These Agents are governed by the NFPA Standard for Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems – NFPA 2001 in the USA, with different standards and regulations in other parts of the world. The system typically consists of the agent, agent storage containers, agent release valves, fire detectors, fire detection system (wiring control panel, actuation signaling), agent delivery piping, and agent dispersion nozzles. Less typically, the agent may be delivered by means of solid propellant gas generators that produce either inert or chemically active gas.
Using water to extinguish a fire is not always the ideal choice…
When you are trying to protect critical assets such as IT systems, data storage rooms and manufacturing’s equipment’s, or irreplaceable items like customer/client records, intellectual property, art, antiques and artifacts – using water will just compound the damage. Using a Clean Agent fire suppression system in this case is the best solution. Novec 1230, FM-200 and Aragonite are the preferred Clean Agent fire suppression systems of Approved Protection Systems.
There are 3 ways clean agents can extinguish a fire :
Clean Agent Benefits
Fast : Clean Agent systems reach extinguishing levels in 10seconds or less!
Effective : Clean Agents are designed to control and extinguish a fire in its incipient stage – before it has a chance to spread. Clean Agents are electrically non-conductive and non-corrosive, and there will be no damage to electronics and delicate mechanical devices.
Safe : Clean Agents are designed to provide a wide margin of human safety – they are safe to use where people are present.
Clean : Clean Agents rapidly vaporizes to gas during discharge and evaporates cleanly, leaving no residue behind, which means no costly cleanup.
Earth Friendly : Clean Agents are non-ozone depleting and have a short atmospheric lifetime.