High Pressure Carbon Dioxide Systems

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General Information

The FireBus High-Pressure Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishing System consists of a battery of one or more cylinders manifolded together and connected to a system of distribution pipework terminating with special carbon dioxide discharge nozzles.  These systems are custom designed for this specific application. 

The quantity of carbon dioxide required for the protection of any particular hazard is dependent on the nature and type of the hazard, the type of flammable material involved, and the temperature of the hazard with allowance for special conditions. 

More than one hazard can be protected by the same bank of cylinders.  These systems are referred to as selector valve systems.  Selector or directional valves are utilized to direct the carbon dioxide to the fire area.  A connected reserve bank of cylinders is generally recommended for this type of protection. FireBus High-Pressure Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishing Systems may be actuated manually or automatically.  Automatic systems incorporate detection and controls.  Detection is placed in the hazard area, and when a fire occurs, detectors send a signal to the control panel which releases the carbon dioxide.  Automatic systems are electrically operated and always incorporate a manual override feature.