Victaulic Vortex™ 1000 Fire Suppression System

FeaturesApplicationsOperation/DescriptionsPerformance Analysis
  • FM Approved under the FM5580 standard for Fixed Extinguishing Systems
  • Hybrid (Water and Inert Gas) for the protection of combustion turbines
  • Machinery spaces 
  • Special hazard machinery spaces in enclosures with volumes not exceeding 127,525 ft 3 | 3600 m 3 and a maximum height of 24.6 ft | 7.5 m
  • Touchscreen interface provides a simplified view into the operational aspects of the system

The Victaulic Vortex 1000 Fire Suppression System can effectively be applied in total flooding fire suppression applications in the following areas: 

  • Industrial machine spaces such as power generation plants, turbine enclosures, automotive manufacturing, steel foundry 
  • Flammable liquids storage

The system is fully compatible with automatic hazard detection systems and is adaptable for remote manual activation if required. A system installation and maintenance manual is available containing information on system components and procedures concerning design, operation, inspection, maintenance and recharge. The Victaulic Vortex 1000 system is particularly useful for suppressing fires in hazards where an electrically non-conductive medium is essential or desirable, where clean-up of other agents present a problem, room integrity is not possible, or where the hazard is normally occupied and requires a nontoxic agent. The basic system consists of stored nitrogen and either municipal or captive water supply, water piping along with single or multiple zone control boxes and system emitters in the hazard area. The suspension of water and nitrogen is distributed and discharged into the hazard area through a twin piping network and emitters. System emitters can be installed in pendent configuration and are positioned via straightforward cubic-foot/meter coverage volume requirements.

Water Characteristic Comparison 
  Flow, GPM / LPM Per Emitter, Nozzle or Sprinkle Drop Size, μm Operating Pressure, PSIG Velocity
Victaulic Vortex Fire Suppression System 0.26 / 0.98 <10 25 / 172.4 High
Intermediate Pressure Water Mist 37 / 140 400 – 1000 350 / 2413.2 High
High Pressure Water Mist ~ 8* / 30.2 50 – 100 1500 – 2500 / 10342.1 – 17236.9 Low
Sprinkler Systems >25 / 94.6 >1000 >20 min / 137.9 Moderate
Inert Gases N/A N/A 2500 / 17236.9 N/A
Halogenated Agents N/A N/A 360 / 2482.1 N/A



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