July 11, 2023 11AM PT | 1PM CT | 2PM ET

Fire, life safety: How to select a clean agent suppression system


Fire suppression design is one of the most important aspects of fire and life safety engineering. Every project has unique requirements, and engineers should understand planning and implementing fire protection systems for a wide range of building types and hazard levels.

Clean agent fire suppression systems are used to protect facilities with high value per volume. They work on a total flooding concept, causing quick extinguishment of a detected fire, limiting damage to the protected space and its contents.

Because they work on a total flooding concept (filling the entire protected space), their cost is directly proportional to the volume of the space to be protected. Typical spaces protected with clean agent systems include data processing facilities, telecommunications facilities, artstorage facilities and other highvalue buildings.

Learning objectives:

  • Review the various suppression systems, with a focus on clean agent systems.
  • Learn to apply, design and install clean agent systems while considering agent selection.
  • Understand the importance and effects of enclosure integrity/leakage, pressure-relief venting and design concentration on the performance of a clean agent system.
  • Look at examples of clean agent suppression system design.

Presented By:
Anthony Bevan, PE, Senior Design Engineer, Southland Industries
Jarron Gass, PE, CFPS, Fire Protection Discipline Lead, CDM Smith

Moderated By:
Amara Rozgus