CARBON DIOXIDE is an efficient fire extinguishing agent that is colourless, odourless, electrically non-conductive and environmentally friendly
Tempest Fire offers a unique high-pressure carbon-dioxide fire extinguishing system to minimize the potential for loss of life and property in today’s highly specialized environments. When designed, installed, and maintained per SANS 306-4, Tempest Fire’s carbon dioxide systems can be used safely and effectively in a variety of special hazard applications.
Flooding concentrations of carbon dioxide used to suppress fires will not support human life. Therefore, it is imperative that audible and visual warnings be posted to alert personnel to vacate the protected hazard area before agent discharge.
Carbon dioxide gas has a high ratio of expansion which facilitates rapid discharge and allows for three dimensional penetration of the entire hazard area quickly.
Carbon dioxide extinguishes a fire by reducing the oxygen content of the protected area below the point where it can support combustion. Due to the extreme density of the carbon dioxide, it quickly and effectively permeates the protected hazard area and extinguishes the fire. Rapid expansion of the ‘snow’ to gas reduces the ambient temperature in the protected hazard area which aids in the extinguishing process and retards re-ignition.
When designed, engineered, and installed properly, carbon dioxide will not normally damage sensitive electronic equipment. Carbon dioxide has no residual clean-up associated with its use as a fire extinguishing agent. When it is properly ventilated, the gas escapes into the atmosphere after the fire has been extinguished.
Carbon dioxide can be used to protect a wide variety of hazards, from ink baths, high voltage electrical equipment to archive rooms.
The unique extinguishing properties of carbon dioxide allow it to be used in a wide range of special hazards. Tempest Fires carbon dioxide systems are available for use in total flooding or local application type protection systems.