INERGEN® 200-Bar

Torvac Solutions is advancing the use of the environmentally safe, state-of-the-art INERGEN fire suppression Systems. INERGEN agent is non-toxic to humans and will not damage valuable assets. It is suited for suppressing fires in hazards where an electrically non-conductive medium is essential or desirable, where clean-up of other agents presents problems, or where the hazard is a workplace that requires a non-toxic agent. INERGEN fire suppression systems are ideally suited to protecting properties with sensitive or precious assets such as data facilities, historical archives, libraries, museums, and galleries.

INERGEN protecting precious assets.

INERGEN® agent is a mixture of three naturally occurring gases: nitrogen, argon, and carbon dioxide. As INERGEN agent is derived from gases present in the earth’s atmosphere, it exhibits no ozone depleting potential, does not contribute to global warming, nor does it contribute unique chemical species with extended atmospheric lifetimes. Because INERGEN agent is composed of atmospheric gases, it does not pose the problems of toxicity associated with the chemically derived Halon alternative agents.

Composition and Materials

The basic system consists of extinguishing agent stored in high strength alloy steel containers. Various types of actuators, either manual or automatic, are available for release of the agent into the hazard area. The agent is distributed and discharged into the hazard area through a network of piping and nozzles. Each nozzle is drilled with a fixed orifice designed to deliver a uniform discharge to the protected area. On large hazards, where three or more containers are required, a threaded or welded pipe manifold assembly is employed. The container(s) is connected to the distribution piping or the manifold by means of a flexible discharge bend and check valve assembly. Additional equipment includes — Control panels, releasing devices, remote manual pull stations, corner pulleys, door closures, pressure trips, bells and alarms, and pneumatic switches.

Key Features

Container Assembly

The container assembly is of steel construction with a red standard finish. One size is available. Each container is equipped with a pressure seat-type valve equipped with gauge. The valve is constructed of forged brass and is attached to the container providing a leak tight seal.  The valve also includes a safety pressure relief device which provides relief at 4000-4480 psi (276-309 bar) per CGA test method. Container charging pressure is 2900 psi at 70 °F (200 bar at 21 °C). The containers are shipped with a maintenance record card and shipping cap attached. The cap is attached to the threaded collar on the neck of each container to protect the valve while in transit. The container serial number and date of manufacture are stamped near the neck of each container.

Electric Actuator

Electric actuation of an agent container is accomplished by an electric actuator interfaced through an AUTOPULSE Control System. This actuator can be used in hazardous environments where the ambient temperature range is between 32 °F and 130 °F (0 °C and 54 °C). In auxiliary or override applications, a manual lever actuator can be installed on top of the actuator.

Limitations

The INERGEN system must be designed and installed within the guidelines of the manufacturer’s design, installation, operation, inspection, recharge, and maintenance manual. The ambient temperature limitations are 32 °F to 130 °F (0 °C to 54 °C). All AUTOPULSE Control Systems are designed for indoor applications and for temperature ranges between  32 °F and 120 °F (0 °C and 49 °C).

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INERGEN agent is composed of naturally-occurring gases found in the air we breathe. Unlike other inert gas agents, INERGEN agent includes a small percentage of carbon dioxide, which enhances its ability to sustain life in a reduced oxygen atmosphere. INERGEN agent is nontoxic, does not produce corrosive decomposition products when exposed to fire, and is designed to protect valuable or sensitive assets that could be damaged by conventional agents. When discharged, it will not produce a fog, so escape routes will remain visible. And in the aftermath of an incident, the agent simply returns to the atmosphere in its natural state, causing no environmental impact.

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