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ARGONITE

vs. INERGEN COMPARISON SHEET


ARGONITE (IG-55) and Inergen (IG-541) are classified as Inert Gas Clean Agents per NFPA 2001.
Both are marketed as environmentally friendly and people-safe agents. Although these two agents
appear to be similar, the ARGONITE system offers several features that clearly benefit distributors
and end users.
ARGONITE I nergen
Composition: N
2
50%
Ar 50%
N
2
52%
Ar 40%
CO
2
8%
CO2 Impact: ARGONITE is a simple
mixture that is commonly
available from gas suppliers.
ARGONITE does not contain
CO
2
and therefore is not
impacted by CO
2
s negative
affects.
Inergen artificially increases
respiration, which increases the intake
of toxic gases.
Inergen has a patentable formula
greatly reduces the number of refill
suppliers.
Inexact fill percentages can create
a potentially dangerous condition if
too much CO
2
is used.
Per NFPA 2001, IG-55 and IG-541
have the same NOAEL/LOAEL and
exposure limitations. No added
benefit from the addition of CO
2
.
System
Details:
Each ARGONITE cylinder is
mounted with an accurate
pressure gauge with a
supervisory pressure switch.
The ARGONITE system has a
1:100 primary to slave cylinder
ratio.
All ARGONITE cylinders are
pneumatically connected to
each other.
Inergen uses a gauge that can not
reliably be used to establish fill
pressure or used to safely detect
pressure loss.
Inergens system has a 1:40
primary to slave cylinder ratio.
Inergen uses backpressure to
actuate slave cylinders. This method
is not as reliable, especially for larger
systems.