Our N2 fire suppression system has now established itself as an extremely effective clean agent fire suppression system over the last 12 months of testing at UTeC Labs in Kansas, USA as well as being 100% environmentally friendly, with a 25 year service-free shelf life.
During the week of Monday, July 7, 2010 at the Eurosatory military conference in Paris, France our N2 fire suppression systems were installed inside a number of armor vehicles on display at the conference. A Jordanian Military Commander at the conference stated that he was interested in our clean N2 explosion suppression agent. He described how he had lost two of his soldiers who climbed out of their armor vehicle immediately after being attacked, because they were chocking on large amounts of hydrogen fluoride (“HF”) decomposition gases, as caused by their discharged HFC crew compartment explosion suppression system. As the two soldiers crawled out of their vehicle they were shot to death by Iraqi insurgents presently attacking them on the Jordanian and Iraqi border. Our N2 explosion and fire suppression systems create zero HF decomposition gases. The N2 Generator utilizes proven car airbag propellant technology to generate 100 % clean nitrogen inert gas within one hundred milliseconds.
On August 9, 2010, N2 received US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval for N2 fire suppression systems for sale in the USA and use in occupied spaces.
On July 16, 2010, N2 received US Department of Transport and UN certification for transportation, including air cargo freight of our N2 Fire Suppression Systems. We will be full scale N2 fire system production capable sometime during the fourth quarter of 2010 from our N2 plant facility in Belleville, Ontario, Canada.
On May 26, 2010 our N2 Generators extinguish the explosive fire two to three times faster than our HFC counterparts used within the NRC 2007 test results as also found on the Test Reports section of this N2 website. When our two N2 Generators were discharged within 100 milliseconds of each other there was no re-ignition of the test fires, during our military specified 2.2 second pressurized fuel spray and three second continued electrical sparking ignition source.
The explosive test fires were extinguished at an approximate oxygen level of 15.2% per volume and at a noise level 200 millisecond maximum of 139.5 decibels was observed. There was zero HF generation during our tests because our N2 propellant formulation contains no fluorine.
The NRC 2007 study recorded levels of up to 11,000 ppm of HF generation during their explosion suppression tests; these levels of HF can easily kill a man. They also used HFC concentration levels of 7% in an empty space whereby if the space was congested with equipment and men like inside the crew compartment of an armor vehicle, the concentration of the HFC fire suppressant agent could conceivably potentially rise up to a 10% per volume level of HFC vapors which has caused heart attacks and death in laboratory test dogs in the past. We also discharge our N2 Generators inside crew compartments using a N2 military diffuser which has two single lines of discharge ports to direct the nitrogen gas down along the inside walls of the armor vehicle and not directly into the faces of the soldiers inside the armor vehicle, such as many existing HFC systems presently do that are installed inside armor vehicles.
We believe our N2 fire systems create a greater margin of survivability for soldiers inside armor vehicles either during a crew compartment fire system false discharge or while under actual attack.
Again, please go to Test Reports on this N2 website Home page to see the UTeC Lab week of May 24 automatic detection and N2 Generator explosion suppression test results.
Adam Richardson, N2 Vice President – Business Development