Gas Suppression Systems

Like many industries, in the field of fire protection, it is becoming increasingly important to source fire protection products that reduce the use of hazardous substances. Gaseous fire suppression is a term to describe the use of inert gases and chemical agents to extinguish a fire. The system typically consists of the agent, agent storage containers, agent release valves, fire detectors, fire detection system (wiring control panel, actuation signaling), agent delivery piping, and agent dispersion nozzles. Less typically, the agent may be delivered by means of solid propellant gas generators that produce either inert or chemically active gas.

The gas supression specialists within Circum have detailed knowledge and ensure BS EN 15004-1 compliance which covers requirements and recommendations for design, installation, testing, maintenance and safety of gaseous fire fighting systems in buildings, plants or other structures.

Since 2003, Halon systems have been illegal (Montreal Protocol Agreement) but there are many options to replace Halon with more current and effective gas suppression systems and here at Circum, we would be pleased to work with you to find the ideal fire suppression system that best suits your premises and conforms to current legislation.

With experience in a multitude of system, Circum is not tied to one product and is therefore able to recommend the most suitable system for your building, business and budget. These may include Carbon Dioxide, FM200, Novec 1230, LPG iFlow, Argonite, Inergen and Ansul R102.

Benefits vary according to the gas and include:

  • Reduced maintentance and installation costs
  • Eco friendly
  • Low refilling costs
  • No residue to clean up after discharge
  • Zero Ozone depletion potential
  • Electrically non-conductive
  • Suitable for occupied areas

Ideal for:

  • Computer suites
  • Telecommunications facilities
  • Archive stores
  • Petrochemical plants
  • Offshore oil and gas installations
  • Gas turbines
  • Control centres
  • Switchgear rooms
  • Laboratories
  • Art galleries