This is a great educational eBook on Fire & Life Safety produced by Consulting-Specifying Engineer. It covers condensed aerosol fire suppression, which is a superior product for enclosed special hazards.
Stat-X fire suppression is the best choice for enclosed special hazards and provides numerous competitive advantages including:
• compact modular design,
• performance with agent effectiveness,
• low-cost due to simple installation (no costly labor-intensive piping),
• exceptional value, and
• made in the USA.
Aerosol fire suppression technology is well-known throughout Europe and Asia and it is gaining greater attention with fire protection engineers and safety professionals in the Americas. These fire suppression professionals are recognizing the value of aerosol suppression for use in protecting enclosed special hazards.
Stat-X® fire suppression is different, unlike conventional water mist or pressurized agent systems, each generator, upon activation, produces an ultra-fine fire suppressing aerosol. This cutting-edge technology is more effective, on an agent weight basis, than any other fire suppression agent.
NFPA 2010: Standard for Fixed Aerosol Fire Extinguishing Systems and UL 2775: Fixed Aerosol Extinguishing Systems Units govern its use in a wide variety of applications. Fireaway’s Stat-X technology is listed by the USA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a total flooding system for use in normally occupied and unoccupied areas under its Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. It is environmentally friendly with no Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP), low Global Warming Potential (GWP), and low Atmospheric Lifetime (ALT). Stat-X agent is not subject to future bans like currently specified halocarbon agents. Stat-X particulates will remain in suspension for up to an hour providing prolonged effective fire suppression prior to venting. Stat-X is not to be confused with clean agents as defined in the NFPA 2001 standard.
Stat-X is approved for extinguishment of Class A (surface), B, and C fire hazards. Stat-X protects enclosed special hazards.
Aerosols are considered an effective new alternative to traditional special hazard fire protection and are now being strongly endorsed and specified for use in such applications. Globally, specifying engineers are evaluating use of Aerosol alternatives over various halon substitutes, CO2, inert gas, dry chemical, or water mist.