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Clean Agent Fire Protection System

Gaseous fire suppression is a term to describe the use of inert gases and chemical agents to
extinguish a fire which is also known as Clean Agent Fire Suppression System. The system
typically consists of the agent, agent storage containers, agent release valves, fire detectors as
well as the fire detection system, wiring control panel and actuation signaling, agent delivery
piping, and agent dispersion nozzles. Less typically it is that the agent may be delivered by
means of solid propellant or may be gas generators that produce either inert or chemically
active gas.

The term “Clean Agent” is defined as an electrically nonconductive, volatile, or gaseous fire
extinguishing that does not leave a residue upon evaporation according to NFPA 2001

It is said that using water to extinguish a fire is not always the ideal choice for everyone
as when we are trying to protect critical assets then using water will just compound and add to
the damage. Using a Co2 Fire Extinguishing System in this case is the best solution.

There are 3 ways Clean Agent Fire Suppression System can extinguish a fire:

1. Reduction of heat
2. Reduction or isolation of oxygen
3. Inhibiting the chain reaction of the above components

Clean Agent Fire Suppression System Benefits:

1. It is Fast

Fire Suppression Systems reach extinguishing levels in 10 seconds or less.

2. It is a Effective way

Clean Agents Fire Suppression System is designed to control and extinguish a fire in its
incipient stage, for example, before it has a chance to spread. Clean Agents are electrically non-
conductive and non-corrosive as well as there will be no damage to electronics and delicate
mechanical devices.

3. It is also Safe

Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems is designed to provide a wide margin of human safety as
they are safe to use where people are present.
4. It is a Clean method

Fire Suppression Systems rapidly vaporizes to gas during discharge and evaporates cleanly,
leaving no residue behind, which means no costly cleanup.

5. It is Earth Friendly

Clean Agents are non-ozone depleting and have a short atmospheric lifetime side effects.

There are two methods for applying an extinguishing agent: total flooding and local

1. Systems working on a total flooding principle apply an extinguishing agent to a three
dimensional enclosed space in order to achieve a concentration of the agent, volume
percent of the agent in air, adequate to extinguish the fire. These types of systems may
be operated automatically by detection and related controls or manually by the
operation of a system actuator.
2. Systems working on a local application principle apply an extinguishing agent directly
onto a fire, usually a two dimensional area, or into the three dimensional region
immediately surrounding the substance or object on fire. The main difference in local
application from total flooding design is the absence of physical barriers enclosing the
fire space.

For speed in suppressing fires, reducing damages, saving on floor space and allowing visibility
the Kitchen Fire Protection System is a clear choice, which includes the use of HFC-227ea and
FM-200, leaves no residue and doesn’t require costly clean-up, unlike sprinklers and other fire
protection systems. Clean Agent Fire Protection System discharges in 10 seconds or less,
extinguishing a fire quickly and effectively.