Why Carbon Dioxide?
Carbon dioxide is an effective fire suppression agent applicable to a wide range of fire hazards. Carbon dioxide works quickly, with no
residual clean-up associated with a system discharge which translates into minimal business interruption.
Other Benefits of a Fike Carbon Dioxide Fire Protection System Include:
• Fast and Effective – within seconds, CO2 penetrates the entire hazard area to smother the combustion.
• Electrically non-conductive – for a wide range of applications.
• Versatile – CO2 is effective on flammable and combustible materials and approved for Class A, B, and C hazards.
• Full 1 year warranty
• Environmentally friendly – because carbon dioxide is naturally found in the atmosphere, there is no environmental impact.
• ISO 9001 Certified
• Recognized by top independent listings and approvals agencies:
- USCG Marine Approved
Total Flooding and Local Application Systems
Both CO2 systems consist of a fixed supply of carbon dioxide connected to a piping network for agent distribution. A total flooding system quickly extinguishes both surface and deep seated fire hazards by discharging the agent into an enclosed volume. A local application system is used when the hazard is non-enclosable. Local application systems protect a two- or three-dimensional hazard by discharging the carbon dioxide directly on the burning material.
How Does Carbon Dioxide Work?
Fike Carbon Dioxide systems use intelligent, reliable, and fast acting controls to quickly sense a fire before it can cause costly damage to your property. Carbon dioxide gas has a high rate of expansion which allows it to work fast. When applied to a fire, CO2 provides a heavy blanket of gas that reduces the oxygen level to a point where combustion cannot occur. Since carbon dioxide is a gas, there is
no clean-up associated with a system discharge – which means minimal business interruption.
Applications for C02
• Flammable liquid storage areas
• Quench tanks
• Mixing operations
• Spray booths
• Turbine driven generators
• Electrical areas
• Dust collectors
• Engine rooms