Alternate Agents for Fire Suppression

Alternate agents

There are several different solutions to satisfy your Fire Suppression and Explosion Protection needs. Omlid & Swinney offers a variety of Alternative Agents that are safe for human exposure, provide rapid dissipation yielding no residue, are electrically non-conductive, economical, and prove extremely effective in extinguishing fires and preventing explosions.

Our team of dedicated designers and service people are certified and trained to identify the best, most effective and most economical Alternative Agents for your diverse commercial and industrial needs. We are abreast of the most up-to-date environmental regulations on fire-suppressing agents, such as:

  • Ozone Depletion Potential
  • Global Warming Potential
  • Atmospheric Lifetime

In compliance with the aforementioned guidelines, Omlid & Swinney offer the following Alternative Agents for fire suppression systems:

  • Argonite: Leaves no residue behind, creates no o-zone depletion. Typically used in server rooms and data centers.
  • Carbon Dioxide: Safe and non-conductive. Often used in machine and metal shops, and around electrical panels.
  • Dry Chemical: Economical option for vehicle systems used in mining, logging operations, and spray booths.
  • FM-200: Best option in clean agent fire protection. It’s safe, leaves no damaging residue, and is a high-level green product, causing very low environmental impact.
  • Foam: Used in airport hangers. Stops the spread of fire instantly by mixing with water system to create a bubble bath flame suppressant. Also used in chemical storage and manufacturing.
  • Halon 1301: Although it is no longer produced, we carry Halon 1301 so you can recharge your existing systems when they discharge.
  • Liquid Agents: Wet chemical systems used in commercial kitchens.
  • Water Mist: Economical option – special nozzles create a fine mist to fight fire, so as to cool the area without dousing electrical equipment. Commonly used in the engine rooms of Navy vessels and cruise ships.

Contact the Omlid & Swinney team to learn about which alternate agent is right for your fire suppression system.