Gas Based Automatic Fire Suppression System

Gas Based Fire Suppression Systems

Gaseous fire suppression is a term to describe the use of inert gases and chemical agents to extinguish a fire. Also called Clean Agent Fire Suppression. 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.

Typical Areas of Application:

  • Computer Rooms
  • Data Storage Facilities
  • Telecommunications
  • Oil & Gas Petrochemical Facilities
  • Museums
  • Libraries and Archives
  • Medical Facilities
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Storage Areas



FM 200® extinguishes the fire quickly and cleanly. The fire extinguishing systems that use the FM 200® agent are therefore designed to ensure that the discharge time required to reach 95% of the design minimum concentration is less than 10 seconds. This requirement is guaranteed through the use of computer programs for flow calculations which are validated by independent certifying agencies.

The FM200 systems that use this extinguishing agent are designed for 10-second discharges. The agent is pressurised with dry nitrogen at 24 bar and is stored in steel cylinders equipped with certified valves.
NOVEC 1230
3M™ Novec™ 1230 fire protection fluid is a next generation clean agent Halon alternative. It combines outstanding extinguishing performance with an excellent environmental profile. Novec 1230 fire protection fluid has zero ozone depletion potential, a global warming potential of one, a five day atmospheric lifetime, and a large margin of safety for occupied spaces. Novec 1230 fire protection fluid extinguishes fire primarily by removing heat from the fire. It is also electrically non-conductive.
CO2 (Carbon Di Oxide)
Carbon dioxide or CO2 is a colorless, odorless, electrically non-conductive gas that is highly efficient as a fire suppression agent. Carbon Dioxide fire protection systems use intelligent, reliable and fast-acting control panels to quickly sense a fire before it can cause damage to property. Carbon dioxide gas has a high rate of expansion, which allows a  CO2 fire protection system to work fast.

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