Self-extinguishing inline pre-filter
In the rare event that a burning ember is drawn into the fume extraction unit, there is the possibility that debris in the filters could ignite. Although any resultant fire would typically be retained within the fume extraction unit, this would cause significant damage and in extreme circumstances the risk may extend beyond the extraction unit. For processes where such risks have been identified, additional protection in the form of an in line FireBOX is an additional precaution.
The built in temperature controller can be set so when a 10°C (18°F) temperature rise over the pre-set ambient temperature is detected, the FireBOX MA will activate the isolating valves and switch off the power to the extraction unit, suppressing the airflow to the FireBOX and reducing the fire. If this does not completely suppress the fire and the temperature rises another 10°C (18°F) then the fire extinguisher will be activated.
Independent tests by Ordnance Testing Solutions Ltd found the FireBOX MA is effective at containing and suppressing aluminium metal fires. It hosts all the same features and benefits as the FireBOX GA but has been designed specifically for metal-based applications. If you are not working with metal, please refer to the FireBOX GA or contact us to ensure you chose the right system.
Shipping Instructions – Dangerous Goods Classification
The Firebox product category (MA & GA) contains components that means it has been classified as Dangerous goods under the Dangerous Goods Regulations.
The classification of the product falls under UN1044 – FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, CLASS 2.2 and will need addressing for transport via both Air and Sea. On the occasion that the product is to be moved via road freight then it is exempt from ADR Regulations for transport (Under Special Provision 594) and no further action is required.
For more information, please contact BOFA or your freight forwarder.
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Key features of the FireBOX MA
DeepPleat DUO pre filter
This pre filter comes in three main sizes and incorporates a massive drop-out chamber and large volume area within the base of the filter. Above the drop-out chamber but still within the housing there is a sealed 200mm deep pleat layer of F8 media giving an impressive surface area.
Reverse Flow Air (RFA) Technology
The RFA technology feature causes a fall in velocity and air direction change. Larger particulate falls out of the airstream into the filter’s drop out chamber. With less particulate entering the filter media the filter life is significantly increased, enhancing filter capture performance and ensure longer life.
Multi voltage sensing (MVS) unit
Automatically senses the local voltage and adjusts accordingly, between 90-275V.
BOFA invests in innovation and our products and technology have a heritage of being tried, tested and trusted for over 30 years. As the market leader, we are proud of our product designs and technology and take great care in protecting this intellectual property and our integrity. Our product range includes aspects which are protected under patent copyright, design copyright, registered design and trade mark laws.
ProTECT service plan
Our PROtect LEV service plan and compliance certification has been designed to give you the peace of mind that your LEV (Local Exhaust Ventilation) systems are being expertly maintained throughout their working life and you are kept within government guidelines and regulations in the UK.
SureCHECK quality standard
We recognise that quality, health and safety and environmental management are integral to our management. SureCHECK is far more than just written words, it touches every employee and is engrained within the company’s culture and business ethos. It is applied consistently across all our business activities on a world-wide basis.
Datasheet correct at time of publishing. For specific applications, please contact us for details.