Nitrogen (IG-100) is inert gas naturally present in the atmosphere, therefore its green-house effect is nil and its ozone layer depletion potential is zero. It is chemically inert, non-conductive, colourless, odourless and flavourless. Nitrogen (IG-100) is non-corrosive and may be used at normal temperatures with such materials as nickel, steel, stainless steel, copper, brass, bronze and plastics.
Nitrogen (IG-100) suppression systems are based in the principle of reducing the oxygen concentration inside the protected hazard. The oxygen concentration is minimized by the application of Nitrogen (IG-100) until it reaches a level where combustion is no longer supported. Each system is designed so as to decrease oxygen to a specific level. When discharged, Nitrogen (IG-100) is quickly and uniformly distributed within the enclosure, achieving design concentration in 60 seconds.