Carbon Dioxide is the original “clean” agent that suppresses fire without leaving behind a residue to damage sensitive equipment, and because there is no agent to clean up, you are back in business faster. Automatic Fire & Integrated Solutions offer both High and Low Pressure Systems.
Carbon Dioxide is a plentiful, non-corrosive gas that does not support combustion nor react with most substances. It is commonly compressed to the liquid state for storage in high pressure cylinders or low pressure bulk storage tanks. Upon release, it discharges under its own pressure giving the appearance of steam as its low temperature crystallises water in the air.
For fire suppression purposes, the discharge is designed to raise the carbon dioxide concentration in the hazard area. This removes the free oxygen which supports combustion and results in fire extinguishment.
The resultant lack of free oxygen dictates that total flooding hazards are evacuated immediately, prior to system discharge and carbon dioxide atmospheres produced by local application discharge must be avoided by personnel until the area has been vented and declared safe to return to work.
• Fast acting
• No environmental impact
• Low life cycle cost
• Electrically non-conductive
• Zero breakdown products
• No risk of consequential damage
• Petrochem Facilities
• Gas Turbines
• Power Generation
• Printing Presses
For further information on Carbon Dioxide Suppression Systems Design, Installation, Servicing or if you require a quotation or free site survey please contact the Gaseous Suppression Division.