Argonite is an inert gas fire suppression system that utilizes argon and nitrogen gas mixture to completely flood a room and put out fires, with escape routes remaining visible during and after agent discharge.
This non-ozone depleting and global warming-inhibiting agent can be easily installed with minimal maintenance requirements and worldwide availability.
Argonite fire systems use inert gases stored in high-pressure cylinders as the basis for their protection system, offering either total flood protection or targeting specific areas using automated valves to direct gas to specific spaces.
These cylinders contain 52% nitrogen, 40% argon and only 8% carbon dioxide; when released they will quickly deplete oxygen levels to below 12% and prevent combustion – meaning most Class A and B fires can be extinguished within one minute. In addition, their nonconductive and residue-free formulation makes IG55 an excellent choice for use in control rooms or occupied spaces.
Once fire/smoke detectors have been activated, the Argonite System sends out a command that activates gas cylinders to release. A computer-calculated pipe network delivers clean agent through manually or automatically operated nozzles to ensure only enough clean agent is used without incurring unnecessary damages or waste. This ensures only what’s necessary is used, thus avoiding damage or wasteful expenditure.
Safe for occupied spaces
Argonite leaves no residue behind and has no harmful environmental impacts. Furthermore, its small storage capacities make it more cost effective to refill than Inergen cylinders.
This system works by decreasing oxygen levels to such an extent that fire cannot spread, yet at a level high enough for people to breathe safely – perfect for environments where safety of people is of primary concern such as flight simulators or control rooms.
Argonite uses a mixture of 50/50 argon and nitrogen sourced from nature and released back into it when released, with no atmospheric lifetime or global warming potential (GWP). Fire/smoke detectors in various zones send commands to Argonite which waits a certain period before releasing agent; after which, Argonite recharges itself for another cycle of detection.
Argonite fire suppression systems use a simple mixture of 50% argon gas and 50% nitrogen gas. As this combination has similar density to air, it quickly migrates into protected areas to rob flames of oxygen supply while being much easier to clean up after use than chemical agents – making it the perfect choice for use in occupied spaces.
These systems are ideal for safeguarding server rooms, record-keeping libraries, laboratories/medical equipment areas as well as commercial kitchens where cooker hobs and deep fryers may pose special hazards.
These systems typically come equipped with an early smoke detection apparatus (VESDA) that triggers Argonite within seconds of activation, waiting a predetermined amount of time before discharging inert gas from one or more cylinders and thus minimizing downtime during discharge operations and freeing up space for more storage cylinders.
Argonite systems are both FM Approved and ULC Listed, featuring a blend of readily-available natural gases such as argon and nitrogen which have similar molecular weights to air, meaning their inert agent lingers longer after discharge than some other systems, helping speed recovery time while decreasing downtime.
A typical system combines fire and smoke detectors, agent storage cylinders and distribution piping in order to trigger electrically or pneumatically and release Argonite through a network of nozzles. This setup allows it to either total flood (releasing all Argonite in all spaces such as room ceiling void and floor void) or local application (such as protecting an individual machine or hazard).
Diverter valve systems offer both cost and space savings for each cylinder they store, as well as convenient contents inspection with their easy-read gauges.