Fire protection of dangerous goods

How to avoid fire and consequential damage with Inergen

If you are dealing with dangerous goods (e.g. chemicals), it is extremely important to have a fire protection solution that can rapidly detect and extinguish a fire before it develops. A fire in an area containing hazardous goods may develop in record time and can lead to extensive damage, production stoppages and major financial consequences. You should also be aware that some forms of fire protection, such as foam or water deluge systems, for example, cause consequential damage. This often means a great deal of cleaning-up work, and it may take considerable time before operations are back to normal.

A fire protection solution with Inergen gives you peace of mind and ensures effective extinguishing – without consequential damage and downtime should a fire occur.

5 good reasons for using Inergen fire protection

  • Early fire detection.

  • Effective ‘3D-extinguishing’ – Inergen penetrates all empty spaces, such as those on shelves or in stacks, for example.

  • Safe for people to be in the room when the system is activated.

  • No consequential damage to materials and goods – quick resumption of operations.

  • Inergen fire protection solutions obtain the authorities’ approval in almost all cases.

Inergen means you avoid expenses for consequential damage and clean-up work

Fire protection with an Inergen system is both effective and safe when it comes to hazardous goods such as chemicals that, owing to their flammability, place special demands on the chosen fire-fighting method. An Inergen system typically extinguishes a fire in less than 40 seconds and prevents reignition.

A major advantage of Inergen is that it does not cause consequential damage. This is because it is made up of natural gases. This means that you can save on the time and cleaning-up costs incurred after fire extinguishing with water or foam. You can quickly resume operations almost as if nothing has happened. Inergen is a safe solution for both the environment and people, and your colleagues can safely stay in the room where Inergen is released.

With an Inergen system from Fire Eater, you get a fire protection solution produced to the very highest quality.

Why use Inergen for firefighting?

Extinguishes fire rapidly and effectively – typically in 40 seconds.
No re-ignition later. It extinguishes the fire completely.
Harmless to people if present in the stockroom.
Prevents secondary damage.

How Inergen works in relation to dangerous goods

An Inergen solution from Fire Eater uses special sensitive detectors, which react automatically to fire and release Inergen using nozzles.

The Inergen system employs ‘3D-extinguishing’. This means that the Inergen, which is released under pressure, is spread throughout the room – even into the hardest-to-reach places. This makes this extinguishing method extremely effective and suitable for rooms where many products are stored.

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Which solutions should you choose for fire protection for dangerous goods

Fire Eater has developed a range of special solutions that offer great advantages when used for fire protection for dangerous goods. An Inergen system provides great flexibility, so you can, among other things, install the cylinders outside the room you wish to protect, in a completely separate room, for example. The system may also be extended quickly and easily to cover other areas within the business.

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With no obligation to buy, you can receive advice and a review of your fire protection requirements. We would be very happy to give you a quote on which solution will be the right one for you. If you want an offer, we will be happy to prepare one for you.

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    Why Fire Eater?

    Fight fire with Fire Eater

    Fire prevention is your concern, but it’s our expertise. Receive the optimal fire protection system with comprehensive customer support, from system design to maintenance services. With over 40 years of experience with inergen technologies and innovation, we bring hyper-focused knowledge and a proven solution to your data center.

    Our systems are meticulously designed and manufactured to adhere to strict standards, undergoing rigorous testing, and certification processes to ensure compliance with international fire safety regulations. We provide customized solutions that cater to your facility’s unique fire protection requirements, ensuring optimal performance, safety, and seamless integration.

    By selecting Fire Eater, you’re choosing a partner dedicated to providing the tools that make your job easier.

    How it works

    How Inergen systems work in a data center

    The Inergen® fire suppression system is an automated solution designed to swiftly and effectively extinguish fires. It employs an aspiration system, which incorporates highly sensitive fire detection technology capable of identifying fires in their initial stages. Once a fire is detected, Inergen® is promptly released into the room. Reducing the oxygen level just enough to stop combustion, without posing any risk of harm to individuals present.

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    Sustainability

    From fireproof to future-proof

    Choose a sustainable fire suppression system that benefits your business and the environment.

    Inergen is an inert gas that is entirely eco-friendly and sustainable. It is composed of naturally occurring atmospheric gases, including 52% nitrogen, 40% argon, and 8% carbon dioxide.

    Inergen is entirely safe to breathe and has a Global Warming Potential (GWP) and Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) of zero. Additionally, unlike some fire suppression agents, Inergen leaves no residue and requires no cleanup after discharge. This eliminates the need for extensive cleanup or costly downtime. Making it a cost-effective and future-proof fire suppression system for data centers.

    Why Inergen?

    Extinguish your risk

    Keep people and assets safe with no secondary damage. Inergen® efficiently suppresses fire in just 40 seconds, causing no damage nor harm to people, equipment, or the planet.

    Reasons for inergen fire protection in your data center

    Quick and automated response time.
    Rapid extinguish rate.
    Proven and reliable technology.
    No subsequent re-ignition.
    Harmless to humans.
    Automatic room shut-off system.
    Zero damage to servers, data, and server racks.
    Waterless system.
    100% sustainable.
    No clean up.
    No downtime.

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