Inert gas fire-fighting systems use argon and nitrogen gases and related mixtures as extinguishing agents, with the technique of total saturation of the environment “TOTAL FLOODING”: they act by reducing the level of oxygen in the environment up to the point where combustion it cannot be sustained.

Argon and nitrogen are natural gases present in the air and their extinguishing action is mainly based on the lowering of the oxygen content present in the environment up to a value between 10% and 12%, below which the combustion process cannot take place, but in any case such as not to constitute a danger to any people present.

Argon and nitrogen when they come into contact with flames do not have any type of reaction, they do not develop any harmful or corrosive decomposition products, returning to the natural cycle of the atmosphere without damaging the environment.

Argon and nitrogen do not damage the most delicate materials, they are clean, effective and have no environmental impact (zero GWP) and with no ozone depletion effect (zero ODP).

Argon and nitrogen are dielectrics, do not dirty, do not pollute, do not damage and ensure safe and effective protection for protected goods and people.

Inert gas extinguishing systems are therefore to be considered clean agent systems, so defined because their use ensures a rapid and clean extinguishing process, not releasing any type of residue in the area in which it is delivered, in fact, after the extinguishing agent has been discharged, it can be removed from the protected space through simple ventilation, allowing normal operations to be resumed quickly.


    The gas called IG100 is 100% Nitrogen and is the cheapest on the market; IG55 is composed in equal parts of Argon and Nitrogen and is the most used; IG01 is 100% Argon and is the most suitable, due to its high compressibility, when the storage space for cylinders is limited. IG541 called inergen is a mixture of inert gases composed of 40% Argon, 52% Nitrogen and 8% CO2.

    Inert gas fire-fighting systems essentially consist of one or more batteries of high pressure 200/300 bar cylinders with a capacity of 80/140 litres.

    Thanks to the high storage pressure, the cylinders can also be positioned at a considerable distance from the areas to be protected and several rooms can be covered with the same coil using appropriate directional valves.

    During the discharge, the high storage pressure is reduced with the use of calibrated orifices: the extinguishing gas is discharged into the protected room via a distribution network and low pressure nozzles.

    Any overpressure that forms in the protected area during the discharge of the extinguisher is attenuated with the use of one or more overpressure dampers. The dampers are equipped with mobile flaps with a calibrated counterweight, which open when the pressure inside the protected room becomes too high and then close again and guarantee environmental saturation for at least 10 minutes after discharge.

    The integrity of the enclosed volume of all fully saturated systems must be checked to locate and then effectively seal any significant air leaks, which could lead to the volume’s inability to maintain the specified level of extinguishant concentration for the period of specified stay. This check must be performed with the “Door Fan Test”.

    The inert gas extinguishing system is designed, with the aid of software for calculating the drilling of the passage sections of the nozzles, to discharge the gas into the environment in 60 seconds. The discharge time is defined as the time required to reach 95% of the minimum design concentration.

    The gaseous automatic extinguishing systems come into action when the detection system sends an alarm signal to the control unit, which implements the actions for which it has been programmed, extinguishing the flames in a very short time.

    Each system consists of one or more high pressure cylinders connected to a common manifold, with discharge valve, removable group, pressure switch, pressure gauge, pneumatic opening control and non-return valves. The high pressure hoses connect the discharge valve to an accumulation manifold and then continue with the distribution pipe of the extinguishing product in the environment to be protected. The sizing of the distribution network, the nozzles and their hole pattern are made using a computerized calculation in accordance with current regulations.

    For a perfect functioning of the system, it is necessary that the design of the system is carried out correctly in order to have a uniform distribution of the gas in the environment and a reduction of oxygen which puts out the fire without causing damage to any persons/assets present.

    The gas extinguishing system can be activated both manually and automatically. The extinguishing will take place through the total saturation method, it is therefore necessary to provide for the following measures to guarantee the permanence of the gas for the time necessary to extinguish the fire:

    Close any fire dampers;
    Close doors and windows;
    Seal cable entry and exit openings.

    In fact, in order for the system to be designed correctly and function effectively, it is important to take into consideration the characteristics of the environment to be protected, so much so that the NFPA regulation expressly provides for the seal test called Door Fan Integrity Test which consists in closing all the openings using automatic windows and especially the immediate shutdown of ventilation systems.

    In particular small-sized environments where there are numerous more or less sealed openings, from where the extinguishing gas can quickly exit, the use of double discharge systems is frequent. After the first discharge, an additional “maintenance” discharge follows which adds the gas that is lost through the openings in order to maintain the concentration on the parameters required for extinguishing.

    All our solutions comply with national regulations and have certifications. Our product development and manufacturing practices are regularly reviewed and scrutinized by external auditing firms around the world. This allows us to offer you unrivaled reliability.


    – inert gases are present in the atmosphere and therefore easily available on the market
    – suitable for the protection of areas occupied by people
    – are not electrically conductive
    – they leave no residue after discharge
    – no ozone depletion potential (odp zero)
    – do not contribute to the increase in the greenhouse effect (gwp zero)
    – they do not form dangerous decomposition products for people and for objects protected in contact with flames
    – no “fog effect” during discharge
    – low cost of the extinguishing agent
    – zero environmental impact
    – perfect for replacing 1301 halon systems
    – does not contain bromine or chlorine
    – safe for people
    – the interruption of work activities after a possible discharge is reduced to a minimum
    – does not cause damage to protected assets
    – there are no constraints on real discharge tests of the plants
    – the extinguishing agent is contained in 80 or 140 liter cylinders as compressed gas and can be placed far from the protected room and, with the use of switching valves, flexibility and convenience are guaranteed;
    – the discharge does not generate fog and any decomposition products that are dangerous for people and protected property;
    – it has low maintenance and recharging costs


    Inert gases as extinguishing agents are particularly suitable for the protection of all environments where it is not possible to use water (CED rooms, archives, electrical substations, libraries, warehouses and technical areas with the presence of personnel).

    The inert gas extinguishing systems allow to safeguard both the goods and the people who may be present, with maximum effectiveness and minimum risk.

    In fact, the use of inert gas extinguishing systems allows the fire to be extinguished by removing its oxygen, avoiding the use of foam or water which could damage paper or electrical material.

    Fixed systems with inert extinguishing agents provide clean fire protection for people, property and the environment. There are many other effective extinguishing systems that do not use gaseous extinguishing agents; they can damage what needs to be protected and are therefore unacceptable for many applications.

    Ideal for the following applications

    marine equipment
    paper archives
    museum archives
    Electric cabins
    computing centers
    electrical or electronic components
    control rooms
    money deposits
    deposits of flammable liquids and gases
    Art gallery
    telecommunication systems

    pharmaceutical industries
    petrochemical industries
    technical rooms
    art and historical museums
    offshore platforms
    control rooms
    railway and air signal control rooms
    railway switching halls
    telecommunications rooms
    electrical substations
    control towers


    The plant design is performed in accordance with the international reference standards,in order to avoid sanctions and comply with current regulations, as required by law.