INERGEN Fire Extinguishing Agent is a mixture of three naturally-occurring gases (52% nitrogen, 40% argon, and 8% carbon dioxide) with the ASHRAE designation of IG-541 and is manufactured by Ansul. INERGEN is derived from gases present in the earth’s atmosphere, therefore it has no ozone depletion potential (ODP), does not contribute to global warming, and does not contribute chemical compounds with extended atmospheric lifetimes. INERGEN is environmentally preferred.
In the event you have a discharge, BFPE International will work with you to recharge your system, so that you are able to resume business with minimal interruption.
Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems utilizing INERGEN as the fire extinguishing agent are:
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Some examples of high value items protected by INERGEN clean agent fire suppression systems are:
- Gettysburg Address
- Copies of the Gutenberg Bible
- Paintings by Picasso
- Paintings by Monet
Use of INERGEN in Total Flooding
Class-A (solid) Hazards – INERGEN can be used where people are normally present or normally occupied spaces, which represent more than 90% of the applications utilizing clean agent fire suppression systems for fire protection.
Class-B (liquid and gas) Hazards – INERGEN can be used in areas where people are normally present or normally occupied.
Class-C (electrically energized) Hazards – INERGEN is electrically non-conductive and non-corrosive, making it ideal for protection of areas with electrical equipment.
Institution and Agency Recognition for INERGEN, listed as IG-541 and as an acceptable replacement for Halon 1301 in the:
- U.S. EPA’s Significant New Alternative Policy (SNAP) Program
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2001 Clean Agent Standard
- International Standards Organization (ISO) 14520
- European Committee for Standardization (CEN) 14520