Presscon LOX - Oxygen reduction fire prevention system

Presscon LOX

Oxygen reduction fire prevention system

We don't extinguish fires, we prevent them! By lowering the oxygen level, we greatly reduce the risk of fire or explosion while keeping the area accessible to people.

Our goal is to work with our customers and claimants, such as government and insurance companies, to create the safest possible working environments and storage facilities that minimize damage to people and company property as well as the environment.

What does Presscon LOX do?

Using the Presscon LOX, oxygen levels in enclosed spaces, such as server rooms, high-rise warehouses or silos, are lowered by a regulated inlet of nitrogen. This is done to the point that the combustion of vapors and/or materials has become impossible due to the lack of oxygen. Especially in areas where goods are stored close together and where it is practically impossible to extinguish with a sprinkler system, the Presscon LOX is the best solution.

The Presccon LOX is the most energy efficient oxygen reduction system on the market.

 

Advantages of Presscon LOX

ENERGY-EFFICIENT ENERGY-EFFICIENT
MODULAR MODULAR
GUARD UP TO 10 ROOMS WITH ONE SYSTEM GUARD UP TO 10 ROOMS WITH ONE SYSTEM
SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS
REMOTE & 24/7 MONITORING REMOTE & 24/7 MONITORING
HIGH REDUNDANCY HIGH REDUNDANCY

Presscon LOX

Product properties

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Fire prevention by means of nitrogen

As mentioned earlier, fire prevention is preferred over fire suppression. The advantage of fire prevention is that oxygen reduction systems are highly applicable when fire can cause irreplaceable damage and when traditional fire suppression systems are unacceptable or inappropriate.

By reducing the oxygen content, one of the components that fire needs to develop is removed. The oxygen level is reduced by a controlled supply of nitrogen to a point where combustion of vapors and/or materials is impossible. The lack of oxygen permanently prevents the development of fire and explosions. These environments are completely safe to work in and comply with the guidelines of the EN 16750

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Operation of the LOX system

Air is a gas mixture of which the total pressure is the sum of the different partial pressures of the individual gases (Dalton's law). Air consists mostly of nitrogen (78%) and oxygen (21%). Thus, at any altitude, the partial pressure of oxygen in the air is 21% of the total atmospheric pressure. At high altitudes, the composition of the air does not change, but the lower oxygen pressure is due to the lower total air pressure.

With an LOX installation, we mimic a situation at high altitude. Only instead of changing the barometric pressure, we change the oxygen percentage in the air.

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Energy saving with HP-PSA

Our HP-PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) technology distinguishes itself by an optimized air flow in the generator and a unique pressure swing system for the activated carbon. Our generator requires less than 2 m3 of compressed air to produce 1 m3 of 95% pure nitrogen. This means that, in addition to lower energy consumption, when using a LOX system a lower capacity compressor can be used to achieve the desired compressed air volume.

Compared to traditional PSA technology, the HP-PSA offers significant energy savings. When compared to a diaphragm system, energy savings of up to 50% can be achieved!

How does it work?

Fire prevention by means of nitrogen

As mentioned earlier, fire prevention is preferred over fire suppression. The advantage of fire prevention is that oxygen reduction systems are highly applicable when fire can cause irreplaceable damage and when traditional fire suppression systems are unacceptable or inappropriate.

By reducing the oxygen content, one of the components that fire needs to develop is removed. The oxygen level is reduced by a controlled supply of nitrogen to a point where combustion of vapors and/or materials is impossible. The lack of oxygen permanently prevents the development of fire and explosions. These environments are completely safe to work in and comply with the guidelines of the EN 16750

The use of nitrogen

Operation of the LOX system

Air is a gas mixture of which the total pressure is the sum of the different partial pressures of the individual gases (Dalton's law). Air consists mostly of nitrogen (78%) and oxygen (21%). Thus, at any altitude, the partial pressure of oxygen in the air is 21% of the total atmospheric pressure. At high altitudes, the composition of the air does not change, but the lower oxygen pressure is due to the lower total air pressure.

With an LOX installation, we mimic a situation at high altitude. Only instead of changing the barometric pressure, we change the oxygen percentage in the air.

HP-PSA

Energy saving with HP-PSA

Our HP-PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) technology distinguishes itself by an optimized air flow in the generator and a unique pressure swing system for the activated carbon. Our generator requires less than 2 m3 of compressed air to produce 1 m3 of 95% pure nitrogen. This means that, in addition to lower energy consumption, when using a LOX system a lower capacity compressor can be used to achieve the desired compressed air volume.

Compared to traditional PSA technology, the HP-PSA offers significant energy savings. When compared to a diaphragm system, energy savings of up to 50% can be achieved!

Industries & fire prevention by nitrogen

Through our years of experience, we have gained broad knowledge in different branches and use this to provide solutions to as many companies and sectors as possible. The LOX system proactively takes care of fire prevention, which can be of great importance in many cases. For example, it prevents damage to, and server downtime of, the high value equipment found in every server room. Also, in lithium-ion battery storage, the LOX system represents the best fire prevention solution, because extinguishing a "thermal runaway" is very dangerous. An efficient fire prevention system is of great importance when dealing with hazardous substances or materials, because the risk of explosion has far-reaching consequences for the environment and for local residents.

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