INERGEN is a mixture of nitrogen, argon and carbon dioxide gases and has been specially developed to provide fire protection as a Halon 1301 replacement. INERGEN extinguishes fire by reducing the oxygen level in a room to below 15%, the point at which most combustibles will no longer burn. Simultaneously the carbon dioxide in INERGEN stimulates the uptake of oxygen by the human body, so protecting anyone who might be trapped in the fire area from the effects of the lowered oxygen levels.
INERGEN has been medically evaluated and approved by leading authorities around the world. All of them have accepted INERGEN as being safe for use in “normally occupied areas”.
INERGEN is stored in gaseous form. It therefore does not produce fog when the gas is released into the room, so escape routes are not obscured. Because IG541 is a mixture of naturally occurring gases, it does not form decomposition products in a fire.
INERGEN Protects PropertyExcellent retention time within the room. One of the greatest failings of Halon systems is the speed with which the Halon gas escapes from the room after discharge. The mixture specification of INERGEN overcomes this problem by bringing the relative density of INERGEN close to that of air. The result is outstanding hold time performance for INERGEN.No corrosive decomposition products. INERGEN does not chemically interfere with the fire and hence does not form any corrosive decomposition products in the fire.
Proven Fire Fighting PerformanceINERGEN has an impressive track record of fire fighting around the world with millions of pounds worth of equipment and production saved by the fast acting capability of INERGEN.
FeaturesNo ozone depletion potential No Global Warming Potential No Atmospheric Live Safe for occupied areas No decomposition products Fully tested on humans No fogging when discharged Remote Storage of Agent Directional Valve Systems Approved by LPCB, VdS