What is a Clean Agent?
A clean agent is a type of fire extinguisher that doesn’t conduct electricity, is volatile or gaseous, and doesn’t leave behind any residue. A clean agent fire suppression system is made up of an inert gas or chemical agent that is stored as a gas or liquid in a container and then released as a gas when a fire is found. This can usually put out a fire when it is just starting.
Common Types of Clean Agent Systems
Some common types of clean agent fire suppression systems include:
- Inert Gases: nitrogen, argon, carbon dioxide
- 3M™ Novec™ 1230
Benefits of Clean Agent Fire Suppression
Why should you choose a fire suppression system that uses a clean agent? There are many good things about clean agents, such as:
Clean agents don’t leave behind any mess when they are released, so you won’t have to clean anything up.
Clean agents are safe to use in places where people are.
- No Damage to Sensitive Assets:- Water and other suppression agents can damage sensitive assets like technology and electronics. Clean agents do not hurt assets when they are released because they are gaseous.
- It works quickly:- Clean agents are released within seconds, which keeps the damage from a fire to a small area.
- Minimal Downtime:- Since clean agents work quickly, leave no residue behind, and don’t damage sensitive assets, your business will only be closed for a short time if there’s a fire.
- Good for the environment:- Most cleaning agents are safe for the environment and don’t harm the ozone layer.
Is A Clean Agent System Right for Me?
A clean agent system might be a good choice for you if your building has sensitive assets like server rooms, telecommunications, CNC machines, records storage, artwork, or medical equipment. Find a fire protection contractor who can answer your questions about clean agents if you are interested in a clean agent system.