The use of FOTinert gases is a proven method for suppressing fire, using naturally occurring gases( nitrogen, argon, and carbon dioxide) in areas where people may be present or where valuable or sensitive assets could be damaged by conventional agents.

During a typical inert gas system discharge, a peak pressure and flow spike occurs. It is these peaks that are used to determine the pipe size specification and venting requirements. The FOTinert flow system eliminates this pressure spike by providing a controlled flow during discharge. This allows for the use of smaller diameter, low pressure piping and reduced pressure relief venting requirements.

FOTinert® agent enters the protected room within the industry required 60 seconds but at a steady flow rate — preventing destructive turbulence from occurring

FOTInert Gas is a colorless, odorless, electrically nonconductive gas with a density approximately the same as air. Inert Gas is stored as pressurized gas within the cylinder assembly. When discharged into a protected space, it is clear and does not obscure vision. It leaves no residue and has zero ozone depleting potential and zero global warming potential.


FOTinert® Gas Fire Suppression Option
To safely protect applications with inert gas fire suppression solutions, FOTinert® is available in the following configurations:

  • IG-55 Fire Suppression System: 5N2 5Ar
  • IG-541 Fire Suppression System: 5N2 4Ar 1CO2
  • IG-100 Fire Suppression System: 1N2 100 percent
  • IG-01 Fire Suppression System: 1Ar 100 percent

Inergen fire suppression is often used in:

  • Laboratories
  • Telecommunication rooms
  • Computer & server environments
  • Control rooms
  • Archives

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