INERGEN

INERGEN® gaseous fire suppression systems are usually specified by the Naval Armed Forces to protect sensitive areas within fighting ships that are classified as “Non Immediate Evacuation” areas such as Command Centres and Communication Rooms.

INERGEN® is unique. No other inert gas has the unique ability to rapidly extinguish a fire yet 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. 

Equally important, 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.  

INERGEN® is a mixture 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.

INERGEN has been extensively used throughout the world as a preferred gaseous fire suppression agent for over 16 years and remains the longest surviving Halon replacement on the market to date.

Cost studies have shown that INERGEN is cost competitive 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. 

There are three types of INERGEN® system available, subject to the type of fire risk involved. INERGEN® Premier systems are ideally suited for large multiple area protection, whilst INERGEN® Conventional systems are recommended for medium sized risk areas.  For small “Business Critical” areas, Tyco Marine Services have developed an extremely cost effective INERGEN® Direct Orifice System.

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