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By: The Fire Shop  09-12-2011
Keywords: Carbon Dioxide, Suppression System

Carbon Dioxide (C02) gas has a high ratio of expansion which facilitates rapid discharge and allows for three dimensional penetration of the entire hazard area quickly. Carbon Dioxide extinguishes a fire by reducing the oxygen content of the protected area below the point where it can support combustion. Carbon Dioxide Fire extinguishing systems typically store the agent in one of two different ways: in high pressure cylinders, or in low pressure CO2 tanks.

Due to the extreme density of the Carbon Dioxide, it quickly and effectively permeates the protected hazard area and suppresses the fire. Rapid expansion of the 4-6 inches of Carbon Dioxide snow to gas reduces the ambient temperature in the protected hazard area which aids in the extinguishing process and retards re-ignition.

CO2 Is Non-Damaging

When designed, engineered, and installed properly, Carbon Dioxide fire suppression systems will not normally damage sensitive electronic equipment. Carbon Dioxide has no residual clean-up associated with its use as a fire suppressing agent. When it is properly ventilated, the gas escapes to atmosphere after the fire has been extinguished.

CO2 Is Electrically Non-conductive

Carbon Dioxide fire extinguishing systems can be used to protect a wide variety of hazards, marine applications, delicate electronic equipment, high-voltage electrical equipment, without danger or damage.

CO2 Is Versatile

The unique extinguishing properties of Carbon Dioxide allow it to be used in a wide range of special hazards.

Elements of a CO2 Fire Suppression System

A Carbon Dioxide Fire Suppression system consists of one or more bank of cylinder storage containers to supply the CO2 extinguishing agent. Flexible discharge bends, or hoses, connects the cylinders into a piping manifold. The manifold in turn distributes the agent into the piping network. Nozzles regulate the flow of CO2 into the protected area.

Keywords: Carbon Dioxide, Suppression System

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