Inerting systems fight fire by lowering the oxygen content and raising the carbon dioxide content of the protected area to a point insufficient to support combustion, but sufficient to sustain human life.
Inerting agents such as INERGEN® and PROINERT® are a non-conductive/non-corrosive blend of naturally occurring gases: Nitrogen, Argon, and Carbon Dioxide (INERGEN® only). The agent is stored in cylinders that may be installed remotely or close to the space being protected. Inerting systems are extremely flexible and a single bank of agent cylinders can be used to protect multiple hazards.
INERGEN® and PROINERT® are clean, environmentally friendly, three-dimensional fire suppression agents. Both of these agents have zero ozone depletion potential, zero global warming potential, and zero atmospheric life time.
Critical facilities such as data processing rooms, telecommunications switching facilities, process control rooms, and others, requiring non-water based extinguishing agent that is electrically nonconductive.
Inerting agents are non-toxic and are designed to discharge into normally occupied spaces. Inerting agents will not harm sensitive electronic equipment. They are completely safe for personnel occupying the protected space.
Since inerting agents contain naturally occurring gases, they are not subject to any pending environmental legislation that would limit their production or use.