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Overview
 Pyroshield is an IG55 inert gas extinguishing system
 Complies to NFPA 2001 – Standard on Clean Agent
Fire Extinguishing Systems
 Environmentally friendly, Safe and Effective
 Permanent Solution

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Features
 Pyroshield uses two naturally occurring gases – Argon
and Nitrogen
 Gases are stored in seamless steel cylinders
 Discharged into protected area through steel pipes and
nozzles
 System design approved by VDS (Germany)

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Source: East Aurora Fire Dept., NY
Oxygen Dilution
PyroShield IG-55 50% Argon
50% Nitrogen
Argon IG-01 100% Argon
Inergen IG-541 52% Nitrogen
40% Argon
8% CO2

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Pyroshield System

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Benefits - Environmental
 Zero Ozone Depleting Potential
 Zero Global Warming Potential
 No Atmospheric Life

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Benefits – Human Safety
 Reduces oxygen in the protected area
to 12 – 15 %
 NFPA 2001 – 10.5% Oxygen sufficient to sustain life
 No fogging during discharge
 No Decomposition By-Products
 Non-Toxic

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Benefits - Technical
 Clean Agent
 No decomposition by-products that will damage
equipment
 Electrically non-conductive
 No thermal shock to sensitive electronic and electrical
equipment
 No clean-up after discharge

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Commercially Available Fire Suppression System
Chemical
Tradename Manufacturer
Formula
Great Lakes
FM-200 CF3CHFCF3
Chemical
FE-227ea Du Pont CF3CHFCF3
FE-125 Du Pont CF3CF2H
FE-13 Du Pont CF3H
FE-36 Du Pont CF3CH2CF3
Ajay North
Triodide CF3I
America
Safety Hi-Tech, CF3CF2H
NAF S 125
Srl 0.1% D-limonene

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Commercially Available Fire Suppression System
Chemical
Tradename Manufacturer
Formula
4.75% CF3CHCl2
82% CF2HCl
NAF S III Safety Hi-Tech 9.5% CF3CHFCl
3.75% D-
limonene
CF3CF2C(O)CF(
Novec 1230 3M
CF3)2
Argotec Minimax GmbH Ar
N100 Koatsu N2
50% N2
Argonite Ginge-Kerr
50% Ar
52% N2
Inergen Ansul 40% Ar
8% CO2

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Legislation Status
Fire Suppression Trade Name Status
Agent
Halon 1301 Removal by end
Dec 2003
HCFCS NAF-SIII EC Ban as from 1st
June 1995
HFCs FM-200, FE-227ea, Ban by Denmark,
FE-13, NAFS-125, Switzerland &
etc. Sweden
Inert Gas PyroShield, No Restrictions
Argonite, Inergen,
etc.
Climate change document (UK Government) limits
emissions of HFCs – No discharge testing
Canada HFCs restricted

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The Natural Alternative
Pyroshield Inert Gas Fire Suppression System
Chemical Natural Gas
(e.g. NAFS-III, (Pyroshield
FE-13, FM-200) IG-55)
No Corrosive by-products No Yes
No Visual Obstruction During No Yes
Discharge
No Low Temperature Shock to No Yes
Sensitive Equipment
Low Refill Cost No Yes
No Global Warming Potential No Yes
(GWP)
Extensive Human Testing No Yes
Option of Storing Cylinders up to No Yes
100m Away
Max. Agent Holding Time No Yes
Pyroshield Approvals
 Full System Approval – Bureau Veritas
 Computer System design by VDS
 Approved by Bomba Malaysia

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Bureau Veritas

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ISO 9001

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Typical System Layout

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Benefits - Maintenance
 Easy to Service and maintain
 System can be monitored by addition of low pressure
switch

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Application
 Computer and Data facilities
 Control Centers
 Telecommunication Facilities
 Electrical Distribution and Generation
 Engine Rooms
 Marine
 All high value and Critical Assets

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Pricing
 Competitively priced
 Low Cost of Refill
 Lower Maintenance Cost with Optional In-Built Low
Pressure Switch

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