Fasteners & Pipe Mounting

To ensure a trouble-free installation, only Protectowire supplied or approved fasteners should be used. Our supplied fasteners are generally designed to lightly clamp the detector which enables a tension to be applied progressively. The use of non-approved fasteners may physically damage the Detector and in some cases may void the Detector’s warranty.

WAW Clips Types N and P

One of the most versatile fasteners is the WAW Clip. This clip may be used for ceiling or wall mount applications, as well as all corners. The fastener is a clip which wraps around the detector and is available in either nylon (WAW-N) or polypropylene (WAW-P) material depending upon the installation environment. As a general rule, nylon WAW clips are preferred for applications where the ambient temperature is expected to be low, such as in freezer warehouses. The installation temperature range for the WAW Series fasteners is -40°F (40°C) to 190°F (88°C).

Compatibility
C Compatibile with CTI "Confirmed Temperature Initiation" Linear Heat Detectors
F Compatibile with Fiber Optic Linear Heat Detectors
D Compatibile with PHSC and PLR "Digital Linear Heat Detectors
C F D
OHS Clips Types 1 and SS

OHS clips are available in several different configurations and are used mainly as an intermediate fastener between corner-mounted WAW Clips, which provide the main support.

  • OHS-1: Galvanized steel, 3/16″ (4.8mm) diameter mounting hole
  • OHS-SS: 304 Stainless steel, 1/4″ (6.4mm) diameter mounting hole
Compatibility
C Compatibile with CTI "Confirmed Temperature Initiation" Linear Heat Detectors
F Compatibile with Fiber Optic Linear Heat Detectors
D Compatibile with PHSC and PLR "Digital Linear Heat Detectors
C F D
BC-2 Beam Clamp

The BC-2 Series Beam Clamp assembly consists of a beam clamp, polypropylene WAW Clip, and snap button. The BC-2 utilizes a plated steel clamp and is recommended for general indoor use. These versatile fasteners may be used for mounting Protectowire on cable trays, conveyors, angle irons, I-beams, and bar joists.

Compatibility
C Compatibile with CTI "Confirmed Temperature Initiation" Linear Heat Detectors
F Compatibile with Fiber Optic Linear Heat Detectors
D Compatibile with PHSC and PLR "Digital Linear Heat Detectors
C F D
BC-3 Beam Clamp Types N and P

The BC-3 Series Beam Clamp assembly consists of a beam clamp, nylon WAW Clip (type N) or a polypropylene WAW Clip (type P), and snap button. The BC-3 utilizes a heavy duty zinc plated clamp that is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. These versatile fasteners may be used for mounting Protectowire on cable trays, conveyors, angle irons, I-beams, and bar joists.

Compatibility
C Compatibile with CTI "Confirmed Temperature Initiation" Linear Heat Detectors
F Compatibile with Fiber Optic Linear Heat Detectors
D Compatibile with PHSC and PLR "Digital Linear Heat Detectors
C F D
RMC L-Bracket Types 2 and 3

The RMC Series L-Bracket consists of a steel bracket, WAW Clip, and snap button and is often used for mounting Protectowire to the rim seals on floating roof tanks. The brackets are 6.7 inches (17.0 cm) long and contain 5 mounting holes which allow for multiple height adjustments of the detector’s installation position. The brackets are available in plated steel (type 2) or stainless steel (type 3) models, and may be used in a wide variety of common installations and applications.

Compatibility
C Compatibile with CTI "Confirmed Temperature Initiation" Linear Heat Detectors
F Compatibile with Fiber Optic Linear Heat Detectors
D Compatibile with PHSC and PLR "Digital Linear Heat Detectors
C F D
TR-5G Insulated Standoff

The TR-5G Insulated Standoff can be used to install Protectowire on or above coal conveyors or from other applicable mechanical structures. The standoffs may be installed through holes in covers or brackets by means of the 1/4″-20 locknuts provided. In another type of installation, the standoffs may be connected to threaded rods suspended from the ceiling by means of coupling nuts (not provided). Since this fastener does not grasp the detector tightly, it is necessary to use other fasteners, such as WAW Clips, to place sufficient tension on the Protectowire to prevent it from drooping.

 

Compatibility
C Compatibile with CTI "Confirmed Temperature Initiation" Linear Heat Detectors
F Compatibile with Fiber Optic Linear Heat Detectors
D Compatibile with PHSC and PLR "Digital Linear Heat Detectors
C F D
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EMS-A-CO Adhesive Cable Mount
PLT1S-CO Cable Ties for Cable Mount

Used with EMS Cable Mounts, the PLT1S-CO is constructed of weather-resistant nylon suitable for outdoor use.

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SIKAFLEX-291 Industrial Adhesive
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PM-3A Series Pipe Straps
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PM-3B Series Pipe Straps
PM-3C Series Pipe Straps

The PM-3C includes 2 single loop straps suitable for 4″ to 6″ pipes. They are made of black weather-resistant 6/6 nylon and may be used in temperatures ranging from -40°F (-40°C) to 185°F (85°C).

Compatibility
C Compatibile with CTI "Confirmed Temperature Initiation" Linear Heat Detectors
F Compatibile with Fiber Optic Linear Heat Detectors
D Compatibile with PHSC and PLR "Digital Linear Heat Detectors
C F D
Applications in Action
Transportation
"Protectowire Linear Heat Detectors provide a rugged and versatile proximity fire detection option for the transportation industry. With a resistance to a variety of automotive fluids, solvents, and environmental elements, as well as a flexible design, Protectowire is an ideal choice for tight spaces and extended runs. The detector is both vibration and abrasion-resistant which allows it to be placed inside engine compartments. A long service life and easy annual testing means there is minimal downtime or disruptions. Our vast experience across a wide range of applications is why Protectowire is the preferred choice for smart transportation companies."
Applications in Action
Mining & Materials Processing
"When it comes to the complexities and hazardous requirements of the mining and material processing industries, few companies can match Protectowire’s knowledge and experience. With our unique product line and decades of successful installations, Protectowire Linear Heat Detection is the smart choice for production intensive operations associated with these industries."
Applications in Action
Warehousing & Cold Storage
"In rack protection and cold storage warehouses with sub-zero storage, temperatures are a few of the challenges found in the warehouse and storage industries. Protectowire Linear Heat Detectors offer innovative specialty products, single-source capabilities, and a total system solution to solve the fire detection challenges associated with this industry."