If you are looking for guidance on whether a clean agent fire suppression system is a good solution, there are a couple of things to consider. Clean agent fire suppression systems work well in certain environments and buildings, so it is important to understand the criteria for installing one. For more information on this type of fire suppression system, read on!
Fighting Fire, the “Clean” Way
Clean agents are different from sprinkler systems in that they cause no collateral damage. They are stored as a liquid and discharged as a gas, appearing like a fog or mist. Certain clean agents are natural, or “green”, composed of nitrogen, argon, or a mix of the two. Automatic flooding systems apply the agent in sufficient concentrations to extinguish a fire by cooling or reducing the oxygen below the level to support combustion. They are controlled by standard or high-speed smoke detection, which allow for faster response than heat-activated sprinklers. These agents allow for safe evacuation by occupants. The benefit of clean agent systems is that there is no residue and no clean up. The contrast with water damage caused by sprinklers is striking.
Server Rooms and Data Centers
Think mission-critical information and expensive, highly sensitive electronic devices that can’t risk damage from fire, water, or dry chemicals. Clean agent systems are extremely efficient in suppressing fires. They envelop the entire room with an agent concentration that will extinguish fires quickly. They are very effective at protecting server racks and cabinets and otherwise hard-to-reach areas. These systems are safe for people, and business interruption is minimal.
Hospitals, Offices, and Human-Occupied Spaces
In facilities that include server rooms, electronic devices, and critical records storage, clean agent fire suppression systems are a natural choice. Fire is gently extinguished with no chemicals or liquid coming into direct contact with expensive medical equipment, essential documents or patient records.
Transportation and Logistics
Electronic control equipment, flammable cargo, and material handling equipment can present a challenging fire hazard. In these applications, water or dry chemical agents could cause considerable property damage and force unwanted and catastrophic business interruption. Clean agent fire suppression systems extinguish fires quickly, even inside electronic cabinets and cargo holds that make it hard for water or dry chemical-based agents to work effectively.
Fire Protection Services from Fireline
Whether you need smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, or an automatic sprinkler system installed at your commercial property, Fireline has you covered. We have been protecting people and property from fire damage since 1947—and our experience shows in our excellent work! We are known for our superb customer service, our expertise, and our reliability. For more information on how we can help your residential or commercial property, visit us online or give us a call at (800) 553-3405. We are located in Baltimore, MD, with a second office in Leesburg, VA. For more fire safety tips, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.