Compared Against Others
Compare To Other Fire Suppression Systems
Stat-X Fire Suppression Systems® are the most effective available when it comes to safe guarding invaluable electronics and other sensitive material. These systems offer serious advantages of other systems, including Halon, which can be best be broken down into three categories: Impact on our ecosystem, method of suppression, and cost efficiency.
Earth-friendly fire protection: Halon systems were, until recently, the leading method offire suppression for areas that contain electronic equipment, such as data server rooms, which would be damaged by water sprinklers. However, studies have shown conclusively that Halon gas is damaging to the Earth’s ozone layer. In fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency banned the manufacturing of Halon in 1994 for this reason. Halon systems are being replaced with systems that use halo carbon agents to extinguish fires. However, some halocarbon agents have a long Atmospheric Life Time (ALT) and could contribute to global warming. In addition, during suppression, the gases produced by these extinguishing agents are extremely toxic to personnel (more so than those produced by Halon). The Stat-X Fire Suppression Systems® installed by ECOFIRE , in contrast, have no negative impact on the ozone (ozone depletion level, or ODP, = 0) and are safe for personnel at proper design application rates. They are truly the best green fire suppression systems existing today.
Quick and effective suppression: “Most Halon systems offer only one opportunity to extinguish [a] fire due to [their] limited gas storage. Should fire re-ignition occur, sever loss is probable, ” (Artim, Nicholas. “Cultural Heritage Fire Suppression Systems: Alternatives to Halon 1301″). Halocarbon systems are less effective than Halon systems in general and must, therefore, be installed to provide greater quantities of suppressant than would a Halon system. The end result is heavier cylinders that take up more space. Another type of suppression system, on that uses inert gasses, shares this disadvantage. The systems installed by ECOFIRE have been engineered to eliminate all of these issues. The Potassium agent dispensed by our systems hangs in the air for up to 60 minutes, eliminating the change of re-ignition. The systems are self-contained and take up much less space than inert gas, halocarbon, and even Halon systems, while maintaining the same level of high efficiency. Stat-X Fire Suppression® electrical units, for example, afford up to a 90% reduction in space and weight requirements compared to those of other systems.
Cost: When it comes to the issue of price, Stat-X Fire Suppression Systems® have the clear advantage of almost any other fire suppression option out there. Maintaining these systems is easy and the suppression agent has a shelf life of about ten years. Halon systems are only becoming more and more difficult and expensive to maintain; because Halon is no longer being produced, refilling a system once it has been used or the agent has expired will be much more expensive than it was even a few years ago. Federally mandated environmental taxes must also be figured into the cost of purchasing Halon. Stat-X Fire Suppression Systems® are not only easy to maintain, they are easy to move from one location to another. This will save a company a good sum of money since there’s no need to purchase a new system if their business moves. Halon, inert gas, and halocarbon systems all require much more space and weightier devices in order to offer the same level of protection as a Stat-X Fire Suppression System®.