Kidde Argonite Inert Gas Fire Suppression System

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Developed by Ginge-Kerr over 10 years ago, the Argonite system is a viable, environmentally friendly alternative to Halon. Argonite is effective against fires in almost all combustible materials and flammable liquids, and has been tested and approved by regulatory bodies throughout the world. Argonite is also particularly suitable for use in areas where the use of water, foam or powder would be unacceptable.

Based on the principle of oxygen depletion, Argonite is an inert gas that extinguishes fire. In an enclosed space almost all fires are extinguished in less than 60 seconds when the oxygen concentration falls below 15%. Argonite manages to reduce the oxygen concentration to approximately 12.5%. This oxygen concentrations is an acceptable level for human exposure over short periods.

Argon (Ar) and Nitrogen (N2) are two gases found naturally in the atmosphere. There are combined to make Argonite, an inert gas blend consisting of a 50:50 mixture. A gas mixture with a density similar to that of air is the result when Argonite is discharged. Therefore:
  • Extinguishant hold times are greatly increased.
  • The need for room sealing is reduced.
The physical removal of oxygen from the atmosphere is how Argonite manages to extinguish fire. For short periods of time at design concentrations, people can breathe safely in occupied areas. Argonite will not decompose or produce any byproducts when exposed to a flame. There are no toxicological factors associated with the use of Argonite. Additionally, there is no fogging effect and so there is no effect on visibility when Argonite is used.

Argonite has zero ozone depletion potential (ODP) and zero global warming potential (GWP), making it environmentally neutral. Argonite is a colourless and odourless gas.

Low Space Requirement

A choice of fills and pressures is available with the range of cylinders offered. The latest LPCB approved 300 Bar system offers significant space saving over an equivalent 200 Bar system.

High strength alloy steel is the material used to manufacture each cylinder. The requirements of various national authorities, including the stamping and certification are met with each cylinder produced.

Mounted in rows, the cylinders can be installed in any suitable location. The cylinders can even be installed over 100 meters away from the protected areas.

Cylinder Valves

Argonite discharge valves are manufactured from corrosion resistant brass. The discharge vales have been built to ensure optimum system performance, reduced pipe sizes and low installation costs.

The discharge valves can be actuated either electrically, pneumatically or manually.

The recharge the cylinders without the need for replacement parts has been made easy, as the valve design allows a worldwide network of distributors to use them.

Fitted as standard, a pressure switch allows remote monitoring of the system's integrity. There is also an easy-to-read gauge that lets a user conveniently inspect the agent pressure.

Multi-area Protection

Connected via a common manifold, Argonite systems consist of one or more cylinders, usually at 300 Bar pressure.

System actuation can be manual or automatic and the gas is discharged through a pipe network and enters the protected area via nozzles.

The correct amount of Argonite is released effectively by a combination of system design, the quantity of gas used, together with computer calculated pipe and nozzle dimensions.

A fire is quickly extinguished due to Argonite's inerting and extinguishing properties.

A single Argonite system is suitable if more than one area within a building needs to be protected. The Argonite system is designed to extinguish a fire in the largest room, can be used, with automatic valves directing the Argonite into the required protected space. This can provide significant cost and space savings, provided that there is low risk of more than one fire within the facility at any one time.

Applications

The protection of fixed equipment and plant is ideally suited for the Argonite systems. Where fires can have devastating consequences, beyond the cost of damage and lost production, they are particularly applicable.

Applications include:

Computer suites
Telecommunications facilities
Archive stores
Petrochemical plants
Offshore oil and gas installations
Gas turbines
Control centres
Switchgear rooms
Laboratories
Art galleries

Benefits of the Argonite System

More than 10 years design and installation experience
Wide customer base
LPCB approval for 300 Bar system - 30% space saving over previous 200 Bar systems
Flexible design package for most cost-effective solution
Low installation, recharge and maintenance costs
Can be integrated with existing detection and alarm systems
Minimum downtime after a fire
No post fire residues to clean up
Safe to use where people are present
Available worldwide
Discharge testing available for client confidence

Approvals

Argonite has been approved and/or complies with major international authorities and classification bodies.

LPCB - UK
FM Global - USA
NFPA - USA
DNV - Denmark
VdS - Germany
C.N.P.P. - France
Bureau Veritas
Danish Maritime Authority
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - USA
German Hygiene Institute
TDO Voding - Netherlands
Cylinders

CYLINDER, Ar/N2. 67,5L 150 BAR - 6-01-1311-5900
CYLINDER, Ar/N2. 67,5L 200 BAR - 6-01-1312-5900
CYLINDER, Ar/N2. 67,5L 300 BAR - 6-01-1314-5900
CYLINDER, Ar/N2, 80L 150 BAR - 6-01-1321-5900
CYLINDER, Ar/N2, 80L 200 BAR - 6-01-1322-5900
CYLINDER, Ar/N2, 80L 300 BAR - 6-01-1324-5900
CYLINDER, Ar/N2. 15,9L 200 BAR - 6-01-1332-5900
CYLINDER, Ar/N2. 15,9L 300 BAR - 6-01-1334-5900

Warnings signs & labels


ARGONITE CYLINDER LABEL 150 bar - 6-01-2132-0200
ARGONITE CYLINDER LABEL 200 bar - 6-01-2133-0200
ARGONITE CYLINDER LABEL 300 bar - 6-01-2134-0200
WARNING SIGN GB, VENT FOR ARGONITE - 6-01-2172-0200
WARNING SIGN/DOOR ARGONITE GB - 6-01-2173-0200
WARN.SIGN F/ALARM ARGONITE GB - 6-01-2174-0200
SIGN FOR ACTIVATION - 6-01-2178-0200
WARNING SIGN FOR STORAGE ROOM GB - 6-01-2200-0002
WARNING SIGN, NO ENTRANCE, GB - 6-01-2233-0200

Hoses & leak valves

HI-FLEX HOSE 1/4" x 250mm - 6-01-3272-1100
HOSE HI-FLEX 1/4" x 270mm - 6-01-3272-1120
HOSE HI-FLEX 1/4" x 300mm - 6-01-3272-1140
HI-FLEX HOSE 1/4" x 450mm - 6-01-3272-1180
HI-FLEX HOSE 1/4" x 500 mm - 6-01-3272-1200
HI-FLEX HOSE 1/4" x 700 mm - 6-01-3272-1300
HI-FLEX HOSE 1/4" - 1 x 90 Deg x 300mm - 6-01-3273-1100
HI-FLEX HOSE 1/4" - 1 x 90 Deg x 400mm - 6-01-3273-1140
HI-FLEX HOSE 1/4" - 1 x 90 Deg x 450mm - 6-01-3273-1150
HI-FLEX HOSE 1/4" - 1 x 90 Deg x 700mm - 6-01-3273-1200
HI-FLEX HOSE 1/2" x 400 mm - 6-01-3284-0100
HI-FLEX HOSE 1/2" x 450 mm - 6-01-3284-0150
HI-FLEX HOSE 1/2" x 700 mm - 6-01-3284-0200
LEAK VALVE FOR PILOT LINE 1/4" BSP. FE - 6-01-3388-0000

Discharge Nozzles - orifices

NOZZLE ORIFICE 1/2" �3.0 mm to 10.0mm - 6-01-3461-2xxx
NOZZLE ORIFICE 3/4" �7.0 mm to 14.0mm - 6-01-3461-3xxx
NOZZLE ORIFICE 1" �10.0 mm to 18.0mm - 6-01-3461-41xx
NOZZLE ORIFICE 1 1/2" �15.0 mm to 26.0mm - 6-01-3461-51xx

Discharge Nozzles - Complete assemblies BSP

NOZZLE ASSEMBLY 1/2" BSP �3.0 mm to 10.0mm - 6-01-3465-12xxx
NOZZLE ASSEMBLY 3/4" BSP �7,0 mm to 14.0mm - 6-01-3465-13xxx
NOZZLE ASSEMBLY 1" BSP �10.0 mm to 18.0mm - 6-01-3465-141xx
NOZZLE ASSEMBLY 1 1/2" BSP �15.0 mm to 26.0mm - 6-01-3465-15xxx

Discharge Nozzles Body - BSP

NOZZLE BODY 1/2" BSP - 6-01-3465-1201
NOZZLE BODY 3/4" BSP - 6-01-3465-1301
NOZZLE BODY 1" BSP - 6-01-3465-1401
NOZZLE BODY 11/2" BSP - 6-01-3465-1501

Discharge Nozzles - Complete assemblies NPT

NOZZLE ASSEMBLY 1/2" NPT �3.0 mm to 10.0mm - 6-01-3465-22xxx
NOZZLE ASSEMBLY 3/4" NPT �7,0 mm to 14.0mm - 6-01-3465-23xxx
NOZZLE ASSEMBLY 1" NPT �10.0 mm to 18.0mm - 6-01-3465-241xx
NOZZLE ASSEMBLY 1 1/2" NPT �15.0 mm to 26.0mm - 6-01-3465-25xxx
NOTE: xxx denotes drill siz, specifiy when ordering -

Discharge Nozzles Body - NPT

NOZZLE BODY 1/2" NPT - 6-01-3465-2201
NOZZLE BODY 3/4" NPT - 6-01-3465-2301
NOZZLE BODY 1" NPT - 6-01-3465-2401
NOZZLE BODY 11/2" NPT - 6-01-3465-2501

Manifolds - 200 Bar

200 BAR MANIFOLD, 1 ROW, NPT - 2 CYL. - 6-01-3506-2011
200 BAR MANIFOLD, 1 ROW, NPT - 3 CYL. - 6-01-3506-2012
200 BAR MANIFOLD, 1 ROW, NPT - 4 CYL. - 6-01-3506-2013
200 BAR MANIFOLD, 1 ROW, NPT - 5 CYL. - 6-01-3506-2014
200 BAR MANIFOLD, 1 ROW, NPT - 6 CYL. - 6-01-3506-2015
200 BAR MANIFOLD, 1 ROW, NPT - 7 CYL. - 6-01-3506-2016
200 BAR MANIFOLD, 1 ROW, NPT - 8 CYL. - 6-01-3506-2017
200 BAR MANIFOLD, 1 ROW, NPT - 9 CYL. - 6-01-3506-2018
200 BAR MANIFOLD, 2 ROW, NPT - 10 CYL. - 6-01-3506-2024
200 BAR MANIFOLD, 2 ROW, NPT - 12 CYL. - 6-01-3506-2025
200 BAR MANIFOLD, 2 ROW, NPT - 14 CYL. - 6-01-3506-2026
200 BAR MANIFOLD, 2 ROW, NPT - 16 CYL. - 6-01-3506-2027
200 BAR MANIFOLD, 2 ROW, NPT - 18 CYL. - 6-01-3506-2028
200 BAR MANIFOLD, 2 ROW, NPT - 20 CYL. - 6-01-3506-2029

Manifolds - 300 Bar

MANIFOLD, 2 CYL. 1 ROW, BSP, 300 bar - 6-01-3506-3111
MANIFOLD, 3 CYL. 1 ROW, BSP, 300 bar - 6-01-3506-3112
MANIFOLD, 4 CYL. 1 ROW, BSP, 300 bar - 6-01-3506-3113
MANIFOLD, 5 CYL. 1 ROW, BSP, 300 bar - 6-01-3506-3114
MANIFOLD, 6 CYL. 1 ROW, BSP, 300 bar - 6-01-3506-3115
MANIFOLD, 7 CYL. 1 ROW, BSP, 300 bar - 6-01-3506-3116
MANIFOLD, 8 CYL. 1 ROW, BSP, 300 bar - 6-01-3506-3117
MANIFOLD, 9 CYL. 1 ROW, BSP, 300 bar - 6-01-3506-3118
MANIFOLD, 10 CYL. 1 ROW, BSP, 300 bar - 6-01-3506-3119
MANIFOLD, 4 CYL, 2 ROWS, BSP, 300 bar - 6-01-3506-3121
MANIFOLD, 6 CYL, 2 ROWS, BSP, 300 bar - 6-01-3506-3122
MANIFOLD, 8 CYL, 2 ROWS, BSP, 300 bar - 6-01-3506-3123
MANIFOLD, 10 CYL, 2 ROWS, BSP, 300 bar. - 6-01-3506-3124
MANIFOLD, 12 CYL, 2 ROWS, BSP, 300 bar. - 6-01-3506-3125
MANIFOLD, 14 CYL, 2 ROWS, BSP, 300 bar. - 6-01-3506-3126
MANIFOLD, 16 CYL, 2 ROWS, BSP, 300 bar. - 6-01-3506-3127
MANIFOLD, 18 CYL, 2 ROWS, BSP, 300 bar. - 6-01-3506-3128
MANIFOLD, 20 CYL, 2 ROWS, BSP, 300 bar. - 6-01-3506-3129
ADAPTOR 1" BSPT TO 1" NPT OUTLET - 6-01-3711-3000
ADAPTOR 1.5" BSPT TO 1.5" NPT OUTLET - 6-01-3711-4000
ADAPTOR 2" BSPT TO 2" NPT OUTLET - 6-01-3711-5000

Pilot manifolds

PILOT MANIFOLD FOR 2 DIVERTER VALVES - 6-01-3508-0002
PILOT MANIFOLD FOR 3 DIVERTER VALVES - 6-01-3508-0003
PILOT MANIFOLD FOR 4 DIVERTER VALVES - 6-01-3508-0004
PILOT MANIFOLD FOR 5 DIVERTER VALVES - 6-01-3508-0005

Restrictors

1/2 " RESTRICTOR ORIFICE �3.0mm to 7.0mm - 6-01-3700-1xxx
1" RESTRICTOR ORIFICE �5.0mm to18.0mm - 6-01-3700-3xxx
11/2 " RESTRICTOR ORIFICE �3.0mm to 27.0mm - 6-01-3700-4xxx
2 " RESTRICTOR ORIFICE �20.0mm to 36.0mm - 6-01-3700-5xxx
BODY FOR 1" NPT/NPT MA/FE RESTRICTOR - 6-01-3701-3001
BODY FOR 1 1/2" NPT/NPT MA/FE RESTRICTOR - 6-01-3701-4001
BODY FOR 2" NPT/NPT MA/FE RESTRICTOR - 6-01-3701-5001
BODY FOR 1" NPT/NPT FE/FE RESTRICTOR - 6-01-3702-3001
BODY FOR 1 1/2" NPT/NPT FE/FE RESTRICTOR - 6-01-3702-4001
BODY FOR 2" NPT/NPT FE/FE RESTRICTOR - 6-01-3702-5001
BODY FOR 1/2" NPT/BSP MA/FE RESTRICTOR - 6-01-3703-1001
BODY FOR 1" NPT/BSP MA/FE RESTRICTOR - 6-01-3703-3001
BODY FOR 1 2" NPT/BSP, MA/FE RESTRICTOR - 6-01-3703-4001
BODY FOR 2" NPT/BSP, MA/FE RESTRICTOR - 6-01-3703-5001
BODY FOR 1" NPT/BSP, FE/FE RESTRICTOR - 6-01-3704-3001
BODY FOR 1 ½" NPT/BSP FE/FE RESTRICTOR - 6-01-3704-4001
BODY FOR 2" NPT/BSP FE/FE RESTRICTOR - 6-01-3704-5001
BODY FOR 1/2" BSP/NPT MA/FE RESTRICTOR - 6-01-3705-1001
BODY FOR 1/2" BSP/BSP MA/FE RESTRICTOR - 6-01-3706-1001
1/2" ADAPTOR FOR ARGONITE RESTRICTOR - 6-01-3710-1000
1" ADAPTOR FOR ARGONITE RESTRICTOR - 6-01-3710-3000
1 1/2" ADAPTOR FOR ARGONITE RESTRICTOR - 6-01-3710-4000
2" ADAPTOR FOR ARGONITE RESTRICTOR - 6-01-3710-5000

Valves

BALL VALVE, ½", ACTUATOR, FE-NPT - 6-01-6240-1000
HANDLE, ½" BALL VALVE, 01-6240-0000 - 6-01-6240-1001
BALL VALVE, 1" , ACTUATOR, FE-NPT - 6-01-6242-1000
HANDLE, 1" 1 1/2" & 2" BALL VALVE, 01-6242-0000 - 6-01-6242-1001
BALL VALVE, 1 ½ , ACTUATOR, FE-NPT - 6-01-6244-1000
BALL VALVE, 2" W. ACTUATOR, FE-NPT - 6-01-6246-1000
CHECK VALVE 1/4" W. CU WASHER - 6-01-6363-0000
CHECK VALVE 3/4" NPT x 1/2" BSP 60° - 6-01-6454-0000
FILLING ADAPTOR, FOR VALVE 01-6471-0XX0 - 6-01-6477-0000
FILLING ADAPTOR, FOR VALVE 01-6471-0XX0 - 6-01-6477-0100

Pressure indicators & relief devices

PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICE 150 bar, BSP - 6-01-6653-0001
PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICE 200 bar, BSP - 6-01-6653-0002
PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICE 300 bar, BSP - 6-01-6653-0003
PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICE 150 bar, NPT - 6-01-6653-0101
PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICE 200 bar, NPT - 6-01-6653-0102
PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICE 300 bar, NPT - 6-01-6653-0103
CONTACT GAUGE UNIT, 150 BAR, N.C. - 6-01-7171-1150
CONTACT GAUGE UNIT, 200 BAR, N.C. - 6-01-7171-1200
CONTACT GAUGE UNIT, 300 BAR, N.C. - 6-01-7171-1300
RELEASE UNIT 150 BAR, N.C. - 6-01-7172-1150
RELEASE UNIT 200 BAR, N.C. - 6-01-7172-1200
RELEASE UNIT 300 BAR, N.C. - 6-01-7172-1300
RELEASE UNIT 200 BAR N.C, W/O MR - 6-01-7173-1200
RELEASE UNIT EExd 200 bar N.C, W/O MR - 6-01-7173-1209
RELEASE UNIT 300 BAR, N.C, W/O MR - 6-01-7173-1300
RELEASE UNIT EExd 300 BAR, N.C, W/O MR - 6-01-7173-1309
GAUGE 1/2" NPT, 0-400 bar x 100kpa. - 6-01-7221-0300
ODORISER - 6-K4135

Fixation components

WALL BRACKET, 1 CYLINDER, L = 400mm - 6-01-8121-1000
WALL BRACKET, 2 CYLINDERS, L = 645mm - 6-01-8122-1000
WALL BRACKET, 3 CYLINDERS, L = 940mm - 6-01-8123-1000
WALL BRACKET, 4 CYLINDERS, L = 1240mm - 6-01-8124-1000
WALL BRACKET, 5 CYLINDERS, L = 1535mm - 6-01-8125-1000
WALL BRACKET, 6 CYLINDERS, L = 1835mm - 6-01-8126-1000
WALL BRACKET, 7 CYLINDERS, L = 2130mm - 6-01-8127-1000
WALL BRACKET, 8 CYLINDERS, L = 2475mm - 6-01-8128-1000
WALL BRACKET, 9 CYLINDERS, L = 2775mm - 6-01-8129-1000
WALL BRACKET, 10 CYLINDERS, L = 3075mm - 6-01-8130-1000
CLAMP FOR CYLINDER �267 mm. SET - 6-01-8131-0000
ENDCOVER, WHITE PVC 34 x 40 mm - 6-01-8131-0002
PIPE CLAMP �31.8 - �35.9 mm - 6-01-8141-0000
PIPE CLAMP �46.8 - �50.8 mm - 6-01-8142-0000
PIPE CLAMP �58.7 - �63.5 mm - 6-01-8143-0000
PIPE CLAMP �88.1 - �95.2 mm - 6-01-8145-0000
BRACKET FOR HOSE (150 mm) - 6-01-8160-0150
BRACKET FOR MANIFOLD 1 ROW (200 mm) - 6-01-8160-0200
BRACKET FOR MANIFOLD 2 ROWS (520 mm) - 6-01-8160-0520
BRACKET FOR MANIFOLD 3 ROWS (830 mm) - 6-01-8160-0830
CLAMPING BOLT, 1 ROW, L = 410mm - 6-01-8337-0100
CLAMPING BOLT, FOR 2 ROWS, L = 715 mm - 6-01-8337-0200
CLAMPING BOLT, FOR 3 ROWS, L = 1030 m - 6-01-8337-0300
1/2" BSP END CAP FOR CHECK VALVE - 6-01-8660-0000
WOODEN SPACER 1 x 2, 45/67L CYLINDERS - 6-03-8162-0000
WOODEN SPACER 1 x 3, 45/67L CYLINDERS - 6-03-8163-0000
WOODEN SPACER 2 x 2, 45/67L CYLINDERS - 6-03-8164-0000
WOODEN SPACER 2 x 3, 45/67L CYLINDERS - 6-03-8165-0000
CLAMPING BAR, 2 x 1. 45/67L CYLINDERS - 6-03-8266-0000
CLAMPING BAR, 3 x 1, 45/67L CYLINDERS - 6-03-8267-0000
DISTANCE PIPE 3/4" W/WASHERS - 6-03-8331-0000

Specialities & tools

1/4" CROSS FOR ACTUATION LINE, STEEL - 6-01-4130-0000
TEE PIECE FOR ACTUATING LINE/VALVE - 6-01-4131-0000
TORQUE KEY SET - 6-01-9600-0200
PRESSURE OPERATED SWITCH - 6-03-5713-0000
Copper bundy tube for pressure switch - 6-K4213
Union 1/4" BSPT x 8mm OD Copper Tube - 6-03-3641-0000
SEEGER-RING 15x1.00 DIN 472 - 6-15-0075-0013
SEEGER-RING 20x1.00 DIN 472 - 6-15-0075-0014
SEEGER-RING 25x1.20 DIN 472 - 6-15-0075-0015
SEEGER-RING 36x1.50 DIN 472 - 6-15-0075-0016
O-RING 17,17 x 1,78, SHORE 80, EPDM - 6-15-0181-0300
MALE ADAPTER UNION �6 x 1/4" 60° - 6-15-8667-0615
1/4" TEE PIECE FOR ACTUATING LINE - 6-15-8685-0651
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