If you’re new to the fire suppression and fire protection world, you might be doing some research on how to safely and effectively suppress a fire after it begins. Maybe you are having a commercial property built and need to get a clean fire suppression system installed, or maybe you are just curious about what clean agent fire suppression means. Cincinnati business owners know they can come to us with any questions they have about this topic, so here are a few of the key benefits you will enjoy with this type of fire suppression system and a few facts about them.
First off: what is a clean agent and why do we use it?
A “clean agent” is when inert gases and chemical agents are used to suppress or extinguish a fire. They are regulated by the government, and the chemical agents will not leave a residue after they evaporate. We use a clean agent fire suppression system in rooms or buildings that have sensitive equipment that would be damaged or destroyed by water.
Some examples of this type of equipment include computers, servers, telephones, data storage equipment, antiques, art, artifacts and items along those lines. If there is a good chance that water would cause as much harm (or more) as the fire itself, then we will use a clean agent fire suppression system.
There are several different types on the market today, but some of the most popular and well-known include FM200 and Novec 1230.
Clean agent fire suppression systems are incredibly quick and can reach extinguishing levels in just a few seconds. They will control the fire before it has a chance to spread to any other room or area of your commercial property, and they are non-conductive and non-corrosive.
As mentioned, you will not have to worry that sensitive equipment or irreplaceable items will be damaged or destroyed by the clean agent. The best part is these clean agents are totally safe to use around human beings, and you will not have to worry about any negative health side effects as a result. Not only that, they are also Earth-friendly and will not harm the environment.
After the clean agent is released and does its job, it simply evaporates into the air, so you will not have to worry about hiring an expensive cleaning company to clean up any left-behind residue.
Would you like to learn more about a clean agent fire suppression system in Cincinnati? Call Hard Fire at 1-800-848-1301 or 614-882-2990 or Contact Us.