THE NATURAL CHOISE IN FIRE PROTECTION
GAS EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS
A gas extinguishing system is a fire extinguishing system that extinguishes fire with the help of a gaseous extinguishing agent either through oxygen displacement (reduction of oxygen content) or physical effects (heat extraction). In contrast to a sprinkler system, a gas extinguishing system is designed to extinguish and not only suppress fire
Gas extinguishing systems are used when water, foam or powder extinguishing systems are not effective or if extinguishing with the above-mentioned extinguishing agents could cause significant damage. Typical areas of use include all types of electrical switch rooms, IT and server rooms.
Gas extinguishing systems are the "cleanest" extinguishing systems. Extinguishing gases have no influence on conventional electrical systems such as servers, etc. A range of different extinguishing gases can be used for the extinguishing system. The specific properties of the different extinguishing gases also define their area of use.
ARGONITETM - IG-55
Is an inert gas clean agent consisting of equal parts pure Argon and pure Nitrogen (50% Argon gas and 50% Nitrogen gas).
The mixture of argon which is relatively dense compared to air, with the less-dense nitrogen leads to an optimal mixing throughout the extinguishing area. The use of this is mainly only effective in abnormally high rooms.
INERGEN - IG-541
The advantage of this mixture is the unique character of carbon dioxide (CO2). In the event of a lack of oxygen, it accelerates respiration so that the person in the room continues to have an oxygen supply.
Inergen it is largely used in rooms which are subject to specific safety regulations.
ARGON - IG-01
Argon is an inert gas obtained from the ambient air that is stored as an extinguishing agent for stationary fire extinguishing systems as a compressed gas in high-pressure steel cylinders. Argon is not poisonous. However, when forming the necessary extinguishing concentration, particularly in the event of a fire, a risk may arise from the combustion gases and lack of oxygen.
NITROGEN - IG-100
As an extinguishing agent for stationary fire extinguishing systems, nitrogen is stored as a compressed gas in high-pressure steel cylinders. Nitrogen is not poisonous. However, here too when forming the necessary extinguishing concentration particularly in the event of a fire, risks may arise from the combustion gases and lack of oxygen
- ELECTRONIC/DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT
- PHARMACEUTICAL FACILITIES
- ELECTRICAL ROOMS
- MUSEUMS/ART GALLERIES
- CONTROL ROOMS
- RECORDS/ARCHIVE STORAGE
- MEDICAL FACILITIES
- RAILWAY/AIRPORT SIGNAL TRAFFIC CONTROLS
- TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES