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Subject: Fire suppression systems

Fire suppression systems

From: Ted Ling <ted.ling>
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2004
I would like to hear from anyone who has installed gas or misting as
a fire suppressant in their building.

My organisation, the National Archives of Australia
<URL:>, is currently contemplating the
construction of a new records repository. One of the issues we'll
need to address is the type of fire suppressant to use.

We have always used some form of fire suppressant, usually wet pipe
sprinklers in open plan areas, and halon in confined areas such as
vaults (halon is of course now banned and we are currently using
sprinklers in vaults too).

I am particularly interested to learn of any archives, libraries,
museums, or galleries that have installed gas (Inergen, FM200,
other) or misting.

If you have installed such systems, or know of an institution that
has, I would very much like to hear from you.

Ted Ling
Director, Corporate Projects
National Archives of Australia
+61 2 6212 3936

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