Inergen | Inert gas IG541
Inergen fire suppression is a blend of natural occurring gases, Nitrogen, Argon, & a small amount of carbon dioxide. The Inergen is made up of all these gas with a blend mix consisting of 52% Nitrogen, 40% Argon and 8% CO2. However, in the event of a fire, when INERGEN is discharged, it mixes with the air present in the room to create a mixture that comprises of 67.3% Nitrogen, 12.5% Oxygen, 17% Argon and 3.2% Carbon Dioxide.
This discharge mixture makes INERGEN singularly unique. No other inert gas has the same ability to rapidly extinguish a fire and at the same time provide a safe environment for any person within the occupied area by actually decreasing cardiac distress and maintaining arterial blood oxygenation and mental performance in low oxygen levels. Medically evaluated by leading authorities around the world, the blend of INERT gases maintains normal blood-oxygen levels, thereby ensuring heart rate & mental performance remain optimal to ensure a safe escape during or after a fire suppression system discharge.
Equally important, an INERGEN system is certified as a safe and clean fire suppression system for occupied spaces. Unlike some chemical gaseous fire suppression agents, INERGEN does not, and could never create a reaction with a fire to create extremely harmful toxic or corrosive by-products.
Cost studies have shown that INERGEN is cost effective when compared with the most popular chemical agents on typical systems. INERGEN does not take up premium floor space as the cylinders can be placed remotely from the protected risk.
INERGEN is a highly effective fire suppression system for extinguishing fire & preventing re-ignition with no risk to people or damage to equipment if engineered and installed by a qualified fire suppression systems installation company.
The INERGEN fire suppression also has no adverse effect on the ozone layer as it is completely made up of naturally occurring gases.
INERGEN fire suppression systems also have a zero global warming potential, & no atmospheric lifetime
Unlike many other suppression systems which need to be located close to the protected area, INERGEN can be stored up to further away, & as it is organic in structure it is not subject to time use limiting restrictions.
INERGEN fire suppression is stored & discharged as a gas, when the fire suppression system discharges the INERGEN gas, it is clear, insuring a safe & visually un-obscured exit.
Suitable Environments for and INERGEN fire suppression system
• Telecommunication rooms
• Computer & server environments
• Control rooms
Service and Maintenance
In order to optimise the performance of any fire suppression system, it is essential that service and maintenance should be carried out by a competent engineer in accordance with the relevant standards.
Artius PP are able to offer a full a “24/7” maintenance and call out as well as in house rom integrity testing. We can also service and maintain the detection content of the protected area, aspirating systems and leak detection, this allows us to ensure that all of the related equipment within the protected area – detection, cylinders, solenoids etc. are serviced, operate as intended and are left in good working order.
British Standards recommend that the systems are serviced twice per annum with a room integrity test (where applicable) carried out once per annum. A full service report is given after each visit, this will highlight any aspect of the system that will be due for service exchange e.g. cylinders reaching 10 years old and requiring hydrostatic testing. This will allow companies to plan for this and allow for the additional costs within their budgets.