Nov 15, 2016
The Case for Purchasing a UL Listed Inert Gas Fire System
Many fire protection system installers assemble components, sourced from numerous suppliers, to build a complete inert gas fire suppression system. Then, they will either invest a lot of resources and money into getting it UL listed or they’ll forego certification altogether.
The Case for Purchasing a UL Listed Inert Gas Fire System

From our perspective, neither situation makes sense. This is why:

Current Situation 1: Investing in Getting Your Own UL Listing
Engineering and installation companies are experts at system design and installation. This is how they add value and make a profit. The process of getting your own UL listing, on the other hand, is not essential to your core business and, in reality, can be a major burden. It takes years, costs hundreds of thousands of dollars and involves a significant number of full-time personnel.

Current Situation 2: Using Systems that Are Not UL Certified
The value of UL approval can’t be underestimated and is a requirement for participation in many project tenders. It is often a pre-requisite for obtaining fire insurance. Based on limits set during testing within the parameters of the U.S. National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA 2001 Standards), it provides end users with the confidence that their fire detection and protection system will perform as designed when needed.

For decades, Rotarex Firetec has been designing and manufacturing premium quality certified components for fire suppression systems, and our fire cylinder valves are the #1 choice worldwide. Recently, we have taken the additional step to provide customers with a set of compatible components that, when assembled according to tested limits, UL 2127 standards and specifications outlined in NFPA 2001, would form a complete UL listed inert gas fire extinguishing system.

Here is what it took for us to get UL listing:

  • 500,000 Euro investment
  • 500 tests
  • 2.5 to 3 years of total time
  • 12-15 people on the project full-time
  • Discharge of over 1,500 cylinders

Every component – fire cylinder valves, pressure regulators, actuators, nozzles and more – was tested. Many were tested multiple times.

Our investment in UL listing means our customers no longer have to bear the burden. They can stay focused on what they do best – system design, engineering and installation. Plus, as new components are developed, we work with UL to update the approval. This way, we ensure that the specified systems components remain fully approved over time.

If you chose to purchase Rotarex Firetec IG fire extinguishing system components, UL listing proves that they are “best-of-breed.” And if you assemble them into a system as specified in NFPA 2001, you’ll have immediate, turnkey UL listing without expense or effort and can widen your sales opportunities.

Paul Delecourt
Paul Delecourt
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