Johnson Controls launches ANSUL N-101 suppression system

Johnson Controls has unveiled the ANSUL N-101 Clean Agent Vehicle Suppression System, ideal for use in mining, forestry, heavy construction and other industries.

The system is specially designed to protect energized electrical equipment inside unoccupied electrical cabinets onboard heavy industrial vehicles. Using a naturally occurring zero-global warming potential (0 GWP) nitrogen agent, the ANSUL N-101 system provides a sustainable and electrically non-conductive fire suppression solution for Class C and E vehicle hazards.

The compliant ANSUL N-101 suppression solution leaves no residue or by-products; this means it will not cause damage to the protected electrical assets nor require clean-up because of discharge, making it a better option for people, equipment and the planet.

With an operational range of -65 F to 210 F (-54 C to 99 C), a simplified single-tank, single-nozzle design and heavy-gauge steel bracket construction, the system is engineered to withstand the harsh conditions found in rugged industrial environments.

The system’s nitrogen cartridge is equipped with an electric-pneumatic actuator and is available in two sizes, 23 cubic feet (0.65 cubic meters) and 55 ft.3 (1.56 m3), to support a wide range of vehicle applications.

Johnson Controls has further enhanced the performance of the ANSUL N 101 Clean Agent System by using a hydraulic hose distribution line and 360-degree nozzle. This equipment enables the system to flood the electrical enclosure quickly and efficiently, and reduce the oxygen content within that space, even when unclosable openings are present.

Johnson Controls has developed the ANSUL N-101 Clean Agent Vehicle Fire Suppression System for use with the ANSUL CHECKFIRE detection and actuation systems. It can be installed as a standalone system in combination with automatic detection/releasing, or as part of a complete machine protection solution.

“Heavy work vehicles operate for long periods in harsh, rugged environments and require reliable onboard fire protection to help safeguard the most vital, fire-prone electrical equipment,” explained Kristin Ryczek, global product manager – Vehicle Fire Suppression Systems, Johnson Controls.

“With ANSUL’s long history of using inert gasses like nitrogen for successful building protection applications, it makes sense for us to apply those same proven concepts to a system designed specifically for the rugged mobile equipment industry.”

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