Gas Fire Suppression Systems (also known as clean agent fire suppression systems) are widely accepted as one of the best performing and most effective fire extinguishing systems that you can have, however, what are the pros and cons for these systems and who are they best suited for?

Gas Fire Suppression Systems use a combination of inert gasses, chemical agents or vaporised liquids to control and extinguish fires.

These systems usually consist of fire detectors, fire detection system, agent storage and delivery systems and dispersion nozzles.

Clean agent suppression system’s (gas) extinguish fires by:

  • Reducing heat
  • Isolating the fuel
  • Isolation of oxygen
  • Reducing the chain reaction causing combustion

Where are clean agent fire systems used?

Gas extinguishing fire systems are used when water, foam or powder extinguishers are not effective or risk causing damage to equipment.

Common locations for these systems are:

  • IT Server Rooms
  • Document Stores and Archives
  • Art Galleries
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Laboratories
  • Offshore Drilling Facilities
  • Battery Compartments
  • Ships

Gaseous Fire Suppression systems or clean agent fire suppression systems is a term used to describe gases used to put out fires.

Risks associated with gas suppression systems:

C02 systems are hazardous to health so can only be used within environments that have a low occupancy. Due to the way that they work, C02 system’s pump C02 into the air, reducing the oxygen available to fuel the fire.

By increasing the C02 levels in the air it creates an environment that is also extremely dangerous to human life, as such, C02 systems are only allowed in environments that are not regularly used by people.

For more information on gas suppression systems talk to our team today.

Sovereign is a well-respected company installing and maintaining highly effective fire, life safety and security systems.

We offer a broad spectrum of support, from looking after the needs of major commercial clients through to protecting homes, families and individuals.

From our modest beginnings in the early 1990s, we now provide some of the best services in our field and have gained prestigious contracts with blue chip companies whether in our home region of South West England or across the UK.

In fact, our reputation is such that we deliver specialist international security projects for a wide range of clients, regularly travelling overseas to undertake sensitive work using the latest technology.

We also deliver specialist international security projects for a wide range of high-risk clients and organisations, regularly traveling between Asia and Europe to undertake sensitive work using the latest technologies.

We are client driven; value engineered robust solutions that provide substantial benefits.

We pride ourselves on our ability to truly understand our clients’ needs and objectives, and to deliver a range of innovative projects and services that will meet and exceed expectations.

How to contact us:

For more information please contact your local office.

Bristol Office

0345 189 9808

Unit 7a, St Martins Ind. Park, Avonmouth, Bristol BS11 0RS

Cardiff Office

02921 679 106

Britannia House, Caerphilly Business Park, Van Road, Caerphilly CF83 3GG

Plymouth Office

01752 875 116

Office 36, Genesis Building, 235 Union Street, Plymouth PL1 3HN

London Office

03451 899 808

Arena Building, Parkway Trading Estate, Cranford Lane, Heston, TW5 9QA

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