Fire Eater delivers turnkey room extinguishing systems with Inergen – so-called ARS systems. Where personal safety is concerned, Inergen systems are among the safest room extinguishing systems to be found on the market.
As well as not causing damage to equipment or buildings when activated, Inergen particularly stands apart from other extinguishing methods when it comes to personal safety and sustainability.
The extinguishing method itself is based on oxygen displacement. This means in concrete terms that the oxygen content in the room where Inergen is released is lowered from approx. 20.9% to a level around between 12 to 14%. The low oxygen level means that there insufficient oxygen to maintain a fire, which is therefore extinguished.
The unique thing about Inergen is that where other extinguishing methods of this type only lower the oxygen level, Inergen contains 8% CO2, meaning that the body (brain and muscles) can better absorb such oxygen as there is during activation of the ARS system. This is what makes this solution safe for people.
Inergen is sustainable in that it wholly consists of naturally occurring gases that are 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. Nor are any chemicals used. Inergen consequently has zero greenhouse effect and zero impact on the ozone layer. You could say we borrow existing gases, use them to put out a fire and deliver them back in exactly the same condition.