Advantages of Aerosol Fire Suppression Systems

August 18, 2020 · Fire Suppression Systems


Aerosol fire suppression involves a chain reaction chemical process that occurs in the burning flame. The primary element in the aerosol generators dispensing fire extinguishing material is solid aerosol charge in a metal case which includes a triggering unit and a cooling system. At Peripheral Manufacturing, Inc., you can depend on our team to provide you with highly effective fire suppression technology that quickly quenches industrial and commercial fires.

The Operation of Aerosol Fire Suppression

With an aerosol fire suppression system, a charge is started from a pyrotechnic impulse. From that, combustion is initiated resulting in the formation of a fire extinguishing aerosol cloud, which fills up the volume and puts out the fire. During the combustion, aerosol particles form and because of their small size of between 5 to 10 millimeters, they can often remain in suspension in the air for up to 40 minutes.

After the required concentration of fire extinguishing aerosol accumulates within an indoor area, the heat quickly dissipates as the temperature of the gaseous medium and burning drops. Once the generators stop functioning, the fire-extinguishing aerosol concentration stays within the area for about 10 to 15 minutes, preventing re-ignition.

Benefits of Aerosol Fire Extinguishing

Below are a number of powerful benefits provided by an aerosol fire suppression system:

  • Easy to install. The installation of communications supplies and additional equipment is not needed.
  • High efficient. Solid-fuel aerosol forming compounds (EPA) are exceptionally capable of extinguishing fires in comparison to other methods of putting out conflagrations.
  • Low cost. It’s relatively inexpensive compared to other fire extinguishing systems.
  • Versatile. May be used where it is not possible to employ other methods of fire suppression, for instance in energized electrical equipment rooms and unheated rooms.
  • Does not damage objects. Aerosol does not cause damage to the areas or objects to which it is applied. Powder aerosol is also easily removable from the surface.
  • No additional maintenance required. Fire-extinguishing aerosol generators are continually ready for activation. They do not require recharging.

To learn about the Aero-K® fire suppression systems we offer at Peripheral Manufacturing, Inc., give us a call today at 800.468.6888 or send us an email at ronc@periphman.com.