Advantages of aerosol compared to CO2 extinguishing systems
Aerosol extinguishing systems are suitable for practically every area of application in which CO2 extinguishing systems were previously used. Below are the points that speak for aerosol instead of CO2 as an extinguishing agent:
Economic advantages of aerosol extinguishing systems
- Inexpensive to purchase: Due to the simple structure and the highly effective extinguishing devices, aerosol extinguishing systems are very inexpensive to purchase. Since these systems do not need external pressure vessels or pipelines, the installation costs are also significantly lower than for gas extinguishing systems.
- Very cheap in maintenance and other maintenance: aerosol generators are not under pressure and are operated purely electrically without pipelines. The maintenance effort is therefore extremely low.
- Sustainable technology: aerosol generators have a lifespan of 10-20 years.
- Minimal construction effort: Aerosol generators can be installed directly in the area to be protected. The costly and space-intensive creation of separate storage rooms for gas cylinders is not necessary.
- The requirements for the objects to be protected are extremely low. It is not necessary to make the objects to be protected gas-tight or to close existing room openings. Retrofitting is usually possible without any problems.
- VdS certified
Technical advantages of aerosol extinguishing systems
- Better personal protection. In contrast to CO2 systems, there is no acute risk of suffocation when using an aerosol system. Since aerosol generators are not under pressure, there is no risk of dangerous leaks. The extinguishing aerosol itself is practically non-toxic.
Flexible systems: Installed aerosol extinguishing systems are easy to move or expand when the protective object is used or moved.
- Very wide range of applications: Aerosol is suitable for extinguishing fires of classes A, B, C, D, E and F. From individual control cabinets to complete server or technical rooms, the possibilities are almost unlimited.
- No damage due to sound pressure on hard drives: gas extinguishing systems generate very high sound levels of sometimes well over 120 db due to their high working pressure when activated. With modern hard drives, this can lead to malfunctions or even complete failure.
Aerosol generators generate a maximum of 80 db and are therefore safe
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