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CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2)


Carbon dioxide or CO2 is an environmentally safe gas that is colorless, odorless, electrically non-conductive ... and highly efficient as a fire suppression agent. Fike Carbon Dioxide fire protection systems use intelligent, reliable and fast-acting control panels to quickly sense a fire before it can cause damage to property. Carbon dioxide gas has a high rate of expansion, which allows a Fike CO2 fire protection system to work fast.

When applied to a fire, CO2 provides a heavy blanket of gas that reduces the oxygen level to a point where combustion cannot occur. Since carbon dioxide is a gas, there is no clean-up associated with a Fike CO2 fire suppression system discharge ... that's minimal interruption to your business! In fact, the cost of clean-up and peripheral damage associated with water sprinkler systems, foam systems, and dry chemical agents can exceed the costs associated with the actual fire damage. With a Fike Carbon Dioxide system, clean up costs and downtime associated with a CO2 discharge are negligible.

Other Benefits of a Fike Carbon Dioxide Fire Protection System include:

  • Fast and Effective - within seconds, CO2 penetrates the entire hazard area to smother the combustion
  • Electrically non-conductive - allowing for a wide range of applications
  • Versatile - CO2 is effective on a wide range of flammable and combustible materials and approved for Class A, B, and C hazards
  • Environmentally friendly - because carbon dioxide is naturally found in the atmosphere, there is no environmental impact
  • Recognized by top independent listings and approvals agencies including Factory Mutual (FM)
  • Peace of mind with a full 1 year warranty
  • ISO 9001 Certified

A Fike Carbon Dioxide fire protection system can be used to protect a wide variety of hazards and are available for use in total flooding or local fire protection applications:

  • Automobile Manufacturing
  • Industrial Plants
  • Process Plants
  • Refineries / Chemical Plants
  • Paint / Coatings
  • Marine / Offshore
  • Petrochemical
  • Food / Agricultural
  • Wood Processing
  • Pharmaceutical
For more information on Fike's Carbon Dioxide Fire Protection Systems, and the complete line of system components and accessories available, see below (PDF Format):

 
Cylinder Assembly Cylinder Valve Assembly
Flex. Discharge Bend w/Check Valve Master Cylinder Actuation Pkg.
"S" Nozzle Vent Nozzle
Total Flood Nozzle Single Cylinder Mounting Strap
Cylinder Rack Assy, Single-Row Cylinder Rack Assy, Double-Row
Cylinder Rack Assy, Back to Back Weigh Beam Assembly
Check Valves Stop / Maint. Valves
Selector Valves Header Safety Devices
Pressure Switch Pressure Switch, Exp.Proof
Pressure Trip Instructional Signs
Corner Pulley Latch Door Type Pull Box
Stop Valve Pneumatic Actuator
Pneumatic Siren Pneumatic Time Delays
EP Thermal Detectors CO2 Marine System
System Components
 

For copies of CO2 Fire Protection Material Safety Data Sheets (PDF format):

Carbon Dioxide
 

For information on Application Profiles utilizing CO2 fire suppression systems (PDF format):

Electric Discharge Machining Dust Collection Systems
Subfloor Protection Wave Solder Machines
 

For Architect's and Engineer's Specifications concerning Fike Carbon Dioxide fire protection systems (PDF format):

Carbon Dioxide Systems
 

For useful information on the design and options available with a Carbon Dioxide Fire Suppression System (PDF format):

Electric Discharge Machining Dust Collection Systems
Subfloor Protection Wave Solder Machines
 

Information concerning the changes to NFPA 12 (2005 Edition) for Carbon Dioxide Fire Suppression Systems (PDF format):

Attaining NFPA 12 2005
Compliance with Fike
Changes in NFPA 12
2005 Edition
 
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Last modified: October, 2010