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Trending Clean Agent Systems: Types of Clean Agent Gases

Zach Nelson posted this on November 16, 2015

During the 2015 Seminar Series titled Trending Now! #FireProtection: Technologies Impacting the Future, Lee Kaiser spoke about trending technology in clean agent fire suppression. In the video excerpt below, you can watch as he describes the different types of clean agent gases used in fire suppression systems. If you would like to register for the 2016 Seminar click here.

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Lee: So, available in the halocarbon agents--remember, halocarbons work to rapidly cool the room--one of the gases you may have heard before is FM-200. That's one of the most-common gases out there. Ecaro 25 is a gas that's exclusive to the Fike Corporation--very cost-competitive gas. NOVEC 1230 is a gas that's made by 3M--very environmentally friendly one. Who still has a Halon system out there? Anybody in the room that has Halon out there?

Seminar Participant: We do.

Lee: Halon was the predecessor to clean agents. Now we use clean agents--it's more environmentally friendly.

Some of the inert gas agents, just to list through them:
Inergen, made by Ansul. That's a gas marketed by Ansul.
Argonite and ProInert are the same gas.
Argonite, sold by Kidde Fire Systems.
ProInert is sold by Fike.
And then Kidde, or Kidde Fire Systems, also has a nitrogen system out there. And that's sort of exciting because it has the same density as air essentially. And so it tends to hold in a space very, very well--as all the inert gases do. But nitrogen does the best.

This is part 4 of the Trending Technology Clean Agent Systems series. Watch the other parts at the links below:

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