Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Fire Suppression System

​The original "clean" agent, carbon dioxide suppresses fire without leaving behind an agent to damage sensitive equipment. And because there is no agent to clean up, you’re back in business faster. To provide the most economical system arrangement without sacrificing performance, we offer both High and Low pressure systems.

 

Carbon dioxide is a plentiful, non-corrosive gas that does not support combustion nor react with most substances. It is commonly compressed to the liquid state for storage and transportation in TPED cylinders. 

Upon release, it discharges under its own pressure giving the appearance of steam as its low temperature crystalizes water in the air. For fire suppression purposes the discharge is designed to raise the carbon dioxide concentration in the hazard.

This removes the free oxygen which supports combustion*, and results in fire extinguishment. The resultant lack of free oxygen dictates that total flooding hazards be evacuated immediately, and carbon dioxide from local application be avoided by personnel.

Applications


Carbon dioxide extinguishing agent used in Tyco engineered systems is particularly useful for hazards where an electrical, nonconductive medium is essential or desirable; where clean-up of other agents presents a problem; or where the hazard obstructions require the use of a gaseous agent.




Hazard Protection


The following are typical hazards protected by carbon dioxide systems:

  • Printing presses
  • Vaults
  • Open pits
  • Dip tanks
  • Spray booths
  • Ovens
  • Engine rooms
  • Coating machines
  • Process equipmen
  • Hoods and ducts
  • Flammable gas or liquid storage areas
*Certain materials do exist which contain their own oxygen supply (such as cellulose nitrate). The exclusion of oxygen by carbon dioxide is not effective in the extinguishment of fires involving these materials.





Get in touch

Talk to the Fire Suppression experts today. We have more than 30 years of technical expertise in the fire industry.

Our trained fire safety engineers are on hand to solve your Fire Suppression problem.