Hybrid Nitrogen-Water Fire Suppression System

The Victaulic Vortex fire suppression system is the only hybrid nitrogen-water fire suppression
solution that offers nearly zero wetting of protected areas; no need for costly clean-up or
equipment replacement, green design that is safe for the environment and personnel, Quick
system recharge, minimal facility downtime and open space effectiveness with no need for
assurance of room integrity.

The average Victaulic Vortex droplet size is less than 10 microns, and the minimal amount of
water released per emitter — as little as one gallon per minute — virtually eliminates any wetting
in a space. Traditional sprinklers typically release more than 25 gallons of water per minute per
sprinkler, or 96% more than the Victaulic Vortex system. In addition, high-pressure water mist
systems release approximately 8 gallons of water per nozzle per minute, or 88% more than the
Victaulic Vortex system. Unlike other combined agent systems, the Victaulic Vortex hybrid system
utilizes both nitrogen and water as complementary extinguishing agents. For smaller fires, the
nitrogen is the primary extinguishing agent, reducing the oxygen level in the space to a
breathable level, where combustion cannot be sustained.

In larger fires, the water mist is more effective, cooling the fire by absorbing the heat and
reducing the available oxygen. In fact, the heat-absorbing water droplet surface area is 90 times
greater than that of any standard sprinkler system, providing maximum heat absorption
efficiency.

Applications include:
  • Power Plants
  • Automotive & Industrial Areas
  • Data Centers
  • Mining Facilities
  • Museums
  • Libraries
Victaulic Vortex Named Product of the Year
The Victaulic Vortex Hybrid
Water Vapor Fire
Suppression System was
Awarded 2008 Product of
the Year
Victaulic Vortex Fire Suppression System Discharge
Victaulic Vortex Fire
Suppression System
Discharge
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