How Inergen works

Inergen® – also called IG541 – consists of gases, occurring naturally in the atmosphere (nitrogen 52%, argon 40% and carbon dioxide 8%). This means that there is no impact on the environment when a system is activated. No chemicals are used here. The greenhouse effects are zero and there is no impact on the ozone layer.

If a fire occurs, the Inergen system is activated automatically and typically extinguishes the fire within 40 seconds and at the same time prevents re-ignition. The fire is extinguished by Inergen lowering the oxygen level in the protected area from 20.9% to between 12-15%. The low oxygen level suffocates the fire before it develops. This means that you avoid consequential damage to the building, interior, warehouse, data and process equipment, etc. It is totally unique.

It is completely harmless for humans to remain in a room where an Inergen system is activated. You may find that you breathe a little deeper than you usually do. This is because your brain wants the same amount of oxygen as before the system was activated and the oxygen level is lowered. It happens automatically.

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Installation of Inergen

The system distributes Inergen via pipework to nozzles located in the protected area. Pipes / nozzles can be installed in the ceiling or under raised floors or concealed in walls. Ceiling and floor installation ensures that the Inergen is evenly distributed throughout the protected area. This also applies in hard-to-reach areas such as closed cabinets and under tables. In practice, this means that the Inergen cylinders do not necessarily have to be placed in the same room as the room you want to fireproof.

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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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    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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