Gas Suppression FAQ's

HOW DOES GAS SUPPRESS A FIRE?

Chemical Gas:

Chemical/Synthetic gas suppresses fire by removing the free radicals or heat element of the fire triangle. As chemical gases such as FM200 or Novec 1230 work by chemical reaction rather than oxygen reduction, there is a saving in the amount of agent when compared with inert gases. This can reduce the foot print required when available space is tight.

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WHAT IF I’M IN THE ROOM WHEN THE GAS DISCHARGES?

The systems control panel has a key operated switch to enable the selection of manual or automatic mode. Before entering a room protected by a gaseous suppression system, the mode should be set to manual.

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WILL THE GAS BE DISCHARGED IF THERE IS A FALSE ALARM?

For total flood systems the detection and activation systems generally consist of a network of detectors configured to achieve coincidence operation, often called double knock. Once the first detector senses fire the system goes into first stage alarm. At this point any potential causes of fire can be investigated.

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