Extinguishing systems can be operated automatically or manually and are typically able to identify and extinguish fires before substantial fire damage can occur. Systems are installed to reduce the loss of high-value assets by rapid extinction of fires. By integrating Chubb''s solid technical expertise and our supply of reputable extinguishing systems, we can identify a fire suppression system effective for any type of business.
FM-200 is the clear choice for a fast, clean fire protection agent. Patented by Great Lakes Chemical Corporation as the Halon 1301 replacement in 1993, it has quickly gained acceptance as the world''s leading clean gaseous fire extinguishing agent. FM-200 extinguishes fires primarily by cooling the flame; removing heat to the extent that the combustion reaction cannot sustain itself.
Argonite is an environmentally acceptable agent that offers Zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and Global Warming Potential (GWP). Its fire extinction principle is based on the fact that in a confined space almost all fires are extinguished in less than 60 seconds when the oxygen concentration falls below 15%. Argonite reduces the oxygen concentration to approximately 12.5%, an acceptable level for human exposure over short period of time.
CO2 is a cost-effective, fast, three-dimensional, efficient and adaptable suppression agent for a wide range of hazards. The discharge of CO2 is electrically non-conductive and harmless to property and assets. The CO2 suppression system is effective for a variety of flammable and combustible materials set in deep-seated or surface fires.