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® 300 Bar Fire Suppression System with iFLOW Technology
Composition and Materials
The basic system consists of suppressing agent stored in high-strength alloy steel containers. Either manual or automatic actuators are available for release of the agent into the hazard area. The agent is distributed throughout the hazard area by using a network of piping and nozzles. Each nozzle is drilled with a fixed orifice designed to deliver a uniform discharge to the protected area. In the unique matrix system, the container(s) is connected to the distribution piping or the manifold by means of a flexible discharge hose and horizontal check valve assembly. Use of a manifold may be omitted on certain systems, depending on container count.
Additional equipment: Control panels, Releasing devices, Remote manual pull stations, Corner pulleys, Door closures, Pressure trips, Alarms and Pneumatic switches.
The container assembly is of steel construction. Two sizes are available depending on transportation approval requirements (80 L and 140 L). Each container is equipped with a pressure regulating valve equipped with a gauge. The valve is constructed of forged brass and is capable of regulating the nominal discharge pressure at 870 psi (60 bar) while allowing for 95% of the design concentration to be discharged within 60 seconds or 120 seconds (140 L container, 120 seconds only). The valve is designed to close if pipeline pressure exceeds a nominal 870 psi (60 bar) and also includes a safety pressure relief device which provides relief at 5903 psi to 6193 psi (407 bar to 427 bar) per CGA test method. Container charging pressure is 4351 psi (300 bar).
The containers are shipped with a maintenance record card and shipping cap. The cap is attached to the threaded collar or affixed to a flange 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.
The AUTOPULSE control system is used to control a single fixed fire suppression or alarm system based on inputs received from fire detection devices. AUTOPULSE panels are designed for modularity and easy system planning. The panels can be configured with just a few devices for small building applications or for a large campus or high-rise application. Peripheral equipment can be added to suit the application.
Flow Calculation Program
The system design is confirmed using a listed and approved INERGEN agent flow calculation program, which is used to size pipework, determine nozzle orifice areas, and to ensure the system complies with the requirements of NFPA 2001 and the UL Listings and FM Approvals. Authorized ANSUL distributors receive training and must use the flow calculation program.
The INERGEN iFLOW system must be designed and installed within the guidelines of the manufacturer’s design, installation, operation, inspection, recharge, and maintenance manual. The ambient operating temperature limitations are: -4 °F to 130 °F (-20 °C to 54 °C).
Watch the INERGEN with iFLOW System demonstration Video
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.