Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems are a common type of fire protection system for commercial buildings containing electronics. Water in conventional fire suppression systems can cause extreme damage to control centers, power plants, and offices with computers that store confidential documents. Clean agent fire suppression systems are a great option for these types of companies because they can suppress the fire with gas that won’t damage electronics.
Common clean agent systems include the FM-200 system that contains liquid gas, but the gases vaporize when discharged. The system removes the oxygen feeding a fire, and heat absorption is its main dousing capability.
The Inergen System uses inert gases like nitrogen, argon, and carbon dioxide to limit the oxygen level and quell the fires. The gas concentration is safe for humans even though carbon dioxide is included in the mixture. Once an Inergen System’s concentrate discharges, it returns to its natural state.