An increasing number of office buildings in South Africa are upgrading to clean agent suppression systems to fight fires. Because of the many computers and electronics found in office environments, clean agent suppression is often a superior fire extinguishing option. This way, you don’t have to trade fire damage for water damage.
What Is Clean Agent Fire Suppression?
Clean agents are electrically non-conductive gaseous substances used to extinguish fires. They put out flames by inhibiting the combustion process that requires heat, oxygen, and a fuel source. The systems are fundamentally designed to protect irreplaceable assets and the people around them. A clean agent fire suppression system will take either an inert gas or a chemical that is stored in a container and discharge it, when necessary, to extinguish a fire in its incipient stage. For instance clean agents are most effective when combined with an early fire detection system. This allows the agents to control a fire in its initial stage before it has a chance to spread.
Types of Clean Agent Systems
Bizzy Fire Control installs and services the following clean agent systems in South Africa office buildings:
FM-200: This is one of the most popular clean agents because its non-ozone depleting and safe to use in occupied spaces. While FM-200 does displace the oxygen around a fire, its primary extinguishing capabilities is through heat absorption. FM-200 is effective for fighting Class A, B, and C fires.
CO2: A carbon dioxide system uses a high concentration of CO2 gas to replace the oxygen in a room and smother a growing fire. It’s highly effective, but not appropriate in places where people are present.
INERGEN: This clean agent uses a combination of argon, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide gases to fight fires in an environmentally friendly way. Just like FM-200, it also won’t deplete the ozone or hurt the environment.
3M NOVEC Fire Protection Fluid: The most eco-friendly chemical clean agent available. It extinguishes fires with minimal collateral damage and cleanup, and does so with zero ozone-depleting potential and a global warming potential of just one.
Why Use Clean Agent Suppression Systems in Office Buildings?
Offices that use clean agent suppression enjoy the following advantages:
Fast response time: Clean agents smother fires quickly, often suppressing the flames in 10 seconds or less.
Limited property damage: With no water required and no particle residue left behind, a clean agent suppression system is perfect for protecting your office from fire without risking damage to your equipment.
Less downtime: The time between when a fire ignites and when you can return to business as usual is brief with a clean agent suppression system. Little to no cleanup is required, and your electronics should be unaffected by the clean agents.
Our Clean Agent Suppression System Services
When your fire suppression system requires service, turn to Bizzy Fire Control.
According to an interview with Mr Manyame the Managing Director ,"he said as a company we offer the following:
1.Clean agent suppression system installation: Interested in upgrading to a clean agent system in Johannesburg and Nelspruit office building? We can carefully design and install a solution that will work for you.
2.Clean agent suppression system maintenance: You can’t ignore your suppression system if you want it to stay up and running. We can perform all the maintenance you need, including inspections and tests required by national and local fire codes.
3.Clean agent suppression system repair: When something goes wrong with your fire suppression system, you need a reliable company to fix it quickly and efficiently. We offer 24-hour emergency repairs when you need them most.
4.Clean agent suppression system recharge: If your system discharges in response to a fire, you need to recharge the equipment without delay. Speedy services from Bizzy Fire Control ensure you aren’t left defenseless if another blaze breaks out.
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