Like water sprinklers, we mount a clean fire suppression sprinkler system on the ceiling to discharge the gaseous substances when the need arises. Note that there are 3 variances of clean agents: Novec 1230, FM-200, and Inert gases (carbon dioxide, nitrogen, argon). We provide all these various compounds in our clean agent systems.
The efficacy of clean agent sprinkler systems lies in their composition. Novec 1230 and FM-200, in particular, are made of synthetic chemicals and therefore stored in liquid form but discharged in a gaseous form due to friction build up in the piping network. Inert gases refer to carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and argon, which have proven to be effective in getting rid of the oxygen and then suppress the fire.
Novec 1230 and FM-200 extinguish the fire by absorbing the heat whereas the inert gases extinguish it by reducing the oxygen below the content required for combustion. All these compounds are effective in suppressing blazing fires in water-sensitive units to save your delicate equipment.
We store these clean agents in cylinders so that they get dispensed through a piping system at specific concentrations. All these calculations are done by our engineers to ensure correct amounts because too much of gases could be detrimental even though they are declared clean. The word clean in the name signifies the harmless nature of these compounds to human lives and to the environment.
Our compounds are presented in concentrations sufficient to extinguish Class A, B and C fires in all apartments. Because they are nonconductive, they will not expose the occupants or firefighters to electric shock.
To be precise, FM-200 contains a formula of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) which consists of carbon, fluorine, and hydrogen, whereas Novec contains fluorinated ketone which consists of carbon, oxygen, and fluorine. As already highlighted, the inert gases are made of argon, nitrogen and carbon dioxide. Do not be worried by the carbon dioxide content in here as it is a manageable and harmless concentration.