M-SDAF Exd is a thermostatic device composed of aluminium alloy box, terminal boards, fixing bracket and Fenwal Detect A Fire (DAF) heat sensor.
Detectors are the “heart” of many fire protection systems. These highly reliable devices have been a standard for over 65 years. Thousands of these detectors are in use controlling the release of extinguish ants such as clean agents, CO2, water, or dry chemicals. In some systems the device is used as an ALARM device, to sense overheat or fire and alert personnel. DETECT-A-FIRE detectors have met with wide acceptance because they are designed with RATE COMPENSATION. This provides a unique advantage over both fixed temperature and rate-of-rise types of detectors because only the DETECT-A-FIRE detector accurately senses the surrounding air temperature regardless of the fire growth rate. At precisely the pre-determined danger point, the system is activated. Fixed temperature detectors must be completely heated to alarm temperature and therefore a disastrous lag in time may occur with a fast rate fire. Rate-of-rise devices, on the other hand, are triggered by the rate of increase in ambient temperature and are subject to false alarms caused by harmless, transient thermal gradients such as the rush of warm air from process ovens.
Vertical DETECT-A-FIRE detectors are designed for use in both “ordinary” or “hazardous” locations. For “ordinary” use, they may be mounted to any approved junction box with 7/8” diameter opening by using 1/2-14 NPT mounting nuts. The device may be wired in or out of conduit, depending on local preferences and codes. To facilitate supervision of system wiring, four lead wires are provided on normally open vertical units (that close on temperature rise). Per UL requirements, when mounted in a suitable fitting, instruments are Underwriters Laboratory and Underwriters Laboratory of Canada listed and Factory Mutual approved for hazardous locations.