These Gas suppression systems are extensively used in electronic data protection and electrical system switch environments. Systems comprise of electrical detection linked to a bank of cylinders where the gas is stored ready for discharge into the fire area. Inergen Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems are completely environmentally friendly and safe to use in enclosed areas where people may be present. Inergen is zero ozone depleting, zero global warming, and has a zero atmospheric lifetime. It is an environmentally green three dimensional fire suppression agent replacing Halon 1301.
The fire suppression is performed by lowering the oxygen content of the protected area to a point sufficient to sustain human life but insufficient to support combustion. Typical applications for Inergen are computer centers, tape storage centers, telephone exchanges, remote cellular sites, process control rooms, medical diagnostic rooms and MRI scanners and others which require a non-water based extinguishing agent that:
- Is electrically non-conductive
- Is safe for use in human occupied facilities
- Would not damage sensitive electronic equipment
- Has zero ozone depletion, zero global warming, and zero atmospheric lifetime
The Inergen discharges through specially designed nozzles. To minimize turbulence in the protected area Inergen nozzles are fitted with discharge deflectors. It is stored in cylinders near the facility under protection.