American Dryer Corporation
(508) 678-9000 x349
Fall River, Massachusetts–January 28, 2008– American Dryer Corporation (“ADC”) announces the installation four AD-78, 75-lb. dryers and 25 SL-3131, 30-lb. stack dryers equipped with the S.A.F.E. (sensor-activated fire extinguishing) system at Laundry Day Laundromat in New Jersey. ADC’s patented system is the only fire suppression system available to the coin/vended laundry market today.
With the cost of insurance on the rise and dryer fires one of the leading causes of out-of-home fires in the United States, a fire suppression system is a good investment for all coin store owners. Installation of the S.A.F.E. system may even qualify the owner for a reduction in insurance premiums.
“While several manufacturers have developed fire suppression systems for on-premise commercial dryers, the S.A.F.E. system boasts many advantages. S.A.F.E. is the only fire suppression system whose activation will not ruin the dryer or flood the premises.
If a fire occurs in a dryer equipped with S.A.F.E., the fire will be quickly extinguished and the dryer will be operational after a simple cleaning and resetting procedure.
The beauty of the S.A.F.E. system is that you can rest assured that your investment is protected from the damages caused by dryer fires,” said John Olsen, VP of Sales & Marketing at ADC. “The minimal cost of the equipment upgrade to get a dryer with S.A.F.E. more than pays for itself in peace of mind and certainly in the event of a fire.”
The S.A.F.E. (sensor-activated fire extinguishing) system from American Dryer Corporation can detect a fire in the dryer while the machine is idle and while it is operational. In both cases the fire is extinguished in seconds.
The S.A.F.E. system monitors temperature inside the dryer and activates the extinguisher if it senses an unexplained rise in temperature. The system releases water vapor, which starves the fire of oxygen and also ‘wets out’ the laundry. Once the S.A.F.E. system is activated, the drum is stopped and then jogged (rotated for a few seconds) to ensure that the laundry is dampened and smoldering pieces are extinguished.
The drum is then idle and jogged again fifteen seconds later. This function continues for a period of two minutes, which ensures that the fire is completely extinguished and there is no possibility of it restarting. However, the S.A.F.E. system still monitors the condition of the dryer, and if for any reason the fire is restarted, the system will reactivate. Detail of the SAFE water connection.
Rows of Solaris stack dryers equipped with the S.A.F.E. system at Laundry Day Laundromat in New Jersey.
About ADC American Dryer Corporation designs and manufactures energy-efficient drying solutions for commercial coin-operated, on-premise and industrial laundry markets in over 90 countries worldwide. ADC devotes its business to providing more models of dryers that perform better than any others. The result of this single-minded pursuit is well recognized by the ADC symbol, which is the hallmark that is trusted by laundries worldwide for total quality. It is this quality that has helped establish American Dryer Corporation as the world’s largest sole manufacturer of commercial laundry dryers. ADC’s Solaris line is available in sizes ranging from 20 lb to 75 lbs. and its traditional AD line is available in sizes ranging from 20 lbs. to 460 lbs. For specific information visit www.amdry.com