Thanks to the modular design of the LOX®, we can provide our customers with systems that are built specifically for the needs of their project, no matter how large it may be.
The oxygen level is lowered (made inert) to the point where combustion of vapors and/or materials becomes impossible because of the shortage of oxygen. This prevents fire or explosion from ever occurring.
In cases where the protected area needs to be constantly ventilated, as well, due to heat and or air humidity levels, our LOX® system can be adapted to work together with the ventilation system and condition the air before it is blown into the protected space. The LOX® system can be specifically manufactured to provide Nitrogen capacities of anywhere between 100m³ to 3000m³ per hour, depending on the requirements of each project.
Some of the most common applications for the LOX® Fire Prevention System are:
The LOX® – fire prevention system lowers the oxygen level in the protected areas from the normal sea-level percentage of 20.9%, to a value between 15% and 17%, at which point combustion becomes impossible.
The reduction of oxygen level is accomplished through a controlled introduction of additional nitrogen into the protected areas, creating a hypoxic atmosphere.
The protected areas still remain accessible to your workforce, because the oxygen level is only brought down to 15% – 17%, which corresponds to natural oxygen level at an altitude of 1.750-2.500 m. Unlike traditional fire suppression systems that usually extinguish fire after it is detected, hypoxic air is able to prevent fire.
The oxygen level in the protected areas can be set for specific situations and can be continuously measured and adjusted with our LOX® controller.
All of the protected areas are equipped with a digital display at the entrances, which amongst other information indicate the actual oxygen level.
To further enhance the safety level of your personnel all protected areas are fitted with a strobe light and an alarm horn to warn those present of any anomaly.
Our systems also benefit from our own control and monitoring software with automated e-mail notification system. This allows the users to monitor and control the system remotely using a remote desktop connection.
Any events are also registered by the control unit and automatically forwarded to our service department or to your technical support service depending on the preferred service and maintenance agreement.
The LOX® controller can be fitted with a UPS Battery Backup & Surge Protector, to guarantee full monitoring capabilities even in case of power outages.
The LOX® controller is easily integrable into other systems such as: a complete fire alarm system and/or a building/warehouse management system.
High Performance PSA (HP-PSA)
Using the PSA (pressure swing adsorption) technology, FX and PRESSCON have developed a completely new system (HP – High Performance) that eliminates the drawbacks experienced by traditional PSA systems.
The HP technology distinguishes itself by an optimized airflow in the system and an unique press-on system for the active coal. These improvements result in a system that is environmental friendly with a significantly longer service life and a lower energy consumption.
Our proprietary compression canisters need less than 2m³ of compressed air in order to generate 1m³ of 95% purity Nitrogen. Other systems on the market can not reach this level of efficiency, often needing up to 3m³ of compressed air in order to generate 1m³ of Nitrogen. Besides lower energy usage this also means that by using a LOX® system, a lower capacity air compressor will be needed in order to ensure the desired air volumes.
In comparison to the traditional PSA technology, the HP-PSA offers energy savings up to 30%, and when compared to the membrane based technology, energy savings can reach 50%.
Other advantages of the HP-PSA technology are:
- Optimal air flow and enclosed carbon bed for a low chance of carbon dust formation;
- Long lifespan of the carbon, therefore lower depreciation;
- Provided with an integrated dryer, so no refrigerated dryer is required;
- Low compressed air factor, meaning reduced electricity consumption and a lower capacity compressor;
- Any desired nitrogen purity can be reached, up to 99.99% – while 99% is the standard;
- Modular structure for cost-effective and easy maintenance;
Customers can also choose to have a partially or fully redundant system in order to further prevent any possible disruptions that could be caused by system malfunction. This is done depending on the magnitude of the project, and its specific requirements.
For example, for a large project the system can be configured with two main units which ensure the desired capacity, while installing a third back-up unit offers a 50% redundancy level.
For full redundancy it is possible to install a second identical LOX® system as a backup.
In situations where lower night electricity tariff would make this sustainable, the redundant unit can also be configured to function during the night to further lower the oxygen level. This way the system can then run at a lower capacity throughout the day.
Innovation, quality and flexibility
All our products are developed and assembled in our own factory in Honselersdijk and have evolved around the core values of our company: innovation, quality and flexibility.
Having production under our own management, we are highly flexible organization. This enables us to build to your specifications to deliver a custom installation which reflects your requirements, rather than just a standard product.
Maximum Security and considerably lower operating costs:
FX Prevent offers you competitively priced systems, with a considerable long-term operation and cost-efficient maintenance.