Flammable materials and vapors present a significant risk of fire for many industrial processes and environments. The Kidde High Pressure (HP) Carbon Dioxide Suppression System was designed to provide complete fire protection for a wide range of challenging applications from printing presses and generator enclosures to dip tanks and commercial fryers.
The Kidde HP CO2 is ideal for industrial processes where flammable materials and vapors present a potential hazard. For this reason, it is essential to have sufficient fire protection on site. The Kidde HP CO2 System, designed specifically for the hazard and operated automatically, assures immediate detection and rapid suppression.
Carbon dioxide is a colorless, odorless, electrically-nonconductive gas whose density is approximately 50% greater than air. A Kidde HP CO2 System suppresses fire by providing a blanket of heavy gas that absorbs heat from the fire and reduces the oxygen content of the atmosphere to a point where combustion becomes impossible.
A naturally-occurring atmospheric element, carbon dioxide dissipates into the air allowing an almost immediate return to “business as usual” without the interruption of a costly clean-up and the expense of damage to assets from suppressant residue. This results in fewer repair costs and reduced downtime.
Because carbon dioxide is an ideal suppressant for a wide variety of industrial applications, Kidde offers three system configurations to efficiently protect different hazard types: Total Flooding, ideal for enclosed hazard areas, Local Application, used to protect a specified hazard area in an open floor plan, or a Local Hose Line, cost effective protection for fighting smaller fires throughout a hazard.