The project in brief

Dayco is a leader in the research, design, manufacturing and distribution of a broad range of belts, tensioners and pulleys for the automotive, trucking, construction, agricultural and industrial markets.

Having a machinery space in one of their Italian plant facilities of almost 3500m³ (9m high) which needed fire protection, not many approved solutions where available. The  FM Approved up to 4610m³ (12m high) VID Fire-Kill Model K6 was however a perfect match for the project.

Why was a VID Fire-Kill solution chosen?

– The Model K6 FM approval specifics in regards to height and volume, being by far the largest approved by FM, matched the dimensions of the project,

– Saved a lot of water compared to more waterspray / sprinkler solutions (more than 80%),

– No damage of the electrical and mechanical equipment in case of activations.

Some specifics

56 nozzles were designed to protect the 437m² (7-9m high) large machinery area.

In case of fire, water would be transferred to all nozzles flooding the machinery area with watermist with a flux density of around 0.25 lpm/m³ or floor density of around 1.99 lpm/m².

Products used for this case

FM Approved Low Pressure Watermist, Open Nozzles for Total Flooding Protection in Machinery Spaces

FIREKILL™ K6

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Electrical & Manual Operated Control / Deluge Valves Made Purely in Stainless Steel 316L

Model C-EL

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