Traditional fire suppression systems necessitate costly installation, frequent maintenance, piping space, and numerous other modifications throughout their shelf life. Another significant limitation was that they required handling by trained professionals. As technology progressed, more sophisticated systems were engineered to address these shortcomings. Additionally, remote working was introduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a need for automated fire detection and suppression systems was created.
Catering to all these needs, the Stat-X aerosol fire suppression system emerged as the most reliable technology as it is automated, practical, adaptable, and cost-effective. Since its inception in 2005, over 500,00 units of Stat-X condensed aerosol fire suppression systems have been sold. But what makes this system more competent than the others? This blog will discuss what Stat-X is, its mechanism, its applications, and why it is prominent in the industry.
What is Stat-X Exactly?
Stat-X is a condensed aerosol-based fire suppression technology that protects against fire hazards in enclosed facilities and local spaces. It is an authorized eco-friendly halon substitute and an alternative to hydrofluorocarbon.
Stat-X is a robust and automated fire suppression product available in various industrial applications for usage in critical sectors worldwide.
- The non-toxic and non-corrosive nature of the Stat-X fire suppression system is due to its patented design, aerosol composition, and ultra-fine aerosol particles produced.
- It is entirely environmentally-friendly pre and post usage; it does not deplete the ozone layer.
- It also has a lower climate impact and a shorter atmospheric lifetime.
For these reasons, Stat-X has received its due recognition in suppressing fires throughout the world.
How Does Stat-X Aerosol-Based Fire Suppression System Work?
Stat-X is a thermally activated fire suppression system. Upon detecting a fire, it can be activated automatically (or manually) via a releasing device. Upon activation, the unit produces an exceptionally effective, ultra-fine, potassium-based aerosol. Potassium, one of the most effective fire suppression agents available, suppresses fire through a combination of chemical and physical mechanisms, like Halon but without adverse environmental effects. The Stat-X fire suppression system is based on the principle of total flooding of the area- wherein the aerosol agent is uniformly distributed throughout the enclosure to suppress the fire.
The rate at which aerosols are released has a powerful effect. Micron-sized aerosol particles have gas-like three-dimensional properties, allowing them to quickly disperse the agent to the enclosure’s most buried and protected areas. The interaction between the ultra-fine aerosol particulate and the flame’s free radicals quickly inhibits the fire, restricting it from expanding. Because of the ultrafine particle size of the aerosol (1-2 micron), the surface area interaction between the agent and the fire dramatically increases. The Stat-X particles remain suspended in the enclosure until vented, effectively terminating the spreading of the fire and minimizing the damage.
Unlike some gaseous agents, aerosol does not decompose in heat or extinguish due to a lack of oxygen. Because the aerosol is suspended in the air of an enclosure for extended periods, it has long post-fire security.
Why Should You Choose Stat-X Fire Suppression System Over Others?
Stat-X fire systems are protecting company assets all over the country due to their quick response time, compact size, low fire extinguishing concentration, and environmental safety. They provide enhanced fire safety in more challenging applications such as telecommunication centres, data processing facilities, flammable liquid storage compounds, and so on.
- Stat-X aerosol generators, unlike gaseous systems, provide ease of installation since they do not require pressure vessels, piping, or any other expensive installation costs associated with other extinguishing systems.
- There are no space or weight constraints. As a result, infrastructures with limited space can efficiently adopt this system.
- Substantially more effective and completely environmentally friendly compared to other gaseous extinguishing agents.
- Stat-X requires very little maintenance and has a service life of more than ten years. This, combined with their extremely low installation cost, makes them a very cost-effective fire protection solution.
- Its non-corrosive nature ensures the safety of the facility’s valuable equipment. It does not affect the premises’ electronic equipment or magnetic media.
- Aerosol particles are suspended in the air after discharge and can be easily and quickly vented out, resulting in minimal post-fire clean-up.
- Non-toxic in nature- thus, it does not harm the person in close contact and poses no risk due to expellant gas.
- It does not reduce oxygen levels in the premises. Thus, post-discharge downtown is minimal, and production or industrial activities can be resumed shortly after.
There are numerous fire suppression systems on the market, but the Stat-X condensed aerosol-based fire suppression system outperforms them all. A comparison of some types of fire suppression systems and aerosol fire suppression systems is shown below.
|FM200||HALON||CO2||NITROGEN-BASED SYSTEMS||CONDENSED AEROSOL FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM|
|Fire prevention device that is waterless. It is unloaded into the risk in 10 seconds and quickly stops the fire.||Liquefied gas is used to extinguish a fire by chemical stopping the combustion chain reaction.||A clean abundantly supplied gaseous agent. It is kept in high-pressure or low-pressure cylinders.||Nitrogen fire control systems use pure nitrogen, an inert natural gas in the environment.||Saturates the protected region by combining microparticles with gases.|
|Extremely costly than other fire suppression systems, especially Halon.||Costly when compared to Aerosol Suppression System.||It is less costly than Halon||It is more costly as compared to Co2.||It is highly cost-effective.|
|It is not eco-friendly.||It is not eco-friendly.||It is not eco-friendly.||It is partially eco-friendly. Excess presence of nitrogen compounds like NO2 in the atmosphere causes acid rains.||It is completely eco-friendly.|
|It does not have a completely ‘green’ profile.||It doesn’t have a completely green profile.||It is the main greenhouse gas that doesn’t have a green profile||It doesn’t have a complete green profile.||It has a complete green profile.|
|The FM-200 does deplete ozone. It adds to global warming from a greenhouse gas producer.||It causes huge depletion in the ozone layer causing global warming||It causes ozone depletion, which then leads to global warming.||It causes global warming.||It has 0% ozone-depleting potential and doesn’t cause global warming|
|High toxicity||Very high toxicity||High toxicity||High Toxicity||Non-toxic.|
|Low performance||Low performance as compared to all the other fire suppressors||Low performance||Comparatively good than Halon||Highest performance as compared to all the other fire suppression systems. It is three times more effective than Halon.|
Stat-X: Highly Customizable Solutions for Various Usages in An Industry
The variety of Stat-X fire suppression solutions available for various use capacities in an industry and their broad field of application are the most valuable aspects. Stat-X technology can be used as a fixed fire suppression system in primary and local applications to combat fires of Categories A, B, C, E, and F. Some class C fires must be treated with caution if there is a risk of explosion due to the presence of gaseous, volatile, or atomized combustible fuels, either before or after flames.
Stat-X is offered in various electrical, thermal and manual units to protect residential and commercial assets. Due to such flexibility in its range, it is widely sought-after for fire suppression in remote telecom sites, electrical cabinets, machinery spaces, etc.
Safety against Fire is in Your Hands – Literally!
Only a 360° approach to security can mitigate preventable losses when it comes to fire safety. VNT has collaborated as a technical and business partner with Fireaway Inc., which is leading the international market with the development of the Stat-X Condensed Aerosol Fire Suppression System. Our fire safety systems operate in accordance with international standards such as NFPA 2010 and UL 2775, providing 24/7 protection to you and our valuable assets. Our advanced fire safety solutions are meticulously designed to meet all of your expanding safety requirements.
Contact VNT to enquire about how our solutions can better assist you in safeguarding your residential and industrial complex against fire hazards.