The Firetrace Indirect CO2 fire suppression system uses the Firetrace Tubing as a “Fire Detection” and “System Activation” Device, not as the discharge tube.
Once the tubing senses the fire, the tube then ruptures and the resulting drop in pressure causes the Indirect Valve to activate. Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is then discharged from the cylinder through a fixed piping network and out of the diffuser nozzles, flooding the area with agent and suppressing the fire quickly and thoroughly*. Multiple diffuser nozzles may be added to meet the application requirements.
CO2 (carbon dioxide) is a colorless, odorless, electrically non-conductive gas that is highly effective at suppressing a wide variety of Class A, B and C fires. A high-pressure systems CO2 discharge penetrates all areas within a protected enclosure in seconds, lowering the level of oxygen below the point at which combustion occurs. A CO2 discharge leaves behind no residue, eliminating the need for agent clean up and helping reduce downtime.
*Always use caution when considering a CO2 fire protection system as the protected areas must NEVER be occupied by a person or persons. Even small amounts of CO2 can be harmful or fatal if inhaled.