Mission Critical

Clean Agent - Inert Gas - Sinorix N2

An example of an inert gas system discharge – in this case using pure nitrogen.  Environmentally sound and low cost, it does not fog and newer flow technologies are more efficient and reduce sound pressure levels.

System Type:
Total flooding
(fills the whole volume for a fire anywhere)
Discharge Time:
~60 seconds for majority discharge
Design Concentration:
40%
Residual Oxygen:
~11%
Human Safe:
Yes
Primary Extinguishing Mechanism:
Starving the fire of oxygen, yet leaving sufficient oxygen to support life.

Clean Agent - Chemical - Sinorix 1230

An example of a Novec 1230 discharge.  It is relatively turbulent and quick to discharge, but then seeks the fire to extinguish.

System Type:
Total flooding
(fills the whole volume for a fire anywhere)
Discharge Time:
<10 seconds
Design Concentration:
5.3%
Residual Oxygen:
>19%
Human Safe:
Yes
Primary Extinguishing Mechanism:
Cooling local to the point of combustion

Sinorix CO2 / Carbon Dioxide

An example of a CO2 discharge.  It is not very turbulent and is relatively quiet, but the agent is poisonous so safety measures need to be included.

System Type:
Total flooding
(fills the whole volume for a fire anywhere)
Discharge Time:
1 minute (liquid phase)
Design Concentration:
50%
Residual Oxygen:
10%
Human Safe:
No
Primary Extinguishing Mechanism:
Starving the fire of oxygen, supported by appreciable cooling

A generic system sequence