Your Legal Obligations
Gaseous fire suppression is the use of chemical agents and inert gases to extinguish fires. This process is also sometimes referred to as clean agent fire suppression. If your organisation has a room protected by a gaseous fire suppression system, this enclosure must be capable of containing extinguishing agent and preventing it from escaping for a pre-specified length of time. This time period varies according to the type of extinguishant in use.
The agent required for the correct application is dependent on the environment it is to be used in. The distribution and installation of pipe work, storage space for cylinders, environmental impact, costs and the room seal of the risk intended to protect, amongst much more must be taken into consideration. This is all taken into consideration in respect to ensuring the extinguishant is retained effectively. Failure to do so could result in leakage of the extinguishant and the re-ignition of a fire.