg@lpg.es ; www.lpg.es

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2 MANUAL UTILIZATION.
There are two different useful ways of how to use this manual. Firstly, following the index
accurately (mainly when is the first system to be installed and the personnel has no
previous experience) and secondly, as a reference book. In both cases, it is necessary the
use of the drawings provided with the system as a reference.
In the first case, the manual layout allows the installation of a system chronologically. It is
also convenient to refer to the drawings in order to identify the position and number of the
components to be installed.
As for the second case, this manual is used when the installer, with previous experience,
checks in the first place the drawings provided with the system. Since the denomination and
technical data sheet of each part appears in them, each component is easily located in the
index and therefore, the appropriate chapter can be consulted.
Intention of this manual is to give specific instructions for installation, maintenance and
testing requirements for LPG systems and components. In any case is intended to
accomplish any requirements of the applicable and mandatory standards of design and
installation of systems.

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3 GENERAL.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) fire extinguishing systems manufactured and designed by LPG are
designed as heavy duty equipment, reliable and easy to mount, with simple test routines to
check their operating condition as described in this manual. However, LPG Tcnicas en
Extincin de Incendios S.A. wishes to clarify the following:

All personnel who are assigned to the equipment should be properly trained in its
use, inspection, tests and maintenance. LPG recommends at all times the adoption
of safe working practice in accordance with current health legislation and safety
procedure. It is recommended that personnel in charge of installation and
maintenance of the fire extinguishing system should be properly trained in its safe
use and should read the whole of this manual before initiating any of the operations
mentioned above.

All personnel working in an enclosure protected by carbon dioxide (CO2) systems


should be warned of the effects on personnel and protected properties. Personnel in
the protected area should be trained in the modes of actuation in case of alarm and
in the different types of system activation.

During installation and maintenance operations personnel should be protected by


wearing protective clothing and shoes and when necessary helmet and gloves. Safety
glasses or facemask should be worn whenever holes are drilled for pipe supports or
cylinder bank brackets. Such protection is also needed when dealing with particle
emission.

Due to possible false alarm of the detection system (if installed) produced by dust or
smoke caused by installation works, the detection system in the area should be
isolated or disconnected prior to staring and during the assembly operations.

All the equipment and pipe system should be installed in accordance with the project
drawings. Systems are made up of units tested within limitations. The system
designer must be consulted whenever changes are planned for the system or area of
protection. Constructive drawings should be corrected and modifications included in
the project.

An authorized installer or system designer must be consulted after the system has
discharged.

Protective cap must always be installed on the discharge valve when a


cylinder is being transported to its final destination.

Use one or several of the following as thread joint compounds.


- 04 mm thread joint compound.
- Teflon tape.

Whichever sealing compound is used, never cover the two first threads to ensure internal
cleanliness of the pipe system.

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4 DESCRIPTION OF CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2) SYSTEMS.


Centralised carbon dioxide (CO2) fire extinguishing systems manufactured and designed by
LPG are developed as reliable equipment and easy to mount.
LPG centralised systems consist of 4 elements:
Storage Systems.
Comprising steel cylinders containing the extinguishing agent.
Release System.
Controls the activation and later discharges the gas contained in the cylinders.
Consists of a pilot valve, which integrates the different release devices, such as
manual release, solenoid valve electrical release and pneumatic release, which
control opening of cylinder valves or slave cylinders. It is a flexible system that
allows the installation of more than one pilot valve. This system can actuate
simultaneous batteries depending the necessity.
Distribution System.
Directs gas discharge from the cylinders to the protected zone.
Support System.
Consisting of a metallic structure (brackets), which supports the cylinder block.
According to the configuration there are single row and double row models.
All personnel who are assigned to this equipment in commissioning, inspection, tests and
maintenance operations should be thoroughly trained in the functions they perform.
The number of carbon dioxide (CO2) cylinders required to protect the hazard area is
determined by specific calculation for each application.
All systems may be actuated automatically by means of the solenoid valve or manually.
Manual actuation systems incorporate devices to prevent accidental discharges.
Personnel in the protected area should be instructed in the modes of actuation in case of
alarm and in system manual actuation.

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4.1 SYSTEM 1: CYLINDER BANK OF 8 OR LESS CYLINDERS OF 402 &


67 LITRES.
(As reference see drawing 50040676 Standard battery for 402 67 l CO2 Cylinder
2R without weighting device and pilot cylinder included in Annex I)
A master cylinder is one of the bank of cylinders and is filled with the same contents as an
slave cylinder. In this system pressure released at the opening of the master cylinder is
directed towards the pneumatic release heads of the slave cylinders used to discharge all
the valves together. LPG 128-20 valve (technical data sheet Nr. 140) is used on master
cylinders. LPG 110-00 and LPG 110-10 (technical data sheets Nr. 006 and 007) are used for
slave cylinders.
The pneumatic release system incorporates a non-return valve to maintain the optimal
pressure level for the activation of all the cylinders and a device to safely vent of residual
pressure in release pneumatic circuit.
The control panel via a solenoid valve may actuate the system automatically. For manual
actuation it is necessary to access the Master cylinder release, remove the safety seal and
pull the lever.
EXAMPLE LAY-OUT

Pos

Description

Pos

Description

Master cylinder (LPG 128-20)

11

Odorizer

Slave cylinder (LPG 110-00/LPG 110-10)

12

Discharge manifold (up to 4)

Manual pneumatic release

13

Check valve

Solenoid valve

14

Deviator device

LPG-128 Valve

15

PTFE release hose x 350

LPG 110 valve

16

Pressure switch with locking device

LPG 128 cylinder flange

19

Blind cap threaded NPT

Decompression screw

21

non-return valve

R2 Discharge hose

22

Manifold seat

10

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4.2 SYSTEM 2: CYLINDER BANK UP TO CYLINDERS OF 402 & 67


LITRES.
(As reference see drawing 50090673 Standard battery for 402, 67 l CO2
cylinders 1 R without weighing device and pilot cylinder included in Annex I)
A pilot cylinder of reduced volume filled with dry nitrogen at 100 bar is used. In this case
the pilot cylinder contents are not used as effective extinguishing agent. The pressure
released at the opening of the pilot cylinder is directed towards the pneumatic release heads
of the slave cylinders. Valves used on the pilot cylinder is or LPG 128-90 (technical data
sheet Nr. 132). Slave cylinders are fitted with LPG 110-00 and LPG 110-10 valves (technical
data sheets Nr. 006 and 007).
The cylinder bank is delivered fitted with devices to prevent actuation through microleakage a well as controlled release evacuation of residual pressure in the pneumatic
release circuit.
The control panel via a solenoid valve may actuate the system automatically. For manual
actuation it is necessary to access the pilot cylinder manual lever release, remove the safety
seal and pull the lever.
After a real system activation it is necessary to release residual pressure trapped within the
pneumatic release circuit. Therefore, see instructions for the use of the Decompression
Screw in section 8.3.6. in this Manual, Release Line Decompression.
EXAMPLE LAY-OUT

Pos

Description

Pos

Description

Pos

Description

Slave cylinder

11

Odorizer

24

Rack with straps pilot cylinder

Manual actuator

12

Manifold pipe

25

Pressure gauge

Solenoid Valve

13

Check valve

26

Depressurization valve

LPG 110 valve

15

PTFE release hose x 350

27

T male to 2 x female

Manifold seat

16

Blind cap threaded NPT

28

Reduction 217 to H-H

Pressure switch with


locking device

20

2 ways pneumatic head

29

Coupling to hose

R2 discharge hose

23

N2 pilot cylinder (LPG 128-90)

30

Rounded spanner

10

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4.3 SYSTEM 3: CYLINDER BANKS FITTED WITH SELECTOR VALVES.


(As reference see drawing Standard battery for cylinders 67 l simple row without
weighing device with 2 selector valves included in Annex I)
Selector valves may be adjusted to any system described above.
These cylinder banks consist of a manifold discharge pipe which incorporates a length
specially designed and fitted with the required couplings for the selector valves. The selector
valve pneumatic supply system is made of 4 x 6 mm diameter copper pipe. In accordance
with the design requirements primary and reserve storage systems with selector valves may
be used. The exact number of cylinders to be discharged in each hazard area may be
determined also.
A selector valve system always consists of a pilot cylinder filled with dry nitrogen at 100
bar. Actuation may be automatic via the control panel and solenoid valve or manually. In
the event of automatic actuation, the pilot cylinder solenoid valve and solenoid valves +
selector valve manual release actuation are activated at the same time.
In the event of manual actuation it is necessary to have access to the solenoid valve +
selector valve manual release protecting the hazard zone, remove the safety seal and pull
the fitted lever. Later remove safety seal on pilot cylinder manual release lever and pull the
lever.
The valves as well as the pneumatic actuation system are identical to those described in
System 2.

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EXAMPLE LAY-OUT

Pos

Description

Pos

Description

Pos

Description

Manual release

15

PTFE release hose x 350

27

T male to 2 x female

Solenoid valve

16

Pressure switch with locking


device

28

Reduction 217 to H-H

LPG 110 valve

19

Blind cap threaded NPT

37

T coupling Cu6 pipe

Bracket

20

2 ways pneumatic head

38

Manifold safety disk

Decompression screw

22

Manifold seat

39

Selector valve

10

R2 discharge hose

23

N2 pilot cylinder (LPG 128-90)

40

Coupling to Cu Tube 4x6

11

Odorizer

24

Rack with straps pilot cylinder

41

Cu Tube 4x6

12

Manifold pipe

25

Pressure gauge

42

Selector valve solenoid W/ Manual


level

13

Check valve

26

Depressurization valve

43

Selector solenoid bracket

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4.4 SYSTEM 4: CYLINDER BANKS PROVIDED WITH WEIGHING


SYSTEMS.
(As reference see drawing 5105067N Standard Batery for 67 l CO2 1 R with
mechanic weighing device included in Annex I)
A weighing system may be fitted to any of the systems described above This system can be
mechanical or electronic by cell.
Due to the vapour pressure of carbon dioxide (CO2) (572 bar at 20 C, 067 and 075 kg/l
fill density according with NFPA 12:2000; CEA 4007:1997-08 and CEPREVEN R.T.4. CO2
1998) it is not necessary to super pressurise cylinders with dry nitrogen to obtain full
cylinder discharge. Therefore, the cylinder internal pressure does not depend on the
quantity of gas contained. In this way it is not possible to detect leakage just by viewing the
valve gauge. To control the level of carbon dioxide (CO2) content in the cylinder bank, LPG
has electronic and mechanical weighing device systems available to continuously control the
weight of each of the cylinders. In case of leakage or discharge of cylinders, the weighing
device system emits an alarm signal.
Both weighing device system allows alarm monitoring via external systems (control panel or
main control).
The use of a weighing device system does not require valve modification or modification of
actuation modes described above.

Pos

Description

Pos

Description

Pos

Description

Master cylinder (LPG128)

Lifting flange

15

PTFE release hose G x 700 mm

Slave cylinder (LPG 110)

Decompression screw

16

Pressure switch with locking device

Manual release

10

PTFE release hose

17

Mechanical weighing module

Solenoid valve

11

Odorizer

19

Blind cap threaded NPT

LPG 128-20 valve

12

Manifold pipe

20

Pneumatic release head 2 ways

LPG 110-00 valve

13

Check valve

21

non return valve

Bracket

14

Deviator device

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(As reference see drawing 5104067N Standard battery for 67/40 l CO2 1 R with
weighing device by load cell included in Annex I)
EXAMPLE LAY-OUT

Pos

Description

Pos

Description

Pos

Description

Master cylinder (LPG128)

Lifting flange

15

PTFE release hose G x 700


mm

Slave cylinder (LPG 110)

Decompression screw

16

Pressure switch with locking


device

Manual release

10

PTFE release hose

17

Cell weighing modul

Solenoid valve

11

Odorizer

18

Cell weighing system control


panel

LPG 128-20 valve

12

Manifold pipe

19

Blind cap threaded NPT

LPG 110-00 valve

13

Check valve

20

Pneumatic release head 2 ways

Bracket

14

Deviator device

21

non return valve

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4.5 SYSTEM 5: SELF-CONTAINED CYLINDER.


(As reference see drawing 76702400 LPG 128-20 CO2 Modular cylinder included
in Annex I).
In this case, the system consists of only one cylinder, which contains the extinguishing
agent, and the valve incorporates all actuation and discharge release systems. The
valve makes use of the pressure contained in the cylinder to open. Normally fitted
with manual and electrical solenoid valve actuation system. Pneumatic actuation is
also possible for special applications.
There are self-contained cylinder models of 5, 134, 268, 402 and 67 litres fitted with
LPG 128-20 valve (technical data sheet Nr. 140). The valve incorporate micro leakage
proof actuation devices and a safety disk to prevent cylinder over pressurisation.
A control panel via solenoid valve may activate self-contained cylinders automatically.
For manual actuation it is necessary to access the manual release lever, remove the
safety seal and pull the lever.
EXAMPLE LAY-OUT

Pos

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Description

Self-contained cylinder
(LPG128-20)

Solenoid valve

Manual release

Discharge hose R2

Bracket

Nozzle

Rounded Spanner

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5 INSTALLATION.
During system Installation it is recommended to make continual use of drawings enclosed
with component delivery. This will help to understand the system better.
As an example Annex I consists of standard drawings showing different models of carbon
dioxide (CO2) cylinder banks. In these the arrangement of cylinder bank, connection of
single release system and arrangement of standard support systems can be seen. These
drawings are enclosed as an example, however for installations accompanied by specific
drawings, these will prevail.
Prior to starting installation check the drawings and lists of materials to ensure that all
components have been delivered. Check that the components are not damaged. Any
defective components should be replaced. Check the position of the cylinders and lengths of
pipes in the drawings. Check that there are no fixed barriers, which may require
modification of cylinder location, brackets and lengths of pipes. The Project Engineering
Department should be informed of any deviation from the drawings.
Prior to starting installation check the cylinder bank location (generally indicated in the
drawings). The location advisable for the cylinder bank would be a room as near as possible
but outside of hazard protected, big enough to house the equipment and to facilitate
Installation and maintenance operations. The equipment should not be exposed to severe
weather conditions, direct contact with flame, excessive humidity and safe from
unauthorised handling and mechanical or chemical damage.
Required material for equipment installation:

Teflon tape, 04 mm thread sealing compound

Drills (for building materials)

White Vaseline

Hacksaw

Set of fixed wrenches (6 to 22 mm)

Pipe cutter suitable for cutting

Monkey wrench

Ladders, scaffolds

Clamps, pliers

Flexometer

Set of Allen keys

Magnetic level

Set of Phillips and flat head screwdrivers

Electric Tester

Electric hand hammer / drill

Rounded Spanners (See note)

M.12 Plugs of quality suitable for the fixing surface.

copper pipes

Note: A minimum of two operators is required to perform equipment installation.

Rounded Spanner.

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5.1 MECHANICAL / PNEUMATIC INSTALLATION.


LPG carbon dioxide (CO2) centralised systems are divided into 4 systems:
1. Support system.
2. Storage system.
3. Release system.
4. Distribution system.
Installation operations and components for each system are described as follows. The
sequence in which components are described is at the same time, the order in which they
should be installed.

5.1.1 Support system.


Description:
A metallic structure consisting of a frame (bracket) which supports the cylinder block and
the manifold.
The brackets are just fixed to the wall (no support columns) or are provided with vertical
support columns. There is also an specific model for the systems with the weighing device.
Installation:
The following points should be considered at the time of performing the installation:
-

Thoroughly clean the area where the system is going to be located. Check the
drawing measurements to ensure that the cylinder bank fits perfectly in
location chosen.

Verify that the floor where the system is going to be mounted is as flat as
possible.

The wall where the bracket is going to be fixed (if necessary) must be solid
and in perpendicular position from the floor (avoid partition walls, Pladur or
similar).

If the bracket has to be fixed to a partition wall, plates to support the bracket
on the opposite face of the partition wall should be used in accordance with
drawing:

Nut

M12 fixing bolt


Bracket

Support plate

Partition

The Installation of the bracket and the position of manifold depend on whether the bracket
is fitted with vertical side support column or not and whether connection to pipe system is
vertical or to the side.

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5.1.2 Installation of brackets.


LPG supplies the cylinder fixing brackets together with equipment. Among them, three types
may be distinguished:
a) Brackets provided with vertical support column.
b) Brackets with no vertical support column.
c) Brackets for self-contained cylinders.
Within each of these types there are different models, which comply with use requirements
of system supplied. This manual describes the characteristics of each of the types but
without entering into Installation details for each of the models consisting of these. To
perform installation "in situ" drawings supplied together with equipment should be used and
instructions contained in this manual should be taken into account.
Attention:

Always complete the final installation of brackets, cylinders


and manifold pipe prior to performing connection between
the manifold pipe and the nozzle system. This method
prevents many adjustment problems during installation of
different cylinder bank components.

As an example, Annex I contains standard drawings showing brackets described above.


5.1.2.1 Installation of brackets with vertical support columns.

Pos

Description

H3

Manifold seat

H4

Rear crosspiece 4 cylinders

H7

Hexagonal cylinder support

H8

Rubber protection

H10

Manifold "U" fixation

H46

Rear crosspiece 5 cylinders

H47

Right side column

H48

Left side column

H53

Centre column

Fig. 5.1.2.1. Example of single row bracket with vertical support column

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The characteristic of this type of bracket is that the vertical support columns are included
which may be fixed directly to wall and floor. This configuration gives stability and rigidity to
the cylinder bank assembly.
The following models are included within this family:
a) Single row bracket: All bank cylinders are aligned in a single row and the weight
of the manifold pipe rests on the bracket structure.
b) Double row bracket: All bank cylinders are aligned in two parallel rows and the
weight of the manifold pipe rests on the bracket structure.
c) Bracket with weighing device: The cylinders can be aligned in a single row or in
two parallel rows. The cylinders are supported on the bracket structure.
Enlarged drawings of different models of brackets are enclosed in Annex I. Refer to them for
identification of each element described in the written procedure.
Attention:

Never begin to mount bracket by connecting


manifold pipe to the nozzle pipe system. Such
method gives rise to many adjustment problems
during the installation of the remainder of the
cylinder bank components.

The following points should be considered when faced with the job of Installation one of
these brackets:
1.

A drawing of the mounted system is delivered with every equipment supplied and at
least a standard enlarged drawing with the bracket. It is essential to understand these
drawings thoroughly prior to start Installation.

2.

Drawings supplied indicate cylinder bank measurements. Perform an initial check to


ensure that the structure fits perfectly in the area chosen.

3.

Clean the area where the bracket is going to be installed.

4.

In accordance with system drawings perform a bracket pre-Installation on the floor. It


is not necessary to mount the complete bracket. It is sufficient to mount those structure
components closest to the wall.

5.

When performing pre-Installation it is necessary to take into account the fixing system
of the different structure parts. Vertical support columns incorporate some welded or
screwed lugs on their sides. The purpose of these lugs is to hold the cylinder bank
crosspieces1. Correct connection between the vertical support column and the
crosspiece is described in the following figure.

Tapped plate

Vertical
column

Crosspiece

Screw

Lug

6.

The manifold seats2 are mounted directly onto the vertical support columns. Depending
on the cylinder bank model, manifold seats may differ according to their position on the
cylinder bank. It is essential to consult the system drawing to determine the exact
position of each.

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In order to avoid an accident during the installation


of the system, screw slightly the block screw that
are incorporated in the vertical support column.

7.

Once pre-Installation is performed, put them in their final position taking into
consideration the required distance for connection between the manifold pipe and the
nozzle pipe system. When accurate location is found, tighten all screws, which ensure
the connections between support vertical columns and the crosspieces to make the
structure rigid. Align the different structure components vertically and horizontally so as
not to distort the shape or position of bracket.

8.

Place the two bank cylinders which are farthest apart from each other onto brackets and
tighten. For cylinder banks consisting of 8 or less cylinders, one of them may be the
pilot cylinder. Align the valve outlet as indicated in system drawing.

Attention:

9.

The valve protective cap must always be installed


whenever a cylinder is being transported.

Locate the manifold pipe3 onto its seats and make level fitting the height of each one of
them. Warning: the system is not fastened onto any fixed part in the building
yet. Take the necessary precautions to prevent the assembly from falling over.

10. Place the manifold check valves for each of the cylinders presented. It is not necessary
to perform final installation of these parts.
11. Place discharge hoses between cylinder valves and the check valves. It is not necessary
to perform final installation of hoses.
12. Find the best location for the manifold with respect to the location and position of the
discharge hose. Compare with the cylinder bank drawings. Once proper location of
manifold is found, that is final position of bracket. Independently of the representation
of the draws, it is possible that for a perfect adjustment all the cylinders must be turned
a little on themselves by rows. All of them must be turned in the same sense.
13. Check the vertical and horizontal level of the cylinders and mounted parts of the
brackets prior to marking anchoring points on the floor and wall. It is possible to drill
taking as a guide those fixing holes on the brackets. Fix bracket into its final position.
High-power chemical or mechanical fixing plugs should be used for floor and wall fixing.
Do not use plastic plugs.
14. Mount the remainder of bank cylinders onto the bracket and finish the metallic
structure. It is very important that all cylinders are in the same direction and vertically
levelled so as to prevent problems when installing discharge hoses.
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15. Fix the block screws. If it is considered advisable, once the system is mounted, drill the
vertical column and the seat and place a screw as it is show on the scheme below.

16. When all the cylinders are mounted with their hoses and check valves and all assembly
is fixed and secured, then it is possible to connect the manifold pipe to the nozzle
system.
17. Carry out the installation of the remainder cylinder bank parts in accordance with the
instructions described in this manual.
1

Crosspiece: Metallic piece, which is, mounted horizontally joining two vertical support columns.

Manifold seat: Metallic piece which supports the manifold pipe weight. It has a square shape and is always
mounted on vertical support columns.

Manifold pipe: Length of pipe, which collects all the gas, discharged from the cylinder bank and directs this to
the nozzle system.

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5.1.2.2 Installation of brackets for self-contained cylinders.


These brackets are designed for holding one single cylinder. Installation is very simple. Just
place the bracket against the wall to the height indicated in the drawings supplied. Fix the
cylinder taking care that the pressure gauge and manual actuation system are easily visible
and accessible. Once the cylinder is installed connect to the nozzle line together with the
discharge hose supplied.
Annex I includes different Installation systems depending on the self-contained cylinder
volume. Refer to them to identify each one of the elements described in procedure.

Attention:

The valve protective cap must always be installed


whenever a cylinder is being transported.

High power chemical or metallic fixing plugs should be used for fixing bracket onto the wall.
Do not use plastic plugs. If the wall is not strong enough carry out Installation as described
in 5.1.1.
It is very important never to install nozzles directly at cylinder outlet for two
reasons. Firstly, if nozzle is installed directly on valve outlet there are many possibilities that
the nozzle will be at a person's height. In case of cylinder discharge (accidental or
otherwise) pressure released could cause serious injuries to personnel who might be
somewhere near the cylinder.
Secondly, the strength of reaction produced by the discharge is always generated at the gas
outlet. If coupled to the cylinder outlet, the result could be that the wall bracket could be
violently pulled out.

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5.2 STORAGE SYSTEM.


Consists of an assembly of steel cylinders containing extinguishing agent, discharge valves
and the discharge manifold. Also available cylinder banks equipped with 2 rows of cylinders.
The assembly is complemented with several control and slave components.
The components, which make up a carbon dioxide (CO2) storage system, are described
below. The sequence to follow for Installation is the same as the order described below.

5.2.1 Carbon dioxide (CO2) LPG valve: LPG 128-20.

LPG 128-20 Valve


Technical Data Sheet N. 140

Description:
Valve model LPG 128-20 is used with master or self-contained cylinders of 5, 134, 268,
402 and 67 litres capacity.
For further information about valves, refer to figure 5.2.1.1. which shows an enlargement of
valve model LPG 128-20.
It is a differential opening valve. Actuation may be achieved by manual release, pneumatic
release or electric release. Allows for coupling of a pressure gauge and a pressure switch
instead of the plugs (13, 14 and 15) (are not supplied as a standard by LPG). A safety disk
is incorporated against over pressurization set at 190 bar (10).

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Pos
33

Description

Valve body

Valve axle

O-ring

Recovery spring

Valve piston

Piston sealing O-ring

Head cap sealing O-ring

Head cap

Safety disk cap

10

Safety disk

11

Valve sealing joint

12

Joint holder

13

Pressure switch housing cap

14

Blind cover

15

Gauge blind cap

16
17

Burst disk blind tap


Blind tap, burst disk and
solenoid valve sealing O-ring

18

Burst disk fixing

19

Burst disk

20

Relief valve fixing

21

Relief valve piston

22

Relief recovery spring

23

Relief valve sealing O-ring

24

Outlet cap chain fixing screw

25

Flow outlet cap

26

Outlet cap chain

27

Valve blind cap

28

Solenoid

29

Schrader valve cap

30

Solenoid valve fixing nut

33

Head cap orifice

Fig. 5.2.1.1. LPG 128-20 explosion valve

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The relief valve device on the head cap (made up of parts 20,21, 22 and 23) prevents
accidental cylinder discharge caused by micro leakage of pressure produced by some
release devices.
The safety disk (10) is set ready to burst and release the internal cylinder pressure when
the pressure reaches values slightly inferior to the cylinder hydraulic pressure. This device
prevents an excessive rise in pressure (for example, due to over heating) that may cause
the assembly to explode.
The burst disk (19) allows actuation of manual and pneumatic release devices. When this
disk bursts by means of the release system connected to it, the valve opens. Its set
pressure does not allow bursting caused by cylinder over pressure.

To prevent uncontrolled accidental discharges during installation, maintenance operations or


handling of the valve, remove the head cap (8) and place the cap (25) on the valve outlet.
This simple operation prevents risks; in case of accidental release the orifice (33) will direct
gas from the cylinder to the atmosphere in a controlled way, thus preventing valve
actuation. The safety disk cap (9) incorporates orifices, which allow controlled gas discharge
in case over pressurisation bursts the safety disk (10).
Installation:
The valve is supplied mounted onto the cylinder. Do not try to disassemble any of the
accessories that come incorporated. The Installation parts attached to the valve (discharge
hose and release devices) should be performed later, following the order they are described.
Note:

Always consult the instructions contained in this manual prior to


Installation or disassembling any valve part. this equipment is
pressurised. negligence or bad handling could cause uncontrolled
discharge, injuries to personnel and damage to property. in case of
doubt, always consult LPG technical department.

Note:

For any installation or maintenance operation, the valve head cap (8)
must remain dismantled as a safety measure. when any Installation,
maintenance or test operation is finished, do not forget to replace the
head cap. hand tighten, check that head cap sealing "o" ring (7) is
mounted in its interior.

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Manual Lever Release Actuation


This actuation system is used for pilot cylinders and self-contained cylinders.

Discharge

Cylinder
pressure

At rest

Cylinder
pressure

Actuated

LPG Valves make use of the cylinder internal pressure for opening.
The only way to activate valve is by making the piston move downwards (1).
When valve is at rest, pressure is retained by the sealing element (2) and the release disk
(3).
When the release is activated manually by pulling the lever (4) backwards and the hammer
piston (5) is pushed downwards, this will cause the release disk (3) to burst. At that
moment the pressure retained by the release disk is released and directed over the piston
(1). Given that the ratio of surface area between the piston (1) and the sealing element (2)
is 3:1, the piston moves downwards and opens the valve.

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Actuation by Solenoid Valve


This actuation system is used for self-contained cylinders.

Discharge

Cylinder
pressure

At rest

Cylinder
pressure

Actuated

LPG Valves make use of cylinder internal pressure for opening.


The only way to activate valve is by making the piston move downwards (1).
When valve is at rest, pressure is retained by the sealing element (2) and the piston (4) in
the solenoid valve (5).
When solenoid valve (5) is energised, the piston (4) moves backwards allowing free
passage of pressure. This pressure is directed through the internal passage (3) over the
piston (1). Given that the ratio of surface area between the piston (1) and the sealing
element (2) is 3:1, the piston moves downwards and opens the valve.

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5.2.2 Carbon dioxide (CO2) LPG valve: LPG 110-00.


Description:
The LPG 110 valve is used in auxiliary cylinders of centralised systems or modular cylinders
of the following capacities: 5, 134, 268, 40 y 67 litres with manual activation
In order to have more information about the LPG 110 valve components, please refer to fig.
5.2.2.1. In that illustration, there is a drawing showing the inner details of the valve.
The design of the valve is very simple and is focussed on its use as valve for auxiliary
cylinders in Co2 systems. It can be released pneumatically and/or manually. As safety
devices, you can find a safety disk against overpressures set at 190 bar.

Pos

Description

Valve body

Head cap

Axle

Recovery spring

Safety disk cap

Joint holder

Valve sealing joint

Inner cartdrige

Axle sealing O-ring

10

Inner cartdrige lower O-ring

11

Safety disk

12

Inner cartdrige higher O-ring

Fig. 5.2.2.1. LPG 110-00 explosion valve

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When the cylinder is used as auxiliary


cylinder, there is a pneumatic head of
2 or 3 ways with pneumatic connection
as shown in the drawing.

When the cylinder is used as modular, there is


a lever head on the valve which allows the
manual activation of the valve as shown in the
drawing. For special cases of combined
release, there is also a model of lever head
with connection for pneumatic release.

The design of the valve allows the assembly/disassembly of the heads when the cylinders
are filled and pressurized.
The head (pneumatic or manual lever) should be removed in order to avoid accidental
discharges during the installation or maintenance operations and whenever there is some
kind of manipulation on the valve.
Installation:
The valve is supplied assembled on the cylinder. None of its components (with the exception
of the release heads) should be dismantled. The assembly of the devices on the valve
(discharge hose and release devices) will be done later following the same order as shown
in its description.

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Actuation by Pneumatic Head.

Descarga
D
escarga

PPresin
r e s i n
CCilindro
ilin d r o

This system is only used with auxiliary cylinders.


The only way to activate valve is by making the piston move downwards (1).
When valve is at rest, pressure is retained by the sealing element (2) and the safety disk
(3). When the pressure arrives through the pneumatic connections (5) above the piston of
the pneumatic head (4), the piston moves downwards displacing piston (1) and opening the
valve.

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Actuation by Manual Lever.

Descarga
D escarga

P re s i n
Presin
C ilin d ro
Cilindro

The only way to activate valve is by making the piston move downwards (1).
When valve is at rest, pressure is retained by the sealing element (2) and the safety disk
(3). When the release is activated manually by pulling the lever (5), the eccentric
mechanized levy push the piston (1) downwards and opens the valve.
In order to close the valve manually it is needed to pull the lever to its initial position.

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5.2.3 Carbon dioxide (CO2) Pressure Gauge.


Technical Data Code 046.
Description:
This device allows reading of the cylinder internal pressure. Scale 0-160 bar.

PRESSURE GAUGE
MANOMETRO

FILTER
FILTRO
O-RING
JUNTASEAL
TORICA
DE CIERRE

NUT

TUERCA DE AJUSTE

Fig. 5.2.3.1. Pressure Gauge 0-160 bar


Installation:
The pressure gauge is supplied factory mounted on the pilot cylinder valve. If for any
reason you have to disassemble (for example, to remove solenoid valve), remove its
protector cap by unscrewing by hand. Using a fixed wrench, loosen the fixing nut contained
in the pressure gauge and valve body and remove the pressure gauge by unscrewing by
hand.
Prior to starting Installation of the pressure gauge on the valve, check for the O ring seal
and a fixing nut. Prior to connecting the pressure gauge, move the nut against the O ring
to unscrew the first thread. Begin to thread the pressure gauge into its coupling by turning
by hand, at the same time with the help of a fixed wrench tighten the fixing nut. In this
way, the fixing nut pushes the O ring preventing its being ejected by cylinder pressure.
If during this operation, the fixing nut touches the valve body (it is detected because
flattening of the O ring may not be filled) loosen the fixing nut a little and continue.
When gauge reaches the bottom and you observe that O ring is properly fitted, check the
position of the lens and the pressure indicating needle. If the lens is not in its normal
reading position, by holding the fixing nut with a fixed wrench so that it will not move,
rotate the gauge until a suitable position is found. Once in position, tighten the fixing nut
against the valve body so as to fix its position.
Check with soapy water for possible leakage for 10 minutes prior to completion of the
operation.

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5.2.4 Pressure Switch.


Technical Data Code 145.
Description:
Pressure switch rated at 25 bar. Consists of a fill control element for the agent contained in
the cylinder as it allows control of pressure drop produced by leakage or discharge by
means of an electric signal.

Fig. 5.2.4.1. Pressure switch


Installation:

Mount the pressure switch into its housing on the opposite side to the valve gauge.
Prior to this, remove the factory installed cap.
Slowly hand thread the pressure switch (check that sealing 0 ring is present) onto
the coupling until reaching the small bleed housed inside valve. At that moment a
slight pressure release will be heard. Loosen turn until pressure release stops
and then tighten quickly so as to prevent gas leakage. The threaded union does not
require a sealing element as it is sealed by means of the O ring.
Tighten the pressure switch using a fixed wrench but do not force the joint.
Check for leakage for 10 minutes with soapy water prior to considering the
operation complete.
If when installing the pressure switch, the released pressure ejects the O ring
seal, push slightly the pressure switch filter as shown in the drawing.

Carry out the electrical connection when installation is complete. Specified in this manual in
section 5.5 Electrical Installation.

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5.2.5 Manifold discharge pipe.


Description:
Pipe where contents of all the bank cylinders are discharged and which directs the
extinguishing gas to the appropriate pipe distribution system. Made of black steel pipe in
accordance with ASTM. Nominal diameter between " and 4". Welded by the SMAW process
under approved procedure. Tested at 200 bar. Supplied in black colour. Threaded outlets for
connection to the piping system (1) Threaded connections for installation of check valves
(4), pressure switch with locking device (2) and odorizer (6). Manifold is supplied with one
blind cap (5). Threaded joining nut (3) is optional.

Fig. 5.2.5.1. Discharge manifold


Installation:
The manifold pipe is located above cylinder bank, on the squares directly fixed on the wall
or on vertical support columns. Assembly of the manifold pipe is performed at the same
time as the Installation of the bracket. Avoid positioning the manifold by initially connecting
it to the distribution system as such operation may modify the elevation between the
manifold connections and the location of bank cylinders. See 5.1.2. Installation of Brackets
for further information.
All manifold threaded connections should be sealed with Teflon tape. Do not apply any
Teflon tape to the two first threads.

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5.2.6 Carbon dioxide (CO2) check valve.


Technical Data Sheet N. 022.
Description:
Used in cylinder banks of 402 and 67 litre capacity.
A device, which prevents the gas returning from the manifold pipe to the cylinders, thus
ensuring a complete discharge of all the bank cylinders. Acts as a safety element during
maintenance operations, in that, in case of having cylinders disconnecting and an accidental
discharge produced towards the manifold, blocks the exit of gas.

Fig. 5.2.6.1. Check valve


Installation:
Once the manifold is mounted onto the brackets, mount all the check valves.
They are always located between the discharge hose connected to the cylinder and the
discharge manifold. To mount, apply joint sealing compound or Teflon tape to the manifold
pipe threaded connection where the check valve is fitted. Do not apply to the two first rows
of thread. Make the same operation on the male thread connection of the flexible hose. It is
marked on the body of the check valve an arrow that indicates the sense of the flow. It
must always be installed with the arrow towards the manifold.
Tighten the joint firmly using a fixed wrench.

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5.2.7 deviator.
Description:
As standard, it is only used in banks of 8 or less cylinders with master cylinder. It is
installed between the outlet of the master cylinder and its release hose. During the
activation, the system diverts one part of the pressure release by the master cylinder in
order to discharge the auxiliary cylinders of the bank.

Fig. 5.2.7.1. deviator


Installation:
It is assembled by means of the connection (1) directly on the outlet of the master cylinder.
The release hose is assembled directly on the connection (2). Connection (3) is for the
hose feeding the pneumatic heads of the auxiliary cylinders. None of the connections in this
device needs the use of sealing devices since they have spherical closing. It is advisable to
use vasselin to make the thread adjustment easy.

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5.2.8 High pressure slave cylinders.

Capacity
50 l
134 l
268 l
402 l
670 l

Data sheet
N
N
N
N
N

13
13
13
13
13

Minimum
Filling (kg)
34
90
180
269
449

Maximum
Filling (kg)
38
101
201
302
503

Fig. 5.2.8.1. Carbon dioxide (CO2) cylinders


Description:
High pressure containers containing a fill of carbon dioxide (CO2) extinguishing agent.
Maximum filling ratio is 075 kg/litre. Cylinders of seamless drawn steel in accordance with
specifications 1999/36/EEC, thermal treatment, with hydraulic test pressure of 250 bar. The
cylinder capacities are 402 and 67 litre capacity. Self-contained cylinders of 50, 134, 268
litre volume are also available. All models are approved according to the applicable
European Regulations ( trade mark). Once the valve is assembled onto the cylinder collar
(3) and the protection flange (5), the assembly is protected by a safety cap for
transportation (4). All cylinders are provided with identification labels indicating handling
instructions.
Installation:
The cylinder-valve assembly is supplied fully mounted. Place all cylinders onto the bracket.
To prevent damage to the cylinders through accidental dropping, locate the front pieces of
bracket prior to removing the protective caps. Tighten the front pieces allowing the cylinder
freedom of movement. Next, remove protective caps (4). Remove the valve head cap.
Do not forget, when release system Installation is finished, fix the cylinders onto the
bracket, tightening firmly. When the complete system installation is finished (including the
release system) install and tighten manually all LPG valve head caps.

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5.2.8.1 Cylinder inscriptions.


Under legal requirement, all cylinders should consist of a number of inscriptions attached to
their shoulders indicating the name of manufacturer, quality trade names, hydraulic
pressure test, gas contained and other data. The arrangement of LPG cylinder marks are
specified as follows:

Description of inscriptions:

Pos Description
1

Manufacturers trade name

Outlet size

Cylinder dimensions (thickness, weight and capacity)

Notified body identification

European standard of reference.

Serial number

Working and test pressures

Date of manufacturing

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5.2.8.2 Carbon dioxide (CO2) identifying label.


With each delivery, LPG supplies one adhesive identifying label for each cylinder delivered.
To prevent labels from deterioration during transport and cylinder installation, they are
delivered together with the accompanying documentation. These labels identify the gas
contained in the cylinder, the quantity of gas contained, the weight of the empty cylinder,
the working pressure, the cylinder identification number and the date of fill.

MASA MAX. AUTORIZADA


MAX. AUTHORIZED CHARGE
CHARGE MAX. AUTORISE

KG.

CILINDRO N
CYLINDER N
BOUTEILLE N

CO 2

AGENTE EXTINTOR
EXTINGUISHING AGENT
AGENT EXTINTEUR

ONU: 1013

CARGA DE CO2 EN KG.


CHARGE OF CO2 IN KG.
CHARGE DE CO2 EN KG.

FALSO TECHO
FALSE CEILING
FAUX PLAFOND

TARA CILINDRO EN KG.


CYLINDER TARE IN KG.
TARE BOUTEILLE EN KG.

INCLUIDA VALVULA Y SONDA


INCLUDED VALVE AND SYPHON TUBE
TUBE PLONGEUR ET VANNE INCLUS

PESO TOTAL EN KG.


TOTAL WEIGHT IN KG.
MASSE TOTALE EN KG.

TARA + CARGA
TARE + CHARGE

FECHA CARGA
FILLING DATE
DATE DE CHARGE

AMBIENTE
AMBIENT
AMBIANCE

PARED
WALL
MUR

SUELO
FLOOR
SOL

FALSO SUELO
FLOOR VOID
FAUX PLANCHER

PELIGRO: Este cilindro est cargado con gas liquido a alta presin, con posible descarga violenta. Extremar
precaucin. Puede causar graves lesiones.

DANGER: High pressure cylinder, capableof violent discarge, extremely hazardous. May cause severe injury.
DANGER: Cette bouteille est charge avec gaz sous pression. Manipuler avec extreme precaution. Peut causer
des blessures graves.
Atenerse a las instrucciones de esta etiqueta y al manual de intalacin. Para el almacenemiento e instalacin del cilindro, seguir
escrupulosamente el procedimiento indicado en el manual. Peridicamente comprobar la presin del manometro.
1) Fijar el soporte (K) a la pared.
2) Situar el cilindro (J) en el soporte (K).
3) Retirar el capuchn protector (E) de la vlvula y colocar la boca de salida en posicin correcta.
4) Fijar el cilindro (J) al soporte (K)
5) Retirar la tapa (D) de la vlvula.
6) Retirar el tapn de seguridad (A).
7) Instalar la conexin de descarga (B) a la vlvula y de esta a la tuberia de distribucin (C) o colector.
8) Instalar en la vlvula los accesorios si no los llevara incorporados. (Ver manual de instalacin)
9) Controlar con agua jabonosa que no haya fugas de gas por toda la vlvula, sobre todo en la cabeza. Limpiar agua y secar.
10) Colocar nuevamente la tapa de la vlvula.

1) Retirar la tapa (D) de la vlvula.


2) Retirar el dispositivo montado en (H).
3) Desactivar y retirar la bobina de la solenoide (I).
4) Retirar la conexin de descarga (B).
5) Colocar tapn de seguridad (A).
6) Colocar tapa de la vlvula (D).
7) Colocar el capuchn protector (E).
8) Retirar el cilindro (J) de su soporte(K).

Read and follow all instruction on this label and in the O+M manual. For safe handling indicated in the manual, safety procedures be followed
in exact sequence before storaging and installing.
1) Remove upper tap (D).
2) Remove the device assembled in (H).
3) Desactive and remove solenoid coil (I).
4) Remove discharge connection (B).
5) Place safety cap (A).
6) Place upper tap (D) on to valve.
7) Place protective cap (E).
8) Remove cylinder (J) from bracket (K).

1) Fix brackets (K) to the wall.


2) Place cylinder (J) in bracket (K).
3) Remove protection cap (E) and place valve outlet in correct position.
4) Clamp cylinder (J) in bracket (K).
5) Remove upper tap (D) from the valve.
6) Remove safety cap (A).
7) Install valve discharge connection (B) and connect it into system piping (C) or manifold.
8) Place all release devices on the valve if they are not installed, see O+M manual.
9) Check posible leakeages with soapy water all arround the valve, mainly in the valve head. Clean and dry.
10) Place upper tap (D) again.

Mises de garde. Ce consignes sont compltes par le manuel O+M. Pour le stockage, transport et installation nous vous recommadons de
suivre scrupuleusement les consines qui suivent. Verifier priodiquement la pression du manomtre.
1) Fixer le support (K) de la bouteille au mur.
2) Positionner la bouteille (J) dans le support (K).
3) Retirer le capot protecteur vanne (E) et orienter correctement la sortie d'emission de la vanne (A).
4) Fixer la bouteille (J) au mur.
5) Retirer le bouchon suprieur de la vanne.
6) Retirer le bouchon de scurit (A) en sortie d'emission de la vanne.
7) Installer le rseau de tuyauterie et le relier (B) la sortie d'emission (C).
8) Monter les accessoires de declnchement de la vanne. )Voir le manuel correspondant)
9) Vrifier les ventuelles fuites en sortie de gas.
10) Vrifier si la vanne de dcompression (F) est ouverte.

1) Retirer le bouchon (D).


2) Retirer le declncheur viss en (H).
3) Dsactiver la bobine de l'electrovanne (I).
4) Retirer la connexion de dcharge (B).
5) Placer le bouchon (A) de securit.
6) Remonter le capot protecteur (D).
7) Remonter le capot protecteur (E).
8) Demonter la bouteille (J) du support (K).

Presin (bar) / Pressure (bar) / Pression (bar)

Diagrama P/T para CO2 -P/T Diagrama for CO2 -Diagrama P/T du CO2

Temperatura (C) / Temperature (C) / Temperature (C)

DENSIDAD DE CARGA
TAUX CHARGE

Kg/m3

CENTRAL

DELEGACIN

Mestre Joan Corrales,107-109


08950 Esplugues de Llobregat
BARCELONA
Tel. 34 (9)3-4802925
Fax. 34 (9)3-4737492

Mar Cantbrico,12
Pol. Ind. San Fernando I
28830 San Fernando de Henares
MADRID
Tel. 34 (9)1-6775257
Fax. 34 (9)1-6775383

As a legal requirement, it is compulsory for each cylinder to have its own identifying label.
Therefore, it is very important for the installer to have each label attached to its cylinder as
soon as the installation is finished. To perform this operation, the manufacturing lot number
on each cylinder shoulder (described in section 5.2.8.1) should be compared with the
identifying numbers printed on the labels supplied. The labels should be attached directly
onto cylinder body, in a visible location and in a normal reading position. To facilitate
adhesion of the labels, first wipe away dirt, dust, oil or grease from cylinder area where the
label is going to be placed.
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5.2.9 " R2F hose.


Technical Data Sheet N. 139
Description:
Discharge pipe for carbon dioxide (CO2) that connects the cylinders to the manifold pipe.
This model is used with self-contained cylinders and CO2 batteries without weighing device.
" nominal diameter made of synthetic rubber with two (R2) intermediate metallic braids
and a external synthetic rubber coat that gives a resistance in front of the atmospheric
agents.

Fig. 5.2.9.1. R2F Hose


Installation:
The female end of the flexible hose is been adapted to the valve or the deviator device and
it does not need any sealing type, although it is recommended to add Vaseline for the
adjustment of the threads.
The male end is connected on the check valve and needs to add Teflon (PTFE) tape without
covering the first threads to avoid clogging.

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Teflon (PTFE) discharge hose.

Technical Data Sheet N. 40.


Description:
This flexible hose is been used for the same function as the R2F hose, but only in the
batteries with weighing device system because its high flexibility. diameter Teflon
(PTFE) hoses fitted with brass ends and protected with an external stainless steel braid.

Fig. 5.2.10.1. Rigid hose


Installation:
The female end of the flexible hose is been adapted to the valve or the deviator device and
it does not need any sealing type, although it is recommended to add vaseline for the
adjustment of the threads. The male end is connected on the check valve and needs to add
Teflon (PTFE) tape without covering the first threads to avoid clogging.

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Pneumatic delay-time device.

Technical Data Sheet N 024.


Description:
Consists of a small volume cylinder (1) which valve (2) is fitted with a mechanical flow
restricting element. The pneumatic delay-time device is designed to produce a delay period
between the actuation of release and the actual discharge of the cylinder bank. Calibrated in
as standard to a delay period of 30 +/- seconds. Incorporates a manual actuator to abort
the time-delay (3).

Fig. 5.2.11.1. Pneumatic Delay-Time Device


Installation:
The time-delay device should be inserted on the release line, between the pilot cylinder and
the first slave cylinder of the system. Connect the pilot cylinder to the delay-time device
through port (4), using a special adapter or " flexible hose, as indicated in the drawings.
Outlet port (5) must be connected to the first cylinder of the battery.

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Diverter.

Technical data sheet N. 066.


Description:
Device used in carbon dioxide (CO2) release systems fitted with a time-delay and a
pneumatic siren. Enables the actuation of an alarm pneumatic siren during the delay time.
When the delay time is over, it shuts off the pneumatic supply to the siren and diverts it
towards the pipe system which goes to the nozzles. Provided with a threaded connections
for the discharge hose (1), the check valve (2) the line to feed the siren (3) and the line
coming from time-delay device (4).

A Colector
To the
manifold
A Sirena
To the
siren

From the
cylinder
De
Cilindro

From the timedelay device


De Retardador

Fig. 5.2.12.1. Diverter

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Installation:
Mount onto the discharge check valve through port (2). The connection requires the
application of Teflon (PTFE) tape to the connection. Connect the discharge hose onto port
(1), apply Teflon tape. Connect 4x6 copper tube between the delay-time device and the
inlet (4) and another copper pipe between the siren and connection port (3). For 4x6 copper
pipe connection to ports (3,4) mount " gas internal biconical connectors, supplied by LPG,
together with the diverter. The copper conduits should appear straight or curved at 90.
Observe that the pipe is not flattened or damaged along all its length so as not to obstruct
the flow of pressure. On straight runs and with bends no longer that 300 mm make an
expansion bend in the middle, that is, a full circumference which will absorb the water
hammer. The copper pipe is sealed by means of a bicone. Fixing of the bicone to the copper
pipe should be performed on a workbench and never in situ as it is the way to ensure an
accurate bicone joint on pipe thus preventing leakage. Once adjusted on the bench, mount
on the circuit ensuring that the pipe and bicone reach the seat of the coupling. Tighten nut
using a fixed wrench.

Typical bicone
joint

Body

Expansion
Curve

Sistema de Nut
disparo con retardador + s
Bicone

Pipe

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Pressure switch with locking device.

Technical Data Sheet N. 47


Description:
The pressure switch closes or opens an electric circuit when a gas discharge from the
manifold pipe takes place. The electric signal may be monitored by a control panel or used
to operate and/or shut down other electrical devices. Once activated it may only be rearmed manually by removing the sphere (1), which incorporates the latching mechanism.
Re-assembly should be performed at the storage location on the pressure switch itself.

Fig. 5.2.13.1. Pressure switch with locking device


Installation:
Mounted on the manifold pipe. Apply Teflon tape to the threaded connection taking care not
to cover the two first threads. Tighten the union using a fixed wrench on the brass body,
never on the connection box. The electrical connection should be performed when
installation Installation is complete in accordance with the specifications in section 5.5 in
this manual Electrical Installation.

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Odorizer.

Description:
It is a device installed on the manifold which supplies a scented smell when the system is
released. Since Co2 is a colourless and odourless gas, the scented smell allows people to
detect the presence of gas in case of a release.
The odorizer is supplied filled with the essence and is installed directly on the manifold.
When the system is released, the pressure expels the cover (3) and allows its contents to
mix with the discharge flow.

Fig. 5.2.14.1. Odorizer


Installation:
By its threaded connection it is assembled directly on the manifold with some Teflon tape.
The odorizer must always be installed on a vertical position (threaded connection
downwards and cover (2) upwards) and the nearest to the manifold outlet.

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Selector Valve.

Technical Data Sheet N. 032 (from 3/4 to 2 ).


Technical Data Sheet N. 092 (from 3 to 4).
Description:
A pneumatic device which allows coverage of several hazards using only one cylinder bank.
The opening of this element is produced during the actuation of the release system. The
inlet of the release line is achieved through connection port (4) and outlet through the
connection port (3). Port (2) allows the air retained inside the piston to escape during the
opening operation. The opening of the selector valve is attained prior to opening of the
slave cylinders. Each selector valve directs extinguishing agent flow to a different hazard
and to a different pipe system.
Optionally the selector valve can have an electrical contact (6) for remote control of its
position (open or closed). The pneumatic piston has a venting screw (7) to cancel the effect
of vacuum while closing manually the valve.

Fig. 5.2.15.1. Selector Valve


Installation:
Selector valves incorporate threaded connections in (1) and (5) for diameters up to 2" and
welded connections from 2 ".
Connect the selector valve between discharge manifold and pipe system protecting a certain
hazard. First assemble selector valve onto manifold pipe (1). If the selector valves are
threaded, apply Teflon tape to the threaded union (1) and tighten using a suitable wrench
(fixed, Stensson, Monkey wrench). Connect to pipe system by (5).
The pilot pneumatic release line connection to ports (3) and (4) is explained in section
5.3.10. Release system for selector valves.

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Safety disk fitted with controlled escaped.

Technical Data Sheet N. 104.


Description:

N
1
2
3

4
5
6
7

5
7

Description
Safety disk
Manifold
Connection to
manifold
Safety disk body
Body to relief pipe
Relief pipe
Protective cap

1
4
2

Fig. 5.2.16.1. Safety Disk with controlled escape


A safety device to be used only for systems fitted with selector valves. In case of accidental
discharge of one or several cylinders, the selector valves remain closed retaining the
extinguishing agent inside the manifold pipe. The function of the safety disk (1) is to release
over pressure inside the manifold pipe. The gas escapes through an external outlet conduit
(6). The safety disk is set according to the maximum pressure of the manifold pipe.
Installation:
The safety disk is factory mounted with the relevant torque. In case of dismantling or
replacement insert the safety disk (1) inside the body (4) with the coloured side towards
the cap (7). Press cap (7) down to apply a tightening torque of 20 Nm. Mount onto the
manifold connection (3) the safety disk body (4). Install the relief pipe (6) and connect it to
the safety disk by means of the connection body (5). It is recommended that relief pipe
discharges outdoors in a safe area away from the protected area or cylinder bank storage
area.
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Load cell weighing device system.

Description:
Weight control devices are designed to allow continuous control of cylinder charge condition.
The equipment gives an alarm signal when there is a loss of more than 5% or 10% of initial
charge, in accordance with ISO, CEPREVEN and NFPA standards.

Fig. 5.2.17.1. Electronic weighing device system

Systems are provided with a central unit that can be connected to the fire station
as well as with several weight control units, one for each cylinder to be controlled.
Weight control units formed by a load cell which allows detection of leakages with a
resolution of 1 kg. Load cell incorporates an extensometer gage. All weight control
units are connected to central unit, by means of a BUS.
This equipment allows you to check from central unit real charge, nominal charge, actual
extinguishing charge, minimum permissible weight and state of each weight control unit.
Each central unit is designed to control a maximum of 31 weight control units. More central
units shall be supplied for those installations requiring more weight control units. Each
central unit has to be considered as totally independent equipment.
The equipment described has been developed to carry out cylinder charge control. Thus
allowing to know the actual charge weight contained. Central unit consults in a continuous
manner condition of each cylinder and receives the information from weight control unit
mechanically associated to it. For this purpose each unit is assigned an internal address.
Address assignment is carried out at equipment commissioning.
In the event of failure of power supply the equipment keeps configuration in its memory but
will not carry out weight control. The system will keep operating without any need of
supervision at the moment power supply is restored.
Installation: Every weighing device system is supplied with the
commissioning and installation instructions.

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N S309004

Mechanical system for weighing monitor.

Description:
Mechanical system for monitoring the level of gas in each of the cylinders which are part of
a bank of cylinders. The way it works is based on the weight reduction of a cylinder when
there is a gas loss. This system does not consider the real weight of the cylinder.

Fig. 5.2.18.1. Mechanical weighing device system


Each cylinder is hanging from a mechanical control module (1). A 10% loss is enough for
the module to issue an optical signal showing the failure (by the falling of the metallic cover
of the module). If necessary, the system can be supplied with a photocell (2) and a mirror
(3) allowing the monitor of the system by means of external devices (control panel) and
releasing other alarm systems both optical and acoustic. One single photocell allows
monitoring banks of up to 10 meters length.
The installation and commissioning of this weighing device system is very easy and allows
manual adjustments to modify the sensitivity of the control modules.
Upon order confirmation and coming from manufacturer it is possible to supply mechanical
weighing modules for different kinds of cylinders and levels of weighing lost.
Installation:
With each mechanical weighing device instructions for assembly and commissioning are
handed out.

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5.3 RELEASE SYSTEM.


This is the system, which allows command of gas discharge contained in the cylinders. The
carbon dioxide (CO2) standard release system is pneumatically operated. Annex 1 contains
as an example, drawings of the following carbon dioxide (CO2) release systems:
Sketch for discharge and release system: carbon dioxide (CO2) cylinder bank provided
with master cylinder (cylinder banks of 8 or less cylinders of 402 or 67 litres N.
50040676).
Sketch for discharge and release system: carbon dioxide (CO2) cylinder bank provided
with pilot cylinder (up to 40 cylinders of 402 or 67 litres N. 50090673).
The drawings mentioned above show the connection of release systems of different
complexity. However, these drawings are included as examples. Therefore, for installations
provided with specific drawings, such drawings will prevail.
The pneumatic release consists of one master cylinder or one or two pilot cylinders, with a
pilot valve incorporated into each. The pilot valve combines different release devices, such
as manual release devices, electric actuation by means of solenoid valve, which once
activated carries out the opening of the slave cylinder valves. This is a flexible system,
which may incorporate more than one pilot cylinder and command release from several
cylinder banks simultaneously.
Components which may be included into a carbon dioxide (CO2) release system and the
Installation of each are described as follows. Installation is performed in the order the parts
are described.

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5.3.1 Pressure pilot cylinder.


Technical data sheet N. 052
Description:
A pilot cylinder (1), equipped with an LPG 128-90 valve (2), filled with dry nitrogen at 100
bar. It can be manually actuated (4) and electrically actuated by solenoid valve (5). Once
the pilot cylinder discharge is activated, nitrogen flows through release line to the
pneumatic release heads mounted on the bank slave cylinders. The valve incorporates a
pressure gauge (3). Once activated it is not possible to interrupt total discharge of the
cylinders.

Pos Description
1

N2 pilot cylinder

LPG 128-90 valve

Pressure gauge

Manual lever

Solenoid valve

Rack with straps

Depressurization valve

Reduction 217 to H-H

Tee male to 2 x female

10

Coupling to hose

11

PTFE release hose x 700

Fig. 5.3.1.1. Pilot Cylinder fitted with valve model LPG 128-90
Valve operation coincides with description in section 5.2.1. Carbon dioxide (CO2) LPG
valve: LPG 128-20.
Installation:
Fix the bracket of the pilot cylinder in the approximate position shown in the drawings (see
example included in Annex I). The height of cylinder bracket should be adequate for a
possible manual operation. Unpack pilot cylinder, fix it onto its bracket and remove the
protection cap. When installed the pressure gauge should be clearly visible and access to
the manual release systems should be free of obstacles. Unscrew the pilot valve head cap to
prevent accidental discharge during Installation of the rest of release system components.
Upon completion of all handling of the release system, replace the pilot valve head cap.

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5.3.2 Manual lever release.


Technical Data Sheet N. 51
Description:
A device, which allows manual actuation of the cylinder bank pilot cylinders. It consists of a
lever (1) that manually operated backwards and downwards to push a needle (2) against a
release disk located on the pilot valve body. The bursting of the disk opens the valve. It
incorporates a safety pin (3) to prevent accidental discharge.

Figure 5.3.2.1. Manual Lever Release


Installation:
Check that the seals assembled on the safety pin (3) are not damaged. Check that the "O"
ring (5) is in position. The release is placed on the pilot valves on the connection port
indicated in 5.2.1. Use an appropriated rounded spanner for Installation and do not apply
sealing compound to threaded fitting (4) as sealing is achieved through the "O" ring (5). It
is recommended to apply a little vaseline to the joint to facilitate Installation.
Manual actuation devices should be installed at normal operating height, in highly visible
locations. They should be protected against being actuated accidentally. Each lever manual
release device should be clearly marked indicating the protected zone that it serves.

Note:

Prior to installing the manual release onto the valve


check that the piston is deep seated inside its housing,
by pushing down with a screwdriver. Afterwards, check
using a ruler that the needle is deep seated inside 3'04'5 mm as it is shown on the drawing.

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5.3.3 Solenoid valve.


Technical Data Sheet N. 17
Description:
An electric device, which allows opening of the LPG family of valves. Connects (1) to the
pilot cylinder valve or self-contained valve and allows their actuation by means of an electric
signal sent by a control panel or by a push button release. Consists of a coil (3) mounted on
a stem. When the coil energises the internal core is drawn up, opening the valve. The coil is
fed electrically by means of the connector (4). There are two models available, one for
normal operations and one for explosion proof operations. This device may be disassembled
even when pilot cylinder is pressurised.

Figure 5.3.3.1. Solenoid Valve


Installation:
The solenoid valve is delivered mounted on the pilot cylinder valve or self-contained cylinder
valve. Do not perform the electrical connection until the pneumatic Installation for all the
installation is completed (see 5.5. Electrical Installation).
In case of having to disassemble for operation test, remove the connector (4), loosen the
nut (2) and remove the coil (3)
Note:

LPG does not recommend removing the solenoid


valve from the pilot cylinder, in case of malfunction,
send the valve + cylinder + solenoid valve assembly
to LPG.

If for any reason, breakdown or under expressed instructions of LPG Technical Service it is
essential to remove solenoid valve from pilot cylinder valve, first, disassemble the blind
cover (14) and the cap (15). As indicated in fig. 5.2.1.1. when the pressure gauge is
disconnected, the pressure supply to the solenoid valve is shut-off. This operation should
be performed with great care and carried out carefully to prevent false operation.
Therefore, the operator should stand sideways to prevent a sudden ejection of the pressure

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gauge. Discharge of the pilot cylinder or the self-contained cylinder may occur and cause
discharge of the cylinder bank. To prevent this, dismantle the head cap of the pilot cylinder
valve or self-contained valve. Next, dismantle the connector (4), the nut (2), remove the
coil (3) and finally loosen the fixing nut (1) with the appropriate round spanner. Now it is
possible to remove the rest of the solenoid valve. Installation is carried out by following the
disassembly procedure in reverse, with the installation of the cap (15) and the blind cover
(14) being the last operation.
After Installation a solenoid valve check that there is no leakage by applying soapy water to
all the solenoid valve body, previously removing connector and coil. Check likewise for
leakage on the valve head (head orifice) prior to notifying that work is completed. The
equipment remains in service when the valve head cap is replaced.

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5.3.4 LPG110 Pneumatic release


heads.

N S309004

MODEL

DATA SHEET

2 WAYS
3 WAYS

023

Description:
Device that installed directly on the valve of the auxiliary cylinders it allows the discharge of
the cylinder for pneumatic means.
The pneumatic head is equipped inwardly with an internal piston (2) and with two or three
pneumatic connections (1) depending on the position that occupies in the battery. Once
pneumatic pressure arrives above the piston (2) it produces the opening of the valve
associated to the head.

Figure 5.3.4.1. Pneumatic release heads


Installation:
To mount it on the cylinder, loose the cap of the head by hand (3), introduce the head in
the interior and thread the head by hand on the valve again. This union doesn't specify the
use of sealing joints. On the pneumatic connections (1) settle the flexible hose of the
release circuit or the short decompression screw directly depending the position occupied by
the head. This union neither use sealing joints.

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5.3.5 Decompression screw.


Technical Data Sheet N. 70
Description:
After an activation of the cylinder bank, the pneumatic release circuit remains pressurised
because the discharge from the master or the pilot cylinder. To decompress the circuit in a
safe and guided way, the decompression screw is operated (see 8.3.6. Release line
decompression).

Figure 5.3.5.1. Decompression screw on pneumatic head


Installation:
Thread the part using a fixed wrench and do not apply sealing compound to the joint, as the
seal is conical. Their location is determined in the release system drawings.

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5.3.6 R Decompression valve.


Technical Data Sheet N. 75
Description:
The decompression valves for pneumatic release systems prevent over pressurisation on the
release line produced by micro-leakage producing accidental discharge of the cylinder bank.
At rest this device allows the external exit of micro-leakage but in the case of a genuine
actuation it automatically closes preventing the loss of pressure on the release circuit.

Figure 5.3.6.1. Decompression valve


Installation:
The decompression valve should be installed in accordance with the drawings. Generally
mounted on a "T" at the nitrogen cylinder valve outlet and the first hose on the release line
(see examples in the drawing included in Annex I). The connection does not require sealing.
This device is only used in cylinder banks that use pilot cylinders. In cylinder banks that do
not use a pilot cylinder the function of this part is achieved by similar devices integrated in
other cylinder bank components.

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Release line Teflon flexible hoses.

Technical Data Sheet N. 40


MODEL

Description:

1/4 X 350
1/4 X 700

DATA SHEET
N-40

diameter Teflon hoses fitted with brass ends used to direct the release system gas from
the master cylinders or pilot cylinders to all slave cylinders. The flexible hoses are designed
for a working pressure of 260 bar and a burst pressure of 780 bar. The minimum curvature
is 30 mm and available in two lengths, 350 and 700 mm.

Figure 5.3.7.1. Teflon flexible hoses


Installation:
They are mounted between the release head pneumatic couplings. Insert the
decompression screw or the decompression valves in accordance with the drawings (see
examples in Annex I). Tighten the threaded connections using a fixed wrench but do not
apply sealing compound. Add vaseline to the joint to facilitate the threaded connection.
NOTE:

Avoid twisting flexible hoses during the Installation


operations. therefore, hold the coupling cap with a
pair of pliers while the connection is tightened by a
fixed wrench.

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5.3.8 Solenoid valve + manual release.


Technical data sheet N. 083

Figure. 5.3.8.1. Solenoid valve + Manual Release


Description:

An electric and manual actuation device for operation of the selector valves. The
assembly consists of a solenoid valve (1) + a manual release (2). The manual
opening enables system operation even in the event of an electrical failure. It is
important to have each valve marked indicating zone that it protects so as to
prevent misunderstanding in the case of manual operation. Its function is to select
the selector valve assigned to be opened for cylinder banks covering more than one
hazard. For further description of the solenoid valve see 5.3.2. For further
description of manual release see 5.3.3.
Installation:
These devices are always mounted on a support fixed to the wall at a suitable height for
manual actuation. Position the valve in such a way that the manual release is always be
accessible. Fix the valve to the support using through bolts. Connect a 4 x 6 copper pipe,
from the pilot cylinder to the inlet (3) and connect the outlet (4) to the appropriate selector
valve, in accordance with the installation drawing.
Attention:

If there is a mistake on connection 3 and 4, the


selector valve will be open independently of the
activation or not of the solenoid valve + manual
release.

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Copper conduits should be straight or 90 curved. Observe that the pipe is not flattened or
damaged on curves so as not to obstruct passage of pressure. On runs longer that 300 mm
carry out an expansion bend in the middle, that is, a full circumference which will absorb
the water hammer. The sealing for the copper pipes by means of a bicone. The fixing of the
bicone to the copper pipe should be performed on a workbench and never in situ to ensure
an accurate bicone grip on the pipe, thus preventing leakage. Once adjusted on the bench,
mount on the circuit ensuring that pipe and the bicone reach the seat of the coupling and
tighten the nut using a fixed wrench.

Body
Nut
Bicone
Pipe

Bicono type joint

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5.3.9 Release system fitted with delay-time device + pneumatic siren.


Description:

Some installations require to complete delay time with a pre-warning discharge


pneumatic siren. In this case, a time-delay assembly (1) and siren (2) are installed.
This assembly requires a diverter device (3) for its proper function. The siren is fed
from one of the bank cylinders (4) during the delay-time, until the delay-time valve
opens and the release line gas enters the diverter and shuts off the gas supply to
the siren. At the same time, the remaining cylinders open and all extinguishing
agent is discharged towards the manifold (5). The copper pipes (10, 11, 12)
connect the diverter, time-delay, pilot cylinder and siren. The connection between
the parts may be carried out in different configurations. Some copper runs may be
replaced by " flexible hoses or replace the adapter (8) by another connection
accessory.

Figure. 5.3.9.1. Release system fitted with time delay device + pneumatic siren

Installation:
For different configuration Installation to that shown in above figure, consult the specific
installation drawing.

Connect the diverter (3) onto the check valve on the first bank cylinder. Connect
the discharge hose to the diverter and then to the cylinder. The hose for this
cylinder will be a little shorter (310 mm length) than that for the others. Next,
connect the adapter (8) onto the time-delay inlet and the reducer (9). Next,
connect the pilot cylinder (13) and the time-delay by means of the adapter.
Position the siren in its final location (always inside the protected area), check that the siren
input port (6) is provided with a 1 mm diameter threaded diaphragm. Except the union
between the extension (8) and the valve of the cylinder pilot (13), all of the threaded
unions that are mentioned must be sealed with tape of Teflon (PTFE) taking care of not
covering the first threads in order to avoid cloggings.

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Once all the component assembly has been fixed, make all the copper pipe connections:
from the siren to the diverter (10), between the adapter and the first bank cylinder (11) and
between the time-delay device and the diverter (12). The copper conduits should appear
straight or curved at 90. Observe that the pipe is not flattened or damaged along all its
length so as not to obstruct the flow of pressure. On straight runs and with bends no longer
that 300 mm make an expansion bend in the middle, that is, a full circumference which will
absorb the water hammer. The copper pipe is sealed by means of a bicone. Fixing of the
bicone to the copper pipe should be performed on a workbench and never in situ as it is the
way to ensure an accurate bicone joint on pipe thus preventing leakage.

Body

Expansion
Curve

Typical bicone
joint
Release Nut
system fitted with time
Bicone

Pipe

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Release system for selector valves.

As reference see technical drawing N. 15042053 included in Annex I.

Description:
The installation of selector valves (1,2) onto the discharge manifold (3) allows the
coverage of several hazards with one single cylinder bank. The release system
connection for the selector valves depends on the number of selector valves and
the number of cylinders which are to be discharged through each valve. Use the
specific installation drawing for the system to be mounted. In the example
represented in above figure, the cylinder bank covers two zones under the fire
hazard. Both zones require all four bank cylinders for their protection. Once the
pilot cylinder (6) is released, gas flows to the solenoid valve + manual release
(4,5).
- When the solenoid valve actuated is (4), the gas flows to the selector valve (1). The
selector valve opens and the gas continues to flow through the release line until it
opens the four cylinders. Carbon dioxide (CO2) extinguishing agent is discharged
towards manifold and comes out through opened selector valve (1) towards the pipe
system directed to appropriate zone.
- When the solenoid valve actuated is number (5) the operation of cylinder bank is
similar to above operation but discharge is generated through the selector valve (2).
The solenoid valves + manual release (4,5) may be electrically or manually operated. It is
important to have each valve marked indicating the zone that it protects so as to prevent
the misunderstanding in case of manual operation. Connections between the pilot cylinder
and the cylinders are carried out with copper pipe (7). A non-return valve (8) is located on
the outlet of selector valve release line. The release line is provided with a decompression
screw (9) and a depressurisation valve (10).

Figure. 5.3.10.1. Release system with selector valves

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Installation:
Once the storage system is installed (bracket, cylinders, manifold, selector valves and
connection elements) proceed to mount the release system. Fix the bracket for pilot cylinder
and tighten the cylinder to it (6). Mount the support (11) and install the solenoid valves +
manual release (4,5).
Mount the pneumatic heads (12) on the cylinders. Mount the outlet pilot cylinder "T" and
depressurisation valve (10) and decompression screw (9). Join the cylinders by flexible
hoses (13). Lastly, install the copper pipe (7). Copper conduits should be straight or 90
curved. Observe that the pipe is not flattened or damaged on curves so as not to obstruct
passage of pressure. On runs longer that 300 mm carry out an expansion bend in the
middle, that is, a full circumference which will absorb the water hammer. The sealing for the
copper pipes by means of a bicone. The fixing of the bicone to the copper pipe should be
performed on a workbench and never in situ to ensure an accurate bicone grip on the pipe,
thus preventing leakage. Once adjusted on the bench, mount on the circuit ensuring that
pipe and the bicone reach the seat of the coupling and tighten the nut using a fixed wrench.

Expansion
Curve

Bicone type

Body
Nut

Pipe

Bicone

With regard to the electrical installation, it is important not to confuse the electrical
connections of the solenoid valves + manual release (4,5). Otherwise it is possible that the
extinguishing order dictated by the detection system may produce discharge of
extinguishing agent into a different enclosure from that specified. Therefore, it is advisable
to identify separately each solenoid coil.
IMPORTANT: It is advisable that the length of cables belonging to
each solenoid valve be such that it will not be
possible to mix up their position (the long cable for
the solenoid valve which is farthest away and the
shorter cable for the one that is nearest).

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Test:
During the installation of the selector valves, manually test the movement for each selector
valve that makes up the system. Open and close to check that the selector valve movement
is clear and does not strike any movable or fixed part or itself (walls, copper pipes, etc.).

To open and close manually an LPG selector valve


The valve is fitted with a connecting rod (1) connected to the
valve piston. A lever is connected to the free end of the
connecting rod. When the lever is activated upwards the piston
moves down and the selector valve opens. To close the selector
valve, operate lever the downward until the piston is inserted into
its housing to reach the end. LPG supplies selector valves
provided with a lever of this type. In order to avoid the vacuum
effect inside of the pneumatic piston unscrew the venting screw
(2). After the test do not forget to tight the screw again.

Pneumatic test.
Refer to the sketch enclosed at beginning of this section.
1st)

Disconnect the pneumatic supply between the selector valves and the release heads
on heads side. Carry out this operation for all selector valves otherwise there is a risk
of an accidental discharge.

2nd)

Plug blind the free end of conduits feeding the release heads.

rd

3 )

Disconnect the pneumatic supply between the pilot cylinder (6) and the solenoid
valves + manual release (4 or 5) on the cylinder side. In their place connect a
nitrogen pressure source or clean and dry compressed air set at 10-15 bar.

4th)

Open slowly the pressure route from the pressure source. Now the pressure is
retained by the solenoid valves + manual release ( 4 and 5).

5th)

If the coil of one of solenoid valves, for example (4) is energised together with the
pressure source indicated, it must be observed that the associated selector valve (1)
opens by the effect of the pressure. Now check this pneumatic circuit for integrity
with the help of soapy water.

6th)

Shut off the pressure supply from the pressure source and depressurised the line by
energising the solenoid valve (4) tested. To finish manually close the valve with the
help of the lever supplied with the selector valves.

7th)

Repeat the process with every selector valves in the system.

th

8 )

To finish, leave the pneumatic release system connected in accordance with the
drawing specifications. Pay special attention not to confuse connections between the
selector valves and the bank cylinders.

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Cut-off valve.

Technical data sheet N. 165


Description:
Valve with surveillance contact that allows to cut the drive pressure toward the slave
cylinders avoiding fortuitous discharges during the maintenance of the system. It is settle
between pilot or master cylinder and the slave cylinders. The device also incorporates a
padlock to block the position of the device.
When it is in the maintenance position (marked "ISOLATION" in the valve) it leaves the
release circuit open to the exterior so that dangerous accumulations of pressure cannot take
place in the same one. To leave the system in service the lever it should be placed in the
position "OPERATION".

Figure. 5.3.11.1. Cut-off valve


Installation:
The device is prepared to be fed through a copper tube of 4x6 mm as much to the inlet as
to the outlet. The pilot cylinder is connected through the connection (1) and the slave
cylinders for the connection (2) as it indicates the arrow marked in the body of the valve.
The valve is given prepared to be fixed directly to the wall. Before fixing it, look for the best
position in function of the pilot's position and the battery.
The surveillances contact (3) it is given separated from the body of the valve and it is fixed
with two screws and nuts given together with the valve. The electrical connection is
represented on the contacts body.

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5.4 DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM.


This is the assembly of pipe and fittings, which directs the gas discharge from the cylinders
to the protected zone.

5.4.1 Pipe and fittings.

Pipes should be installed in accordance with the isometric drawing accompanying the
project. Measurements, dimensions and pipe quality indicated in the drawing have to
be complied with, as are any modifications relating to pipe dimensions or
measurements that would impair system operation. In case of any modification being
required, the engineering department responsible for the system design should be
notified as appropriate.

Piping shall be of metallic non-combustible material having physical and chemical


characteristics such that its deterioration under stress can be predicted with reliability.
Where piping is installed in severely corrosive atmospheres, special corrosion resistant
materials or coatings shall be used.
The pipe system should comply with the pressure requirements specified in table below.
ASTM A-106grade A, B or C seamless steel pipe of the following classes (According to ANSI
B-36-10) is recommended:

Pipe Size

High-pressure System
Max Working
Pressure

Pipe class
Sch 40 or larger

1
1
1
2

140 bar

Sch 80 or larger

2
3
4

Fittings shall be according ANSI/ASA 3000 and shall be rated at least to 3000 lbs/in2.

Connection by means of welded or threaded accessories:

Welding for pipes smaller or equal to 2" nominal diameter should not be performed
in situ. The connections performed in situ should be threaded.

The installation must be earthed.

The colour of pipe paint should be red (RAL. 3000).

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5.4.2 Supports.

Every installation should have a minimum of two supports that hold the pipe system.

The maximum distance between the two supports along pipe should never exceed the
following values:

Nominal
Diameter
(mm)

Nominal

Maximum Distance

Diameter (inches)

among supports (m)

10

3/8

10

15

15

20

18

25

21

32

24

40

27

50

34

65

35

80

37

100

43

Whenever pipe is more than 2 inches (DN 50) and table distances cannot be adhered
to because of building designs, these distances may be raised to 6m between
supports, as long as they are double.

The pipe supports should be located next to the pipe joints, to elbows and to changes
in pipe direction.

The supports should connect the pipe system directly to the building structure and
should not be used to support other objects. The parts of the building where supports
are fixed should be strong enough to take the load (see table for design load).
Otherwise, additional straps should be fixed to other resistant parts. Only pipes with
nominal diameters less than or equal to 50 mm may be attached to the metallic
structures in the form of trusses or concrete slabs (the design should be approved by
the authorities). The concrete fastening plugs should be located at least 150 mm away
from the edge of the slab.

The distance between the nozzle and its support should be the shortest possible:

For pipes with a smaller or equal diameter to 25 mm, the maximum distance
from support to nozzle should be 01 m.

For pipes more than 25 mm diameter, the maximum distance from support to
nozzle should be 025 m.

Support type hangers or manifold "U" fixings are recommended. Pipe brackets and
other fittings for holding pipes, should completely surround the pipe and be closed.

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Supports should comply with the following minimum requirements for sectional areas
and depth anchoring:

Pipe nominal

Design load

diameter

(N)

Minimum
support
section
(mm)

Thread
size
(metric)

Minimum depth of
anchor for concrete
fastening plugs (mm)

Up to DN 50 (2)

2000

30

30

Between DN 50 (2) &


DN 100 (4)

3500

50

10

40

Between DN 100 (4)


& DN 150 (6)

5000

70

12

40

Between DN 150 (6)


& DN 200 (8)

8500

125

16

50

Between DN 200 (8)


& DN 250 (10)

10000

150

20

60

The minimum cross-sectional area of the supports should be no less than 30


mm2.

The support material should be at least 3 mm thick. If galvanised, 25 mm


thickness will be enough. In the case of heat galvanised supports, the
minimum dimensions should be 25 mm x 1.5 mm for pipes up to 50 mm (2")
nominal diameter and 12 mm x 15 mm for approved models.

The following types of support are included as examples:

FIXED SUPPORT HORIZONTAL WALL

Z FALSE FLOOR SUPPORT

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FIXED FLOOR SUPPORT

FIXED FLOOR SUPPORT

SUSPENDED CEILING SUPPORT

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5.4.3 Nozzles.
Technical Data Sheet N.015.
Description:
The nozzles are the devices through which the gas is discharged within the protected
enclosure. It consist of an internal core (1) with 4 discharge orifices and a central one which
can be calibrated according to the hydraulic calculations and an external metallic cone (2) to
drive the discharge flow.

Fig. 5.4.3.1. Nozzle.


The calibration of the orifice shall not be less than 1 mm. Nozzles shall be provided with an
internal filter capable of preventing obstruction of the calibrated orifice when its diameter is
3 mm or less. For larger diameters the nozzle shall not be provided with the filter.
Installation:
The nozzle is designed to be installed directly over the pipe. Apply thread sealing compound
or Teflon tape to the distribution pipe thread and tight using the right fixed wrench.

OK

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To prevent mistakes during installation, every nozzle should incorporate legible and long
lasting inscriptions indicating the calibration diameter, and the identification of its location in
the drawing with reference to the Project and the system hydraulic calculation. As standard
LPG carry out mechanic engraving (punched) on the nozzle bodies with the above
mentioned inscriptions.

NOTE:

Fixing of the nozzles and nozzle alignment is very


important. the nozzles should never point at false
ceilings or mobile parts as gas discharge could raise
the ceiling tiles or drag objects. never locate
discharge nozzles directly on the valve outlet.

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5.5 ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION.

EVERY FIRE FIGHTING INSTALLATION SHOULD BE CONNECTED TO GROUND


After carrying out the pneumatic Installation installation and with the pilot valve head
caps dismantled, carry out the electrical connection of the components that require so.
When these components are fed through to a control panel, it is recommended to read the
installation instructions carefully for the main control so as to prevent accidental electrical
device effect that may, in some cases, cause complete discharge of the whole cylinder bank.

NOTE:

LPG electrical components do not have polarity. all


electrical connections should be undertaken in such a
way that the cables reach right to the device to
prevent cable confusion later for starting up and
maintenance operations.

Electrical connection of the pressure switch with locking device:


For a normally closed circuit connect to terminals 21 and 22. For a normally open circuit
connect to terminals 13 and 14.

NOTE:

The voltage supply should only be done at the


moment of detecting a fire, as it will produce cylinder
discharge. ensure that the solenoid supply is shut off
during electrical connection.

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Electrical connection of the solenoid valve:


Nominal voltage :

24 VDC

Cold consumption:

13 W

Hot consumption:

10 W

Connect to earth.

2
+
1

NOTE:

Once all installation Installation is finished install all


cylinder bank valve head caps

Pressure switch electrical connection:

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5.6 INSTALLATION FINAL REQUIREMENTS.


-

All the cylinders, including pilot cylinders, should have an adhesive label attached
indicating their identification number (coinciding with the one engraved on its
shoulder) gross weight, net weight and date of fill.

The paint of all components should be in perfect condition. Repaint those areas
where the paint has been damaged. In case of any oxide, prepare the surface; apply
a coat of metal primer and finish by applying a top coat of paint. The colours for
carbon dioxide (CO2) fire extinguishing systems are: RAL 9011 black for the cylinder
body, RAL 7023 grey for the shoulder and RAL 3000 red for the pipe system.

Each cylinder bank should be identified by means of a notice indicating:


-

Hazard protected

Warnings

Instructions for use and manual operation

The notices should be firmly affixed and visible to the parts fitted and must be
resistant to climatic and environmental conditions to which they may be exposed
(dust, dirt, etc.).

The pressure gauge of the pilot cylinder should indicate an accurate pressure
reading.

The CUT-OFF valve has to be in the right working position.

No fault or alarm system has to be present in the control panel.

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6 COMMISSIONING AND MAINTENANCE.


A carbon dioxide (CO2) extinguishing system should be inspected and tested by trained and
competent personnel during system commissioning after its installation phase. Furthermore,
a system inspection and maintenance schedule should be followed. The objective of a
periodical inspection is to ensure that the system is in perfect operating condition at all
times. It is also useful for identification of problems due to age, accidental and
environmental damage, unauthorised handling, changes in the contents of protected
volume, uses, openings communicating with rooms and in general all those factors which
may negatively affect the predicted performance of the extinguishing system.

6.1 SYSTEM COMMISSIONING AND HAND-OVER.


The commissioning the fire extinguishing system consists of an installation inspection to
evaluate compliance of installed system with that projected and the execution of a series of
tests, which ensure proper operation of the extinguishing system.
This document only deals with commissioning operations and inspections for cylinder banks
and extinguishing systems. For detection system commissioning operations consult your
supplier or detection manufacturer.
Only personnel properly trained in fire extinguishing techniques should perform system
hand-over inspection and commissioning.
Study in detail the cylinder bank connection and in particular the release system.
As occasionally only one release system is used to control discharge of several cylinder
banks, which may even be located on different distant locations. It is recommended to
study the installation drawings carefully showing the connection diagrams and the LPG
standard cylinder bank releases; in the case of commissioning of a non-standard cylinder
bank it is necessary to consider the drawing supplied together with the cylinder bank
components.
The tests to be carried out for system commissioning should follow the steps
described in this manual, as a failure in execution could cause accidental system
discharge. extinguishing system tests for components, which are not described in
this manual, should not be carried out.
During the execution of tests all personnel not assigned to commissioning operations should
evacuate the cylinder storage area and the area or areas protected by cylinder bank.
Protection masks and gloves should be worn for handling components subjected to
pressure.

6.1.1 Component revision.


After the installation of a carbon dioxide (CO2) system proceed with a hand-over inspection
of the system. This consists of a component revision where the condition, proper connection
and installation of components in accordance with project are inspected.
All component checks to be carried out are included on the checklist in Annex III:
Regulation extract and checking list for reception and routine inspection for fire
extinguishing installations.

6.1.2 Commissioning operations and operational tests.


For commissioning, it is recommended to carry out all the tests described herein after.
Some of these tests are also carried out for maintenance operations (schedule in section 7.
Maintenance). The material supplied by LPG is subject to factory quality control, so the
following tests on the installed system constitute a complement to ensure proper operation
of the extinguishing system and to prevent possible damage resulting from installation
Installation.

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6.1.3 Blow out with nitrogen.


Blowing out a pipe system with nitrogen (or any other suitable gas) ensures that the inside
of the pipe is cleaned and clears pipe or nozzle obstructions. Nitrogen flow should be
continuous. To perform the blow out, follow the steps below6.

Remove the master or pilot cylinder valve head cap.

Remove the manifold pressure switch with locking device.

Connect to the manifold free port a dry nitrogen cylinder, fitted with the output set at 15
bar pressure in accordance with enclosed sketch.

Remove all nozzles of the system to be blown out. To perform nozzle reinstallation it is
very important to have available isometric drawings or project document where the
location of each nozzle is specified, as the internal calibrated diameters differ for each.

Plug all the free pipe ends, except one.

Open the nitrogen cylinder valve. Open the ball valve located at nitrogen cylinder outlet
and keep blowing for approximately 5 seconds
NOTE:

Pressure escape through the free end is dangerous.


check that there are no personnel inside the room
and evacuate or fix objects, which could be thrown by
the effect of the pressure.

Clouds of dust may be produced during this test


Liquid and solid residues may be thrown through the free outlet.

Repeat the operation freeing a different pipe end each time and plugging the remainder
until all the pipe ends are completed.

Remove all the plugs and replace the nozzles into their original position.

Disconnect the nitrogen cylinder and reconnect the pressure switch with locking device.

Replace the master or pilot cylinder valve head cap.

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6.1.4 Gas integrity pneumatic test for open pipes.


This test verifies the gas integrity for the pipe distribution system.
s

When do you perform this test ?


Always, except when:
Other pipe tests have been performed which ensure its gas
integrity.
The distribution system is very simple, fitted with no more
than one accessory which changes flow direction between the
manifold and the nozzle.
Limitations: if the temperature to which the pipe is exposed
undergoes variations of over 10 C during the 10 minute test,
the results of the test will not be reliable.

Remove the master or pilot cylinder head cap.

Remove the pressure switch with locking device.

Remove the manifold pressure switch with locking device.

On manifold, connect a nitrogen cylinder to the pressure switch port (nitrogen or any

other suitable gas) with the output set at 3 5 bar. Insert a T fitted with a or
PN-16 (relief) sphere valve.

Remove all nozzles making up the system to be blown out. To carry out nozzle
reinstallation it is very important to have available isometric drawings or project
document where the location of each nozzle is specified, as the internal calibrated
diameters differ for each.

Plug all the free pipe ends except one.

Connect to the free end a 0-10 bar pressure gauge or a pressure recording device.
Pressure recording may be continuous or carried out only at the beginning and end of
test.

Pressurise the pipe slowly at 3 - 5 bar. Wait for 10 minutes and register the initial
pressure value. Shut off the pressure supply, keeping the pressurisation for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, register the pressure again.
s

Has the test been successful ?


The pressure registered at the end of the test should be at least 80% of
the pressure registered at the beginning of the test. Otherwise, look for
system leakage: with pressurised pipe, check with soapy water the pipe
and accessory joints. If any leakage is found, depressurise and redo the
threaded joints. Repeat the test.

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Depressurise system by means of the relief valve inserted into the nitrogen connection.

Disconnect the nitrogen supply and reconnect the pressure switch with locking device.

Disconnect the pressure meter and unplug the free pipe ends. Locate the nozzles into
their initial position.

Install the master or pilot cylinder valve head caps

6.1.5 Operating Test for the pressure switch with locking device.
This test should be carried out when the pressure switch is already connected (to the
manifold and to the alarm control panel) and it is not going to be disconnected again. Carry
out this test again in case of pressure switch disconnection for maintenance operations or
for any other reason.

Remove the box cap of the electrical system.

Remove the box electric body without disconnecting the wiring. With the help of a
ballpoint pen or a rod, push the lower piston until the upper terminals in the box are
short circuited by the contact rod. Check that the control panel receives a corresponding
alarm signal.

Re-insert the pressure switch body into its box, replace the box cap and re-arm the
pressure switch
s

Re-arming of the LPG pressure switch with locking device


To re-arm this device it is only necessary to pull the sphere
incorporated in the latching system.

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6.1.6 Release circuit pneumatic integrity test.

Remove the head cap from the master or pilot cylinder.


Disconnect the flexible hose (or copper pipe), which supplies the release pneumatic head
of first cylinder.

Disconnect the release heads corresponding to the slave cylinder valves. Holding the
head in the hand, remove the internal with pliers piston.

Turn over the piston assembly and reinsert it in the head until it butts, with the stem
pointing towards the bottom part of the head. Reinstall the heads on the valves with
piston turned over.

Attention:

It is very important to conduct this operation in each


cylinder to avoid the discharge of the cylinder during
the accomplishment of the test.

Apply a 50 bar pressure source to the free end of the flexible hose line ( in the figure).

A nitrogen cylinder with a regulator is recommended, inserting a "T fitted with a ( or


PN-60) relief valve.

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Pressurise the line. Check the tightness of the flexible hose with soapy water.
After conduct the test, depressurise and replace each head piston assembly to its initial
position.

NOTE:

Prior to Installation the head onto the valve it is most


important to check that the piston is completely
retracted inside the head, by pushing down with a
screwdriver. the piston stem should not extend
beyond the body head.

Reconnect the first bank cylinder to the line coming from the pilot cylinder.
Replace the master or pilot cylinder valve cap.

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6.1.7 Operating test for Master cylinder release solenoid valves.

Study at length the drawings or installation of the electric circuit supplying the pilot
cylinder solenoid valves.

Checking of self-contained cylinders or master cylinders fitted with valve models


LPG 128-20 or LPG 128-90.

NOTE:

The drawings show the LPG-128-90 valve.

Remove the valve head caps.

Remove the nut located on the solenoid valve coil and remove the latter from its

housing on its centre stem. Remove all the solenoid valve coils belonging to the same
release system. It is very important to ensure that they are all out of their housing to
prevent accidental discharge during the test.

Operate an electric release from main panel to energise the coil.

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Once coil is energised, insert a suitable easily magnetised object (such as a light
screwdriver) through its centre hole. Proper operation is confirmed if a magnetic field is
produced which retains the metallic object inserted into the coil hole. The minimum
actuating time is 3 minutes during which a gradual heating of the coil may be observed.

Repeat the operation with each of the solenoid valves in the same release system.
To prevent accidents, prior to replacing each coil into its stem, (it is vital not to mix up

each coil position) using the same metallic object check for traces of magnetisation
through the coil hole which may activate the valve.
IMPORTANT:

It is advisable that the length of the cable for solenoid


valves should be such that it will not be possible to mix up
their position (the long cable for the solenoid valve which
is farthest away and the shorter cable for the one that is
nearest).

Slowly place the coil onto the centre stem. If there is any magnetism left, controlled

leakage will take place through the top of the main valve. If so, remove the coil quickly
to interrupt the leakage. Such leakage shows that solenoid valve is still being supplied.
Shut off that supply.

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If for whatever reason controlled leakage is produced through the top of the cylinder
main valve and it would be difficult to eliminate, to prevent the slow discharge of the
cylinder, proceed to carry out 2 or 3 rapid clamping with the energised coil (pulses not
to exceed 1 second) on its stem to stop the leakage. If the leakage is uncontrolled,
contact the Technical Service of LPG Tcnicas en Extincin de Incendios, S.A.

Once the coil is replaced onto its stem, replace the hexagonal nut and the valve head
cap.

NOTE: For whatever reason it is decided to SEPARATE THE MAIN VALVE BODY*
FROM A SOLENOID VALVE STEM it is imperative to disconnect the main valve
gauge first. This operation shuts off the pressure supply to the solenoid valve.
CAUTION: THE CYLINDER IS FILLED AT HIGH PRESSURE. See 5.2.1, 5.2.2 and
5.3.8. for further information.
In case of malfunction, LPG recommends not to dismantle the stem of the solenoid
valve but to submit the Master cylinder + solenoid + valve assembly to the LPG
technical service department for verification.
* Or the cap that is installed at the same position on the master cylinders.

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7 MAINTENANCE.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) fire extinguishing systems should be subject to a preventive
maintenance program ensuring the proper operation in case of fire. This program and the
maintenance operations should comply with regulations applicable in the country or region
where the system is installed. In this section applicable Spanish Law is taken as a basis for
the installation maintenance. As a manufacturer, LPG advises all system owners and end
users to demand, as a minimum, execution of the maintenance operations described in this
manual.
The safety manager as well as personnel in charge of maintenance operations should be
properly trained in system operation, the required safety conditions for maintenance and
the effects of carbon dioxide (CO2) on personnel and property. They should also know and
have access to system connection drawings, design project, maintenance and inspection
files, including the hand-over inspection.
During maintenance operations, which require execution of any of the tests described in
section 6, wear a protection mask and gloves.
In the event that an carbon dioxide (CO2) system is designed to consist of a release abort
system (Cut-off valve) prior to each maintenance operation set such a system in the
"ISOLATION" position. This valve position directs the pilot cylinder discharge towards an
escape external to the system, thus preventing the actuation of the cylinder bank. When the
maintenance operations are finished, do not forget to reset the release abort valve to its in
service position.
Regulatory requirements for maintenance of the carbon dioxide (CO2) installations.
Given that carbon dioxide (CO2) systems are fire fighting elements, at a domestic level
(Spain), they are covered in the Regulatory application frame for Installations and Fire
Fighting Apparatus (RD. 1942/1993). Annex III consists of extracts from the most
important Regulation points on system maintenance. In brief, this rule specifies the
following:
1st)

The last person responsible for the maintenance of the installation is the final user or
owner of such.

2nd)

In all cases, the maintainer as well as the user or owner, should keep written proof
of compliance of the preventive maintenance program, indicating, as a minimum, the
operations carried out, the results of verifications and tests and replacement of
defective parts carried out. Annotations should be up to date and should be at the
disposal of the appropriate official inspection services.

3rd)

Quarterly maintenance operations established under the Regulations may be carried


out directly by the installation user or owner without requiring the assistance of any
external official service provider.

LPG has carried out a maintenance program in compliance with all the Regulatory
specifications for Fire Fighting Installations and Apparatus, including other maintenance
operations recommended by LPG as a manufacturer. This program specifies the following
terms and operations:
Quarterly:
a)

Check the general condition of installation using the list in Annex III, Checklist for
maintenance inspection of gas systems.

b)

Check that the installation identification notices, the user and warning signs as well
as the cylinder adhesive labels are in their appropriate location.

c)

The safety apparel for system handling and maintenance are in perfect condition.

d)

Check the general condition of the check valves, joints. Check the absence of
obstructions that does not allow its right operation.

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Annually:
a)

Nozzles: in dusty atmospheres check that the discharge orifices are not obstructed.

b)

Releases: carry out an operating test for the solenoid valves. The test is described in
section 6.1.7. in this manual.

c)

Alarms: check the audible and visual function of the alarm devices, giving the
instructions from control panel. Check the pressure switch with locking device for
operation according to the test described in 6.1.5.

Every two years:


a)

In unusually dirty and dusty environments the pipe distribution system should be
blown out with dry nitrogen, in accordance with section 6.1.3.

Every ten years:


a)

Carry out re-stamping of the cylinders (slave cylinders and pilot cylinders), in
accordance with the Regulations established by the Ministry of Industry and Energy
for Pressure Apparatus, MIE AP-7 Complementary Technical Instruction.

b)

Carry out a hydraulic test for integrity of the flexible hose and the manifold. This test
consists of subjecting the components to a hydraulic test, pressurising up to 15
times the component working pressure.

Every fifteen years:


a)

LPG recommends to check the sealing elements by dismounting the valves.


According to the results of the inspection, it may be needed to replace some of the
damaged sealing elements.

Any repair or maintenance operation performed in addition to those mentioned above


should be done with the approval of routine inspection in Annex III.

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8 USE OF INSTALLATION.
8.1 GENERAL FUNCTION OF A FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM.
The following sketch shows a typical carbon dioxide (CO2) installation:

Pos Description

Pos

Description

Slave cylinder

Control Panel

LPG Valve

Stop Push Button

Master cylinder

Release Push Button

Manifold

10

Lighted sign

Nozzle

11

Pressure switch with locking device

Detector

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8.2 GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS.


Carbon dioxide (CO2) systems are designed for the following methods of actuation:
-

Automatic Operation: an electrical signal causes the release of master cylinder


(3) to initiate the discharge procedure.

Manual operation: the discharge is activated by operating the manual release


lever located on the pilot cylinder or the master cylinder (3).

The automatic release signal comes from the detectors (6). The detectors operate by
sending a signal to the control panel (7) when a fire is detected inside the room.
The control station then initiates a fire extinguishing protocol, which may be different for
each installation, but it always includes, as a minimum, actuation of the alarm signals
(sirens, visual devices, etc.) during a delay time, which generally lasts 30 seconds. This
delay time is the time personnel inside the room have to vacate immediately and in
order to leave the room where the visual/audible alarm signals operate.
At the same time, the control panel sends an instruction to open the master cylinder valve
(3). At this moment it is IMPOSSIBLE TO STOP THE DISCHARGE OF THE
EXTINGUISHING AGENT, which will be produced imminently.
It is advisable to introduce simulated evacuation of personnel occupying the area protected
by carbon dioxide (CO2) during the 30 seconds discharge delay.
The pipe where gas from all cylinders is collected, is called the discharge manifold (4). A
pressure switch is located on the manifold (11), which sends a signal to the control panel to
indicate that the agent discharge has begun.
Gas flows through the pipe system to the nozzles (5) and is expelled at high velocity
towards the fire.
System manual actuation is also possible by means of the Release Push Button (9). This
device should only be used WHEN THE ROOM HAS BEEN VACATED. Use of this device
involves the same operation described above for actuation of the automatic fire detection
systems. If the delay time is over and the discharge has not been produced, actuate the
cylinder bank manually. (See 8.4. Actuation in the event of failure of fire extinguishing
system automatic actuation).
Gas is discharged from the nozzles at high velocity. So suitable means of room evacuation
should be provided, as far as possible from the direct reach of the nozzle. The strength of
extinguishing agent discharged is not enough to raise heavy objects (computers, tables,
cupboards, machines), nor raise personnel but it can raise papers, light books and movable
objects located near the discharge nozzle.
Appropriate warning signs should be affixed not only in the enclosure protected by the
installation but also at the cylinder storage areas. Appropriate warning signs should provide
instructions in case of the fire alarm. The storage area should be provided with instructions
for manual system actuation including requirements to previously check that the area to be
protected has been VACATED. (See 8.4. Actuation in the event of failure of fire
extinguishing system automatic actuation).
Appropriate warning notices should be affixed inside protected room informing its occupants
about the type of protection and modes of actuation in case of fire. All these signs should be
clearly legible and resistant to environmental conditions. It is advisable to provide adhesive
labels in red or green background and white letters. Notices should incorporate at least the
following messages:

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Typical sign inside the protected enclosure:

Typical sign outside the protected enclosure:

Typical sign affixed near the protected areas.

Typical signs placed at every manual actuation device.

For better extinguishing action, all inlets of air which might re-ignite the fire should be
prevented. Once discharge is complete, wait a minimum of 30 minutes prior to activating
room ventilation, so as to prevent fire re-ignition. It is advisable to call the fire brigade at
the time of activation of room ventilation.

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8.3 MANUAL USE OF DEVICES.


Manual operations after an actuation
The following operations should always been performed manually after a discharge (see 8.7.
Actuation after a cylinder bank discharge).
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Re-assembly of the pressure switch with locking device.

Decompression of the release line.

Manual operations in case of failure of the automatic system:


In the event of failure of the automatic discharge system or malfunction of any of its
components, LPG has made provision by designing components and systems in such a way
as to allow for manual actuation (See 8.4. Actuation in the event of failure of fire
extinguishing system automatic actuation).
The following operations are included:
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Actuation of the manual lever release

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8.3.1 Re-assembly of pressure switch with locking device.


Unlatch the pressure switch by pulling the lever (1).

The pressure switch is located in the storage area, mounted on the discharge manifold pipe.

8.3.2 Actuation of manual lever release and manual pneumatic release.


The manual lever release is located on the installation master cylinder or pilot cylinder
valve, as well as on the self-contained cylinders.

To operate, pull hard to remove the safety pin (3). Operate the lever (1) by pulling hard
backwards and downwards. The nitrogen cylinders are filled at a pressure of 100 bar, so
there is a certain regression of the lever.

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8.3.3 Manual actuation of solenoid valves + manual release device.


In systems fitted with selector valves, each solenoid valve + manual release device
controls the opening of one of the selector valves.

To operate, pull hard the safety pin (1). Operate the lever (2) with force backwards and
downwards.

8.3.4 Delay-time abort device.

For systems fitted with delay time devices, the time delay bottle is fitted with an abort lever
(1).
Remove the safety pin (2) by pulling hard. Operate the lever (1) with force backwards and
downwards.

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8.3.5 Selector valve manual Opening/Closing.


Valve fitted with a connecting rod (1) connected to the valve piston and to the coil. A lever
is connected to the free end of the connecting rod. When the lever is activated upwards the
piston moves downwards and the selector valve opens. To close the selector valve, operate
the lever downwards until the piston is inserted into its housing to butt.
LPG supplies selector valves fitted with this type of lever.
The figure shows an example of opened selector valves.

To open and close manually an LPG selector valve


The valve is fitted with a connecting rod (1) connected to the
valve piston. A lever is connected to the free end of the
connecting rod. When the lever is activated upwards the piston
moves down and the selector valve opens. To close the selector
valve, operate lever the downward until the piston is inserted into
its housing to reach the end. LPG supplies selector valves
provided with a lever of this type. In order to avoid the drainage
effect inside of the pneumatic piston unscrew the venting screw
(2). After the test do not forget to tight the screw again.

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8.3.6 Release line decompression.


When a discharge takes place, the release line remains pressurised with nitrogen all along
its length, from the pilot cylinder to the last release head. carbon dioxide (CO2) systems
incorporate a decompression screw (generally located at the last release head), which
allows controlled release of the pressure retained. Operate the decompression screw in
accordance with the following procedure.

1. Remove head cap (7)


2. Using a flat screwdriver pull out the internal cap (5)
3. Replace the head cap (5) in the reverse position (hexagonal nut on the outside). Tighten
using a 6 mm Allen key. At that moment the escape of internal pressure will be heard.
4. Once all internal pressure has been vented replace the cap (5) as it was at the beginning
(grooved surface facing the exterior).
5. Replace the head cap onto its position (7). Verify that the "O" ring (6) is in its position.

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8.4 ACTUATION
IN
THE
EVENT
OF
FAILURE
EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM AUTOMATIC ACTIVATION.

OF

FIRE

When extinguishing discharge is not released within delay time specified by the Main Panel
(see Main Panel technical instructions) plus pneumatic delay (30 s) from fire alarm or if you
can see a fire or the alarm system has failed to operate, WAIT UNTIL AREA IS VACATED to
manually actuate extinguishment. The following operations should be carried out quickly
and in order:
1.

The person in charge of manual operation should wear a helmet and safety glasses
which he will find in the storage area, next to the cylinder bank and close to the
warning signs containing the operational instructions for manual discharge.

2.

Visually check the condition of the cylinder bank (flexible hoses, gauges on cylinders
show correct pressure in accordance with labels, selector valves are closed, no leakage
lock off valve in operation position).

3.

For cylinder banks fitted with selector valves, identify the selector valve + manual
release device as appropriate to the zone to be flooded. The solenoid valves + manual
release device should be clearly marked indicating the zone that they protect. Open
manually (see 8.3.5. Manual Opening/Closing of selector valves). It is very important
to activate only the valve appropriate to the zone to be flooded, as in the event of two
or more valves actuating, agent discharge would be directed to several zones.

5.

For cylinder banks fitted with pneumatic time delay devices, abort delay time by
pulling its lever (see 8.3.4. Time delay abort).

6.

Operate the pilot cylinder release (see 8.3.2. Manual Lever Release Operation). This
operation opens the pilot cylinder valve and slave cylinder valves.

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8.5 ACTUATION AFTER CYLINDER BANK DISCHARGE.


At the hazard:
1.

Prior to opening the door or to operating hazard ventilation where discharge has taken
place, wait for the arrival of the fire brigade.

2.

Once the hazard is controlled clean the area .

3.

Check visually condition of the carbon dioxide (CO2) installation within the hazard
(general pipe condition, nozzle condition). It is recommended to follow the appropriate
sections on "Check list for routine inspections for carbon dioxide (CO2) fire
extinguishing installations" (contained in Appendix III ).

Cylinder bank location:


4.

Verify that all carbon dioxide (CO2) installation cylinders have been discharged ( check
that all pressure gauges indicate 0 bar. All weighing system control modules, if any,
showing red LED illuminated). Otherwise, remove the cylinder head caps manually.
Notify the LPG technical department. If it is not possible to remove head caps
manually DO NOT FORCE THEM. Call LPG technical personnel.

5.

Unlatch the pressure switch (see 8.3.1. Re-assembly pressure switch with locking
device).

6.

Cut the electricity supply to the pilot cylinder solenoid valve.

7.

Decompress the release line by means of the decompression screw. (see 8.3.6.
Release line decompression). In the event of cylinder banks with selector valves, for
depressurisation operation of the solenoid valves + manual release which control the
opening of the selector valves, the latter should be open.

8.

In the pilot or master cylinder slowly dismantle the manual actuator that will close the
valve. Some little pressure could be vent during this operation.

9.
Close the solenoid valves + manual release which control the selector valves, thus
cutting its electrical supply.

10.

Depressurise the pneumatic delay device just loosing the screw 3.

11.

Close the selector valves (see 8.3.5. Manual Opening/Closing of selector valves) in
case they do not close after release line decompression.

12.

Visually check the condition of the carbon dioxide (CO2) installation within the hazard
(component general condition). It is recommended to follow the corresponding
sections on "Check list for routine inspections for carbon dioxide (CO2) installations ".

13.

Disassemble cylinders and odorizer from their brackets and send them to LPG to be
recharged as well as all damaged components for repair or replacement.

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After replacing cylinders and their components, check all system release systems and
reassemble (e.g. replace manual release seals, replace release burst disks, etc.).

15. Installation hand-over and commissioning of fire extinguishing system should be


carried out again.
16.

Charge the odorizer.

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This document includes the following Annexes to Installation, Maintenance and User
Manual for carbon dioxide (CO2) Extinguishing Systems Ref. MU/CO/04/IN REV.00

ANNEX I

Drawings for CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2) standard


systems

ANNEX II

Technical data for CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2) system


components

ANNEX III

Clauses from Standards and Check List for Handover


and Routine Inspection for Fire Extinguishing Systems.

ANNEX IV

Technical instructions for CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2)


system components.

ANNEX V

CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2) gas safety technical data.

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9 ANNEX I. STANDARD
DRAWINGS
DIOXIDE (CO2) SYSTEMS
DRAWING NUMBER

FOR

CARBON

DESCRIPTION

50040676

STANDARD BATTERY 402, 67 l. CO2 CYLINDER 2 R WITHOUT


WEIGHING DEVICE 1 BAND

50090673

STANDARD BATTERY 402, 67 l. CO2 CYLINDER 1 R WITHOUT


WEIGHING DEVICE AND PILOT CYLINDER

15042053

BATTERY FOR CYLINDERS 67 l SIMPLE ROW WITHOUT WEIGHING


DEVICE WITH 2 SELECTOR VALVE

5104067N

STANDARD BATTERY FOR 67/40 l CO2 1 R WITH WEIGHING DEVICE


FOR LOAD CELL.

5105067N

BATTERY 5 CYLINDERS FOR 67 l CO2 1 R WITH WEIGHING DEVICE


MECHANIC.

76702400

LPG 128 CO2 MODULAR CYLINDER

306046SS

STANDARD BRACKET WITH STRAPS FOR 8 OR LESS


CYLINDERS. 1 ROW

306096SS

STANDARD BRACKET WITH STRAPS FOR 9 OR MORE 67, 40 l.


CYLINDERS. 1 ROW

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10 ANNEX II. REPORT ON TECHNICAL DATA FOR CARBON


DIOXIDE (CO2) SYSTEM COMPONENTS.
DESCRIPTION

N TECHNICAL DATA

LPG 110-00 VALVE

FT 006

LPG 110-10 VALVE

FT 007

5, 134, 268, 402, 67, l. NON-WELDED CYLINDER

FT 013

CO2 NOZZLES

FT 015

HIGH PRESSURE SOLENOID VALVE

FT 017

NON RETURN VALVE DIAMETER

FT 022

LPG 110 PNEUMATIC OPERATED CONTROL HEAD

FT 023

TIME DELAY-DEVICE

FT 024

HIGH PRESSURE SELECTOR VALVE (3/4 2 )

FT 032

TEFLON (PTFE) HOSE

FT 040

T/W PRESSURE GAUGE

FT 046

PRESSURE SWITCH W/LOCKING DEVICE

FT 047

MANUAL LEVER RELEASE

FT 051

3 l PILOT CYLINDER

FT 052

DIVERTER DEVICE

FT 066

DECOMPRESSION SCREW R

FT 070

DEPRESSURIZATION VALVE R

FT 075

SOLENOID VALVE + MANUAL RELEASE

FT 083

HIGH PRESSURE SELECTOR VALVE (3 4)

FT 092

MANIFOLD SAFETY DISK

FT 104

MODULAR 67 l CYLINDER BRACKET

FT 107

MODULAR 402 l CYLINDER BRACKET

FT 108

LPG-128-90 VALVE for 3 l. PILOT CYLINDER

FT 132

R2F HOSE

FT 139

LPG 128-20 VALVE

FT 140

PRESSURE SWITCH

FT 145

CUT OFF VALVE

FT 165

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2

CARACTERSTICAS TCNICAS
P. MAX.

P. PRUEBA

PRUEBA

TEMPERATURA

MEMBRANA

TRABAJO

FUNCIONAL

HIDRAULICA

TRABAJO

SEGURIDAD

166 bar.

60 bar.

250 bar.

-20C

60C

190 10 bar.

PESO

0.950 kg.

GASES Y CAUDALES MAX.

0.75

SIST. DISPARO OPCIONALES:

ACCESORIOS

MATERIALES DE CONSTRUCCIN
CUERPO
Latn

EJE

Acero INOX AISI-303

PORTAJUNTAS

JUNTA CIERRE

Acero INOX AISI-303

Tefln+FV

JUNTA TRICA

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FECHA

PRESENTACIN
2

CARACTERSTICAS TCNICAS
P. MAX.

P. PRUEBA

PRUEBA

TEMPERATURA

MEMBRANA

TRABAJO

FUNCIONAL

HIDRAULICA

TRABAJO

SEGURIDAD

60 bar.

250 bar.

166 bar.

-20C

60C

190 10 bar.

PESO

0.950 kg.

GASES Y CAUDALES MAX.

0.75

SIST. DISPARO OPCIONALES:

ACCESORIOS

MATERIALES DE CONSTRUCCIN
CUERPO
Latn

EJE

Acero INOX AISI-303

PORTAJUNTAS

JUNTA CIERRE

Acero INOX AISI-303

Tefln+FV

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013

REV. 09

FECHA

03/05

APROBADO

Botellas de acero (Cr-Mo) sin soldadura, para contener gases comprimidos, lquidos o disueltos a presin.

PRESENTACIN

CAPACIDAD

5 l.

ROSCAS

1" NPT-NGT

13.4 l.

M30 x 1.5 DIN13

26.8 l.

W 28.8-14 DIN477

40.2 l.
R. 1" ISO 228
67.0 l.
1" NPT-NGT
67.5 l.

75 l.

2" 12UN 2A 60

W 28.8-14 DIN477

80 l.

1" NPT - NGT

MATERIAL:
COMPOSICIN
QUMICA

Cr-Mo -W 222-BW
TRATAMIENTO
TRMICO

PROPIEDADES
FSICAS

C = 0.45%

Max.

Mn= 1.10%

Max.

Si = 0.10%

Min.

Cr = 0.70% Min.

Lmite elstico > 77 kg./mm.2


Carga de rotura> 88 kg./mm.2
Alargamiento > 12% (Lo=5.65 So)

Templado en aceite y revenido

Resilencia (Charpy V; t=0 C)

Min.

Media > 6 kg./cm.2

P = 0.050% Max.

Mnimo > 4 kg./cm.2

Mo= 0.12%

Acero

S = 0.050% Max.

CARACTERISTICAS TCNICAS
CAPACIDAD

EXT. 1%

ESPESOR MIN.

LONGITUD 10 mm

PESO

PRUEBA
HIDRAULICA

HOMOLOGACIONES. REGISTRO TIPO

DENSIDAD MAX.
LLENADO kg./l.

R.A.P. ITC-MIE-AP/7

5 l.

140 mm.

3.03 mm.

460 mm.

12 kg.

13.4 l.

140 mm.

3.62 mm.

1060 mm.

20 kg.

26.8 l.

229 mm.

4.8 mm.

940 mm.

43 kg.

40.2 l.

229 mm.

4.8 mm.

1240 mm.

47 kg.

67.0 l.

267 mm.

5.6 mm.

1485 mm.

74 kg.
68 kg.
82 kg.

67.5 l.

267 mm.

4.9 mm.

1450 mm.

75 l.

267 mm.

5.6 mm.

1665 mm.

80 l.

267 mm.

5.6 mm.

1803 mm.

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107 kg.

HFC-125
0.93 kg./l.
HFC-227
1.15 kg./l.

250 bar.

SIII:
0.90 kg./l.
R77/01

CO2 :
0.75 kg./l.
FE-13:
0.85 kg./l.
ARGON:

300 bar.

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FECHA

Difusor para CO . Permite influir sobre su caudal (tiempo de descarga) calibrando su orificio interno.

Mnimo de calibrado: 1 mm

POSICIN

DENOMINACIN

Presin de Trabajo: 140 bar

MATERIAL

2
*3

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FECHA

PRESENTACIN

10

Muelles de recuperacin

POSICIN

MATERIAL

DENOMINACIN

POSICIN

Acero INOX AISI-303

Acero INOX AISI-303

Acero INOX AISI-430 F

Acero INOX AISI-303

MATERIAL

Latn

DENOMINACIN

Nitrilo / EPDM (UL)

Nitrilo / EPDM (UL)

Tefln

10

CARACTERSTICAS TCNICAS
FUNCIMIENTO

ORIFICIO

Normalmente cerrado

0.8 mm.

FUNCIMIENTO

P. MIN.

P. MAX.
FUNCIMIENTO

0 bar.

170 bar.

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FECHA

descargado en el colector pueda entrar de nuevo en los cilindros.

CONEXIN A COLECTOR

POSICIN DE TRABAJO

CONEXIN A CILINDRO

PESO
CUERPO: LATN

0,473 kg.

BOLA DE CIERRE:

0,002 kg.

NOTA: ROSCAS SEGN ISO 228


NOTA: ROSCAS SEGN ISO 228

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FECHA

Botellin piloto de alta presin (PPH 250bar) para el disparo de cilindros auxiliares en sistemas de extincin en bateria.
Permite la activacin manual, neumtica o elctrica segn necesidades.

POSICIN

DENOMINACIN

ROSCAS

CARACTERISTICAS TCNICAS

VLVULA LPG 128-90B

LPCB

VLVULA LPG 128-90

UL

W28.8
DIN 477

PPH: 250 bar.

VLVULA LPG 128-40

VDS

DISPARO MANUAL DE PALANCA

ROSCA CONEXIN VAL.VULA:

TOMA NEUMTICA:

G. 1/8"

ROSCA CONEXIN VAL.:

VLVULA SOLENOIDE

CAPACIDAD

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3 l.

M. 30x1.5

M. 30x1.5

24V. - 0.41A.

PRESIN TRABAJO

150 bar.

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APROBADO

FECHA

Dispositivo utilizado en sistemas centralizados de CO 2 o Gases Inertes para reas normalmente ocupadas con sistema neumatico
de retardo. Permite la activacion de una sirena neumatica de alarma durante el tiempo de retardo sin descarga del agente extintor
dentro de la sala, concluido el tiempo de retardo corta el suministro neumatico en la sirena y lo desvia hacia los difusores.

MATERIALES DE CONSTRUCCIN

DESCARGAS

CUERPO

Latn

PISTN

MUELLE RECUPERADOR

JUNTAS TRICAS

Acero INOX AISI-303

Acero INOX AISI-302

NBR(Nitrilo)

SIRENA
DERIVADOR

DIFUSOR

ESQUEMA CONEXION TIPICA

RETARDADOR
CILINDRO PILOTO

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PRESENTACIN

CARACTERSTICAS TCNICAS
PRESIN DE TRABAJO:

140 bar.

PRESIN DE PRUEBA:

420 bar.

MATERIALES
TORNILLO LARGO

LATN EN12164:98tab2

TORNILLO CORTO

LATN EN12164:98tab2

JUNTA TORICA

NITRILO

OBUS M.10x1

VARIOS

ACCIONADOR

LATN EN12164:98tab2

JUNTA TORICA

NITRILO

TAPON DE CIERRE

LATN EN12164:98tab2

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APROBADO

PRESENTACIN

CARACTERSTICAS TCNICAS
PRESIN MAX. DE TRABAJO:
PRESIN MIN. CIERRE:

DENOMINACION
CUERPO SUPERIOR

240 bar.
20 bar.

MATERIAL
LATN EN12164:98tab2

JUNTA TORICA

NITRILO

MUELLE RECUPERACION

Ac. INOX. AISI 302

JUNTA TORICA

NITRILO

PISTON

LATN EN12164:98tab2

CUERPO INFERIOR

LATN EN12164:98tab2

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PRESENTACIN

CDIGO

POSICIN

DENOMINACIN

MATERIAL

VLVULA SOLENOIDE

VARIOS

DISPARO MANUAL

LATN

CARACTERSTICAS TCNICAS
P. MIN.

FUNCIMIENTO

ORIFICIO
SOLENOIDE

FUNCIMIENTO

P. MAX.
FUNCIMIENTO

Normalmente cerrado

0.8 mm.

0 bar.

170 bar.

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Dispositivo diseado para evacuar sobre presiones peligrosas en el tubo colector. Normalmente es utilizada en colectores
con vlvulas direccionales.

CO2

SIII, FM-200,
HALOTRON
HALON, FE-36

FE-13

957 bar

200-220 bar

19010 bar
10 mm.
blanco / white

azul / blue

rojo / red

555 bar

17010 bar

marron / brown

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200 bar
27010 bar
naranja / orange
300 bar
400-420 bar
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Soporte de sujeccin a pared para cilindro autnomo de dimetro 267mm.

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Soporte de sujeccin a pared para cilindro autnomo de dimetro 229mm.

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ALFREDO

REVISADO

NMERO F.TCNICA

FECHA

APROBADO

PRESENTACIN
2

CARACTERSTICAS TCNICAS
P. PRUEBA

PRUEBA

TEMPERATURA

MEMBRANA

TRABAJO

P. MIN.
FUNCIMIENTO

FUNCIONAL

HIDRAULICA

TRABAJO

SEGURIDAD

166 bar.

6 bar.

60 bar.

250 bar.

P. MAX.

-20C

60C

190 10 bar.

AREA LIBRE DE PASO

PESO

1.6 kg.

50.26 mm 2

SIST. DISPARO OPCIONALES:

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MATERIALES DE CONSTRUCCIN
PISTN

CUERPO
Latn

Latn

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EJE

PORTAJUNTAS

JUNTA CIERRE

Acero INOX AISI-303

Acero INOX AISI-303

Tefln / Tefln + F.V

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CONEXION BICONO A TUBO 6mm


6mm PIPE OLIVE CONNECTION

13

14
22

21

ORIFICIO BLOQUEO
PAD LOCK ORIFICE

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REGULATION EXTRACT AND CHECKING
LIST FOR RECEPTION AND ROUTINE INSPECTION FOR
FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS.
1. Fire Protection material means shall be subject to minimum maintenance program
established in tables I and II.
2. Maintenance operations indicated in table I shall be performed by personnel assigned by
an approved installer or maintainer, or by personnel assigned by installation user or
property owner.
3. Maintenance operations indicated in table II shall be performed by personnel assigned
by manufacturer, installer or maintainer approved for the type of devices, equipment or
systems in question or by personnel assigned by the user if he has obtained the
condition of maintainer because he has proper technical means available, according to
decision of the authority having jurisdiction in Industrial matters in the Autonomous
Community.
4. In all cases, installation maintainer, user or property owner shall keep written proof of
compliance of preventive maintenance program, indicating, as a minimum, operations
performed, results of inspections and tests and replacements of damaged elements.
Annotations shall be kept up to date and shall be at the disposal of inspection services of
pertaining Autonomous Community.
TABLE I
MAINTENANCE PROGRAM FOR FIRE FIGHTING MATERIAL MEANS
Operations to be performed by personnel assigned by property owner of equipment or
system installation.

Equipment or
system

Fire extinguishing fixed


systems:

Every three months

Check that extinguishing agent nozzles or sprinklers are in


good conditions and free of obstructions for their proper
operation.
Check if system components are in good conditions;
especially test valve for system sprinklers or manual control
for powder systems or gaseous extinguishing agents.

Water sprinklers.
Mist water.
Powder.
Foam.
Gaseous extinguishing
agents.

Check condition of charge for powder, carbon dioxide or


halogenated hydrocarbon system installations and gas
bottles, if any.
Check pilot, signal circuits, etc, for systems fitted with control
indicators.
General cleaning of all components.

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TABLE II
MAINTENANCE PROGRAM FOR FIRE FIGHTING MATERIAL MEANS
Operations to be performed by personnel assigned by system or equipment manufacturer or
installer.

Equipment or system

EVERY YEAR

Integral inspection, in accordance with manufacturer or


installer instructions, including in every case:
Fire extinguishing fixed
systems

Water sprinklers.
Mist water.
Powder.
Foam.
Gaseous extinguishing
agents.

Checking of system components, especially release and


alarm devices.
Checking of extinguishing agent charge and charge
gauge/meter (pressure or weight alternative measurement)
Checking condition of extinguishing agent
Test of installation under reception conditions.

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12 ANNEX IV TECHNICAL INSTRUCTIONS


FOR CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2) SYSTEMS.

COMPONENTS

- Description:
TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION FOR CHARGING CYLINDERS WITH THE LPG VALVES (REF.
ITLC)

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FILE.

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