What Is An Inert Gas?
Inert gases are naturally occurring gases. These gases are often used as blends to create a fire suppression suitable agent. Inert gas blends are then used to reduce oxygen to below 15% and above 12% within the protected risk area. Oxygen levels below 15% will not allow a fire to burn as the oxygen is simply not high enough to fuel a fire. Levels of Oxygen between 15% and 12% are adequate to sustain human life. With Oxygen levels between 12% and 10%, a human being will show visible signs of asphyxiation. Oxygen levels below 10% are extremely dangerous, even life-threatening.
Inert 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.