Carbon Dioxide is a colorless, odorless, electrically nonconductive gas with a density approximately 50% greater than air. It is stored in steel cylinders as a liquid under pressure. When applied to a fire, it provides a blanket of heavy gas that reduces the oxygen content of the atmosphere to a point where combustion becomes impossible. It also provides a cooling effect and leaves no residue. It dissipates into the atmosphere, allowing for rapid cleanup and minimal downtime. Systems are available in three methods of application: Total flooding, local application or hand hose line systems. Working with your personnel and design engineers, Allied Fire and our manufactures will design a system for your specific needs.
At each inspection all system components will be inspected and thoroughly tested for proper operation. Testing will include activation of all initiating devices ie: Smoke or Heat Detectors, Pull Stations and testing of all indicating devices as Horns, Strobes, Bells, etc. Auxiliary devices, such as Damper Closers, Fan Shutdowns, Door Closers, etc., will be tested. Detection-Abort-Discharge sequence will be tested for proper timing and operation. All system piping and nozzles shall be inspected. Agent quantity and pressure will be checked and appropriate tags filled out and affixed to cylinders and system.
Inspection Frequency: semi-annually