a defect in the wiring between the abort switch and the main control unit, or
an improper abort feature installation or an improper timer setting (low).
During troubleshooting, disable the extinguishing agent release and the computer shutdown feature, if provided. Check the abort timer setting according to the manufacturer's instructions. If the timer setting is quite low, 15 seconds or less, increase the setting to 20 seconds or more (as determined by local authorities to be adequate to prevent unnecessary discharge of the agent).
If actuating the abort switch has no effect, check the switch continuity with an ohmmeter while actuating it disconnected from its wiring. If the switch continuity shows alternating readings of zero ohms and infinite resistance, as it should when being repeatedly actuated, check that the OFF and ON positions of the switch are not reversed. (Such reversal may be caused by connecting the wires to the wrong pair of switch terminals or inverting the switch when mounting it.) If the switch has no defect, check its circuit continuity with an ohmmeter at the control unit and with at least one wire disconnected from the control unit. Observe switch action at the ohmmeter by actuating the switch repeatedly. Correct any circuit defects or wiring errors. Replace the switch if it is defective.
Dry chemical extinguishing systems are very similar in construction and operation to gaseous extinguishing systems. There are three general categories of chemical extinguishing systems: total flooding, local application, and hose line systems.
Total flooding systems are arranged to discharge the agent into enclosed spaces. Such systems are used for the protection of flammable liquid storage rooms and paint drying ovens (fig. 8-36). Ventilating equipment, conveyors,
Figure 8-36. - Total flooding dry chemical system installation.Continue Reading