Clean agent fire suppression systems are designed to extinguish and prevent the spread of fires protecting the occupants and valuable items of a property quickly and safely. They’re ideal systems for properties that possess valuable or hazardous equipment and materials and reduce the damage that can occur when using other fire suppression systems such as water. Continue reading to learn more about inert gas, chemical, and carbon dioxide clean agent fire suppressions systems.
Inert gas fire suppression systems are recommended as a safe and natural way to extinguish fires. Like its name, inert gas fire suppression systems consist of inert gasses, including nitrogen, inergen, and aragonite. These gases are useful fire suppressants that can smother fires by displacing the oxygen within a room, preventing a fire from spreading or growing. Inert gas suppression systems are a great option for buildings with valuable or sensitive data and equipment, reducing the damage that can accrue from water suppression systems.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
Carbon dioxide (CO2) fire suppression systems are one of the oldest clean agent systems that have been around since the early 1900s. Compared to other clean agents, it’s a relatively inexpensive method for extinguishing fires. CO2 suppression systems are similar to inert gas suppression systems because it extinguishes fires by displacing the oxygen in the room, but it’s subjected to many safety considerations and can be hazardous to building occupants. CO2 suppression systems work best in industrial properties where safety risks are more manageable.
Chemical clean agents quickly extinguish fires by releasing a gas that absorbs the heat emitted from fires. Because clean chemical agents don’t leave any residue behind, they’re ideal for facilities with valuable items reducing the risk of additional property damage.
Benefits of Clean Agent Suppression Systems
- Minimal cleanup and residue
- Safe for people and the environment
- Variety of options to accommodate different commercial properties
Where Should Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems Be Installed?
Clean agent fire suppression systems are among the best fire safety options for facilities containing valuable assets or hazardous materials. Listed below are eight examples of ideal places to install a clean agent fire suppression system:
- Medical facilities
- Industrial sites
- Facilities that store flammable liquids and materials
- Telecommunication centers
- Server rooms
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