Automated extinguishing systems with natural agents
Sinorix N₂ ▪ Ar ▪ CO₂ extinguishing systems use natural agents and offer fast and reliable extinguishing without harming the environment. In addition, the extinguishing systems with natural agents can be precisely tailored to the applications, requirements and risks of fire thanks to their high flexibility regarding system planning and design.
Extinguishing systems with natural agents – nitrogen, argon or carbon dioxide
Sinorix systems with natural agents extinguish fire efficiently and environmentally friendly. In addition, fires are extinguished quickly keeping the equipment within the protected area safe. Even after the extinguishing process, the usage of natural agents proves to be beneficial thanks to easy refilling, which results in a fast recommissioning of the system.
Watch our introduction video for an in-depth look at extinguishing with natural agents.
The extinguishing properties of Sinorix extinguishing systems with natural agents are based on displacing oxygen in the protected area (inertization): Flooding the area with nitrogen, argon or carbon dioxide lowers the percent by volume of oxygen to typically 13.8 vol-% to 10 vol-% depending on the risk of fire and displaces the oxygen needed for the combustion process. This reliably extinguishes the fire and prevents reignition. Depending on the risk of fire and national regulations, Sinorix inert gas extinguishing systems are designed to be safe for people. This means that during extinguishing the oxygen will be reduced to a value between 13.8 vol-% and 10 vol-%.
A minimal nozzle pressure of 10-bar can be ensured for all extinguishing agents thanks to a hydraulic calculation software. The software is licensed by VdS and considers the specific hydraulic parameters that were defined in the VdS approval tests. This assures a homogeneous displacement of oxygen, with which the design concentration in the flooding zone is reached quickly. In combination with state-of-the-art fire detection systems, Sinorix N₂ ▪ Ar ▪ CO₂ extinguishing systems offer the optimal solution for fast and reliable extinguishing of fires.
Sinorix extinguishing solutions with natural agents provide high planning and engineering flexibility. The systems can be designed as single-sector or multi-sector solutions. A centralized or decentralized positioning of the cylinders is possible.
Based on this flexibility, inert gas extinguishing solutions can be optimally tailored to existing building structures, requirements and risks of fire, so they provide optimum protection.
Environmentally friendly extinguishing agents
The natural agents used present no environmental hazards. This allows not only environmentally friendly extinguishing, but also to quickly resume operation within the extinguished zones after a flooding thanks to simple overpressure ventilation. In addition, the extinguishing agents have poor electric conductive properties and are chemically inert. This means that there will be no harmful reaction products when they come into contact with fire, preventing damage to your equipment. Natural agents excel for fire classes A (solids), B (flammable liquids), and C (flammable gases) thanks to their excellent extinguishing properties. Argon is also optimally suited for fire class D (metal fires).
Cylinders with natural agents can be refilled within a very short period of time. This minimizes the downtime of the extinguishing system after a discharge and reduces costs.
Electrical switching rooms
Closed transformers, turbines, engines, and generators
Technical and machine rooms
Li-Ionen battery storage systems
Additionally to the applications mentioned for N₂
Areas with the risk of metal fires
Storage rooms for chemicals
Storage for flammable liquids
Unmanned generator and transformer stations
Local applications such as oil baths, turbines or machines
– Nitrogen and argon: 200- and 300-bar technology – Carbon dioxide: 56-bar technology
– Galvanized steel pipes
Storage of extinguishing agents
– Nitrogen and argon: gas – Carbon dioxide: liquid
– VdS-approved system – VdS-approved calculation software – Additional approvals such as CNPP, LPCB
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net.DE AG, Hanover, Germany
net.DE AG focuses on Internet, data center, and hosting services. Due to its successful growth, the company needed a new data center, dimensioned for uninterrupted operation of up to 5,000 Internet servers. In close cooperation with Siemens, a comprehensive fire safety solution was developed. According to the customer’s request, a Sinorix Ar extinguishing solution was installed. The large and complex multi-sector solution was exactly tailored to meet the specific application, the internal processes and the structural conditions. Thus, it protects the highly sensitive server rooms optimally and effectively. This gives not only net.DE AG, but also its customers the reassurance that their data is safe and the business processes secure in case of a fire.
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