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ANSUL INSTALLATION, CHECKFIRE SC-N

RECHARGE, ELECTRIC
INSPECTION, AND DETECTION AND
MAINTENANCE ACTUATION
MANUAL SYSTEM

006052
This manual is intended for use with the CHECKFIRE SC-N
Electric Detection and Actuation System.
Those who install, operate, inspect, or maintain this system
should read this entire manual. Specific sections will be of par-
ticular interest depending upon ones responsibilities.
As with all electro-mechanical equipment, the electric detection
and actuation system needs periodic care to provide maximum
assurance that it will operate effectively and safely. Inspection fre-
quency should be based on the requirements of the equipment on
which the system is installed and the environment in which the
equipment will operate. On equipment working 24 hours/day,
seven days/week, maintenance should be performed on the
detection and actuation system at 250, 500, and 1000-hour inter-
vals. On equipment that does not work continuously, maintenance
should be performed at least every six months.
The application and use of the CHECKFIRE SC-N system is lim-
ited to the application and uses described in this manual. For other
applications, contact your local Ansul distributor or the Ansul tech-
nical representative in your area.

ANSUL and CHECKFIRE are trademarks of Ansul Incorporated or its affiliates.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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SECTION PAGES SECTION PAGES

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS 1 IN CASE OF FIRE 26

TOTAL SYSTEM DESCRIPTION 2 RECHARGE 27

SYSTEM COMPONENTS 37 INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE 28 29


Control Module 3 Daily Inspections 28
Manual/Automatic Actuator 3 Maintenance 28 29
LT-10-R Cartridge 3
Mounting Brackets 4 TROUBLESHOOTING 30 33
Splicing Device 4 Diagnostics 30
Linear Detection Wire 4 History Buffer 30
Thermal Spot Detector 4 Troubleshooting Table 31 33
Pneumatic/Linear Detector 5
Triple IR (IR3) Flame Detector 56 PROGRAMMING 34 37
Squib 6 Programming 34
Squib Cable 6 PC Programming 35
Battery 6 Explaining the Menu 35 37
End of Line Resistor 6
RELEASE CIRCUIT TEST 38
Check Valve 7 MODULE INSTRUCTIONS
Remote High Level Alarm 7
Release Circuit Test Module 7 APPENDIX 39 41
Component Index 39 40
USER INTERFACE 8 10 Detection Wire Fluid Resistance Capability 41
Field Terminations 8
Front Panel Indicators 9
Power Connections 10
Front Panel Buttons 10
Battery Replacement 10
Enclosure 10
Cover Removal 10
Strain Relief Installation 10
Mounting 10

SYSTEM PLANNING 11 12
Hazard Identification 11
Pre-installation Guidelines 11 12

INSTALLATION 13 25
Installation Materials 13
Mounting Bracket Installation 13
Mounting to Existing CHECKFIRE SC Bracket 14
Manual/Automatic Actuator Installation 14
and Connection
Mounting Control Module 15
Remote High Level Alarm Installation 15
Shutdown Device Connection 16
Detection Wire Installation 16 18
Thermal Detector Installation 18 19
Optional Triple IR Flame Detector Installation 19 20
Pneumatic/Linear Detector Installation 21
Squib Lead Connector 21
External Power Connection 21
Optional Pressure Switch/Electric Pull Station 22
Function Test 22 23
Placing the System in Service 23 25
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
For the protection of personnel and equipment being installed, this
manual contains WARNING and CAUTION statements which are
listed in the steps which they apply. These warnings and cautions
are also listed here so that the manual user can become familiar
with them before performing any procedures.

! WARNING

In case of fire, evacuate area to lessen the risk of injury from


flames, heat, hazardous vapors, explosions, or other hazards
that may be created.

! WARNING

The squib is an explosive device. Do not attach connector until


squib is installed in actuator body. If the squib is actuated out-
side of the actuator body, possible personal injury could result.

! CAUTION

Manual pneumatic actuation will result in immediate system


discharge which may obscure vision. Make certain vehicle is
stopped safely before manually actuating the system. Manual
actuation will bypass all auxiliary shutdown and alarm
functions.

! CAUTION

The fire suppression system could be accidentally actuated


causing the release of agent if the squib or nitrogen cartridge
is installed before the appropriate installation step is reached.

! CAUTION

The control module could be damaged and the fire suppres-


sion system may not operate if the squib spring (shunt) is not
removed before installing the squib connector.

! CAUTION

The fire suppression system will discharge dry chemical if the


cartridge is installed when operating the strike button. Do not
install cartridge unless puncture pin is fully retracted with ring
pin inserted and visual inspection seal installed.

! CAUTION

Discharged lithium batteries may contain significant amounts


of unused energy and should be handled with care. Do not
compact for disposal. Before disposal, each battery must be
fully discharged and electrically isolated by enclosing in a plas-
tic bag and sealing the bag. Do not dispose of in fire. Check
applicable solid waste disposal regulations for proper disposal
of more than one battery.
TOTAL SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
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TOTAL SYSTEM DESCRIPTION The control module can be used as a self contained system, pow-
The complete CHECKFIRE SC-N system is composed of compo- ered by its own internal lithium battery. This allows the detection
nents which are combined to provide automatic fire detection and system to operate around-the-clock without use of external power.
actuation for equipment hazard areas. The electric detection and Optionally, external power can be connected to the control module
actuation system is designed for use only with Ansul fire suppres- with the internal power also connected, which results in a system
sion systems requiring pneumatic input as a means of actuation. with battery back-up. When connected to an external 12/24 VDC
In addition to the mechanical pneumatic means of operating the supply with the internal battery also connected, the external power
suppression system, the CHECKFIRE SC-N also provides an source becomes the primary supply, while the internal power
automatic and manual electric means to perform the same source is maintained in a stand-by mode of operation.
function. The control module may be installed where the ambient tempera-
The CHECKFIRE SC-N system is typically used with an Ansul ture is between 40 F to 140 F (40 C to 60 C).
A-101 Vehicle Fire Suppression system for 24-hour protection of The CHECKFIRE SC-N Detection and Actuation System is listed
equipment. The system is particularly suited for the protection of by FM Approvals.
equipment that is subjected to extreme environmental and physi-
cal conditions such as vehicles used in forestry, mining, agricul- Circuits
ture, construction, public transportation, public utilities, land fill, The first initiating circuit is the supervised detection circuit
and waste disposal. designed to be connected to linear (wire) and/or spot type thermal
Some of its features include linear (wire) and/or spot (thermal), detectors that provide a contact closure input to initiate a fire
flame detection, supervised circuitry, internally powered, detected condition. The second initiating circuit is designed to
adjustable shutdown and discharge time delays, auxiliary relays, accept a contact closure type of actuating device such as an elec-
and one-button operation. tric manual pull station or a pressure switch. The initiating circuits
are low impedance and designed to eliminate nuisance alarms
CHECKFIRE SC-N Electric Detection and Actuation System con- associated with contact bounce.
sists of the following components:
1. Control Module Two field programmable time delays provide timing of shutdown
2. Manual/Automatic Actuator and release functions associated with the operation of the detec-
3. Mounting Bracket tion and electric manual pull/ pressure switch initiation circuits.
4. Detection Wire 1) DETECTION INITIATING CIRCUIT
5. Thermal Detectors
6. Pneumatic/Linear Detection The detection circuit consists of two time delays:
7. Triple IR (IR3) Flame Detector The first time delay is field programmed to assign the time
8. Squib (not shown) between alarm (initiation of the detection circuit) and the oper-
9. LT-10-R Cartridge ation of the shutdown relay. The first time delay is field pro-
10. Check Valve (not shown) grammable for 5, 10, 20, or 30 seconds.
11. Remote High Level Alarm (not shown) The second time delay is field programmed to assign the time
12. Squib Circuit Test Module (not shown) between the completion of the first time delay (when the shut-
down relay operates) and the operation of the release circuit.
2 The second time delay is field programmable for 0, 10, 20, or
30 seconds.
2) ELECTRIC MANUAL PULL/PRESSURE SWITCH FEED-
1
BACK INITIATING CIRCUIT
The second initiating circuit is field programmable to be used
as either an electric manual pull or pressure switch feedback
3
circuit. If selected as an electric manual pull circuit, its opera-
tion will override the first time delay function and initiate a sec-
ond time delay condition, causing the shutdown relay to imme-
9 diately operate and system release to occur upon completion
of the second time delay. Additionally, the control module can
be field programmed to shorten the second time delay when
a manual actuation occurs. The time delay options available
with the electric manual actuation are 0, 10, 20, and 30 sec-
onds, with the condition that it can only be less than or equal
4 to the programmed time delay of the detection circuit.
6
Selection of the second initiating circuit as a pressure switch
5
feedback circuit will result in the operation of the alarm relay
and shutdown relay immediately upon receiving the signal.
002998
The release circuit will not be initiated from this feedback cir-
cuit because the system will already have been pneumatical-
7 ly actuated from the manual pneumatic actuator.
When this initiating circuit has operated, the Alarm and
Release LEDs, along with the audio sounder, will pulse until
the pressure switch is reset and then the control panel is reset.
SYSTEM COMPONENTS
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TOTAL SYSTEM DESCRIPTION (Continued) MANUAL/AUTOMATIC ACTUATOR


Circuits (Continued) The manual/automatic actuator, Part No. 24479, provides a manu-
al and automatic means of fire suppression system actuation. By
3) A DELAY button is available for the operators use. Operation
pulling the ring pin and striking the red button, manual system actu-
of the DELAY button will restart the first time delay cycle if ini-
ation can be accomplished. The system is automatically actuated
tiated while the first time delay is active. Once the second time
by use of a squib. When the detection circuit is activated, the con-
delay has started, operation of the DELAY button has no
trol module will direct the electrical current to the squib, causing it
affect. The DELAY button also serves the dual function of
to actuate. The pressure generated from the squib actuation forces
silencing the auxiliary alarm relay. The silence function is only
the puncture pin down automatically.
effective 30 seconds or more after release or pressure switch
feedback operation has occurred. A 1/4 in. NPT street elbow is supplied with the actuator for conve-
nient connection of the 1/4 in. actuation line to the fire suppression
CONTROL MODULE system. See Figure 2.
The Control Module, Part No. 423504, is the basis of the STRIKE
CHECKFIRE SC-N detection system. The module cover and back BUTTON
box is made of durable Noryl SE1gfN3 material with a flammabili- RING
ty rating of UL94 V-1. The back box contains the field interface ter- PIN

minal block, battery, and field wiring entrance ports. The cover
assembly contains the control PC board assembly, sounder, oper-
ator interface panel, and environmental seal. The enclosure meets
International Standard IEC 529 requirements for dust and water
spray in all directions. Mounting pads allow mounting to any suit- SQUIB
able flat surfaces. Steel mounting brackets are also available. 1/4 IN. NPT TO PORT
ACTUATION
All circuitry, relays, switches, and LEDs are contained on a single LINE
PC board. A board mounted receptacle mates with the plug-in ter-
minal block mounted in the back box. A high pitch sounder is
threaded into the cover and plugged into the PC board. The PC
board is encapsulated to provide added protection against mois-
ture and dust. An RS232 interface cable connector is provided for
FIGURE 2
field programming from a PC and for data retrieval from a trouble 000850
and alarm history buffer. The PC board assembly contains a DIP
switch for optional manual programming functions without the use LT-10-R CARTRIDGE
of a PC. See Figure 1.
The LT-10-R cartridge is a pressure vessel that is factory-filled with
nitrogen to 1800 psi at 70 F (124 bar at 21 C). The cartridge is
installed in the manual/automatic actuator and provides the pres-
sure required to actuate the connected fire suppression system.
Cartridges requiring DOT (Department of Transportation) approval
only can be ordered as Part No. 13193. Cartridges requiring DOT
and TC (Transport Canada) approval can be ordered as Part No.
423423. Following operation, the cartridge must be replaced. See
Figure 3.

SAFETY
SHIPPING CAP

CARTRIDGE

FIGURE 1
002755

FIGURE 3
000851
SYSTEM COMPONENTS
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MOUNTING BRACKETS LINEAR DETECTION WIRE


The CHECKFIRE SC-N Detection and Actuation System offers The linear detection wire consists of two spring steel conductors
three types of steel mounting brackets. which are separated by a heat-sensitive insulator. At the tempera-
ture rating of the wire, 356 F (180 C), the insulator melts, allow-
The first type, Part No. 423525, is a combined bracket for mount-
ing the two conductors to make contact. This contact provides
ing the control module and the pneumatic actuator together. See
electrical continuity between the two conductors. The linear detec-
Figure 4.
tion wire is supplied in lengths of 100 ft. (30.5 m), Part No. 71230,
The second type, Part No. 423528, is an individual bracket for or 500 ft. (152.4 m), Part No. 71231, and must be ordered sepa-
mounting the control module separate from the pneumatic actua- rately. See Figure 6.
tor. Note: When ordering this bracket, it is also necessary to order
the pneumatic actuator bracket, Part No. 419772. See Figure 4.
INSULATED
The third type, Part No. 423531, is a retrofit bracket for mounting a SPRING STEEL
SC-N module to any existing CHECKFIRE bracket except CONDUCTORS
CT/CT + G. See Figure 4.
All brackets can be fastened by either bolting or welding. Brackets FIGURE 6
000855
are painted with red enamel paint.
THERMAL SPOT DETECTOR
Thermal detectors are normally open, contact closure devices. The
fixed temperature design of these detectors will cause the contacts
to close when the temperature of the surrounding air reaches the
set point temperature of the detector. See Figure 7.
CABLE CLAMP
WITHOUT PROTECTIVE
MOUNTING TUBING, PART NO.
BRACKET, 416762
PART NO. CABLE CLAMP WITH
416221 PROTECTIVE TUBING,
PART NO. 416214
COMBINED BRACKET RETROFIT BRACKET
PART NO. 423525 PART NO. 423531
002756 002757
SPOT
DETECTOR

FIGURE 7
000856

Thermal detectors are available in three preset temperatures as


shown below. Each temperature rating is stamped on the detector.
MODULE BRACKET ACTUATOR BRACKET
Rated Maximum
PART NO. 423528 PART NO. 419772 Operating Continuous
002758 000852
Temperature Use Temperature Detector
FIGURE 4 F (C) F (C) Color Part No.
SPLICING DEVICE 270 (132) 234 (112) Blue 416218
325 (163) 280 (137) Red 416219
The In-Line Splice Kit, Part No. 428375, is required for detection
360 (182) 312 (155) Red 416220
wire connection between the control module and the linear detec-
tion wire or between separate pieces of linear detection cable.
When the splicing device is used in the system, special sealing
compound is required to make a proper seal. The kit consists of the
necessary number of components to assemble 10 complete
assemblies. See Figure 5.

BUTT SPLICE,
PART NO. 428372

BODY, PART
NO. 426783

NON-DETECTION OR
LINEAR DETECTION
CABLE
STRAIN RELIEF,
PART NO. 423546
FIGURE 5
000854
SYSTEM COMPONENTS
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PNEUMATIC/LINEAR DETECTOR
The pneumatic/linear detector, Part No. 416113, consists of 35 ft.
(10.7 m) of gas filled stainless steel tubing connected to a small
pressure responder. When the gas in the tubing heats up, the
increase in pressure operates the responder, thus closing the
detection circuit of the control module. The pneumatic/linear detec-
tor will operate at a temperature of 900 F (482 C) over 12 in.
(31 cm) or 300 F (149 C) over the total length. The detector
assembly connects to the control module by means of a special
wire assembly which is supplied with the detector assembly. See
Figure 8.

DETECTOR TRIPLE IR (IR3) FLAME SWIVEL BRACKET,


TUBE DETECTOR, PART NO. 432035 PART NO. 432300
FIGURE 9
006829

STARTER JUNCTION/CABLE ASSEMBLY (TRIPLE IR (IR3))


The Starter Junction/Cable Assembly, Part No. 432477, is used
RESPONDER
with the first (or only) detector in the system. This assembly allows
the interface between the first detector, the next detector (if nec-
essary), the input power source, and the CHECKFIRE SC-N
Control Module. See Figure 10.

CONNECTION TO
CONTROL MODULE

FIGURE 8
000857

TRIPLE IR (IR3) FLAME DETECTOR


Note: Triple IR Flame Detection is to be used as an optional
add-on to standard linear detection or thermal detection.
Important: Triple IR detection can only be used with 18-24
VDC power source.
Triple IR (IR3) Flame Detector Shipping Assembly, Part No.
432480, consists of a Spectrex Model 20/20MI-32-A-F Triple IR
(IR3) flame detector and swivel detector bracket assembly. See FIGURE 10
Figure 9. 006830

The Model 20/20MI-32-A-N flame detector uses innovative tech-


nology of advanced digital signal processing to analyze the FOLLOWING JUNCTION/CABLE ASSEMBLY (TRIPLE IR (IR3))
dynamic characteristics of fire. Three sensitive IR channels The Following Junction/Cable Assembly, Part No. 432478, is used
process the signals. Detection performance is controlled by a with all detectors in the system except for the first one. This
microprocessor and easily adapted to all environments, applica- assembly allows the interface between the detector and the detec-
tions, and requirements. The result is a unique and superior flame tors following in the total system. See Figure 11.
detector, which provides excellent detection sensitivity with
extreme immunity to false alarm.
The swivel bracket allows the detector to be easily pointed in the
correct direction for optimum cone of vision viewing.
The swivel bracket can be welded or bolted to the vehicle, for rigid
support.
Mounting bolts, nuts and washers are included for assembling the
detector to the bracket. Hardware is not provided for mounting the
bracket to the vehicle.
Individual components are available also.
Part No. 432035 Spectrex Model 20/20MI-32-A-F Triple IR (IR3)
Flame Detector
Part No. 432300 Swivel Bracket
FIGURE 11
006831
SYSTEM COMPONENTS
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CABLE ASSEMBLIES (TRIPLE IR) BATTERY


Cable assemblies are required to wire from one detector to anoth- The CHECKFIRE SC-N control module uses one 3.6 VDC lithium
er. Cable assemblies plug into the junction boxes mounted to each battery, Part No. 427308. All power required to run the detection
detector mounting plate. Plug-plug cable assemblies are available system can be provided from this battery. The battery is supplied
in three different lengths with an additional receptacle-receptacle with two separate plug-in connectors. One connector is used for
assembly available to attach one to another to make longer plugging into SC-N modules and the other connector is used for
lengths. See Figure 12. plugging into MP-N modules. CAUTION: Do not cut off unused
Part No. 432319 10 ft. (3.1 m) Plug-Plug Cable Assembly connector assembly. It must remain on battery module even
though it is not used. Simply tuck the extra connector assembly
Part No. 432320 20 ft. (6.1 m) Plug-Plug Cable Assembly along side the battery module when installing the cover. The bat-
Part No. 432324 30 ft. (9.1 m) Plug-Plug Cable Assembly tery must be replaced annually or when the YELLOW Battery LED
and the Audio Alarm are pulsing. See Figure 15.
Part No. 432321 1 ft. (.3 m) Receptacle-Receptacle Assembly

FIGURE 12
006832

SC-N MP-N
CONNECTOR CONNECTOR
SQUIB
The squib assembly, Part No. 54919, is an electrically-actuated
component containing a small charge of powder. When the circuit
NOTE: DO NOT CUT OFF
is closed to the squib, a small internal wiring bridge heats up, UNUSED WIRE
causing ignition of the squib. This generates pressure, which ASSEMBLY
forces the puncture pin of the actuator through the seal in the
nitrogen cartridge. See Figure 13.

FIGURE 15
WARNING 004877
DEVICE CONTAINS EXPLOSIVE
CHARGE.
DO NOT REMOVE SHUNT
UNTIL READY TO CONNECT
END-OF-LINE RESISTOR
INTO ELECTRICAL SYSTEM.
The End-Of-Line Resistor Assembly, Part No. 426520, is required
for supervision of the external input circuits. The end-of-line resis-
FIGURE 13 tor assembly is available in a package of 10, Part No. 426461.
000858 Each package consists of 10 of the required components to
assemble 10 of the resistor assemblies. See Figure 16. The pack-
SQUIB CABLE OPTIONAL 15 FT. (4.6 m) age contains an instruction sheet, Part No. 423542, detailing the
The standard cable, Part No. 79062, is 20 in. (51 cm) and is includ- assembly requirements.
ed with the control module shipping assembly. The optional squib
cable, Part No. 422747, is required to supply an electrical signal
from a remote module to the squib located in the actuator body.
LOCK
The squib cable is 15 ft. (4.6 m) and can be cut to whatever length NUT
is required. See Figure 14. The maximum allowable cable length
from controller to actuator is 15 ft. (4.6 m).
STRAIN RELIEF
CONNECTOR

TERMINAL BLOCK
WITH 4.7 K OHM
RESISTOR
CAP

FIGURE 16
003050
FIGURE 14
001058
SYSTEM COMPONENTS
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CHECK VALVE RELEASE CIRCUIT TEST MODULE


The 1/4 in. check valve, Part No. 25627, is installed in the actua- The release circuit test module, Part No. 423541, is used in place of
tion line between the manual/automatic actuator and the pneu- the squib during test procedures to simulate squib actuation or gas
matic actuator on the connected fire suppression system. This motor actuation on CHECKFIRE MP systems (indicator lamp on). It
check valve allows actuation pressure to flow to the fire suppres- is also used when verifying time delay durations. See Figure 19.
sion system, but does not allow pressure from other actuation
devices to back up into the manual/automatic actuator of the
CHECKFIRE SC-N system. See Figure 17.
Other actuation devices in the fire suppression system also
require check valves to be installed in the same fashion. This pre-
vents pressure from escaping through an actuator whose car-
tridge was inadvertently removed.

1/4 IN. NPT


(BOTH ENDS)

FIGURE 19
003015

1 5/8 IN.
(4.1 cm)

FIGURE 17
000899

REMOTE HIGH LEVEL ALARM


The remote high level alarm, Part No. 79559, is intended for those
installations where the noise level or operating conditions may pre-
vent the operator from recognizing the control module alarm con-
dition. This device is connected through the alarm relay of the con-
trol module to a separately fused power source. It is capable of
102 decibels at 6 to 30 volts, 0.3 amp maximum at a temperature
range of 40 F to 170 F (40 C to 76.7 C). See Figure 18.

FIGURE 18
000861
USER INTERFACE
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USER INTERFACE Shut Down Relay Circuit (Terminals No. 14, No. 15, and No. 16)
This section is designed to give the user overall information on all Cable must be round jacketed, with an O.D. of 0.13 in. to 0.25
features and components pertaining to the CHECKFIRE SC-N in., suitable for the intended usage
Control Module itself. 3 amp maximum load
Relay specification: 4A 250VAC, 3A 30VDC resistive
FIELD TERMINATIONS Normally open, normally closed set of contacts
External Power Circuit (Terminals No. 1 and No. 2) Form C contact arrangement
12 to 24 VDC Contacts shown in normal condition No. 14 (N.O.), No. 15
(Common), No. 16 (N.C.)
Polarity must be considered Terminal No. 1 (+), Terminal No. 2
() Terminal Block
3 amp inline fuse must be used in the positive side Terminal connections are sized for 12 - 24 AWG
Cable must be round jacketed, with an O.D. of 0.13 in. to 0.25 Terminal is labeled from left to right, No. 1 through No. 16
in., suitable for the intended usage
The terminals are designed as follows:
Detection Circuit (Terminal No. 3 and No. 4) 1. + Ext. 12/24 VDC Battery
Cable from splicing device must be round jacketed, with an O.D. 2. Ext. 12/24 VDC Battery
of 0.13 in. to 0.25 in., suitable for the intended usage 3. + Detection Input
Polarity need not be considered 4. Detection Input
5. + Manual Input
Manual Pull/Pressure Switch Circuit (Terminals No. 5 and
No. 6) 6. Manual Input
7. + Release Output
Can be set up for either manual pull input or pressure switch
feedback input 8. Release Output
When set up for pressure switch feedback input, operation does 9. Trouble Common
not discharge system 10. Trouble N.O.
Polarity need not be considered 11. Alarm N.O.
Cable from splicing device must be round jacketed, with an O.D. 12. Alarm Common
of 0.13 to 0.25 in., suitable for the intended usage 13. Alarm N.C.
14. Shutdown N.O.
Release Circuit (Terminals No. 7 and No. 8)
15. Shutdown Common
Polarity must be considered Terminal No. 7 (+), Terminal No. 8 16. Shutdown N.C.
()
15 ft. maximum cable length between control module and pneu-
matic actuator
Cable from splicing device must be round jacketed, with an O.D.
of 0.13 to 0.25 in., suitable for the intended usage

Trouble Relay Circuit (Terminals No. 9 and No. 10)


Cable must be round jacketed, with an O.D. of 0.13 in. to 0.25
in., suitable for the intended usage
3 amp maximum load
Contacts are normally open in the powered, non-trouble condi-
tion. Contacts close upon trouble
Relay specification: 4A 250VAC, 3A 30VDC resistive

Alarm Relay Circuit (Terminals No. 11, No. 12, and No. 13)
Cable must be round jacketed, with an O.D. of 0.13 in. to 0.25
in., suitable for the intended usage
3 amp maximum load
Relay specification: 4A 250VAC, 3A 30VDC resistive
Normally open, normally closed set of contacts
Form C contact arrangement
Contacts shown in non-alarm condition No. 11 (N.O.), No. 12
(Common), No. 13 (N.C.)
USER INTERFACE
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FRONT PANEL INDICATORS (See Figure 21) Release Trouble (Yellow)

Battery Trouble (Yellow) The Yellow Release LED and the audio will pulse at a rate of once
every 10 seconds when a trouble condition is detected in the
LED pulses once every 10 seconds when indicating battery release circuit. The control module will return to normal when the
trouble trouble condition is cleared.
The yellow battery trouble LED will pulse when a low power con- The Release Trouble will also pulse after the system has complet-
dition is detected in either of the connected supplies (internal or ed a discharge cycle or a pressure switch feed back signal has
external). If only one power source is used, the control module been received. The trouble signal in this condition is used to indi-
will automatically ignore the unconnected circuit upon resetting cate a recharge of the fire suppression system is necessary. A
the control module. If a power source is once connected and Release Trouble under either of these conditions can only be
recognized, a subsequent loss of that power source will be rec- cleared by resetting the control module.
ognized as a Battery Trouble condition. If a power source is once
connected, recognized, and then disconnected, the disconnect- Detection Trouble (Yellow)
ed supply can be ignored by operating the RESET button.
The Yellow Detection Trouble LED and the audio pulse once every
Power Normal (Green) 10 seconds when the control module detects a trouble in the
detection circuit. The control module will automatically return to
LED pulses once every 3 seconds when indicating normal normal when the trouble is cleared.
power
The green Power Normal LED pulses on once every 3 seconds Sounder (Audio)
indicating power is normal from both sources of input power. If The sounder gives the audio indication for all alarm and trouble
the power drops below an acceptable level from either the inter- outputs. The sounder will pulse at the same rate as the visual cor-
nal or external source of input power, the green Power LED will responding LED.
be extinguished. If only one source of power is used, the green
Power LED will extinguish when the voltage level drops below an The sounder gives the audio indications of the various outputs.
acceptable level. The sounder is rated at 85 Db at 10 feet.
The pulse rates are as follows:
Alarm (Red)
Alarm Time Delay 1 = 2 pulses per second
The alarm LED will flash if an alarm condition exists. An alarm Time Delay 2 = 4 pulses per second
condition is caused by operation of the detection circuit or oper-
ation of the manual pull/pressure switch input circuit. The alarm Trouble 1 pulse per 10 seconds
condition will continue until the source of the alarm is removed Loss of Power 1 pulse per 10 seconds
and the control module is reset. Release Circuit Fired 4 pulses per second for 30 seconds, then
DETECTION CIRCUIT ACTIVATION MODE Upon receipt of 1 pulse per 10 seconds
an input to the detection circuit, the Alarm LED and the sounder Low Battery 1 pulse per 10 seconds
will pulse at a rate of 2 times per second and will continue at this
rate until the first time delay period has expired.
After the first time delay, a second time delay mode is initiated.
This causes the LED and sounder to pulse at a rate of 4 times
per second. SOUNDER

After discharge, the LED and sounder will continue to pulse at


a rate of 4 times per second for 30 seconds. After that, it will GREEN
switch to the trouble mode and pulse once every 10 seconds. YELLOW
ELECTRIC MANUAL RELEASE MODE The first time delay RED

mode will be by-passed and the LED will pulse at a rate of 4


YELLOW
pulses per second. After the time delay setting is reached, it will
pulse another 30 seconds at the same rate. After that, the con-
trol module will go into the post-discharge mode, at which time
the Alarm LED and Release LED will pulse at a rate of one
pulse per 10 seconds.
PRESSURE SWITCH CIRCUIT (FEED BACK) ACTIVATED
MODE When this mode is actuated, the Alarm LED will pulse
a minimum of 30 seconds at 4 pulses per second. The control
module will then go into the post-discharge mode and the Alarm
and Release LED will pulse at a rate of one pulse per 10 sec- FIGURE 21
002760
onds.
USER INTERFACE
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REV. 2

POWER CONNECTIONS

Internal
The 3.6 VDC internal lithium battery is connected to the control
module by a removable type plug. The battery must be replaced
annually or when the Yellow Battery LED and sounder are pulsing.
A label is attached near the battery mounting location for record-
ing the installation date.

! CAUTION
RESET
DELAY DELAY RESET
BUTTON
Discharged lithium batteries may contain significant amounts BUTTON
of unused energy and should be handled with care. Do not
compact for disposal. Before disposal, each battery must be
fully discharged and electrically isolated by enclosing in a plas-
tic bag and sealing the bag. Do not dispose of in fire. Check
applicable solid waste disposal regulations for proper disposal
of more than one battery.
FIGURE 22
0002760
External
The external power circuit can be between 12 to 24 VDC. The cir- BATTERY REPLACEMENT
cuit must be fused at the source on the positive line. The external While in use, the battery requires replacement every year or
power source is connected to the module terminal block on termi- when the Yellow Battery LED and sounder are pulsing.
nals No. 1 (+) and No. 2 (). The shelf life of the battery is 8 years.
Both power sources, internal and external, should be utilized Control Module contains a label for recording battery replace-
whenever possible. This will always give the fire suppression sys- ment date.
tem a battery back-up when one of the sources are removed for
whatever reason. Make certain used battery is disposed of properly.

FRONT PANEL BUTTONS (See Figure 22) ENCLOSURE


The enclosure is watertight. It meets the requirements of
Delay International Standard IEC 529, Degrees of Protection
Pushing the DELAY button during the first time delay cycle will Provided by Enclosures for an IP 66 rating.
restart the time delay cycle. If the second time delay cycle has
already started, the DELAY button will have no effect. COVER REMOVAL
The cover is attached with 4, captive, slotted screws.
The DELAY button can also be used to check the diagnostics
function. By depressing the delay button when the system is in When removing and installing cover, make certain seal is always
the trouble condition, the LEDs will flash a pattern code. Each correctly in place and not twisted.
pattern code indicates a certain type of trouble. The code pattern Seal should always be kept clean.
is prioritized. The first trouble must be fixed before addressing A small amount of silicone lubricant will improve the seals effec-
the next one. Once the first trouble is taken care of, depressing tiveness.
the DELAY button will cause the LEDs to indicate the code for
the next trouble, if there is one. When the DELAY button is STRAIN RELIEF INSTALLATION
pressed, three short audio and visual indications will acknowl-
Always use Dow Corning 737 RTV Sealant or equal on all strain
edge the switch has been depressed properly.
relief and plug male threads.
In a post discharge condition, pressing the DELAY button will
silence the alarm relay if the alarm relay has been programmed MOUNTING
to silence. There are four types of mounting options available for the
CHECKFIRE SC-N Control Module:
Reset
Control Module can be mounted without a bracket. It has mold-
The RESET button is used to re-initialize the control panel. ed-in mounting tabs on the back box. Note: Surface must be suit-
When depressed, it provides an indication that all LEDs and the able.
sounder are functional.
Control Module can be mounted on a combined bracket which
It is used to upload the manual programming into the control will allow both the module and the actuator to be mounted
module. together.
If trouble(s) has not been cleared, the trouble indication will Control Module can be mounted on its own bracket and the
reappear after the RESET button is pressed. actuator can be also mounted on its own bracket, with a maxi-
When the RESET button is pressed, three short audio and mum release cable length of 15 ft.
visual indications will acknowledge the switch has been Control Module can be mounted to an existing CHECKFIRE SC
depressed properly. bracket by the use of a retrofit bracket.
The Control Module should never be mounted in an area which is
subject to pressure washing or steam cleaning.
SYSTEM PLANNING
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HAZARD IDENTIFICATION
Before the CHECKFIRE SC-N Electric Detection and Actuation The CHECKFIRE SC-N control module contains 3 amp 30VDC
System is installed, the hazards to be protected must be identified. shutdown relay contacts to facilitate connection of shutdown
These hazard locations determine where the detection wire or devices recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. Example:
thermal detectors and the fire suppression system nozzles are opening or closing of coolant over-temperature alarm will bring
required. While the agent nozzles in existing fire suppression sys- about properly sequenced engine shutdown on many vehicles.
tems will point out the hazard areas, the following information Consult vehicle manufacturer for details.
should still be reviewed to best determine detection requirements.
If an entire fire suppression/detection system is to be installed, this Alarm Application
information is vital in determining proper placement of discharge Even with an effective fire suppression/detection package, the
nozzles and detection devices. vehicle must be evacuated at the earliest possible moment to
assure passenger and operator safety. Most vehicles tend to be
Fire Hazard Definition very noisy, and on some, the operator cannot see the entire vehi-
A fire hazard is any area where an ignition source (high tempera- cle and often isnt aware that a fire exists. Therefore, a high deci-
ture or sparks) and fuel (flammable materials) may be found in bel alarm should be provided near the operator to signal that the
close proximity. control module has received a detection signal.
Examples of ignition sources are engines, exhaust piping, tur-
bochargers, battery compartments, electrical system equipment, PRE-INSTALLATION GUIDELINES
torque converters, transmissions, hydraulic pumps, parking Before actually installing the CHECKFIRE SC-N Electric Detection
brakes, and friction from debris packed around parts. and Actuation System, review all of the following information and
Occasionally other components may reach high temperatures due plan (sketch) the system layout. This will help to avoid any unfore-
to malfunction. The potential danger from these components must seen installation problems. Once an acceptable layout has been
also be examined during hazard identification. A parking brake left determined, record and keep it for future reference.
engaged is an example of a potential high temperature source. Control Module and Actuator Location
Temperatures in excess of the detection wire or thermal detector
ratings will cause the detection system to activate thereby actuat- 1. The control module and actuator must be mounted in full view
ing the fire suppression system. and accessible to the operator. They must be positioned with-
in arms reach of the operator to enable manual operation of
The above mentioned heat sources can cause fire when they the red strike button on the manual actuator as well as the
come in contact with flammable materials such as leaking fuel: Delay button (to extend time delay) on the front of the control
either broken fuel lines, slow leaks, broken hydraulic lines, or a module.
ruptured fuel tank. Type of Class A materials are part of the vehi-
cle itself such as electric wiring insulation, padding, plastic parts, 2. The location must be suitable for bolting or welding if bolting is
the packages on the vehicle, or debris due to poor maintenance. impractical. The mounting surface must be flat to avoid strain
These materials can contribute to the rapid buildup or spreading on the mounting bracket.
of fire. 3. There must be room enough to allow for proper wiring con-
nection to the control module and to install the actuation line
Other Considerations from the fire suppression system to the manual/automatic
Be aware that the propagation of fire from one area to another actuator. Also, the module and actuator should be accessible
may cause a hazard to be larger than originally determined. Liquid for periodic inspection and maintenance. The components
fuel may spray, splash, or flow carrying the fire some distance from should be mounted in a location that will not interfere with nor-
the starting point. Radiation, sparks, or conduction through metal mal equipment maintenance.
can carry heat to an area where the danger of fire wouldnt nor- NOTICE
mally exist. The ambient temperature in the mounting envi-
Also, consider the fire history of the equipment being protected or ronment must not fall below 40 F (40 C) nor
of similar equipment. This information may be available through exceed 140 F (60 C).
company records or vehicle operators may have had first hand
experience enabling them to identify the locations of previous fires Linear Detection Wire Routing
as well as special hazards such as a hydraulic hose that frequent- The linear detection wire will begin at the detection splicing device
ly ruptures. and will be routed through the predetermined hazard areas. The
Each hazard that is identified must have both fire suppression sys- detection wire need only be routed through the hazard area. From
tem fixed nozzles and detection wire or thermal detectors. the control module to the hazard area, standard 16 AWG wiring
can be used. This wiring is then connected to the detection wiring
Equipment Shutdown by means of a splicing device, Part No. 71820. At the end of the
Another factor to examine is equipment shutdown. Provisions detection wire, an end of line resistor assembly, Part No. 426461,
should be made to shut down any components that could possibly will be installed. The detection wire should be installed as close to
add to the intensity of the fire (fuel pumps, hydraulic pumps, the hazard as possible, taking into consideration the requirements
engine, etc.) or any components that could possibly re-ignite the listed in the following steps:
fire once it has been suppressed (battery, electrical system). 1. A splicing device, Part No. 428375, must be used for detection
Although a properly installed fire suppression/detection system is wire termination. Detection circuit wiring from the controller to
the primary means of protecting equipment from fire, an effective the splicing device should be standard 16 AWG twisted wire.
fire protection package also includes provisions for equipment
shutdown.
SYSTEM PLANNING
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REV. 1

PRE-INSTALLATION GUIDELINES (Continued) System Layout


Detection Wire Routing (Continued) Once the system components have been selected and their loca-
2. The total length of detection wire must not exceed 750 ft. tions have been determined, sketch the layout of the system. This
(229 m). If possible, it should be run continuously. Splices are sketch should include the location of the components, as well as
acceptable when they are kept to a minimum and when they the proposed detection wire routing, thermal detector locations,
are made in accordance with the splicing technique found on and pneumatic actuation hose routing. Also, indicate areas where
Page 17 of Installation Section. the wire must pass through bulkheads so that there is an accept-
able routing from one hazard to the next. This sketch should be as
An end-of-line resistor assembly, Part No. 426520, is required precise as possible to avoid any unforeseen installation problems
on the end of the linear detection wire. later.
3. Do not install the wire within 12 in. (30 cm) of a temperature
source of 356 F (180 C) or greater (engine block, exhaust
manifold, turbochargers, brake grids, etc.).
4. Avoid routing detection wire directly across an opening. Where
possible, install detection wire above the hazard area or
around the perimeter of a hazard compartment to react to
escaping heat. Do not allow struts, frame members, etc. to act
as heat shields between the hazard and the detection wire.
5. Avoid areas where the detection wire may be damaged, such
as outside the vehicle, near moving parts, in areas where
debris may be thrown by wheels, or in the way of maintenance
personnel.
6. To reduce its accessibility to damage, use only as much
detection wire as is necessary to cover the hazard area.

Thermal Detector Selection and Placement


Thermal detectors are used when single point detection is
required. They are selected by temperature range relative to the
hazard temperature. The table below indicates the thermal detec-
tor rated operating temperature required according to the maxi-
mum hazard temperature.
Maximum
Rated Continuous
Operating Use
Temperature Temperature Detector
F (C) F (C) Color Part No.
270 (132) 234 (112) Blue 416218
325 (163) 280 (137) Red 416219
360 (182) 312 (155) Red 416220
The placement of thermal detectors should be based on the fol-
lowing requirements:
1. They can be wired directly to the control module using
approved cable. Cable must have a temperature rating of
392 F (200 C) minimum, 16-18 gauge, two conductor with
drain, with an O.D. of 0.13 in. to 0.25 in. (0.3 to 0.6 cm). Again,
placement of the detectors should allow for incoming and out-
going wire connections. At the end of the detection circuit, an
end of line resistor assembly, Part No. 426520, must be
installed.
2. Secure the detector with the provided bracket and clamps.

Pressure Switch
Mount pressure switch in a location which is not subject to dam-
age. Switch must be mounted in an area in which it can be easily
reset after system actuation. See Section I, Components, for elec-
trical rating of switch contacts. When running the actuation hose to
the switch, make certain hose does not run through any areas
which could cause damage to the hose. Make certain hose is
securely supported and not subjected to vibration.
INSTALLATION
7-1-03 Page 13
REV. 2

INSTALLATION
Before installing the detection and actuation system, the System
Planning portion of this manual should have been reviewed for
particular application resulting in a system layout sketch. Always
read the procedure before installing each component to become
familiar with the correct installation steps as they apply to the par-
ticular application and sketch.
NOTICE
For ease of installation, the fire suppression
system should be installed before the detection
and actuation system.

INSTALLATION MATERIALS
All hardware and tools should be on hand before beginning the
installation. Check the Component Index, Pages 38-39, to make FIGURE 23
certain all necessary system components are available. 002761

Material to be supplied by the installer includes: Welding


Ample cable ties or 1/4 in. (6 mm) clamps to guide and support NOTICE
the detection wire. Never weld on the vehicle frame without first
Non-wire braid hose (1/4 in.) to be used as a protective cover- consulting the owner and vehicle manufacturer.
ing for the detection or power wire at points of securement and 1. Carefully mark the location of the bracket.
when passing through bulkheads.
2. Clean the mounting bracket and mounting surface using a
Actuation line (1/4 in. hydraulic hose) and fittings to connect the wire brush until clean steel surfaces are available for welding.
electric detection and actuation system actuator to the fire sup-
pression system. (See applicable Ansul Fire Suppression 3. Secure the bracket to the mounting surface using 1/8 in.
Systems installation manual for additional details.) (3 mm) fillet welds at the top, bottom, and both sides. See
Figure 24.
Tools required to perform the installation include:
4. Remove all weld spatter from the bracket and mounting sur-
Drill and Drill Bit Set (or welding equipment) face.
1/8 in. Blade Screwdriver
5. Prime and paint the exposed bare metal of the bracket and
1/4 in. Blade Screwdriver mounting surface.
Phillips Screwdriver
Standard Sidecutters
Small Sidecutters (1/4 in. cut)
Wire Stripper
WELD
Low Wattage Soldering Pencil (35 watt) WELD
Rosin Core Solder (60/40)
Rubberized Electricians Tape

MOUNTING BRACKET INSTALLATION


Three mounting bracket options are available:
Mounting control module and pneumatic actuator on same
bracket
Separate brackets for control module and pneumatic actuator FIGURE 24
002762

Control module retrofit bracket to existing CHECKFIRE SC


bracket

Bolting
1. Using the bracket as a template, carefully mark the location of
the bracket mounting holes.
2. Center punch the premarked hole locations and drill 3/8 in.
(10 mm) holes through the mounting surface.
3. Secure the bracket to the mounting surface using appropriate
length of 5/16 in. (8 mm) bolts with flat washers, lockwashers,
and nuts. See Figure 23.
INSTALLATION
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REV. 1

MOUNTING TO EXISTING CHECKFIRE SC BRACKET Installing The Fire Suppression System Actuation Line
In some cases, retrofitting to an existing CHECKFIRE SC system Install 1/4 in. actuation hose from lower outlet on actuator to
may be an option. To accomplish this, use retrofit bracket, Part No. pneumatic actuator on fire suppression system using a check
423531. This bracket can be mounted directly to the existing SC valve at the intersection of each actuation device branch line. See
bracket. See Figure 25. Figure 27.
The CHECKFIRE SC-N System output (using LT-10-R cartridge)
can pressurize up to 125 lineal ft. (38.1 m) of 1/4 in. actuation line
with up to eight tanks and/or accessories. Check valves are used
to protect against pressure loss if one or more actuator cartridges
are removed or damaged; and by isolating each branch line, they
reduce the overall lineal length of actuation line.

! CAUTION

The fire suppression system could be accidentally actuated


causing the release of agent if the squib or LT-10-R cartridge is
installed at this time. Do not install these components until the
appropriate installation step is reached.

NUTS AND BOLTS INCLUDED


WITH RETROFIT BRACKET
DETECTION AND
FIGURE 25 ACTUATION
002763 SYSTEM

MANUAL/AUTOMATIC ACTUATOR INSTALLATION AND 100 FT.


(30.5 m)
CONNECTION
ACTUATION
Mounting CHECK LINE
VALVES
1. Remove jam nut from lower threads of actuator and slide actu-
ator through hole in mounting bracket. PRESSURE
RELIEF
25 FT. VALVE
2. Rotate actuator so that upper squib inlet is facing control mod- (7.6 m)
ule and that actuation line outlet is accessible.
ACTUATION
3. Reinstall jam nut and tighten firmly. (See Figure 26.) LINE
100 FT.
4. Install ring pin but do not attach seal at this time. (30.5 m)

FIRE
MANUAL SUPPRESSION
ACTUATOR SYSTEM

SQUIB PORT
FIGURE 27
002772

ACTUATION LINE
OUTLET

JAM NUT

FIGURE 26
002764
INSTALLATION
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REV. 1

MOUNTING THE CONTROL MODULE


The CHECKFIRE SC-N Control Module can be mounted to either 2. Wire the alarm to the control module in accordance with the
a flat, rigid surface or utilizing one of the three bracket options. diagram in Figure 29 using 20 AWG wire. Make certain the
If mounting the control module to a flat, rigid surface, use the jumper is installed between the HI and LO terminals on the
appropriate fasteners. alarm terminal block. Certain alarm models may have only
one positive terminal in which case a jumper is not used. The
If mounting the control module to the SC-N bracket, complete the ends of stranded wire must be tinned with 60/40 rosin core
following steps: solder, using a low wattage soldering pencil, before installa-
1. With the bracket securely mounted, position the holes in the tion. On the terminal block at the control module, install the
control module mounting flanges over the threaded studs on wires to Terminals 11 (NO) and 12 (C).
the bracket. Using the supplied mounting hardware, securely NOTE: Use 0.13 to 0.25 in. diameter round jacketed cable to
fasten the control module to the bracket with four lock wash- maintain water tight integrity of control module strain
ers and nuts. reliefs.
2. If utilizing the SC retrofit bracket, first fasten the retrofit brack-
et onto the existing SC bracket by using the supplied fasten- ALARM RELAY

ers. With the SC retrofit bracket securely fastened, position the


CHASSIS
holes in the control module mounting flanges over the thread- NO C NC GROUND
ed studs and securely fasten. FUSED LEAD ON NON-CHASSIS
SIDE (FUSE AT LOAD X 1.25, NOT
11 12 13
Remove the cover from the control module. If the internal 3.6 TO EXCEED 3 AMPS)
VDC battery is in place, disconnect the wire plug until the
field wiring is complete.
ALARM
If the strain relief(s) and plug(s) are not in place, coat the male TERMINAL VEHICLE
threads with Dow Corning 737 RTV Sealant or equal and install in BLOCK POWER
SOURCE
holes of module back box.
At this point, the external field wiring can be installed. LEAVE JUMPER IN
PLACE (WHEN
REMOTE HIGH LEVEL ALARM INSTALLATION EQUIPPED)

1. Using the alarm as a template, carefully mark the location of


the four mounting holes. Use either the bottom or rear set of
mounting holes depending on the mounting location. Secure FIGURE 29
000869
the alarm using appropriate length of 5/16 in. bolts with lock
washers and nuts. See Figure 28.

FIGURE 28
000868
INSTALLATION
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REV. 2

SHUTDOWN DEVICE CONNECTION DETECTION WIRE INSTALLATION


1. Install the shutdown device in accordance with manufacturers Mounting
instructions. Also check with vehicle manufacturer to make 1. Using the system layout sketch, investigate each point where
certain the appropriate shutdown device is being used. The the wire will be secured to the vehicle. Keep in mind all the
device must not exceed the relay contract rating of 3 amp @ guidelines in the System Planning Section. Do this on a vehi-
30VDC resistive. cle that has been operated recently to avoid securing the wire
2. Terminals 14 (NO), 15 (C), and 16 (NC) are the shutdown too close to extremely hot components.
relay terminals on the control module. Figure 30 illustrates a 2. After the vehicle has cooled, loosely route the wire from the
typical wiring diagram for a normally closed circuit. Figure 31 start of the hazard throughout the proposed path through the
shows a typical normally open circuit. The ends of stranded hazard areas. If splicing is required, see Splicing, Page 17, for
wire should be tinned with 60/40 rosin core solder, using a low detailed information.
wattage soldering pencil, before connection to the control
terminals. 3. Secure the detection wire by completing the following steps:
See Figure 32.
NOTE: Use 0.13 to 0.25 in. diameter round jacketed cable to
maintain water tight integrity. a. Start at the beginning of the detection wire leading into the
SHUTDOWN RELAY
hazard area. Secure the detection wire every 12 to 18 in.
(30 to 45 cm) using black nylon cable ties, Part No. 56691,
and protective coverings, Part No. 56692, at points of
NO C NC FUSED LEAD ON NON-CHASSIS securement. Secure more often if necessary. Attach the
SIDE (FUSE AT LOAD X 1.25,
NOT TO EXCEED 3 AMPS) wire to mounting surfaces, decks, struts, etc., always keep-
14 15 16 ing System Planning guidelines in mind.
NOTICE
Do not kink the wire by bending it in sharp
turns of 2 in. (5 cm) or less. Remove enough
VEHICLE
POWER slack to avoid droops in the line, but do not try
SOURCE to stretch the wire in any way. Do not attach
detection wire to commonly removed or
SHUTDOWN replaced equipment.
DEVICE OR
VEHICLE POWER
CONTACTS
(BY OTHERS) CHASSIS ! CAUTION
GROUND
Detection wire must never be routed through a hole or
FIGURE 30 near sharp edges without being properly protected.
000870 Failure to protect the wire from being cut or abraded
SHUTDOWN RELAY could cause it to short, causing a false discharge.

FUSED LEAD ON NON-CHASSIS


b. Secure the wire at least once immediately before it passes
NO C NC
SIDE (FUSE AT LOAD X 1.25, through a hole in a vertical or horizontal surface. At the
NOT TO EXCEED 3 AMPS) hole, a 1/4 in. (6 mm) rubber sleeve, Part No. 56692, or a
14 15 16
special grommet to fit the hole should be used to protect
the wire from wear due to vibration. Tape the hose to the
wire using electricians tape to keep it from shifting. This
VEHICLE
hose protection should also be used at locations where the
POWER wire would rub against other hard surfaces, rough edges,
SOURCE or sharp corners.
SHUTDOWN
DEVICE OR
VEHICLE POWER
CONTACTS
(BY OTHERS) CHASSIS
GROUND

FIGURE 31
000871

CABLE TIE
(PART NO. 56991)

RUBBER SLEEVE
(PART NO. 56692) FIGURE 32
006847
INSTALLATION
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DETECTION WIRE INSTALLATION (Continued) 3/4 IN.


(19 mm)
Splicing
The detection wire should be run in a continuous piece whenever 1/4 IN.
(6 mm)
possible. However, if splices are required, they must be made
using the following technique. See Figure 33.
The CHECKFIRE In-Line Splice Kit, Part No. 428375, is used to BUTT SPLICE,
make in line splices of the linear detection cable. It can also be PART NO. 428372
used to make the transition splice from non-detection cable to lin-
ear detection cable.
The splice kit consists of Part No. 426783 plastic splice bodies, BODY,
PART NO. 426783
Part No. 423546 plastic water-tight strain reliefs, and Part No.
428372 butt splices. Each kit contains enough of each component STRAIN RELIEF,
PART NO. 423546
to make up 10 complete assemblies. FIGURE 33
004878
When used with the proper size smooth round jacketed cable, the
splice will provide an IEC IP68 level of protection against water Wiring
intrusion. Additional protection is provided by filling the splice body Once the detection wire has been routed and secured in the haz-
cavity with Dow Corning 737 sealant, and also applying the ard area, complete the following steps:
sealant to the threaded connections of the strain reliefs during
assembly. 1. Install an end of line resistor assembly, Part No. 426461, to the
far end of the detection wire. Exception: If system design
To properly make a detection circuit splice, the following steps utilizes the Spectrex Model 20/20MI-32-A-N Triple IR (IR3)
should be completed: flame detection option, do not install the end of line resis-
1. Strip 3/4 in. (19 mm) of the outer jacket of the linear detection tor assembly. When detection wire installation is com-
cable or the round jacketed cable to be spliced to expose the pleted, refer to Triple IR Flame Detection System instal-
two insulated wires contained in the cable. lation instructions.
2. Strip 1/4 in. (6 mm) of insulation from the end of the exposed To properly attach the E.O.L. Resistor assembly, complete the
wires. following steps (see Figure 33a):
3. Loosen the lock nut on the strain relief connectors and slide a. Strip 1 in. of outer jacket off the linear detection wire or the
one lock nut and strain relief over the end of the cables as spot detection cable.
shown in Figure 33. b. Strip 1/4 in. of insulation off the two inernal wires.
4. Apply Dow Corning 737 sealant to one of the strain relief c. Loosen the lock nut on the strain relief connector and slide
threads and screw on the splice body to that strain relief. both lock nut and connector over end of wire.
5. Insert butt splices on end of one set of wires. The wires should d. Loosen screws on terminal block, insert bare wires, and
be inserted into butt splice as far as possible. The butt splice securely tighten screws.
contains a wire stop in the middle.
e. Apply a small amount of Dow Corning 737 Sealant or equal
6. Crimp butt splice to the two wires using SPC Technology on male threads of strain relief connector.
crimping tool No. CCT-8440-01. Note that use of any tool other
than the one recommended by the butt splice manufacturer f. Screw E.O.L. cap to strain relief connector.
may result in an inadequate or ineffective connection. g. Tighten lock nut onto detection wire.
7. Repeat the crimping Steps 5 and 6 to the second set of wires. h. Secure E.O.L. cap to support device (by others) using a
8. Pull the cable back into the splice body until it stops and fill the nylon cable tie, Part No. 56991.
body cavity with Dow Corning 737 sealant, making sure the 1 IN. LOCK
sealant completely covers each of the butt splices. (2.54 cm) NUT

9. Apply Dow Corning 737 Sealant to the other strain relief


threads and thread the second strain relief onto the splice body. 1/4 IN.
(.635 cm)
10. With a wrench on both strain relief lock nuts, simultaneously INSTALLED
DETECTION
tighten both ends. WIRE

Specifications: STRAIN RELIEF


TERMINAL BLOCK CONNECTOR
Allowable cable type: Smooth, round jacketed WITH 4.7 OHM
RESISTOR
Allowable cable outside diameter: .08 in. (2 mm) minimum,
E.O.L.
.24 in. (6.1 mm) maximum CAP
Butt splice: SPC Technology type CCT-DY-1818 FIGURE 33a
002774
Crimping tool for butt splice: SPC Technology Type CCT-8440-0
2. Route the detection wire through a strain relief at the bottom
Acceptable wire size: 22 AWG (.0253 in. (.6 mm) diameter) to 18 of the SC-N control module, to the terminal strip in the control
AWG (.0403 in. (1 mm) diameter) module. Make certain wire is not exposed to damage. See
Sealant: Dow Corning 737 Figure 34.
Environmental Protection Rating: IP68 per IEC Standards,
NEMA 4X per NEMA Standards
UL Recognized, CSA Certified Strain Reliefs
INSTALLATION
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DETECTION WIRE INSTALLATION (Continued) CABLE


CLAMP
Wiring (Continued) PROTECTIVE
SHRINK SLEEVE
MOUNTING
3. On the terminal block at the control module, install the wires to BRACKET RUBBER TUBING
terminals No. 3 and 4. See Figure 34. Note: It is not necessary SLEEVES

to be concerned about polarity when installing these wires.


DETECTION
CIRCUIT 1/4-20 x 1/2
PINS SOCKET HEAD
SCREW

3 4
1/4-20 x 5/8
SOCKET HEAD
SCREW (2)
SPOT
DETECTOR

FIGURE 35
000875

3. Starting at the Ansul CHECKFIRE SC-N Control Module,


measure and route the cable to the first detector. Note: If pro-
FIGURE 34 tective tubing is to be used, make certain cable is run through
002765 it between each detector.
4. The circuit cable is 3 conductor. It consists of two insulated
THERMAL DETECTOR INSTALLATION wires and one bare ground wire. Cut all wires equal in length
When installing the Ansul spot detectors, use only components and strip the outer jacket and inner sheath back 1 1/4 in.
approved by Ansul. These components consist of the following: (3.2 cm). Note: Make certain not to cut into the insulation on
Mounting Bracket Shipping Assembly, Part No. 416221 the two insulated wires or cut into the bare ground wire. See
Consists of one mounting bracket. Figure 35.
Detector Clamp Package Shipping Assembly, Part No. 416214 5. With the outer jacket and sheath cut back, strip the insulation
(for use with protective tubing) Consists of (2) cable clamps, on the two inner wires 1/4 in. (.6 cm). See Figure 36.
(2) 1/4-20 x 1/2 in. socket head screws, (4) flatwashers, 6. Slide the rubber sleeves from the AMP connector over the 3
(2) spacers, and (2) 1/4-20 x 5/8 in. socket head screws. wires. The small end of the sleeves must be toward the striped
Detector Clamp Package Shipping Assembly, Part No. 416762 end of the wires. See Figure 36.
(for use without protective tubing) Consists of (2) cable 7. Slide a piece of heat shrinkable tubing onto the cable. See
clamps, (2) 1/4-20 x 1/2 in. socket head screws, (4) flatwashers, Figure 36.
and (2) 1/4-20 x 5/8 in. socket head screws. 8. Crimp the pins onto all three wires, using AMP crimping tool,
Detector Connector Package Shipping Assembly, Part No. AMP part No. 90277-1. See Figure 36. This tool is required for
416213 Consists of (2) connector housings, (6) pins, and proper crimping. It can be purchased through your local elec-
(2) heat shrinkable sleeves. tronics distributor or is available through Ansul as Part No.
Protective Tubing Shipping Assembly, Part No. 416215 416784.
Consists of 100 ft. (30.5 m) of tubing. 9. Press the pins into the connector housing. The two insulated
Multi-Conductor Cable, Part No. 417055 Cable can be ordered wires go into holes 2 and 3 and the bare ground wire goes into
from Ansul or can be supplied by others. If supplied by others, hole 1. Make certain each locks into place. The bare ground
cable must have a temperature rating of 392 F (200 C) mini- wire must go into hole 1 but it makes no difference which of
mum, 16-18 gauge, two conductor with drain, minimum O.D. of the two insulated wires goes into hole 2 or 3. See Figure 36.
.230 in. (.58 cm). 10. Press the rubber sleeves into the connector holes.
AMP crimping tool, Part No. 416784. 11. Fit the heat shrinkable tubing over the connector so it covers
To properly install the thermal detector, complete the following: approximately 3/8 in. to 1/2 in. (.9 cm to 1.3 cm) of the con-
nector. Heat the tubing with an approved heat gun, shrinking
1. Secure the mounting bracket(s) near the hazard. Make certain the tubing onto the connector and cable to form a tight, water-
the bracket does not shield the detector from the heat or proof fit. See Figure 36.
flame.
12. Coat the O-ring on the detector with silicon grease, then snap
2. Attach the correct temperature range spot detector to the the connector onto the mounted detector and secure cable to
bracket using (2) two flatwashers and (2) two 1/4-20 x 5/8 in. detector bracket using appropriate cable clamp and 1/4-20 x
socket head screws supplied in detector clamp package. See 1/2 in. socket head screw supplied in detector cable clamp
Figure 35. package shipping assembly.
INSTALLATION
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THERMAL DETECTOR INSTALLATION (Continued) OPTIONAL SPECTREX MODEL 20/20MI-32-A-F TRIPLE IR


(IR3) FLAME DETECTOR INSTALLATION
1/4 IN. CRIMP
(.6 cm) Mounting Bracket Installation
NOTE: Triple IR (IR3) flame detection can only be utilized as an
A
addition to standard linear detection wire or thermal detection
1 1/4 IN. installations. Also, external power source must be 18 to 24 VDC.
(3.2 cm)
Refer to ShapeEye 20/20MI-32 Triple IR3 Flame Detector User
3 and Maintenance Manual, Ansul Part No. 432485 for detailed
RUBBER
PINS information concerning sensitivity settings, area of coverage, and
SLEEVES cone of vision, for various applications and response times for
A
2 specific fuel types.
The detector swivel mounting bracket, Part No. 432300, contains
1 (GROUND) three (3) holes sized to accept 3/8 in. bolts for mounting the brack-
et to the vehicle. Optionally, the bracket can be welded directly to
VIEW AA
GROUND the vehicle chassis if acceptable by vehicle manufacturer. If bolts
WIRE
are to be used, 3/8 in. split lock washers must be used to proper-
ly secure the mounting bolts. See Figure 37a.
1.75 IN.
(4.5 cm)

POSITION AFTER
SHRINK HEAT
TUBING TREATING
3/8 1/2 IN. .39 (3 HOLES)
(.9 1.3 cm) 7.38 IN. 5.00 IN.
(18.8 cm) (12.7 cm)

FIGURE 36
000876

13. Complete this process on each detector in the system.


1.19 IN.
14. Attach the ground wire to the vehicle ground. Do this by (3.0 cm)
mounting a sealed junction box in a convenient, protected 3.75 IN.
1.63 IN.
location. The box must be mounted to a rigid support. Run the (4.1 cm) (9.5 cm)
detection circuit cable to the box and attach to grounding 7.00 IN.
(17.8 cm)
screw. See Figure 37.
FIGURE 37a
15. Attach the end-of-line resistor assembly, Part No. 426520. See 006885

Figure 37. See instruction sheet included with end-of-line Mounting the Detector to the Bracket
resistor shipping assembly for detailed assembly information. The Triple IR3 flame detector is mounted to the swivel bracket
Exception: If system design utilizes the Triple IR flame using 1/4-20 x 1 in. hex head bolts with split lock washers and
detection option, do not install the end of line resistor nuts. The bolts, lock washers, and nuts are provided with the
assembly. When detection wire installation is completed, detector shipping assembly, Part No. 432480. when looking direct-
refer to Triple IR Flame Detection System installation ly at the face of the detector, the detector must be mounted with
instructions. the connector facing either to the left or right, whichever provides
16. Run cable to the terminal strip at the control module. Make the least amount of strain on the connector cable. Do not position
certain cable is not subject to damage. Install cable to termi- the detector with the connector facing either up or down.
nals 3 and 4.
Mounting Starter and Following Junction/Cable Assembly
The Starter Junction/Cable Assembly, Part No. 432477, and the
Following Junction/Cable Assembly, Part No. 432478, are supplied
GROUND
WIRE with the necessary hardware for mounting to the bracket. They
E.O.L. RESISTOR must always be mounted with the receptacles in the down posi-
ASSEMBLY, JUNCTION
PART NO. 426520 BOX tion. The Junction/Cable Assembly is provided with two (2) 10-32
DETECTION
CIRCUIT
sealing screws that are factory threaded into two (2) threaded
holes in the bottom of the junction back box. Additionally, two (2)
GROUND 8-32 socket head screws are provided, which are to be inserted
SCREW* into two (2) corner mounting holes in the back box. These mount-
ing holes are outside the gasketed area of the back box. To mount
the back box to the bracket, locate the pre-assembled 10-32
* THIS GROUNDING APPARATUS NEEDS TO BE AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE screws into the holes provided in the bracket and while using a
TO THE SC-N CONTROL MODULE.
screwdriver to keep the screws from backing out, fasten the back
FIGURE 37 box to the bracket using two 10-32 locknuts provided with the junc-
002766 tion box assembly. Then, insert the two (2) 8-32 socket head
screws into the mounting holes provided in the back box and
secure using the two (2) 8-32 lock nuts provided with the junction
box assembly.
INSTALLATION
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REV. 2

BRACKET INSTALLATION (Continued) Component Interconnections


Wiring Detection Circuit and 18-24 VDC to Starter Junction Each interconnecting cable plug and receptacle is keyed and
Cable Assembly color-code. Gray plugs fasten only to gray receptacles, and black
Note: The primary detection in any area of a vehicle being pro- plugs fasten only to black receptacles. Additionally, each plug and
tected is thermal (linear or spot) detection. To satisfy this require- receptacle is keyed to prevent improper positioning of the connec-
ment in areas where it is desired to have flame detection, either tors when mating the plugs to the receptacles. After making the
linear or spot thermal detection must first be installed as the pri- plug to receptacle connection, grab the connector body (avoid
mary detection for full coverage of that area. Once the primary squeezing the latches), and tug slightly to ensure that the con-
detection requirement is satisfied, flame detectors can then be nector is locked into the receptacle. Refer to Figure 38 for compo-
added for fast response to fire in select locations of the area being nent interconnect details.
protected. The start of the detection circuit wiring to the flame Positioning Detectors
detector(s) must be connected to the end of the thermal detection
circuit wiring. The swivel bracket allows the detectors to be positioned at various
viewing angles. To prevent accumulation of water and dirt on the
The 18-24 VDC supply required to operate the detector must be lens, the face of the detector should never be positioned to view
connected to a plug in the terminal block provided on the Starter above the horizontal plane, i.e. "looking up". Once the detector is
Junction/Cable Assembly printed circuit board. The 18-24 VDC position as desired, check the tightness of all of the bolts on the
supply cable must be a 16-18 AWG, two (2) conductor, jacketed bracket.
cable with an outer diameter of 0.13 to 0.25 (0.3 to 0.6 cm). The
cable is fed through one of the water tight strain reliefs located in The detector is shipped with standard factory set sensitivity
the back box and connected to the terminal block plug provided options. If different sensitivity and function options are required,
with the junction box assembly. Polarity (+) and () must be refer to SharpEye WinHost Programming Manual, Part No.
observed when making the connection. Terminal No. 1 is positive 432484 for detailed information.
(+) and terminal No. 2 is negative (). A label is provided in the After detector(s) have been properly mounted, refer to Figure 38
junction box cover assembly indicating how connections are to be for information on wiring detector(s) to CHECKFIRE SC-N
made. module.
The detection circuit is also fed through a strain relief and con- Note: Supervision End Plug, Part No. 432481, must be installed
nected to the plug in the terminal block provided on the Starter into junction box terminal on last cable assembly in the system.
Junction/Cable Assembly printed circuit board. Observing polarity See Figure 38.
on the detection circuit wiring is not necessary.

BATTERY POWER
SHUTDOWN COMMON

ALARM
TROUBLE COMMON
EXT 12/24VDC BAT
EXT 12/24VDC BAT
DETECTION INPUT
DETECTION INPUT

RELEASE OUTPUT
RELEASE OUTPUT

DETECTION
ALARM COMMON

SHUTDOWN NO

RELEASE
SHUTDOWN NC
MANUAL INPUT
MANUAL INPUT

TROUBLE NO
ALARM NO

ALARM NC

DELAY RESET

CHECKFIRE SCN
CONTROL MODULE
+

+
-

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
+

DETECTION INPUT +

RELEASE OUTPUT +
-

DETECTION INPUT -

RELEASE OUTPUT -

SHUTDOWN COMMON
SHUTDOWN NO

SHUTDOWN NC
TROUBLE COMMON
TROUBLE NO

ALARM COMMON
ALARM NO

ALARM NC
MANUAL INPUT
MANUAL INPUT
EXT 12/24VDC BAT
EXT 12/24VDC BAT

18 TO 24 VDC
EXTERNAL
POWER
+ -
LINEAR DETECTION
WIRE (RUN
CABLE MUST BE ROUND AND HAVE A THROUGH HAZARD
TEMPERATURE RATING OF 392 F (200 C) MINIMUM, AREA) OR THERMAL
16-18 GAUGE, TWO CONDUCTOR WITH DRAIN, DETECTOR WIRING
WITH AN O.D. OF 0.13 IN. TO 0.25 IN. (0.3 to .6 cm)
EXTERNAL POWER FROM
DETECTION CIRCUIT FROM VEHICLE BATTERY TO
SC-N TERMINALS 3 AND 4 TERMINALS 1 (+) AND 2 ()
TO TERMINALS 3 AND 4 ON ON STARTER
STARTER JUNCTION/CABLE JUNCTION/CABLE ASSEMBLY
ASSEMBLY

(OPTIONAL)
IR3 DETECTION

PLUG-PLUG CABLE
SUPERVISION SEE DETAIL A BELOW
FOLLOWING ASSEMBLY
END PLUG, DETAIL B
JUNCTION/ SEE
PART NO.
CABLE DETAIL B
432481
ASSEMBLY, PART
NO. 432478

OPTIONAL IR3 DETECTION ADDED TO STANDARD LINEAR DETECTOR WIRE


INSTALLATION OR THERMAL DETECTOR INSTALLATION
DETAIL A FIGURE 38
STARTER JUNCTION/CABLE ASSEMBLY 006834
INSTALLATION
7-1-03 Page 21
REV. 2

PNEUMATIC/LINEAR DETECTOR INSTALLATION


The pneumatic/linear fire detection system, Part No. 416113, is a ! CAUTION
Systron Donner Model 808-DRV. This detection system is
completely compatible with the Ansul CHECKFIRE SC-N control Do not attach squib connector to live squib at this time. If squib
module. is connected, the squib could be actuated accidentally during
installation.
Each detection system is shipped with a detailed Installation,
Maintenance Manual. 1. Locate the squib connector end of the assembly at the squib
When installation the pneumatic/linear detection system to an inlet port on the pneumatic actuator. Route the cable from that
Ansul CHECKFIRE SC-N control module, use connector/cable location, through the strain relief, to the terminal strip at the
assembly, Part No. 416216, and install per Figure 39. control module. See Figure 40.
NOTE: Attach end-of-line resistor assembly by following the 2. Leaving a little slack, cut off excess cable.
detailed steps listed on the instruction sheet included with the end- 3. Strip the internal wires approximately 1/4 in. (.6 cm) and
of-line resistor shipping assembly. securely fasten the red/green leads to Terminal 7 and the
MULTIPLE DETECTORS black/white leads to Terminal 8 on the control module. See
OUT Figure 40.
EOL RESISTOR ASSEMBLY,
CONTROL PART NO. 426520
MODULE 4.7 K, 1/8 W (SEE E.O.L. RESISTOR
TERMINAL ASSEMBLY INSTALLATION
BLOCK 3 4 INSTRUCTIONS, PAGE 17) RELEASE CIRCUIT

BLUE 7 8
GREEN
GREEN RED GREEN RED BLACK/WHITE
RED/ WIRE
BLUE ORANGE BLUE ORANGE GREEN
WIRE
A B C D A B C D A B C D

808-DRV

SINGLE DETECTOR FIGURE 40


002767
OUT
CONTROL 4. Attach the release circuit tester, Part No. 423541, at this time.
MODULE This will be required when performing the functional test,
TERMINAL BLOCK
EOL RESISTOR
starting at Page 21.
3 4
ASSEMBLY,
PART NO. 426520 EXTERNAL POWER CONNECTION
4.7 K, 1/8 W (SEE
ORANGE E.O.L. RESISTOR In some cases, the customer may prefer external power input from
ASSEMBLY
GREEN
INSTALLATION the vehicle battery.
RED BLUE INSTRUCTIONS,
PAGE 17) This external power is wired into the control module terminal strip
on Terminals No.1 (+) and 2 (). See Figure 36. See Component
A B C D
Index in Appendix Section for list of Power Wiring and Battery
Connection Assemblies.
EXTERNAL 12/24 VDC CIRCUIT
TERMINALS 1 (+) AND 2 ()

808-DRV
FIGURE 39 1 2
001059

SQUIB LEAD CONNECTOR


Squib connector cable assembly, Part No. 79062, is supplied with
the CHECKFIRE SC-N shipping assemblies (Part No. 423500 and
423538). The cable assembly is precut to 20 in. (51 cm) to reach
between the actuator assembly and the control module on a stan-
dard bracket. An optional connector assembly, Part No. 422747, is
15 ft. (4.6 m) long and it can be cut to any length required to make
the connection between the control module and the pneumatic
actuator.
If the control module and pneumatic actuator are mounted on the
same bracket, the squib connector included with the control mod-
ule shipping assembly should be used and no cutting to length is TO VEHICLE BATTERY
FIGURE 36
required. 002768
INSTALLATION
7-1-03 Page 22
REV. 2

OPTIONAL PRESSURE SWITCH/ELECTRIC PULL STATION External Power Circuit Test


The pressure switch circuit must be wired to Terminals 5 and 6 on Check the external power circuit by disconnecting the fuse and
the control module terminal strip. The pressure switch circuit must checking to see that a power trouble is present. Replace the fuse
also have an end of line resistor assembly, Part No. 426520, and check to see that the control module returns to normal.
installed in the circuit. See Figure 42.
NOTE: If pressure switch/electric pull station circuit is not used, a Detection Circuit Functional Test
4.7 k ohm resistor must be connected across terminals NOTICE
inside the control module. NOTE: Before installing the Before conducting the functional test, each time
resistor, check to verify that the resistor is the correct delay setting must be known.
value. The resistor value can be identified by the following 1. Using a short length of insulated wire stripped at both ends,
designation printed on the resistor 4751F. If the printing hold one end of the wire to Terminal 3 and hold the other end
cannot be read, use an ohmmeter and measure for cor- to Terminal 4. See Figure 43.
rect resistance of 4.7k ohm.
DETECTION CIRCUIT
PRESSURE SWITCH/ELECTRIC
TERMINALS 3 AND 4
PULL STATION CIRCUIT
TERMINALS 5 AND 6 JUMPER
3 4

DETECTION
CIRCUIT
WIRING

4.7 K OHM
E.O.L. RESISTOR
ASSEMBLY, PART
NO. 426520

NOTE: ALL
CONNECTIONS MUST
BE WATERTIGHT.
PRESSURE SWITCH
NOTE: MAKE CERTAIN PRESSURE SWITCH E.O.L.
RESISTOR CONNECTIONS ARE WATERPROOF.
FIGURE 42 FIGURE 43
002769 002770

Hold the wire on the terminals for a time which is shorter than
FUNCTION TEST the time programmed in for the first time delay.
Before conducting the following FUNCTION TEST, connect the The following will take place while the jumper wire is being
internal battery to the front cover using the battery extender cable held on the terminals:
assembly, Part No. 426604, and connect the Extender Test Cable
Assembly, Part No. 426601, to the terminal strip inside the back The RED Alarm LED and sounder will pulse at a rate of two
box and the mating terminal strip inside the cover. (The Extender times per second
Test Cable Assembly allows separation of the cover from the back The first time delay cycle will start
box while maintaining circuit integrity.
The alarm relay will activate (non-latching)
Depress the RESET button on the control module. This will set
After verifying the above, remove the jumper wire. The control
the module to normal. Reset will be acknowledged by the control
module will reset to normal (as long as the cycle for Time
module with short pulses from the sounder.
Delay No. 1 has not been exceeded). Normal is when only the
At this point, the GREEN Power LED should be the only LED GREEN Power LED is pulsing and no other LEDs or the Audio
pulsing. Alarm are operating. Also, the alarm relay will return to
NOTICE normal.
When performing any of the functional test, 2. This next test will verify the settings of the time delays. Again,
make certain the release circuit tester, Part No. hold the jumper wire on Terminals 3 and 4. Continue to hold
423541, is attached to the squib lead connector. the jumper wire on these terminals until the second time delay
The following tests will verify that the system will operate upon has started. Once the second time delay has started, the
receiving an electrical signal from a detection device (simulated jumper wire can be removed.
fire condition) or when actuated using an electric pull station. The The following will take place while the jumper wire is being
accuracy of the time delay setting(s) will also be verified during this held on the terminals:
test. If the system is connected to a vehicle shutdown device, the The RED Alarm LED and sounder will pulse at a rate of two
vehicle should be left running during this test to verify that the shut- times per second
down device is functioning. If noted results are not attained, refer
to the Troubleshooting Section of this manual for corrective action. The first time delay cycle will start and time through its
cycle
The alarm relay will activate (non-latching)
INSTALLATION
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REV. 1

FUNCTION TEST (Continued) The RED Alarm LED and sounder will pulse at a rate of
Detection Circuit Functional Test (Continued) four times per second
The alarm relay will operate immediately (latching)
After the first time delay has completed its cycle, the following
will take place: The shutdown relay will operate immediately (latching)
The RED Alarm LED and sounder will pulse at a rate of A single time delay cycle will start (during test, verify length
four times per second of delay)
The second time delay cycle will start and time through its After the single time delay cycle is completed, the release cir-
cycle cuit (squib) will actuate, causing the GREEN LED on the squib
tester to illuminate.
The alarm relay will activate (latching)
2. Reset squib test module by pressing the reset button on the
The shut-down relay will activate (latching), causing vehicle
tester. Do not disconnect the test module at this time.
shutdown
3. Push the RESET button on the CHECKFIRE SC-N Control
At the end of the second time delay cycle, the release cir-
Module and the module will return to the normal condition.
cuit (squib) will activate, causing the GREEN LED on the
squib tester to illuminate. 4. If required, make certain to reset any auxiliary shutdown
devices.
3. After the jumper wire has been removed, reset squib test
module by pressing the reset button on the tester. Pressure Switch Option
4. Disconnect the squib lead from the squib test module lead 1. Using the jumper wire, hold the wire on terminals 5 and 6. This
adaptor and verify that the module is indicating both a RED is the pressure switch circuit. The following will take place:
alarm LED and a YELLOW release fault LED. The alarm relay will operate (latching)
5. Reconnect the squib lead to the squib test module lead adap- The shutdown relay will operate (latching)
tor and push the RESET button on the CHECKFIRE SC-N
control module. The module will return to the normal condition. The RED alarm LED and the sounder will pulse at a rate of
four times per second.
6. If required, make certain to reset any auxiliary shutdown
devices. 2. Push the RESET button on the CHECKFIRE SC-N Control
Module and the module will return to the normal condition.
Pressure Switch/Manual Pull Initiating Circuit 3. If required, make certain to reset any auxiliary shutdown
During the programming requirements of the pressure devices.
switch/manual pull circuit, two options are available. The first
option allows the circuit to be programmed for immediate release PLACING THE SYSTEM IN SERVICE
and the second option allows for shutdown/time delay/release. If After all testing has been successfully completed, the system may
choosing the shutdown/time delay/release option, the program- be placed in service.
ming will also require a length of time delay to be chosen.
Make certain cartridge is not installed when completing the
When performing this functional test, it is necessary to know following steps:
whether the first or second option was programmed into the
module. 1. Install squib by completing the following steps:

Immediate Release Option ! CAUTION


1. Using the jumper wire, hold the wire on Terminals 5 and 6.
The squib is an explosive device. Do not attach connec-
This is the pull station circuit. If the circuit was programmed for
tor onto squib until squib is installed in actuator body. If
immediate release, the following will take place:
the squib is actuated outside of the actuator body, possi-
The RED Alarm LED and the sounder will pulse at a rate of ble personal injury could result.
four times per second
The alarm relay will operate (latching) a. Screw squib into upper-right inlet hole in actuator body and
The shutdown relay will operate (latching) wrench tighten. See Figure 44.

The release circuit (squib) will activate, causing the


GREEN LED on the squib tester to illuminate
2. Reset squib test module by pressing the reset button on the
tester. Do not disconnect the test module at this time. SQUIB
3. Push the RESET button on the CHECKFIRE SC-N Control
Module and the module will return to the normal condition.
4. If required, make certain to reset any auxiliary shutdown
devices.
Shutdown/Time Delay/Release Option
1. Using the jumper wire, hold the wire on Terminals 5 and 6.
This is the pull station circuit. If the circuit was programmed for
shutdown/time delay/release, the following will take place:
FIGURE 44
000882
INSTALLATION
7-1-03 Page 24
REV. 2

PLACING THE SYSTEM IN SERVICE (Continued) 2. Push RESET button on CHECKFIRE SC-N Control Module
b. Unscrew protective cap from squib and remove spring to reset system. Note: Depress RESET button for at least 3
(shunt). Retain these components for possible future use. seconds.
See Figure 45. 3. Pull ring pin and push strike button on manual/automatic actu-
ator several times to ensure smooth movement.
! CAUTION 4. Install LT-10-R cartridge into manual/automatic actuator by
completing the following steps. See Figure 47.
The control module could be damaged and the fire
suppression system may not operate if the squib a. Make certain puncture pin is fully retracted and insert ring
spring (shunt) is not removed. Always remove cap and pin through actuator body into puncture pin shaft. Attach
spring (shunt) before installing squib connector. visual inspection seal, Part No. 197.
b. Remove shipping cap and weigh cartridge before installing.
Replace if weight is 1/4 ounce (7.1 g) or more below weight
stamped on LT-10-R cartridge.
c. Screw cartridge into actuator body and hand tighten.

SPRING (SHUNT)

PROTECTIVE RING PINNED


CAP AND SEALED

FIGURE 45
000883

c. Remove test module from squib connector and firmly hand


tighten squib connector unto squib. See Figure 46. LT-10-R CARTRIDGE

HAND TIGHTEN
FIGURE 47
000885

FIGURE 46
002771

NOTICE
When the squib connector is removed from the
test module, the control module YELLOW
Release Trouble LED and Sounder will temporar-
ily pulse. This will stop when squib is connected.

! CAUTION

Make certain cartridge is not installed at this time. The fire


suppression system will discharge dry chemical if the
cartridge is installed when operating the strike button.
INSTALLATION
7-1-03 Page 25
REV. 2

PLACING THE SYSTEM IN SERVICE (Continued)


5. If a vehicle shutdown device is installed and the shutdown
time delay is being used, complete the following steps: See
Figure 48.
a. Affix the IN CASE OF FIRE nameplate, Part No. 79060,
near the operators line of vision.
b. Using Label No. 79404, cut along the dotted line to remove
the required number square.
c. Peel the protective backing from the number square to
expose the adhesive.
d. Place the number square on the space provided in the third
sentence of Label No. 79060: THIS VEHICLE WILL AUTO-
MATICALLY SHUTDOWN AFTER_____SECONDS.

FIGURE 48
000886

6. If a vehicle shutdown device is NOT installed, affix the WHEN


FIRE ALARM SOUNDS nameplate, Part No. 71086, near the
operators line of vision. See Figure 49.

FIGURE 49
000887
IN CASE OF FIRE
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REV. 2

Read these precautions carefully until they are clearly understood. Manual System Actuation
All equipment operators or anyone who has any responsibility for The system can be actuated manually by pulling the ring pin and
the equipment should fully understand how the CHECKFIRE striking the red button on the manual/automatic actuator as shown
SC-N Detection and Actuation System operates. Every operator in Figure 50. Again, bring the equipment to a safe stop, shut off the
should be fully trained in these procedures. engine, manually actuate the system, move a safe distance from
1. When the system alarm sounds, bring the equipment to a safe the vehicle, and stand by with a hand portable extinguisher.
controlled stop, shut off the engine, and exit. (Equipment left
running may add fuel to the fire or reignite the fire with heat or
! CAUTION
sparks.)
Automatic Equipment Shutdown The CHECKFIRE SC-N Manual actuation will result in immediate system discharge
system is equipped with a shutdown relay and time delay. If a which may obscure vision. Make certain vehicle is stopped
shutdown device is connected to the system, all responsible safely before manually actuating the system. Manual actuation
personnel should understand shutdown device operation and will bypass all auxiliary shutdown and alarm functions.
the length of the time delay (in seconds). If the DELAY button
(on the control module cover) is pushed and released before 2
the end of the shutdown time delay period, the time delay will
automatically repeat itself. This delay can be repeated (using STRIKE
BUTTON
the DELAY button) as many times as is necessary to stop the
vehicle safely before it shuts down. (The DELAY button can
also be held in indefinitely to delay shutdown the shutdown
delay will then restart after the button is released.)
2. Move away from the equipment taking a hand portable extin- PULL RING
guisher along if possible. 1
PIN

3.
! WARNING

In case of fire, evacuate area to lessen risk of injury from


flames, heat, hazardous vapors, explosions, or other
hazards that may be created.

Stand by with a hand portable extinguisher to guard against


any fire that may reignite after the fire suppression system has FIGURE 50
been discharged. Remain alert until the equipment cools and 002773

the possibility of reignition is no longer a threat.


RECHARGE
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For continued protection, the CHECKFIRE SC-N Detection and


Actuation System and the fire suppression system must be
recharged immediately after operation.
Before performing the recharge steps, determine the cause of the
UPPER PORTION
system discharge. OF BODY
1. Remove the 4 screws holding the cover to the back box and
remove the cover.
2. Remove the battery from the back box. Note: If system con- BASE
OF STEM
tains optional vehicle power, also disconnect the wire leads at LUBRICATE O-RING
WITH SILICONE GREASE
the vehicle battery.
3. Remove the empty LT-10-R cartridge from the manual/auto- PUNCTURE PIN
matic actuator.
4. If the system was manually actuated Skip steps 5, 6, and
proceed to step 7.
5. If the system was automatically actuated Unscrew the
SPRING
squib lead connector. Remove the squib from the RESET
manual/automatic actuator. POSITION

6. Clean and lubricate the manual/automatic actuator by com- APPROXIMATELY


1/16 IN. (1.6 mm)
pleting the following steps. See Figure 51. 1/16 (1.6 mm) ACTUATOR
BODY
NOTICE
If the system was actuated manually and the
squib was not actuated, cleaning is not neces-
sary. FIGURE 51
000888

a. Remove jam nut and slide actuator out of mounting bracket.


NOTICE
b. Unscrew upper portion of actuator body. When puncture pin is fully reset, cutting point of
c. Using a pencil eraser, apply pressure to the bottom of the pin will be located approximately 1/16 in.
puncture pin. This will force the puncture pin and spring out (1.6 mm) below threads in lower actuator body.
of the actuator body. 7. In the case of a fire, replace all linear detection wire and spot
d. Thoroughly clean carbon deposits from base of stem, detector cable. See Section III, Installation, for instructions.
puncture pin, spring, and inside surface of actuator body. a. Inspect all spot thermal detectors, if used, for damage, and
e. After all components are clean and dry, liberally lubricate verify that each one has reset to its normal operational
O-rings with a good grade of extreme temperature silicone mode. (With the detection wiring disconnected from the
grease. detector, using a multimeter, check to verify that there is no
continuity between any of the detector pin connections.)
f. Reassemble actuator, reinstall into bracket, and securely
tighten jam nut. b. If Spectrex Model 20/20MI-32-A-F Triple IR (IR3) flame
detection is utilized, inspect detectors and verify they have
g. Pull ring pin and push strike button several times to spread not been damaged. Make certain all detectors have been
grease and ensure free movement of puncture pin. reset to their normal operating condition. Refer to User and
h. With strike button in the up position, insert ring pin through Maintenance Manual (Ansul Part No. 432485) and follow
actuator body into puncture pin shaft. Install visual inspec- the detector maintenance instructions outlined on Page 18
tion seal, Part No. 197. in the manual to verify detector operation.
NOTE: The functional operation of the IR3 flame detectors
should result in an alarm condition in the CHECKFIRE SC-N
module.
8. Recharge the fire suppression system in accordance with the
corresponding manual.
9. Test the system and place into service by completing the
steps listed under FUNCTIONAL TEST.
10. Record date of recharge on a tag or in permanent record file.
Notify operating personnel that the system is back in service.
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
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To ensure the CHECKFIRE SC-N Electric Detection and Actuation d. Disconnect the detection wiring and check the resistance
System will operate as intended, proper inspection and mainte- across the field wiring circuit to verify detection circuit con-
nance procedures must be performed at the specified intervals. tinuity and the proper end of line resistance. The end of line
resistance should read 4.7k ohms.
DAILY INSPECTIONS e. After the detection circuit has been tested, reconnect the
The vehicle operator must check the system daily by visually ver- detection wiring to terminals TB-3 and TB-4.
ifying that the GREEN power LED is flashing and no other LED is 7. If IR3 flame detection is utilized, refer to User and
illuminated. Also, no audio alarm should be sounding. If any other Maintenance Manual (Ansul Part No. 432485) for detector
conditions exist, contact the local authorized Ansul distributor or maintenance instructions. Follow the maintenance steps out-
whoever has been trained and authorized by Ansul to perform lined on Page 18 in the manual.
inspection and maintenance checks.
NOTE: The functional operation of the IR3 flame detectors
MAINTENANCE should result in an alarm condition in the CHECKFIRE
SC-N module.
To give maximum assurance that the system will operate as
intended, maintenance must be performed at six-month intervals 8. If thermal detectors are used, check that they are securely
or sooner depending on the operating environment or mainte- mounted and have not corroded or been damaged.
nance schedule. Maintenance should be performed by an autho- NOTICE
rized Ansul distributor or someone who has been trained and If a vehicle shutdown device is installed, the
authorized by Ansul to perform maintenance checks. vehicle should be running at this time to verify
1. Check all mounting bolts for tightness or corrosion. that the device is functioning properly.
2. Remove the LT-10-R cartridge from the manual/automatic 9. If external power is used, measure the voltage at terminals
actuator, install shipping cap, and set aside in a safe location. 1 and 2 to ensure that the 12/24 VDC is present. Check mon-
itoring of the external power by removing the in-line fuse and
checking to see that a power trouble condition is present.
! CAUTION
Replace fuse and depress the RESET button on the control
Cartridge must be removed before continuing with the fol- module.
lowing steps or accidental system actuation will take 10. Check first time delay Alarm to Shutdown Using a short
place when squib is actuated. length of insulated wire stripped at both ends, hold one end of
the wire to Terminal 3 and the other end to Terminal 4 on the
control module. See Figure 52.
! CAUTION DETECTION CIRCUIT
TERMINALS 3 AND 4
Do not actuate squib unless it is installed in actuator JUMPER
body. If the squib is actuated outside of actuator body, it 3 4

will detonate causing possible personal injury.

3. Five Year Squib Replacement The squib must be replaced


DETECTION
after being in service for five years. (The month and year of CIRCUIT
manufacture is stamped on the squib hex surface.) Proper dis- WIRING
posal of the squib is accomplished by actuating the squib with-
in the actuator body. If this is required, skip Steps 4 and 5
which deal with installing the test module in place of the squib.
By skipping steps 4 and 5, the squib will be actuated during
the following test procedures.

! CAUTION

Make certain the cartridge is removed from the actuator.


Failure to do so will cause system discharge when squib FIGURE 52
is actuated. 002770

Using a jumper wire, temporarily short Terminals 3 and 4,


4. Remove the squib lead connector from the squib. removing the jumper before the end of the first time delay
5. Hand tighten the squib lead connector onto the test module, cycle. This will test the non-latching function of the first time
Part No. 423541. delay. While the wire is being held in place, the RED Alarm
LED will pulse and the sounder will operate.
6. Inspect the detection and interconnecting wiring as follows:
Remove the jumper wire. At this point, both the RED Alarm
a. Check for wear due to vibration at penetrations, around cor- LED and the sounder will stop pulsing and the first time delay
ners, etc. will recycle back to zero. The control module will return to nor-
b. Check for damage from direct impact or other abuse. mal with only the GREEN Power LED on.
c. Check for tightness at points of securement. Make certain
fasteners have not come loose which would allow the wire
to sag or shift.
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MAINTENANCE (Continued) 17. Push RESET button on CHECKFIRE SC-N Control Module
11. Check second time delay Shutdown to Discharge to reset system.
Once again, hold the wire on Terminals 3 and 4. The RED
Alarm LED and the Audio Alarm will pulse. Hold the wire on ! CAUTION
the terminals for a period longer than what the first time delay
is set up for. While holding the wire on the terminals, time the The fire suppression system will discharge dry chemical if
length of the first time delay to verify that it is the same as what the cartridge is installed when operating the strike button.
it was set for. Do not install cartridge at this time.
At the end of the first time delay cycle, the pulse rate of the
18. Pull ring pin and push strike button on manual/automatic actu-
Audio Alarm will change. This will start the cycle of the second
ator several times to ensure smooth movement.
time delay. At this point, the timing cycle is latched, and the
wire jumper need not be held on the terminals. Also at this NOTICE
point, the shutdown relay will operate, causing the vehicle to If lever does not operate smoothly, clean and
shutdown. lubricate internal components by completing
Time the length of the second time delay to confirm that it is Step No. 6 on Page 27 in Recharge Section.
the same as what has been set. 19. Yearly Remove control module cover screws and replace
When the second time delay cycle is completed, the release internal 3.6 VDC lithium battery, Part No. 423520. Record date
circuit will activate causing the GREEN LED on the test mod- of new battery installation on label located near battery.
ule to illuminate or in the case of the five year squib replace- Reinstall control module cover and depress RESET button.
ment, the squib will fire.
! CAUTION
12. (If used) Reset test module by pressing the reset button on the
tester. Contact your local waste management company for informa-
13. Disconnect the squib lead from the squib test module lead tion concerning the correct disposal of lithium batteries.
adaptor and verify that the module is indicating both a RED
alarm LED and a YELLOW release fault LED. Reconnect the
20. Reinstall LT-10-R cartridge by completing the following steps:
squib lead to the squib test module lead adaptor.
a. Make certain puncture pin is fully retracted and insert ring
14. Complete the following steps only if the squib has been actu-
pin through actuator body into puncture pin shaft. Attach
ated. Otherwise, go to Step No. 15.
visual inspection seal, Part No. 197.
a. Unscrew the squib lead connector from the squib and
b. Remove shipping cap and weigh cartridge before installing.
remove the squib from the actuator body.
Replace if weight is 1/4 ounce (7.1 g) or more below weight
b. Clean manual/automatic actuator by referring to Step 6 on stamped on LT-10-R cartridge.
Page 26 in Recharge Section.
c. Screw cartridge into actuator body and hand tighten.
c. Screw replacement squib into the upper-right hole in the
21. Reset any auxiliary shutdown and alarm equipment in accor-
actuator body and wrench tighten.
dance with manufacturers instructions.
d.
CAUTION 22. Record date of maintenance on an affixed tag or in a perma-
!
nent record file.
The control module could be damaged and the fire sup-
pression system may not operate if the squib spring
(shunt) is not removed. Always remove cap and spring
(shunt) before installing squib connector.

Unscrew protective cap from replacement squib and


remove spring (shunt). Retain these components for possi-
ble future use.
e. Line up index slot in squib lead connector with index tab on
squib. Then, hand tighten squib lead connector onto squib.
15. Unscrew the squib lead connector from the test module.
NOTICE
When squib lead connector is removed from test
module, the YELLOW Release LED and the
audio alarm on the control module will
temporarily pulse. This will stop when squib is
connected.
16. Line up index slot in squib lead connector with index tab on
squib. Then, hand tighten squib connector onto squib.
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DIAGNOSTICS Below is a listing and explanation of each type of recorded fault:


The diagnostics feature offers a means to pinpoint various trouble Programmed This indicates any time the unit is pro-
symptoms by displaying a flashing code on the control module grammed or a programming change has been
status LEDs. made.
If there is more than one trouble at a time, the system will display Switch Enabled This indicates that the manual programming
them in a pre-set priority. switch is enabled and the program settings
In multiple trouble situations, the first trouble must be cleared are being taken from the program switch set-
before the system will display the next one. tings.

The system must be in the trouble mode in order to display the Init Bad Log This indicates that an error has been detect-
diagnostics codes. ed in the datalog. If this occurs, the datalog is
automatically cleared and reset.
With the system in the trouble mode, depress the DELAY button.
With the DELAY button depressed, the trouble codes will be indi- Bad Checksum Indicates that an error has been detected in
cated on the LEDs. the E-Prom. If this occurs, the factory default
program settings are restored.
LED Code
_________ Trouble
_______ Soft Reset Indicates that the Reset button has been
depressed. The clock is not reset during a soft
Yellow Battery LED flashing Internal battery disconnected reset.
Yellow Battery LED flashing External battery disconnected +12 (24V) Low Indicates that the external power input voltage
Red Alarm LED flashing has dropped below a Normal threshold level
and is in need of servicing.
Yellow Release LED flashing Release circuit is open
+12 (24V) Fault Indicates external power input voltage has
Yellow Release LED flashing Release circuit has operated dropped below the minimum operating
Red Alarm LED flashing threshold or the external power has been dis-
connected.
Yellow Detection LED flashing Detection circuit is open Int Batt Low Indicates the internal battery voltage has
Yellow Detection LED flashing Electric manual pull station dropped below a Normal threshold level and
Red Alarm LED flashing circuit is open requires servicing.
Int Batt Fault Indicates that the internal battery voltage has
HISTORY BUFFER dropped below the minimum operating
The CHECKFIRE SC-N control module is programmed to record threshold or the battery has been
faults, alarms, and programming changes in a numerical disconnected.
sequence. The module will store approximately 50 recorded Detection TD1 Indicates that the Time Delay 1 sequence has
events. If the number of events exceeds 50, the earlier events will been initiated. This occurs as a result of oper-
be erased to make room for the later ones. ation of the detection circuit.
A sample History Buffer screen appears as follows: Detection TD2 Indicates the start of the Time Delay 2
Event Number Event sequence as a result of a detection input.

0 Programmed Time (dddd:hh:mm:ss) Manual TD Indicates the start of the time delay as a result
1 Detection TD1 0000:00:01:46 of the manual input circuit being initiated.
2 Delay Engaged 0000:00:01:52 Pressure Switch Indicates activation of the pressure switch
3 Delay Released 0000:00:02:15 input circuit.
4 Detection TD2 0000:00:02:25 Delay Engaged Indicates the delay button has been
5 Squib Release 0000:00:02:35 depressed during TD1 of an alarm condition.
6 Soft Reset 0000:00:05:10
7 All Clear 0000:00:05:13 Delay Released Indicates the time the Delay button was
8 Int Batt Low 385:12:24:32 released after initiating.
9 Int Batt Fault 405:20:32:07 Detection Fault Indicates an open circuit in the detection
The recorded event indicates which circuit had a fault or an alarm circuit.
recorded. Along with the type of fault or alarm, the history buffer Manual Fault Indicates an open in the manual pull or pres-
also records the time, relative to the first event which is the pow- sure switch circuit.
ering of the unit or restoration of power. New events are recorded
by days: hours: minutes: seconds that have transpired from the last Squib Fault Indicates an open in the squib circuit or that
restoration of power. If power is removed and then restored, the the squib has fired.
counter starts over at 0000:00:00:00, however, previous history Squib Release Indicates that the control module has fired the
will be retained in the buffer. squib.
Unknown Indicates an unexplainable event in the con-
trol module circuitry.
All Clear Indicates alarm condition has been reset. This
indication occurs after TD2 clears.
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TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE
The following table designates normal operating and trouble conditions for the CHECKFIRE SC-N Detection and Actuation System.
Green Yellow Yellow Yellow
Power Power Red Detection Release Audio Alarm Shutdown Trouble Agent
Condition
________ Normal
______ Fault
_____ Alarm
_____ Fault
________ Fault
_______ Alarm
_____ Relay
_____ Relay
_________ Relay
_______ Release
_______
battery normal pulsing off off off off off normal normal normal off
module normal once every
external power 3 seconds
not used

battery normal pulsing off off pulsing off pulsing normal normal transferred off
detection fault once every once every once every
external power 3 seconds 10 seconds 10 seconds
not used

battery normal pulsing off off off pulsing pulsing normal normal transferred off
release fault once every once every
external power 10 seconds 10 seconds
not used

battery normal pulsing off off pulsing pulsing pulsing normal normal transferred off
detection fault once every once every once every
release fault 10 seconds 10 seconds 10 seconds
external power
not used

battery fault off pulsing off off off pulsing normal normal transferred off
external power normal once every once every
module normal 10 seconds 10 seconds

battery fault off pulsing off pulsing off pulsing normal normal transferred off
external power normal once every once every once every
detection fault 10 seconds 10 seconds 10 seconds

battery fault off pulsing off off pulsing pulsing normal normal transferred off
release fault once every once every once every
external power normal 10 seconds 10 seconds 10 seconds

battery fault off pulsing off pulsing pulsing pulsing normal normal transferred off
detection fault once every once every once every once every
release fault 10 seconds 10 seconds 10 seconds 10 seconds
external power normal

alarm detected pulsing off pulsing off off pulsing transferred normal normal off
alarm to shutdown once every twice twice every
period TD1 3 seconds every second second

external power fault off pulsing off pulsing pulsing pulsing normal normal transferred off
detection fault once every once every once every once every
manual pull circuit fault 10 seconds 10 seconds 10 seconds 10 seconds
release fault
battery normal

battery fault off pulsing off off off pulsing normal normal transferred off
external power fault once every once every
10 seconds 10 seconds

battery fault off pulsing off pulsing off pulsing normal normal transferred off
external power fault once every once every once every
detection fault 10 seconds 10 seconds 10 seconds
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TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE (Continued)

Green Yellow Yellow Yellow


Power Power Red Detection Release Audio Alarm Shutdown Trouble Agent
Condition
________ Normal
______ Fault
_____ Alarm
_____ Fault
________ Fault
_______ Alarm
_____ Relay
_____ Relay
_________ Relay
_______ Release
_______
battery fault off pulsing off pulsing off pulsing normal normal transferred off
external power fault once every once every once every
detection fault 10 seconds 10 seconds 10 seconds
manual pull circuit fault

battery fault off pulsing off pulsing pulsing pulsing normal normal transferred off
external power fault once every once every once every once every
detection fault 10 seconds 10 seconds 10 seconds 10 seconds
manual pull circuit
fault
release fault

manual pull circuit pulsing off pulsing off off pulsing transferred transferred normal off
activated once every 4 times 4 times
pre release period 3 seconds per second per second
(manual release
time delay)

pressure switch pulsing off pulsing off off pulsing transferred transferred normal off
activated (0 to 30 once every 4 times 4 times
seconds 3 seconds per second per second
after activated)

pressure switch pulsing off pulsing off pulsing pulsing transferred transferred transferred off
activated once every once every once every once every
(post 30+ seconds 3 seconds 10 seconds 10 seconds 10 seconds
period)

shutdown to release pulsing off pulsing off off pulsing transferred transferred normal off
period once every 4 times 4 times
(2nd time delay) 3 seconds per second per second

0 - 30 seconds pulsing off pulsing off off* pulsing transferred transferred transferred fired
after release once every 4 times 4 times
3 seconds per second per second

30+ seconds pulsing off pulsing off pulsing pulsing transferred** transferred transferred fired
after release once every once every once every once every
3 seconds 10 seconds 10 seconds 10 seconds

manual pull pulsing off off pulsing off pulsing normal normal transferred off
circuit fault once every once every once every
battery normal 3 seconds 10 seconds 10 seconds
external power normal

manual pull pulsing off off pulsing off pulsing normal normal transferred off
circuit fault once every once every once every
detection fault 3 seconds 10 seconds 10 seconds
battery normal
external power normal

manual pull pulsing off off pulsing pulsing pulsing normal normal transferred off
circuit fault once every once every once every once every
detection fault 3 seconds 10 seconds 10 seconds 10 seconds
release fault
battery normal
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TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE (Continued)

Green Yellow Yellow Yellow


Power Power Red Detection Release Audio Alarm Shutdown Trouble Agent
Condition
________ Normal
______ Fault
_____ Alarm
_____ Fault
________ Fault
_______ Alarm
_____ Relay
_____ Relay
_________ Relay
_______ Release
_______
external power fault off pulsing off off off pulsing normal normal transferred off
battery normal once every once every
10 seconds 10 seconds

external power fault off pulsing off pulsing off pulsing normal normal transferred off
detection fault once every once every once every
battery normal 10 seconds 10 seconds 10 seconds

battery fault off pulsing off off off pulsing normal normal transferred off
no external power once every once every
module normal 30 seconds 30 seconds

battery fault off pulsing off pulsing off pulsing normal normal transferred off
detection fault once every once every once every
external power 10 seconds 10 seconds 10 seconds
not used

manual pull pulsing off pulsing off off* pulsing transferred transferred transferred fired
circuit activated once every 4 times 4 times
(0-30 seconds after 3 seconds per second per second
system activation)

pressure switch pulsing off pulsing pulsing pulsing pulsing transferred transferred transferred off
activated detection once every once every once every once every once every
fault (30+ seconds 3 seconds 10 seconds 10 seconds 10 seconds 10 seconds
after system
activation)

* Will pulse if circuit opens as a result from release

** Can be silenced at this time


PROGRAMMING
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PROGRAMMING
The SC-N control module can be manually programmed by using Switch No. 1
the manual programming switch located on the control module PC If this switch is ON (Enable), it disables programming through a
board or it can be programmed from a PC through an RS232 inter- PC and enables the manual programming switch. If switch No. 1
face cable. is on, the operation of the control module will correspond to the
A number of settings can be programmed into the SC-N control settings of the other manual programming switches.
module: If this switch is OFF (Disable), the operation of the control mod-
Select initiating circuit No. 2 to operate as either an electric man- ule will correspond to the settings of the PC program
ual pull circuit or pressure switch feedback circuit
Switch No. 2
If selected as an electric manual pull circuit, it can be pro-
grammed as either shutdown/immediate release or This switch is used to select initiating circuit No. 2 to operate as
shutdown/time delay/release either an electric manual pull or a pressure switch feedback
Alarm to Shutdown (Time Delay 1) can be programmed for 5, ON = Pressure Switch Feedback
10, 20, 30 seconds OFF = Electric Manual Pull
Shutdown to Release (Time Delay 2) can be programmed for 0,
10, 20, 30 seconds Switch No. 3

The SC-N control module is factory programmed with the follow- This switch is used to select either the shutdown/ time delay/
ing defaults: release or the shutdown/immediate release mode for the elec-
tric manual pull input
First time delay (Alarm to Shutdown) = 10 seconds
This switch is only active if the switch No. 2 is in the OFF posi-
Second time delay (Shutdown to Release) = 10 seconds tion
Manual Pull = Shutdown, Time Delay (10 seconds), Release
If switch No. 3 is set to ON, then operation of the electric manu-
Manual Programming Switch = Disabled al pull station will cause the control module to go through a shut-
If the factory defaults are acceptable, no additional programming down/ time delay/ release sequence. The time delay cycle will
is required. However, the factory program is only active if the man- be whatever is programmed on switches No. 6 and 7.
ual programming switch is disabled. If set to OFF, operation of the electric manual pull station will
Manual Programming Switch cause the control module to activate will go to the shutdown and
immediately operate the circuit
The manual programming switch is a PC board mounted, switch
package containing 7 switches. See Figure 53. To manually pro- Switch No. 4 and 5
gram the SC-N control module, each individual switch must be set These two switches set the cycle time for time delay 1 (Alarm to
in the correct position. Shutdown)
Switch No. 4 ON / Switch No. 5 ON = 5 seconds
Switch No. 4 OFF / Switch No. 5 ON = 10 seconds
RS-232 SERIAL
INTERFACE CABLE Switch No. 4 ON / Switch No. 5 OFF = 20 seconds
CONNECTION
Switch No. 4 OFF / Switch No. 5 OFF = 30 seconds

MANUAL INTERNAL Switch No. 6 and 7


PROGRAMMING BATTERY
SWITCHES CONNECTION These two switches set the cycle time for time delay 2
(Shutdown to Release)
Switch No. 6 ON / Switch No. 7 ON = 0 seconds
Switch No. 6 OFF / Switch No. 7 ON = 10 seconds
Switch No. 6 ON / Switch No. 7 OFF = 20 seconds
Switch No. 6 OFF / Switch No. 7 OFF = 30 seconds
INSIDE OF
COVER After all switches have been set, the RESET button on the con-
trol module must be depressed. If this is not done, the switch set-
tings will not be entered into the program.

FIGURE 53
002795

NOTICE
Do not remove see-through cover on switch.
Switch position(s) can be moved by using a
blunt, not sharp, object. Do not damage switch
cover.
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PC PROGRAMMING Inputs
PC programming is another means of setting up the SC-N Control The program inputs will be explained individually.
Module to the required options.
Detection Setup
One advantage of using the PC programming approach versus the
manual programming switch feature is, with the PC, the module Time Delay 1: 10 seconds
can be programmed to have a shorter time delay period when Time Delay 2: 10 seconds
using the manual electric pull station than what is programmed
into the second time delay cycle of the detection circuit. When This input is to set the length of time for the time delays.
using the manual programming switch feature, the electric manu- Time Delay 1 (Alarm to Shutdown cycle): This time delay can be
al pull time delay will automatically correspond to the setting of the programmed for 5, 10, 20, or 30 seconds.
second time delay cycle of the detection circuit.
Time Delay 2 (Shutdown to Release cycle): This time delay can be
The control module is field programmed through a PC computer programmed for 0, 10, 20, or 30 seconds.
using an RS-232 serial interface cable. The interface cable kit is
available as Part No. 423524. Manual Release Setup
The internal 3.6 volt lithium battery must be installed in the Input selection: Manual pull
control module prior to programming. Time Delay before release: Shutdown, Time Delay, Release
Time Delay: 10 seconds
EXPLAINING THE MENU
When programming the CHECKFIRE SC-N control module, only This input allows for the selection of initiating circuit No. 2 to be
one menu screen will appear on the computer. All programming used as either manual pull or pressure switch input.
will be done using this screen. Before starting to program, the If choosing manual pull, two options are available: Shutdown/Time
menu setups and control options will be explained. Delay/Release option or Shutdown/Immediate Release. If choos-
The following menu screen will appear when following the pro- ing the Shutdown/Time Delay/Release option, then the program
gramming steps: Note: The underlined letter or symbol represents will not allow selection of a time delay that is greater than the time
the key to press to initiate the action. Programmable settings are delay selected for time delay No. 2 in the detection set-up. If choos-
shown as bold text. ing the Shutdown/Immediate Release option, then no time delay
cycle is available.
Ansul CHECKFIRE SC-N Setup Program V0.43 If choosing the pressure switch input, no options are available.
Controller Model: CHECKFIRE SC-N V0.51
Manual Programming Switch: Disabled
Manual Programming Switch: Disabled
When doing manual programming, the Manual Programming
Next switch must be Enabled
Previous When doing PC programming, the Manual Programming switch
Detection Setup: Change must be Disabled
Time Delay 1: 10 seconds
Time Delay 2: 10 seconds Upload Setup to Controller Command Keys
Download Setup to
Controller Command keys are used to select the different inputs to be pro-
Manual Release Setup Verify Controller Setup grammed and execute various computer operations. The com-
Input Selection: Manual Pull mand keys are explained individually.
Time Delay: Shutdown,
Time Delay, Release Next
Time Delay: 10 seconds
View Factory Defaults The down arrow command key moves the cursor down to the next
Read Datalog From input line. The input which the cursor is on will be highlighted.
Controller
Clear Datalog on
Previous
Controller
Test Communications
Security Password The up arrow command key moves the cursor up to the input line
Change above where it presently is. The input which the cursor is on will be
eXit highlighted.

Change

The right arrow and left arrow command keys allow for the selec-
tion of available settings on a particular input line. Example:
Changing the number of seconds of each time delay cycle;
Changing the Manual Release Input from Manual Pull to Pressure
Switch.
PROGRAMMING
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EXPLAINING THE MENU (Continued)


Test Communications
Commands (Continued)
The T key is used to test the communications between the control
Upload setup to controller module and the computer. When this key is depressed, the pro-
gram will indicate the status between the module and the comput-
The U key is used to load the inputs from the menu screen to the er as either Successful communications or No communica-
control module. After all input selections have been made on the tions.
menu screen, depress the U key to install those inputs into the If the status is No communications, check the connection of the
controller memory. Wait for verification, and then depress any key. RS-232 serial interface cable and repeat the test. Communications
will not be established until the status line reads Successful com-
munications.
Download setup from controller

The D key is used to download the inputs from the control module Security password change
to the menu screen. This is mainly used to determine the settings
that are presently programmed in the control module. This will not The S key is used to change the user password. The program disc
change what is programmed in the controller. is factory programmed with a password of 111111. If a new pass-
word is desired, type S. The status will indicate: Enter new pass-
Verify controller setup word:
Type in the new password and press Enter. The new password will
The V key is used to determine the status of the control module now be saved in the program.
inputs. By pressing the V key, the program will verify if what is
shown on the menu screen is the same as what is programmed in
eXit
the control module. The status will indicate either verification
pass or verification fail. If verification fail is indicated, download
setup from controller to determine what is presently programmed The X key is used to exit out of the program. By pressing the X key,
in the control module. the computer will close the program.

Programming
View Factory default
Note: The internal 3.6 VDC battery must be plugged in to the
The F key is used to view what the default settings are from the control module before programming. Also, before PC pro-
factory. By depressing this key, and viewing the settings, the mod- gramming, make certain the DIP Switch No. 1 is set to Disable
ule will not be changed from what is presently programmed. In (OFF).
order to change the module back to the factory default, after view- While programming, with the cover assembly removed from the
ing, depress the U key to upload the settings into the module. back box, it is normal for the sounder and the LEDs to pulse once
every 10 seconds. This will stop when the programming is com-
pleted and the computer and internal battery is disconnected.
Read datalog from controller
Note: The internal battery can be disconnected without interfering
with the program in the module.
The history buffer datalog is a sequential listing of events that have
taken place over the life of the control module. The datalog will Step No. 1 Attach the RS-232 interface cable between the
record events such as trouble, alarm, and programming. The list of computer and the CHECKFIRE SC-N control mod-
history events that have taken place will be displayed on the ule and turn on the computer.
screen. The history buffer will record approximately 50 events. If Step No. 2 Insert programming disc in A disc drive and bring
more than 50 events take place, the oldest events will be erased up disc.
to make room for the most recent events.
Step No. 3 Double click on the A drive icon.
The R key is used to download the events stored in the control
module to a file in the computer. To view the events, first, exit the Step No. 4 On the next screen, double click on the Setupsc
menu screen by depressing X. The next screen will show three icon.
files, one being the datalog file. Double click on the datalog icon. Step No. 5 The program screen will now ask for the password.
This will open the datalog file for viewing. Type in 111111 and depress Enter. The password
can be changed later by using the Security pass-
word change input.
Clear datalog on controller
Step No. 6 The program will ask for the correct communication
The C key is used to clear all the history events recorded in the port to address. Not knowing the type of computer
control module history buffer. After the C key is depressed, the being used, it is necessary to, by trial and error,
menu screen will indicate the datalog is cleared. From this point find the correct port. Type 1. If this is not the correct
on, all new events will start to be recorded. port, the program will respond with: Failure to con-
nect to comm port Press 1 to retry or 2 to
Exit.
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EXPLAINING THE MENU (Continued) Step No. 13 Depress the RESET button on the control mod-
Programming (Continued) ule.

Step No. 7 Press 1 and then select another comport (2,3,4). Step No. 14 At this point the programming is complete.
When the correct port is chosen, the program will Disconnect the RS-232 serial interface cable from
respond momentarily with, Reading Settings From the control module. The module will continue to
Controller, after which the main menu will appear pulse once every 10 seconds. Disconnecting the
on the screen. internal module battery will silence the module.
The internal programming will remain intact. The
module is now ready to be installed and wired.
Ansul CHECKFIRE SC-N Setup Program V0.43
Controller Model: CHECKFIRE SC-N V0.51 Step No. 15 If all programming is complete, the program can be
exited and the PC can be shutdown.
Manual Programming Switch: Disabled
Next
Previous
Detection Setup: Change
Time Delay 1: 10 seconds
Time Delay 2: 10 seconds Upload Setup to Controller
Download Setup to
Controller
Manual Release Setup Verify Controller Setup
Input Selection: Manual Pull
Time Delay: Shutdown,
Time Delay, Release
Time Delay: 10 seconds
View Factory Defaults
Read Datalog From
Controller
Clear Datalog on
Controller
Test Communications
Security Password
Change
eXit

Step No. 8 If the settings shown are acceptable, no additional


programming is necessary. Go to Step No. 13.
Step No. 9 By the use of the up arrow key () or the down
arrow key (), move to the Setup input requiring
change.
Step No. 10 To change an input, use the Change keys ().
By depressing either the () key or the () key,
the input which is highlighted will change. Each
time the key is depressed, a new selected input will
appear. For example, if the Detection Setup Time
Delay 1 is highlighted, and the number of seconds
indicated is 5, by depressing the () arrow once,
the time will change to 10. By continuing to depress
the () arrow, the time will change to 20, 30, and
then back to 5. When the correct time is reached,
stop.
Step No. 11 Scroll to each Setup by using the Next () or
Previous () keys and make what ever changes
are necessary by using the Change () keys.
Step No. 12 After all inputs are selected, depress the U key.
This will upload the inputs shown on the menu
screen to the control module. The status will indi-
cate: Verification pass hit any key. Then press
any key.
RELEASE CIRCUIT TEST MODULE INSTRUCTIONS
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MP
BATTERY
LOW

SC
GAS CARTRIDGE/
SQUIB/
OFF SWITCH

PASS FAIL READY

FIGURE 54
003016

Operation is as follows:
1. The receptable on the tester mates with the connector on the
gas motor actuation cable, Part No. 416129, used with the
CHECKFIRE MP. A test adapter is provided for testing units
with squib actuator cables, Part No. 79062 or Part No. 422747.
2. A three-position slide switch is located on the side of the
enclosure to select the type of output to test (squib or gas
motor) and the third position is OFF.
3. Steps for operation are:
a. With slide switch, select type of output to be tested. This will
also turn the unit on.
b. Press the reset button on the tester. This will illuminate the
READY LED if it is not already illuminated.
c. Connect to control unit actuator cable.
d. Proceed with activating output.
e. Once the unit activates, the unit tester will indicate a
PASS or FAIL status resulting from the test.
f. The tester can then be reset by pressing the RESET but-
ton, which will prepare it for the next test.
APPENDIX
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COMPONENT INDEX
Part Shipping Weight
No. Assembly lb. (kg)
Main Assemblies
423500 CHECKFIRE SC-N Electric Detection and Actuation 10 (4.5)
System includes:
423504 Control Module (module contains nuts and
washers for mounting to bracket)
24479 Manual/Automatic Actuator
423525 Combined Mounting Bracket
79062 Squib Cable with Connector
13193 Nitrogen Cartridge, LT-10-R
25627 1/4 in. Check Valve
79064 Label Package
53081 Owners Manual
423538 (Transport Canada) CHECKFIRE SC-N Electric Detection 10 (4.5)
and Actuation System includes:
(All of the standard shipping assembly components
except Nitrogen Cartridge, Part No. 13193, is replaced
with Nitrogen Cartridge, Part No. 423423)
423520 Battery Shipping Assembly (3.6 VDC) 1/4 (.1)
54919 Squib 1/4 (.1)
426461 End-of-Line Resistor Assembly (Package of 10) 1/4 (.1)
426520 End-of-Line Resistor Assembly (Single) 1/4 (.1)

Accessory Equipment
423541 Release Circuit Test Module 1 (.5)
423525 Combined Bracket Shipping Assembly 1 (.5)
For mounting control module and actuator together
423528 Control Module Mounting Bracket 1 (.5)
For mounting control module separately
419772 Actuator Mounting Bracket 1 (.5)
For mounting actuator separately
423531 Control Module Retrofit Mounting Bracket 1 (.5)
For mounting control module to existing
CHECKFIRE SC mounting bracket
79559 Remote High Level Alarm 2 (.9)
71820 Splicing Device 1/4 (.1)
71230 356 F (180 C) Linear Detection Wire, 100 Ft. (30.4 m) 5 (2.3)
71231 356 F (180 C) Linear Detection Wire, 500 Ft. (152.4 m) 10 (4.5)
416218 270 F (132 C) Spot Detector 1/4 (.1)
416219 325 F (163 C) Spot Detector 1/4 (.1)
416220 360 F (182 C) Spot Detector 1/4 (.1)
416213 Spot Detector Connector Package 1/4 (.1)
416221 Spot Detector Bracket 1/4 (.1)
416762 Spot Detector Cable Clamp Package (For Use 1/4 (.1)
Without Protective Tubing)
416214 Spot Detector Cable Clamp Package (For Use 1/4 (.1)
With Protective Tubing)
416215 Flex Non-Metallic Tubing 100 Ft. (30.4 m) 4 (1.8)
(For Spot Detectors)
416784 Crimp Tool (For Spot Detector) 1 (.5)
416113 Pneumatic/Linear Detector, 35 Ft. (10.7 m) 1 (.5)
(Model 808-DRV)
416216 Cable Assembly, 15 ft. (4.6 m) (For Pneumatic/ 1/4 (.1)
Linear Detector)
416378 Mounting Clips Package For Pneumatic/Linear 1/4 (.1)
Detector Sensing Element (Includes 100 Clips)
417055 Wire, 392 F (200 C), 18 AWG-2 W/Shield and Drain Wire 10 (4.5)
500 ft. (152 m)
APPENDIX
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COMPONENT INDEX (Continued)


Accessory Equipment (Continued)
Part Shipping Weight
No. Assembly lb. (kg)
56691 Nylon Cable Tie (Package of 20) 1 (.5)
56692 Rubber Sleeve (Package of 20) 2 (.9)
422747 Squib Cable with Connector 15 ft. (4.6 m) 1 (.5)
419780 Power Wiring Assembly 15 ft. (4.6 m) 1 (.5)
(Connector on one end)
419781 Power Wiring Assembly 15 ft. (4.6 m) 1 (.5)
(Connector on both ends)
419782 Power Wiring Assembly 10 ft. (3.1 m) 1 (.5)
(Connector on both ends)
419783 Battery Connection (Fused at 5 amp) 1 (.5)
423524 RS-232 PC Interface Cable Kit 1/4 (.1)
426601 Extender Cable Assembly 1/4 (.1)
426604 Battery Extender Cable Assembly 1/4 (.1)
432480 Triple IR (IR3) Flame Detector Shipping Assembly 5 (2.3)
(includes Spectrex Model 20/20MI-32-A-F Triple IR (IR3)
Flame Detector, Part No. 432035;
Swivel Bracket with Mounting Plate, Part No. 432300)
432477 Starter Junction/Cable Assembly (Triple IR) 2 (.9)
432478 Following Junction/Cable Assembly (Triple IR) 2 (.9)
432319 10 ft. (3.1 m) Plug-Plug Cable Assembly (Triple IR) 2 (.9)
432320 20 ft. (6.1 m) Plug-Plug Cable Assembly (Triple IR) 4 (1.8)
432324 30 ft. (9.1 m) Plug-Plug Cable Assembly (Triple IR) 6 (2.7)
432321 1 ft. (.3 m) Receptacle-Receptacle Cable Assembly .5 (.2)
(Triple IR)
432481 Supervision End Plug (Triple IR) 1/4 (.1)
432485 Triple IR Flame Detector User and Maintenance Manual 1/4 (.1)
432484 WinHost Programming Manual (Triple IR) 1/4 (.1)

RECHARGE EQUIPMENT
54919 Squib 1/4 (.1)
13193 LT-10-R Cartridge (DOT) 2 (.9)
423423 LT-10-R Cartridge (DOT/TC) 2 (.9)
423520 Battery Shipping Assembly (3.6 VDC) 1/4 (.1)
423522 Installation, Maintenance, Recharge Manual 1/4 (.1)
APPENDIX
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DETECTION WIRE FLUID RESISTANCE CAPABILITY


Resistance Rating Key:
G = GOOD
L = LIMITED
C = CONDITIONAL (Service conditions must be outlined to
Ansul for approval of wire suitability for
applications.)
U = UNACCEPTABLE (Not to be used)
Agent Rating Agent Rating Agent Rating
Acetate Solvents, Crude U Diesel Oil, Light L Naphtha C
Acetate Solvents, Pure U Naphthalene U
Ethers U
Acetic Acid, Dilute (20%) U Nickel Chloride G
Ethyl Acetate U
Acetic Acid, Glacial U Nickel Sulfate G
Ethyl Alcohol C
Acetone U Nitric Acid, 10% L
Ethyl Chloride U
Air G Nitric Acid, 70% U
Ethylene Dichloride U
Alcohols C Nitrobenzene U
Ethylene Glycol L
Aluminum Chloride G Oleic Acid C
Aluminum Fluoride G Ferric Chloride G
Oleum Spirits U
Aluminum Sulfate G Ferric Sulfate G
Ammonia Liquid (Anhydrous) U Ferrous Salt Solutions G Perchlorethylene C
Ammonia, Chloride G Formaldehyde L Picric Acid, Molten U
Ammonium Hydroxide L Formic Acid L Picric Acid, Solution U
Ammonium Nitrate G Fuel Oil L Potassium Chloride G
Ammonium Phosphate G Furfural U Potassium Cyanide G
Ammonium Sulfate G Potassium Hydroxide C
Gasoline C
Amyl Acetate U Potassium Sulfate G
Glycerine, Glycerol L
Amyl Alcohol L Grease, Petro L Soda Ash Sodium Carbonate G
Asphalt C Sodium Bisulfate G
Heptane C
Barium Chloride G Sodium Chloride G
Hexane L
Barium Hydroxide G Sodium Cyanide G
Hydraulic Fluids & Lubricating Oils,
Barium Sulfide G Sodium Hydroxide C
Straight Petroleum Base L
Benzene, Benzol C Sodium Hypochorite C
Water and Petroleum Oil
Benzene (Petroleum Ether) C Sodium Nitrate G
Emulsion (FR) L
Benzene (Petroleum Naphtha) C Sodium Peroxide C
Water and Glycol Solution L
Borax L Sodium Phosphate G
Straight PhosphateEster (FR) L
Boric Acid L Sodium Silicate G
Silicone Oils L
Bromine U Sodium Sulfate G
Hydrobromic Acid U
Butyl Acetate U Sodium Sulfide C
Hydrochloric Acid, Cold C
Butyl Alcohol, Butanol L Sodium Thiosulfate, Hypo G
Hydrochloric Acid, Hot U
Soybean Oil L
Calcium Bisulfite L Hydrocyanic Acid C
Stannic Chloride G
Calcium Chloride G Hydrofluoric Acid, Cold C
Stearic Acid L
Calcium Hydroxide G Hydrofluoric Acid, Hot C
Sulfur Dioxide C
Calcium Hypochlorite L Hydrogen Peroxide (Dilute) G
Sulfur Trioxide C
Carbolic Acid Phenol C Hydrogen Peroxide (Concentrated) C
Sulfuric Acid, 10%, Cold L
Carbon Dioxide G Hydrogen Sulfide C
Sulfuric Acid, 10%, Hot L
Carbon Disulfide U Kerosene L Sulfuric Acid, 75%, Cold L
Carbon Monoxide, Hot U
Lacquer Solvents U Sulfuric Acid, 75%, Hot L
Carbon Tetrachloride L
Lactic Acid C Sulfuric Acid, 95%, Cold U
Carbonic Acid G
Linseed Oil L Sulfuric Acid, 95%, Hot U
Castor Oil C Sulfuric Acid, Fuming U
Chlorinated Solvents C Magnesium Chloride G Sulfurous Acid L
Chlorine, Dry U Magnesium Hydroxide G
Chlorine, Wet U Magnesium Sulfate G Tannic Acid G
Chloroacetic Acid U Mercuric Chloride U Tartaric Acid G
Chloroform U Mercury L Toluene U
Chlorosulphonic Acid U Methyl Alcohol, Methanol L Trichloroethylene U
Chromic Acid U Methyl Chloride U Turpentine L
Citric Acid L Methyl Ethyl Ketone U Varnish U
Copper Chloride G Methyl Isopropyl-Keytone U
Xylene U
Copper (II) Sulfate G Mineral Oil L
Creosote U Zinc Chloride L
Zinc Sulfate G
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