Gaseous Fire Suppression System
Gaseous fire suppression, also called clean agent fire suppression, is a term to
describe the use of inert gases and chemical agents to extinguish a fire.
The system typically consists of
the agent, agent storage containers, agent release valves, fire detectors, fire detection system, agent delivery piping, and agent dispersion nozzles. Less
typically, the agent may be delivered by means of solid propellant gas generators that produce either inert or chemically active gas.
There are two methods for applying an
extinguishing agent: total flooding and local application:
In the context of automatic extinguishing
systems, local application generally refers to the use of systems that have
been emplaced some time prior to their usage rather than the use of manually
operated wheeled or portable fire extinguishers, although the nature of the
agent delivery is similar and many automatic systems may also be activated