Fire Suppression Systems
Protection for your critical assets
What are Fire Suppression systems?

Fire Suppression Systems generally refer to applications
where water is not a desired extinguishing agent.  

This might include Data Centers, Flammable Fuels Storage, Electronic Vaults, Museums, Kitchen cooking areas, etc.  These systems go by names such as Clean Agent (Ecaro-25 or FM-200), Inert Gas (CO2 or ProInert), Dry Chemical Kitchen Hood systems and the familiar and common fire extinguisher.  If business interruption is critical to you then a clean agent fire suppression system is most likely the answer.
ECARO-25 Clean Agent System
This type of suppression system is designed to protect high-value assets such as machinery, computers and other electronic equipment.  
 
ECARO-25, which is in the same family as FM-200 systems is more cost-effective and is a superior choice in clean agent.  
 
Since it is non water-based, extinguishment provides the least business interruption and downtime.
 
ECARO-25 uses an extinguishing agent from DuPont called FE-25. This agent is non-ozone depleting providing critical fire protection and still protecting the ozone layer.
 
Fike’s ECARO-25 clean agent fire protection system is an extremely efficient agent requiring approximately 20% less clean agent per cubic foot than HFC-227 or FM-200 fire suppression systems and an incredible 38% less clean agent than FK-5-1-12.  This efficiency means a significant cost savings for you.
CO2 Suppression System
CO2 fire suppression systems are versatile and effective on a wide range of flammable and combustible materials and approved for Class A, B and C hazards.
 
Carbon dioxide or CO2 is a colorless, odorless, electrically non-conductive gas that is highly efficient as a fire suppression agent.  Fike Carbon Dioxide fire protection systems use intelligent, reliable and fast-acting control panels to quickly sense a fire before it can cause damage to property. Carbon dioxide gas has a high rate of expansion, which allows a Fike CO2 fire protection system to work fast.
 
 
CO2 Gas Fire Suppression System Activation
This CO2 system protects a flammable liquids storage room at an automotive plant.  CO2 systems require that the room be sealed to prevent leakage.  The high pressure activation also requires venting to relieve the pressure surge.
Inert Gas Suppression System
Inert gas fire suppression systems are the safe, natural way to extinguish a fire.
 
Because of its unique patented valve assembly, Fike’s PROINERT agent enters the protected room within the industry required 60 seconds but at a steady flow rate — preventing destructive turbulence from occurring.
 
This constant flow rate allows for the use of small-diameter, low pressure (and less expensive) piping from the inert gas container all the way to the nozzle. And, the necessary venting area is much smaller — reducing installation costs by as much as 60% on venting hardware.
 
Inert Gas Applications:
Art galleries / Museums
Libraries / Archive storage
Computer / control rooms
Electronics / data processing
Insurance industry
Military installations
Pharmaceutical / medical
Also known as the door fan test.
 
Room integrity is key to many clean agent and gas suppression systems.  Code requires "hold times" of up to 10 minutes in the room.  This allows the extinguishing agent time to suppress the fire and to prevent re-ignition.  
 
We are certified "Retrotec" technicians.  Allow us to help you plan out your room integrity. 

Room Integrity Testing

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Fike ProInert System
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Special Hazards systems rarely present canned solutions.  This field of service is unique and offers many challenges.
 
These systems are usually non-water based such as clean agents or inert gas.  They typically require electronic detection systems.  We delight in the challenges that these systems bring.
 
Let us be a part of your next challenge!  
Jason Willard 
Special Hazards
Our detection and special hazards magician, Jason demonstrates the ability to navigate and solve complex problems with routine. His wit, humor and laid back disposition make him a joy to be around.
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