How to Maintain a Durable Argonite Gas System

Fire safety management at critical facilities has become more stringent. To protect sensitive equipment and people, fire engineers select specific pieces of gear that fits perfectly for the space they inhabit.

What is Fire Engineering?

Fire engineering is a subfield of engineering that deals with designing buildings to minimize fire risks and mitigate their consequences. This discipline uses knowledge of where and how fires start in combination with human factors to ensure people can escape buildings safely while minimising damages to structures.

Special hazard systems like Inergen and Argonite utilize inert gases that smother fires by temporarily decreasing oxygen levels to people-safe levels for short durations, without harming sensitive equipment or leaving behind residues.

Argonite system is an environmentally-friendly total flooding fire suppression solution designed for enclosed spaces that uses an inert mixture of argon and nitrogen for fire suppression, with zero potential for ozone depletion, global warming impacts or atmospheric lifetime effects.

What is Argonite?

Argonite is an inert mixture of argon and nitrogen used as a fire suppression agent. It is an environmentally-friendly agent that’s effective against most forms of combustion and flame propagation, making argonite gas systems an excellent way to safeguard sensitive equipment like flight simulators, substations and control rooms from fire outbreak.

Argonite gas uses an effective combination of argon and nitrogen gas molecules to deplete oxygen from within a protected space, helping prevent flames from reigniting and rekindling. Post-fire cleanup requirements are minimal while it doesn’t deplete ozone layer levels or cause global warming – making Argonite an eco-friendly choice.

Argonite stands apart from other fire suppression fluids by not fogging and not diminishing visibility, being nontoxic and safe to breathe for short durations at design concentrations – making it the perfect choice for use in occupied spaces. Over time, however, aragonite will give way to the more durable carbonate mineral calcite; which features pseudohexagonal crystal structure with six bonds between calcium ions and two oxygens on each corner forming puckered appearance and pseudohexagonal crystal structure with six bonds between calcium ions and two oxygens on each corner forming pseudohexagonal crystal structures with six bonds between calcium ions and two oxygens at every corner.

Argonite Extinguishing Systems

Argonite and Inergen systems are clean agent fire suppression systems which use inert gases such as argon or nitrogen to deplete oxygen to a point where it no longer supports combustion, providing an environmentally safe solution that leaves no residue behind and requires minimal cleanup afterwards.

This type of fire suppression system is specifically tailored to protecting rooms inhabited by humans in case of fire. Once activated, it won’t activate until it detects smoke; and to give people time to evacuate safely before any agent is dispersed into the atmosphere.

The system employs inert gas storage cylinders which are mounted in rows and can be located up to 100 meters away from the protected space. Constructed of high strength alloy steel and certified and stamped by various national authorities for compliance purposes, these non-conductive, electrically non-conductive, odourless and colourless cylinders also ensure minimal impact to surrounding spaces and provide electrical nonconduction and minimal odour and colour changes during their service lives.


Gas suppression systems use gas-based agents to automatically extinguish fires without water, saving equipment from costly water damage while protecting personnel and protecting from unnecessary costs. Our system utilizes Novec 1230 (a “clean”) agent as well as Argonite (an inert gas blend of argon and nitrogen gas that has the density of air). Both gases can be found worldwide and recharged easily.

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