CO2 FLOODING SYSTEM
- CO2 is a dry, clean, non-conductive inert gas, and is used commercially for carbonating drinks and fast freezing food.
- Enables systems to be installed in accordance with BS5306 Part 4.
- CO2 is used for the protection of a variety of risks to include flammable liquid fuels, electrical equipment, paper, wood and textiles.
- Suitable for land or marine use.
Carbon Dioxide extinguishes fire by reducing the oxygen content in the surrounding atmosphere to a level where combustion cannot be supported. Total flood container assemblies comprise a seamless chrome molybdenum steel container complete with a discharge valve, fixed siphon tube and charged with 45kg of CO2. The system is designed to provide fire suppression by maintaining low oxygen levels, and generally discharge in one minute. The container is designed and manufactured to the requirements of BS 5396 and BS 5045 Part 1. The system permits Carbon Dioxide total flood to be installed to BS 5306 Part 4. A number of containers may be manifold together within a battery frame, freestanding or wall mounted, single or double banked.
The valve has a safety pressure burst disc and an actuation port onto which may be fitted either a manual/electric, manual/pneumatic or a pneumatic actuator.
A rigid siphon tube is fitted for standard upright working. The serial number, gross weight, tare weight and date of manufacture are stamped on the container which is normally finished in red paint to BS 381 C, reference 537, equivalent to 04 E53 of BS 4800.
The basic requirements for a sound and effective CO2 fire suppression system are fast and reliable fire detection interfaced with a fast discharging CO2 system, which also secures a satisfactory holding time to prevent re-ignition of the fire.