With so many fire suppression systems available, it can be hard to discern which option is the best for your application. When it comes to protecting your property and the people in it, having the best fire protection system that meet’s the needs of your application is very important.
What is CO2 Fire Suppression?
A CO2 fire suppression system controls or extinguishes a fire through the use of carbon dioxide. When a fire is detected, the system will release CO2 into the air, lowing the oxygen levels and elevating the CO2 concentration. By lowering the amount of oxygen, the fire can no longer burn and will be extinguished.
Benefits of CO2 Systems
CO2 fire suppression systems are the fire suppression systems of choice for many types of industrial and commercial facilities due to several factors. These fire suppression systems are adaptable to a wide variety of hazards and can be used as an extinguisher for many different applications. CO2 fire suppression systems discharge carbon dioxide that is non-damaging to property and will not conduct electricity. A carbon dioxide system does not use water like a traditional sprinkler system, so it is a good option for facilities that want to avoid water damage to valuable equipment or assets.
Disadvantages to CO2 Systems
The main drawback of a CO2 fire suppression system is that it is not safe to use in occupied areas. When the system is activated, CO2 levels increase to a point where it is fatal for humans to inhale. A number of safety devices need to be installed to ensure that the area is not occupied when the system discharges.
CO2 System Applications
CO2 fire suppression systems are used for industrial and commercial facilities including:
- Automated storage and retrieval facilities
- Automotive applications
- Cement plant/blast furnace indirect coal firing systems
- Electronics operations
- Electronics/computer production
- Metal production and processing
- Power generation
- Research facilities
- Shipboard (marine) systems
Choose Rich Fire Protection for CO2 Fire Suppression
Rich Fire Protection can design, install and service CO2 fire suppression systems. We can design a system that will best protect your application. Our team of technicians is highly trained in suppression system installations, inspections and repairs. Rich Fire has been serving customers in New Jersey since 1979. To learn more about CO2 fire suppression system or any of our other services, contact us today!