Electrical panel fire suppression systems

Every second counts when it comes to fire detection in electrical cabinets. With dangers like faulty wiring and overloaded or overheated circuits, there are many causes of electrical fires, and the consequences can be significant: severe disruptions to business, damage to buildings and, in some cases, injury to people.

Detecting and suppressing fires as quickly as possible is key to minimising the damage and consequences of fire. In enclosed spaces like electrical cabinets, it can be difficult to detect a fire before the damage is done, which is why installing an automatic fire suppression system for electrical panels is vital.

Electrical Fire Risks

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Overloaded components
Faulty wiring
Electrical surges

Short circuit 

Overloaded components

Faulty wiring

Electrical surges

Why choose Ardent electrical panel fire suppression systems?

  • Automatic fire suppression specialists

    Automatic fire suppression specialists

    Our electrical panel fire suppression systems ensure reliable, automatic fire detection and actuation.

  • Cost-effective fire protection

    Cost-effective fire protection

    With easy installation, our systems can be quickly reinstated after deployment - minimising downtime.

  • Clean agent

    Clean agent

    Our electrical panel fire suppression systems use clean agents - non-corrosive, non-conductive, and safe to people.

  • Flexible solutions

    Flexible solutions

    With more than 28 years of experience, we tailor our solutions to bespoke business needs.

  • Fast callout response

    Fast callout response

    Our engineers can be on location in a matter of hours to get a machine back in service.

  • Complete peace of mind

    Complete peace of mind

    From start to finish, we take care of all aspects of electrical equipment fire protection.

With electrical panels, detecting fire at its early stages can be difficult. The fire will often go unnoticed until smoke begins to spill out from the cabinet. If the cabinet is located in an unmanned area, it can remain unobserved until it’s grown large enough to be detected by passive fire detection systems. By this point, damage to the control panel will be significant.

Ardent electrical panel fire suppression systems feature automatic detection and activation, so can detect and suppress fires rapidly - without need for human intervention. Our systems are installed into the cabinet to target fire hazards directly and keep damage and disruption to a minimum.

Our automatic fire suppression system for electrical panels offer cost-effective and reliable protection without the need for an external power supply. The systems can be quickly reinstated following activation to get businesses back up and running again quickly. A pressure switch can be fitted to shut off power to the electrical panel on system deployment or trigger peripherals such as sounders or alarms.

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How our electrical panel fire suppression systems work

1. Detects high temperatures, fast

Our electrical panel fire suppression systems have Electrical Cabinet System detection tubing installed directly into the cabinet to ensure fires are detected quickly. This is carefully routed around the fire hazard areas to provide full coverage. The system can also be designed to protect multiple adjoining cabinets, covering several enclosures simultaneously.

2. Activates the system

The detection tubing is pressurised with nitrogen, rupturing when exposed to the heat generated by a fire and initiating the release of the suppression agent. If a pressure switch is fitted to the system, this loss of pressure can also be used to trigger peripherals such as alarms or sounders.


render of Ardent system protecting an electrical cabinet, showing routing of detection

3. Distributes the agent

Depending on the application and characteristics of the electrical panel, either a direct or indirect fire suppression system can be installed.

  • Direct systems. With these systems, the detection tubing doubles as the distribution network. The suppression agent is discharged directly from the point of rupture, which is the closest point to the fire.
  • Indirect systems. These provide reliable fire suppression for larger enclosures, or enclosures that require multiple cabinets to be flooded simultaneously. Once the detection tubing loses pressure, the suppression agent is released through carefully placed nozzles to target each fire hazard area.

Why use clean suppression agents?

Selecting the best suppression agent for each application is crucial to designing reliable and effective electrical panel fire suppression systems. For electrical panel protection, our clean agent removes heat to suppress fires in a matter of seconds, evaporating cleanly after deployment without leaving residue and removing the need for post-discharge clean up. Non-corrosive and non-conductive, it’s the perfect suppression agent for use with electrical panels.

How we deliver

At Ardent, we take care of every step of the process to ensure both electrical equipment and personnel are protected against the risk of fire 24/7. From understanding the fire hazards specific to each organisation’s equipment and environment, to our rapid response to emergencies, businesses can rest assured our electrical panel fire suppression systems will deliver the highest level of protection required.

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