Tyco Launches Quell Sprinkler System

Aug. 22, 2006
Fire sprinkler system designed specifically for cold and unheated storage facilities

LANSDALE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 22, 2006--Tyco Fire & Building Products, a division of Tyco International Ltd., and a world leader in fire protection technology, today introduced the Quell Fire Sprinkler System. A first-of-its-kind design with a patent pending, the Quell system was created specifically for cold storage environments, such as frozen food storage facilities and unheated warehouses.

The launch of Quell represents a significant advancement in fire sprinkler technology. For the first time, there is now a dry sprinkler solution that does not rely on in-rack sprinklers or anti-freeze- which are historically prone to damage and difficult to maintain. "The absence of in-rack components and anti-freeze allows the Quell system to provide greater commodity classifications, higher roof and storage heights and lower installation costs- three major advantages to property owners," said Charles Toogood, VP of United States Cold Storage, Inc. "This is really a breakthrough in sprinkler technology for companies that require fire protection in cold storage or unheated warehouse settings."

The Quell fire sprinkler system is more economical to install and requires less maintenance than anti-freeze filled sprinkler systems. Additionally, the new Quell solution provides greater flexibility in the storage environment since there are no in-rack sprinklers.

"We designed the Quell sprinkler system to be a total solution for owners of cold storage facilities and outdoor warehouses," said James Golinveaux, senior vice president of research and development at Tyco Fire & Building Products. "We know that managers of these facilities have always wanted two things that they often had to sacrifice with traditional dry sprinkler systems- the ability to expand their hazard classification for what could be stored and the ability to store items at higher levels in the storage facility."

"Tyco's Quell solution will have a direct impact on the bottom line of food service, commercial and industrial customers who rely on unheated storage facilities."

In the event of a fire, the system employs a "surround and drown" effect to quickly control the fire, preventing costly damage to both storage facilities and the goods housed inside them.

Tyco's Quell Fire Sprinkler System components come with an exclusive, 10-year and industry-leading warranty, and are available through specially trained Tyco licensees. For more information, visit www.tyco-fire.com.