Sprinkler systems are designed to protect people and structures. But when it comes to protecting high value equipment, electronics, and irreplaceable documents, water can be more damaging than the fire itself! SSI has multiple products that provide solutions to protecting your valuable property / assets without the damage caused by typical sprinkler systems.
CLEAN AGENT FIRE SUPPRESSION
SSI has multiple products that provide solutions to protecting your valuable property / assets without the damage caused by typical sprinkler systems.
A clean agent fire suppression system is the superior, cost-effective choice for protecting electronics and high-value assets – reducing the threat of costly downtime and business interruption. Since the elimination of Halon from the market in 1992 many alternative products have come to market. CFCs, Halons and other chemicals are destroying the vital ozone layer that protects us. Our Clean Agent Fire Protection Systems feature the non-ozone depleting clean agents providing our customers with the fire protection they need and still protecting the earth’s precious ozone layer. SSI provides five alternative clean agents for you to consider.
The AIM Act was enacted by Congress in late 2020 as part of the Consolidation Appropriations Act (Corona Virus Stimulus Package)
This Act requires the phasedown of HFC chemicals beginning January 1, 2022 by 10% with a total phase down of 85% by January 2036. This phasedown effects two fire suppression agents: FM-200 (HFC-227ea) and ECARO-25 (HFC-125).
SSI has developed a presentation that discusses the AIM Act in great detail. To schedule an in person or virtual presentation, please Contact us or call 1-800-360-0687.
Clean Agent Options
3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid
NOVEC® 1230 fluid is an effective fire extinguishing agent in standard fire scenarios where halons historically have been. The agent is stored in cylinders in its fluid form, and instantly vaporizes upon discharge as a clear, colorless, low odor, liquid that is super-pressurized with nitrogen and stored in high-pressure cylinders. NOVEC® 1230 is not affected by the HFC phasedown and has a 0 Ozone Depletion Potential and a Global Warming Potential of less than 1. Learn more
Since its European introduction in 2003, Fike’s innovative ProInert® has become widely accepted as one of the best performing, most cost-effective, and environmentally friendly inert gas fire extinguishing systems. Since 2009 this same technology is available in the United States, and other parts of the world requiring UL and FM approval. ProInert systems using IG-541 and IG-55 are not affected by the HFC phasedown and have a 0 Ozone Depletion Potential and 0 Global Warming Potential. Learn more
Introduced to the market in 2004 by Fike, ECARO-25 is an electrically non-conductive, non-corrosive fire suppression agent that is free of residue and has a zero ozone-depletion potential. ECARO-25 systems are affected by the HFC phasedown. The agent is currently available and has no restrictions on it use. Learn more
The first clean agent brought to the market in 1994 was Dupont™ FM-200®. Introduced as an alternative to the ozone-depleting Halon agents, FM-200® received quick attention and acceptance as the next fire suppression agent. FM-200® systems are affected by the HFC phasedown. The agent is available and has no restrictions on it use. Due to limited supply of the agent, costs may make this a less than attractive alternative to the other agents. Learn more
CARBON DIOXIDE (Co2)
CO2 has long been recognized as an effective suppression agent in non-occupied environments, especially effective for local application protection of equipment. CO2 is an environmentally friendly, colorless, odorless, electrically non-conductive agent that continues to be used heavily in industrial applications. Learn more
The Monarch System is an industrial-strength leader for multiple applications. Industrial and automotive commercial environments can develop a truckload of potential fire hazards. Learn more
MICRO-ENVIRONMENT SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS
SSI was the FIRST distributor of Firetrace equipment in the nation. The system provides cost-effective, stand-alone, automatic fire protection for critical equipment, electrical/technical systems and various types of enclosures. Learn more
Water Mist & Hybrid Suppression Systems
Before we get into the three systems that SSI represents, let’s first understand how these systems work to control / extinguish fires.
How water mist fights the fire chemical process:
- Inerting: Steam is created when water is evaporated. Steam is an inert gas which does not take part of the oxidation process. It therefore helps reduce the amount of oxygen in the vicinity of the fire, since it replaces the “normal” atmosphere. The more inert gas kept close to the fire, the better the performance is.
- Cooling: The small water droplets are easily evaporated since they have a large surface area per volume water. When water is evaporated it costs energy and this energy is taken away from the fire. Since the energy source is removed from the fuel surface, no additional flammable gases can be created. Doing so enables the fire to suffocate itself.
- Fuel Wetting: Some of the distributed water droplets will cover the fuel surface and prohibit flammable gases to be created, the more water distributed on the fuel, the more effective it becomes.
The Fike MicroMist® fire suppression system produces a fine mist to extinguish fires quickly, with very little residual water. In fact, the MicroMist system releases 100 times less water than traditional sprinkler systems, yet effectively extinguishes the fire! That translates into less run-off, less damage and easy clean-up. Learn More
Fike’s DuraQuench pumped water mist system brings the benefits of water mist fire suppression within reach of most budgets and over the widest possible range of applications. Learn more
Victaulic VortexTM is a hybrid high velocity low pressure dual fluid system capable of making water particles less than 10 microns in size. The suppression system shall incorporate separate pressurized streams of nitrogen and water which are combined and discharged as a hybrid inert gas micro mist into the fire hazard. The fire extinguishing system’s primary mechanism shall lower the flame temperature (by heat absorption due to the vaporization of the fine water particles) to the point where combustion cannot continue to exist. Learn more
Fire protection is important to your business. Finding the solutions to your fire protection needs is something we have been doing since 1983. Our customers have found that they can trust the experience, honesty, integrity and ethics of SSI’s sales team. We invite you to contact one of the members of this team to discuss how SSI can protect your employee’s life safety and your valuable assets for the continued operation and success of your company. Contact us or call 1-800-360-0687 for a System Sales and Design Consultant to assist you with your needs.