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- CORE Product Release Flyer (PDF) »
- Duct Sensor Installation Diagram (PDF) »
- Duct Sensor Installation Diagram (ACAD) »
- Installation Summary (PDF) »
- Installation Summary Drawings (ACAD) »
- Written Specification (PDF) »
- CORE Protection Manual (PDF) »
- CORE Protection Manual - French (PDF) »
- Remote Pull Station Information (PDF) »
- Thermal Sensor Installation Instructions (PDF) »
Total Flood Protection Nozzles
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The CORE Protection Fire System is ETL Listed under Report number 3132231SAT-004 to UL Standard 300 and ULC/ORD-C1254.6-1995; meets requirements of NFPA 96 (Standard for the Installation of Equipment for the Removal of Smoke and Grease-Laden Vapors from Commercial Cooking Equipment); NFPA 17A (Standard on Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems).
CORE Protection Fire System is a Patented Product, Patent No. 7963282 and 8378834
CORE Protection provides superior fire protection for commercial kitchens and is ideal for use in restaurants, nursing homes, hospitals, schools, hotels and other similar facilities.
Robust and reliable protection is provided by two main components: Total Flood Protection for appliances and Duct & Plenum coverage. Total Flood offers simplified piping and nozzle placement to cover all appliances in the hazard zone under the hood. The nozzle placement and spray pattern overlaps the hazard zone and allows for increased flexibility for appliance type and location under the hood. Duct and Plenum coverage is provided via a spray bar that extends the full length of the hood immediately behind the filters in the hood. The spray bar also provides automatic washdown of the duct and plenum to minimize grease build-up in the hood plenum and duct.
The system is capable of automatic detection and actuation via an electric thermal detector located in the hood and duct connection. When the temperature exceeds the rating of the sensors, the CORE Protection is engaged. The superior cooling effects of water are utilized for rapid flame knockdown and quick extinguishing of the fire. Remote manual activation is also available via a remote pull station.
- Electric Fire Detection – reliable activation every time
- Real-time Monitoring – electronic supervision and monitoring of system components
- Self Cleaning – daily wash-down of duct and plenum reduces fire hazard
- Microprocessor Based Control – instant notification of problems with the system
- Total Flood Coverage – allows for appliances to be interchanged or upgraded within the hazard area
- Simplified Nozzle Placement – installed a max of 36" apart and 30-55 inches above the cooking surface
- Continuous Water Spray – injected with surfactant to spray on hazard and plenum
- Unlimited Water Supply – for suppressing the fire and prevent re-flashing
Overview of all the important elements that make up the CORE Fire Protection System.
Duct and Plenum Spray Bar
The spray bar extends the full length of the hood immediately behind the filters in the hood. The bar is 3/4" brass fittings with nozzles that spray directly toward the back of the hood. Water enters the spray bar via a 3/4" quick-seal. All fittings and pipe will be brass. Nozzle(s) covering the riser(s) will be 1/4" NPT and is a wide angle, high flow nozzle. The extinguishing agent for the duct and plenum is water injected with surfactant. Upon fire system activation, water is sprayed along the length of the plenum and into the duct to suppress the duct and plenum fire. This system is listed for unlimited duct protection for up to a 100-inch perimeter duct.
Total Flood Protection Nozzles and Line
The Total Flood Protection line is a 3/4" main supply line with 3/8" drops. Fittings and pipe used for the total flood protection will be either black iron, stainless steel, or chrome plated. The discharge nozzles have been tested to ensure overlapping spray for the hazard zone. Each nozzle must have a metal blow-off cap to keep the nozzle tip orifice free of grease build-up.
Electric System with Battery Backup
The detection and pull station for CORE comprise an electric circuit that is connected to a battery backup system. In the event of a power outage, the power to all gas and electric appliances must be disrupted through the use of electric gas valves or shunt trip breakers. The battery powers the detection and pull station circuits, as well as monitoring those devices.
CORE Circuit Board
The CORE Fire System printed circuit board is a microprocessor-based control that provides all the necessary monitoring, timing and supervision functions required for the reliable operation of the CORE Protection Fire System. If a fault is detected anywhere in the CORE system the audible alarm will periodically sound and the "Fire System Activated" light will flash a fault code to indicate the specific fault detected.
CORE Protection Firestat
The Firestat is a device installed in the hood's duct connection that measures temperature. The standard temperature setting is 360°F; other temperatures are available. If a temperature higher than the set point is sensed, the Firestat contacts will close and energize the fire system.
The supervised loop is a class A fire loop, it is the means by which fire sensors and pull stations are connected to the CORE system. It incorporates both redundancy and fault detection.